Hello My Name Is… Fernadina Chan, Adriane Brayton, Michael Alfano, and Jennine Willett

Join us on June 8 and meet Dancemaker Resident, Fernadina Chan, and her co-collaborators Adriane Brayton, Michael Alfano, and Jennine Willett in the Boston Dancemakers Residency Showcase, Not Eye, UsAndrea Blesso, Director of Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts, will lead the conversation about their work and process behind their upcoming immersive and multi-disciplinary performance.

About the Artist

2022-2023 Boston Dancemakers Resident

Fernadina Chan was the founding artistic dean and chair of the dance department of Boston Arts Academy (BAA). She has taught at English High School and at the State University of New York in Binghamton. After retiring from Boston Public Schools, Ms. Chan founded Continuum Dance Project as a laboratory for choreography with BAA alumni in 2013. She was awarded the 2017 Boston Center for the Arts Choreographer Residency. In 2022, Fernadina Chan along with her collaborator Adriane Brayton were selected as Mass Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship Finalists and awarded the Somerville Arts Council AiR Residency at ArtAssembled. In 2020, Chan and Brayton received The Boston Foundation LAB grant and created the full-length work “Crossing: Stories of Immigration.”

Not Eye, Us

Project Description

Not Eye, Us by Fernadina Chan, Continuum Dance Project
Boston Dancemakers Residency Showcase

Directed by Fernadina Chan in partnership with Continuum Dance Project (CDP) co-director, Adriane Brayton, Not Eye, Us is an immersive dance-theatre work exploring the intersection of gaze and power through a multi-layered connection to Michael Alfano’s sculpture ‘Cubed’. Through manipulation of the sculpture’s nine moveable pieces, each pigmented with a different skin tone, Not Eye, Us examines individual diversity within a united community; propelling the audience and performers on an interactive journey. This new cross-disciplinary dance challenges audiences to consider the impact of external perception on race and gender, while empowering them to interact with, touch, and take ownership of the work.

In-Person Performances
Limited number of tickets available | No late seating

This immersive show will be an interactive experience, so audience members should prepare to be mobile for part of the performance.

Thursday, June 22 | 7:30pm
Friday, June 23 | 8:00pm
Saturday, June 24 | 8:00pm
Tickets | $25 General Admission

Calderwood Pavilion at BCA | 527 Tremont Street, Boston 02116

Virtual Performance
Monday, June 26 | 20 day online access


Collaborative Team
Director & Choreographer | Fernadina Chan & Adriane Brayton
Performers & Contributors | Adriane Brayton, Mayra Hernandez, Sarah Pacheco, Lonnie Stanton; Alternate: Jennifer Roberts
Dramaturg | Jennine Willett, Third Rail Projects
Scenic Design | Sculpture by Michael Alfano
Technical Director & Light Designer | Anne Dresbach