August 14, 2022
6:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rican music and its African roots.  William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy-nominated trombonist brings his revolutionary seven-piece Afro-Rican Jazz band to the FirstWorks stage. A protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, Cepeda has created a new shade of jazz with a hip flavor, blending Puerto Rican … Continued

World-class tap dancers (Ian Berg, Ryan P. Casey, Sam Emmond, Thelma Goldberg, Khalid Hill, Kelly Kaleta, Demi Remick. Tony Scott, Aaron Tolson, and Dianne Walker) are featured with a jazz combo led by Paul Arslanian. This performance caps off the week-long Boston Tap Party classses and workshops.

A 3-day festival celebrating the diversity of dance and movement through free performances, classes, and conversation. The world of dance and mindful movement includes a wide range of forms including Samba, West African Dance, Street Dance and Disabilities Dance. Classes, conversation and performances led by teachers and performers from The Dance Complex and the dance … Continued

The Public is invited to attend the Marblehead School of Ballet’s 2022 Summer Dance Intensive performance! See a range of repertory highlighting ballet, modern, Spanish Sevillanas, and more with works by Ivan Korn, Carlos Fittante, Nancy Murphy, and Marius Petipa staged by the MSB’s director, Paula K Shiff. Admission. Free and open to the public. … Continued

Boston Ballet School’s Adaptive Dance offers specialized, creative movement instruction for individuals with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as Inclusive classes for students of all needs ages 2–adult. Classes are taught by expert Boston Ballet School faculty and supported by licensed physical therapists and professional musicians. Students engage and explore in a safe … Continued

Learn and practice strategies for teaching dance to individuals with disabilities and techniques for implementing Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance program. The virtual Adaptive Dance Training is for dance teachers, studio owners, program managers, educators, physical therapists, and other service providers. Dates: August 5-6, 2022 Time: 10 am-3 pm Cost: $400 Capacity: 65 Registration closes July … Continued

Boston Ballet School August Placement Class (August 6, 12-1 pm, ages 8-18) All new students ages 8-18 interested in joining Boston Ballet School are required to attend a placement class led by expert faculty to determine the level of study most appropriate to their abilities. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Sign up >> … Continued

Boston Ballet School August Open House

Boston Ballet School: Boston Studio

Boston Ballet School August Open House (August 6, 10:30-11:30 am, 16 months-age 7) This open house invites children 16 months-age 7 to experience a sample class led by professional faculty and learn about Boston Ballet School’s expertly designed curriculum. Pre-registration is required and space is allocated on a first come-first served basis. Sign up >> … Continued

An uncertain dance for uncertain times, “Surrender Dorothy” loops through the monotony, the anxiety, the grief, and the bleakness of the new decade. The work explores physical manifestations of intimacy, broaching questions such as: How does the unique dancing body reflect sorrow? How is this melancholy processed, regurgitated, and eventually celebrated? How do we adopt … Continued

Suite Talk

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Suite Talk Overview: This feature-length piece is rooted in the belief that no cultural, musical, or choreographic styles are mutually exclusive. We want to explore the possibilities of what lies beyond racism through hope and connection. The piece demonstrates that social change occurs when many people change themselves by seeing the world through the eyes … Continued