Presented by The Dance Complex:
The Dance Complex announces its 2017-2018 CATALYSTS, all artists with a strong history and connection to Boston who’ve demonstrated the drive and talent through their careers, however emerging or established they might be, to get dance moving from idea to performance.
This year’s CATALYSTS artists are: tap dancer Ian Berg, originally from Chicago IL; street dance pioneers and teachers The Wondertwins, Billy and Bobby McClain; Artistic Director of EgoArt Inc., Nicole Pierce; jazz-loving tap dancer, vocalist and improviser Jenny Herzog; modern and classical Indian dancer/choreographer Chavi Bansal, from India.
If our CATALYSTS artists themselves weren't enough of a draw, HAVE YOU SEEN THE LINEUP OF GUEST ARTISTS FOR THESE PERFORMANCES?! Emily Beattie, Joy Davis, Ali Kenner Brodsky, & Michael Figueroa will be hoping into the lineup of rotating repertory as well with absolutely stunning work of great depth and reflection of personal journey.
Joy creates a new work for 10 dancers over a 20 hour residency with Urbanity Dance in Boston! #quickprocess!
March 23rd-24th, 30th-31st, 2018 | 7:30pm
Green Street Studios, Cambridge
Emerging choreograhers showcase their works with leadership from
Lorna Johnson's UnRetreat performance and creative process for her Unschool Coaching clients - installed in the Coachella Valley. Conceived and Directed by Meg Anderson/Kinetic Dust with guest performers Michael DuCott, Utam Moses, and Joy Davis
Countertechnique/Practical Tools: Thursday 5-7pm, Friday 9:30-11:30am, and Saturday 3-5pm
Performance: Friday @ 8pm Keith Hennessy, Donna Mejia, Joy Davis, Michelle Boulé, Alice Gosti + Joy Mariama Smith.
August 14th – 19th
____________presented by //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY
DAILY COUNTERTECHNIQUE CLASS / CREATIVE PRACTICE / MOVEMENT RESEARCH / IMPROVISATION
Joy Davis (BOSTON) Countertechnique Teacher
Erica Badgeley (SEATTLE / SALZBURG)
The 2017 FACT/SF Summer Dance Lab is a unique and integrated introduction to the most cutting-edge and practical approaches to contemporary dance training. The Dance Lab offers Countertechnique, Forsythe Working Methods, Gaga, and FACT/SF Repertory as points of departure for inquiry, discovery, and discussion. The Dance Lab will also feature a section on professional development, Working Better for Better Work, led by FACT/SF’s Artistic Director, Charles Slender-White. 2017 Faculty include James Graham, Nicole Peisl, Joy Davis, and Charles Slender-White
Nashville's new contemporary dance collective and training program invites Joy for their Choreographer's Lab program:
Emerging and established choreographers are offered a residency with the dancers of New Dialect, where they will have the opportunity to research their movement language on a versatile company of dancers and present their work in progress.
Idan Sharabi, Dor Mamalia, Belinda McGuire, Peter Chu, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Alex Ketley, Laurel Tentindo, Bryan Arias, David Norsworthy, Joy Davis
Ongoing Countertechnique classes during the Fall 2016 semester at
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
and Harvard University.
Please email for further information.
Annual arts, music, installation, and food festival held on the Boston Common in downtown Boston.
Guest Choreographer with musicians [BABA] - performance entitled Cecil
performers: Whitney Cover, Joy Davis, Michael Figeroa, Alyx Henigman, Jennifer Muffin-Roberts, and Tai Jimenez
Mar 26 | RIFF TALKS_04 | CHAOS
performative talk with dance legends
Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, KJ Holmes, Daniel Lepkoff, Olive Beringa
moderated by Jen Polins and Joy Davis
$15 General Admission, $10 students/seniors
25 Main St, 4th floor, Northampton, MA
Wednesday, March 23rd 5-7 PM
Wednesday, March 30th 5-7 PM
Wednesday, April 6th 4-6 PM ** Please note time change
(This class will focus on the Countertechnique "Toolbox")
Wednesday, April 13th 5-7 PM
Wednesday, April 20th 5-7 PM
Wednesday, April 27th 5-7 PM
6-Week Series Pre-Registration Rate: $100
Drop-In Rate: $20/class
To REGISTER please email:
Caitlyn Schrader (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR Whitney Cover (email@example.com)
Green Street Studios
185 Green St, Cambridge MA
SOLOS at School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
4th floor of 25 Main St in Northampton, across the street from Strong Ave.
An evening of contemporary sound, movement and poetry.
3 artists - 3 disciplines - 3 short sets
Jason Lescalleet - Electro-Acoustic Sound
Laura A. Warman - Poetry
Joy Davis - Dance
common/SENSE movement // Mid-Day Intensive with Joy Davis
REGISTER July 27-29 + July 31-August 1
In this workshop, Joy will share her knowledge of the Countertechnique to create an environment for movement discovery based in the reality of space, time, gravity, and anatomy. The Countertechnique, a system of movement developed by Anouk van Dijk, provides a clear framework of exercises in which dancers explore ways to continuously direct and counter-direct the weight of the body through space. The workshop will veer from the technique class orientation of Countertechnique towards a guided space for improvisational research in which dancers will work with specific principles and tools for directing/counter-directing. Movement explorations with this common sense information will illuminate possibilities for attentive presence, dynamic balance, anatomical availability, and big wide smiles. Joy’s teaching also draws heavily from her experience in authentic movement/contemplative dance, capoeira, contact improvisation, meditation/yoga, and performed improvisation. *This class will incorporate learning some Countertechnique exercises but will be oriented primarily towards improvisation