We were supposed to have our final rehearsal for the inaugural Boston Nachmo informal showing yesterday. Winter Storm Nemo had other plans and dropped over 2 feet of snow in Boston. Public transportation is still out of commission and parking bans leave little opportunity for parking outside the dance studio, so I had to cancel.
I am happy I don't have the task of rescheduling the informal showing which is thankfully set for next Saturday night, but I did have a small freak-out trying to get alternative rehearsal space in lieu of yesterday (thinking worst case what if we couldn't find another rehearsal time? Would I be happy with the dance we've made? Is it finished?). I am not sure if I'll ever quite feel like dance work I make is ready. Before almost every show my work has been performed in, the last rehearsal is a blur of last minute changes, additions and subtractions, a final push to see the vision inside my head out in the world on real bodies. It is hard but I think necessary to allow for uninvited interruptions like Mother Nature that mess with our time and space to have their influence on the dance work I am creating. So we'll rehearsal for an hour or so before the show, and what happens will happen and again on stage.
Under 2 feet of snow, we are all happy the inaugural Nachmo Boston informal showing is next week. Here is the press release with all the details from the show. Hope to see you there!
For Immediate Release
Announcing the inaugural Boston celebration of National Choreography Month
Nine Boston Choreographers present new works on February 16th 2013
Boston, MA, Feburary 5, 2013 - It's here. Announcing the Inaugural National Choreography Month (Nachmo) Boston performance. On February 16th, 2013, nine Boston based dance choreographers will be presenting new dance work created in the month of January. Green Street Street Studios in Cambridge, MA is hosting the informal showing at 7:30pm.
From solos, to duets and groups presenting a diversity of dance styles, the event will showcase new work created by Boston Community Dance Project, Cambridge Dance Company, Ara Glenn-Johanson, Impact Dance Company, Intimations Dance, Kara Fili and Tara Weaver, Sarah Mae Gibbons and Renee Amirault, Valerie Angell, and Zoe Dance Company. The informal showing will celebrate the vibrant creativity of the Boston dance scene and hopes to forge new connections that will strengthen our community.
Tickets are only $5, and all costs directly support the space rental and performance fees. The show is expected to sell out, so please reserve tickets here: http://www.intimationsdance.com/nachmo-boston.html
About National Choreography Month
Nachmo is your yearly choreographic kick in the pants conceived by Sharyn Korey and Anna Brown Massey. Nachmo spurs dancers to choreograph by challenging you to work against a deadline. Choreographers have one rollicking month from January 1st to the 31st to forge new steps and complete their pieces.
National Choreography Month Website
Nachmo Boston Facebook Event
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