Performances

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Performing is a way of researching. My dance practice has been enriched by commissioning works, collaborating with other performers and dancing as a hired performer.

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SHAKE promo photo
SHAKE! by Rachel Boggia and Iddi Saaka

“Shake.” Performer, Co-choreographer. Working title for an evening-length duet choreographed and performed in collaboration with Iddrisu Saaka (Ghana/Malawi/USA). We started working together because of our friendship and shared movement proclivities, but are aware of the influences of gender and culture on the work as it develops. Read about this piece in my portfolio.

  • Wesleyan University 2017 Spring Concert. Middletown, Connecticut. May 5-6, 2017.
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Racedance work in progress
Racedance work in progress. Boggia, Kloppenberg, Portier. Choreography by Lisa Race

Racedance Trio. Performer. “Mid Tide” by Lisa Race with performers Kendra Portier and Annie Kloppenberg. Read about this piece in my portfolio

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Foreword/Afterword
Foreword/Afterword in Philadelphia, PA.

FOREWORD/AFTERWORD.” Performer, co-director. A piece in two parts and a structure for making a dance, FORWORD/AFTERWORD is a trio that foregrounds collaborative authorship and the blurred lines between choreography and improvisation. Annie Kloppenberg, Meredith Lyons and I perform it in dance showcases and teach workshops in the method. Read about this piece in my portfolio.

Project website: http://www.forewordafterword.com/

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Entrances and Echoes
“Entrances and Echoes” by Annie Kloppenberg

“Entrances and Echoes.”

            Evening-length choreography by Annie Kloppenberg. Performer.

  •  Colby College Spring Dance Concert. Waterville, Maine. March 6& 7, 2014. VIDEO EXCERPTS
  • Dance Now. (Excerpt) Bates Dance Festival. Lewiston, Maine. July 10&11, 2015.

Read about my work with Annie Kloppenberg in my portfolio.

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Bigger, Faster, Better
Boggia and Kendra Portier in “Bigger, Faster, Better” by Annie Kloppenberg

“Bigger, Faster, Better.”

            10 minute improvisational duet directed by Annie Kloppenberg. Performer.

  • Dance For World Community Festival. Cambridge, Massachusetts. June 14, 2014.
  • World Dance Alliance Global Summit. Angers, France. July 11, 2014.

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.Read about my work with Annie Kloppenberg in my portfolio.

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East West
“East West” Seattle WA

“East/West.”

30 minute group improvisational performance with live music directed by Carol Dilley. Performer, Co-facilitator.

East West A Bicoastal Collaboration. Seattle, Washington. June 8, 2014. VIDEO

Read about this piece in my portfolio.

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Threshold Sites: Feast by Nicole Stanton
Threshold Sites: Feast by Nicole Stanton

“Threshold Sites: Feast”

Evening-length quintet by Nicole Stanton. Performer.

Wesleyan University. Middletown, Connecticut. April 24-25, 2014. VIDEO EXCERPT

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HORSES by Kathleen Hermesdorf
HORSES by Kathleen Hermesdorf

“HORSES.”

Group work for for 10 southern Maine-based professional dancers by Kathleen Hermesdorf and Albert Mathias. Performer, Producer.

  • SPACE Gallery. Portland, Maine. March 21, 2014
  • Bates College Spring Dance Concert. Lewiston, Maine. March 28, 2014. VIDEO
  • Women@Work. Dance Complex. Cambridge, Massachusetts. May 16&17, 2014
  • Portland Public Library. Portland, Maine. June 6, 2014. Co-production with Bates Dance Festival.

Upcoming Performance: Bates Dance Festival Different Voices Concert. Lewiston, Maine. August 6&7, 2015.

Read about this piece in my portfolio.

 

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Her Story Repeats Itself
Boggia, Dilley and Reeves in “Her Story Repeats Itself”

“Her Story Repeats Itself.” Co-choreographer, Performer.

5 minute duet choreographed and performed with Carol Dilley. Live music by David Reeves.

  • Women at Work. Evening Length Showcase The Dance Complex. Boston, MA. May 16-17, 2014.
  • Bates College Variety Show. Schaeffer Theater, Lewiston, Maine. May 21, 2014. VIDEO
  • East West A Bicoastal Collaboration. Seattle, Washington. June 8, 2014.
  • Bowdoin Winter Concert. December 4&5, 2014.

Read about this piece in my portfolio.

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“Avalanche” performers in Philadelphia

“Avalanche.” Performer, Producer.

Collaborative dance-theater hybrid evening length original performance directed by Headlong Dance Theater (lead by David Brick). VIEW 3 minute PROMO

Shows:

  • Bates College. Schaeffer Stage.  September 2013.
  • Connecticut College Department of Dance  September 21, 2013. Myers Dance Studio.
  • June 6-8 2013 at Dancespace Project, New York, New York. VIEW FULL VIDEO
  • May 2013 SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine.
  • June 2012 at Society of Dance History Scholars conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. VIEW VIDEO

About the project: This project was funded by a Colby Bates Bowdoin Faculty Development Melon Foundation Grant and a Bates College Faculty Development Grant.  It features dance and theater faculty Rachel Boggia, Annie Kloppenberg, Todd Coulter, Michael Reidy, and Carol Dilley  of Bates and Colby Colleges who worked with the David Brick, Amy Smith, Andrew Simonet and Marc Lord of Headlong Dance Theater to develop an original work that blurs the boundaries of dance and theater.  Importantly, it is helping us interrogate the similarities and differences between theater and dance practices, which vital to our teaching, since Colby and Bates house Theater and Dance in the same department.  Read about this piece in my portfolio.

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Carol Dilley and Rachel Boggia in
Carol Dilley and Rachel Boggia in “Phantom Ice” during the first performance of the New York Bates Alumni Dance

“Phantom Ice”

Duet choreographed by Carol Dilley. Spoke The Hub, New York, New York. February 2012. F.A.B. Concert Lewiston, Maine. February 2012 Spring Dance Concert, Lewiston Maine. April 2012. VIDEO

Read about this piece in my portfolio.

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“In the Very Eye of the Night” directed by Marlon Barrios Solano

“In the Very Eye of the Night.”

Improvisational Solo directed by Marlon Barrios Solano. 11 minutes. Lewiston, Maine. May 2011. Middletown, Connecticut. October 2009.

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Rachel Boggia in Karl Rogers’ “Amber Lives in the State of Independence”

“Amber Lives in the State of Independence.”

Solo choreographed by Karl Rogers. Lewiston, Maine. February 2011. Middletown, Connecticut. October 2009.  Middletown, Connecticut. October 2009. Carlisle, Pennsylvania. January 2007. VIEW VIDEO

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Rachel Boggia in “Visitor” by Vanessa Justice

Visitor.”

Solo choreographed by Vanessa Justice. Middletown, Connecticut. October 2009.

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311 by Risa Jaroslow

“311.”

Site-specific group performance choreographed by Risa Jaroslow.  “Sitelines Festival.” New York, New York. July 2008.

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“In the Lining.”

Group work choreographed by Kristin Hapke. Joyce SoHo. New York, New York. 2005.

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Untitled Duet.

Duet choreographed by Luke Gutgsell. Merce Cunningham Dance Studio. New York, New York. 2005.

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Barbara Thatcher Dance.

Company member.  Columbus, Ohio and Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2004-2005.

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