(3.11) The Motion State Dance Festival kicks off this Thursday with a screening of short dance films and an opening night party. All festival events take place at Wilbury Theatre Group in the WaterFire Arts Center. Go to the site for ticket prices.
Live performances take place on Friday and Saturday nights, interspersed with dance films:
Tether, an improvised dance, sparked by curiosity about choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage’s manner of exchange with each other and their collaborators, and the evidence of the tethers they have left behind.
Izumonookun, a dance/punk/glam-goth/synthwave show weaving together the lost (her)story of Kabuki and its real and imagined influences and offshoots.
Grandfather Visit explores themes of grief and heritage.
Classes and conversations, open to all levels, are scheduled for Saturday.
(Photo of Bebe Miller by Julieta Cervantes.)
Live Dance Performances, 7:30, Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, (directions)