Voting for Dance!

If you’re an American citizen over 18 years old
Tuesday November 8 is Election Day

Your vote is your voice.

Please do your part.


Dancer in white button-up bends right arm to bring fingers towards face, creating a shadow across the dancer's face.

Mindfulness & Movement: An Exploration with Selena LeeThis workshop is an experiential exploration of the mind-body relationship in stillness and movement and will draw on practices including guided meditations, movement exploration, and character embodiment. Open to all levels (no prior dance or mindfulness experience required). Monday, November 7, 6:00-7:15 PM at Complex@Canal.


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Israeli Deaf poet and dancer Tami Assouline engages in a performance and conversation with Professor Marco Di Giulio about how her creative work explores such themes as love, grief, and the sensuality of the body and how identity is manifested in the Israeli Deaf community. The Brandeis Zoom broadcast is Tuesday November 8 at 2:20 PM.


Tatiana's headshot above Amy's headshot. Tatiana has both hands behind head and looks sideways. Amy has one hand behind head and one on shoulder also looking sideways.

Join LROD for a virtual conversation with Harvard’s Fall 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program artists Tatiana Desardouin and Amy O’Neal, moderated by the Interim Head of Dance and Lecturer for Theater, Dance & Media Wednesday, November 9 at 6 PM.. Live captions will be provided. If you anticipate needing any type of access service to participate, please email


Dancer sits on green chair and holds arms up in the air as if holding an imaginary guitar

Global Arts Live presents Boston Dance Theater in The Carol Kaye Project, which celebrates the legacy of seminal bassist Carol Kaye who played on an estimated 10,000 recording sessions with everyone from The Beach Boys to Marvin Gaye, yet  remains relatively unknown. The all-women choreography program includes work by BDT director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Karole Armitage, Rena Butler and Rosie Herrera. Friday Nov 11 and Saturday Nov 12, 8 PM at the ICA.


Marissa, in a black turtle neck long sleeve shirt and black pants smiles and looks beyond the camera.

Creatures of Nature: Empowering Dance Teachers to lean into seasons and cycles with Marissa Molinar. Marissa Molinar of Midday Movement Series is the next guest for the Disrupt Dance Professional Development Series, powered by Leap ‘N Learn. This brand new series is for dance educators, studio owners, and related staff looking for progressive and innovative professional development. Guests include both national and international dance educators bringing new approaches and insights to the classroom. Saturday, November 12, at 6 PM. Join live on Zoom or watch the recording later.


Collage of four photos: on the upper left corner a dancer crosses arms just underneath their chin with hands like blades; on the upper right corner 3 dancers stack their arms forming 2 parallel lines across all 3 bodies; on the lower left corner, a dancer raises bent arms and right leg; on the lower right corner a dancer opens arms wide in a dark stage.

Join artists from Danza Orgánica Asa Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) and Mar Parrilla (Taino) on a new duet featuring music and dance Sunday, November 13, 4:30 PM at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in Northampton.


Falmenco Night poster with 3 ovally cropped headshots (Jani Rodrigues, Alfonso Cid and Adrián Alvarado)

Enjoy an evening of flamenco music and dance featuring Jani Rodrigues during Flamenco Night at the Lilypad! Sunday, November 13 in Inman Square Cambridge. Doors open at 9 PM. The event starts at 9:30 PM.


Three circus artists hold on to each other in an intricate lift with ropes and make extended shapes with their bodies.

Circus 617, a local contemporary circus company that’s creating shows featuring professional circus artists who are local to the Boston area, debuts with Gathering the Threads. This is an allegory about weaving together loose ends, rebuilding ties, and re-finding each other after separation. Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM, at BU Dance Theater.


Break dancer on their head with arms and legs bent in the air.

As We Rise is a site-specific video installation featuring short bursts of Breaking from a multi-generational line up of Massachusetts based breakers. The digitally-designed video highlights the Breakers’ movements as they interpret music in the moment and engage techniques in ways that reflect their individual styles. Now until Tuesday, November 29from dusk until 10 PM each day, the installation will be projected on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (600 Atlantic Ave, Boston MA) and will be viewable from various sites along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.


