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Founded in 2003 by Co-Artistic Directors Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper, BoSoma Dance Company is a Boston based professional dance company that produces high energy, athletic and stimulating performances with its own signature of vibrant, vital movement. The company produces annual fall and spring season performances and performs regularly at other venues throughout Greater B...oston and New England.
For [BoSoma's] premier performance of VELOCITY in the fall of 2003, the Boston Globe reported, "The weekend debut...provided an excellent showcase...for the choreography of its artistic directors, Katherine Hooper and Irada Djelassi."
Through creative and artistically innovative movements, BoSoma’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of communities. The company is committed to developing exciting, physical and aesthetic contemporary dance. Audiences can experience dance through major performances, educational workshops and community outreach programs. In the summer of 2007, BoSoma was proud to announce a partnership with the Jackson Mann Community Center in Allston, MA and brought the art of dance to more that 100 inner city youths. This partnership was made possible by Mayor Menino and a Boston R.O.C.K.S grant.
Irada Djelassi (Co-Artistic Director) began her dance training in Central Massachusetts at Mass Motion Dance Academy (formally known as the Terri Gordon Dance Centre). She continued her education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she received a BFA in Dance and held a Chancellors Award in dance all four years. After college Ms Djelassi moved to Manhattan to further her education. While studying in New York, she taught at the American Youth Dance Theater on the Upper East Side. In 2002, Irada was asked to teach for the Dance Department of a Performing Arts Magnet School in Worcester, Massachusetts, which eventually led to her relocation to Boston. Irada has performed choreography by Andre Tyson of Alvin Ailey, Leslie Partridge, Billbob Brown, Nia Love, Janis Brenner, Katherine Hooper, Jin Wen Yu, as well as others. She has participated in the World Jazz Dance Congress for two years. She is currently the Assistant Director of Mass Motion Dance where she is developing The Dance Project, a community service based teen performance group.
Katherine Hooper (BoSoma Co-Artistic Director) began her professional training at the University of North Carolina and finished her BFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Five College Dance Program. As an undergraduate, she co-developed an Arts Collective and an Improvisation Group while producing, directing and choreographing 2 full-scale productions. Following graduation, Katherine moved to Colorado where she co-founded Performance Works, Ltd., a contemporary dance and theatre company. For five years, as the choreographer and co-artistic director of the company, she taught and performed throughout the area inspiring local dancers and non-dancers to achieve their personal best through movement. While in Colorado, Katherine also certified through Polestar Education in Pilates Matt Work which has enhanced her passion for creating highly athletic and dynamic movement. In 2001 and 2002, Katherine was commissioned to choreograph original works for the Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, formerly of the David Parsons Dance Company. In 2004, she taught a week long workshop at Peridance Center in Manhattan. Katherine is presently faculty at the Mass Motion Dance, and the general manager of the Atlantis Sports Clubs, Boston and Cambridge.
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BoSoma is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization
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