It has been brought to my attention that telling everyone you're doing a flash mob, sort of defeats the purpose of doing a flash mob. As does the fact that it will last 25 minutes. Sort of loses that element of flash. We could say that on June 23, the Dance Complex will present a 25-minute street dance - one minute for every year the Dance Complex has been in existence. The movement is drawn from the wide variety of dance styles represented in the building. The Peter DiMuro / Public Displays of Motion company is busy at work crafting the dance, and teaching the choreography to all the wonderful and willing participants (nearly 100, so far). Call it what you like, it is not to be missed!
Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3
7:15 Doors/Box Office open, 8:00 PM show
$15 students, seniors, Boston Dance Alliance Members
$20 general admission
A Queer Time and Place will showcase original work by choreographers Maggie Cee, Grant Jacoby, and J Michael Winward, The three artists draw inspiration from sources including pop culture, history, and queer theory. Audiences will be moved, provoked and entertained by the unique blend of contemporary and modern dance, physical theater, and original monologues.
With a variety of perspectives represented, A Queer Time and Place celebrates the theater as a space of inclusion. The Dance Complex will provide a fitting venue: as the mission statement reads from its window at 536 Mass Ave, "We welcome you whatever the dance you bring...There are no others here."
Guest artists include power//PLAY, the collaborative partnership of Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed, and Pampi, founder of In Divine Company, a Contemporary Temple Dance collective dedicated to liberation work.
I will be giving a lecture-demonstration on the Steps in Time ballroom program at the 38th Forum on Tolerance: Fostering Social Connections While Aging: Engendering Compassion for Those with DEMENTIA
NSCC Forums teach tolerance, embrace diversity and support a learning environment.
NSCC Forums on Tolerance initiate educational challenges to students and members of the community to learn more about one another, bring about empathy and understanding toward other people, and to make a difference in ourselves, our neighborhoods, and our world. Since 1996, NSCC Forums have explored social injustice and its effects on the modern world and our own communities through topics ranging from the Holocaust to immigration and civil rights.