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ABOUT

"It's no secret that Luminarium Dance Company is one of the most intelligent and innovative dance troupes in Boston."

BOSTON ARTS REVIEW

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COMPANY BIO

Founded by Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman in Boston in 2010, Luminarium Dance Company is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary dance company that is regularly hailed for its unique combination of dance and illumination. Luminarium’s mission is two-fold, stemming from the word “luminary” (n. 1. a body that gives off light 2. sheds light on some subject or enlightens mankind). Luminarium is proud to present professional annual dance productions alongside its yearly community outreach programming. The company's 24-Hour ChoreoFest, Cultural Community Outreach Project, Arts in Action Project, and DANCE+ Series, challenge the limits of dance while enriching community: Giving choreographers a creative overnight outlet; using dance to highlight local historic and cultural landmarks; and offering underserved youth the chance to merge dance with other fields such as science, music, technology, and light. The company is regularly commissioned to create new choreographic works and performance installations—for venues ranging from gardens and art walks to opening act performances for TEDxCambridge (Boston Opera House) and the Rosoff Awards (The State Room)—and has presented its works at 160+ events across the U.S.; and abroad in Argentina, Canada, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

COMPANY MISSION

Founded by Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman in Boston in 2010, Luminarium Dance Company is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary dance company that is regularly hailed for its unique combination of dance and illumination. Luminarium’s mission is two-fold, stemming from the word “luminary” (n. 1. a body that gives off light 2. sheds light on some subject or enlightens mankind). The company’s yearly public programs, workshops, and performances strive to illuminate aspects of our lives and the world we live in, through an engaging artistic lens. 

DEIA STATEMENT

Luminarium Dance Company strives to utilize contemporary dance, light, and interdisciplinary collaboration to illuminate aspects of our lives and the world we live in. As diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are vital to presenting a complete picture of our world, our board and artistic staff aim to listen, learn from, and engage individuals from all walks of life. We strive to celebrate diversity in age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental capabilities of our community members, so that Luminarium can be accessible to all. 

 

This statement was approved by Luminarium’s Board of Directors on November 15, 2021.