Boston’s Kairos Dance Theater is an eclectic contemporary dance company committed to creating emotionally powerful, viscerally charged performance art. Founded by Artistic Directors DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz, Kairos engages audiences with innovative performances and workshops throughout the Boston area and beyond.
Combining strong dance technique with affecting performance, rich visual imagery, music, and digital technology, Kairos creates an emotionally powerful physical landscape that pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance. Kairos produces work that is equally rooted in research and personal experience, evoking intellect, emotion, reflection, and discovery for both performers and audiences. Using choreographed phrases, improvisational methods, storytelling, movement and theater games, research materials, and a healthy respect for whimsy, Kairos creates a workshop environment that invites inspiration and ensures a deep connection to the work for all of our dancers.
Kairos has performed throughout the Boston area and in New York, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod. The company has also participated in residencies and workshops with such organizations as The Urbano Project, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, and Newton Country Day. Collaborating with artists from all genres and successfully engaging communities through though-provoking work are central goals within Kairos. Kairos's current project "HER" explores the complex dynamics of relationships between women of all ages. Delving into issues of bullying, conformity, isolation, and love, "HER" grew from a series of duets into a full-company project which premiered as an evening-length production in October 2014. The work aims to engage women and girls from all communities, invite conversation, and reflect personal stories. "HER" features a cast of dancers and a chorus of women from ages 9 to 6, as well as original costumes, set and lighting design, and digital projections.