Taking Chances, Dancing Dances

All December long head over to the Somerville Theatre to see The Slutcracker, a parody of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Watch the diverse cast present their own unique version of the show, that changes year to year based on who participates. Not comfortable going to the theatre? The Slutcracker: The Movie is also available to rent!






Eliza Mallouk offers a workshop available both in-person and onlinethat uses the principles of Alexander Technique and Zero balancing to help dancers gain fluidity and promote healing December 8, 2021 at 6PM 







Jessica Roseman discusses her Nourish community projects for spatial justice and her plans for upcoming projects in an online conversation with Karen Krolak presented by Monekyhouse on December 8 at 7 PM. 








Lilith, a solo performance by Wendy Jehlen, is being presented at Boston Center for the Arts on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at 8PM. Lilith was created in parallel and collaboration with a series of poems by Keith Tornheim, “Lilith, Dancer on the Wind.”





Something Strange, presented by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, is happening on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at 8PM. The show is a live music and dance tribute to Tim Burton’s animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas.






Peter DiMuro / Public Displays of Motion presents Gumdrops and the Funny Uncle, a holiday themed cabaret, on Friday, December 10 and Friday, December 17 at 7PM at Club Cafe Boston. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Stones to Rainbows.




Join the National Center of Afro-American Artists for their 51st seasonal presentation of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. This gospel telling of the Christmas story will take place from Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 19.




Eliza Malecki Dance is hostingAlmost Normal, Almost Party on Saturday, December 11 at 7PM. The event will feature live performances, interactive arts activities, and the premiere of Malecki’s new dance film, Almost Normal!





Jean Appolon Expressions’ fifth annual Banboche








Moves & Vibes in partnership withNY Sensual Movement is presenting the first ever Boston Sensual Bachata Takeover Day on Saturday, December 11. The series of workshops start at 2:30pm ending with a dance social.








The Brookline Ballet School is returning to the stage with its version of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 11 at 6m and Sunday, December 12 at 1pm at the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College.











National Water Dance is looking for participants for their presentation Dancing Out of Time. To participate create a concise gestural or full-body movement phrase approximately 10 seconds long. Send it with a VIMEO or Google Drive link or directly todandree@nationalwaterdance.org byDecember 30th.






The Dance Complex is looking for Winter / Spring Interns for a variety of arts administrative roles. Find out more information about the available internships here!


Alive Dance Collective is seeking a dancer to add to our fun, humorous, thoughtful group! Specifically looking for someone with strong contemporary training who is available for Tuesday night rehearsals. Email alivedancecollective@gmail.com with any questions.




By the time you receive this issue of Pro/Motion Governor Baker is expected to have signed a budget that includes an unprecedented amount for the arts and culture sector in our state. Thanks to the funds made available from the federal government through theAmerican Rescue Plan, $60 million will be available to support relief and recovery for individual artists and arts organizations. Your advocacy made a difference but the work is not done! As articulated by Craig Coogan of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, this can be thought of as a 10% downpayment on recovering over $600 million in cultural sector losses incurred over just the first year of the pandemic. Visit MassCreative to learn how you can continue to offer your support!


Monday Dec 6 is the last day of Hanuka and Flory Jagoda’s Ladino song “Ocho Kandelikas” ( ‘Eight Little Candles’) gets a joyful intergenerational flamenco treatment. May your light shine bright however you experience the season!