Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)
Free with Museum Admission

Join choreographer-in-residence Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theater

Connections Dance Theater explores “Ansel Adams in Our Time.” The group choreographs visceral dance that interprets American sociopolitical landscapes and is currently participating in the Boston Dance Makers Residency where they are developing Hot Water over Raised Fists, an evening-long moving art installation inspired by the protests against water contamination at Standing Rock and Flint, Michigan. Says choreographer Jenny Oliver, “This residency [at the MFA] allows me to view my choreography from the vantage point of mapping and landscaping. Fusing the environmental motifs of Adams’ work with our choreographic language, we hope to create space for viewers to generate their own narrative from these themes.”

Connections Dance Theater received a New England Dance Fund Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts in 2017.

A special thanks to the Connections Dance Theater company members: Stacey Badgett Jr, Amy Caine, Erin Chiesa, Jenna Davidson-Catalano, Amanda Jones, Ndubuisi Ofoegbu, Raffi Pontes, Rachael Thomas, and Fridien Tchoukoua.

About the Choreographer

As a woman of Indigenous heritage, with membership to the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag, Jenny Oliver is thrilled to activate “Ansel Adams in Our Time.”

Website: www.ModernConnectionsCollective.com

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