Sunday, July 20
FREE with museum admission
Free tickets are required and available at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center two hours prior to the start of the program; first come, first served.
On Moses(es) a local investigation
Presented in partnership with Summer Stages Dance
at Concord Academy
The ICA is delighted to welcome award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson for a weeklong residency in our Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater.
Drawing from the movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans in the Americas, and postmodern dance, Wilson creates what he calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.”
At the ICA, Wilson will collaborate with a group of over 20 local dancers who auditioned for the opportunity and three members of his Brooklyn-based company, the Fist and Heel Performance Group, using the same process Wilson used to create his acclaimed work Moses(es). The work they produce, titled “On Moses(es) a local investigation,” will be presented free at the ICA on July 20. In March 2015, Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Performance Group will perform Moses(es) in its entirety at the ICA.
The July 20 performance will offer audience members an opportunity to see the breadth of contemporary dance talent in the region as well as get insight into the workings of one of today’s leading choreographers.
A collaboration with Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, Wilson’s residency “is an extension of our shared desire to strengthen the local dance community,” says David Henry, Director of Performing and Media Arts. “We’re thrilled to bring in a choreographer of Reggie Wilson’s stature to work with local dancers and present a chance to get to know more about this work.” Be sure to check the ICA’s web site regularly for updates throughout the week about the exciting work being done here.
This summer is the eighth in a row that the ICA and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy have partnered to bring leading choreographers and dancers to Boston. This project will continue with events next winter/spring.
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