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Sep
9
Wed
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors
Sep
10
Thu
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors
Sep
11
Fri
2020
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
Small Steps: Dances of Resilience Screening @ YouTube Premiere

In the beginning, Small Steps on Climate Change was a dance and embodied movement performance intended to inspire Metro Boston to view climate change as an opportunity to create stronger, collaborative, healthier, and more vibrant communities in the face of climate change. Just six weeks before opening night, COVID-19 altered the path.

Small Steps: Dances of Resilience is a full-length documentary film about overcoming the struggle to create and perform during a global pandemic. The dancers tell their stories of climate, COVID, art, and hope, and, finally, they dance.

Join us for three film screenings on YouTube Live this September 9, 10, and 11. Each screening will be time-limited and all content will be removed between and after each screening, so see it while you can!

After the Friday, September 11 performance, we will hold a “Meet the Dancers” Q&A session on Zoom.

The production was developed by movement artist, screenwriter and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Artist-in-Residence Hortense Gerardo and MAPC Senior Environmental Planner Darci Schofield to integrate the arts into climate change planning.

Directed by Hortense Gerardo and produced by Darci Schofield and MAPC.

Featuring original choreography and performances by:

  • Laura Sanchez Garcia, award-winning flamenco dancer, choreographer, and educator
  • Elizabeth Walker, former Los Angeles Ballet soloist
  • Simon Chernow, KRUMP and fusion hip-hop dancer and core leader of Boston’s Climate Strike
  • Jean Appolon Expressions, Haitian dance troupe fusing contemporary elements with Haitian folkloric dance
  • Olivia Link, contemporary modern dancer and Urbanity Dance educator
  • Any Berube and Theo Martinez, competitive ballroom salsa dancers and instructors
Sep
22
Tue
2020
On this Land: Reframing Public Memory @ Zoom
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

How do monuments and memorials shape our understanding of place—and what we choose to forget? And how might we reframe public memory to address the harmful legacy of colonialism in our region? This artist panel will consider how remembering and forgetting of Indigenous peoples and colonial history shaped the landscape and collective consciousness of Greater Boston—and the necessary role of Indigenous artists in shaping more just public spaces.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
Future Histories: The Case for Creative Commemoration @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Reclaim? Recontextualize? Relocate? Remove? What should we do with monuments that no longer reflect our shared history and collective values (or never did to begin with)? This conversation among artists, designers, and educators will explore how creative commemoration can help us see the past and present in a new light—and chart a path toward more just futures. 

Nov
24
Tue
2020
Webinar: Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Grant Program
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
17
Wed
2021
Regional Immigrant Small Business Owners Panel
Mar 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Jun
22
Tue
2021
Creative COVID-19 Communications Virtual Gallery Event
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

On June 22nd from 4:00-5:30 pm ET, join the MAPC Public Health and Arts & Culture departments as we unveil new artworks created by nine artists and artist teams that aim to spread the word about COVID-related public health advice. The artworks are available for public use by health agencies, municipalities, community groups, and the general public. Join us to celebrate the artists and receive links to the artworks available for digital download and sharing!

Learn more about the project at www.mapc.org/covid19-art.

Sep
9
Thu
2021
Webinar: Economic Development ARPA Funding & Programs @ Zoom
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

Economic Development Administration American rescue plan act programs and funding

Thursday, September 9| Noon – 1 p.m.

The Economic Development Administration received $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities in their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is making funding available through six innovative “challenges.” This webinar will review those funding categories and provide guidance about eligible projects, submitting applications, and developing partnerships.

Read more about EDA’s ARPA funding and the six challenges here.

After you register for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sep
15
Wed
2021
Webinar: How Municipalities Can Make Meaningful Investments with ARPA Dollars @ Zoom
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

How Municipalities can make meaningful investments with ARPA dollars

Wednesday, September 15| 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Massachusetts cities and towns have received $3.4 billion dollars through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. These dollars present an opportunity to make critical investments in communities and especially those that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This federal funding can help set the stage for an equitable and resilient recovery.

Join us for a discussion with Doug Howgate from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation on how cities and towns can make these strategic investments for a more prosperous and equitable region.

Speakers include:

  • Lizzi Weyant, Director of Government Affairs, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Doug Howgate, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.