Category Archives: News

Studio Susan Marshall’s “Rhythm Bath” Receives NDP Funding

We’re happy to have received a National Dance Project Production Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, in support of Rhythm Bath! This vital funding will help ensure this suite of performance-installations gets shared far and wide.

Feldenkrais® Training Academy is a Wrap

It’s been a total pleasure administrating this Feldenkrais teacher training, run by Jeff Haller/Inside Moves. There was plenty of pivoting necessary over the past four years—the trainees, fellow staff and faculty persevered with grace and compassion. Congratulations to all!

Big News! Pew Pew!

We’re over the moon to announce that Rhythm Bath, Studio Susan Marshall’s collaboration with set designer Mimi Lien being developed in partnership with the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, has been awarded a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage! This notoriously challenging and competitive grant was also—surprisingly!—one of the most fun proposals we’ve ever worked on, in large part because of our amazing partner on this project, Lisa Sonneborn, Media Arts & Culture Director at the IOD. Cannot wait to share this project far and wide!

Studio Susan Marshall’s “Rhythm Bath” Creative Residency

We were thrilled to be at PEAK Performances (Montclair State University, NJ) July 25–August 5 for the first creative residency for Studio Susan Marshall’s Rhythm Bath project!

Rosy Simas Danse Receives NEA Support!

We’re thrilled to have helped with Rosy Simas Danse‘s successful applications to the National Endowment for the Arts for their Grants for Arts Projects and American Rescue Plan support! The funding will support RSD’s operations and well as she who lives on the road to war, an installation/dance performance created in response to global loss and the collective need to grieve, condole and gather in peace and reconciliation, premiering in September 2021.

2022 Motion State Dance Festival is a wrap!

There’s nothing we love more than presenting dance performances with inspiring folks. THANK YOU to the amazing community who came out and dug in to the second “annual” Motion State Dance Festival. After an inaugural festival in March 2020 and a pandemic pause, it was thrilling to be presenting live and in-person dance again. We’re invigorated by the creativity and conversations and contemplations and challenges, and so grateful to all who helped make it happen. Feeling very appreciative of the artists, crew, supporters and the Motion State Arts team!

studio susan marshall receives NYSCA support

Ching-I Chang and Oluwadamilare Ayorinde in Two Person Operating System Type 2. photo: Rosalie O’Connor

Big thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts for their support of Studio Susan Marshall’s Two Person Operating System Type 2, the newest collaboration between choreographer Marshall and visual artist Martha Friedman.

rosy simas danse receives National Dance Project Production Grant

We’re thrilled to have helped Rosy Simas Danse get this vital support from NEFA. It will support Simas’ new work, she who lives on the road to war, an immersive installation and dance performance project created in response to our global loss and the collective need to grieve, to condole, and to come together in peace and reconciliation.

meg foley: Origins + How We Start

photo: Meg Foley

Read the latest blogpost from Meg Foley on the development of her project, Blood Baby.

Systems, Structures, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Deborah Goffe and John Michael Winward at RDDI’s: New England Now‘s Professional Development Lab at Bates College this summer. photo: Jonathan Hsu, JHsu Media

D+B’s Lila Hurwitz will be co-facilitating a working session on Systems, Structures, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI): New England Now’s Intersections Summit, September 29–October 2. Join us, it’s free!

The Intersections Summit is designed for and with the New England community to amplify the leadership that dance plays regionally alongside industries New England is known for, such as education, the sciences, and political and social organizing. The second of three interconnected components, this curated convening is also an opportunity to foster a culture of abundance through intentional sharing, learning, and community building that reimagines New England dance thriving.