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I am pleased to announce that I will be part of the cast for the Boston premiere of Kelley Donovan’s new group work Transitional State. The piece was originally created in New York City and performed in January. I have previously performed with KD&D in two projects (2013 and 2015) and am excited to be a part of her work again!

Performance Details

Kelley Donovan & Dancers presents Transitional State with Guest Artist teXtmoVes

Friday & Saturday, March 16th & 17th, 2018 @ 8pm

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Online Presale: $20 General Admission / $12 for Students, Seniors, Military, Boston Dance Alliance Members (At The Door: $22 General Admission / $14 Discounted)


Transitional State attempts to describe, through a nonlinear narrative, characters overwhelmed by life transitions leading to a state of emotional unraveling, expressed through the movement and laughter. Through mercurial weight shifts we will explore how these sudden shifts, optimistically force us to adapt.

Phases, a duet for longtime friends and dancers Karen Klein and Kelley Donovan, depicts movement and performance at different times in one’s life.

teXtmoVes founded by Karen Klein, works in the interdisciplinary intersection between spoken word and movement, exploring their boundaries and connections. It is the goal of this collective to bring intergenerational performance works which integrate dance and poetry to diverse audiences.

Don’t Break the Circle, a new production by teXtmoVes, choreographed to a poem by Klein about Yevgenia Lazerevna, a Russian woman soldier, a brigade leader captured by the Nazis in World War II and sent with her female troops to Ravensbruck. Her heroism allowed them to survive. Nearly forgotten by history, Lazerevna is remembered in this work performed by 6 dancers.

Community is a meditative modern dance piece that reminds us that we, as community, are safe and and strong in our tender openness to each other. Set to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, we can slow down, shed our anxieties and be enveloped by the warmth and safety of human connection. Community is commissioned by Boston Moving Arts Productions a new organization which provides a wide range of production assistance for the dance community. Every project aims to create the most intriguing value to the general Boston community while providing the highest rates paid to artists.

The company’s work has been chosen among the best of the year by The Boston Globe, The New York Times, among others. The New York Times wrote “gorgeously fluid movement….vibrant, imaginative…with a rare feeling for stage space.”  Dance Magazine said “Tempering strength with vulnerability, she can turn sharp edges into soft corners with sensuous fluidity.”

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