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Thanksgiving Day (11/26/15) AND Friday (11/27/15).
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The Dance Complex
September 1, 2015, Cambridge, MA: The Dance Complex has identified and is supporting five artists in a new initiative in the 2015/16 season. These five artists comprise CATALYSTS. CATALYSTS are chosen for their unique and developing artistic voices and their ability to catalyze energies into moving dance forward- for themselves and within a community of dancers and dance audiences.
Through the fall, CATATLYSTS will create new works; support each other's work processes; and share with the dance community new dances and awareness. They will share their works in progress at The Dance Complex's new monthly Sunday Salons. A CATALYSTS performance series will debut in January of 2016, and a series of related int/adv movement classes begins September 8, 2015, all at The Dance Complex.
2015/16 CATALYSTS artists at The Dance Complex are Chavi Bansal, Callie Chapman, Michael Figueroa, Sarah Mae Gibbons and Kat Nasti. Bio snapshots appear below. Pics available on request.
The artists will also become core teaching artists for CATALYST CLASSES, a series of intermediate/advanced movement classes highlighting multiple ideas and definitions of technique, encouraging an outside-the-lines, rigorous practice in dance. The classes run 10:00am- 11:45 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning September 8,2015. Class fees will help fund CATALYST artists performances in January/February.
Joining the CATALYSTS as guest teaching artists for CATALYST CLASSES this fall will be choreographer, Boston Conservatory alum and Guggenheim recipient Zoe Scofield; choreographer and former soloist with Dance Theatre of Harlem and William Forsythe's company, Francesca Harper; ADF and NYU faculty, Pam Pietro, Matthew Cumbie of Dance Exchange, Betsy Miller of AS220/Providence and members of Doug Varone and Dancers. Read about the ARTISTS here.
Sunday Salon schedule, upcoming performances, class schedules and more information at dancecomplex.org. Interest in class or class cards, write Audrey MacLean at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dance Complex announces new core class programming
September 1, 2015, Cambridge, MA:
Always a place where everyone feels welcome to dance, The Dance Complex commits to a series of community workshops this season. The first core series is a the Le Grand Dance Collaborative. The movement class meets on most Saturdays this fall 3:30 - 5:00p beginning September 12. Updated info can be found at dancecomplex.org.
Over several weeks through early December, the participants in the class series will learn about different movement styles. Beginning September 12, the class will learn a flash mob version of "Thriller" with the option of performing on Halloween at a dance party at The Dance Complex. Anyone joining will have the choice just to have a great movement experience, with no commitment to performance.
A sliding scale for class fees will be available, via the LGDC administrator Tyh at email@example.com All are welcome to the classes, regardless of experience.
The intent of LGDC is to create opportunities for anyone to experience the physicality, the expression and art-forms within dance, in an environment that allows engagement for the self and with others. The goal is to dance and also enjoy the great by-products of dancing including self awareness, social interaction and community building.
Le Grand Dance Collaborative community class series began as the result of several individuals from all walks of all life - from all areas of Boston and beyond, young and old, those who have studied some dance and some totally new to it - meeting for a project presented by The Celebrity Series of Boston last year. Once the project, Le Grand Continental choreographed by Montreal's Sylvain Emard, completed its performances, many of the participants said, "What's next?" These classes at The Dance Complex continue a legacy of dance, participation and engagement.
NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015. THE FESTIVAL OF YOU & US & WE & THEM!
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