"Secrets & Motion"

Luminarium presents its TEN4TEN Performance Series celebrating its tenth anniversary season with curated shows every two weeks, highlighting its award-winning repertory spanning 2010 to present. Be sure to tune in soon, as every two weeks the current “performance” will be removed, with a new one in its place!


This week, Luminarium presents its 2013 feature production Secrets & Motion. Described by one critic as "a powerful play on poetry in motion and the mysteries hidden in the light and dark" (NE Theatre Geek), Secrets & Motion combines dance, light, and text to create a performance riddled with contemplative thought, and a little humor. Collaborating with photographer Larry Pratt and installation artist Hannah Verlin, Secrets & Motion presents viewers with an evening deeply rooted in the secrets we keep, share, and dismantle, prompting famed critic Beverly Creasey (Boston Arts Review) to write,"It's no secret that the Luminarium Dance Company is one of the most intelligent and innovative dance troupes in Boston."


"Secrets & Motion"



Neck-Deep (and then some)


Choreography: Kimberleigh A. Holman (2013)

Performer: Amy Mastrangelo


whisper, rumor, rot.


Choreography: Kimberleigh A Holman (2013)

Performers: Rose Abramoff, Jess Chang, Emily Evans, Elena Greenspan, Jennifer Roberts, Emily Sulock


For You, I


Choreography: Kimberleigh A. Holman (2013)

Performers: Melenie Diarbekirian, Merli V. Guerra

Left is Loss

Choreography & Performance: Merli V. Guerra (2013)

Poetry: Caryn Oppenheim



Choreography: Merli V. Guerra (2013)

Performers: Rose Abramoff, Jess Chang, Melenie Diarbekirian, Emily Evans, Elena Greenspan, Merli V. Guerra, Kristen Lawson, Katie McGrail, Jennifer Roberts, Emily Sulock


A Secret in Three Phases

Choreography: Kimberleigh A. Holman (2013)

Performers: Rose Abramoff, Melenie Diarbekirian,
Mark Kranz


The One I Keep

Choreography & Film: Merli V. Guerra (2013)

Performer: Jess Chang

Music: Marcel McVay


28th Quinzena de Dança de Almada: International Dance Festival (2020) - Lisbon, Portugal

Official Selection

Portuguese Premiere

Europa Film Festival - 4th Edition (2020) -
Resistencia, Argentina / Barcelona, Spain

"Best Experimental" Award Winner

South American & Spanish Premieres

Women in Dance Leadership Conference (2019) - Philadelphia, PA, USA

Featured Film & Filmmaker

Cefalù Film Festival (2019) - Palermo, Italy

Official Selection

ViDEOSKiN (2018) Yukon, Canada

Official Selection
Canadian Premiere

WomenCinemakers (2018) - Berlin, Germany

Featured Film & Filmmaker

European Premiere

First Take Shorts Series (2018) - Doylestown, PA, USA

Official Selection & Filmmaker Talkback

Glovebox Film Festival (2015) - Cambridge, MA, USA

Official Selection

Thank you for viewing this performance! 

Please consider donating the price of a traditional ticket—on a pay-what-you-can basis. At this time when our in-person performances have been suspended indefinitely, we thank you for any "ticket" donation you can provide.

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