Events

Rainbow Cocktails!

The Dance Complex |
June 10, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as we honor Dance Now Boston and Dancing Queerly for an evening of mixing and mingling in The Dance Complex’s Studio 7 cabaret space! Among the rainbow-clad cafe tables you’ll find pop-up performances, hors d’oeuvres, gender-neutral social dance lessons, and a spread of beverages to excite your palate. (Not to mention good company!)…

Celebrating Ryles with the New Swing Sextet

Ryles Jazz Club
June 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Celebrating the historic Rylez Jazz Club, which will be sadly closing it’s doors at the end of June. Ryles and Rob’s Salsa Sundays have been staple in the Boston Salsa Dance Community for more than 20 years now and what better way to celebrate it’s contributions than with an intimate concert featuring the iconic New…

Dirty Dancing

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
June 13, 2018
7:00 pm
June 14, 2018
2:00 pm
June 14, 2018
7:30 pm
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DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will take the Boch Center Shubert Stage, June 13 – 17! Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and…

Summer Heat – A Fundraiser for the OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge
June 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening will feature dance and spoken word performed by OrigiNation’s Youth Companies!

A Midsummer Night’s Dance: Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Kresge Auditorium
June 16, 2018
8:00 pm

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Cynthia Woods, will perform a new staging of Mendelssohn’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with choreography by Gianni Di Marco. The semi-staged performance will include the full Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, elevated out of the pit and onto center stage, an ensemble of approximately 10…

THROUGH THIS LENS

Boston University Dance Theater
June 22, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
June 23, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Boston-based Project 31 will make it’s evening length debut in THROUGH THIS LENS featuring choreography by Kenzie Finn, Julia Amaral, Rachel Buffer, Kate McShea, Noelle Patten, Lacey Sasso, and special guest choreographer Adrienne T. Hawkins. Directed by Kenzie Finn, THROUGH THIS LENS will lead you on a journey exploring how perception shapes our situation. Emotions…

The Festival of Us, You, We & Them

The Dance Complex
June 22, 2018
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 23, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 24, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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For more than 25 years, The Dance Complex has been a home for dance of all forms and for all people. Each year, The Dance Complex throws open the doors of its historic building, located in the heart of Central Square’s Cultural District, inviting artists of all kinds to join together in a celebration of…

Dances of the Spirit: The Works of Isadora Duncan at Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hazel Dell
June 23, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Known as the “mother of modern dance,” Isadora Duncan created a series of mourning dances following the accidental deaths of her two children in 1913. Dances by Isadora will perform these evocative dances of wind, sea, darkness, and light in Hazel Dell.

VESSEL

Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
June 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VESSEL is a dance theater piece, commissioned to Marsha Parrilla by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. VESSEL reflects on the Summer 2018 exhibit: Life, Death & Rivalry- through a unique performance exploration between the Sarcophagus (sacred passage) and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Middle Passage). Not to be missed!

Xsection: A Dance and Science Film Festival

Room 83 Spring
June 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

XSection: A Dance and Science Film Festival sparking interdisciplinary collaboration between dance – science – film. The methodologies of scientific research and dance creation are abstract. Films can document visual forms and create a tangible record of these concepts. The vision of XSFF is to archive the expression of current scientific findings and instigate with…