Performances

    2019 Events

     

     

    Dance Showcase 2019     

    September 27-28, 8 pm

    Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Buick Street entrance

     

    Premier 


    DanceVisions will present "Waltz Suite" as part of Dance Showcase, with dancers Heather Eliot, Christine McDowell, and Marin Orlosky Randow.  


    There will also be works by Paul Jackson, Wendy O'Byrne/Contemporarily Out Of Order, Marin Orlosky Randow, Lynda Rieman, Colleen Roddy, Liz Roncka, and members of Reach: Summer Outreach Program.  

    Guest artists Caitlin Quinn and Ernesto Lea Place.  

    Lighting Design is by Lynda Rieman.

    Tickets $20/18/10.   Box Office 617-358-2500

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    Be Part of the Creative Experience

    June 23, 2019

     

    On Sunday, June 23rd, from 12:30 to 1:20, in Studio 1, at The Dance Complex, 

    Interactive Dance Making: Presentation and Class

     

    DanceVisions, Inc. performed a contemporary ballet entitled "A Waltz," choreographed by Artistic Director, Margot Parsons.

    Historically, we owe a great deal to the waltz's part in allowing women to reinvent themselves by dancing together. These waltzes are a nod to the independence of women.  They do not follow the ballroom structure of a waltz.

    In addition to the presentation, the Company will deconstruct a contemporary waltz from the repertoire, showing how different type of music affect the interpretation and the reading of a piece of choreography.  A phrase of movement will be taught for audience members who would like to participate.  Please were comfortable clothing and ballet or jazz shoes.

    Free and open to the public.

    Dance For World Community Festival    

    June 8, 2019

     

    A Waltz 

    At 3:35 in the Sanctuary Theater, at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Harvard Square, 
    DanceVisions presented "Waltz," with dancers Heather Eliot, Christine McDowell, and Marin Orlosky Randow. The 4-dance suite included music by Cambridge composer Thomas Oboe Lee.

    2018 Events

     

     

    Dance Showcase 2018     

    September 21-22, 2018

     

    Premier 

    On Friday and Saturday September 21st and 22nd, at 8pm, 
    DanceVisions will present "Waltz" as part of Dance Showcase
    also including other works by KAIROS Dance Theater/DeAnna Pellecchia,
    Marin Orlosky Randow, Liz Roncka, members of Reach, and BBII

    DanceVisions, Inc. will present "Waltz," a trio for
    Christine McDowell, Marin Orlosky Randow, and Kate Penner.
    This piece combines 3 Chopin waltzes
    to render many aspects of a personality as 1. 
    The piece is in tribute to a friend, Oliver.
    Choreography by Artistic Director, Margot Parsons. 

     

     

    Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket     

    September 14-16, 2018

     

    Premier 

    On Friday September 14th, at 8pm, DanceVisions, Inc. presented "Al Dente,"
    as part of "Ten Tiny Dances," at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts, Ave, Cambridge (Central Square).

    "Al Dente," is a solo for Ashley Zhang.  This is a lighthearted piece joining Ashley's refined "attitudes" for ballet and dentistry.  Ms Zhang is a rising dentist and a skilled ballet dancer.
    The dance will represent Tiny Movements that Ashley usually executes
    in her own Tiny Dental Space, this time on the Tiny Stage, for Tiny Dances.
    Choreography by Artistic Director, Margot Parsons. 

    For further information on this free weekend of dance events check out: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/469631883555657/?active_tab=about/
    and look for "Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket, at The Dance Complex.

     

     

    Be Part of the Creative Experience

    June 23, 2018

     

    On Saturday June 23rd, from 4:00 to 4:50 please join us for a free interactive dance experience,
    as part of the Festival of Us, You, We, and Them. We will be in Studio 7 at The Dance Complex,
    536 Massachusetts, Ave, Cambridge (Central Square).

    DanceVisions, Inc. will present the first steps of creating a dance -- and the nuts and bolts
    that go into making a piece of choreography. 
    Members of DanceVisions will present the start of a new piece and welcome you to learn parts
    of the dance in an informal process directed by Artistic Director, Margot Parsons. 

    For further information on this free weekend of dance events check out: 
    http://www.dancecomplex.org/performances/
    and look for The Festival of Us, You, We, and Them, on June 23rd and 24th.

     

     

    Dance for World Community Festival

    June 9th, 2018

     

    At 3:50 in the Sanctuary Theater at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Harvard Square, 
    DanceVisions will present “Clarity” as part of Dance For World Community 10th anniversary year. 
    Referring to the previous performance of “Clarity,” Carlos Micháns, the Dutch composer of the music, stated “Beautifully done and danced ... very graceful and not just an (hysterical) explosion of movement and jumping, as is often the case ... stylish and graceful and a real pleasure to look at.” 
    DanceVisions has had the good fortune to have been in the festival for all 10 years. 


    The event is free. Check out: www.danceforworldcommunity.org for the full schedule of events. 

