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Dances In Progress

May 31, 2024 7:00pm

Jackson Dance Lab at Tufts University

50 Talbot Ave, Medford MA 02155

Modern Connections presents Dances in Progress: a showcase and feedback session that features choreographic work in progress. Tickets are free; donations are optional and welcome. Donated funds will be equally split between: 1) The choreographer who receives the Audience Choice Award 2) The choreographer who receives the Panel Selection Award.

The purpose of Dances in Progress is to create space for 6 local choreographers to test out their ideas, build their audience, and receive critical feedback while presenting an opportunity for audience members to engage in the dance making process.

Ananth Udupa
Andrea Muñiz
Simba Toure
Miranda Lawson
Nicole Zizzi
Nko Fallou Fall

The goal of Dances in Progress is to offer resources to artists that include access to a performance venue at no cost, feedback on their piece from both local experts and the general public and photo and video documentation of their work that can be used for applications or promotional materials.

Dances in Progress is funded, in part, by Mass Cultural Council's Festivals & Projects grant.

BABYBABYBABY by Laila J. Franklin

May 16, 17, 18, 2024 8:00 pm and May 19 2:00pm

Martin Hall

527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Andrea will be performing in this work.


BABYBABYBABY is a dance about dances about love. It is interested in aesthetics that communicate romance, infatuation, and desperation through an exploration of physical states that evoke those feelings in ourselves. It seeks to tap into feelings of budding romance, when falling in love is silly and fast and sexy and devastating and you are brilliant and stupid and spellbound. This work will be both virtuosic and intimate in nature, interested in companionship, partnership, and connection through carefully crafted scores of improvised performance. This dance is about the human impulse to respond—the first movement, the first urge, the first thought, while considering the ways that response can be learned, replicated, and approximated in performances of closeness and intimacy. At it’s heart, this is a work about exploring the ways we give and receive support and care, through a physical practice as well as the lens of love.

Boston WiP

April 6 6:00pm and 8:00pm

SomArts @The Hive

561 Windsor St, Suite 401a, Somerville, MA

Boston WiP is a low stakes platform for dance and performing artists to present movement driven work. Join us for an evening featuring eight new work-in-progress performances, all presented by local artists. The show will run twice with the same program. This installment of WiP will be presented in partnership with Somerville Arts Council’s SomArt Space Program!

Andrea will be performing in Dara Capley's Eucalyptus.

BCA Dance Lab: Open Rehearsal 

Mar 29, 2024 7:00pm

Martin Hall

527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Undulating through tandem worlds of myths and memories, the work edges on feelings of glory, frustration, and resistance that can invigorate the witness to commemorate their own processes of becoming. exit strategy is devised by Andrea Muñiz in collaboration with movement artists Erica Codd García, Ana G Delgado Cruz, Başak Sıla Bengisu, Maude A Warshaw, and musician Daniel Nerger.

This project is supported in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts, Dance Fund and the Boston Center for the Arts.

Nachmo Boston

Mar 28, 2024 8:00pm

The Foundry

101 Rogers St

Cambridge, MA 02142

Work in progress showing as part of Nachmo Boston

Palatial Ranch Project is a portrait in collaboration with Charles Dietrich. The work manages the themes of loss around clearing out your parent's home. 

This is the first in a series of movement portraits constructed from people's experiences.

Class: Sharing the Weight

March 26, 2024 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Contact Improvisation Boston

8 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139

CIB Mini Class and Jam:

Delve into the foundations of weight sharing to increase our physical awareness and develop skills to co-create the dance with each other and gravity. Suitable for dancers of all levels.

7:30 - 8:30 Mini Class 8:30 - 10:00pm Jam.

$10 (sliding scale available, no one will be turned away )

March 19, 2024 6:30pm

890 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

WBUR: Celebrating accessibility in the arts 

Join us for a night exploring and celebrating disability visibility in the arts. The evening will include performances from Abilities Dance Boston and SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Cost of Living." Tiziana Dearing, host of Radio Boston, will moderate a panel conversation about accessibility and disability advocacy in the arts with community leaders.

Andrea will be performing "The Incitors" from Abilities Dance Boston's The Banned Ballet.

The Theremin Vignettes by Jessi Stegall

March 15, 2024 8:00 pm

Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harborshore Drive, Boston, MA 02210

Global Arts Live Presents Jessi Stegall

Directed and choreographed by Boston-and-Chicago-based artist Jessi Stegall, The Theremin Vignettes is an ode to the late theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore. Set to Rockmore’s arrangements of classical scores for theremin, the dance-theatre piece explores themes of grief, remembrance, and devotion found throughout Rockmore’s life. Set in the form of choreographic vignettes made up of solos, duets, trios, and quartets with a cast of 11 dancers, the movement style blends ballet, contemporary, gesture, and spoken word.

Class: The Space in Between

January 29 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Contact Improvisation Boston

8 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139

CIB Mini Class and Jam:

Class will focus on using space as a fundamental aspect of our dance. We will engage with an awareness of directions, levels, pathways, and shapes to foster creative group and individual compositional choice-making.

7:30 - 8:30 Mini Class 8:30 - 10:00pm Jam.

$10 (sliding scale available, no one will be turned away )

Midday Movement Series
Rough Drafts: Dara Capley

January 28, 2024 7:00 pm

Arrow Street Arts

2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 01238

Dara Capley, MIDDAY's January Rough Drafts artist, will present an excerpt of her contemporary dance piece, “Eucalyptus,” with a cast of four dancers.

"Eucalyptus" uses the life cycles of the long-leaf pine tree and the eucalyptus plant as a starting point to explore the relationships between grief and growth, the different paths growth can take, and the concept of necessary destruction or violence. Both plants need to be set on fire to achieve the next cycle in their growth; pine can exist in its first, grass-like stage indefinitely unless set ablaze. The first iteration of this work was presented at Somerville ArtBeat in 2023; the work you will see at the Rough Drafts showing is meant to be a direct continuation of that piece, building towards an evening-length work.

Crescent Rolls

Dec 12, 2023 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Contact Improvisation Boston

8 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139

CIB Mini Class and Jam:

Crescents, spirals, and roll-ups are such delightful and delicious patterns! Indulge in the fluidity of these twists and turns… no baking required.

7:30 - 8:30 Mini Class 8:30 - 10:00pm Jam.

$10 (sliding scale available, no one will be turned away )

ADB: The Banned Ballet

Nov 3 and 4, 2023 8:00 pm

Live and livestreamed from the Strand Theater

543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125

ADB is thrilled to present our 2023 annual ballet The Banned Ballet. This event is family friendly and inspired by the sweeping book bans across the country eliminating diverse identities from schools, public libraries, and more. With original story, choreography, and music by artistic leadership Ellice Patterson and Andrew Choe this is not one to be missed! This will be a hybrid event.

Hip Hips Hooray

Oct 3, 2023 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Contact Improvisation Boston

8 Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139

CIB Mini Class and Jam:

Bringing awareness to the joints and muscles of the pelvis, we will connect to the movement possibilities of our hips to find stability and fluidity in our relationships with gravity.

7:30 - 8:30 Mini Class 8:30 - 10:00pm Jam.

$10 (sliding scale available, no one will be turned away )

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