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Boston, MA

ANIKAYA, Somerville, MA
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New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
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Silent Flight is a site-responsive and improvisational piece directed by Wendy Jehlen, artistic director of ANIKAYA Dance Theater, in collaboration with an international ensemble of professional dancers. The performance will take place at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Chinatown Park in March 2019. Through community workshops, the international dancers will collaborate with the Maple Leaf Dancers - 30 seniors from the Chinatown community who practice Chinese plaza and folk dance weekly at the Pao Arts Center. The 30-minute piece will incorporate elements based on the flocking behavior of birds, exploring similarities between the movements found in human cultures.