     

     

    Living Legacies: Margot Parsons
    "In Transit," -- with Aerial Artist, Marin Orlosky Randow

    April 6 and 7, 2018

     

    It was a great honor to initiate the Living Legacies series, presented by The Dance Complex, and to be part of an evening of firsts. I am the first person to be honored in the Living Legacies Series, Marin Orlosky Randow is the first person to present aerial dance at The Dance Complex, and it is the first time rigging for an aerial piece will be installed in The Dance Complex. And for me, it is the first time that a composer planned to come from abroad (the Netherlands) to see the choreography that accompanies his music. 

    This 60-minute performance includes several new dances along with pieces from the repertoire of DanceVisions. Performers include Khiara Bridges, Daisy Giunta, Anna Guastella, Dana Hammarstrom, Anna Kobzeva-Herzog, Christine McDowell, Marin Orlosky Randow, Margot Palaith Parsons, Kate Penner, Amane Takaishi, and Ashley Zhang. Composers include William Bolcom, Robin Cho, Ken Field, Ai Isshiki and Steven Milton, Carlos Michans, and poetry read by Professor T. Jefferson Kline.

    What: "In Transit," an evening of dances by Margot Parsons and an aerial work by Marin Orlosky Randow, as part of the “Living Legacy” Series 
    Where: The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA (Central Sq)
    When: Friday and Saturday April 6 and 7 at 8 pm

     

     

    2017 Events

     

    DanceVisions presents 35

    June 16 and 17, 2017

     

    WHAT: 35 celebrates the 35th anniversary of DanceVisions, Inc. 

    Two evenings: choreography by Artistic Director, Margot Parsons,
    Assistant Artistic Director, Marin Orlosky Randow, and
    former Company member, Christine McDowell

    WHEN: Friday. June 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 7:30 pm

    WHERE: BU Dance Theater
    915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215 (entrance on Buick Street) 

    DANCERS: Katelyn Bourdeau, Khiara Bridges, Christine McDowell, Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti,
    Marin Orlosky Randow, Margot Palaith Parsons, Ethan Pravetz, Kate Penner, Amane Takaishi, Ashley Zhang

    Original musical scores by: Ai Isshiki and Steven Milton, and Abby Swidler

    Tickets: Open seating, $20 in advance through www.dancevisions.brownpapertickets.com
    Reservations: (617) 484-3783
    or box office night of the show $25 for adults and, $15 Seniors/Students/BDA Members
    Reservations: (617) 484-3783or box office night of the show $25 for adults and, $15 Seniors/Students/BDA Members

    Audiences will find magic and artistry in an evening of diverse and harmonious choreography. 
    The dancers performing in 35 bring a high level of skill and a vibrant breadth of experience to the works.  
    The performance includes, solos, duets, trios, and group works from past and present repertory, as well as several premieres. 

    The solos include "Oration,” danced by Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti, filling a small platform with a grand message;
    “A Woman,” danced by Khiara Bridges, exalting the inner strength of a person to persist and go forward; 
    a premiere, “Wind Song,” created for and danced by Katelyn Bourdeau, exploring the journey of finding her path as a mother; 
    as well as a new work by guest choreographer Christine McDowell, performing a solo of her own choreography. 

    The duets include “We Are Alright Back Here,” danced by Marin Orlosky Randow and Ethan Pravetz, basking in
    the quiet and profound joy of friendship; “When,” danced by Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti and Amane Takaishi, 
    finding the connections between two facets of one woman; the premiere of an interdisciplinary work danced by 
    Marin Orlosky Randow with composer/violinist Abby Swidler, uniting live music with aerial dance in 
    a collaborative exploration of strength and grace; and another new duet danced by Margot Parsons and 
    Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti, sensing the onward flow of time, in a rare stage appearance by the founder of DanceVisions, Inc.

    Several group pieces from multiple decades of the Company's history, as well as a work from 2016, will be performed
    by members of the Company: “Dreams,” with an original score by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton, takes three dancers 
    into a state where the lines of here/now and there/then are blurred; “Gateway” transforms iconic ballet barres into an
    energetic catalyst that catapults dancers into the world of movement; “Overlay” transports concepts of Baroque and Classical beauty
    into the modern world; and “Summer Heat” invigorates dark days with the glow of warmth and vitality. 

    The dances to be presented in 35 capture the wide range of work that has been done by this longstanding contemporary ballet company.
    Artistic Director Margot Parsons has created more than 70 works for this company that has been fortunate to work with more than 90 dancers.
    The Company has self-produced over 14 evening-long productions and has presented works in collective shows throughout Boston 
    and New England. DanceVisions, Inc. and its artistic director's choreography have received positive reviews in The New York Times, 
    Dance Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Newton Tab, and in online blogs and college newspapers. For 7 consecutive years, 
    the Company produced the acclaimed series "Dance on The Top Floor," cited as Best in Boston by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, 
    and for 9 years curated the series 'Dancers at the Robsham." 8 original musical scores have been written for the Company, and 
    it has always paid the performers. DanceVisions collaborates with, and continues to support, the dancers, choreographers, composers,
    graphic artists, and lighting designers who are passionate about keeping dance a powerful force for artistic expression. 

