On June 1st-3rd, the Salem Arts Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free celebration of arts, culture, creativity, and community! This popular family-friendly event features over 200 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. Public activities include three performance areas, onsite art-making for all ages, local artist vendors selling their creations, a juried art exhibition, and a community-built public art installation. Winner of Best Arts Festival in the 2017 Best of the North Shore (BONS) awards, the Salem Arts Festival strives to showcase and support as many artists, creatives, and performers as possible on an annual basis and throughout the year.
The objective of the class is to become proficient in the theoretical and technical aspects of ballet technique. As a class we will examine the science behind ballet, considering the anatomy of our own bodies and how we challenge physical laws while dancing. The class will examine the history of classical ballet and the evolution of contemporary ballet.
As a teacher, I will incorporate a somatic and contemporary approach to ballet technique. Musical phrasing will be altered, not always relying on 8 count meter. You will learn classical and contemporary variation excerpts as well as create your own combinations. Current research in dance medicine will be incorporated into specific exercises and there will be an emphasis on stretching and strengthening at the start and finish of the class. My hope for you as a student is to become more somatically aware through the investigation of your own body in space.
$10-12 with OnStage class pass
National Water Dance is an artist-driven collective of dancers and educators confronting critical water issues facing the United States. Stretching from New York to Hawaii and from Alaska to Puerto Rico we create simultaneous, site-specific dance performances with movers of all ages and experience. Created and directed by Dale Andree, National Water Dance believes that our environment is the most pressing issue of this generation and as dancers we are using our bodies to create a community that reaches out for action.
Cure your winter blues with North Atlantic Dance Theatre's Black Box Ballet series. Join us as we heat up the evening with "Glossarium" our newest contemporary work by Margaret Wiss. The evening performance continues as you get a sneak peek at our upcoming production of Shakespeare's masterpiece "A Midsummer Night's Dream. Then jump back in time to Arthur Saint Leon's "Markitenka" from the 1800’s and finally boogie in your seats to the melodies of the Glen Miller band as Lucy Warren-Whitman's newest creation "In the Mood" takes the stage.
NACHMO! is an annual challenge that spurs dancers, choreographers, and movement enthusiasts to choreograph by providing a month-long deadline and a community of peers. Throughout January, NACHMO! Boston hosts events, posts choreographic prompts to social media, and facilitates ways for participants to meet, network and collaborate. In this showcase, NACHMO! Boston provides participating artists the opportunity to share the newly made dances with the public and give choreographers a chance to get structured feedback. Our mission is to build a strong, active community of dance makers.
Join us for a FREE showing & feedback forum for new works-in-progress by selected Winter Immersion Project participants (to be joined by JJ&D company members):
Dana Lee Alsamsam, Kate Dube, Hannah Firestone, Leslie Fitzpatrick, Tabitha Hanay-Reaves, Bettina Mahoney, Eliza Malecki, Daisy Medeiros, Jenna Mae Mixner, Margaret Wiss, Jessy Zizzo, Jordyn Porter, Hadley Weeks
The inaugural Winter Immersion Project (WIP) is a choreographic laboratory designed as a feedback-oriented, generating experience for motivated early career choreographers, ages 18 and up.
The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College begins its performance season with a concert featuring five female choreographers with diverse aesthetic sensibilites. The concert spans the breadth of perspectives among the Mount Holyoke Dance Faculty, and features dancers from all five colleges. The program will feature works by Mount Holyoke faculty members Barbie Diewald, Shakia Johnson and Margaret Wiss (Mount Holyoke College ‘16), as well as visiting artist Caroline Fermin and internationally acclaimed choreographer Bebe Miller.
The Mount Holyoke Fall Faculty Dance Concert will be held in the Kendall Hall Studio Theatre on November 9-11, 2017 at 8:00pm. Student tickets are $5. General admission is $10. Tickets can be reserved by emailing email@example.com, or by calling the Box Office at 413-538-2848
A reception will follow friday night's performance.
One piece of music: Two distinguished works.
Join North Atlantic Dance Theatre for an evening of exploration to see how one piece of music can inspire two different choreographic gems.
Delve into the minds of our choreographers and composer with a Q & A after the show
Our audiences can observe both passionate new works in one performance. An opportunity for them to delve into the mind of each choreographer as their intimate abstractions of the music come to life onstage
The use of two choreographers to create works on the same piece of music offers audiences a brief glimpse into the mind of each choreographer showcasing the choices, themes, concepts each one has been inspired to create through the music.
Great things really can come in small packages! With this notion in mind, The Dance Complex hosts an evening celebrating experimentation in dance making and dance viewing. Choreographers and performers will investigate the constrictions of space and time as a means to expand choreographic structures and movement invention – and ultimately how they communicate with audiences. Within the casually intimate environment of Studio 7, audience will be immersed in the exciting and dynamic results of these choreographic challenges. Act One: Ten Tiny Dances® will showcase dances under 5 minutes in length, taking place solely on a 4X4ft stage. Act Two: Short Works will feature performances under 3 minutes in length taking place throughout Studio 7 and varying in genre and medium.
...A Drop in the Bucket:
Make your voice heard! 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 voting ticket into the bucket of whichever artist they would like to support. A portion of your ticket revenue will be awarded to whichever artist you vote for!
Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others, with permission. Please see www.tentinydances.org for more information.
A Creak Across My Soul is an exploration of the psychology of the mind and it's connection with the body and the world around us. Join us for an evening of contemporary, improv, and modern jazz dance.
