Fri & Sat, February 3 & 4 @ 7:30 pm
NERUDA’S BOOK OF QUESTIONS: AN EXPLORATION THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE
Presented by Urbanity Dance
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston
$15 Student, $26-50 General Admission
Neruda is among my favorite artists; don't miss this chance to see his words brought to life: "Join us for unfolding creations to live music lead by Beau Kenyon in this enticing site specific work at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. Urbanity's Professional dancers invite questions with this series of original choreographed vignettes. Exploring themes presented by Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions, dancers move the audience quickly from nonsense to bittersweet humor to the grief of death and the gray area of fairness."
Sat February 11 @ 4:00 pm
PASSAGE THROUGH BLUE WITH CONTINUUM DANCE PROJECT
Presented by the BCA Choreographer's Residency
At the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Boston
$20 General Admission
The BCA Choreographer's Residency Program continues with a new multi-media piece from Continuum Dance Project. "Immerse yourself in the world of Continuum Dance Project, where dance, sculpture and projection come crashing together with dynamic results. Audience and performers will meander through this premiere performance installation created at Boston Center for the Arts in collaboration with artist/writer Soyoung L. Kim." The event is standing room only, but chairs can be provided at request.
Sun, February 12 @ 7:00
TINY AND SHORT: A DROP IN THE BUCKET
Presented by the Dance Complex
At The Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge
$20 Student/ Senior, $25 General Admission
Some of the most interesting dances evolve out of rigorous and challenging constraints. Adapted from Ten Tiny Dances out of Portland, Oregon, the pieces in this show are constrained by space, built in a 4'x4' floor plan, or time, coming in at 10 minutes or less! And The Dance Complex has added another interesting facet: "Upon arrival, each audience member will be given one voting ticket. At the end of the show, the audience will be asked to drop their ticket in the bucket of whichever artist they would like to support. A portion of the ticket revenue will be awarded to whichever artist you vote for!"
SANKOFA: Past, Present, and to our Future
Presented by Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts
At The Strand Theatre on Columbia Road, Dorchester
February is Black History Month. With that in mind, I strongly encourage you to go see Sankofa, a show written and performed by Black artists, about Black people, Black history, and Black culture.
Per the event site: "A Black History performance in dance, voice and spoken word depicting the struggles and successes of African Americans from slavery through current times."