CATALYSTS Last Chance


LAST WEEKEND
Feb. 5 (fri.) + 6 (sat.)

(with Opia performing for the last time on Friday the 5th)

www.dancecomplexcatalysts.org

#complexcatalysts

Opia is both a video installation and a live dance performance. Be ushered between Dance Complex’s beautiful new Studio 7 into the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre upstairs. Along with 4 other fellow CATALYSTS (Michael Figueroa, Chavi Bansal, Kat Nasti, and Sarah Mae Gibbons), 2 guest artists (Emily Beattie + Anna Reyes), and guest speakers (this weekend joining us will be Jill Johnson – Director of Dance at Harvard) be sure not to miss the last weekend of this collective show.

Live Dancers: Caroline Carbo, Jacob Regan, Mary Teuscher, Callie Chapman
Video Dancers: Caroline Carbo, Jacob Regan, Mary Teuscher, Danielle Davidson, Andrea Rios

Direction, Video + Installation: Callie Chapman
with Special Thanks to Stephen Petrilli

Becoming Undone – May 22, 23, + 24

Contact:
Callie Chapman 781-738-3272 callie@zoedance.org
www.zoedance.org
For high-resolution images: http://www.zoedance.org/press-page/,
click on an image below,
or contact callie@zoedance.org

Roam as You Wish… Multidimensional Dance Unravels Your Ego and Unconscious

webfrontApril 1, 2015 (Cambridge MA) – BECOMING UNDONE (Callie Chapman Korn – choreography and projection), presented by Zoe Dance at Green Street Studios (185 Green Street) Featuring performances by: Caroline Carbo, Gina Masciarelli, Andrea Denise Rios, Mary Teuscher, and Danielle Davidson BECOMING UNDONE allows you to follow your viewership preferences as the dance and projection moves between three studios leading you in a journey of unraveling the ego within an abstract narrative which peels back layers of facades and the unconscious. Fri, May 22 @ 8:00 pm, Sat, May 23 @ 8:00pm, and Sun., May 24 @ 7:00pm. Ticket Price: Sliding scale: $15 – $25. Tickets available online: www.zoedance.org

With a visual array of bodies in motion, projection, and light, tantalize your experience by letting yourself roam from different angles and vantage points (and spaces!) The unraveling of becoming through building, broken narrative, and continuous engagement.
We welcome you to an inward journey made external, enter a world where you choose where you stand, to see what you see, while collectively moving through light, movement, sound, projection, and visual installations.

Over the past 12 years Zoe Dance, through its body of work, has given Boston (and beyond) a taste of reflections on ‘life’.  While seemingly a broad theme, ‘life’ in this definition is something that is shared amongst human beings in each persons experience of it.  Zoe (meaning life in Greek) was chosen as the name of the company because of a conversation with an enthusiastic choir director at a Greek festival when asked what we did.  Dance is life. It is beautiful! It encompasses the joy and sorrow.

 

BECOMING UNDONE
presented by
Zoe Dance
choreography/projection by  Callie Chapman Korn
at Green Street Studios
(185 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA)

Fri., May 22 @ 8:00pm
Sat., May 23 @ 8:00pm
Sun., May 24 @ 7:00pm

For tickets and more information, please visit www.zoedance.org
Ticket Price: Sliding scale: $15 – $25

#becomingundone
www.zoedance.org


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GREAT NEWS!

Zoe Dance was selected as one of the finalists in the first ever Illuminus Festival in Boston. The bold, new festival is going to take place in and around 500 Harrison Ave. in Boston on Oct. 25. We are honored to be a part in a very fitting (and very exciting) opportunity to showcase our work alongside many other top-notch projection artists.

Our new piece, entitled “Soaked” will integrate underwater live video streaming from inside the pool at the Boston Sports Club’s pool on Harrison Ave. Audience members will watch from the windows to inside the pool deck as the performers immerse themselves in the water and on the pool deck playing out fantasies and surreal dreamscapes of the live streaming (from under the water) and pre-recorded images.

The Illuminus Festival has secured in-kind donations including all the technical “stuff” to make this happen.

(However…)

The festival is unable at this time to secure the necessary funds to pay the people.

So we are reaching out to YOU!

As the last few years have gone by you have watched us build our interest in integrating technology with the dance. From the first inception of “Echo” at the BCA’s Movement at the Mills in 2012, to “Past is Prelude” in 2013, and our most recent “I AM HERE NOW” this past February/March. All were fantastic processes with the most committed and lovely performers and technicians. (And a tidbit of info: All of the projection work was facilitated (designed and operated) by Artistic Director Callie Chapman Korn.)

