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Alexander Davis

Performer/Choreographer/Fiber Artist

 

 

Artist statement

 

I believe that dance, comedy, and fibers are all connected through their unifying power to create empathetic and dramatic responses from diverse audiences. Drawing from pop culture and the pedestrian I engage in performances that display the innate theatricality of everyday life. I show the universality of the human experience. I make performance that connects people to other people, the past to the present, and memories to dreams through the illumination of underrepresented queer narratives. I reveal Imperfections along a lifelong journey to discover the Perfect.

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Bio

 
 

Alexander Davis is a graduate of Keene State College where he received a BA in English: Writing, and a BA in Theatre and Dance: Choreography and Performance.  Alex has worked, performed and presented with organizations across Boston including Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Children's Chorus, World Music/CRASHarts and Improv Asylum/Laugh Boston. Alex is currently a company member with Urbanity Dance, where he is also the director of the their Summer Choreographer Intensive Program. As a choreographer and fiber artist Alex has received grant and residency support from The Studios at Mass MoCA, The Boston Foundation, Urbanity Dance, and The Theatre Offensive. Alex has performed works by Doug Varone, Carl Flink, Andy Noble, Monica Bill Barnes, Larry Keigwin, Rebecca Stenn, Lorraine Chapman, and is currently a guest artist with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. Alex and collaborator Joy Davis (The Davis Sisters) named 2018 Schoenberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency at The Yard where they developed a new evening length work entitled "Junk Drawer." Most recently, Alex assisted choreographer Monica Bill Barnes on Writer/Director Greta Gerwig's new adaptation of Louis May Alcott's Little Women, in which he was also a Principle Dancer. The film is set for release in Winter 2019. Alex is a passionate arts administrator, a published memoirist, a college professor, an exhibited fiber artist, a sexual consent educator, and an okay comedian. Alex is currently knitting a wedding dress.

 

Instagram: @AlexanderDavisDance

Twitter: @AlexDavisDance

 

Resume

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performances

Upcoming Performances:

October 29th - 30th, 2019: World Music/CRASH Arts presents Places Please! at the Institute of Contemporary Art

November 2nd - 3rd: Boston Moving Arts Company Presents: Wild Type at The Boston Center for the Arts

November 16th, 2018: The Dance Complex Presents: The Davis Sisters Present: Ethel! at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

December 7th - 8th, 2018: Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts Presents Guest Artist Concert

February 2019: New Movement Collaborative presents The Davis Sisters

March 28th, 2019: Keene State College and The Redfern Arts Center present Alexander Davis Dance

Past Performances:

October 12th, 2018: The Dance Complex Presents: The Davis Sisters Present: Ethel! at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

September 21st, 2018: The Dance Complex Presents: The Davis Sisters Present: Ethel! at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

September 6th, 2018: Dance Now NYC at Joe's Pub, New York City

September 1st, 2018: The Yard Presents The Davis Sisters

August 11th, 2018, 2:00pm: Boston Contemporary Dance Festival presents Alexander Davis Dance

July 25th, 2018: Jacob's Pillow Presents Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion in a Site Specific Performance

June 24th, 2018: The Festival of Us, We and Them Presents Beyond Boundaries, at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

June 22nd - 23rd, 2018: Dancing Queerly at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

June 8th - 10th, 2018: Dance Now | Boston at The Dance Complex, Cambridge MA

June 1st - June 2nd, 2018: Urbanity Dance Presents F=MA (Performer)

May 3rd, 2018: Improv Asylum Presents Ethel (Performer/Creator)

April 26th - May 13th, 2018: Company One Theatre/American Repertory Theater Present Wig Out! (Choreographer) 

April 27th - May 19th, 2018: Zeitgeist Stage Company Presents Love! Valour! Compassion!(Choreographer)

April 19th - April 28th, 2018: The Longwood Players Present Next to Normal (Choreographer)

March 23rd - 31st, 2018: Urbanity Dance Presents Urbanity Next (Performer)

March 3rd, 2018: Museum of Fine Arts Presents Urbanity Dance at MFA Late Nites(Performer)

