November 10 - December 7, 2014
Jean Appolon Expressions
Exploring themes of political, social and economic injustice, Jean Appolon Expressions opens the studio for a sneak peek of their new work Angaje. A series of interconnected dances, set to live percussion and Haitian folkloric music, Anganje will react to the recent surge in violence against homosexual young men in the context of contemporary Haiti.
January 12 - February 15, 2015
Exploring concepts of interaction and communication in today’s expanding digital world, NY-based dance company, LaneCoArts will premiere The Space Between. The physical convergence of the performers, intertwine with a diverse audio landscape of morse code, radio transmissions, television, multimedia technologies and electromagnetic wave formations to explore contrasts in culture and conversation.
June 1 - 28, 2015
Anna Reyes Dance in collaboration with Tamara Al-Mashouk
The Good Parts of Being Alive explores how outside influences shift the behavior between two people in love. Video and live performance collide when two of Boston’s boldest emerging artists – Anna Reyes, dance & Tamara Al-Mashouk, video art come together. Despite outside factors shaping shared connections, each individual has his/her unique experience in a romantic relationship. During The Good Parts of Being Alive, life mirrors art, when the audience traverses its own unique relationship with the piece as they walk through the Mills Gallery and experience multiple layers of the visual, physical and emotional.
July 6 - August 2, 2015
Carey McKinley, dance theatre in collaboration with Carolyn Lewenberg, sculptor
Bittersweet is how life feels from one moment to the next. A shift in perspective, morphing sensations, bitter turned sweet or the other way around, and the all-confounding, both bitter and sweet at once. Choreographer Carey McKinley and sculptor Carolyn Lewenberg will create and ultimately destroy, an environment using bittersweet vines, bodies and moving images.
October 21 – November 24, 2013
Exploring the tension between natural cycles and the artifice of the workplace, Weber Dance will perform excerpts of their developing work-in-progress in open conversation with the audience. The evening will evolve from process to polished company repertoire.
January 6 – February 2, 2014
The need for instant gratification appears everywhere: text messages, fast food, same-day delivery, the self-help movement, and instructions for building easy, mass-produced furniture. Explore this characteristic of our fast-paced, increasingly impatient society through a series of interactive events and performances with SPUNKandCOmpany contemporary dance.
May 19 – June 22, 2014
Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion
After 20 years of touring the world creating dances with multiple dance genres, Peter DiMuro returns to Boston to explore new ways of creating work through dialogue, workshops, open showings, and intensive rehearsals. Performances will showcase the results of DiMuro’s search.
MOVEMENT AT THE MILLS
December 6, 2013
Rocha Dance Theater
Critically acclaimed Rocha Dance Theater will premiere new company works with their edgy, bold sculptural costumes.
April 18, 2014
Jessie Jeanne & Dancers, Reject Dance Theatre
Movement at the Mills is a series of dance exhibitions showcasing fresh, edgy, interactive work. This session features local companies Jessie Jeanne & Dancers in a cross-disciplinary work inspired by Henri Matisse and Reject Dance Theatre exploring the territory of human psyche, gender and animal movement.
June 6, 2014
skybetter and associates
Critically-acclaimed, skybetter and associates, activates the Mills Gallery’s current exhibition Jordan Eagles: Blood Dust with the company’s abstract, elegantly formal repertory. Performance features a handful of Skybetter’s Kennedy Center-commissioned dance works, and an exclusive preview of new work.
October 15 – November 18, 2012
Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency features Mariah Steele/Quicksilver Dance in “Epoch Tales”, a new work combining dance and science to explore the process of evolution. Echoing the movement of early life-forms, the piece will bring science to life by illuminating how the world may have moved in different evolutionary epochs. Other repertory featured will include a playful jaunt into the world of Frank Sinatra and an investigation into the cultural history of tea. Quicksilver will host a series of workshops that meld dance with disciplines of peace building, physics and writing on the BCA campus.
