4 Performances to Mark on Your Calendar

We’re so looking forward to these four August performances of new (and one very old!) dance works from local choreographers and performers—featuring our very own teaching artists! 

Grab tickets and mark your calendars—these are not to be missed!

🗓️ Coming August 3rd & 4th… 

(poster artwork credit: Christopher Corr)

Arts Alive! presents: The Many Face of Love

a special staging of Isadora Duncan’s Brahms Waltzes

6:30pm on August 3rd & 4th at Chesterwood

Chesterwood Dancer-in-Residence and poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Lori Belilove’s staging of The Many Faces of Love—a 110 year old solo by the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan.

Pianist Lauren Aloia accompanies Bell in the Duncan work, playing Johannes Brahms’ 16 Waltzes, Opus 39. Also on the program is a new dance and poetry piece by Bell titled Rosing.    

An artist talk and champagne reception follows each performance.

🗓️ Coming August 10th & 11th… 

BODYSONNET presents: Blue Hour

an evening of contemporary dance

7pm on August 10th & 11th at The Foundry

This new work features a mixed bill of four world premieres—created and danced by four female artists: Mio Ishikawa (Japan), Moscelyne ParkeHarrison (USA), Sayer Mansfield (USA), and Sydney McManus (CA).

Exploring themes of intimacy, aloneness, and evolution as both individual and collective, Blue Hour leads both performers and audience on a bold, vulnerable, and beautiful odyssey.    

🗓️ Coming August 25th… 

Qualia Dance Collective presents: Chiaroscuro

a new dance work by Fiona Scruggs 

August 25th at Chesterwood

Come to the beautiful gardens of Chesterwood and enjoy the outdoor premiere of “Chiaroscuro,” choreographed by Fiona Scruggs. This new work draws on art, mannerisms, and narratives of the Baroque. Through a contemporary lens, this Baroque music and movement study juxtaposes le sacré et le profane, or the sacred and common, with the contrast of light and shadow as defined by chiaroscuro.  

“Chiaroscuro” is part of Chesterwood’s Arts Alive! lineup. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly towards supporting the artists!    

🗓️ Coming August 27th… 

TurnPark Art Space presents: CHASM

an evening of immersive dance & sound curated by Fern Katz

August 27th, 4-5pm at TurnPark Art Space

This evening-length performance will include two contemporary dance pieces, live violin, and post-performance Q+A with the artists. In this event, the artists explore grief, loss, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. To learn more, please check out… 

Want to support but can’t make the show? There’s a GoFundMe link below! This will go directly to compensating the collaborating artists with performance and travel stipends for all their hard work and dedication to this process. Keep an eye out for some fundraiser Pilates classes led by certified instructor, Fern Katz!

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