    INFO: margotp@dancevisions.net 

    CONTRIBUTIONS to DanceVisions, Inc. are welcomed and fully tax-deductible. 
    Please send to DanceVisions, Inc., 175 Washington Street, Belmont, MA 02478-3562. Thank you.

     

     

     

    From the Horse's Mouth

    May 5-7, 2017

     

    WHAT: A Celebration of Dancers' Lives Through Stories and Movement

    -- Conceived and Directed by Tina Croll & James Cunningham

    WHEN: Friday. Saturday, and Sunday, May 5,6,7, 2017

    WHERE: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, (Central Square) Cambridge, MA 

    DANCERS: Margot with 27 other members of the Boston dance community 

     

     

     

    Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket

    February 12, 2017

     

    WHAT: Margot will be presenting 2 works, a Solo (in Tiny) and a Quartet (in Short)

    WHEN: Friday. Saturday, February 11, at 8 pm and Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 7 pm

    WHERE: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, (Central Square) Cambridge, MA 

    DANCERS: Rachel Miscenich, Katelyn Bourdeau, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Thuy Phan, and Ashley Zhang

    Admission $25 and $20 students, seniors, military, and BDA

    INFO: www.dancevisions.net

     

     

    2016 Events

     

    Boston University Dance Theater Group's "Origins 2016"

    November 18 and 19, 2016

     

    Margot will present a new work for seven dancers entitled "And So It Begins ... "

    on Friday, November 18 at 8 pm and Saturday, November 19 at 4 pm and 8 pm,

    at BU Dance Theater 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

    Tickets:

    $12 – General Admission
    $10 – Student/Senior/BU Community

    Tickets will be available at the Box Office at 617-358-2500.

     

     

     

    The Harvard Ballet Company Presents "Oz"

    October 23 and 23, 2016

     

    Margot will present a new work for nine dancers entitled "And So It Began: The Tornado/The Dream"

    on October 21 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 22 and 23 at 2 pm,

    at Farkas Hall, Harvard Square.

    Tickets: 

    Tickets will be available at the Box Office at 617-496-2222. 

     

    Boston University Dance Showcase

    September 30 and October 1, 2016

     

    Dances by DanceVisions/Margot Parsons, KAIROS Dance Theater/DeAnna Pellecchia, Colleen Roddy, Lynn Modell, Marin Orlosky-Randow, 

    Liz Roncka and Paul Laurey, Reach/Mary Craig, Boston Ballet II (courtesy of Boston Ballet)

    What: Margot Parsons presents 2 works "Open Field III: Shadows"(performed by Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti)

    and "When" (a Premiere, performed by Khiara Bridges and Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti, 

    to music by Dutch avant-garde composer Jacob TV see: http://www.jacobtv.net/composer.html)

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    When: Friday and Saturday, Seotember 30 and October 1, at 8pm

    Tickets: $20, $15 ror BDA, $12 students and BU community

    Contact: 617-385-2500

     

    DanceVisions, Inc. Presents “Borders”

    June 4 and 18, 2016

     

     

    WHAT: A Salon-Style Dance Performance. Choreography by Margot Parsons and Marin Orlosky-Randow, 

    with Musician Dooseon Woo 

    and with Q&A Facilitators David Alexander and Iris Fanger

    WHEN: Two Saturday's, June 4, 2016 and June 18, 2016, both from 2-4 pm.

    WHERE: Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, off Buick Street.

    DANCERS: Khiara Bridges, Kate McMahon, Rachel Miscenich Catanzariti,

    Marin Orlosky-Randow, Thuy Phan, Ethan Pravetz, and Ashley Zhang

    Admission Free, RSVP Required to margotp@dancevisions.net

     

    Dance for World Community Festival

    June 11, 2016

    WHAT: Margot will be presenting 2 works, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:40 to 1 pm

    WHERE: The Sanctuary, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA

    DANCERS: Khiara Bridges, Kate McMahon, Marin Orlosky-Randow, 

    Thuy Phan, Ethan Pravetz, and Ashley Zhang

    Admission Free

     

     

    The Festival of You & Us & We & them

    June 24 and 25, 2016

     

    WHAT: Margot will be presenting 2 works, 

    Friday. June 24, 2016 and Saturday, June 25, 2016, both at 8 pm

    WHERE: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, (Central Square) Cambridge, MA 

    DANCERS: DanceVisions Company

    Admission TBA

     

     

    2015 Events

      

    The Festival of You & Us & We & Them

    November 20-22, 2015

     

    WHAT: Margot will be presenting 2 works, on Sunday, November 22nd, at 7pm. 