April 29 – June 2, 2013
Navarasa Dance Theater
Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency features Navarasa Dance Theater in “My Dear Muddu Palani” and other new works by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda. “My Dear Muddu Palani” explores sensuality through literature and performance based on work written by Muddu Palani in the 18th century and challenges the way women’s bodies are viewed in modern societies both in the east and the west. Inspired by Indian classical and folk dance forms, Navarasa Dance Theater weaves together dance, singing, Kalari ppayattu (Indian martial art), and original music to create multilayered, multilingual performances.
June 3 – 30, 2013
Kelley Donovan & Dancers
Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency features Kelley Donovan & Dancers in “Polishing Stone”, a showcase of new company works. Premiered works include “In Reverse”, a company work that explores concepts of transformation, and “Polishing Stone”, an intergenerational dance work that investigates the cycle of creation, destruction and rebuilding through collaboration with performers ages 10-76. In addition to creating new works during their residency, Kelley Donovan & Dancers will host a series of open rehearsals and workshops on the BCA campus in partnership with local senior centers.
MOVEMENT AT THE MILLS
September 28, 2012
elephant JANE Dance, Annie Kloppenberg & Co.
Boston Center for the Arts hosts Rhode Island-based elephant JANE Dance, Heidi Henderson, and Boston-based Annie Kloppenberg & Co. for Movement at the Mills. These esteemed companies will connect pieces of choreography with site-specific improvisational episodes. Blending the line between audience and stage, pedestrian and performance, the dancers will explore the concept of ‘dancers at work’ in the nooks of the Mills Gallery space.
December 7, 2012
LaneCoArts, Basil el Halwagy & Wendy Jehlen
Boston Center for the Arts delves into the unconscious mind and Indo-Arabic Mysticism with NYC-based dance theater company LaneCoArts and multidisciplinary artist, Basil El Halwagy in collaboration with Wendy Jehlen of ANIKAI Dance.
May 20, 2013
The Bang Group with Lorraine Chapman, Contrapose Dance, Ryan Casey
Boston Center for the Arts hosts The Bang Group for our next installment of Movement at the Mills. Known for their joyful, smart, funny dances that resonate with the rich traditions of percussive dance, vaudeville, movie musicals and classical ballet, The Bang Group from NYC will blend company repertory with original Bang works on local artists Lorraine Chapman, Contrapose Dance, and Ryan Casey.
November 21 – December 18, 2011
Caitlin Corbett Dance Company
Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Residency features Caitlin Corbett Dance Company’s most recent work “I’m Like, No Way”, a work in progress that considers the trajectory of recklessness through three duets and an octet. Other works featured include “Without Word” (1998), a lush, lyrical duet for two women and “Duets” (2009), an eclectic collection of 15 one-minute duets performed by a truly dynamic assortment of unlikely couplings, most of whom are non-dancers.
January 16 – February 12, 2012
Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency features Contrapose Dance in “groundwork”, a showcase of company repertory and commissioned works from 2010 through today. Works featured include the Boston premiere of “Potemkin Piece” by New York based choreographer Sydney Skybetter of skybetter and associates, a new work by Massachusetts-based choreographer Mariah Steele, and “Ground”, a work about frustration, repetitive efforts, and the resolution that comes from moving forward, by Contrapose Dance Artistic Director, Courtney Peix.
June 4 – July 1, 2012
Kairos Dance Theater
Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency features KAIROS Dance Theater in “That Girl and the Other One”, an experimental work-in-progress performance that explores the intense dynamics cultivated in relationships between women. Expanded from an existing series of seven duets to include a cast of 12 dancers, “That Girl and The Other One”, features choreography by DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz, lighting and set design by Lynda Reiman, and digital media by Alison Kotin.
MOVEMENT AT THE MILLS
November 18, 2011
The PGK Project
The Boston Center for the Arts hosts critically acclaimed contemporary repertory dance company, The PGK Project for Movement at the Mills. Based in San Diego with operations in New York City, this diverse company innovative, accessible performances that feature works from award-winning choreographers. Their inventive repertoire is casual, fun and engaging – a perfect match for Movement at the Mills!
April 20, 2012
Scapegoat Garden & EgoArt, Inc.