Featuring Jacob Regan and Margaret Wiss
FURNACE FRINGE IS A CELEBRATION....
of new and innovative theatrical works, dance performances, musical acts, and visual arts. Our intent is to give young artists the chance to showcase their work in a more professional environment and offer workshops to teach basic skills in the areas of design, dance, visual art, playwriting, and acting. We also have a mentorship program set up for students ages 14-18 to be apart of so that they may work with someone in their desired area of the arts. Our two main goals are to foster a community of artists who can collaborate in the future through the connections created in the making of and at the festival AND create a scholarship fund for students looking to further their education in the arts. All proceeds from the festival are going into a scholarship we are creating that will be awarded this fall to an undergraduate student.
The festival will happen over a three day period in a variety of spaces all within walking distance of one another. There will be a space featuring three One-Act plays chosen from the playwright submissions. A second space showcasing dance performances. The third space, an art gallery where visual artists can display and sell their work and a performance area where musical acts, and small performances can occur throughout the day and evening. In between the dance and theatre shows there will be small workshops in a variety of disciplines that anyone can take part in. Our hope is for some of these workshop groups to put together a performance or installation to put on display the final day of the festival.
We're giving the world a sneak peek into the vibrant action happening inside the studios. We will be opening our garage door to host performances as well as lead all level classes!
Classes will be taught by Leah Thiffault and Yosi Karahashi. Performances will be given by Abilities Dance, Margaret Wiss, Kat Nasti Dance, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Tarikh Campbell, Molly Hess, and Embondeiro Capoeira.
The festival will take place in the garage lot and entry of Green St. Studios, so join us in this exciting and accessible event!
Friday, June 16th at 8:00pm
THIRD LIFE CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES
Celebrating our 5th Anniversary year!
Featuring: UnCharted Collective, Boston Community Dance Project, Margaret Wiss, Noa Barankin's DrumatiX, in vivo Productions/Hortense Gerardo, Janelle Gilchrist, The Expressive Movement, and Kelley Donovan
One night only!!
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq., Somerville, Ma
$15 General Admission, advance tickets online only!
$20 at the door
$12 for Student/Seniors
Call (617) 388-3247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
The Third Life Studio Choreographer Series is an informal performance. The Series gives Boston area choreographers a venue to try out new work in an informal setting or to show more developed work. The intimate setting of Third Life Studios creates an opportunity for busy dance artists to see one each others work, to network and for audience members to see and meet established artist and up and coming dancers and choreographers they might not otherwise be exposed to. The Series has presented over 60 Boston dance groups and choreographers from NYC, Vermont, Philadelphia and CT.
Join us for the formal presentation of our aMaSSiT cohort's works in progresses created this season, with special guest performances by aMaSSiT Facilitators Peter DiMuro and Aysha Upchurch, as well as aMaSSiT alumni Molly Hess and Colleen Walsh. This season's aMaSSiT artists include: Jordan Jamil Ahmed, Meghan Carmichael, Claire Johannes, Margaret Wiss, and UnCharted Dance Collective (Andrea Blesso Alburquerque, Katie Dunkel, Elizabeth Epsen, and Mary McCarthy).
The aMaSSiT Mentoring Lab is a multi-session course of class "labs" that focus on dance-making skills and tool building. In honor of The Dance Complex's 25th Anniversary, this year's cohort of aMaSSiT artists reflects the organization's longstanding commitment to cross-disciplinary dialogue and diversity in movement. The projects in process celebrate collaboration and the intersection of multiple mediums of art and movement.
SEEDS is a showcase of the Boston area’s most promising emerging choreographers and dance-makers. This performance is the culmination of 12 weeks of community and studio support for the creation of new work provided by Green Street Studios. Green Street Studios is proud to present new dances and artists spanning diverse choreographic interests and backgrounds ranging from contemporary ballet to performance art.
Performances will take place in the newly renovated Studio 1 Theater May 19 & 20 at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
2017 Featured Seeds Artists:
Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance
Erin Kaser Romero
Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed of power//PLAY
Liana C. Percoco
More information and Artists Profiles can be found at: http://www.greenstreetstudios.org/gss-seeds-program
The Annual Mayfair in Harvard Square features music, dancing, food, crafts, street art, beer gardens and entertainment for all ages. The festival is highlighted by five stages of live entertainment, including a dance stage and a chalk art celebration!
Highlights include, Get Growing!, an urban agricultural informational area, Roaming Railroad train rides for the young and the young at heart, hot air balloon rides by RE/MAX with donations being given to charity, three beer gardens sponsored by Grafton Street, Border Cafe and John Harvard’s Brew House and over one hundred thousand happy people!
In addition to five stages of live music and dance, MayFair features over 200 artisans and merchants with colorful tents displaying handmade clothing, art, jewelry, and sidewalk sale items. MayFair is the ultimate “taste of” event, offering over 40 booths featuring international cuisine, festival favorites, delicious desserts and free samples!
The party takes place on six streets in the heart of Harvard Square - including JFK Street, Brattle Street, Mass. Ave., Church Street and Eliot Triangle.
Mayfair is the ultimate taste of event offering international cuisine, festival favorites, and food sampling galore.
Artweek Event! With Green Street SEEDS artists
April 28, 2017
Special for ArtWeek, join us for a tour and a short interactive lesson following the performance that will be doable for all ages and levels of dance experience.
This week we feature two artists who are part of the Green Street Studios emerging artist program, Seeds
(n) a temporary amusement or source of entertainment that contrasts with what goes before
Winter’s end is near, the daylight hours are growing longer, and St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Channeling the warmth and whimsy of the CoHo theater, PDX CB sets a diverse cast of choreographers loose to capture those moments when life pauses and happiness takes over.