Crossing: Stories of Immigration
Continuum Dance Project, in collaboration with visual artist Myrna Balk, presents a new evening-length dance/theatre work examining contemporary stories of immigration, culminating in a series of live streamed events in partnership with Pao Arts Center. This project is made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation.
“Crossing: Stories of Immigration” is choreographed by Adriane Brayton and Fernadina Chan in collaboration with the dancers. Using Balk’s installation as an architectural environment for site-specific movement, this work is a cross-disciplinary exploration on the theme of immigration, further informed by text, images, personal stories and interviews.
To generate source material for this work, members of CDP interviewed immigrants personally connected to them. These immigrants come from 9 different counties including: Columbia,The Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, The US Virgin Islands, and Vietnam. Excerpts from these interviews became the foundation of the soundtrack for the piece.
Pairing V: Forage in the Park
A site-specific interactive food and dance event at Larz Anderson Park, re-imagined for video and 360 VR experience. Held on October 8th, 2020. Check out our promotional video below.
This program is supported in part by a grant from Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State agency.
Harvest Pairing: An Interactive Dance and Food Event, Saturday, September 28, 2019, Larz Anderson Park, Brookline
Pairing III: An Interactive Food and Dance Event, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 36 Woodland Road, Jamaica Plain
Continuum Dance Project at ArtBeat Festival, July 14th, 2018 at 2:30 PM, Somerville Theater, Davis Square Somerville
Continuum Dance Project at Dance for World Community, June 10th, 2017 at 12:45 pm, Sanctuary Theater, Cambridge
Passage Through Blue – Boston Center for the Arts Choreographer Residency Showcase, February 10 at 8:00pm and February 11th at 4 pm and 8 pm, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA | 527 Tremont Street, Boston 02116
Continuum Dance Presents: Experiments in Three, November 6 & 7, 2015 at 8 PM, An evening of dance from unexpected viewpoints, Cambridge MA
At The Dance Complex536 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MAPairing: An Interactive Food and Dance Event, With food pairings by Chef Dani Coleman. April 29th, 2015, Jamaica PlainContinuum Dance Presents: Evolution, December 18th and 19th, 2014 at 8 PM, Cambridge MA