Contemporary Dance in the News

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.

Art of Dedication

Monday, January 1, 2018 San Antonio Magazine

Dance alumna Karin Heiden (B.F.A. '96), executive director of San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, talks to San Antonio Magazine about the “art of dedication”—how many aspiring performing artists train and specialize like athletes from a young age.

New Hampshire Rockette shows no signs of slowing down

Sunday, December 24, 2017 Concord Monitor

Dance alumna Jessica Davison (B.F.A. '11), who has been a member of the Radio City Rockettes for over five years, reflects on her role and the years of hard work and determination it took get there.

Edmonton dancer bringing arts to impoverished communities

Friday, November 24, 2017 Global News

Conservatory student Danton Jamieson (B.F.A. '21, contemporary dance) has been selected as one of nine dancers to travel to Mexico with non-profit organization Juntos Collective this December. The organization works with university volunteers to provide dance workshops and performances in underserved communities.

'In the Heights' soars at Wheelock

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe gives a glowing review of Wheelock Family Theatre's production of In the Heights, which was "superbly directed and choreographed" by alumna and faculty member Rachel Bertone (B.F.A. '07, contemporary dance), and featured seven current Conservatory students and four alumni, with musical direction by Conservatory accompanist Dan Rodriguez.

When a Choreographer Finds a Musical Soul Mate

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Dance Spirit

Tommy Neblett, interim dean of dance, talks to Dance Spirit magazine about how to create successful choreographer-composer collaborations.

 

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