Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Alexander Davis Dance (ADD)

Alexander Davis Dance (ADD) is a project based contemporary dance company located in Boston, MA. 

ADD believes that dance and movement has the power to create empathetic and dramatic responses from diverse audiences. Drawing from pop culture and the pedestrian, we engage in performances that display the innate theatricality of everyday life. We show the universality of the human experiences, while illuminating queer and forgotten perspectives. We make performances that connect people to other people, the past to the present and memories to dreams. We bring forward under repersented queer narratives, while providing a platform for alternative repersentations. We reveal the Imperfections that exist along the lifelong journey to negotiate the Perfect.

Alexander Davis is a graduate of Keene State College where he received a BA in English: Writing, and a BA in Theatre and Dance: Choreography and Performance.  Alex has worked, performed and presented with organizations across Boston including Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Children's Chorus, World Music/CRASHarts and Improv Asylum/Laugh Boston. Alex is currently a company member with Urbanity Dance, where he is also the director of the their Summer Choreographer Intensive Program. As a choreographer and fiber artist Alex has received grant and residency support from The Studios at Mass MoCA, The Boston Foundation, Urbanity Dance, and The Theatre Offensive. Alex and collaborator Joy Davis (The Davis Sisters) were named Bessie Schonberg (Boston) Fellows at The Yard where the developed their most newest collaborative work Junk Drawer. Most recently, Alex is assisting choreographer Monica Bill Barnes on Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation Little Women, set for release in December 2019. Alex is a passionate arts administrator, a published memoirist, a college professor, an exhibited fiber artist, a sexual consent educator, and an okay comedian. www.alexanderdavis.dance @AlexanderDavisDance

Additional Links: 
Excerpt from 2016 presentation at Boston University Tsai Center for the Performing Arts.

I Have Worked With

  • December 2018

    Alexander Davis was presented as the inagural Artcubator Artist in their new visual arts residency program. Alexander was also the featured artiste in "Migration" a fiber arts gallery exhibit. 

  • October 2018

    World Music/Crash Arts presented Alexander Davis as a featured guest in Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott's Places Please!. 

  • September 2018

    The Dance Complex presented ADD as a part of collabortive "The Davis Sisters" for three performances spanning the Fall of 2018 in their evening length work Ethel!

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alexander
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Physical Address: 
149 Massachusetts Ave. Apt. 4
Boston, MA 02115
Last Name: 
Davis
Phone: 
603-801-2362
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Boston Dance Alliance

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Literature - Poetry
Media - Audio / Sound
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Storytelling
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Year Founded: 
2017
Populations Served: 
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
6
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Boston Dance Alliance Premium Member
Stage Source Individual Member
Dance for PD Teaching Member
Education: 
B.A. Theatre and Dance: Choreography and Performance, Keene State College
B.A. English: Writing, Keene State College
American Dance Festival 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
David Dorfman Summer Dance Intensive 2013
Bates Dance Festival PTP 2018
Awards: 
Live Arts Boston 2016, The Boston Foundation
Next Steps in Boston Dance 2016, The Boston Foundation
The Theater Offensive Out'Hood Residency Program Material Fund 2017
Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Fund, February 2017
Bruce Levin Mellion '69 Excellence in Dance Award 2014, Keene State College
Charles Hildebrandt Award in Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2014, Keene State College
Live Arts Boston 2017, The Boston Foundation
Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Fund, February 2018
The Studios at Mass MoCA Residency

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Negotiated based on individual events.
6' of Space
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
8

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Dance for PD, Mark Morris Dance Group
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500