Strohl Art CenterChautauqua, NY, United States

Hope Boykin Dance Showing, Cocktails & Conversation

By Chautauqua Institution (other events)

Thursday, October 6 2022 5:00 PM 7:00 PM EDT

Join choreographer and dancer Hope Boykin and four dancers for a showing that invites us into Hope’s process as an Artist in Residence at Chautauqua. During her three-week residency, Hope will be creating projects which involve original writing, including work on a new piece for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago this fall. During the residency, poet Mahogany L. Browne will be working with Hope as a “script midwife” as Hope dives deep into the context of States of Hope (her working title). This informal showing will include previously choreographed works and a look at movement in process and conversation with the creator in the beautiful Strohl Art Gallery. The Gallery Store will also be open, featuring new artists and handmade items for Fall. This residency is presented in partnership with Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

Two time “Bessie Award” winner, Hope Boykin was an original member of Complexions, danced with Philadanco, and most recently completed her 20th and final year with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.?Hope has choreographed for numerous dance companies including Philadanco, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theater, Ballet X, Ballet Black of London, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, and has created three works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, along with commissions ranging from contemporary dance to ballet by Damian Woetzel, the Kennedy Center, and Vail Dance Festival. Hope serves as Artistic Advisor for Dance Education for the Kennedy Center and Artistic Lead for the Kennedy Center Dance Lab. She is Artist-In-Residence at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and was advisor for the Howard University Department of Dance for their 2021 spring semester.

Event Itinerary:
Cash Bar (beer & wine) and heavy hors d’oeuvres: 5–7 p.m.
The Gallery Store Fall Preview: 5–7 p.m.
Hope Boykin Program: 5:45 p.m.


Each Ticket Holder/Registrant must provide a valid Photo ID.

No-Bag Policy, for all indoor performance venues.

Mailing Address

Chautauqua Instution Ticket Office PO Box 28 Chautauqua, NY 14722