This week’s tricks and treats!

Congratulations to the BIPOC dance organizations receiving support from theBarr Foundation’s new Powering Cultural Futures Initiative

Abilities Dance Boston, Boston

Angkor Dance Troupe, Lowell

Danza Orgánica, Boston

Jean Appolon Expressions, Cambridge

Wolf Brown’s Audience Outlook Monitor study, which in Boston is being conducted in partnership with Arts/Boston, continues to report how pandemic concerns are playing out in the cultural sector. October 2021 findings include:

  • Over 90% of respondents would go out to a live cultural event this week provided certain healthy safety conditions are met, but 25% to 30% would require proof of vaccine + mask requirements + distancing – conditions that most organizations cannot provide.
  • Between 40% to 50% of audience respondents have already returned to live events.
  • About 30% don’t anticipate returning until January or later
  • Between 15% and 20% don’t anticipate returning until April 2022 or thereafter
  • Demand is likely to be depressed throughout 2022

Dance/USA and New Music USA are teaming up to present Music and Dance – How to Find Your Creative Partner and Make New Collaborations Happen. The free webinar will take place on October 28th at 4pm ET. Speakers include Jeremy McQueen, Alicia Graf Mack, Chari Glogovac-Smith, Morgxn, and Amina Scott. Deadline to register is October 27th at 5pm ET.






Skate On: Free IDI Virtual Gala is premiering on Thursday, October 28th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Filmed at The Skating Club of Boston, the show will be available on the IDI website. The show will feature Kurt Browning’s: MisDirected, Cindy Stuart’s: Experience, created in memory of Marilyn Kasputys, Douglas Webster’s: Revival, and the premier of the IDI’s film SOLSTICE. MisDirected and Solstice with commissioned scores by Jonathan Galland and costumes by Alicia Jackson.







October 28th – 31st the Dance Union is hosting Celebrando Tango: “The Spooktakular Way”. The weekend is filled with various presentations, a dinner buffet, dancing, master classes, a gala celebration and a spooktakular costume contest. This is not a role-balanced event so registration is open to everyone, single or courple. Preregistration closes at midnight on October 26th and vaccination is required to attend all events








RestART opens Boston Ballet’s Virtual Season, and features all new footage filmed in Fall 2021. RestART will premiere on October 28th and will be available until November 7th.




Kieran Jordan (teacher) and Rebecca McGowan (apprentice) are performing an informal showing of Irish Step Dances on October 29th at 7pm at The Dance Complex. The performance is a culmination of their time together as recipients of the MCC Traditional Arts Apprenticeship and will feature live music from Devin McCabe








Crossing: Stories of Immigration is being presented by the Continuum Dance Project at the Pao Arts Center on Saturday, October 30th at 8pm. Continuum Dance Project worked in collaboration with visual artist Myrna Balk to preset a free performance of their new evening-length dance / theater work examining contemporary stories of immigration. This work is choreographed by Adriane Brayton and Fernadina Chan in collaboration with the dancers.








Join The Flavor Continues in collaboration with Dance Kings forFoundation and Flow, a 2-day breaking workshop from October 30th-31st. If you’re someone that finds it hard to come up with new movements while Breaking then this workshop will help you with the process of creating and having each move flow and connect well fit to your own style.







Grant Jacoby and Dancers are presenting “excerpts of a moontide”at The Dance Complex on Saturday, October 30th at 5pm. There will be a pre show starting at 4:30pm, and a short talk back to follow.





Much-loved local ballet teacher Marie Paquet-Nesson, who danced with the Joffrey and American Ballet Theatre, has published her new bookA Dancer Writes Haiku“, now available on Amazon.







Next Steps for Boston, an expansive partnership among The Boston Foundation, Aliad Fund and Movement Arts Creation Studio features support and resources for movement artists of all genres at all career levels. Deadline is November 1st.


Theatre KAPOW is seeking actors / dancers for its February 2022 production of Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed by Wanda Strukus. Auditions will take place on Sunday, November 7th. For more information click here



Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists supports individual artists who have sustained an intentional practice of working through dance or movement-based modalities to address social change. DFA will award 30 Fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per artist by August of 2022. Fellowship funds may be used at the artist’s discretion. Artists are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.


Grantmakers in the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and National Association of Music Merchants invites you to express your support for the Arts Education for All Act, which will soon be introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR). This is the broadest arts education policy bill ever introduced in Congress
If you are authorized by your organization to do so, you can formally support this legislation by clicking here and entering your information. You can endorse it as an individual private citizen.


North Atlantic Ballet is looking for a classical trained Male ballet dancerwith Strong partnering skills for Nutcrackers to perform Snow King & Diverts. Performances will be held December 17-19. Please reach out to


BalletRox is seeing a part-time ballet teacher for the BalletRox After-School Program on Mondays and Saturdays. For more information reach out to 


Experience the challenge of creating a work in one month, January 2022!NACHMO (National Choreography Month) Boston needs your help to shape its 2022 programming. If you’re considering participation this year (regardless of if you’ve participated previously or not) please fill out this very short survey to help us know what you’re looking for! For more information

The women of Wolfshäger Hexenbrut (The Wolf Hunter’s Coven) cast their spells to the beats of German Reggae-Pop artist, Peter Fox. No actual witches (or Transcultural Fusion dancers!) were punished in the making of this video!