AS220 Live Arts presents the second annual Modern Movements Dance Festival<, featuring seven dance artists and companies that celebrate the creativity, ingenuity, and experimentation of modern dance.
AS220 supports the creation of original work across a range of disciplines. In keeping with this commitment, the Modern Movements Dance Festival recognizes dancers as makers: interdisciplinary artists that collaborate with choreographers; artists; musicians – along with lighting, sound and visual technicians – to make new work that pushes boundaries and expands our understanding of dance.
Highlights of the Modern Movements Dance Festival include three exceptional original pieces:
- The world premiere of Myth, Legends, Questions: Three New Works for the Stage and Screen, presented by Doppelgänger Dance Collective
- Emerging local artist Ronald Kevin Lewis’ The Light Show, an evening of collected work about wonder, hope and faith
- Legendary dance guru Bill Evans’ Rhythmic Tap Ensemble
The Modern Movements Dance Festival includes a mixed bill of both emerging and mid-career artists from Rhode Island (April 18-19). The Festival kicks off with our bi-annual Dance Works in Process event – an unjuried ‘sharing’ that provides both emerging and established choreographers an opportunity to show new work at various stages of development. The festival also includes several master classes and a moderated artist discussion that reveals the process behind creating a dance work.
- AS220 DANCE IMPACT in 2016:
12 dance classes per week
35 Masterclasses per year
8760 users per year
30 performances of 18 original dance pieces