In With the New

Boston Dance Alliance congratulates Ilya Vidrin and Jessi Stegall and the Partnering Lab, counted among Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2022! Olivia Moon Photography/halfasianlens The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is here, so please check websites/social media for these events before heading out. BDA believes this information is correct as of posting, but schedules are changing quickly. … Continued

Merry and Bright!

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Karen Krolak is a Boston based choreographer, performer, teacher, presenter, costume designer, and writer. Since 2000, she has been the Founder/Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse. Her choreography has been featured in dance concerts, site-specific works, plays, musicals, performance art pieces, films and gallery installations. Krolak’s … Continued

The Nutcrackers are coming!

Somerville Arts Council announces the ArtAssembled Residency Programsupporting dancers, theater, and multimedia performance artists who need both space and technical assistance. ArtAssembled Residency Program awards artists with space, a small stipend, and other resources to support projects with the potential end goal of a public performance in Somerville. Available residency must culminate by June 15, 2022, and each … Continued

Taking Chances, Dancing Dances

All December long head over to the Somerville Theatre to see The Slutcracker, a parody of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Watch the diverse cast present their own unique version of the show, that changes year to year based on who participates. Not comfortable going to the theatre? The Slutcracker: The Movie is also available to rent! … Continued

Dancing in both loss and joy

  Congratulations to the dance artists and dance-focused arts administrators who will be members of the National Arts Strategies’ 2021-2022 Creative Community Fellows: New England Cohort. Thanks to funding from the Barr Foundation, they will participate in a ten month fellowship designed to help them embrace their capacities for authentic leadership, examine partnerships and strategies, and strengthen … Continued

Grateful for Dance and Community

  Congratulations to recipients of NEFA’s New England Dance Fund grants! Alexandria Nunweiler           Kat Nasti Dance ali kenner brodsky & co        Kimberleigh Holman, Luminarium Dance Andrea Muñiz                         Kristin Wagner ANIKAYA             … Continued

Dancing into the Holiday Season

  UMass/Amherst Fine Arts Center convenes Codemakers: White Snake Project and Final Bow for Yellowface, a conversation among artists working in a campaign to end negative depictions of Asians in the dance world and lift up Asian American choreographers and dancers. The conversation happens online Monday, November 15 at 7:30 PM   The Front Porch Arts Collective is launching … Continued

Dancing with Care and Warmth

Congratulations to Boston’s new mayor – Michelle Wu! “We’re building a City Hall that looks like us, shares our stories & speaks our languages. Our administration’s transition is now underway—head to the link in bio to visit our new website, learn how to indicate interest in joining the Wu administration, and submit your feedback and priorities!” … Continued

It’s (already) November!

Abilities Dance is partnering with Amplifier Projects at the Gardner Museums to highlight change-makers working towards social justice through the arts. They will present and discuss a commissioned film in response to the Gardner’s special exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power. Calderwood Hall, Thursday, November 4, 7 PM           Join the Jubilee! A fun band of roving rabble … Continued

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 … Continued