December 1st, 2017: Medicine Wheel Productions Presents Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion - Day Without Art 2017 at the Boston Center for the Arts (Performer)

December 7th - 9th, 2017: Boston Arts Academy Presents Blood at the Root (Movement Direction)

November 19th, 2017: The School of Contemporary Dance and Thought Presents WIP VI (Performer/Choreographer)

November 10th - 11th, 2017: Live Arts Boston Dance Showcase (Performer/Choreographer) 

November 3rd - 4th, 2017: Illuminus Festival Presents Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (Performer)

October 13th - 15th, 2017: The Dance Complex Presents: Tiny and Short: A Drop in the Bucket (Performer/Choreographer)

October 18th - 29th: The Dance Complex Presents: Route 95 Dances (Performer/Choreographer)

October 6th, 2017: Lions Jaw Festival Presents joyproject (Performer)

July 16th, 2017: American Dance Festival Faculty Concert Presents joyproject (Performer)

September 22nd - 23rd, 2017: World Music/CrashARTS Presents: DANCE UP at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (Performer/Choreographer)

June 9th - 10th, 2017: Boston Center for the Arts Choreographer Residency Showcase Volatile Structures with Vimoksha/Chavi Bansal (Performer)

June 2nd - 3rd, 2017: Urbanity Dance Presents Observing: Annual Spring Revue (Performer)

May 7th, 2017: From the Horse's Mouth (Performer)

April 27th, 2017: Jeremy Stewart EMPAC Residency (Performer)

May 6th, 2017: Art of Movement (Performer)

May 5th - 13th, 2017: The Longwood Players Present Little Women (Choreographer)

April 28th and 30th, 2017: Lorraine Chapman The Company in Done Waiting (Performer)

March 23rd - 24th, 2017: Urbanity Dance Presents Urbanity NeXt (Choreographer/Performer)

March 4th, 2017: OnStage Residency Showcase (Choreographer/Performer)

December 2017: Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans Present Murder on the Polar Express (Performer)

December 7th - December 11th, 2016: Curry College Theatre Presents American Idiot(Choreographer)

November 18th, 2016: Urbanity Dance Presents Call of Courage (Performer)

November 19th, 2016: Boston Children's Chorus Presents We Are... (Movement Director)

October 12th, 2016 - November 9th, 2016: Laugh Boston Presents Trump Takes on... Boston (Choreographer)

September 23rd, 25th, 30th, October 2nd, 2016: Boston Lyric Opera Presents Carmen (Performer)

September 28th, 2016: Hope Coming On (Choreographer)

October 1st, 2016: Stefanos TsivopoulosOne too Many (Performer)

August 12th, 2016: The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival

June 3rd, 2016 - June 4th, 2016: Urbanity Dance Presents Residual 

May 23rd, 2016: Selections from Ryan Landry's Throughly Muslim Millie at The Eliot Norton Awards

April 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016: Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans Present Legally Blind

April 16, 2016 - April 19, 2016: Curry College Theatre Presents The Laramie Project

April 9th, 2016: Emmanuel Music/Urbanity Dance Present BACH REINVENTED

Work

Publication

Davis, Alexander (2015) "Slight Displacement," Strigidae: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 5. 
Available at: http://commons.keene.edu/strigidae/vol1/iss1/5

Choreography

Never Go Away (Again) (2017)

Fiber Arts

safe_space (2017)

 Photograph by Celso Enrique

Photograph by Celso Enrique

River Cord (2015)

Support

Alexander Davis Dance (ADD) is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Boston Dance Alliance. Tax deductible donation can be made through the BDA website. Follow this link, and select Alexander Davis Dance (ADD) when making your donation. For more information do not hesitate to reach out directly to alexander.william.davis@gmail.com.

Fee support for Alexander Davis Dance (ADD) may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. 

Alexander Davis Dance (ADD) is grateful to have received project based support from the following organizations.

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Contact

For booking, press or general inquiry, please feel free to e-mail Alexander Davis directly @ ALEXANDER.WILLIAM.DAVIS@GMAIL.COM.

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