“There’s nothing routine about the work of tap dancer and choreographer Ian Berg.”
—The Improper Bostonian
Four regional dance artists showcase the diversity and richness of dance in New England: Wesleyan Dean of the Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Lynn Stanton collaborates with Professor of Music Jay Hoggard on a work that explores the Great Migration. The Davis Sisters—the choreographic duo of Alexander and Joy Davis—combine physical rigor, theatrical structure, dramaturgical research, and glamour in their Connecticut debut, performing their work "Junk Drawer; Or the Inherited Utilitarian Archive of the Future” (2018). The cutting edge Boston-based tap dance company Subject:Matter directed by Ian Berg blurs the line between choreography and improvisation in their Connecticut debut, performing the work “Blowout” (2018). Scapegoat Garden, directed by Hartford native Deborah Goffe MA ’19, presents “Liturgy l Order l Bridge” (2017-2018), which considers dance and imagination an act of faith, and performance as communal ceremony.