Weekend brings two new ways of looking at dance, including an outdoor ‘museum’

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080214-JamapaloozaIt’s time for dance in the Art City August schedule, after the new arts organization put the focus on music in the first weekend and film last weekend.

bullet-gray-smallSaturday brings a two-hour Outdoor Dance Museum, which organizers explain as being “like a sculpture park, but with dancers. They will explore the space. And maybe, if you’re game, you’ll become part of their art.” The event, co-presented with Calamity Co. Dance, includes work by Luminarium Dance Co. (from 5 to 6 p.m., seen below in a 2013 performance); Molly Hess and dancers (from 5:30-6 p.m.); Alicia Condon and dancers (from 6 to 6:10 p.m.); Carey McKinley and dancers (from 6 to 7 p.m.); and Terra Weaver and Kara Fili throughout the evening.

It takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Winthrop Park in Harvard Square, by Peet’s and Grendel’s Den.

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bullet-gray-smallSunday is Jump In: Day of Dance!, with local dance groups presenting work and encouraging audience members to share what they noticed in and thought about the performances. Some performances will be followed by discussions with the choreographers and dancers from troupes including Nozama, Allegro, the CRLS Modern Dance Co. and alumni, Spunk and Co., Kelley Donovan, Impact Dance and Calamity Co. Dance.

It takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

Next week brings an Art Walk in University Park Commons, near Central Square.

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