Excerpt from our last show

Here is a clip from our latest work, from Gibney Dance Center on Friday the 13th!

I started teaching at UMass this week and found a great apt. share, I’ve moved up to the 02138 zipcode!

We will be performing this work at The Dance Complex in Cambridge on Sunday, February 5th 7pm,

(we will finish at 8PM so folks can head home to see the Superbowl!)  We will also have a solo by Mariah Steele, who performed in NYC with us in “It’s All Forgotten Now”  She also performed with Beth Soll and is showing work in Cambridge


Kelley Donovan & Dancers present
Fractured Realm

Sunday, February 5th at  7:00pm
The Dance Complex,
Julie Ince Thompson Theater, 536 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, Mass

http://www.dancecomplex.org for directions
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214834 for tickets in advance

$20 General Donation, $12 for Student/Seniors/DAN and BDA members!
Call (617) 388-3247

See   https://kddcompany.wordpress.com  for clips of rehearsal and the process of making this work

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

Mariah Steele will present her newest work “No Sugar, Please,” a solo with text and movement exploring the cultural history of tea.

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.  With a  sequential use of the torso and abrupt energy changes and weight shifts, dancers physically explore the theme of impermanence by never letting their weight settle for too long in one shape, moving 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.”  The Boston Phoenix 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.”

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