For those who love dance – and those who don’t know it yet!
In addition to mainstage performances, The Z offers several opportunities to experience dance beyond the stage each season, including our signature free events, Dance Barre.
Festival Ballet Providence, the region’s premiere dance company, returns to New Bedford with a bold and brilliant program of moving art. Experience a curated array of contemporary and classical offerings from the beloved Rhode Island arts institution, now in their 45th Season. It’s the perfect evening of music, art, and dance…don’t miss this spectacular one-night-only event at The Z!
Ali Kenner Brodsky makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works and dance films that ask the viewer to indulge in a world of reflection, remembering, and connection. Ali was recently accepted into NEFA’S Regional Dance Development Initiative and was a 2019 artist-in-residence (Croft: Ground for Art), 2018/19 Catalysts artist (Dance Complex), 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence (Bates Dance Festival), 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship, and a 2003/04 artist-in-residence at Joyce SoHo. She has received support from NEFA’s New England States Touring and Dance Fund and from the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County.
With David Henry, Lila Hurwitz and Andy Russ, Ali co-founded Motion State Arts, which presents innovative dance-films and live performances from local, national, and international artists. She is on the Board of New England Presenters, which provides leadership and support for the presentation/development of the NE performing arts. Ali is part of the adjunct dance faculty at Roger Williams University in addition to her advisorship with The Z. Ali has designed award-winning choreography for The Wilbury Theater Group (Providence) and worked as a rehearsal director/dancer with the national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance (2012–15). She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Ali makes home in Dartmouth, MA, with her husband, two children, and five chickens.