2nd Annual OnStage Arts Marathon
Saturday, May 2, 2015
6:00 - 11:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00pm. First act at 6:30pm. Entry open throughout the evening.
No advanced tickets needed - admission paid at the door.
PARKING: FREE 2 hour parking spots available on Broadway (No time limits after 8pm). Meters are FREE starting at 8pm. Please DO NOT park on Kenneson Road.
Entrance is on KENNESON ROAD. Behind the Taj Mahal grocery store.
Our ARTS MARATHON is BACK!
For one night our studio will be transformed into a theater, comedy club and music hall as we celebrate the Arts. Featuring a variety of acts in Dance, Music, Improv and Comedy.
RSVP on our Facebook Event
Cambridge Dance Company
George Woods Band
Improv Jones Boston
Kinetic Synergy Dance Company
Nazar - Bollywood Dance Troupe
The Okay Win
OnStage Dance Company
Kate Brule is a song-writer and teacher in Boston whose inspiring and catchy tunes tell personal experiences & whole-souled anecdotes. She combines notes of folk, pop, and blues to create catchy and easy-to-listen-to melodies. Kate's songwriting career began in Vermont, where she was born and raised. She now mostly plays at local coffee-shops and bars in and around Boston. Tonight she is accompanied by Diana Galeano on harmonies, Bailey Harrisberger on keys, and Nicole Wright with the drum-box. Kate Brule's Facebook Fan Page
Cambridge Dance Company is a professional performance group dedicated to elevating awareness of dance, providing opportunities to dance and enriching communities via captivating works that educate, inspire and entertain. Cambridge Dance Company was founded in January 2012 and is currently under the leadership of Director Jessica Goepfert. Our performances are an expression of who we are and aspire to be and what we want to share. We strive to create dances that are technically challenging, artistically diverse, and visually engaging while exploring the rich range of emotions found in all styles of jazz dance – from classic to contemporary. Cambridge Dance Company fosters a collaborative, supportive environment dedicated to unleashing the creative potential of all its members and deepening its rapport within the communities served.
Sean Clarke is a stand up comic located in Cambridge, His standup consists of his on/off again relationship with humanity, his neverending battle with staying borderline in shape, and coping with a disease known as MIET (Majoring in English and Theater). He has been featured at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den, Ira Proctor's Cape Cod Comedy, Giggles, LOL Comedy Lounge and his one man show It's Not Stalking if it's Meant to Be had a 3 week run at Improv Boston. Currently he hosts a show at Patron's in Allston and produces and hosts Tight Five, an evening of improvised standup throughout the city with his colleague Josh Poirer.
CONcept ARTists is a Boston dance crew that descends from Side Project aka SidePRO. SidePRO was founded in the spring of 2009 by Yuhei Ogawa, Jordan Medeiros, Tarikh Campbell, Gustavo Polanco, Juan Martinez, Thorn Lim, and Kunle Oladehin. The CONcept Artists, aka ConArt, debuted at the 2011 World of Dance: New York Competition. Since then, ConArt has been participating in events around the Northeast to share its passion for dance. The group's accolades include 1st Place at Boston's first World of Dance Competition, 1st at Prelude Urban Dance Competition: East Coast 2011, and 1st at Prelude Urban Dance Competition: New England 2013. The CONcept ARTists pride themselves on creating a legacy of high quality dance and entertainment.
George Woods & Proper Company is the Boston soul/funk experience. Every show is packed with booty shaking grooves and expertly written songs. When you hit up a Proper Company show expect to move and groove. The music starts with the soulful vocals and guitar of George Woods, and the stunning harmonies of Heather Smist. It's held down by the bass lines of Blain Crawford that move right through you and the powerful drumming of Victor Hernandez. Last but not least, it is highlighted by the charismatic trumpet of Sean Peters. As the band grows they instill passionate lyrics, and inescapable grooves into their songwriting making a live show that can move your feet and your heart. Proper Company is the newest evolution of the George Woods Band, who brought you sold out shows of "Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert" a music and modern dance theatrical extravaganza from the A.R.T.'s OBERON nightclub theatre. They have been rocking the Boston/Cambridge scene for years and have made a name for themselves in the New England Area.
