Dance Performance Peekaboo by choreographer Marco Goecke

BDT: Peekaboo Courtesy of Boston Dance Theater

Fri, 12/13/2019 -
Sun, 12/15/2019

The Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston Dance Theater performs the US premiere

Under the co–artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and will perform world-premiere works by Shannon Gillen/VIMVigor, Itzik Galili, and Micaela Taylor, along with Peekaboo, a US premiere by Marco Goecke.

In Peekaboo, the German choreographer Marco Goecke deals with the act of hiding and revealing in an exciting way. The title refers to a childish game well known to children: the person peeks, hides his/her face and suddenly reappears and says, ‘found’ or ‘boo’. In the work, Britten’s symphony combined with the sound of the Finnish choir Huutajat, shows contrasts: while talking about fantasy, it brings out the fears and loneliness of each dancer. The cast alternates in solos, duos, trios and ensembles, the movement is fast and accurate and the performers mysteriously appear and disappear from the scene. “Everything is a matter to be lost and found,” says the choreographer. (Written by Nadja Kadel)

Presented by Global Arts Live

Performers​: Isvel Bello, Olivia Coombs, Taimy Miranda, Jennifer Passios, Joseph Picciotto, Andy Santana, Henoch Spinola, Jessie Jeanne Stinnett

Since graduating from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Marco Goecke is one of the world's most sought-after choreographers, due to his particular movement language. Goecke's work is performed by dance companies worldwide. Since 2005 Goecke is resident choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet, between 2006 and 2011 with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and since 2013 he is also associate choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater. In the past decade, he has created over forty choreographies, including two full-length performances.
Thomas Lempertz​ is a German designer and former dancer for the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2011 he was nominated for the ​New Faces Award Fashion​. He works with choreographers like Marco Goecke, Demis Volpi, Bridget Breiner, and Katarzyna Kozielska. As a former dancer, he knows how to highlight the silhouette of the body, working with subtle colouring or material mixtures for his leotards. Thomas is also
a guest lecturer at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in a laboratory for Dance, Choreography and Movement.  

Ryan Lawrence​ danced for Las Lubovitch Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2 and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. As a teacher, choreographer, and répétiteur for independent studios, universities and dance and theater companies Lawrence utilizes his dance background and experience as a Physical Therapist to ensure safe and effective technique.  He wrote the ballet curriculum for the Dance Teacher Education program at Codarts University and has been invited to give seminars on dance health and injury prevention by various institutions who prize his distinctive position in the dance world as a professional dancer and health care provider.

Boston Dance Theater
​Under the co-artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award winning, Dutch-Israeli, choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) launched in February 2018 as Boston’s first contemporary dance repertory company with international ties at the leadership level.  
With a commitment to presenting works of socio-political relevance that challenge the edges of current world issues, BDT matches the talents of Boston-based dancers with those of acclaimed global choreographers in a tour de force of performative dynamism, community connection, and trans-national ambassadorship. 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 serves as an incubator for creative partnerships, locally, nationally and abroad. We recognize the richness already present in the Boston dance community and exist to propel the potential forward through innovative performance, educational programming, and outreach initiatives. BDT’s recent outreach activities include Reading Public Library, Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library, Newton Senior Center, and Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. January 2020 will mark the sixth, bi-annual Immersion Project welcoming local, national, and international dancers to Boston to study intensively and create new choreography with BDT company members.