We Create Festival | Danza Orgánica and Connections Dance Theatre/Amanda Graff
Apr
5
to Apr 6

We Create Festival | Danza Orgánica and Connections Dance Theatre/Amanda Graff

Performing in work by Danza Orgánica, and Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theatre in collaboration with Amanda Graff.

2019 Theme: Reimagining Resistance

We Create is a process-oriented festival that gives artists the opportunity to create original works around an annual theme during a period of 6 months. Artists meet twice during that period to share and discuss their process; the final work is presented at the We Create festival. We Create is a creative think-tank; its a school of thought that deconstructs old paradigms to provide fresh perspectives.

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Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

At the Pace of Dawn—A Climate Change Trilogy | Lynn Frederiksen, Clark University

Performing in work choreographed by Lynn Frederiksen.

Show description

On January 29, Clark alumna Lynn E. Frederiksen ’79, M.A. ’82 presents At the Pace of Dawn, an evening of new music and dance at the intersection of environmental and personal dynamics. The work features Frederiksen and her dance collaborator Paul Kafka-Gibbons, with original music by Liza Kitchell (piano, composition) and Mark Chenevert (clarinet, sax), plus guest dancers Amanda Ng Yann Chwen and Josephine Schneider.

Other dances on the program include IJ Chan performing choreography by Jennifer Lin, and a special appearance by the fall 2018 African Inspirations class, with music by Dillon Zahner.

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DANCE UP featuring Danza Orgánica | ICA Boston and World Music Crash Arts
Jan
26
4:30 PM16:30

DANCE UP featuring Danza Orgánica | ICA Boston and World Music Crash Arts

Performed as part of Danza Orgánica at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Presented by World Music Crash Arts.

Show description

Over three separate performances, Dance UP will feature Boston premiere works by Danza OrgánicaPrometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. This evening features Danza Orgánica, a social justice-oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways of experiencing the world. 

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Free Form | Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance and Gallery 263
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Free Form | Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance and Gallery 263

Dance film featured at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.

Exhibition description

For artists who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, there is often an expectation that our work will be politically driven and tied directly to our experiences of marginalization. We are shouldered with the responsibility of representing, defending, and/or analyzing our identities, and explaining our relationship to the dominant culture. But what do we make for ourselves, when we’re satisfying our own artistic impulses, exploring our medium, or pursuing non- queer specific avenues of creation? What do we have to say when we’re not trying to engage with the heteronormative and cisnormative world? This show seeks to unburden queer & trans artists from the pressures of representation while still celebrating and amplifying our marginalized voices.

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A Walking Birthday | Molly Hess
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

A Walking Birthday | Molly Hess

Performed in a show at Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA.

Show description

On December 14 + 15 at Green Street Studios, cupcakes, slide whistles, glockenspiels, teacups, a ladder, gnomes, potatoes, yarn, and sprinkles will live side by side in choreographer Molly Hess’ chaotic and non-linear landscapes which make up A Walking Birthday.

This collaboratively created evening of dance and music examines identity, community, and relationships with sincerity but not too much seriousness. Throughout the evening the audience will be given authorship and invited to create and play along with the performers

A collage of sounds, smells, sights, and ideas will be offered as a celebration, a treasure hunt, and a dance party.

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