Luminarium prides itself on offering annual programming that benefits the community at large. We welcome you to peruse our programs below.
This annual overnight choreography festival is the only one of its kind in the country. Each season, Luminarium selects 5-7 local companies to join them overnight, creating brand new works and producing a show in 24 hours. Applications to participate and more info on the program can be found here.
CULTURAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT
This annual grant-funded project uses dance and art to highlight a local cultural or historical landmark. Each season, the company selects one site
(and corresponding town) to become the project's focus. Its most notable event was the 2014 project Night at the Tower, which was honored with the Massachusetts Cultural Council's prestigious 2015 Gold Star Award. Luminarium Artistic Director Merli V. Guerra leads this annual project. Learn more.
ARTS IN ACTION PROJECT
Luminarium's Arts in Action Project brings professional performing arts experience directly to local youth. Completed annually, the company designs
a series of workshops appropriate for Boston's youth participants. Luminarium Artistic Director Kimberleigh A. Holman leads this annual project.
Luminarium's popular DANCE+ Series has traveled across the state since its conception in 2014, and uses creative movement as a means of combining dance with other fields, such as Science, Technology, Music, Light, and even Bugs! Read testimonials from parents and students, watch clips of different classes, and learn how you can bring this special program to your community by clicking here.
From 2014-16, Luminarium produced a quarterly Backlight Boston web series, interviewing local movers and shakers in the Boston dance scene. The series was hosted by Luminarium Technical Adviser Russell Holman, who spearheaded the series as a way of informing non-dance viewers about the genre, while deepening ties within the local dance community. Explore the video archive here.