Contemporary Dance in the News

Why Ever Dancer Should Choreograph At Least Once

Monday, April 8, 2019 Dance Magazine

Conservatory Dean of Dance, Tommy Neblett, shares why every dancer should try choreography. Now more than ever, the field demands that dancers perform at the highest level and collaborate with choreographers to bring their artistic visions to life.

Sutton Foster to receive honorary doctorate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Boston Globe

Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

Best College Dance Programs for 2019–2020 in the U.S.

Friday, March 8, 2019 DanceUS.org

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s B.F.A. in contemporary dance was named the best dance program in Massachusetts, and among the top 13 programs in the U.S. for 2019–2020 by DanceUS.org.

A Rose Out of Concrete

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The Bay State Banner

The Bay State Banner highlights the world premiere of “A Rose Out of Concrete,” which was performed at the Conservatory’s Spring Dance Concert: Limitless. The project was a collaboration between pop icon Nona Hendryx, music producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hank Shocklee, and Boston Conservatory hip-hop instructor Duane Lee Holland Jr.

Linda Mercer-Botelho ‘Making It Happen’ for 35 Years

Friday, March 30, 2018 Wicked Local

Associate alumna Linda Mercer-Botelho (B.F.A. '82, contemporary dance) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of founding On Stage Academy of Performing Arts. The former New England Patriots cheerleader and dedicated teacher discusses her passion for dance and the unlikelihood of her retiring soon.

How Kate Ladenheim's New Video Series Tackles Women's Internalized Misogyny

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Dance Magazine

Dance Magazine describes alumna Kate Ladenheim's (B.F.A. '11, dance) five-part dance series Glass as a "nuanced examination of contemporary feminism." Ladenheim is the artistic director of the People Movers, a dance collaborative interested in creating socially conscious works, and is one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch."

 

A Troupe of Nashville Youth Tackle Slavery and Racism Through the Art of Ballet

Friday, February 16, 2018 Nashville Public Radio

Dance alumnus Gerald Watson (B.F.A. '12) is director of Saam Psalms: Together Songs, a dance production that takes on the history of American slavery and racism, at Nashville’s Rejoice School of Ballet, a multiracial youth ballet company whose mission is to make ballet accessible to all.

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