“Soaked” will culminate in a very site-specific work that tackles the very essence of progressive art. Not only because it integrates technology not as readily available in the not so distant past, but it integrates cutting edge work with that cutting edge technology. Since our familiarity with projection, image mapping, live video streaming, and live video manipulation is not new we need the opportunity to step it up a notch. To present our work in a visible context to audience that reaches far beyond what the (wonderful, kind, generous) dance audience is. It’s a chance to be more visible. It’s a chance to present work without (artistic) boundries.

The Illuminus Festival seems like the perfect fit

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$2,500

is our goal to appropriately

pay our people.

That’s it.

JUST PEOPLE.

The stuff is there and waiting for us to embody the vision.

Any amount is helpful and will enable us to make the next step.

After 13 Seasons, Zoe Dance is ready.

Are you?

Illuminus Festival People Drive

$611.52Raised2,500Target
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Exciting News for Zoe Dance and Next Weekend!

next weekend
I AM HERE NOW
presented by
Zoe Dance
choreography/projection by  Callie Chapman Korn

Featuring performances by: MaryRose Blandino, Caroline Carbo, Callie Chapman, Romina de los Santos, Gina Masciarelli, Arthur Moore, Kathleen Nasti, Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise Rios, Yuka Takahashi + Mary Teuscher

at The Dance Complex
(536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square,
Cambridge, MA)

Ticket Price: $20/$15 BDA Members

#iamherenow
www.zoedance.org

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forumAlso, Zoe Dance has been selected as one of three companies to be in the running for Opus Affair’s Punch Bowl Fund.
Join us a day after the show (Monday 3/24) at Forum (755 Boylston St., Boston) at 6pm sharp to buy a $5 cup of puch (as well as a ballot to vote for Zoe Dance). Whenever the puch is all bought the ballots are counted and whichever organization has the most votes wins the money collected from the punch. It’s a fun time and if you want to shmooze with the dancers they will be there.
So hop on over to RSVP (or just show up).
http://opusaffair.org/boston/events/opus-affair-march/
#PBFund

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On Opus Affair’s nomination page Zoe fans share their thoughts:

Boston needs more dance and we especially need more dedicated, innovative, talented dance companies like Zoe Dance. – Melsbells

Zoe dance is producing intelligent and visually stunning work with beautiful use of interesting projection – KBN
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Interesting and thoughtful work with an eye towards the future of dance. This sort of thinking should become a staple of the Boston art scene. – MFB

Zoe Dance under the artistic direction of Callie Chapman should be on everyone’s list of events in the dance scene here in Massachusetts. The work has meaningful content, intelligent delivery and is visually beautiful. – DA TDN

Amazing talented dancers and producer! Made me think of all of noise but all of connections… – DastardlyDan

A powerful and emotional performance delivering a unique perspective on life – Demitra

From the choreographer:

Emerging from the womb, our bodies provide us with less than a blank slate of experiencing life.  We are born with an ‘essence’.  Throughout life we layer, piece by piece and build who surrounds us, how we interact, and what brings us joy and pain.  During this overly complicated current time period of computers, social media, electronic communication and tethering to devices, our attention spans decrease and are constantly overwhelmed by immediacy.  I AM HERE NOW takes it up a notch and invites you as an audience member to be surrounded (literally) by the performance.  Layering your experience by using a black scrim placed in front of the ‘performance area’ and projecting live capture video streams, still images, and textures in a visual and visceral rich environment.  The performance surrounds you as you experience this journey into the breaking point of tolerance.  Merging the two themes of ‘being human’ and ‘being human in this time’, I AM HERE NOW is a self-contained reflection and experience not to be missed.

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Gina Masciarelli, Romina de los Santos, Mary Teuscher, Mary Rose Blandino,
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Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Rios (photo: Kristophe Diaz)


Yuka Takahashi, Kathleen Nasti


Gina Masciarelli and Romina de los Santos


Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise
Rios, Gian Masciarelli, Caroline Carbo


Yuka Takahashi

 

I AM HERE NOW 2/28 – 3/2 – 3/21 – 3/23

Contact:
Callie Chapman 781-738-3272 callie@zoedance.org
www.zoedance.org
For high-resolution images: http://www.zoedance.org/press-page/
or contact callie@zoedance.org

In Its 11th Season, Zoe Dance Brings 3-Dimensional Projection to the Dance Stage
I AM HERE NOW Invites You on a Journey of Distraction as a Modern Day Reality

January 20, 2014 (Cambridge MA) – I AM HERE NOW (Callie Chapman Korn – choreography and projection), presented by Zoe Dance at the Dance Complex (536 Mass. Ave.) Featuring performances by: MaryRose Blandino, Caroline Carbo, Callie Chapman, Romina Delosantos, Gina Masciarelli, Arthur Moore, Kathleen Nasti, Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise Rios, Yuka Takahashi + Mary Teuscher, I AM HERE NOW is a multimedia and movement portrait of the way we live … now. Through series of distraction in our daily lives our focus is taken from one stimulus to another until the silence and darkness is no longer there (or very uncomfortable). I AM HERE NOW uses video projection to aid in the performances’ imagery. Fri, February 28 @ 8:00 pm, Sun, March 02 @ 6:00 pm, Fri, March 21 @ 8:00 pm, Sun, March 23 @ 6:00 pm. Ticket Price: $20/$15 BDA members discount. Tickets available online: www.zoedance.org

