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!” – Michelle Wu
This Tuesday, November 9 at 3:30pm tune into a Virtual Forum focused on Cultural Recognition and Responsiveness in Arts Education and Creative Youth Development. Individual presentations by arts educators Siobhan Juanita Brownand Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga will explore these themes through an indigenous (specifically Mashpee Wampanoag) and Congolese lens, respectively.
Join Motion State Arts for Playing Favorites, a film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for film! Playing Favorites is a unique cinematic event, showcasing an eclectic collection of dance films, pulled from the first three exciting seasons of the Motion State Dance Film Series. Wednesday, November 10 at 7PM.
Museum of Science, Boston and Syren Modern Dance presents a special in-person performance of “Thina,” the culmination of a yearlong journey documenting the creation of the original dance performance piece during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Wednesday, November 10 at 7-8:30PM.
The Dance Complex’s third Healing and Movement Series is Anatomy and Physiology in Dance: Protective Strategies for Practice and Performance. Moderated by Shriya Sriniavasan, both virtual and in-person participation is available. Wednesday, November 10 at 6PM.
Our friends at the Vermont Dance Alliance are hosting a series of mini courses focusing on Dance and Technology. Are you a new creator looking to learn the basics? Are you further into your career and would like to brush-up on skills or learn more? There are courses for everyone! (Free for all!). The first workshop on Production Elements will be Friday, November 12 from 2-4PM.
JP Jitterbugs invites you to dance with Dan Gabel and the Abletones at Spontaneous Celebrations during their open rehearsal on Friday November 12th at 8 PM. How often do you get to dance to a Big Band? All levels welcome! Social dance continues until 11 am. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Join Boston Center for the Arts for a series of Open Rehearsals for OtherWise, by Ilya Vidrin. Shared as a work-in-process through the new Dancemakers Laboratory at BCA, OtherWise is a multidisciplinary performance production investigating intergenerational trauma through the lens of the Soviet-era bard movement. Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8PM
THE HYPPE presents “WE RISE ABOVE” Dance Showcase at the Roxbury Community College. COVID-19 has created distance, but it has also highlighted how we can do things differently through our resilience. We Rise Above is a showcase of revitalization! Enjoy a 360 camera setup, networking, vendor shopping, food, spoken word, music, and dance performances from Boston and surrounding neighborhood youth and adults!! Saturday November 13, doors open at 1pm, shows starts at 2pm.
On Saturday, November 13 at 4pm and 7pm, Harvard Dance Center will present Nailah Randall-Bellinger’s Initiation – In Love Solidarity, a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. This event features ASL, audio description, and captioning.
On November 3, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its version of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending plan. The $3.67 billion proposal sets aside $75 million for restoration and support of arts and cultural organizations.

This is $50 million less than the House version and excludes individual artists and creative workers from receiving support.  

State Senator Ed Kennedy (D-Lowell), Chair of the Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee filed Amendment #2, which would increase the Senate allocation to $200 million and ensure individual artists and creative workers are eligible for assistance. We need to share our support with the Senate for the arts and cultural community’s equitable recovery.

Urge your State Senator to co-sponsor the amendment today!


Watertown Children’s Theatre/MCA is seeking an experienced choreographer for Winter 2022 musical, SchoolHouse Rock LIVE Jr. featuring students in grades 3-6. Choreographers will work in collaboration with stage director and music director, as well as a full production staff. Auditions are January 7 & 8, and rehearsals begin on January 12th. Performances are March 11-13. Pay range is $1200-1400.


The Winsor School is currently seeking an assistant dance class instructor to help choreograph and guide middle school students in choreography. Strong candidates will have experience teaching beginner to intermediate dance at the middle school level in a group setting. Class meets Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:25-10:05. Must be willing to problem solve creatively, communicate clearly and effectively, offer kindness and patience, and be willing to adapt. A willingness to collaborate, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and an interest in using a variety of pedagogical approaches in the classroom are essential. Please send a letter of interest, resume,  and a list of references to careers@winsor.edu. You must put the name of the position in the subject line. Recommendation letters and personal statements are welcome but not required.


In honor of veteran’s day, watch this clip of VETERANS by Margaret Williams and Victoria Marks, which tracks five US Vets recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as they make their way through the streets of Los Angeles.

See how dance can offer support for Veterans here.