We’ve updated our Fellows Notes for August, a timely roundup of the shows, publications, and other assorted good news of MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists.
This month’s Noted include Stockbridge dance artist Dawn Lane (Choreography Finalist ’08), who was featured in a great article by Abigail Wood in the Berkshire Eagle. The story talks about Dawn’s choreography and about the integral work she’s doing in arts access.
“Dawn is all about bringing people together and creating a sense of community,” said [Ella] Baff [executive director at Jacob’s Pillow]. “And she brings all of her vast choreographic skills — because she is a very, very highly trained dancer and dance maker — and she brings all of those skills to a mission, and the mission is inclusiveness.”
While we’re on the subject of dance: The Disappearing Woman, a collaborative media and movement piece by Nell Breyer (Choreography Fellow ’06), Alissa Cardone, Lorraine Chapman, and Bronwen MacArthur (Choreography Finalists ’08) runs July 30-August 3 at the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, as part of Berkshire Fringe. The Disappearing Woman blends Nell’s fascinating new media creations (which you can see examples of here) with captivating choreography.
Also this weekend, the 11th annual Roxbury Film Festival screens at venues throughout the Boston area. On Saturday, August 1, 1 PM, as part of the Roxbury Shorts Program, Alla Kovgan’s (Film & Video Fellow ’09) film Nora screens at the MFA Boston. The film dramatizes the life of Nora Chipaumire through dance and stunning visual storytelling.
Image: Still from FOR HEAVENS SAKE (2005), choreography by Dawn Lane; Nora Chipaumire, from NORA (2008), co-directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton. Click images to see video clips.