Emerging from the womb, our bodies provide us with less than a blank slate of experiencing life.  We are born with an ‘essence’.  Throughout life we layer, piece by piece and build who surrounds us, how we interact, and what brings us joy and pain.  During this overly complicated current time period of computers, social media, electronic communication and tethering to devices, our attention spans decrease and are constantly overwhelmed by immediacy.  I AM HERE NOW takes it up a notch and invites you as an audience member to be surrounded (literally) by the performance.  Layering your experience by using a black scrim placed in front of the ‘performance area’ and projecting live capture video streams, still images, and textures in a visual and visceral rich environment.  The performance surrounds you as you experience this journey into the breaking point of tolerance.  Merging the two themes of ‘being human’ and ‘being human in this time’, I AM HERE NOW is a self-contained reflection and experience not to be missed.

Over the past 11 years Zoe Dance, through its body of work, has given Boston (and beyond) a taste of reflections on ‘life’.  While seemingly a broad theme, ‘life’ in this definition is something that is shared amongst human beings in each persons experience of it.  Zoe (meaning life in Greek) was chosen as the name of the company because of a conversation with an enthusiastic choir director at a Greek festival when asked what we did.  Dance is life. It is beautiful! It encompasses the joy and sorrow.

I AM HERE NOW
presented by
Zoe Dance
choreography/projection by  Callie Chapman Korn
at The Dance Complex
(536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA)

Fri, February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Sun, March 02 @ 6:00 pm
Fri, March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Sun, March 23 @ 6:00 pm

For tickets and more information, please visit www.zoedance.org
Ticket Price: $20/$15 BDA Members

#iamherenow
www.zoedance.org

HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES:

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Dancer – Kathleen Nasti
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Arthur Moore
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Yuka Takahashi
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
 

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Dancer – Romina Delosantos
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – MaryRose Blandino
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Mary Teucher
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Lonnie Stanton
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Kathleen Nasti
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Gina Masciarelli
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Caroline Carbo
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Lonnie Stanton
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Yuka Takahashi
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Romina Delosantos
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – MaryRose Blandino
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Mary Teucher
Photo/Digital Illustration – Callie Chapman
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Dancer – Arthur Moore
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Dancer – Caroline Carbo
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Dancer – Gina Masciarelli
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Press Release I AM HERE NOW PDF

07-03-2013 YOU can make this happen

DEADLINE: Sun, July 14

usa12percentWe are at 12% of our goal with matching funds available!

Via USA Projects YOU can make this happen! You ask what THIS is? It’s the act of giving in order to create. Donating even just a wee bit will help us fund our future, past and current rehearsals and performances.

This summer we have performed 3 times at performances in Cambridge and Boston. We got paid for only 1 of those performances and we still had to have rehearsals.

Via USA Projects there is a $2,500 fundraising goal with a 1:1 match up until $500 (we have only used $50 so far, so there is $450 available)!

Thank you,

Callie

Wow!

It’s been a busy past month. Zoe Dance performed at Dance for World Community Day, Mobius Fundraiser, “SPEED” and at Dancing for the Planet (to benefit 350ma.org).

For your enjoyment, here are various videos and photos to browse through.

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Saturday, June 15

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Friday, June 21

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Past is Prelude 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zoe Dance Company
Callie Chapman
781-738-3272
callie@zoedance.org / www.zoedance.org
29 Autumn St., Somerville, MA 02145

Memories Explored from Yours to Ours
Zoé Dance presents “Past is Prelude” a live video dance performance that leaves room in your evening for a bite to eat and maybe some salsa

Zoé Dance (Somerville) presents “Past is Prelude” Friday March 1 (at 8:00PM), Saturday March 2 (at 7:00PM + 9:00PM) and Sunday March 3 (at 6:00PM + 8:00PM) in the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at the Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA.  $17 General Admission, $15 BDA Members/Students/Seniors.  Special $2 off discount when you present a receipt from a participating restaurant (listed on the website) www.zoedance.org
Performers: Yuka Takahashi, Naoko Brown, Lonnie Stanton and guest artist Kurt Douglas. Lighting – Stephen Petrilli, Choreography/Video Design – Callie Chapman

Zoe Dance (in it’s 10th season) will be presenting “Past is Prelude” using video projection, recorded video, live video feed and a black voile scrim. “Past is Prelude” explores the many facets of memory and its role on the individual, society and within human history. All of this played out within 50 minutes to allow for a “night out” experience for the audience (i.e. dinner, dancing, etc.). The four performers will interact with a combination of a live camera, pre-recorded video, and of course each other in an effort to induce the audiences sense of memory.  Memory, in this sense, is relating to the nebulous images and sensations that visit us from our childhood or recent events.  But also there is an awareness of the memory of humanity and human history.  Destruction, love, peace are all cyclical in thier timing.  And as many times they are repeated, we say to ourselves, “we learned our lesson here and will/won’t do that again”.

