Claire and Jordan photo by short photo co

Claire and Jordan photo by short photo co

Schonberg (Boston) Fellows

Peter DiMuro
Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed
McKersin Previlus

Offshore Creation Residency (8/28-9/10)

Performances: 
Saturday, September 9 | 6:30pm

Location: The Yard, Patricia  Nanon Theater

Tickets:
$25 Adult
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

Peter DiMuro

Peter DiMuro/Public Displays in Motion creates work that illuminates the extraordinary in the everyday and draws inspiration from multiple kinds of virtuosity and multiple ideas of content, techniques and form. Their work is created in collaboration with and among performers and designers/artists, and often includes spoken text, film/video, gestural movement and full-blown space-eating dance. The company of dancers is chosen for their individual uniqueness and how collectively they add to a cross section of  human multiplicities. This is represented in their diverse ages and backgrounds, all possessing a commitment to collaboration, bringing traditional training and unexpected skills to the work.

Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed

power//PLAY is the collaboration between dance partners and performance artists Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed. Together, their performances investigate a dynamic range of opposites: the “power” to be bold and to take risks along with their commitment to “play” and levity in the face of adversity. As power//PLAY, they confront the status quo with their belief that art and politics are inseparable. They are compelled to speak up in a political climate intent on silencing the voices of the marginalized, a population they both belong to, Claire as a queer woman and Jordan as a queer, multiracial Muslim man. Claire and Jordan color their performances with their diverse histories rooted in both humor and trauma. Through power//PLAY, Claire and Jordan explore the intersection of two distinct bodies, subverting expectations of the male-female duet form by examining the power dynamics implicit in gender and sexual identities. By using seemingly dissonant physical vocabularies from concert dance, performance art, and political demonstrations, power//PLAY forges its own experimental landscape. These vocabularies are built from their shared skillsets in modern and contemporary dance techniques, improvisation, writing, and acting. power//PLAY uses these practices to connect to audiences in a lasting, thought-provoking and often unsettling way. 

McKersin Previlus

McKersin Previlus' Lakaï Dance Theatre roots itself in stories of home in order to highlight the issues affecting our communities and neighborhoods. The company takes its name from the word for home in McKersin’s native tongue of Haitian Creole. Lakaï Dance Theatre draws on the full Afro-Diaspora of dances, making work that uses the idea of home to trace the ripple effects of harm but also of healing through families and neighborhoods. The company designs and leads workshops to identify and counter the ways trauma has been built up in our cities only to then follow us home. Exploring and then telling these stories of home through the language of dance shows the hand each of us has in facing the issues that must be addressed together if we are to become communities that can meaningfully be called home to all who live there.