Karen Bray

Performance Art with a Sense of Humor!

320 Nevada Street
Newton MA 02460

Artist Contact Info:

(617) 953-3937
A Collaboration between  Karen Bray Performance Projects and Rose Woods Dance Theatre

4 shows during the weekend:
10:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 27th
10:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 28th.

It will be short! It’s free! It should be amusing. It is lighthearted and silly!

Karen has been pushing the boundaries of dance since receiving an MFA in Dance from the U. of Michigan in 1976. She has performed dance and street theatre in the Netherlands, France, Germany, San Francisco, and the greater Boston area. Karen spent two years living in Amsterdam building her career teaching and performing dance, mime, clowning, improvisation and choreography.

Since 1978 to the present, Karen has collaborated with artists, dancers, non-dancers and musicians to produce evening length concerts as well as outdoor dance/theatre performances. Most recently she created “Alice in Stop and Shopperland” which was performed outdoors as part of Newton Open Studios.

Karen has been co-teaching “Creativity Lab” at the New Art Center since 2009 and has been teaching “Site Specific Dance” on Zoom through the New Art Center since 2020.

“I take inspiration for my dances from everyday life and from everyday objects such as plastic bags, supermarkets, works of art, hair dryers, chairs, coffee cups, puppets and yoga class to name a few. My goal is to create dance that is understandable and accessible (and, hopefully fun!) for everyone. My dance heroes are Claire Porter, Martha Mason, Martine Pisani, and Maguy Marin and all past dance pioneers upon whose shoulders I am honored to stand.” KLB

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