The 2018 Annual Spring Concert and 25th Anniversary Celebration, held March 2018 at Nahant Town Hall, featured new and old works: Trees (2018), Fragile (2002 & 2011), Images (2017), Accord (1992), Serve It Up (1991) and excerpts from Creatures (2016). Photos: Igor Burlak
Excerpt from The Daily Item, Lynn, MA and itemlive.com, by Bill Brotherton,
LYNN – ArtWeek, a 10-day festival that celebrates culture, creativity and the uniqueness of Massachusetts communities, will take place statewide April 27-May 6.
For the first time, the city of Lynn has been invited to participate. Marblehead, Nahant and Salem also will take part.
“Creatures Workshop,” May 6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$15 ages 8+| $20 adults | $30 family of 4
This unique workshop encourages participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement. Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of “Creatures.” The edited video of Slagle’s choreographic masterwork “Creatures,” which was filmed at LynnArts theater, will also be shown. This workshop at Nahant Community Center, 41 Valley Road, is for adults and children age 8 and older.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
at Nahant Community Center 41 Valley Road, Nahant, MA 01908
In a one-of-a-kind experience, this unique workshop encourages participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement.Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of “Creatures.” All workshop students will be involved in a closing event when we present the fully edited video of Sallee Slagle’s choreographic master work “Creatures” which was filmed at LynnArts theater. This unique workshop is for adults and children ages 8+.
Admission (tickets available below)
Children (age 8-17): $15
Adults (age 18+): $20
Family (up to 4 participants; includes parents and their children): $30
This workshop is a part of ArtWeek, presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center.
Contributions are essential for us to produce our art and your support is greatly appreciated! Your generous support will help fund the video production of Creatures which will be used for workshop proposals, grant applications and performance opportunities throughout New England, including schools, community halls and festivals. Our mission is to promote and educate others in the expressive art of dance.
Forty Steps Dance is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3). Please click below to contribute.
Forty Steps Dance inspired and delighted an audience of 75 plus with “Creatures in the Lilac Garden” on June 7th. Seven dancers brought animal magnetism to the fragrant Lilac Garden, performing sections of a new work, “Creatures”, that is “all the buzz.” The performance was funded by the Swampscott Cultural Council, and amazed young and old as the “creatures” ventured beyond the stage and into the audience bringing the interactive performance to life. Sallee Slagle, choreographer, has brilliantly portrayed the movements of creatures through the movements of the human body.
Forty Steps Dance will be performing “Creatures” in full on the evenings of July 18, 19 and 20, 2014 at Windhover Summer Dance Institute in Rockport, Mass.
Forty Steps Dance performed at their Annual Spring Concert, March 29, 2014. The works featured include “Accord,” “The Flood,” “Creatures,” and a solo danced by Director Sallee Slagle from “Two from Tull.”