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Crossing Boundaries: Creative Collaboration Through Dance
Crossing Boundaries: Creative Collaboration Through Dance

Thu, Feb 18


Online event via zoom

Crossing Boundaries: Creative Collaboration Through Dance

Choreographer Rebecca Rice and arts entrepreneur Anna Winestein have mounted dance projects around the world, from Boston's Symphony Hall to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Join LexArt INSPIRES! as they discuss collaboration across art forms, countries, languages and institutions.

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Feb 18, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Online event via zoom

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Crossing Boundaries: Creative Collaboration Through Dance

Presented in collaboration with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative

Rebecca Rice and Anna Winestein have carried out dance projects at Boston's Symphony Hall and historic Algonquin Club, Salem's Peabody Essex Museum, elsewhere in Massachusetts and as far away as Almaty, Kazakhstan. Join us to hear Rebecca, a choreographer and dance educator, and Anna, an arts entrepreneur and historian, discuss the process of collaborating on the many productions they have been involved in over more than a decade. They will share not only videos and photos of these projects and details of their respective creative processes, but also their perspectives on how dance crosses boundaries of art forms, countries, languages and institutions.

Rebecca Rice

Artistic Director, Rebecca Rice Dance

Director of Dance, Cushing Academy

Rebecca Rice is an award-winning choreographer, respected teacher, and artistic director of Rebecca Rice Dance. Her work has been presented in the US, France, Scotland, and in Kazakhstan, where she was a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department. She created works for the Boston Ballet II company as well as organized Boston Ballet’s choreography workshops. Jacob’s Pillow, Boston's Celebrity Series, Boston Ballet, and the Boston Symphony have all presented her work.  Born into a family of dancers, she spent her early years training and performing with her grandmother, Marion Rice, a student of Ted Shawn and practitioner of Denishawn dance. As a dance educator, Rebecca has been in faculty and created dance programs at MIT, Boston Ballet School, and various private schools in the area including Winsor School and Cushing Academy. Rebecca has been called "One of Boston's esteemed dance-makers" by Gus Solomon Jr, a critic in NYC.

Anna Winestein

Executive Director, Ballets Russes Arts Initiative

Associate, Davis Center at Harvard University

Anna Winestein is an arts entrepreneur, non-profit leader, cultural historian, curator, reformed economist and maker. She is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Boston-based nonprofit Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, and has previously served as Creative Director of the Hermitage Museum Foundation. She has been a Cultural Envoy for the State Department, a Fulbright Scholar, as well as guest curator of exhibitions at the Boston Public Library, Sotheby’s France and the Museum of Russian Icons, among others. Her writings have been published by academic and trade presses and journals, she has authored and contributed to exhibition catalogues, and co-edited or translated several volumes. She holds degrees from Boston University and Oxford University in painting, art history, economics and modern history.


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