After canceling its 2020 summer time season because of the pandemic, the Yard is again with a digital sequence of winter and spring performances by cutting-edge artists in dance and music, together with family-friendly ensembles together with Boston-based Bonnie Duncan and The Gottabees and Sandglass Theater of Putney, Vt.
The Chilmark dance colony is also partnering with Slough Farm in Edgartown for a bodily residency in late March, provisionally deliberate to incorporate a pair of in-person dance performances on the farm.
This weekend, Ms. Duncan’s Look Up: A Scorching Air Balloon Journey takes households on a half-hour journey within the sky at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 by way of Zoom, concluding a month-long sequence of weekly interactive performances titled ScreenPLAY!.
“They combine theatre and motion and puppetry, and that is simply such an ingenious approach to make use of Zoom to have enjoyable, actually and to attach with different youngsters and households,” Yard govt director Chloe Jones advised the Gazette Monday.
Whereas the efficiency is really useful for ages three and older, Ms. Jones mentioned there have been infants collaborating in final week’s Gottabees present, What We Discovered within the Forest. “They had been into it,” she mentioned.
Households wishing to participate in Saturday’s remaining ScreenPLAY! can reserve their digital areas at dancetheyard.org/screenplay.
On Feb. 27 at 5 p.m., the Yard presents a web based take a look at the most recent work in progress by the music and dance duo of composer Everett Saunders and choreographer Marjani Forté-Saunders, whose collaboration is named 7NMS.
Supported by the Yard, the pair have been engaged on the piece, titled PROPHET, of their group of Pasadena, Calif. Saturday’s on-line presentation will embody footage of the brand new work in addition to alternatives for the viewers to ask questions of the artists, Ms. Jones mentioned.
On March 6, Islanders of all ages and skills can get into the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian music in a web based workshop with Music from the Sole, whose performers Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson had their final Yard residency in 2019.
Working bilingually in English and Portuguese, the duo use physique percussion and string bass to introduce common frequent Brazilian claves (rhythmic patterns) corresponding to samba, maracatú and bossa nova, to workshop members as they construct and carry out a polyrhythmic ensemble piece.
“That’s going to be a blast,” Ms. Jones mentioned.
Based mostly in NY city, Mr. Sandoval and Mr. Richardson are additionally receiving Yard help to proceed creating Partido, the piece they labored on throughout their 2019 Island residency. The March 6 workshop will embody an replace on Partido, Ms. Jones mentioned.
Over the past 10 days of March, Slough Farm will host the NY city dance duo LaTasha Barnes and Caleb Teicher within the Yard’s remaining residency of the season.
“Caleb Teicher has truly been to the Yard many instances,” Ms. Jones mentioned. “He’s an acclaimed faucet dancer who many in our viewers know from Dorrance Dance.”
Mr. Teicher can be fluent in different types of dance, together with Lindy Hop, jazz and musical theatre, Ms. Jones mentioned. Ms. Barnes, one other Dorrance Dance collaborator, provides home, hip-hop and waacking (a disco fashion) to her faucet, jazz and Lindy abilities.
“She calls herself a tradition-bearer of black social dance types,” Ms. Jones mentioned.
Two reside performances are deliberate for Slough Farm, on March 26 and March 27, with additional particulars to be decided, Ms. Jones mentioned.
“There positively might be alternatives for folks to interact with these artists whereas they’re right here,” she mentioned.
An internet puppetry present for younger audiences, Sandglass Theater’s Rock the Boat, explores themes of migration, displacement and interconnectedness April 10 at 3 p.m. College students from two elementary colleges in Vermont contributed to the story.
The Yard’s winter-spring season ends Could 8 with aninteractive efficiency and dance workshop that includes La Mezcla, an all-female rhythm ensemble from San Francisco whose percussive music is rooted in Mexican-American traditions and social justice.
The group is new to the Yard, Ms. Jones mentioned. “That is an instance of how working remotely helps us to attach with artists who’re additional aside geographically.”
For efficiency and workshop particulars, visit the Yard online.