Dancing Brightly May 24, 2021

With the announcement of Massachusetts reopenings, Boston Dance Alliance is happy to stop numbering our Pro/Motion newsletters as special pandemic editions!*

However, this format has been popular, and we will continue to share any pandemic-related information along with event listings, calls to action, and news from across our community. We love sharing your news!

Please post both virtual and in-person performances workshops, auditions and jobs  on the BDA website. 

Posting is free but your membership and donations make it possible.

*all blog postings archived at www.bostondancealliance.org


ArtBeat Performance Showcase is back in Somerville! 

The Somerville Arts Council celebrates all things “popping up” after this difficult year. There will be one outdoor performance showcase for movement-based and text-based performances, on July 10th.  Send in your application by May 31 at 9 pm.

The second cycle of Combined Jewish Philanthropy’s  Arts and Culture Community Impact Grant has just opened. This fund was developed to support artists, enrich our community through culture, and explore the depth of Jewish experience and memory. Applications are due June 17 and semifinalists will be asked to submit fuller proposals.


The Dance Complex invites you to Lean into the Light, on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:00 PM. This is an interactive, virtual, celebration of our community’s resiliency through 2020, and a sneak peek into how we’ll lean into the brightness of our future. Featuring live performances, conversations, and a chance to move.

Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Documentation in Isolation (DDI) artists share work for the camera made during the pandemic year on Thursday, May 27 at 7 PM. Watch the films and share your impressions with a cadre of talented local artists. 

Boston Conservatory at Berklee, in partnership with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and MF Dynamics present an outdoor performance by Boston Conservatory dance, music, and theater students, in the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1 PM (rain date: May 29, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.). Beyond Walls: Performance in Public Space, a course led by Maria Finkelmeier included conceptualizing and producing Rising to highlight our collective need to recover and regrow as a society after the Covid-19 pandemic

Drum and dance at Tamarack Hollow Spring Drum & Dance Fest in Windson, MA. An in-person festival celebrating “in the spirit of the drum” is led by Guinean artist Djembe Fola” M’Bemba Bangoura.  Can’t make it to the Berkshires? The drum classes will also happen on Zoom. Saturday, May 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 30)

Tasha Blank’s video manifesto Let Rhythm Rewire Your Life