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SURGE+MASS RIVERS: Art in the Flow

A Choreographer's Response to Sea Level Rise A conversation with Jessie Jeanne Stinnett about "Surge" Aired: October 14 2020 Co-presented with Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

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SURGE+MASS RIVERS: Art in the Flow
SURGE+MASS RIVERS: Art in the Flow

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Oct 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

BDT Zoom

About The Event

A Choreographer's Response to Sea Level Rise Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and "Surge"

October 14 2020

Jessie is a dancer, choreographer, and the founder and co-artistic director of Boston Dance Theater. Her current project, “Surge,” addresses the crisis of sea level rise, and the role that arts + science collaboration can play in creating a sustainable future.

Presented in partnership with Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

SURGE is an online event series that is designed to expand our dialogue with like-minded individuals whose work and interests straddle the realms of art+science and environmental sustainability. It is also our goal to raise awareness of / fundraise for the continuation of BDT’s Sea-Level Rise project. To make a tax-deductible gift please visit:


Boston Dance Theater (BDT), under the co-artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award winning, Dutch-Israeli, choreographer Itzik Galili, is Boston’s first contemporary dance repertory company with international ties at the leadership level. With a commitment to presenting works of socio-political relevance, BDT matches the talents of Boston-based dancers with those of acclaimed global choreographers, broadening the scope of contemporary dance practice and performance in our city. BDT is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity as of 2019. BDT's mission is to build and sustain a professional contemporary dance company dedicated to providing high quality dance performances, dance education and community outreach, to strengthen the dance community in Boston and create new dance audiences. Within the 2018-19 season, BDT appeared in performances at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, the Institute of Contemporary Art presented by Global Arts Live (formerly World Music / CRASHarts), Salem State University, Israeli Consulate to New England, Emmanuel Music, New Movement Collaborative at Green Street Studios, Dance for World Community at Jose Mateo Ballet Theater, FOGXFLOW at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and Aeronaut Brewery sponsored by WGBH.  BDT’s recent outreach activities include North Hill Retirement Community, Reading Public Library, Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library, Newton Senior Center, and Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. July 2020 marked the seventh bi-annual Immersion Project, hosted virtually for the first time due to COVID-19, welcoming local, national, and international dancers to study intensively and create new choreography with BDT company members.

Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

Founded in 2007, Mass Rivers works to strengthen statewide river policies in four areas: water quality, stream flow, wildlife habitat, and investment in green infrastructure.


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