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The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announces dance performance with Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co Thursday, October 24th at 7:00pm. This works-in-progress presentation of MoMents of Nice will include several vignettes from AKB & Co.’s latest evening-length work which will premiere April 30 – May 1 at JAC. This piece has been in creation for the past two years and explores the themes of memory, loss and love. Composer MorganEve Swain has created a distinct world for each section that the dance, and dancer, can fill and texturize. The score highlights the dance’s emotional content, while slowing time. The development of this piece was made possible through The Dance Complex’s CATALYSTS Residency Program as well as the Croft: Ground for Art residency. Tickets available online or at the door. General Admission: $10 JAC Members, Students + Seniors: $5

About Ali:
Ali Kenner Brodsky, artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co., makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works. She was a 2018-19 Catalysts artist at the Dance Complex, 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence at Bates Dance Festival and 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. In 2003–04 she was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo. She has received NEFA’s New England States Touring and Dance Fund grants.

Kenner Brodsky’s work has been performed at Joyce SoHo, Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, Dance Space, WAX, Dixon Place, Judson Church and Dumbo Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Wilbury Theater Group, Dance Complex, AS220, Jamestown Arts Center, Great Friends Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Dance for Peace. She has designed award-winning movement for The Wilbury Theater Group (Providence), and served as rehearsal director for and danced with the national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance from 2012–15. She has performed with Andy Russ, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Emma Hogarth and 83 paperbirds-moving lab.

Kenner Brodsky has been an adjunct dance faculty at Roger Williams Univ., Salve Regina Univ. and Dean College, and a guest choreographer at Salve, Dean, Skidmore and Providence Colleges. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky makes home in Dartmouth, Mass with her husband, two children and five chickens.

MoMents of Nice Dance Performance – At A Glance

WHAT:             Moments of Nice – Dance Performance by Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co.

WHERE:      Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown RI 02835

WHEN:           Thursday, October 24th 7:00pm
TICKETS: General Admission: $10 |  JAC Members, Students + Seniors: $5

                      

The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, JAC talks and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ polls. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, 10 Thousand Small Businesses, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, The Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish. 

The mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

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