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Established in 2003 by Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper, BoSoma Dance Company is a Peabody-based contemporary dance company combining vibrant, energetic movement with athletic performance quality. The company’s mission is to make dance captivating and accessible through dynamic performance and community education.
BoSoma presented its premiere performance, Velocity, in September 2004. Since then, BoSoma has presented 2 annual shows each year in Boston. In 2009, BoSoma launched their Opening Acts Series, which supports emerging dance companies by inviting them to open a BoSoma performance. The company also continues to be involved in the community, completing educational outreach residencies in Massachusetts’s public elementary schools such as Dover-Sherborn Middle School, Pingree School, Nashoba Brooks Elementary School, Jackson Mann Elementary School and more. After producing and performing in the first annual Massachusetts Dance Festival in 2009, BoSoma contributed pieces that were highlighted in the 2010 and 2011 festivals. While continuing to perform extensively in the Boston area, BoSoma has also performed in NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Maine, Vermont, and Radofzell, Germany. The company also performs at a variety of dance festivals such as Dance for World Community, The Charles River Dance Festival, SomeDance, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and the Outside the Box Festival