2nd Annual Lions Jaw Performance + Dance Festival

Green Street Studios 185 Green Street , Cambridge
Keith Hennessy, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Joy Davis, Michelle Boule, Alice Gosti, Hana Van der Kolk, Raja Feather Kelly, Lisa Race, Abhilash Ningappa, Jen Polins, Joy Mariama Smith, Donna Mejia
Contemporary, Improvisation and Performance Art
Who is this class for?

Lion’s Jaw is a performance and dance festival produced by New Movement Collaborative + Green Street Studios that assembles a group of national choreographers, performers, educators and students to study, perform and create together for duration in an intensive environment.

For 5 days, every day, from 9am until 10pm, Lion’s Jaw runs inside of a dedicated space utilizing multiple studios to foster the exchange of ideas, daily rigorous technical training and inter-disciplinary exploration to provide dance-artists tools and pathways into new ways of engaging with dance as both research and performance.

Anchored by two intensives, each day includes back to back classes in improvisation, technique and composition, as well as informal workshops on everything from voice, music, costuming and film. In the evenings, artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through jams, informal showings and performances.


There will be 1 semi-formal group evening performance for attendees of the festival as well as 2 performances open to the public.
Public performances will be located at Green Street Studios in Cambridge on Friday October 6th + Saturday October 7th. Showtimes are at 8:00pm. Tickets available at the door + online. Online ticketing for performances available August 15th.

Lion’s Jaw was built out of a desire to bring artists together. To work in close proximity. For dance-artists to spend time in duration together sweating and performing. To catalyze a small change inside of ourselves, to learn from each other and to swap toolboxes with one another around performance and dance. We feel Boston is primed and ready to host this experience, as a mid-sized city with art-centric momentum.

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