Boston Center for the Arts hosts Hartford-based dance theater company Scapegoat Garden and Somerville-based choreographer Nicole Pierce/EgoArt Inc for Movement at the Mills. These esteemed companies will partner to conjure a lush world where movement, music, sound, video, costume, set, and light design are brought together.
June 30, 2012
Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe, June-Takahashi Group, Lorraine Chapman the Company and Zoe Dance
Boston Center for the Arts hosts four local choreographers - Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe, June-Takahashi Group, Lorraine Chapman the Company and Zoe Dance as they share their take on the concept of small dances. Original works will feature contemporary pointe, a live electronic sound score, movement in a 6x6 square foot space and a real-time dance/video installation.
November 22 – December 19th, 2010
Meghan McLyman of Accumulation Dance
Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Residency Artist Meghan McLyman’s new work “Collections of Why”, will explore collections as representations of human identity and their power to communicate something deeply personal. In contrast, the work comments on overlying authoritative systems that are perpetuated beyond individual control. Collections of… memories, photos, shoes, clothing, letters, ideas, movement.
March 7 – April 3, 2011
Boston Somatic Dance Company
Boston Center for the Arts’ Dance Residency Artist Bosoma Dance Company premiers the final development of Katherine Hooper’s new work “Marionette”. The BCA Dance Residency brought together the BoSoma Dance Company and Unyted Stylz dancers and choreographers, Katherine Hooper, Irada Djelassi, and Ricardo Foster. “Marionette” features the fusion BoSoma’s visceral contemporary movement with puppeteer-style hip hop by Ricardo Foster, of Unyted Stylz Entertainment. The 60 minute showcase will feature an Opening Act by teens from the pre-professional Performance Workshop held during the BCA Dance Residency.
May 9 – 22, 2011
Brian Crabtree & Dancers
Brian Crabtree’s project “new(F)angle” will feature three pieces from three perspectives – original company repertoire (from 1994-2000), new compositions by Crabtree, and new interpretations from guest choreographers using Crabtree’s movement. The audience will experience the way a piece of music can inform or inspire choreographic ideas by observing these three unique and unexpected responses to a set of challenging scores.
May 23 – June 5, 2011
Lorraine Chapman the Company
LCTC’s new work “Safe Space” is inspired by Stephen Wangh’s book An Acrobat of the Heart, a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski. This evening-length dance/theatre piece will implement techniques designed by Jerzy Grotowski that develop the connection between the performer’s inner being and expressive body. Performers will share with the audience a state that is not dancing or acting, but somewhere in between.
MOVEMENT AT THE MILLS
November 5, 2010
Marsha Parrilla y Danza Organica, Monkeyhouse, Wanda Strukus
March 4, 2011
In Noon, Luminarium Dance Company, Zoe Dance
May 6, 2011
Deadfall Dance, Lauren Simpson
April 26 – May 9, 2010
In “Forest”, ANIKAI Dance invites you to leave behind the confines of our urban world that constrict the imagination, and to enter the ever-evolving, unpredictable world of the forest. “Forest” is a Contemporary Dance work informed by movement forms from Break Dance to Butoh, from Capoeira to Kalaripayattu. The nine ANIKAI dancers create a world unfamiliar and alluring, full of serenity and sensuality, conflict and metamorphosis.
June 14 - 26, 2010
Kloppenberg's new work-in-progress, "Expert Witness," eclipses narrative but invites you into a world with a sense of intrigue, mystery, and memory. With movement structures borrowed from probability theories, social psychology, and the legal system, Kloppenberg plays with perception, revealing incomplete information, the act of bearing witness to and recreating events, and how unrelated occurrences becoming linked in the memory of an event. The act of decoding, or solving, is passed over to you, the audience.
MOVEMENT AT THE MILLS
October 29, 2009
Accumulation Dance, Urbanity Dance, Lizroncka/Real-Time Performance Project
January 8, 2010
Mariah Steele, Screech to a Stop, Michael Jahoda’s White Box Project
April 30, 2010
Kendra Heithoff, Sun Ho Kim & Dancers, Weber Dance