“My dances are local but their references are global. They are in dialogue with dance history and contemporary ideas about making. Centered on movement and sequencing, my dances simultaneously acknowledge the inherent potential of all movement to be dance material and the potential for dance to be a lifelong activity.
This program of new dances features a diverse company of dancers who range in age from twenty to over fifty. I’ve worked with some of them for many years, some have been my students at the Boston Conservatory for the last two years, and others are more seasoned performers whom I’m working with for the first time. Without these particular dancers, these particular dances would not exist.” —DM
See Boston Globe review, Karen Campbell, September 20, 2014
Alison Ball, Leah Bergmann, Janet Blackman, Renée Caso, Dianna Daly, Elijah Dillehay, Kelli Edwards, Joelle Garfi, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson, Cacia LaCount, Crissy Liu, Irene Lutts, Kelsey McCormack, Cheri Opperman, Charles Patterson, Taylor Rodman, Wanda Strukus, Sandra Zarotney
photograph courtesy Christine McLaughlin
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Two performances: 12 noon and 2:00
A Tour of Seven Unique Lexington Gardens
The biennial Lexington Field and Garden Club Tour.
19 Slocum Road, An Estate Garden, Garden #1 on the map.
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8:00
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 5:00
Jackson Gym Dance Lab, 50 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA
Alison Ball, Sarah Baumert, Kemar Bennett, Leah Bergmann, Adriane Brayton, Rebecca Lay, Crissy Liu, Marissa Molinar, Wanda Stukus, Jaclyn Waguespack
Music by Brian Harnetty
Directed by Natalya Baldyga in collaboration with Daniel McCusker
April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2013
Balch Arena Theater
March 20, 2013
Great Friends Meeting House
presented by Island Moving Company
July 18 & 19, 2012
CENTRAL SQUARE THEATER 450 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Celebrating a broadly defined group of local dance-makers, dance, theater and installation artists, these performances showcase a group who are very different from each other other but all of whom share interests in structure, the possibilities of process and the intuitive. Many of the works present a non-linear and non-narrative field in which moments of connection and beauty are revealed where least expected.
Friday October 1–2, 2011
Institute of Contemporary Art
Three of Boston’s leading dance companies present world premiere works as well as signature repertory pieces. Choreographer Caitlin Corbett juxtaposes the sublime beauty of everyday movement with the innovation of contemporary dance. Daniel McCusker’s ravishingly pure dances combine rigorous geometrical structure, edgy dynamics and idiosyncratic gestures to demonstrate stories filled with intense emotional content. Kelley Donovan & Dancers create dynamic movement rich in imagery that viscerally expresses transformation by exploring the gray area between the extremes of purely classical modern dance and theatrical narrative.