white box project an improvisational performance project directed by Michael Jahoda created collaboratively with a revolviong cast of dancers and musicians
"Middlesex Lounge is looking forward to hosting more of Michael Jahoda's modern dance performances. The combination of Jahoda's creative choreography and media usage within the lounge's comfortably dynamic space create an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone to watch, listen, and perform in harmony." -Abbie Waite, Program Coordinator for Middlesex Lounge
The White Box Project, directed by dancer/choreographer Michael Jahoda is a series of experimental, unscripted performance events, which was nominated for Boston’s Best Dance Troupe in 2009. The WBP mission is to provide a framework for creative dialogue and performing-artist collaborations, and to help ignite a fresh interaction between performing artists and the public in non-traditional venues/spaces such as clubs and galleries. These collaborations bring together a handful of Boston's best dance and musical talents to share their craft through the art of improvisation. The public is placed directly inside the action of these events, erasing any physical barrier between them and the performers. Everyone and everything in the room becomes integral, influencing the course and atmosphere of the event. Dance artists include: DeAnna Pellecchia, Ingrid Schatz, Mary McCarthy, Sarah Slifer, Liz Roncka, Ann Brown Allen, and Karl Kronin among others.
michael jahoda | dancer / choreographer Michael Jahoda’s professional dance career began in 1977 when he was selected by Jerome Robbins to perform in New York City Ballet’s production of Mother Goose. Michael has received critical acclaim as a principal dancer with Jennifer Muller/the Works in NYC, with whom he danced for seven years. Since that time teaching, performing and choreographic engagements have taken him to Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, Denmark, Italy, Andorra, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, and to 20 of the United States.