J2RC Dances presents 6/60 (Six Over Sixty)
J2RC Dances presents 6/60 (Six Over Sixty)
by J2RC Dances presents 6/60 (Six Over Sixty)
Date & Time
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
286 Cabot Street
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About this Event
J2RC Dances presents 6/60 (Six Over Sixty), featuring the work of six seasoned modern dance choreographers over the age of sixty. Together Peter DiMuro, David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Paula Josa-Jones, Lisa Race and Jen Uhl will offer a rare opportunity to enjoy the highest level of concert modern dance on the North Shore. Performances are Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00pm and Sunday, June 4th at 2:00pm, 2023, at the Cabot Performing Arts Center in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Support for these performances comes from the Creative County Initiative of the Essex County Community Foundation, the Gertler Clark Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In order to maximize accessibility to modern dance for the community, all ticket prices have been set intentionally low.
Peter DiMuro has woven a career as a dancer, actor, choreographer, director, teacher, arts-engager and facilitator of creative practice. His current creative platform is Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM), a company that develops and performs original artistic works of dance and dance/theatre through collaborative methods. The company cultivates arts literacy, advocacy and engagement through its diverse core-collaborators, who are inter-generational and multi-abled. The company made its Jacob’s Pillow debut in 2018. Peter was named a White House Millennial Artist, a Mayor of Boston/ProArts Arts Award recipient, and his work has received grants/support from the National Performance Network, the Mass Artists’ Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Peter was an Artist in Residence for the inaugural cohort of the Mayor of Boston’s AIR program in 2015, the recipient of an ArtsFuse Award in 2016; a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State University; and an Eliot Norton Theatre Award for Choreography nominee in 2022. He served as Artistic Director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for five years. His career has taken him to 45 states, Hong Kong, Japan and throughout Europe. Peter is currently Executive Artistic Director of the Dance Complex in Cambridge. (Photo Credit: Robert Torres)
David Dorfman, Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance, has been creating movement-based theater in and around NYC, New London, and internationally since 1981, after receiving his MFA in Dance from Connecticut College where he has been on the faculty since 2004. Awards have included a “Bessie,” a Guggenheim, a USA Fellowship, and a Lucille Lortel for INDECENT’s Off-Broadway run. Recent DDD’s highlights include (A)Way Out of My Body at NYU/Skirball, a 30th Anniversary Season at BAM’s Next Wave Festival with Aroundtown in 2017, a BAM-produced State Department trip to Central Asia, and a State Department-sponsored trip to El Salvador to work on violence prevention with young people. Look for TRUCE Song in 2024. A fan of live music and collaboration, DD cherishes his serio-comic work, Live Sax Acts, with Dan Froot, and all days and all work with wife Lisa Race. DDD, now 35, has been Company-in-Residence at Connecticut College since 2007. (Photo Credit: Maria Baranova)
Heidi Henderson choreographer for elephant JANE dance, a pick-up company in RI, is a four-time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. elephant JANE dance has performed at the South Bank Centre in London, New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Bates Dance Festival in Maine, Connecticut, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival and The International Festival of Dance in Taegu, Korea. Heidi has danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, and Paula Josa-Jones and in works by Colleen Thomas, Sondra Loring and others. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Tsu)
Paula Josa-Jones is a dance artist, choreographer, author, visual artist and movement educator and therapist known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans, inter-species work with horses, dancers and riders, film and video. Josa-Jones has been called “one of the country’s leading choreographic conceptualists” by the Boston Globe and the Village Voice describes her work as “powerful, eccentric, and surreal”. Much of Josa-Jones’s solo work in particular arises from her own experience of being gender non-conforming, and movement explorations of the deeply complex architecture of identity and expression. Her background includes deep research into theater, somatics, improvisation, film, Deep Listening, Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind CenteringⒸ, interspecies relationships, equine studies, Authentic Movement, embodied psychology, and eco-performance. (Photo Credit: Liz Linder)
Lisa Race danced in NYC for many years before moving to Connecticut, where she is a Professor of Dance at Connecticut College. She danced with David Dorfman Dance from 1989-2000, having received a Bessie in 1995 for her dancing with the company and has rejoined the company in more recent years. Her choreography under the guise of RaceDance has been seen at the former Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dancenow and MR at the Judson Church while in NYC. She has been fortunate to teach at Bates, American Dance Festival and ImPulsTanz dance festivals, and has given workshops at many locations around the globe. Race has collaborated with Shawn Hove on three dance films, and is currently in the midst of a film collaboration with Rachel Boggia and Sydney Bryan, centered on Race’s mother Beverly (1920-2022). (Photo Credit: Maria Baranova)
Jen Uhl, J2RC Dances Artistic Director, has presented hundreds of performances, lectures, demonstrations and special modern dance events to the public over the decades. She served as Artistic Director of the Morningside Dance Festival in Manhattan, collectively presenting her work along with dozens of other modern dance choreographers annually at the Theater of the Riverside Church. Originally incorporated in NYC in 1991, Jen is revamping J2RC to bring a similar cultural model of modern dance to Massachusetts. Locally, Jen was a group recipient of the Governor’s Commonwealth Award, is co-chair of the Marblehead Cultural Council, and has presented her work at Green Street Studios and Mobius, among other venues. She has been reviewed by the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Boston Globe, and has received support from the Creative County Initiative Fund of Essex County Community Foundation, the Gertler Clark Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Jen, now Professor Emerita of Dance at Salem State University, holds an MFA degree in Modern Dance Choreography from the University of Michigan, a BA in Philosophy from Colby College, and a doctorate from Columbia University where she taught for several years before returning back home to the Boston area. She is also a Certified Movement AnalystⒸ (CMA) from the Laban Institute. (Photo Credit: David Fox)