    WHERE: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, (Central Square) Cambridge, MA

    DANCERS: Khiara Bridges, Marin Orlosky-Randow, and Thuy Phan

    Admission $22 general, $18 BDA

     

    Boston University Dance Showcase

    October 2-3, 2015

     

    Dances by DanceVisions/Margot Parsons, KAIROS Dance Theater/DeAnna Pellecchia & Ingrid Schatz, Boston Ballet II, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Liz Roncka

    What: Margot Parsons presents 2 premieres "Open Field I"(performed by Marin Orlosky-Randow and Thuy Phan) and "Open Field II" (performed by Khiara Bridges)

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    When: Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, at 8pm

    Tickets: $20, $15 ror BDA, $12 students and BU community

    Contact: 617-385-2500

     

    DanceVisions, Inc. presents two dances 

    at the Seventh Annual Dance for World Community Festival

    June 13, 2015

     

    As one of 80 performances, free classes, specil events, and more, DanceVisions, Inc. presents two dances choreographed Margot Parsons: 

         - "En l'Air," performed by Marin Orlosky-Randow, and

         - "Here and There," performed by Thuy Phan and Ashley Zhang 
    Where:    The Sanctuary Theatre, at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Mass Ave between Remington and Bow Streets, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

    When:     Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 2:10 pm 

    Tickets:   The event is free and open to the public

    For information: www.danceforworldcommunity.org

    DanceVisions, Inc. presents "Depth of Field"

    May 1 and 2, 2015

     

    What:      DanceVisions, Inc. presents Depth of Field, an evening of dances by Lynn Modell and Margot Parsons 
                      with lighting design by Lynda Rieman 
    Where:    Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave, off of Buick Street, Boston, MA 
    When:     Friday and Saturday May 1 and 2, 2015, at 8 pm 
    Tickets:  Open seating: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students/BDA Reservations: 617-484-3783 
                      Tickets: dancevisions.brownpapertickets.com

    Dancers include: Ann Brown Allen, John Andrews, Jackie Borck, Peggy Campion, Judith Chaffee, Anna Gaziano, Ava Geffen, Lisa Guisbond, 
    Eurydice Hirsey, Nadya Karpova, Katelyn McMahon, Yael Marshall, Lynn Modell, Ava Moreno, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Margot Parsons, 
    Thuy Phan, Ethan Pravetz, Natalie Rock, Reisa Sperling, Elaine Shannon, Micki Taylor-Pinney, Ashley Zhang 

    Watch what happens when the imaginative visions of two of Boston's well-known choreographers, Lynn Modell and Margot Parsons, 
    electrify the stage in Depth of Field. In this convergence, Modell and Parsons invite you to discover the unexpected harmonies that arise 
    when the lively expressiveness of Modell's modern choreography is juxtaposed with the direct simplicity of Parsons' neoclassical ballet. 

    Enjoy an evening of dance highlighting their contrasting styles with pieces featuring performers from the Boston dance community 
    alongside company members of DanceVisions, Inc. Join us for works that excite the eye and stimulate the imagination 
    with energy, drama, humor, and extravagance 

     

     

    Dance Currents, Inc. Presents "Drawn In" 

    a Concert with guest artists from DanceVisions

    January 31, 2015

     

    DanceVisions will present two works in this concert:

    A solo, "When," performed by Anna Gaziano, and

    A duet, "We're Alright Back Here," performed by Marin Orlosky-Randow and Ethan Pravetz

    on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at Green Street Studios

    Tickets:

    $20 – General Admission
    $17 – Student/Senior/BDA 

     

     

    2014 Events

     

    Boston University Dance Theater Group's "Origins"

    November 21 and 22, 2014

     

    Margot will present a new work for eleven dancers at Dance Theater Group's “Origins” 

    on Friday, November 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, November 22 at 4 pm and 8 pm.

    Tickets:

    $12 – General Admission
    $10 – Student/Senior/BU Community

    Tickets will be available at the Box Office at 617-358-2500.

     

     

    The Dance Complex -- Identified Moving Objects

    November 15, 2014

     

    DanceVisions/Margot Parsons presented a new work, "When," danced by Anna Gaziano to Prelude No. 22 by Jeroen van Veen 

     

    Boston University Dance Showcase

    September 26 and 27, 2014

     

    Dances by C&S Creations/Sarah Foster & Christian Serrano, Ryan Casey, DanceVisions/Margot Parsons, 

    KAIROS Dance Theater/DeAnna Pellecchia & Ingrid Schatz, Carey McKinley, Lynn Modell, Marin Orlosky-Randow, 

    Nailahh Randall-Bellinger, Liz Roncka

     

    What: Margot Parsons "All Right Back Here" (premiere) and Marin Orlosky-Randow and Margot Parsons' "Aloft" (Premier) 

    "All Right Back Here" (duet) was inspired by the freshness of a new friendship.

    "Aloft" (quartet) is focused on exploring the sense of flight through conbining aerial work with contemporary ballet.

     

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    When: Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, at 8pm

    Tickets: $20, $15 ror BDA, $12 students and BU community

    Contact: 617-385-2500

     

     

    Dance for World Community

    June 14, 2014

     

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present a new work, "Summer Heat," to music by Vivaldi, choreographed by Margot Parsons, 

    with dancers: Meredith Baer, Anna Gaziano, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Ethan Pravetz, and Amane Takaishi

    ** DanceVisions, Inc. will be performing on the Sanctuary Theatre Stage, at 12:15 pm **

    Where: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre of Boston

    When: Saturday June 14, 2014 -- 11am to 6 pm, see Festival Weekend website: www.danceforworldcommunity.org

    Admission: Free for entire families with a large variety of food available all day.

