Photo of Quicksilver Dance by Ganesh Ramachandran

Dancing in the Streets 2015

Dancefest

For a third year we are pleased to produce a city-wide dance festival.

Check out all of our local and regional talent in squares, parks, lots across the city in May, June & July 2015. See below for detailed schedule and bios.

This year we expanded our vision to the series by adding a professional development component in addition to the performances. We sought companies that create original choreography derived from modern or ballet technique. Applicants were not expected to create "new" work for the submission but rather work they were currently refining.  Accepted companies had the opportunity to work with David Dorfman, an accomplished choreographer based in New York and currently teaching at Connecticut College. 

We were also pleased that Cheri Opperman, of the National Dance Project at New England Foundation for the Arts and David Dorfman served as our guest curators.  

And thanks to this year's tech crew, Emmett H. Buhmann on lighting design, Dana Westover on sound, and Victor Tiernan on flooring.


2015 funding for the performance series is generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with support from the Boston Dance Alliance. The professional development component was supported by the Somerville Arts Council. 

Date Time Location Performance
May 23 5:00 PM Union Square Plaza Quicksilver Dance
May 30 8:30 PM Foss Park EgoArt
June 6 8:30 PM Bank of America parking lot Intimations Dance
June 13 8:30 PM 7 Hills Park Jean Appolon Expressions
June 19 8:30 PM Conway Basketball Court The Team
June 27 8:30 PM ArtFarm Weber Dance
July 10 8:30 PM City Hall Concourse Chun Jou Tsai
July 11 8:30 PM Foss Park BoSoma Dance Company