Dancer in a black leotard in a mirrored space that reflects another 4 symmetrical images. Dancer is on the floor and elevates one bent leg with both hands.

With actions drawn from dance, sportsmanship, and pageantry, New Formations explores modes of kinship, alliance, and competition. Through contemporary photography, video, and painting, this exhibition features human bodies in powerful athletic performance, ecstatic expressions of dance and collective procession. Artworks on view convey disparities across race, age, and gender that shape how our bodies move through the world and are seen by others. Exhibit runs from Thursday, October 6, 2022 to Monday, March 13, 2023 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.


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Funding opportunity! Festivals & Projects grants of $2,500 are available to nonprofits, festivals, municipalities, and businesses to support publicly-available cultural activities. Info session: Tuesday, November 8Deadline: Thursday, December 15.


Dancer in black loose pants and black cropped top kicks left leg up by her side, reaches arms up by her left side and gently leans upper body to her right in the midst of multiple hanging white pieces of fabric.

Deadline Extended! Nozama Dance Collective seeks 2-4 guest artists for their show on the theme of DISSENT on Saturday, December 3, at BU Dance Theater. For groups or individual artists in any dance style with pieces up to five minutes long. Tech is Friday evening December 2 between 6-10 PM, dress rehearsal and show Saturday, December 3 between 3-10 PM
See website for more details. Apply by Tuesday, November 8.


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Audition to be an apprentice with Beautease! Performers of all experience levels, shapes, sizes, and skin colors are welcome! Their program begins almost immediately and runs for six months. They currently rehearse in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (7-10 PM). Auditions are Wednesday, November 9 or Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 PM  (you only need to be able to make one of those days) at The Tony Williams Dance Center in JP. Please sign-up in advance!


Collage of 3 black and white photos (from left to right): male-presenting person wears geometric attire with cube-like structures across shoulders; female-presenting person hangs upside sown and crosses canes in front of chest; male-presenting person looks at the camera and wears a vest with intricate intertwined nest-like texture.

Be a part of ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2022, a collaboration with ON DISPLAY GLOBAL, a worldwide movement installation and social justice initiative created by physically-integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance. This year, ON DISPLAY HARVARD will be performed in a hybrid setting with an in-person performance at Memorial Hall Transept, 45 Quincy Street, at 11 AM on Saturday, December 3, the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The performance will also be viewed live around the world via ON DISPLAY GLOBAL’S 24-hour Zoom and Livestream platform and will be digitally mediated later in the evening at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) Pavilion. Persons both with or without disabilities (visible and/or invisible) are invited to participate in ON DISPLAY HARVARDNo previous dance or performance experience needed. Participation entails performing the work at Memorial Hall Transept. Performing participants will be taught the work in a training session on Tuesday, November 22, 6:00-7:30 PM at Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St. Virtual options for learning the work live and via the recording will be available.


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EdVestors invites applications for the position of Director, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs and Equity, the Director will serve as a key program leader as EdVestors continues its role as the lead partner of BPS Arts Expansion, building and expanding on progress made over the last 13 years. EdVestors advances equitable, meaningful education that prepares every Boston student to activate their power and shape their future.


Many dancers close together on stage hold up another dancer who seems to be floating on their back over the group of dancers.

Register for the Massachusetts High School Dance Festival at Salem State University. Each studio/school is invited to perform one piece up to 5 minutes in length. The Massachusetts Dance Educators Organization is hosting a free workshop for professional dance educators to explore their teaching practice, as well as offering methods to implement into their studio classes. Open to participants ages 14+. Participants must be in high school at the time of the festival. Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 9. Festival takes place on Saturday, November 19 at Salem State University O’Keefe Complex, 225 Canal Street.


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The in-person dance season is in full swing! We hope you’re enjoying both the unseasonably beautiful weather and the dance that is happening all around us!

Be well,

Debra Cash, Executive Director