This Friday and Saturday, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) makes its home city debut, with performances at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., presented by World Music/CRASHarts. Although Boston-based, the new company has local and international connections, with co-direction by Boston dancer and director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, and Itzik Galili, award-winning Dutch-Israeli choreographer.
Boston Dance Theater rehearse “Deeper Inscription” by Sidra Bell. Photograph courtesy of BDT
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading