This fall we've taken a break before ramping up new work and programs in January for National Choreography Month. Here are some new ideas in the "Wait for the dial" family. We'll continue to look at communication, roles and new phrase structures & approaches and movement vocabulary.
Thank you to Cambridge Dance Company for hosting us as their guest performers this year!
An informal performance in the Stone Church of "But first, let me take a..." ends our 2014-2015 season. We're grateful for the opportunity to perform outside of Massachusetts for the first time in such a beautiful site-specific location. The atmosphere inside the church columned the audience's energy into a solemn gaze. Everyone in the room was a dancer, performer or choreographer transfixed on the live negotiations of performativity and direction on a creaking wooden floor.
Here are some great shot captured by C. Mcintosh Photo of Intimations + collaborators getting ready for our outdoor performance in Davis Square Somerville.
We got to perform our third year in a row at the Dance for World Community Festival. In addition to another free public performance right on the streets of our community, Jessica taught a free modern class to almost 20 students. We can't wait until next year, and look forward to supporting the Dance for World Community activities throughout the year.
I don't think I could be more thrilled to bring dance right into the streets of the City of Somerville, a city truly dedicated to art and making space for artists. Thank you Somerville Arts Council for providing the stage, the technical staff and the mentoring and financial support. Here are some video clips of the magic of Intimations + collaborators performances.
Artistic Director, Jessica Muise
presented by the Somerville Arts Council
Dancing in the Streets 2015
Dance performances by: MaryRose Blandino, Caroline Carbo, Emily Evans, Nikki Girrior, Amanda Jones and Shoshana Moyer
"Surprise Stefani" - Dan Deacon
"the fix" - Sue Buzzard (violin), Blain Crawford (bass) and Juan Dhas (guitar)
"Wait for the dial" - Mike Wall and Adam Crawley and other recordings
"But first, let me take a..." by Tyler Catanella
Alex Ezorsky of Awe Spark Productions
My summer highlight was leading a choreography workshop with the audience at the Engage Dance Stage during the Cambridge River Festival. As artists I believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community, so we teach free classes and workshops whenever we can. Standing on the dance floor, an inch above the pavement of Mass. Ave., the front of the stage a breath away from the audience, the microphone jittered in my hand. I looked back to make sure each of my dancers were ready, and launched everyone into a collaborative choreographic process with the input and performances of over 20 members of the audience. When an audience member later approached me after the show and shared that this was the first time he had been moved by dance, I was stunned.
That day was a high point because were able to make dance accessible and relevant by sharing our process and experiences with the audience. That is Intimations Dance’s goal -- sharing moments making, performing, and seeing dance in Boston
I made a fun soundscore and we created these phrases through a series of nostalgic games. Derived from a strong memory at the top of my Nana's stairs. Books, a Simon Says, a hiding spot, a rotary phone.
What happens if we capture the a performance to make it last longer?
As part of the Dancing in the Streets award from the Somerville Arts Council we had the privilege of spending an afternoon with the formidable David Dorfman of David Dorfman Dance. We watched "the fix" and "But first, let me take a..." and David shared some great notes and gave us some tasks to work through live, new containers to explore the same ideas, with some branched divergences.
The resonances from my notes: