Dance News: The Launch of Moving Target

by Debra Cash

Angie Hauser. Photo by Brian Hockensmith.

Angie Hauser. Photo by Brian Hockensmith.

Preprofessional and professional modern dancers in New York are lucky that they can dip into a wide range of classes and workshops given by master teachers. Now the Boston contemporary dance community can stop envying those dancers from afar.

Moving Target has announced a series of Saturday afternoon workshops featuring a remarkable series of guest teachers at Cambridge’s Green Street Studios. I like the mission statement that curators Annie Kloppenberg and Lauren Simpson have articulated: Moving Target is meant “to establish a community around training together, connect artists across cities, and generate the seeds of new projects.”

Building on the success of master teachers invited to Cambridge by Prometheus Dance in recent seasons as well as the ad hoc series presenters such as World Music have often tried to arrange alongside performance residencies, the Moving Target series includes amazing improvisers from Bebe Miller’s company, Angie Hauser (Sept 28) and the risk-taking Kathleen Hermesdorf along with her musical collaborator, electronica guru Albert Mathias (Nov 23), plus former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company members Jenn Nugent (December 7) and Paul Matteson (December 14).

Debra Cash has reported, taught and lectured on dance, performing arts, design and cultural policy for print, broadcast and internet media. She regularly presents pre-concert talks, writes program notes and moderates panels and events sponsored by World Music/CRASHarts, Wesleyan Center for the Arts and venues throughout New England. A former Boston Globe and WBUR dance critic, she received a 2012 Creative Arts Award from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for a new poetry project.

c 2013 Debra Cash

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