Spring is beginning to sprung, and dancers are springing onto stages all over Boston. Seriously, this is a fraction of the incredible shows happening this month, check them out!
Thurs- Sat, March 2-4 @ 7:30 pm
Sat & Sun, March 4 & 5 @ 1 pm
William Forsythe's Artifact
Presented by Boston Ballet
At the Boston Opera House, Boston
I have it on excellent authority that the Boston Ballet has truly brought William Forsythe's masterpiece to life. If you've been itching to see some brilliant contemporary ballet, catch this show before it's gone.
Fri & Sat, March 3, 4, 11 & 12 @ 8 pm
Invisible: Imprints of Racism
Presented by Anna Meyer and Dancers
Presented by ArtsEmerson
At the Semel Theater, Boston
$35 General / $25 Students
The website tells you all the reasons I think you should go see this show: "Invisible is an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh their various styles of movement, creating a kinesthetic language influenced by the upbeat energy of Hip Hop and Krump with the alignments of modern dance. Merged with this dynamic group of dancers is a trio of Boston’s top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience. We want to inspire viewers to think deeply about the challenges or racism but also our shared humanity."
Sat, March 11 @ 7 pm
Presented by Aurora Borealis Dance Company
At Endicott College in Beverly, MA
Reserve tix via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora Borealis Dance Company presents its Spring concert Mad World this March, and has invited Luminarium and BoSoma Dance Company to be it's annual guest artists! From the event page: "Through dance, we raise our voices. The show explores terrorism, gun control, racism, societal conformity, climate change, abuse, mental illness, and many more aspects of our mad world."
Fri - Sat, March 10 - 18
Axis Dance Company
BDA/ MADEO sponsored Workshops at the Dance Complex
Residency at Boston University
BU events FREE/ Workshops $28/$115
"AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability through three pillars of activity: Artistry, Engagement, and Advocacy." Everything about this is pretty incredible. Through BU, AXIS is offering a Symposium on the 13th, a lecture and demonstration on the 15th, and a public performance on the 18th, at 8 pm. Through the Dance Complex and Boston Dance Alliance, they are offering two workshops: a teacher training in physically integrated dance, and an integrated dance composition workshop. If you can make any of these events, go learn how you can help promote disability advocacy in dance!
Sun, March 19 @ 6:30 pm
Talk About Dance
Presented by Jose Mateo and Dance for World Community
At the Sanctuary Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge
I have attended previous Talk About Dance discussions, and have always found them to be interesting, rewarding and powerful. I encourage you to come and talk about race and diversity in the dance world in the beautiful Sanctuary Theater.
Fri & Sat, March 24 & 25 @ 7:30 pm
Presented by Urbanity Dance
At Green Street Studios in Central Square, Cambridge
I have come to greatly enjoy Urbanity's shows, and I'm excited to see what their company does with up and coming choreographers: "Six works by emerging voices in Boston’s dance scene. Four Urbanity choreographers and two guest choreographers develop their work under the mentorship of established Boston choreographers to push the bounds of contemporary dance and widen the voices in the Boston dance Scene. Choreographers will work with Urbanity’s professional Company, as well as top dancers from Urbanity’s Creative Class programs."
Fri, March 31 & Sat, April 1 @ 8 pm
Sun, April 2 @ 7 pm
The Opulence of Integrity
Presented by Cristal Brown and The Dance Complex
At the Julie Ince Theater, Central Square, Cambridge
$12 student/ $21 general/ $29 VIP
Do you want to see an evening length dance show about the life and career of Muhammad Ali (because I certainly do)? Well then do I have news for you: "Inspired by the life and legend of Muhammad Ali, the performance incorporates elements of boxing, hip hop, martial arts, and modern dance to an original sound score by Farai Malianga, and include artistic exploration with the Boston dance community. Students from Boston Arts Academy, Brookline High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School will showcase their work prior to each The Opulence of Integrity performance."
Fri & Sat February 10 & 11 @ 8:00 pm
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.
Fri & Sat, February 11, 17 & 18 @ 8:00 pm
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!"
Sat, February 25 @ 5:00 pm
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."