DeAnna Pellecchia, recognized by The Boston Herald as one of the city’s ‘finest artists’, is proud to be Boston-born and bred. Over the past 20 years she has established herself as one of the Commonwealth’s most prominent dance-makers, teaching and touring internationally throughout India, France, Russia and the United States. DeAnna has danced with horses, in trees, on stilts, under water and through air and been featured in rodeos, operas, plays, fashion shows, dance films, books, movies, music videos and publications including STUFF Magazine, Dance Magazine, Contact Quarterly, Backstage Magazine, and The Boston Globe, among others. She has been a principal dancer with Paula Josa-Jones / Performance Works, Kinodance Company, Anna Myer & Dancers and Anikaya Dance Theater, among others; and has performed at venues including Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C., Los Angeles Convention Center, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Dance Theater Workshop in NYC, and the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert; and throughout India at The National School of Drama, University of Calicut and Abhinaya Theater, among others. Ms. Pellecchia received a B.A. in Dance / Performance from Roger Williams University. She currently resides on dance faculty at Boston University and Boston Ballet.
ABOUT THE WORK
POST UP is an 8 minute quartet set to music by Cellogram (Dave Eggar & Chuck Plamer), used with permission from the artists. POST UP is part of KAIROS' MINISTRY OF FEMME Project. By engaging community though performances, conversations and interactive workshops, KAIROS’ MINISTRY of FEMME Project aims to offer a fuller understanding of the complexities of the feminine identity; and strives to provide a platform for a further conversation about the stereotypes we all experience. POST UP is a visceral, physical study of rage associated with the aftermath of survival. The choreography is inspired by the feeling of losing control and the various ways that can be translated and acted out based on the personality of any given individual. The athletic, energetic movement vocabulary was influenced by the study of predatory animals and the specific behavior they exhibit moments before and after attack.