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.
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.