     

     

    BalletNY presents "Dreams" by Margot Parsons 

    DanceVisions, Inc. set "Dreams" on the New York-based ballet company BalletNY

    What: a 11-minute work choreographed by Margot Parsons, with an original score by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

    Where: Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY

    When: April 15-17, at 7:30 pm

    Tickets: $26 general, $16 seniors and students

    Contact: http://www.balletny.org/performance/

     

     

    2013 Events

     

    DanceVisions, Inc. presents "Flight"

    May 5, 2013 (a Double Bill)

     

    What: a 45-minute work choreographed by Margot Parsons, with lighting and sound score by Andreas Randow

    Dancers: Marin Orlosky-Randow, Thuy Phan, Mary Elizabeth Tinervin, Chelsea Wilson

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    When: Sunday, May 5, at 3pm and 5pm. 

    Tickets: $20 general, $15 BDA, seniors, and students

    Contact: 617-484-3783

    The new work that I propose to present is entitled "Flight" and is a collaboration with Andreas Randow, a local software architect, entrepreneur, and flight enthusiast. As an innovative experiment for both Randow and me, "Flight" was collaboratively developed according to an object-oriented programming approach. Together we are exploring the emotional experience and physical properties of flight, particularly the shared experience of airplane travel. The object-inheritance properties of this programming approach lend themselves to each phase of the dance as an abstract task to complete, before moving on to the next part of the travel experience.

    Four to seven dancers are onstage in this forty-minute piece of choreography that is brought to a new dimension with a sound and light score by Randow. The work is an abstraction of an experience that nearly everyone can relate to, created using a technological approach to art making. Through this combination of art, technology, and near-universal human experience, we hope to create a dance performance that resonates on a personal level with the audience, regardless of any prior exposure to the performing arts.

     

    Third Life Studio Choreographer Series

    February 22, 2013

     

    Dances by Chien-Hwe Hong/1,000 Virtues, SPUNKandCOmpany Dance, Pam Newton, Betsy Miller, Boston Community Dance Project, and Kelley Donovan

    What: "Twill" choreographed by Pan Newton, danced by Margot Parsons, music by Christopher Renna

    Where: Third Life Studio, Somerville, MA 

    When: Friday, February 22, at 8pm

    Tickets: $20

    Contact: 617-388-3247

     

     

    2012 Events

      

    Boston University Dance Showcase

    September 28 and 29, 2012

    Dances by Marin Orlosky-Randow, DanceVisions, Inc./Margot Parsons, DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz,LOrraine Chapman, Lynn Modell with Ann Brown Allen, Carlo Rizzo and Micki Taylor-Pinney 

    What: Margot Parsons "Gateway" (premiere)

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    When: Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, at 8pm

    Tickets: $15, $13 ror BDA, $10 students and BU community

    Contact: 617-385-2500

     

    30th Anniversary Concert

    June 8 and 9, 2012

     

    Here and There: A Celebration of Dancers

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present an evening of dance created by Margot Parsons

    Where: The Julie Ince Thompson Theater at The Dance Complex

    536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

    When: Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at 8pm

    Admission: $22 Adults, $18 Seniors/Students/BDA members

    Reservations: Contact 617-484-3783 or margotp@dancevisions.net

    This is a show that honors the very special dancers who have worked in the choreography of Margot Parsons for many years, bringing their grace, artistry, clarity, and beauty to the dances.

    The choreography of Margot Parsons emphasizes musicality, space, and the infusion of classical vocabulary with contemporary angularity to capture the beauty and grace of the human spirit. The seven dances, spanning 2000-2012, include a group work along with solos, duets, and trios to music ranging from jazz to classical to minimalistim. Dancers are coming from New York to perform and to be reunited with their colleagues.

    Margot Parsons received her dance training in Ballet and Modern in Chicago and in New York. She has choreographed more than 100 works and performed in theaters and studios in New York, Boston, and other cities in the U.S. and Europe. The Boston Globe (October 4, 2004) said Margot Parsons used "an expansive embrace of traditional vocabulary [that] was enriched by modern influences … beautifully structured, [and] with a visually compelling use of space," and in 2012, that is seen to be "…full of sweeping turns, long-lined stretches, and luxurious reaches." The Boston Herald (November 20, 2005) said her work expresses "unexpected grandeur via simplicity" and cited her as one of "two local choreographers (to) top the 2004 list for inexhaustible productivity and a fertile imagination." www.dancevisions.net

    The dancers featured are Connie Blumenthal, Nicole DeVicci, Langston Fishburne, Jackie Flynn, Daisy and Ruby Giunta, Anna Kharaz, Lia Kaynor, Julie Krieg, Sara Lapery, Eliza Mallouk, Marcie Mitler, Christine McDowell, Madelaine O'Connell, Marin Orlosky-Randow, and Julianna Stavros.

     

    Across the Ages Dance Project, 2012

    June 3, 2012

     

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present a work designed for this project. 

    Where: Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA.

    When: Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 3, at 5:30 pm. 

