Saturday, Jun 03, 2023 8:00p -
Sunday, Jun 04, 2023 10:00p

The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge,, MA 02139

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June 3, 2023 - 8:00pm

June 4, 2023 - 7:00pm

About this event


ECO : ANIMAL : KIN is an interdisciplinary modern dance theatre project that uses recorded sound & text-scape, interdisciplinary collaborative film, live dance, and dance film to create an immersive narrative and visual movement performance which seeks to ask questions and explore realities and histories about our unique relationship as fellow human animals with nature and the environment, other living creatures, time, energy, place, the past/future, social mores and the living earth. Can we live together as kin in our material age? Can community-making and art-making link us back through place, time and energy? Who are we as human animals—and is there another way to be?

This performance is also available as a live stream on Sunday, June 4. Click here for virtual tickets.

About the artists:

Melissa Buckheit (Melissa Buckheit Dance) is a dancer & choreographer, poet, translator, interdisciplinary artist, educator and Orthopedic Massage Therapist. She’s danced and choreographed around the country (most notably Boston, Santa Fe, Boulder, Tucson) since 1997, creating interdisciplinary modern dance theatre and aerial dance, individually and collaboratively. Her work hybridizes human movement and dance with somatics, video installation, text/poetry live performance & soundscapes, science, the humanities and social/human activism. She’s collaborated and danced with Susan Dibble/Dibble Dance, Zuzi! Dance Company, Maria Sara Villa, Mechelle Fleming, Nathan Dryden, Nanette Robinson, Karyn Reim, Andy Taylor-Blenis, Brandeis Dance Collective and more. She's taught Aerial Dance, Somatics, modern dance, Creative Writing, Literature and choreography through dance residencies, dance companies, middle schools, non-profits, colleges and independently. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, Literature and Dance/Theatre from Brandeis University, an M.F.A. in Poetry from Naropa University, and is the author of three books, Noctilucent (Shearsman, 2012); Arc (Drunken Boat, 2008) and Dulcet You (dancing girl, 2016). Find her at melissabuckheit.com

Melissa Buckheit Dance


Melissa Buckheit

Andy Taylor-Blenis

Karen Klein

Ken Kan

Interdisciplinary film/sound/poetry/dance collaborations with Wendy Burk, Ernest Dodge, Marvin Gladney, Karen Klein, Rachel Lehrman, Eric Magrane, Nanette Robinson, Circe Rowan, Steven Salmoni, Carmen Lehrman Shahabaldine, Eleni Sikelianos, Micheal Stepansky, Maria Sara Villa & more

Lighting design by Zachary Connell

Sound/video by Circe Rowan

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