Established in 2003 by Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper, BoSoma Dance Company (BDC) is a North Shore based non-profit 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.
Presently under the artistic direction of dancer, choreographer, and educator Katherine Hooper, BDC has premiered over 40 original works by Hooper and performed commissions from outstanding organizations such as Chorus pro Musica and the Patricia Kenny Dance Collection of New York. As in-demand collaborators, BDC has worked with the Peabody Essex Museum and the Collage Dance Ensemble under the direction of Ahmet Luleci, and has performed in festivals around the globe. In 2015, BDC was commissioned to perform their own interpretation of Stravinsky’s “Les Noces” at New England Conservatory’s legendary Jordan Hall, and in 2016 was commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum to perform for 101 days, five hours each day, to accompany the “Rodin: Transforming Sculpture” exhibit. In 2021, BDC was also hired by the Providence Performing Arts Center to perform an hour long show at their historic theatre. Although this event became a virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BDC was thrilled to film and share the performance with students in the Providence area, facilitating the engagement and education of dance and the performing arts.
Recognized by the Boston Globe for their “vigorously athletic and artistically sculptural” performances and on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle for their community outreach, BDC has continued its mission to provide a positive, inspiring environment where students, performers, and audiences are free to explore dance as a vehicle to learn more about the world around them, to explore their own identity and to approach dance, music, art, and life in a different way.