    Featuring works by: Lorraine Chapman, Brian Crabtree, Kelley Donovan, Gabrielle Orcha, and Margot Parsons

    Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students/BDA members

    Reservations: 617-864-3191, emallouk@yahoo.com, nmitler@yahoo.com

     

     

    Dance for World Community

    June 9, 2012

     

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present: "Clarity" (2011), choreographed by Margot Parsons, with dancers Nicole DeVicci, Christine McDowell, and Marin Orlosky-Randow to an original score by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

    ** DanceVisions, Inc. will be performing on the Sanctuary Theatre Stage, at 6pm**

    Where: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre of Boston

    When: Saturday June 9, 2012 -- Noon to 7 pm, see www.danceforworldcommunity.org

    Admission: Free for entire families with a large variety of food available all day.

     

     

    Rising UP, a Dance Showcase

    March 30 and 31, 2012

     

    What: A Faculty Concert at Boston College, featuring the work of Sun Ho Kim, Kirsten McKinney, Margot Parsons, and Rev. Robert VerEecke, S.J.

    Where: Robsham Theater Arts Center, Boston College

    When: Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012, at 8pm.

     

     

    The Third Life Studio Choreographer Series

    February 23, 2012

     

    What: Works by Gabrielle Orcha, Margot Parsons, BoSoma Dance Company, Kelley Donovan, and Heather Bryce Labor. Elizebeth Randall is performing a solo, choreographed by Margot, called "Journée." 

    Where: Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq., Somerville, MA

    When: February 23, 2012

    This is an ongoing series created by Kelley Donovan.

    Call (617) 388-3247or kddcompany@yahoo.com for info.

     

     

    2011 Events

     

    BU Dance Theater Group, "Origins"

    November 18 and 19, 2011

     

    What: Margot will set an original work on the BU Repertory Dance class. 

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, entrance on Buick St.

    When: Friday, Nov. 18, at 8pm, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 4 and 8pm.

     

      

    20th Anniversary of The Dance Complex

    November 12 and 13, 2011

     

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present: a new work, choreographed by Margot Parsons, with dancers Nicole DeVicci, Shannon Luchs, and Marin Orlosky. 

    Where: 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, in the Julie Ince Thompson Theater.

    When: Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13.

     

     

    Dance Showcase

    September 30 and October 1, 2011

     

    What: A concert featuring works by the Faculty and Friends of Boston University. 

    DanceVisions, Inc. will present "Clarity" (premier), choreographed by Margot Parsons, with dancers Nicole DeVicci, Shannon Luchs, and Marin Orlosky. 

    Where: Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, entrance on Buick St.

    When: Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at 8pm.

     

      

    Dance for World Community

    June 11, 2011

     

    What: DanceVisions, Inc. will present: "Stirrings/Dream" (excerpt 2011), choreographed by Margot Parsons, with dancers Nicole DeVicci, Shannon Luchs, and Christine McDowell, to an original score by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

    ** DanceVisions, Inc. will be performing from 2:55-3:10 on the Sanctuary Theatre Stage**

    Where: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre of Boston

    When: Saturday June 11, 2011 -- Noon to 10 pm, see www.danceforworldcommunity.org, or (on Facebook) www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-for-World-Community/90552091502 

    Admission: Free for entire families with a large variety of food available all day.

     

      

    Dance Complex Faculty Show

    May 14 and 15, 2011

     

    What: Works by Margot Parsons, and Sheila Eghbali, Ricardo Foster Jr., Rozann Kraus, and Rebecca Rice

    Where: Julie Ince Thompson Theater at The Dance Complex
                  536 Massachusetts Ave.
                  Cambridge, MA

    When: Saturday May 14 at 8pm and Sunday May 15, 2011 at 7 pm

    Admission: $19/ general, $15/ BDA members

    Reservations: 617-547-9363

    The show will include two pieces by Margot Parsons: 

    "Continuum," with dancer Elizebeth Randall, to music by John Cage performed by David C. Robbins on a prepared piano modified by the pianist according to instructions from John Cage; and 

    "Stirrings/Dream" (excerpt 2011), with dancers Nicole DeVicci, Shannon Luchs, and Christine McDowell, to original music by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

     

     

    “Stirrings,” Presented by DanceVisions, Inc.

    April 1 and 2, 2011

     

    What: “Stirrings,” an hour-long performance of six pieces choreographed by Margot Parsons with music composed by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton, presented by DanceVisions, Inc.

    Where: Julie Ince Thompson Theater at The Dance Complex
                  536 Massachusetts Ave.
                  Cambridge, MA

    When: Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2, 2011 at 8 pm

    Admission: $18/ general, $15/seniors and BDA members

    Contact information and reservation: 617-484-3783

    The show entitled “Stirrings” includes six pieces that all involve the interconnection of individuals who are traveling forward and backward in time, revisiting the past, and addressing the future.  The pieces enter the habitat of the light and dark where the quality of mutuality winds itself around the changing series of planes.  The evening captures the quiet stirrings that exist around our frenzied life.

