Get your Vitamin D(ance)

BDA is thrilled to welcome two new members to our Board!

Jason Jordan is a teaching artist who teaches dance full time at Orchard Gardens K-8 Public School in Roxbury, where he has also been the director of dance for the BPS Summer Arts Intensive and BPS Citywide Dance Company. His professional dance career in the US and Canada began with Feld Ballets NY and encompassed dancing with Twyla Tharp, Les Grands Ballets
Canadiens De Montréal and Rubberbandance Group, Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, and Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company, where he was a principal dancer. He choreographed Stations for Vision Festival XV at the Abrons Arts Center. Locally he has performed with Fukudance and in Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker.
John T. Ying is a hip hop dancer who is Assistant Dance Coach at Boston-based, Deaf-youth performing arts organization, DEAFinitely Inc. Through 2021, he has been a member of the Boston Dance Alliance Dance and Disability cohort. Now working as a Senior Software Engineer at athenahealth, John earned his BS at University of Massachusetts/Amherst and his M.Eng at Boston University. He is the first Deaf person to serve on the BDA Board.
DrumatiX is live in Rhythm Delivered, at Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Wednesday, March 30th at 8PM. The company combines tap dance with body percussion and drumming, and creatively uses found items, drums of all sorts, invented instruments, technology, humor, and lots of audience interaction in this dynamic and entertaining performance.
The BU Arts InitiativeBU Sustainability, and the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground are pleased to welcome JoAnn Chase for a talk on Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability and the Arts on Thursday, March 31 5:30-7PM.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph‘s multimedia The Just and the Blind explores themes of “racial profiling, sentencing, and the prison-industrial complex from the perspective of fathers of Black and Brown children” and includes dance, spoken work and original music performed by composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Bernard Roumain. A Celebrity Series of Boston presentation at the Emerson Paramount Center April 1-2, 8PM
Head to the Tufts campus in Medford for DRIP: A Queer Dance Showcase. One night only, the Boston-area’s most iconic queer dancers will be gracing the stage for an evening of the drippiest performance. Headlined by the stars of Season 1 of HBOMax’s Legendary, the House of Escada, and featuring drag, modern dance, and more. Friday, April 1 at 7:30PM.
Celebrate Spring with First Fridays Springfest, inside Hard Rock Cafe Boston, Friday, April 1st at 8:30PM. Gather for an incredible evening of live R&B and soul music, DJ’s, dancing, food, cocktails, all in one place, hosted by Stephen Anglin.
Boston Dance Theater and Sound Icon present “New Dances for Goethe-Institut” a site-specific work that takes place over the five floors of the historic headquarters of Goethe-Institut Boston. Jessie Jeanne Stinnett collaborates with Artistic Director of Sound Icon Ensemble Jeffrey Means to create the new work, accompanied by live music. Friday, April 1and Saturday, April 2 at 7 and 8PM.
On Saturday, April 2 at 2PM, The W Gallery in Wayland premieres “Schulhoff“, choreographed and directed by Rachel Linsky. Rachel’s work seeks to revive and honor the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a Jewish composer and Holocaust victim.”Schulhoff” is the newest work in her ongoing project series, ZACHOR, which seeks to preserve the memories of WWII Holocaust survivors and victims through dance.
Join Subject:Matter for atap masterclass with Jackson Clayton at Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 2 from 3-4:30PM.
Deborah Mason’s CYDP Dance Company returns to Boston University Dance Theater on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30PM and Sunday, April 3 at 2PM for an exciting celebration of “SUITES” — highlighting captivating choreography and some of the greatest song catalogues of all time!
The Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series presents The Duquesne University Tamburitzans, the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States, whose mission includes perpetuating the varying folk cultures and traditions of Eastern Europe. Sunday, April 3rd at 2PM at Lowell High School Auditorium.
  • LGBTQIAA+ artists from the Black, African, African American, Afro Caribbean and Afro Latine diaspora across performance genres are invited to apply to Boston Center for the Arts’  #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 4: PRIDE EDITION curated by Lyndsay Allyn Cox. Deadline is April 15!

 

  • Share your covid story with the Mass Cultural Council
    The sixth snapshot of its economic impact, covering the period March 1, 2021- February 28, 2022,  is open for your submission until April 15. Participate in either the COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey for Individuals or the COVID  19 Economic Impact Survey for Cultural Organizations. This information will help advocate for state and federal relief and other legislative proposal as we continue to emerge!
  • Project31 Dance Company is hosting auditions Sunday, April 3, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Study commercial and classical dance techniques under one roof at the pre-professional* level! The Project31 Summer Intensive offers 6+ hours of daily instruction in classical ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, street dance, commercial styles, and conditioning classes. Each week of the intensive is limited to a small cohort of participants to ensure that each dance receives personalized attention to foster improved technique and confidence.The intensive is divided into placement tracks:
    Level 3: Pre-Pro College & Beyond* (16+): July 18th- 22nd
    Level 2: Pre-Professional Advanced Teen (15+): August 8th-12th, August 15th -19th
    Level 1: Pre-Professional Intermediate Teen (11-14): August 8th-12th, August 15th -19th

    *The pre-professional and college dancer tracks are for serious dancers who plan to study dance in college or make performance a career.

  • Recognizing the need to expand and invest in sustainability, Urbanity Dance is currently seeking a full-time Director of Development to energize and lead the organization into this next phase. The Director of Development will oversee, manage, and implement all fund development activities of the organization, including individual giving, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, and more.

 

A soothing dance on ice by BDA members Ice Dance International choreographed by Cindy Stuart with Alissa Czisny and Kurt Browning

 

Ramadan Mubarak and enjoy the sunshine!

With care,


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Debra Cash, Executive Director

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