Pro/Motion – week of October 23


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 jobsauditions and workshop postings.

Let us know what you think about these updates. Email at any time with your input.

Best wishes,

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


Eileen and Raul dance holding each other's hand.

FREE: Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves of Dance Caliente visit the Newton Senior Center for “Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente.” Thursday, October 26, 1-2 PM. Call 617-796-1670 for more information.


Workshop poster with photo of Dr. Dana Arie on a pilates reformer over a photo of people sitting on mats in a studio. Workshop information on the lower part of poster.

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


Shamel Pitts from the back looking at a room full of people and event information displayed around the image.

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.


Two artists in a green palette wearing glasses and standing side by side smiling.

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.


Photo of dancer in a deep backwards hinge while keeping one hand on the floor and the other on chest.

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.


Dancer in a dark performance space wears sweat pants and a cropped top, extends one leg and bends the other while arching slightly towards the extended leg and giving themselves a hug.

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 Saturday, October 28, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Dance Complex.


Event poster with centered photo of pas de deux in which femme dancer on pointe is held by male-presenting partner in an embrace while laying back.

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.


Other events in the community this week:

Join Hana Van Der Kolk and Lea Kieffer at the Field Center for Strange NatureWednesday, 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 Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) hosts Teen Night: Night of the Masqueraders on Friday, October 27, 6-9 PM and a Halloween Ball: A Surreal Soiree on Saturday, October 28, 8 PM-12 AM.

Encore Dance Ensemble presnts a fun introductory workshop. All levels welcome. Saturday, October 28, 4-5 PM in Arlington

The Flavor Continues hosts The House Exchange III & Emerge AfterpartySaturday, 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.

Folk Arts Center of New England’s hybrid Monthly Dance Party on Saturday, October 28, 8-11 PM, and Mostly Waltz in Concord on Sunday, October 29, 2:00-5:30 PM.

The 100th year of the Turkish Republic is celebrated at the Turkish Republic Dance Gala, with international dances and flamenco artist Clara RamonaSunday, October 29, 3 PM at the Boston University Dance Theatre.

Call for male dancers with photo of male presenting ballet dancer in white costume.
José Mateo Ballet Theatre seeks male dancers for professional roles in its 2023 production of “The Nutcracker.” Daily rehearsals begin November 20 at 400 Harvard St., Cambridge. Dancers receive a 5-week contract through December 24, 2023. Remuneration, commensurate with experience, is paid bi-weekly. Fifteen (15) performances of “The Nutcracker” will be performed at The Strand Theatre in Dorchester from December 9-24.
"Fusionworks" written in orange and yellow and "Dance Center" written underneath in black.
Fusionworks seeks a part-time arts administrator enthusiastic about joining a team of welcoming and passionate artists to help make an impact in the local community. This role requires a self-starter and adaptable person; Must be comfortable working independently and collaboratively with team members. Must be positive, creative, detail oriented, and organized in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Compensation: $18-23 / hour for 10+ hours per week. To apply send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Applications accepted until job is filled.
Call for choreographers poster with photo of leaping ballerina.
Call for choreographers interested in showcasing their work at Leaps and Bounds presented by Saving Grace Dance Ensemble. “Choreography Showcase” takes place at the Rex Theater, Manchester, NH on Thursday, February 29. The mission of The Leaps and Bounds Choreography showcase is to offer opportunities to choreographers and dancers 18+, to create new works and be presented in a unique space, giving life and inspiration to the New England dance community! Apply by November 15.
"Rhythmically speaking" written in maroon with black accents.
Rhythmically Speaking, a Twin Cities-based dance company with a mission to spark vibrancy and connectedness through jazz and American social dance, and with a 15-year history and a national reputation for excellence in jazz, seeks choreographers. Artists 21+ at any point in their careers who actively create concert dance work in jazz and/or American social dance ideas (ex: tap and hip hop styles) are welcomed to submit. Complete the Call for Choreographer Interest Form by December 1, including contact info, bio, short artist statement and video samples of stage works. Website includes Submission Form and Information Sheet (which details process, dates, etc.).