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Benita Bike’s DanceArt

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Benita Bike’s DanceArt

at The Dance Complex, Julie Ince Thompson Theatre

536 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139


Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 8pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 7pm


ONLINE PRESALE: $21 General Admission, $18 BDA/Student/Senior/Military
PURCHASES AT THE DOOR: $25 General Admission, $22 BDA/Student/Senior/Military


Benita Bike’s DanceArt returns to its roots with this Boston area performance [March 30, 8pm & March 31, 7pm] at The Dance Complex. The Company was founded in Boston in 1980, and relocated to Los Angeles in 1990. Founder Benita was Chair of the Boston Dance Alliance and taught for many years at her own studio downtown Boston and at Boston Center for Adult Education. Benita Bike’s DanceArt is known for its musicality, elegance, and expressivity. Employing expressive gesture, evocative contemporary movement, and an architectural use of space, Benita Bike makes sensitive observations on life. For 38 years this company has performed near and far – from the California coast to New England and abroad – bringing both concert dance and unique interactive outreach performances to audiences large and small.

“If Georgia O'Keeffe's pastel landscapes were dances, they'd be the plains elegies of ...choreographer Benita Bike and her company, DanceArt. Sweeping and full of muscular femininity, her works take charge of the space and evoke the metaphysical power of ritual...” – Los Angeles Times

This program will premiere Plugged, which explores our relationships to the machines occupying our world and how these machines affect our sensitivity to nature, quiet, and the earth. Other dances on the program are:

Old Postcards from Europe, a quartet taking its inspiration from three late 19th & early 20th century postcards found in Munich, Vienna, and Budapest. “The tense undercurrent of Old Postcards from Europe was what gave this work its strength. The relationships between Bike’s characters, the forces from inside and outside their lives, coupled with the music and costumes, all crystalized into a united statement.” – LA Dance Chronicle
Schoenfield Dances - featuring a rag, fughetta, shuffle, and boogie, melds early 20th century popular dance with a classical movement sensibility.
For Rose – "In a passionate piece For Rose, dancers Rachele Donofrio and Liza Barskaya portray the complicated Mother-Daughter relationship.” – Malibu Times
On Beat 3 – Short and snappy, On Beat 3 uses driving percussive rhythms and colorful off-balance movements to explore a world of ordered chaos.

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Online ticket sales end 2 hours prior to the start of the event. Pre-registration is only available online via credit card payment. Tickets may still be purchased at the door, generally for a higher rate, using cash, check, or credit card.

Late seating is at the discretion of the artist and The Dance Complex, and may not be available after the start time of a performance. In general, we advise arriving at least 15 minutes before the show start time. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show, at which time our bar is open in our lobby space. After the show has begun, entry is not guaranteed and refunds are not available. You may receive a refund through Eventbrite up until 24 hours prior to the event.

Our ground-level lobby area and performance space as well as our second floor Julie Ince Thompson Theater are ADA compliant. There is a motorized lift that can bring one person at a time from the ground floor to the second floor where our theater is located should a guest wish to use it. There is no elevator. Accessible seating is available in the first row of our four-row seating area. Steps lead to the other rows of seating. Gender-neutral accessible bathrooms are located on both the ground and second-floor levels of the building.

If you have any further questions or concerns about refunds or ticketing, please contact Kristin Wagner, Front of House Manager, at kristin@dancecomplex.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at The Dance Complex, please contact Kara Fili at kara@dancecomplex.org.


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