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SPECIAL EDITION #39 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Sep 16, 2020

The third Saturday in September is National Dance Day, thanks to Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator of “So You Think You Can Dance” and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Learn this year’s special routines, including a take on Nina Simone’s “Feelin Good,” or check out past year’s videos for inspiration Great news from Somerville The hard work of Gregory Jenkins of the…

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SPECIAL EDITION #38 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Sep 11, 2020

Dance Under the Starlight (Weather Permitting!) Tonight (Friday Sept 11) the dance on view at Starlight Stage in Cambridge’s Central Square includes personal stories by Yani Batteau, Kara Fili, Joan Green, Ashley Rose Salomon, Tashawn Taylor, J. Michael Winward and more. Then Saturday and Sunday The Wondertwins reprise their unflinching exploration of police violence towards the Black community,…

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SPECIAL EDITION #37 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Sep 8, 2020

Music and Mind Live Former Bostonian and Mark Morris dancer David Leventhal, who directs Dance for PD®, joins opera star Renée Fleming in an online conversation about the impact of music and dance for patients with Parkinson’s Disease on Tuesday, September 8 at 5:00 pm on Facebook and YouTube. Lindsay Caddle LaPointe‘s films of the site specific Mill Town created by…

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SPECIAL EDITION #36 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Sep 2, 2020

Boston Dance Theater kicks-off its new virtual series of events on September 2, 2020 1-2 p.m. on Zoom! Join distinguished arts+science innovators from Boston and beyond for an afternoon as they tackle the big question, “Why should the arts work with science to achieve sustainability and what actions are currently being taken?” Activities associated with the…

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SPECIAL EDITION #35 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 26, 2020

The Starlight Stage behind the H Mart in Central Square, Cambridge opens for live outdoor dance performances this weekend with The Davis Sisters’ Family Gathering, A Comeback Show Friday, August 28, and Saturday August 29, 2020, 8:00-9:15 p.m. and Callie Chapman and Violet Nox’s Phoenix, with themes centering on transformation and process, on Sunday, August 30, 2020, 8:00-9:15…

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SPECIAL EDITION #34 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 20, 2020

  TONIGHT! On the closing night of the Democratic National Convention, arts leaders across disciplines participate in a special voting rights event. Register for free and log on Aug 20, 2020, 6-7 p.m.   Did you study with the great Elma Lewis? A special project is collecting stories of how one of Boston’s most important Black female luminaries in the arts,…

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SPECIAL EDITION #33 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 13, 2020

  Friday morning, August 14, 10-11 a.m., Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance Boston leads a workshop on teaching and creating dance work in accessible virtual formats through COVID-19 quarantine times and beyond. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.  Check out the Youtube interview with “culture warrior” Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Gibney’s Senior Director of Artist Development…

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SPECIAL EDITION #32 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 10, 2020

Governor Baker is “pumping the brakes” on reopenings in light of a worrisome uptick in Covid-19 cases in the Commonwealth. Indoor activities — such as teaching in studios — remain at 25 people, while outdoor events in defined spaces are now limited to 50. Details are here  i will teach you in a room i…

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SPECIAL EDITION #31 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 5, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance is working with our colleagues at MassCreative and Americans for the Arts to advocate for both direct arts funding and the pandemic unemployment support so many artists need. The most important thing you can do as an individual or small company/business is to contact your legislators and tell your story about how the…

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SPECIAL EDITION #30 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Aug 1, 2020

This is the thirtieth Pro/Motion since Boston Dance Alliance repurposed this newsletter to offer support, creative opportunities, and encouragement during the Covid-19 pandemic and the national uprising in support of social justice. We pledge to continue to offer support to the dancers and dance lovers in our midst and strive to build a cultural community that embraces…

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