    Dancers: Jessica DeJean, Nicole DeVicci, Daisy Giunta, Youn Kyung Lee, Shannon Luchs, Christine McDowell, and Elizebeth Randall 

     

     

     

    2010 Events

     

     

    DANCE AND BACK AGAIN

    November 13 and 14, 2010

     

    The Dance Complex Faculty Concert Sat 13 Nov at 8pm and Sun 14 Nov at 7pm

    The Julie Ince Theater at The Dance Complex, 536 Mass.  Ave., Cambridge, MA.

    $19 donation, call 627.547.9363 for reservations.

    Stirrings

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

    Dancers: Nicole DeVicci and Christine McDowell

    Journee

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Jeroen van Veen

    Dancer: Elizebeth Randall 

    New and newly revised pieces by Lisa Simon, Ramon de los Reyes, Diane Arvanites & Tommy Neblett, Margot Parsons, Danny Swain and Rozann Kraus.

    $19 donation, call 627.547.9363 for reservations. 

     

     

    Dance Showcase 2010

    DanceVisions presents “Stirrings” and “Journee”

    October 1 and 2, 2010

     

    Stirrings, Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Ai Isshiki and Steve Milton

    Dancers: Nicole DeVicci and Christine McDowell

    Journee,  Choreography by Margot Parsons

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Jeroen van Veen

    Dancer: Elizebeth Randall 

    Choreographers: Stephanie Creary, Ashton Lites, Margot Parsons, DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz, 

    and Micki Taylor-Pinney, Lynn Modell, and Ann Brown Allen. Guest Artists: Boston Ballet II

    Friday and Saturday, October 1, 2010 and 2, 2010, at 8pm

    Boston University Dance Theater
    915 Commonwealth Ave, entrance on Buick St. 

     

     

    Dance for World Community Festival

    DanceVisions presents “Temporal Constellation” (Excerpt 2)

    June 12, 2010

     

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music: "Kaleidescope" by Ai Isshiki

    Dancers: Youn Kyung Lee, Christine McDowell, Rachel Nizhnikova

    June 12, 2010

    in The Sanctuary, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre,

    Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

    View this dance at: 

    Temporal Constellation onYouTube

    Aurora Borealis,A Festival of Light and Dance

    February 25-28, 2010 


    Judith Chaffee & Micki Taylor-Pinney, Co-Directors

    The eighth annual collaboration beteeen the School of Theatre and the Boston University Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Choreographers include: Special Honored Guest Joseph Gifford, Margot Parsons, Amyko Ishizaki and Christina Putz, G. Benjamin Fred, Micki Taylor-Pinney, Michael Jahoda, and Stuart Meyers, Kat Crawley, and Judith Chaffee. 

    February 25-28, 2010, at Roberts Studio Theater, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    TEMPORAL CONSTELLATION (Excerpt 1)

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music: "Prelude No. 18 in f minor, by Jeroen van Veen

    Dancers: Youn Kyung Lee, Christine McDowell, Rachel Nizhnikova

     

    BU Dance Theatre Group, Visions 2010

    DanceVisions presents “Horizon”

    April 16 and 17, 2010

     

    Choreography by Margot Parsons, created for Ballet Repertory Class

    Music: "Trilogy" by Philip Glass

    Dancers: BU Dance Theater Group members

    April 16 and 17, 2010

    Boston University Dance Theater 

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA (entrance on Buick Street, take the B Line to St. Paul Street) 

     

    2009 Events

     

    It’s a Living, 18th Birthday Party at the Dance Complex

    DanceVisions presents “Streets of Laredo”

    November 14 and 15, 2009

     

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Erik Lindgren 

    Dancers: Nicole DeVicci, Daisy Merritt Giunta, Malia Hill, Christine McDowell 

    Friday and Saturday November 14 and 15, 2009

    Temporal Constellation (Double Billing)

    October 24, 2009

    in two showings

     

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Tom Johnson, performed by Theodore Bale 

    Dancers: Jennifer Carr, Katie Crowley, Nicole DeVicci, Malia Hill, Youn Kyung Lee, Christine McDowell, Rachel Nizhnikov, Jim Banta, and Langston Fishburne. 

      

    Saturday afternoon, October 24 

    Boston University Dance Theater 

    915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA (entrance on Buick Street, take the B Line to St. Paul Street) 

      

    This is an opportunity to see Margot Parsons’ latest dance and learn more about her research and methodology in the studio. Prior to the showing, Ms. Parsons and Mr. Bale will discuss their recent collaboration, offering viewers some additional tools for understanding and engaging with the dance.  Temporal Constellation is performed for one hour without intermission in a gallery-like atmosphere. It explores ideas of stratification, transmutation, and a changing series of planes while allowing certain narrative themes to emerge, fade and return as the dance progresses. Observers thus far have called it "mesmerizing" and filled with "powerful elegance."

    You are invited because we value your opinion and would love to share this experience with you and know your impressions. Following the performance the dancers, choreographer, and musician will engage in lively dialogue with the viewers. The showing is the first part in a series of performances that will make Ms. Parsons' creative processes transparent and track the evolution of the dance as it mutates over time.

    Reservations at 617.484.3783 

    Pre-performance presentation at 2:50 pm, performance at 3, 

    post-performance dialogue at 4. 

