Last show in NYC and next show in Boston!

Kelley Donovan & Dancers present
Fractured Realm

Our Last show in NYC for a while!
Friday, January 13th at   7:00pm
One night only!   for tickets in advance
Gibney Dance Center,
890 Broadway, 5th floor, studio one for directions


in Boston

Sunday, February 5th at 7:00pm
One night only!

Julie Ince Thompson Theater, The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass  for tickets for directions

both shows:
$20 General Donation, $12 for Student/Seniors
Call (617) 388-3247

See  previous entries over the past few months to see excerpts from the piece!

Here is a little bit more about the work!

Kelley Donovan & Dancers will present Fractured Realm, a new evening length work exploring creation, destruction and connection.

Kelley Donovan & Dancers create dance that investigates the internal world of transformation and expresses the intimate self through movement, ranging from soft fluidity to athletic physicality.  A sequential use of the torso with abrupt energy changes and weight shifts explore the initiation of movement from the core.

The dancers physically explore the theme of impermanence by never letting their weight settle for two long in one shape and move with an restless urgency toward the next physical event.  A non-linear series of images and serpentine movement vocabulary gather strength in its accumulation of details, gestures and exchanges of energy.

Exploring the gray area between the extremes of purely classical modern dance and theatrical narrative, Donovan creates movement rich with imagery, experienced viscerally and expressive of transformation.
Dance Magazine said “Tempering strength with vulnerability, she can turn sharp edges into soft corners with sensuous fluidity.”  Marcia Siegel said ” The piece transcended the ordinary … Donovan’s movement, …, is lush and lyrical. Few choreographers today have such a clear sense of space and continuity.  Donovan’s … other special gift is for composition, the building of patterns in time and space.“  The company’s work has been chosen among the best of the year by the Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Boston Herald among others. The New York Times called her work “vibrant, imaginative…with a rare feeling for stage space.”

Kelley Donovan splits her time between New York City and Boston teaching and performing in both cities and has performed work by Ann Carlson and Liz Lerman.  She and has taught dance at MIT and currently teaches at UMass Boston, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and Third Life Studios and is a guest choreographer at Roger Williams University.  Her choreography has been produced by World Music/Crasharts, The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art at Summer Stages Dance, MIT, Mobius, Harvard, The Choreographers Group, Salem State College and The Federal Reserve Bank in Boston and Cunningham Studio, DanceNYC/Now Raw Festival, Gelapegos, The Hatch, Joyce SoHo, The Rover, Movement Research, The DUO Theater and the 92nd St. Y in New York City.  Her work has received financial support from The Artist Foundation of Boston and a Space Grant from the 92nd St. Y in New York City.  Kelley studied choreography with Mark Morris and Bessie Schönberg and received a B.A. from Bradford College in 1989.


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