Moving Target IN CONCERT (2014) looked at how the multiple, but overlapping training practices addressed from week to week influence a project’s creation and the sensibility of the performing body. The two open repertory pieces extended the work of the series from inquiry to creation in collaborative processes. The work and the artists who performed and presented work were intimately connected to MT as students, teachers, or both. Caitlin Ewing, loyal attendee says, “As a young professional, this series has expanded my vision of what it means to be a dance artist, locally and beyond. Being able to learn from some of the best in the field and experience varying aesthetics has made me a more versatile dancer.” The piece by Hio Ridge Dance Collective is inspired by Nick Cave’s soundsuits, and those artists encountered Cave’s work first through our early MT promotional materials. Meghan McLyman, MT teacher and regular attendee adds, “I find joy, exploration, and discovery each time I come. Every class influences my dancing and dance making, whether I am conscious of it or not. My body remembers the information better than my mind. These classes have been my little window of time where I am me again. I connect to my body, my mind, and my dance community in a way that is completely satisfying. I am refreshed, recharged, and renewed.”
Moving Target Boston IN CONCERT
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8pm
$20-30 donation (pay at the door, pay what you can)
Green Street Studios
185 Green Street, Cambridge, MA
Moving Target is excited to present an evening of work by local and visiting artists on Saturday, March 22 at 8pm. Locals, many of whom are performing in repertory pieces by co-founders Annie Kloppenberg and Lauren Simpson, will be joined by out-of-town artists such as Heidi Henderson, Kellie Ann Lynch, and Jenna Riegel. The evening has been designed to showcase the ethos and aesthetics explored each Saturday in the Moving Target class series. The concert will serve as a fundraiser for Green Street Studios and as a setting for MT teachers and students to put into action the ideas they have been cultivating since Moving Target’s conception in 2011.