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Urbanity Dance is a Boston-based contemporary dance company that celebrates its fifth anniversary in May 2013. Urbanity’s more than thirty company dancers come from strong technical backgrounds in dance, and use formal training in performances that aim to push boundaries and affect change. Community workshops and open classes celebrate accessibility to the arts, and performances are often a product of cross-disciplinary collaboration with other local musicians, fashion designers, even architects. Just four years old, Urbanity has been recognized as Boston’s strongest contemporary jazz/modern company to date and has been invited to perform in venues across the U.S., including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, the Dance Gallery Festival in Houston, and the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. Most recently, Urbanity was awarded Best of Boston’s 2012 Dance Company by the Improper Bostonian. Urbanity is the host of The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, which occurs in August of each year.


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Ur·ban·i·ty

Pronunciation: \ər-ba-nə-tē\

Function: philosophy


1: Urban Humanity - When we dance we celebrate human emotion, we acknowledge one another and our audience.


2: Urban Insanity - Organized chaos. Raw. Construction. Metal. Mechanical. Scaffolds. Quirkiness.

Being comfortable with random spasms.


3: Urban Profanity -There are times when we have a social responsibility to be profane or deviant.


4: Urban Vitality - Live performance can deeply affect the vitality of a city, engaging diverse populations and enacting lively streets of strong character.  


Urbanity Dance     |     280 Shawmut Ave, #1  Boston, MA 02118     |     617.572.3727     |     ask@urbanitydance.org  

About Urbanity Dance

Urbanity Dance exists to inspire, engage, and empower individuals and communities through the art of dance and movement.