In the next two weeks the diversity of offerings is an intriguing marker of the vision and innovation of the school. Collaborations cross art fields with internationally recognized circus and dance companies including Cirque du Soleil, internationally acclaimed AXIS Dance Company, and Obie, and Bessie-award-winning LAVA for inspiring workshops and performances at NECCA.
November 4 and 5: AXIS Dance Company offers an intense, fun, and explorative movement workshop in dance theater and disability through the use of inclusive language, improvisation, theatrical skills, partnering work, translation, learning existing repertoire, and developing choreographic ideas and tasks to share with fellow artists.
November 5, at 4 pm: AXIS Dance Company presents an open showing from 4 to 5 pm. The cost is $10 at the door. The public is invited to come watch the dancers and workshop participants, observing the exercises and the process between the directors and the movers, followed by a question and answer session giving the community an opportunity to inquire and learn about the creative process and the world of mixed abilities dance. For information visit www.axisdance.org.
November 10 to 12: Fall Circus Workshop weekend with hundreds of students coming from around the world to take a smorgasbord of workshops offered by NECCA’s experts and guest coaches. The lineup includes Mitch Head and Chris Gatti, both key coaches at Cirque du Soleil, offering expertise in trampoline, tramp wall, and hand-balancing, and acrobatic workshops with LAVA women’s troupe from NYC. Visit the website or call for workshop times.
November 11, at 7:30 pm: The first show at NECCA’s new building is guest company LAVA from New York City. LAVA is a feminist acrobatic dance company known for awe-inspiring feats that push the boundaries of dance, gravity, and gender expectations. “A Goddessey” is a feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes, emotional and geologic. All ages are welcome, there is some mature content. Ticket pricing ranges from $10 to $25. For more information on LAVA visit www.lavabrooklyn.org.
Flight Nights: the high-flying trapeze program is offering monthly taster drop-ins welcoming anyone and everyone ages 5 and up to experience the thrill of flying trapeze. Ten dollars a swing, or three swings for $20. Held on November 17 and December 9.
Visitors are welcome to stop in and watch from the new viewing area during business hours at the new New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive.
For more information including registration and tickets visit www.necenterforcircusarts.org or call (802) 254-9780.