Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett were awarded a sixth MCC Artist Fellowship
Last Year the Massachusetts Cultural Council celebrated Artist Fellowship Winners for 2014. Watch the interview here:
Outside the Box Festival
||Prometheus Dance and the Elders Ensemble performing together on the Park Street Stage in July
The Elders Ensemble Celebrated 10 years of dancing together
with performances at Lynn Arts, at The Dance Complex, and at Cambridge and Arlington Senior Centers.
Tommy Neblett choreographed Colossal
In 2015 Diane Arvanites was nominated for a prestigious Brother Thomas Award
The Brother Thomas Fund was established at the Boston Foundation in 2007 to honor the legacy of Brother Thomas Bezanson, a Benedictine monk and world-renowned ceramic artist, who wanted the sale of his work to support “struggling artists.” The goal of the biennial Brother Thomas Fellowship program is to support and celebrate a diverse group of Greater Boston artists working at a high level of excellence in a range of disciplines—the visual, performing, literary, media and craft arts—and to enhance their ability to thrive and create new work.
Prometheus Dance held a weeklong residency at Skidmore College
with renowned collaborating visual artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. We are excited to continue the process on this evening length work this season at the Boston Conservatory
Letter to the Community
Dear Friends of Prometheus, supporters, and members of the dance community,
After many years of teaching and rehearsing Prometheus Dance in Boston and at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, we have decided to shift gears. We have moved to a new home at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick to imagine and explore new opportunities.
“We are thrilled to have Prometheus Dance in residence at Walnut Hill,” said Walnut Hill School for the Arts Head of School Antonio Viva. “In addition to bringing a piece of the Boston area’s vibrant arts community here to Natick, we are excited to give students an opportunity to witness Walnut Hill faculty member Diane Arvanites co-artistic direct a professional company.”
“To enhance the expert training we offer students in the Walnut Hill Dance Department, we are always looking for ways to expose them to a variety of professional paths,” shares Walnut Hill School for the Arts Director of Dance Michael Owen. “The ability to see a company of well-established modern dancers rehearse and perform right here in our community will offer our students both inspiration and new perspectives about their craft.”
The metro-west area is fairly untapped in dance between Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and the five-college area in Western Massachusetts, and we would love to create a connecting bridge between the two ends of the state. The company will remain in operation as we have many future projects in the works. Curating performances, conferences and festivals are also a part of our vision for the future. Although we will be housed away from the community, we will still be accessible by commuter rail and the school is a two-minute walk from the train. The company and its members will be part of an institution that is focused on pre-professional training in the arts at the highest level, where we intend to explore collaborations with faculty of different genres; music, visual arts, theatre, writing, film and animation.
We deeply appreciate the support we have received from Jeannette Neill, The Cambridge Arts Council, The Dance Complex and the community at large. We are not leaving completely, as The Elders Ensemble will still rehearse at The Dance Complex and we be performing at the Boston Conservatory in May as a culmination to a week long residency with Robert and Shana ParkHarrison We are holding open classes again in the Red Barn in the studios where we reside on Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-1:30 and we are hosting the Red Barn Series a new initiative of professional master classes and workshops. If you have questions or seek more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Change is exciting and this one will bring us to new opportunities and endeavors that we have yet to fully imagine. We hope that you will continue to be a part of our artistic lives and that you will continue to follow and support this company in our new configuration.
Welcoming New Dancers
It is with great joy that we welcome dancers Meghan Carmichael, Flora Kim, Shoshona Moyers, Jacob Regan, Alexander Drapinski, and ArVjon Jones into the core company and our artistic sphere. They share the space with veteran company members Callie Chapman Korn, Naoko Brown, Danielle Davidson and David Glista. Though past company members have moved on they are still a part of Prometheus for special projects and events. You can see who’s who in the company: