Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
BoSoma Dance Company

Established in 2003 by Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper, BoSoma Dance Company is a North Shore-based contemporary dance company combining vibrant, energetic movement with athletic performance quality.  The company's mission is to make dance captivating and accessible through dynamic performance and community education.

 

Under the artistic direction of award-winning dancer, choreographer and educator Katherine Hooper, BoSoma is recognized for its daring contemporary programming encompassing both vibrant energetic movement with athletic performance quality. In 14 seasons, BoSoma has premiered over 30 original works by Hooper and performed commissions from outstanding organizations such as Chorus pro Musica and the Patricia Kenny Dance Collection of New York. As in-demand collaborators, BoSoma has worked with the Peabody Essex Museum and the Collage Dance Ensemble under the direction of Ahmet Luleci, and have performed in festivals around the globe.  In 2009, they launched the Opening Art Series, which provides performance opportunities to emerging dance companies.​

More recently, in 2015, BoSoma was commissioned to perform their own interpretation of Stravinsky’s “Les Noces” at New England Conservatory’s legendary Jordan Hall, and in 2016,  BoSoma was commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum to perform for 101 days, five hours each day, to accompany the “Rodin: Transforming Sculpture” exhibit.

Recognized by the Boston Globe for their “vigorously athletic and artistically sculptural” performances and on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle for their community outreach, BoSoma has stepped up its mission to harness the power of dance and physical movement to unlock a passion for greater learning in our schools. In partnership with New England Arts for Literacy Project, BoSoma has created K-12 programs that support core curricula learning, including a landmark program, “Mathematics and Science,” designed to introduce children to how choreographers use numbers and music mathematically to create choreography and movement patterns. Science topics also integrate and teach the importance of knowing human anatomy and gravity, which allows dancers to be able to move through space.

 

 

I Have Worked With

  • May 2015

    Chorus pro Musica has hired BoSoma to choreograph and perform Les Noces with them at Jordan Hall on May 30th. 

     

  • January 2015

    BoSoma performed Marionette and taught 13 movement study workshops based on the Diversity theme to 520 Dover Sherborn Middle School students during their Martin Luther King celebration.  The day culminated with each of the 13 groups performing on stage for each other during an hour long assembly.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Katherine
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director and Choreographer
Mailing Address: 
15 Walnut Road
Hamilton, MA 01929
Physical Address: 
15 Walnut Road
Hamilton, MA 01929
Last Name: 
Hooper
Phone: 
978-977-3262

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Year Founded: 
2003
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
Multi-State Region
National

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Lighting and sound
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
8
Maximum Number of Performers: 
13

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
BFA in Dance
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000