Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Subject:Matter

Subject:Matter is a Boston based tap dance company, under the direction of choreographer  Ian Berg, with the aim of presenting new, cutting-edge tap dance work primarily in the Boston area. Our goals are:

To make music/dance
To celebrate the individual subject
To pay respect to the form and its masters
To ask questions
To make others ask questions
To blur the line between choreography and improvisation
To blur the line between audience and performer
To challenge inherited structures
To push the edges of the form
To push forward and glance back 

I Have Worked With

  • September 2018

    Performed as part of 2018 "DanceNow NYC" showcase at Joe's Pub. Premiered work titled "Duck and Cover"

  • August 2018

    Invited to close 2018 Inside/Out stage at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Performed evening length work "From the Top"

  • August 2018

    Hired to perform at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. Performance included a 20 minute set of our work titled "Blowout" with a sextet of musicians.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ian
Job Title/Position: 
Director/Choreographer
Physical Address: 
624 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Last Name: 
Berg

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Jazz
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Year Founded: 
2015
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
People with Disabilities
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Shotgun Microphones
Appropriate flooring (can be provided by Artist for fee)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
11