Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
ZOE DANCE COMPANY

Mission:

Zoé Dance nurtures the art of dance, dance theatre and performance through accessible performance venues, educates the public and creates social awareness through themes explored in repertory.

History:

Zoé Dance has presented its work since 2002 in various venues and performance opportunities around Boston and internationally such as: World Music/CRASH Arts’ "Ten's the Limit" (2005 and 2007), ArtBeat 2004 and 2009, "Virgin", produced by the Dance Renewal Project, Harvard Square’s “May Fair” 2004, with the Choreographers Group 2004, Earth Dance’s Outdoor Performance Festival 2003, Corporación Cultural de Las Condes (Santiago, Chile) 2007, Boston Center for the Arts’ Mils Gallery as a featured artist of the Movement at the Mills residency. Zoe has also presented its work in self produced concerts: at the Dance Complex, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center and Tower Auditorium at Massachusetts College of Art, the Boston Common, Union Square Plaza, and Green Street Studios. Zoé Dance was awarded a project grant from the Somerville Arts Council (2010) as well as earning a Fellowship Grant (2013, 2016) and was a finalist for the Boston Dance Alliance’s Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship (2009).  Most recently Zoe Dance was selected as one of three companies to participate in a month long residency retreat at the Boston Center for the Arts (May/June 2016).

Behind the Name:

Zoé, (life in Greek) came about when having a conversation with a man who was reading Kafenion cups at a Greek Festival in 2002. As he was reading our fortunes he spoke about how dance is the source of life and it was wonderful that we were dancers because of its expression. He used the word Zoé several times to describe what he meant by life. After several weeks of contemplation, the name stuck. Zoé Dance was born.

Since then Zoé has produced many works that had to be communicated through dance. The ideas for these works could not be expressed on paper, in words, on canvas or through any other art form. It had to be through the medium of dance.

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I Have Worked With

  • July 2016

    Outside the Box presented Zoe Dance at its annual Outside the Box Festival in the Boston Commons.  Zoe Dance performed on the Tremont Street Stage with the Pink Floyd cover Band Midnight Floyd.

  • June 2016

    Zoe Dance was presented in the Sanctuary theatre during Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre's Dance for World Community Festival.  Zoe Dance presented a 20 minute solo by Callie Chapman.

  • May 2016

    Zoe Dance was awarded a choreography residency at the Boston Center for the Arts where it performed the 2016 version of "Becoming Undone" in the BCA's Plaza Blackbox theatre.  Utilizing projections, moveable scrims and surfaces along with performing in the lobby, the piece exponentially transcended from its 2015 version.  The BCA awarded Zoe Dance over 4 weeks of rehearsal space in the Caulderwood Pavillion leading up to the performance.  Lighting by Paul Marr, projection/direction by Callie Chapman, Dancers: Caroline Carbo, Danielle Davidson, Gina Masciarelli, Andrea Rios, Yue Ru Ma, and Mary Teuscher.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Callie
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
550 Massachusetts Ave
C/O Studio at 550, Floor 3
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physical Address: 
550 Massachusetts Ave C/O Studio at 550, Floor 3
Cambridge, MA 02139
Last Name: 
Chapman
Phone: 
781-738-3272

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Media - Film
Year Founded: 
2002
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Boston Dance Alliance
Studio @ 550
Education: 
Boston Conservatory
Awards: 
Somerville Arts Council - Fellowship Grant (2016, 2013)
Somerville Arts Council - Project Grant (2012, 2010)
Boston Center for the Arts - Choreographic Residency (2016)
Green Street Studios - Summer Class

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
For certain procenium based works, we require a dance floor at least 25'x25', stage lighting, and sound.
For certain gallery/site-specific based work requirements vary (from a inground pool to a multi-room gallery space).
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$25,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Design
Media
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Studio at 550
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
550 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Venue Phone: 
781-738-3272
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dance floor
Exhibition walls
Green room
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Piano
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
50
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000