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Duet & Marrow

The Dance Complex
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Nov 30 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Duet & Marrow

at The Dance Complex, Julie Ince Thompson Theatre

536 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139


Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 8pm


Suggested dontation of $20.A portion of ticket sales will be donated to AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (aac.org)


Blending idiosyncratic movement with classical dance and spoken poetry, Ian Spencer Bell creates a queer language of his own.The New York Timeswriteshis movement itself seems to do the talking, physical sentences inseparable from verbal onesneither upstaging the otherso that what results is not dance and not poetry but some third medium. InDuet, Bell brings to life his poem about his relationship with a dancer in Brooklyn who concealed that he was HIV positive. InMarrow, Bell recallsgrowing up queer in Virginia in the 1980s. Through solo dance material and 10 poems, Bell explores his relationship with his mother, abusive stepfather, home, and dancing. Dancers Gary Champi and Joshua Tuason join Bell onstage. The program is one hour. A talk with the artists follows.

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Online ticket sales end 2 hours prior to the start of the event. Pre-registration is only available online via credit card payment. Tickets may still be purchased at the door, generally for a higher rate, using cash, check, or credit card.

Late seating is at the discretion of the artist and The Dance Complex, and may not be available after the start time of a performance. In general, we advise arriving at least 15 minutes before the show start time. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show, at which time our bar is open in our lobby space. After the show has begun, entry is not guaranteed and refunds are not available. You may receive a refund through Eventbrite up until 24 hours prior to the event.

Our ground-level lobby area and performance space as well as our second floor Julie Ince Thompson Theater are ADA compliant. There is a motorized lift that can bring one person at a time from the ground floor to the second floor where our theater is located should a guest wish to use it. There is no elevator. Accessible seating is available in the first row of our four-row seating area. Steps lead to the other rows of seating. Gender-neutral accessible bathrooms are located on both the ground and second-floor levels of the building.

If you have any further questions or concerns about refunds or ticketing, or accessibility at The Dance Complex, please contact Jake Crawford, Front of House Manager, at jake@dancecomplex.org.

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