Grant Jacoby & Dancers Grant Jacoby was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he began his dance training at the Kathy McCrohon Dance Center and as a featured dancer in countless musicals. Grant graduated Magna Cum Laude from Connecticut College in 2013, where he received his BA in Dance and Theater. He also studied at Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts Semester, Bates Dance Festival, MADE in France, and Movement Workshop Group’s Graham Intensive. He has performed in works by Lisa Race, Heidi Henderson, Mark Dendy, Annie Kloppenberg, Lauren Simpson, Intimations Dance, and Mariah Steele and in venues such as Triskelion Arts, Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montreal, SomDance, AUNTS/Arts @ Renaissance, and the American College Dance Festival. Grant founded his own modern dance company, Grant Jacoby & Dancers, in October 2013, and has presented work throughout New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and France including, but not limited to: La MaMa ETC, Green Street Studios, The Dance Complex, Les Champs Melisey, Third Life Studios, RAW Boston, and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, as well as residencies at The Dragon’s Egg and Green Street Studios. Aside from his company work, he has also choreographed at The Roxbury Latin School, Next Door Theater, North End Music & Performing Arts Center, OnStage Dance Company, as well as the premiere workshop and production of Friday the 13th: The Musical at Connecticut College. Grant currently teaches at Boston Ballet and performs for Quicksilver Dance and other independent choreographers.
Ben Higginbotham is a singer-songwriter currently based in Boston. He self-released his debut EP, “I Think I’m Growing a Beard”, and is about to wrap up production of his second album. His music is piano-driven rock, influenced by pop and educated by jazz. Ben has been a student of piano since he was eight years old and of voice since thirteen. He wrote his first song at fifteen and now is a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music. He’s finding a home in the music scene of the northeast, playing all kinds of gigs around Boston and New York City.
Kinetic Synergy Dance Company is a performance based company seen throughout New England. Originating in Rhode Island in 2009, KSDC established an outlet for young adult dancers to assemble, create and inspire. The dancers of KSDC strive to participate in many community events. Our dancers are adults who during the day have extraordinary yet ordinary professions and in the evenings and on the weekends, double as the personable, devoted and dedicated dancers of Kinetic Synergy Dance Company. With our participation in community events, our dancers can inspire those who need to ignite their inner passion for dance again.
Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe Founded in Spring 2011, NAZAR had its debut performance at India Day in August 2011. Having derived our name from the Urdu word for “gaze of the eyes”, expression, passion, and energy form the bedrock of our dance philosophy. Each dancer brings to our team a background of complementary dance styles, such as ballet, bharatnatyam, hip hop, or contemporary. Building upon our collection and performing through the colorful medium of Bollywood dance is why we love doing what we do. NAZAR is a sister dance organization to Boston Bhangra and exists under the umbrella of South Asian Nation (SAN). Nazar is performing: Nazar 2014 Routine. A medley of 6 songs: Nagada Sang Dhol, Titli, Badtameez Dil, Halkat Jawani, Punjabi Wedding Song, Chingam ChabakeNazar is performing: Nazar 2014 Routine. A medley of 6 songs: Nagada Sang Dhol, Titli, Badtameez Dil, Halkat Jawani, Punjabi Wedding Song, Chingam Chabake
The Okay Win are equal parts energy and intimacy. With a sound that expands, retracts, punches you in the chest, and then makes you feel ok about it, they have become one of the rising acts in Massachusetts. After garnering more attention over the past couple of years, while performing at House of Blues, Royale, and the 2013 Rock N' Roll Rumble, the band is poised to release their 5th album, entitled "Nothing's Not Moving", this April.
OnStage Dance Company The mission of OnStage Dance Company is to provide a venue for self-expression through performance in front of a live audience. OnStage is for experienced dancers and emerging choreographers (ages 18+) with a background or interest in a variety of dance styles.
Heather Woods née Smist is a Board Certified Music Therapist and singer-songwriter based in the Boston Area. As a passionate writer and performer, she blends catchy folk with pure and heartfelt vocals to deliver a listening experience described as raw, soulful, and powerfully feminine. She performs independently and with local artists such as Proper Company and George Woods. Her song ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ was featured in 2013 and 2014 performances of Heartbeat: A Modern Dance Rock Concert co-produced by George Woods (of Proper Company) and Jennifer Crowell-Kuhnberg (of OnStage Dance Company). Most recently, Heather was selected by Berklee College of Music to serve as faculty for their 2014 and 2015 Summer Songwriting Intensives. She currently works as a music therapist with oncology patients, and offers a mindfulness based approach supporting coping skills and symptom and side effect management. She credits her passion for artistry and use of music as a meditative practice for informing and deepening her work as a songwriter.