“Past is Prelude” blends together the artistry of the performers in some set and some improvisational scores, video projection on a scrim that is placed in front of them and their own experiences with the individual as well as universal theme of memory.

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Additional Information

Zoé Dance:
Zoé Dance has presented its work since 2002 in various venues and performance opportunities around Boston and internationally such as: World Music/CRASH Arts’ “Ten’s the Limit” (2005 and 2007), ArtBeat 2004 and 2009, “Virgin”, produced by the Dance Renewal Project, Harvard Square’s “May Fair” 2004, with the Choreographers Group 2004, Earth Dance’s Outdoor Performance Festival 2003, Corporación Cultural de Las Condes (Santiago, Chile) 2007, Boston Center for the Arts’ Mils Gallery as a featured artist of the Movement at the Mills residency. Zoe has also presented its work in self produced concerts: at the Dance Complex, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center and Tower Auditorium at Massachuestts College of Art, the Boston Common, Union Square Plaza, and Green Street Studios. Zoé Dance was awarded a project grant from the Somerville Arts Council (2010) and was a finalist for the Boston Dance Alliance’s Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship (2009).

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Somerville Dance Fest is Coming to Union Square

Friday, July 27 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Zoe Dance presents Somerville Dance Fest featuring a dozen dance groups ranging in style from improvisation to dance theatre to step.

Dancers hailing from Somerville, Boston, Philadelphia, Maine, New York and Ireland, will utilize video projection as its common thread at this free outdoor festival in Union Square. Each group is asked to use the same setup consisting of a scrim being placed in front of the stage with video projecting onto it. This will create an illusion of the live performers having the same “weight” than that of the video in the front. If you don’t know what this dance “thing” is, we encourage you to come on out and see! This is a great way to experience dance—without having to buy tickets!

Current list includes:
Alicia Christofi-Walshe (IRE)
Zoe Dance
Jimena Bermejo-Black and Ali Ross
Luminarium
Aparna Das
Kelley Donovan
Weber Dance
Marcia Rotondo
Loren Grenendaal (PHILLY)
Contrapose
CHIMERAlab
James Runner
+ more

So come on down an enjoy!

Official page for this event: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/artsunion/2012/dancefest

We are also looking for advertisers to support this event (as well as gain exposure for your business).
Advertising rates are as follows:
$30 for a quarter page or business card size ad
$55 for a half page ad
$110 for a full page
$300 for back page
$500 for sponsor (which includes logo on front of program as well as links from all of our online publicity and logo on any printed materials)

Please email callie@zoedance.org to submit your materials today!

Why should the performing arts should be treated as valuable as cancer research?

Should it?  Really!?  Is it THAT important?  I mean, it’s not life or death.  It won’t help advance the research in anything that really matters.  It won’t help your aunt, mother, father, sister, lover, husband, child who has or will suffer from cancer.  It will not prevent them from dying.

These are the first thoughts that ran through my head when I thought about why people should donate money or support the performing arts.  I mean, it’s not life or death.  But, ahah!  Death it isn’t, but it is indeed life.  It is about exploring life, all aspects of it when we are here on this earth.  Posing that question that you just can’t explain in words.  Maybe not fully answering it, but giving it a little more insight.  Something to make you fee alive.  Some art isn’t pleasant.  It isn’t entertainment.  But it is valuable.

But cancer research is important.  And it is also (as art is) always seeking more funding.  People who work in the field are advancing techniques in treatment and being able to understand the disease that affects almost every single family.  Someone you know is or has been affected.  It’s a life cut short, scathed or compromised.  It’s valuable to make sure people are working on beating this ugly thing that has claimed so many.

Now, for instance think about how the performing arts has affected you.  You listen to the radio.  It’s there.  You participated in the school play when you were 10.  It was there.  Now your son/daughter is participating in one.  You go to a concert (gasp!) .  It’s definitely there.  Maybe the caliber of the different places you find performing arts are not all the same, but there are “professionals” working, researching and exploring every day so that you can have the performing arts in your life.  Maybe they are not researching your ‘type’ of music, dance, etc.  but one avenue always affects the other and some how they all are interconnected.

So, no the performing arts are not life or death.  They ARE life.  Professionals working in their field should be compensated for their time so they can make the time to research and make their contribution with their mind, body and spirit.  It is not a hobby.  It is a profession.  Talk to me later if you would like me to explain why.