    Dance Showcase 2009 

    DanceVisions presents “Interchange”

    October 2 and 3, 2009

     

    Choreography by Margot Parsons 

    Music by Lenny Pickett

    Dancers: Nicole DeVicci and Christine McDowell

    at Dance Showcase 2009

    Choreographers: Ann Brown Allen, Alissa Cardone, Michael Jahoda, Sun Ho Kim, Lynn Modell, Margot Parsons, 

    DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, and Micki Taylor-Pinney. Video artist: Harvey Nosowitz. 

    And special guests from Reach Summer Outreach Dance Program, including Ashton Lites, Frantz Louizia, and Jasmin Maignan

    October 2, 2009 and 3, 2009, at Boston University Dance Theater,
    915 Commonwealth Ave, entrance on Buick St. 

    Aurora Borealis,A Festival of Light and Dance

    February 26-28, 2009 


    Judith Chaffee & Micki Taylor-Pinney, Co-Directors

    The seventh annual collaboration beteeen the School of Theatre and the Boston University Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

    Choreographers include: Ann Brown Allen, Judith Chaffee, Michael Jahoda, Amy Mastrangelo, Tara Matkosky, Lynn Modell, Margot Parsons, 

    Amanda Rey, Jesse Rudoy, and Micki Taylor-Pinney. 

    What:   "Valse, " Choreography by Margot Parsons, 

    Music by Alfred Schnittke

    Dancers: BU Dance Theater Group members
    When:  Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2pm, February 26, 27, & 28, and March 1, 2008.
    Where: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
                Tremont and Berkeley Streets, Boston, MA

    2008 Events

     

    Faculty Dance Concert

    November 23 and 23, 2008 


    Margot Parsons Dance Company will perform in an evening of dances choreographed by members of the faculty at the Dance Complex.

    What: Performance of Impromptu, music: Schubert Impromptu D. 299, Opus 3, Andante, performed by choreographer Margot Parsons and Jim Banta 
    When: Saturday Nov 22, 2008, at 8 pm and Sunday Nov 23, 2008 at 7 pm
    Where: The Julie Ince Theater, at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

     

    Origins 2008 

    November 21 and 22, 2008

     

    Works by students and faculty at Boston University

    What: Premiere of a new work for 14 students who are members of the Ballet Repertory class at Boston University. Music by Alfred Schnittke, Gogol Suite, nos 3 and 4.
    When: Friday, Nov 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, Nov 22, at 6 and 8 pm 
    Where: Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 

     

    Dance Showcase 2008

    October 3 and 4, 2008

     

    Works by alumni, faculty, and guests of Boston Univerisity. Choreographers: Michael Jahoda, Dawn Kramer & Stephen Buck (video), Sun Ho Kim, Margot Parsons, DeAnna Pellecchia, Micki Taylor-Pinney in collaboration wityh Ann Brown Allen & Lynn Modell. Guest Artists: Boston Ballet II 

    What: Premiere of Ravensbrook, with original score Voyage, by composer Robin Cho, performed by Robin Cho, piano, Nick Dinnerstain, cello, and Megumi Sasaki, violin.
    When: Friday Oct 3, 2008 at 8 pm and 
               Saturday Oct 4, 2087 at 8 pm
    Where: Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 

    Dance Currents on a Sunday Afternoon

    August 17, 2008 

     

    Margot Parsons Dance Company performed in an afternoon of dances choreographed and hosted by Kathy Hassinger. 

    What: Premiere of Impromptu, music: Schubert Impromptu D. 299, Opus 3, Andante, performed by choreographer Margot Parsons and Jim Banta 
    When:  Sunday, August 17, 2008, 4 pm 
    Where: Brooklline Tai Chi Center, 1615 Beacon St, Brookline 

     

     

    Aurora Borealis,A Festival of Light and Dance

    February 28 and March 1, 2008 


    Judith Chaffee & Micki Taylor-Pinney, Co-Directors

    The sixth annual collaboration beteeen the School of Theatre and the Boston University Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

    Choreographers include: Judith Chaffee, Sarah Foster, Margot Parsons, Ulrike Praeger, Micki Taylor-Pinney, Nicole Tomeo, and Theater Arts Seniors. 
    When:  Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2pm, February 28 & 29, and March 1 & 2, 2008.
    Where: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Tremont and Berkeley Streets, Boston, MA

     

     

    2007 Events

     

    Faculty Dance Concert

    May 19 and 20, 2007


    Margot Parsons Dance Company performed in an evening of dances choreographed by members of the faculty at the Dance Complex.

    What: Faculty Dance Concert
    When: Saturday May 19, 2007 at 8 pm and 
               Sunday May 20, 2007 at 7 pm
    Where: The Julie Ince Theater at The Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA.

     

     

    Dance on the Top Floor

    April 22, 2007

     


    Choreography Workshop featuring Boston Ballet II and dancers of the Boston Ballet. 

    Choreographers: Sam Kurkjian, Heather Meyers, Margot Parsons, Susan Shields, Eldar Aliev staging The Fairy Doll, Boston Ballet Guest Artists.
    When: Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    Where: Grand Studio at the Boston Ballet Building, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA