Self Care Sundays Episode #1
Self Care Sundays @ BCA is a new interdisciplinary virtual experience intended to bring joy, healing, and celebration through activating our minds, bodies, and souls.
Join Boston Center for the Arts every first and third Sunday from 12-4 in November and December for pop up moments of ultimate self care like midday yoga, afternoon meditation, artistic inspiration, performances, and more filmed and broadcast in partnership with The Loop Lab.
12:00 Move – Jenny Oliver
1:00 Create – Maya Erdelyi
2:00 Watch – The Good Part of Being Alive
3:00 Meditate – MF Dynamics
Artists and Performances
Jenny Oliver is a dance educator and creative artist working in the Boston area for the past 15 yrs. Her expertise and successful focus on student development have shaped her into a compassionate artist who is always investigating and looking for more, more to learn and more to give back. Post undergrad, she completed the Horton Pedagogy Program at the Alvin Ailey School in NY and trained at the Garth Fagan Summer Movement Institute. She is currently on Faculty at Tufts University, Emerson College, Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center and the Dance Complex, teaching a variety of levels and material.
Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator/designer and director. She is a native New Yorker currently based in Boston. Maya creates intricate hand-made animations and collages inspired by imaginary worlds, memories and the unconscious. Her animations explore a hybrid approach to cut-paper stop-motion, puppetry, hand-drawn, digital animation and installation. Her work has been shown in national and international film festivals, galleries, museums and DIY venues. She is a recipient of a 2019 Yaddo Residency, a 2018 WGBH Launchpad Residency, a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship Award and the 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Film. Her most recent project was as curator of the group animation show “The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions” at the Mills Gallery in Boston.
The Good Parts of Being Alive
The Good Parts of Being Alive explores how outside factors shift the behavior between two people in love. Largely inspired by Egon Schiele’s artwork, this dance film investigates how time and space mold the bond between two people. Despite outside factors shaping the shared connection, each individual has his/her unique experience in a romantic relationship.
Premiered June 2015 at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts
MF Dynamics creates large-scale performative art works in public spaces and multimedia experiences at art and concert venues. The experimental studio is guided by Maria Finkelmeier’s principles in creating new and meticulously crafted works that are narrative driven and socially responsive. The studio team and collaborators include audio/visual specialists, musicians, poets, art administrators, engineers, animators and fabricators, working harmoniously to design human centric experiences. MF Dynamics is dedicated to encouraging conversation and connection through visceral, ephemeral, yet unforgettable moments.