April 5 - April 26, 2014
Luminarium Dance Company is proud to announce its brand new DANCE+ Series, offering an engaging, family-friendly class each Saturday morning in April, that explores weekly themes of dance intersecting other fields: technology, science, music and light. Each class will be strongly movement based, but led by an expert teacher from outside the world of dance.
To kick off the series on April 5, Ed Bokhour, engineer and musician, will share interactive technology in the form of his Dance Machine. The Machine creates an invisible field for bodies to move about, while infrared light and several sensors capture movements and produce sound triggered by the movement input. Rose Abramoff, PhD candidate, will lead an April 12 workshop merging dance and science by teaching the principles of the scientific method and using those principles to experiment with making dances; come formulate and test a dance hypothesis! Jenn Allen and Christos Zevos, graduate students at New England Conservatory, will bring music to the series on April 19. The trumpet and string bass duo will share rhythms to accompany movement and also encourage participants to make up their own musical soundscapes. As a DANCE+ Series finale, Luminarium’s Artistic Directors Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman will present a workshop on April 26 that combines dance with light. Through the use of light-making devices
(projectors, lamps, handheld lighting) and shadows, participants will dance through light and dark and control how a body in motion is perceived.
Luminarium Dance is a Boston-based modern dance company, incorporated in 2010, that was recently hailed as one of Boston’s ten “unsung heroes” by the Improper Bostonian. The company strives to produce high-quality art that blends choreography with atypical lighting design, film and video projection for a multidimensional viewing experience. Luminarium Dance Company also believes in the importance of community, produces Boston’s only annual 24 Hour ChoreoFest, and completes community outreach projects yearly.
Admission to the weekly classes is free to local youth; preregistration is appreciated as there is a 30 student limit. Classes will take place at the Center for Arts at the Armory, 10am-11:30am, April 5, 12 ,19 and 26. A parent or guardian must accompany each youth participant. Questions about the series or requests for preregistration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-477-4494.