AWAKE: Moving Dance Forward (Part 1)

in Cambridge.

AWAKE is more than just a dance concert featuring works by Eric Cruz, Monkeyhouse, and David Parker and the Bang Group, however. It is a day long event that celebrates the lives of three dance legends: Michael Jackson, Pina Bausch, and Merce Cunningham with a series of Master classes, panel discussions, a documentary film, catered meals, and a dance party.

As the Artistic Director of AWAKE, I really hope that you will be able to join us. Over the next two weeks, Connect to Choreography will feature several posts about this project and the artists involved in it.

Event Schedule
10 – 11 am: Master Class with Max Pollak, Artistic Director of RumbaTap

11 - 11:30 am: Continental Breakfast provided by Off the Vine Catering

11:30 - 11:45 am: Introduction by AWAKE Artistic Director Karen Krolak

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Suspending Sequences: A Facilitated Conversation with David Vaughan, Archivist for Merce Cunningham Company

12:30 – 1:15 pm: Isolating Identity: A panel moderated by Adrienne Hawkins of Impulse Dance, The Company, featuring Julia Rhoads and Max Pollak

1:15 – 1:45 pm: Box Lunch provided by Beaujolais Catering

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Master Class with Julia Rhoads, Artistic Director of Lucky Plush Productions

3:15 - 4:15 pm: Master Class with Boston-based Hip Hop artist Eric Cruz

4:30 - 5:45 pm: Ladies And Gentlemen Over 65 - documentary about Pina Bausch directed by Lilo Mangeldorf and sponsored by the Goethe Institute

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner provided by Season to Taste

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Performances featuring Monkeyhouse, Eric Cruz and David Parker and the Bang Group

8 - 8:30 pm: Talk Back

8:30 – 10:00 pm: Dance Party

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