Joan Green

I am a modern dancer, choreographer and teacher, currently the Artistic Director of Back Pocket Dancers, an inter-generational company that creates programs of dances especially for elder venues. 

To watch a short video about our show, DANCE ME A STORY, click below.

In spring 2013, I was the resident dance artist for Dancing on the Balcony, a program of Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Libraries Project at the Grove Hall Library, Dorchester, MA. I taught an intensive workshop for an amazing group of seniors.

To watch a short video, click below.

I continue to teach an ever-changing workshop in improvisation called Dancing Outside the Lines that begins again in March, 2014.


Visual artist:
My work is moving from painting the people, animals and scenery I see toward exploring the landscape of my imagination. I am currently very interested in paint itself, in excavating the layers of paint to find deeper meaning. I frequently begin a painting by applying paint to canvas in shapes, rhythms and marks that interest me and wait for the subject matter to emerge. I am working concurrently on multi-media drawings and collages that assist me in mining my imagination. I enjoy working in several media at once.

For the past decades I have been doing a lot of my painting on the South Coast of Jamaica. I currently paint in a studio at Vernon St. Studios, 6 Vernon St., Somerville and live in Cambridge.

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