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The Dance Complex is taking it's
Summer Break and will be
CLOSED August 18 through September 1st.

Re-opening on Tuesday, September 2, 2014!

The Dance Complex PROGRAMS


Unique to the Dance Complex is the approach to and realization of programs. The ideas for programs come from within the community, addressing needs and creating opportunities. With each of our programs, the Dance Complex has been able to give riches back to the community, revitalizing the neighborhood and welcoming people from all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. The Dance Complex has developed and deepened relationships with local businesses, the school system, artists, and government departments. These collaborations enhance not only the Dance Complex but also the strength of the community by providing accessible, quality artistic work and opportunities for local artists...

  • Integrated Artist Residency Exchange (THE I-ARE)
  • Workstudy Program


    The Dance Complex is accepting proposals of interest for a curated series of performances in its Julie Ince Thompson Theatre for the 2014/2015 season.

    Proposals sought for interest/inclusion in a curated series of performances for the 2014/2015 season.Artistic quality, unique programming, solid and successful self-production history individually among applicants, and a balance of variety of genres overall for the series will be priorities in accepting either individual artists or companies.

    The Dance Complex will support the series with augmented press/media, professional advice in both production and artistic matters and be shared with the public as part of the series. A guest panel will advise on curation to The Dance Complex. Options for sharing evenings/weekend among more than one artist are possible and encouraged, as are artists from beyond the immediate region. We will be able to delineate specific rental options with those accepted to the series upon notification.

    Request for Proposal/Interest will be accepted from this posting date ongoing; earlier submission encouraged, with dates assigned "first come, first served".

    Consideration for

    Fall Series (September - December 2014)
    deadline: extended through May 15, 2014 or until all slot are filled;

    Spring Series (January - June 2015)
    deadline: July 15; 2014 or until all slot are filled.

    Please send:

    • Company/Artist Name
    • Professional Resume with lists of previous productions (highlights if over 4 years of producing; full roster of productions if under 4 years - location, dates, contact person, if self-produced or presented). (No more than 3 pages)
    • Professional reviews (no more than three);
    • Contact information;
    • Program specifics: repertory, full evening; live/recorded music, video, props. (no more than 1 page)
    • Presentation date preferences for 2014-2015 season(specific dates will be considered; a range of dates appreciated so as to plan the best series);
    • vimeo or other online addresses of previously produced work (preferred); please indicate if any of the work is work proposed for the series or how it relates to work proposed.

    Please send to Peter DiMuro at peter@dancecomplex.org, with a cc: to Jennifer Burpee at contracts@dancecomplex.org with "2014-2015 Season RFP" in the subject line.



    For more information about the I-ARE program and application.

    The Dance Complex is seeking artist partners whose own vision, like ours, is turned toward next steps. The artist would be in residence for 10-­‐12-­‐week periods throughout the year, with an initial artist residency beginning September 2013. Artists would be afforded space for both studio and administrative use to further their own explorations. Applicants whose intended focus intersects with a need of The Dance Complex community will be given special consideration. A key goal for a successful residency exchange is that the artist, The Dance Complex and the wider community benefits from the knowledge and practice of the other is. The artist/s will be asked to share outcomes of their work from their time while in residence with the community and the public through dialogue, performance or other means. Applications will be available no later than July 8 and due by August 12 with a fall residency beginning in September.


    a MAKE iT/SHARE iT/SHOW iT (aMaSSiT):

    For more information about the aMaSSiT program and application.

    Process/Performance/Production: Mentoring has long been a tradition in dance and at The Dance Complex. A new choreographic/production/administration laboratory will be added to our fall line up. The lab will be open to choreographers, dancers and those interested in any aspect of producing dance work including technical, design, translation (pr/marketing, graphics, writing about dance…). Interested individuals will apply with written statement of goals, and submit a work sample appropriate to their main interest. Class size will be limited, and participants will be chosen to create a group with a balance of skills and interests, so diverse genres and those with multiple perspectives on dance are most welcome. Each session of the lab will include segments on choreographic tools, production and design, and administrative/business tools and strategies for producing work. While each participant might have a main focus, all participants will take part in all aspects of the workshop for a maximum cross learning experience.

    The lab will be facilitated with an eye to current practices and collaborative learning, lead by guest mentors working in the field alongside staff.

    Work developed in the lab will have the potential to be nominated by involved mentors and staff to be performed in a produced concert at The Dance Complex, continuing the process through to production. All involved in the lab will participate in the producing of the works in concert.

    Applications will be available no later than July 15 and due by August 30. The series of workshops will begin meeting on Sunday, September 8 and continuing through September 29. The produced concert will take place on October 18, 19.




    Participants in our revamped program (we’re working on a name… maybe you’ll have a suggestion?) will continue to be a vital life force and take on different roles at The Dance Complex in exchange for classes. With the new program, we will engage participants on a deeper level, creating applied areas of engagement. Those involved will have the benefit of working with staff on areas of interest: administration, production, artistic process, for example --- and attend monthly gatherings designed especially for them. There will also be an opportunity to share individual skills with others in the program and with The Dance Complex, building a network of collaboration with and among each other.

    If you have any questions please contact the WorkStudy Coordinator at 617.547.9363 X11.



    See our PERFORMANCES and WORKSHOPS pages for more information on upcoming shows, workshops, auditions, and jams.

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