SPECIAL EDITION #65 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

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On Sunday May 2, 2021 we will celebrate the contributions of Rozann Kraus and Dr. Larry Pratt at the Boston Dance Alliance online gala!

Tickets start as low as $10! Every ticket over $50 gets you entered into a special drawing. Tickets at the Cheerleader and Angel tier get you a bottle of bubbly delivered to your door*! Click here to sign up.

*where available. Must be 21 years old.

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Check out the amazing online offerings on BDA’s Online Auction including a private class with Caleb Teicher! A special online tour to learn the history of your own neighborhood! Boston Ballet and yoga virtual classes! 

Got a gift card or a unique item we can auction off? Happy to add those the the items that will help support Boston Dance Alliance’s year-round advocacy and support for dance across our community.

Contact dcash@bostondancealliance.org for details and thank you!

 

Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Documentation in Isolation applications are due April 1st!  Develop and share dance on camera work created during this pandemic year. Dancemakers will be awarded a stipend for sharing their work, invited to speak about their process on a panel after the airing of videos, and offered professional development resources for the growth of submitted work.

 

Jerron Herman offers a free master class and Q/A on Monday March 29 at 4 pm. Herman, a interdisciplinary dancer with disabilities and Dance Magazine cover artist, welcomes dancers for all abilities and levels. His discussion will range from disability aesthetics to researching for dance—with some fun anecdotes sprinkled in.

The class and discussion will include live captions and ASL interpretation.

Inspired by interviews following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, an event which sparked a complex process of healing and reunification, Jessie Jeanne Stinnett teams up with videographer Ernesto Galan, costume and set designer Zane Kealey, composer Grant Stinnett, and the dance artists of Boston Dance Theater to envision a dance created for film. together apart premieres Wednesday. March 31 at 5PM EDT

The Harvard Dance Center series continues with teaching artists Jean Robens Georges, Jeffrey L. Page, Amirah Sackett, Lonnie Stanton, and Yury Yanowksy on Thursday, April 1, 4-5PM 

North Atlantic Dance Theatre‘s, Glass on Glass, featuring two contemporary ballets choreographed by Artistic Director Lucy Warren-Whitman will be available to watch from April 2nd-16th! Finding Space is inspired by the many layers of movement involved in dancing while Elan Vital reflects the search for our inner essence when our schedules take over as we grow up.

The film includes behind the scenes insights on the rehearsal and production process.

Callie Chapman and Studio @550 launch Digital Live, a new series of online talks and trainings through May, with the first on Saturday April 3 6-7:30 PM on Space: in or out of the screen, looking at the choices you have when creating work for live performance.

 

Jacob’s Pillow is on land that for countless generations had been home to the Agawam, Nipmuc, Pocumtuc, and Mohican tribes.  The Pillow’s Dance Interactive playlist celebrates some of the Indigenous dancers that have been presented there, including excerpts from 2019’s, The Land On Which We Dance. Collaborator Christopher K. Morgan, has created a new podcast on the vibrancy of contemporary Native dance.

 

On Tuesday March 30, 2:30-4 PM EDT, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be providing a detailed webinar on the $15 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)  Program. It will be recorded and archived. It’s free, but you must register.

SVOG Program is scheduled to open its portal on Thursday, April 8.

In addition, the Senate passed an extension to the PPP program deadline. Applicants will have until May 31, 2021.

Eligible applicants will still have to apply for PPP first and then SVOG.

THE CONTINUING STRESS IS REAL.

 

Challenges ranging from unemployment to illness to existential threats to the arts economy have made this past year a stressful time. The Massachusetts Live Events Coalition (MLEC) has partnered with McLean Hospital to offer a mental health webinar “Coping With the Uncontrollable” on Thursday, April 1 at 11 AM EST.  

Join host Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, as she shares tools and tips to better accept what we can’t control, provides strategies to manage work and life stress, and answers audience questions about ways to cope with what life throws our way.

Register to watch live or catch the archived video.

 

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