Locally made contemporary dance.
Saturday, November 4th
4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
$20 General Admission | $18 JAC Member | $15 Student/Senior
Ali Kenner Brodsky, the artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co., makes work that is gesturally rich and thoughtfully crafted. She served as rehearsal director for and danced with national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance under the direction of Jamie Jewett from 2012-2015, and has performed with Andy Russ, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Emma Hogarth and with 83 paperbirds-moving lab. Kenner Brodsky was a 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence at Bates Dance Festival and the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Choreography Fellowship. From 2003-2004 she was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo under the mentorship of Phyllis Lamhut. She has also received support from the New England Foundation for the Arts (New England State Touring Artist and New England Dance Fund). Her work has been performed throughout New York City at venues including Joyce SoHo, the Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, Dance Space, WAX, Dixon Place, Judson Church and Dumbo Dance Festival, and in New England at Bates Dance Festival, The Dance Complex, AS220, The Jamestown Arts Center, The Great Friends Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Dance for Peace. Kenner Brodsky has had the privilege of collaborating with Providence band Brown Bird and MorganEve Swain on original compositions for her work, as well as with graphic artist Cyrus Highsmith on original art design. She is on the adjunct dance faculty at Salve Regina University and Dean College, and has been a guest choreographer for both schools, as well as for Providence College. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky makes home in Dartmouth, Mass with her husband, two kids and six chickens.
A native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based on the north shore of Boston. Her choreography, described as “haunting, spunky and full of imagination,” (New York State Council on the Arts) has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received support from The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEST grant and New England Dance Fund), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Somerville Arts Council, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance and Fusionworks, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, and Deb Meunier, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie and Shawn Hove. Betsy is a 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellow, and recently became an Assistant Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She has been on faculty at Providence College, Connecticut College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.