DANCE NOW Boston, now in its third season, is an annual platform for Boston choreographers to create work for OBERON at The American Repertory Theater, and perform alongside colleagues from New York who have been commissioned by DANCE NOW. This is the first step in creating a national touring circuit for a new genre of adventurous performance created specifically for cabaret settings. The first performances took place in 2014 with commissioned works by Lorraine Chapman, Kelli Edwards and Nicole Pierce, along with David Parker's "Head Over Heels" and "ShowDown," both DANCE NOW commissions. This year, Parker commissioned Peter DiMuro, Courtney Peix and Cathy Young to perform in a rotating festival format along with work by DANCE NOW’ers Deborah Lohse and David Parker. The series will continue in the spring of 2016 in an expanded format, with more artists and performances bringing rigorous, playful and intrepid dance to Boston audiences.
"DANCE NOW BOSTON David Parker (The Bang Group) curates this four-performance festival, which is seeded with newly commissioned works from a range of choreographers, including Peter DiMuro, Cathy Young, Courtney Peix, and Parker himself, whose lively cabaret-style performances are always a hoot."
Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe