Saturday, November 20th Show @ 8pm & Sunday, November 21st Show @ 2pm
Tickets: $30 General Admission, $15 children 12 years and under
To Purchase Tickets: https://www.thelarcom.org/bosomadance
BEVERLY – BoSoma Dance Company (BDC) returns to the Larcom Theatre 13 Wallis Street, Beverly on Saturday, November 20th Show @ 8pm & Sunday, November 21st Show @ 2pm for their 18th Annual Season Fall Show after an 18 month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlighting the power, passion and versatility of the BDC dancers, the company will perform new work as well as classic repertory brought back to life.
Artistic Director and Choreographer Katherine Hooper’s The Pursuit, created back in 2014, is a piece about the work / life balance and the juggle of finding one’s purpose within the hustle of building a career, job security and family. The company will also perform one of their signature works, Parachute, dressed in the exquisite costuming by Gloucester-based designer Jen Greeke. Parachute, a powerful display of explosive movement, spatial design, and ‘skirtography’ will grace the stage with a newly crafted opening section that was originally scheduled to debut in the Spring of 2020 prior to the Covid shut down. BDC’s newest work set on company dancers Stephanie Boisvert and Courtney Costa, about a personal journey through a difficult time and the rise out of the darkest days, will offer a moment of intimate contemplation.
Hooper is honored to have been asked by cancer survivor Rose Flynn, to create this piece about her battle and recovery which will also be performed at the Move for the Movement Cancer Benefit Performances in January 2022. In addition, guest choreographer and BDC dancer Tony Tucker will be premiering the final version of his two-part piece on the company for the first time under the stunning lights of BDC’s resident lighting designer Matt Cost. This work is deeply inspired by Tucker’s personal experience, and in his words is ‘…about the extreme brutality from police towards people of color and the injustice of equality. My life matters.’
Finally to round out the evening of dance, BDC will perform Lindsey Leduc’s energetically charged Lost it to Trying and Hooper’s, Reflection, set to the classics of artist Billy Joel, evoking nostalgic memories for all who experience the journey. BDC welcomes the BoSoma Youth Company as their Opening Act, supporting this group of young dancers and their commitment to dance training at the BoSoma School of Dance in Hamilton and Georgetown. BoSoma Dance Company (BDC), under the artistic direction of dancer, choreographer and educator Katherine Hooper, is recognized for its daring contemporary programming encompassing both vibrant energetic movement with athletic performance quality. In 17 seasons, BDC has premiered over 40 original works by Hooper and performed commissions from outstanding organizations such as Chorus pro Musica and the Patricia Kenny Dance Collection of New York.
As in-demand collaborators, BDC has worked with the Peabody Essex Museum and the Collage Dance Ensemble under the direction of Ahmet Luleci, and has performed in festivals around the globe. Recognized by the Boston Globe for their “vigorously athletic and artistically sculptural” performances and on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle for their community outreach, BDC has stepped up its mission to harness the power of dance and physical movement to unlock a passion for greater learning in our schools.
In partnership with New England Arts for Literacy Project throughout 2016-2018, BDC created K-12 programs that support core curricula learning, including a landmark program, “Mathematics and Science,” designed to introduce children to how choreographers use numbers and music mathematically to create choreography and movement patterns. In January 2021, BDC was hired to perform for students in Providence, RI as part of a Bank of America Showcase produced virtually by the team at the historic Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). This unique partnership exposed Rhode Island middle school students and teachers to BDC’s virtual performance and Stories in Motion curriculum to be used as a tool for exploring storytelling through movement.
Tickets: $30 General Admission, $15 children 12 years and under. To Purchase Tickets visit: https://www.thelarcom.org/bosomadance