Next Noche de Salsa at the Cantab is this Monday, September 26. It will be held at a new, larger space downstairs so come check it out! DJ D. Martinez will be spinning a mix of salsa, bachata and merengue guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM at 738 Mass Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.
An exceptional creative team led by Phil Chan, award-winning dancer, choreographer and arts activist, has reimagined and restaged Ballet des Porcelaines through a 21st-century lens. Following its premiere at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this long-lost allegory about the intense European desire to know and possess the secrets of Asian porcelain will be performed at the Peabody Essex Museum and at MIT by members of the Oakland Ballet Company, led by artistic director Graham Lustig. Tuesday, September 27, 12 PM and 5 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 12 PM at the MIT Theater Building (W97) Saturday, October 1, 11 AM and 2 PM atMorse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum.
Want to unearth the best language to write about your practice? Interested in creating or redesigning a website? Looking to improve the contracts you sign with venues or partners? Assets for Artists has an amazing new series of free online workshops for you! Make Your Website Work for You with Christina Balch
happens this Tuesday, September 27, 2 – 4 PM.
Free Argentine Tango Workshop with Dance Caliente. Ready to add a little passion and emotional fire to your life? If the answer is yes, then this dance of arm and leg embraces is just what you need. Be prepared to laugh and giggle as we embrace you with our teaching style. Wednesday, September 28, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Bonsignore Hall Charlotte and William Bloomberg, Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, Medford.
The Telling. Experience instrumental solos, dance and chamber music that responds to Black trauma and affirms Black joy. Surrounded by singers, dancers, and strings at Providence’s majestic WaterFire Arts Center, how can we, the living, honor the lost? Features Melvin Chen, Becky Bass, Albert Rudolph Lee, MusicWorks Collective, Shura Baryshnikov, Victoria L. Awkward and Jay Breen. Thursday, September 29, 8 PM at the WaterFire Arts Center.
Watch Eileen and Raul perform at Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente, an Interactive Ballroom Dance Show designed to sweep you off your feet! Not only will they perform dances like the Waltz, and Argentine Tango, but after each visual delight, you will be invited to learn some of the moves. Free, on Friday, September 30, 1-2 PM at the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue, Medford.
Flamenco at Starlight led by Laura Sanchez happens in Central Square Fri, Sep 30 at 7 PM Flamenco at Starlight is an opportunity for the community to connect and share the joy of dance and bring to Cambridge the tradition of flamenco.
Motion State Dance Film Series Season 5 Launch Dance films under the stars, for free! The fifth season of the Motion State Dance Film Series features contemporary dance films from Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the USA. Friday, September 30, 7:30 PM atThe Courtyard at The Plant, 60 Valley St, Providence, RI.
Reconsidering, presented in partnership with RootsUprising
and Theatre for the People is an embodied discussion of the intersectional experience of women of color through both their spatial and temporal circumstances. The evening of sharing includes six “dancing texts” from RootsUprising’s repertoire, including the premier of three new works, Entangled Gaze, So Noted and Rooted We Are. Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown.
THE CLICK, formed from collaborations forged during the pandemic, launches a free, Augmented Reality (AR) dance experience centered in Cambridge’s Kendall Square and accessed through mobile devices Saturday, October 1 at 1 PM. “Emotive Lands,” incorporates dance, music, film and technology that animates the natural and built environments of the tech-focused neighborhood, and investigates the need for harmony among art, culture, innovation and nature.
Introduction to the Danceability Method is a workshop designed for dancers, dance teachers and movement practitioners who are interested in integrating more inclusive approached into their teaching and practice. The focus is on dissolving barriers and eliminating isolation in dance communities. Sunday, October 2, 10 AM – 5 PM at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, 517 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.
Dance to Gogofski at the Bosnian festival, presented by the New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The location is the open area at Harvey and Cedar Street, Cambridge, entrance off of Cedar Street. Admission is free. Sunday, October 2, 12-6 PM.
The GroovaLottos present Bronx Jazz, a musical conversation between father and son about hip hop, jazz and oral tradition from the souls of Black folks. Join New Rep for this celebration also featuring Abilities Dance Boston. Sunday, October 2 at 4 PM.
Traka, the newest work from Cambridge-based Haitian choreographer Jean Appolon, means “Troubles” in Haitian Creole and explores how dance, community, and culture are pathways to healing from traumatic events. Inspired by Appolon’s own healing process after his father was murdered in Haiti’s 1991 coup, Traka uses Haitian folkloric dance and contemporary dance to depict the journey of a country and a people working through generational trauma. Sunday, October 2, 7:30 PM at Multicultural Arts Center, East Cambridge. Also available as a streaming performance premiering Thursday, October 13 at 4 PM.
BDA is proud to cosponsor El Rey de Todo el Mundo/The King of All the World which will be screened Sunday, October 2 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, as the finale of the CineFest Latino experience. You’ll see Manuel is preparing his next show, a musical about making a musical show. Powerful Mexican music sets the tone and a play will emerge in which tragedy, fiction and reality intertwine. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Last chance to submit your dance film to the Dance Films Association Dance on Camera Festival. Dance on Camera Festival welcomes submissions from filmmakers working in all aesthetic disciplines within the dance film genre, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental. Dance on Camera encourages national and international submissions of films, which uniquely interpret the relationship between dance and film. Deadline: Friday, September 30.
Tafuta Auditions! Audition to be a part of Tafuta, a young child’s search for the true meaning of Kwanzaa. Sunday, October 2, 12:00-1:30 PM. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project31 Seeks Artists and Apprentices for its 2022-2023 Season. They are looking for versatile dancers with strong ballet and modern techniques comfortable performing a variety of styles. . Dancers 14+ that have the maturity to work in a professional environment will be considered for the apprenticeship. Dancers must be available for performances Saturday, December 10th & February 3rd-5th. Follow link for all the details! Audition is Sunday, October 2, 12:00-2:30 PM at Project31 Dance Studio, 222 Weymouth Street, Rockland.
Urbanity has opened applications for theirStudio Grant Program! In response to the urgent need for affordable rehearsal space for the performing artist community in Boston, Urbanity, along with support from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is offering Free Space through its new Subsidized Rentals Program. The goal is to create opportunities for diverse performance artists to access high-quality, accessible studio space, at no cost to the artist.
Married for 50 years, Dietmar and Nellia demonstrate what it looks like to “never stop jiving”.
BDA thanks everyone who participated in Sunday’sOpen Call Audition and Dancer Health Day — the volunteers working the registration desk, the master teachers who taught with such knowledge and care, the dance medicine clinicians who brought their A game to help Boston dancers protect and strengthen their bodies, the BDA Board members who stepped in to help and shared their pride, and all of YOU who created a sense of renewed purpose and community.
Special thanks to Irada Djelassi for her gracious hosting at Mass Motion Dance Boston in Brighton — a great place to dance! — and to Carmen Rizzo, BDA’s Operations and Membership Associate, who worked so hard both as the friendly face at the registration desk and behind the scenes doing everything from setting up the online registration systems to creating our social media marketing.
It takes a community, and we’re proud to be part of this one.