to Jul 9

Furnace Fringe Festival

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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


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.

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Garage Door 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!

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8:00pm 8:00pm


Friday, June 16th at 8:00pm
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 kelleydonovandance@gmail.com for info.

Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2951514

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.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

aMaSSiT Formal Showcase

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.

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to Jun 4


(adj) (n) Sounds beginning again 

Iterum Echoes will showcase a brilliant blend of live music and dance in one captivating performance. Concluding the prologue of their journey, PDX CB eagerly anticipates their next chapter. 

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to May 20

Green Street Studios SEEDS Artist's in Residency Performance

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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
Margaret Wiss
Tara Lynch
Liana C. Percoco

More information and Artists Profiles can be found at: http://www.greenstreetstudios.org/gss-seeds-program

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Mayfair Festival

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.

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2:00pm 2:00pm

Fresh Dance Friday

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

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to Feb 12



(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.

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