Center For the Arts 

Past Breaking Ground Dance Series Events

The Breaking Ground Dance Series at the Center for the Arts features cutting-edge choreography, world-renowned companies, and companies pushing the boundaries of the art form.
 
Past companies from the U.S. and abroad that have been featured on the Breaking Ground Dance Series include Bebe Miller Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Cathy Weis Projects, Chunky Move, Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Compagnie TcheTche, Compagnie Vincent Mantsoe, Dance—The Spirit of Cambodia, David Dorfman & Dan Froot, David Dorfman Dance, Delfos Contemporary Dance, Doug Varone & Dancers, Jane Comfort & Company, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar & Nora Chipaumire, Joe Goode Performance Group, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Mark Haim & Bill Shannon/Crutchmaster, Morgan Thorson & Company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Rubberbandance, Sean Curran & Company, Stephen Petronio Dance Group, STREB, Susan Marshall & Company, Tere O’Connor Dance, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Urban Bush Women & Compagnie Jant-Bi, Viver Brasil, and ZviDance. 

These events were also part of the Performing Arts Series.


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2015
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2014
September

2016

February

Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug: OQ
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Choreographer Kota Yamazaki's company Fluid hug-hug performs the New England premiere of OQ, a stunning work performed by a "stellar cast" (The New York Times) inspired by Japanese renga—a collaboratively-written form of linked poetry.

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2015

November

Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Click here to view the full album of photos taken at the dress rehearsal on Flickr.
Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Click here to view the full album of photos taken at the dress rehearsal on Flickr.
Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
Click here to view the full album of photos taken at the dress rehearsal on Flickr.
Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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September

Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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February

Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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2014

September

LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“In its emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting.”
—The New Yorker
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