You may have noticed changes in our previous newsletter including events were listed from Wednesday last week to Tuesday this week. In order to best serve our community we will continue sending out our newsletter on Mondays with this Wednesday through Tuesday schedule. This way you’ll have more time to make arrangements to attend events that happen early each week. Please continue to use our revised event form for all events; they will be added to our website, our community calendar and our newsletter free of charge within 5 business days. Remember we also have forms for jobs, auditions and workshop postings.
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Carmen S. Rizzo, Membership and Operations Associate
Live Arts Boston (LAB) is back with a new approach. In partnership with The Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation announces the return of the LAB program, with more than $1 million in grants and professional support available for performing and visual artists, creators, and cultural practitioners in the Boston area, with a particular commitment to highlight and uplift BIPOC and immigrant artists.
The relaunched program is newly adapted to incorporate feedback from participants to date, the impact of the pandemic on the arts community, and deepening commitments by both foundations to center racial equity in their work.
In the past, LAB focused on project-based support for new proposals, with the expected outcome of a final presentation. The new LAB model supports artists at any stage of their creative process.
BDA Member Events This Week
Dr. Dana Arie with Artistic Athlete Health Collective returns to The Dance Complex for Pilates for Hypermobile Artists. Dr. Arie’s workshop runs Thursdays from October 26 through December 21, 5:30-6:30 PM and aims to teach dancers and performing artists the fundamental principles of Pilates and how to apply them to enhance strength and performance. Participants will practice exercise variations in different positions, focusing on integrating core engagement, breathing techniques and proper posture. Sliding scale pricing ranges from $5-$25. Email email@example.com
FREE. Shamel Pitts leads a Gaga Movement Session followed by a Q&A. Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations; experience physical sensations; improve flexibility and stamina; exercise agility and explosive power; and a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Gaga/people classes are open to all, regardless of background in dance or movement! No observers; all in attendance must be physically engaged in the class. Space is limited to 40 and priority will be given to Harvard students; a waitlist will be created if needed. Thursday, October 26, 6:00-7:30 PM at Farkas Hall, Studio 303, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge.
A Trike Called Funk’s “Juxtaposed Flows” is a series of events designed to bring together members of varying dance scenes; this kick-off event features House and Latin forms. Participants will learn steps and party together. In a dance battle competitors will be challenged to incorporate learned steps into freestyle rounds, with the winner taking home all of the proceeds from ticket sales. Friday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Dance Complex. Tickets are $5.
Part of the Urbanity X resident program, Tarikh Campbell will host The Six on Saturday, October 28, 6-9 PM at Urbanity Central. The event features six local up-and-coming dance creatives who connect with audiences through movement and conversation. Community Reception at 6 PM; showcase at 7 PM followed by Q&A and reception.
In G is for Grant Still and Grieg, experts in movement and dance perform alongside Analog By Choice musicians in this program celebrating the physicality of music. Pushing the limits of concert hall etiquette, dancers translate featured pieces into physical art and encourage audience help do the same. Tickets available for donations (in-person viewing only). For accessibility information, visit dancecomplex.org/accessibility. Saturday, October 28, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Dance Complex.
Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe and Boston Arts Consort perform Danzas y Canciones – Dances and Songs. Dancing to music by Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge including a live performance of his”Five Black Songs” (1945), and “Journeys 2018,” a contemporary ballet set to the recordings of African American women composers Florence Price, Undine Smith Moore,and Jessie Montgomery. Light refreshments and jazz by The Chris Brown Trio set the mood. Saturday, October 28, 7:30-9:00 PM, at Northeast Arts, 85 Seaverns Avenue, Boston. Tickets $25.
Join Hana Van Der Kolk and Lea Kieffer at the Field Center for Strange Nature, Wednesday, October 25-Wednesday, November 1.
Momix’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 PM at the Tillis Performance Hall, Bromery Center for the Arts, UMASS Amherst.
Cirque of the Dead takes over the Arts at the Armory on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, October 27, 28 and 31.
The Flavor Continues hosts The House Exchange III & Emerge Afterparty. Saturday, 28 October, 7:00- 11:59 PM at the Cantab Lounge.
Boston Dance Theater’s Carol Kaye Project at the 3S ArtSpace, Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29 at 7:30 PM.
Celebrity Series of Boston presents Grupo Corpo at the Boch Center Shubert Theater, Saturday October 28, 8 PM and Sunday, October 29, 3 PM.
The 100th year of the Turkish Republic is celebrated at the Turkish Republic Dance Gala, with international dances and flamenco artist Clara Ramona. Sunday, October 29, 3 PM at the Boston University Dance Theatre.