Tuesday, May 23, 2006

summer stages dance

karen campbell wrote a nice previewof this year's summer stages dance program taking place at concord academy.

john jasperse and karol armitage will be there.

the article also mentions new programs in development to include more boston-based choreographers:

"The festival is also sponsoring performances, seminars, and master classes in the Boston/Cambridge area to create stronger connections with the local contemporary dance scene and with an eye toward possible year-round programming as the festival moves into its next decade.

''We're trying to make a circular relationship between Boston/Cambridge, Concord, and New York," explains Spencer, ''mixing Boston dancers with those that we bring from afar.""

Friday, May 12, 2006

boston, you've got a long way to go

debra cash posts about the state of nudity in boston dance on the
wbur blog.
i guess in cambridge, we're a little better off.
iris fanger wrote of the piece in question (caitlin corbett's yield)in the globe:
"A new duet called ''Yield," for Nicole Pierce and Victor Tiernan, set to the music of Ray Charles, did not proceed as advertised. In an apologetic pre-curtain speech, Corbett explained the dance was meant to be topless because she wanted to explore issues of gender equality while celebrating the human body. But last week her host, Boston University, said that female nudity violated the school's agreement with the city for an entertainment license. ''Pasties would be allowed," she was told, but Corbett declined. No matter. Tiernan appeared bare-chested, Pierce wore a bra, and the two strong dancers touched and lifted each other, trading balances in mirror fashion to convey Corbett's intentions."