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Thu, Oct 12


ArtLab at Harvard

Carol Kaye Project @ Harvard University

Boston Dance Theater will bring their newly premiered Carol Kaye Project to Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) in October 2023!

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Carol Kaye Project @ Harvard University
Carol Kaye Project @ Harvard University

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2023, 6:00 PM

ArtLab at Harvard, 140 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134, USA

About The Event

 RSVP is recommended; the event is free and open to all. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The performance starts at 6:00 pm.

Boston Dance Theater "Carol Kaye Project": work-in-progress performance October 12, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  "The Carol Kaye Project" is Boston Dance Theater's (BDT) newest program that celebrates seminal bassist Carol Kaye. Since the early 1960s, Kaye recorded an estimated 10,000 sessions with everyone from The Beach Boys to Marvin Gaye. Yet, she remains relatively unknown. Boston Dance Theater chose choreographers Karole Armitage, Rena Butler, and Rosie Herrera to honor Kaye's extensive musical repertoire. I'm humbled to contribute a fourth work to this program, set to a commissioned music score featuring the electric bass by my brother and collaborator, Grant Stinnett. As a diverse cohort of powerhouse American women choreographers, our works embody Kaye's genius through sweaty, whimsical, and thoughtful choreography. This performance is being created by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, BDT's Founder/Co-Artistic Director.

This special public performance is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA). 

This work-in-progress performance is in conjunction with an ArtLab residency organized by LROD, the interim Head of Dance and Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) at Harvard University and the Artistic Director of Harvard Dance Project with support from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). While at ArtLab, Boston Dance Theater will work with Harvard students in LROD's critical and practical TDM course entitled "Dance & Technology: Womxn Choreographers and Intermedia to converge possibilities around movement, technology, and archival studies.”

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