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SPECIAL EDITION #33 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 13, 2020

  Friday morning, August 14, 10-11 a.m., Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance Boston leads a workshop on teaching and creating dance work in accessible virtual formats through COVID-19 quarantine times and beyond. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.  Check out the Youtube interview with “culture warrior” Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Gibney’s Senior Director of Artist Development…

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SPECIAL EDITION #32 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 10, 2020

Governor Baker is “pumping the brakes” on reopenings in light of a worrisome uptick in Covid-19 cases in the Commonwealth. Indoor activities — such as teaching in studios — remain at 25 people, while outdoor events in defined spaces are now limited to 50. Details are here  i will teach you in a room i…

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SPECIAL EDITION #31 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 5, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance is working with our colleagues at MassCreative and Americans for the Arts to advocate for both direct arts funding and the pandemic unemployment support so many artists need. The most important thing you can do as an individual or small company/business is to contact your legislators and tell your story about how the…

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SPECIAL EDITION #30 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 1, 2020

This is the thirtieth Pro/Motion since Boston Dance Alliance repurposed this newsletter to offer support, creative opportunities, and encouragement during the Covid-19 pandemic and the national uprising in support of social justice. We pledge to continue to offer support to the dancers and dance lovers in our midst and strive to build a cultural community that embraces…

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SPECIAL EDITION #28 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jul 13, 2020

  Happy Monday! The City of Boston starts Phase Three of its reopening today.  The City of Boston’s current requirements define state regulations in specific ways, so if you are hoping to teach, rehearse or perform within city limits, check the details here. Most dance folks will be most interested in the indoor and outdoor events overview. …

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Pro/Motion #27 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jul 8, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance is thrilled to announce that Jenna Pollack and Victoria Awkward have been awarded the 2020-2021 Boston Dancemakers Residency in partnership with Boston Center for the Arts.  The residency will take slightly different contours this cycle in light of the pandemic, but BDA’s support for these talented dancemakers, their dancers, and their collaborators…

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Pro/Motion Special #26 July 6, 2020

Jul 6, 2020

TODAY IS THE DAY! Monday, July 6, 2020 is the day Massachusetts begins Phase 3, Step One of reopening. The City of Boston begins Phase 3 a week later, on Monday, July 13.  You earned this through your commitment to public health.Thank you! But we have seen from reopenings in California and elsewhere that it…

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SPECIAL EDITION #23 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 22, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance is thrilled to share the news that The Boston Foundation has awarded us a grant of $80,000 to support Dance and Disability: Building the Field which will center the leadership, expertise, and needs of practicing artists with physical disabilities including mobility, vision, and hearing impairments. This initiative is designed to support the development of personal…

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SPECIAL EDITION #22 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 16, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday for BDA’s first Virtual Gala! We were so happy to be able to be together and celebrate the achievements of Margot Parsons, Myran Parker-Brass and Alicia Downey. Special thanks to Ernie Galan whose video wizardry knit together the elements. As we approach the end of our…

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SPECIAL EDITION #20 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 10, 2020

  We are counting down to the BDA Virtual Gala this Sunday June 14, 2020 from 4:30- 6 p.m. Mix and mingle on Zoom and then move to a private Vimeo channel as we honor ballet teacher and choreographer Margot Parsons, arts educator and advocate Myran Parker-Brass, and thank Alicia Downey as she steps down from 11 years on the…

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