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Zeiterion's Salsa & Latin Dance Night at Andrea McCoy Rec Center

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SALSA & LATIN DANCE NIGHT
Saturday, April 13, 6-8:30PM

Salsa & Latin Dance Night enhances the experience of the Ballet Hispánico mainstage performance on Friday, April 12. More.

The incredible Ballet Hispánico dancers will teach you some of their best moves!

The Z will host a community dance at the Andrea McCoy Rec Center with free dance lessons to the sounds of live music by Groupo Sazón, as well as light appetizers from Celia’s Restaurant for a fun, festive evening. All are welcome, no partner required. Please RSVP by filling out the form on the left.

DANCE BARRE

Immerse yourself in the world of movement! You’re invited to gather on The Z Stage to hear dance experts, watch video performances, and have a glass of wine! Free! Dance Barre inspires dance lovers, dancers and choreographers, as well as inform the experience of an upcoming mainstage performance. #lovedance

AROUNDTOWN: GLIMPSE INTO DANCE CREATION
Wednesday, April 24, 7PM

Guest speaker: David Dorfman, Professor of Dance at Connecticut College and Artistic Director, David Dorfman Dance

This Dance Barre enhances the experience of the David Dorfman Dance mainstage performance on Saturday, May 11. More.

Join David Dorfman for an inside glimpse into the process he and his company of dancers and musicians used to create Aroundtown. You’ll be drawn into this highly imaginative world where audience members, sitting together in a dark theater, seek a way in to tenderness and then out into the world again. You’ll learn how Dorfman engages highly athletic dance with personal narrative and song to create a world where for one evening, we all belong. A world where everything will be ok. It’s not easy. Hope is not easy. Love is not easy. But Dorfman dares to lead the charge and spread the idea that together we will persist.

Find out more about Aroundtown: Glimpse into Dance Creation here.

CULTURAL ROAD TRIPS

JACOB PILLOW EVENT

JACOB’S PILLOW

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Join fellow dance lovers on a day-long excursion to the Berkshires, home of America’s longest-running international dance festival.

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PAST DANCE DISCOVERY EVENTS

DANCE BARRE JOSE MATEO EVENT

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

CAN DANCERS SAVE THE WORLD?
Wednesday, March 27, 7PM

Guest speaker: Jose Mateo, Founder and Artistic Director of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

This Dance Barre enhances the experience of the Ballet Hispánico mainstage performance on Friday, April 12. More.

Dance tangos with social impact!

Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global culture openly declare their intended commitment to “save the world” through their work. Experiments seem to proliferate in dance circles because the medium is so well suited to community building. How much impact do these artists really have and is their work done at the expense of artistic excellence and innovation?

Find out more about Can Dancers Save the World? here.

Dance Discovery Nutcracker EVENT

CULTURAL ROAD TRIP TO BOSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER

Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:30 performance at the Boston Opera House

Tickets: $169 / $159 Z Member

Come aboard a motor coach to Boston Opera House, where you’ll enjoy the world-class Boston Ballet performing the holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” After the show, our group will be escorted  backstage for a special tour behind the curtain! Our reserved seats are located in the mezzanine, left side, first four rows. Your package includes round trip transportation between The Zeiterion and The Boston Opera House, a box-lunch served on the bus, tickets to The Nutcracker, and a special backstage tour.

Dance Barre: Kicking and Screening at The Z Feb. 27

KICKING AND SCREENING
Wednesday, February 27, 7PM

Choreographer showcase of local, national and international films.

Join us for an film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic languages; and though all are concerned with the capture of the moving body within the moving frame, each does so in its own unique way – crafting worlds that range from the narrative and familiar, to the abstract and alien.

Find out more about Kicking and Screening here.

DANCE BARRE SHURA BARYSHNIKOV EVENT

JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF NONE
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7PM
FREE

Guest speaker: Shura Baryshnikov
Head of Physical Theatre for Brown University and Trinity Prep MFA Programs

Performers bring their entire world into every creative project. Their studies and training, joys and traumas, and spiritual and contemplative practices are all present every time they step on stage or enter a creative space.  Shura Baryshnikov asks, is it possible to dispel our idealization of specialization in performing arts to disrupt the binary of dance and theater? Can versatility and range as dancers and actors begin to transform stage work?  What possibilities await us for stagecraft if this becomes the case?  Whether or not you’re a performer, this discussion will be inspiration for the jack of all trades in any profession.

tiny dances event
Ali Kenner Brodsky, 2017 Tiny Dance performance

TINY DANCES
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:30 & 7PM
Free
Location: in front of The Zeiterion

Ten choreographers, one tiny stage. During AHA! night.

Ali Kenner Brodsky/ ali kenner brodsky & co.
Andy Russ/ Passive Aggressive Novelty Co.
New Bedford Ballet
Ellen Oliver
Lila Hurwitz
Tyler Cantanella/ Paradise Moves
Ian Berg/ Subject: Matter
Jessika Ashley & Julia Krasnow
Hayley Kenny

This performance is dedicated to New Bedford Ballet’s James Brown.