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‘Swan Lake’ gets a jazzy update at Greater Boston Stage Company
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‘Swan Lake’ gets a jazzy update at Greater Boston Stage Company
f Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington had transcended time, space and race to meet for a drink, “Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet” would have been the result.
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A dance through time in
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A dance through time in "More Forever"
Last weekend dancer and choreographer Caleb Teicher made his Boston debut, with a program entitled “Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao,” presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston at the New England Conservatory Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.
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Alvin Ailey dancers inspire younger generation
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Alvin Ailey dancers inspire younger generation
When Alvin Ailey dancer Solomon Dumas stands in front of a crowd of Boston Arts Academy students, he sees himself reflected back at him. Dumas began his dance career in the AileyCamp for underprivileged youth. Now he travels to cities like Boston to introduce a new generation of young people to the renowned Alvin Ailey technique.
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'See | Be Seen' upends expectations of female dancers
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'See | Be Seen' upends expectations of female dancers
On Saturday, December 21, an enormous crystalline inflatable dome rose almost to the ceiling of a performance space in the South End’s Calderwood Pavilion. Inside the inflatable dome, three nude dancers reclaimed their bodies and their artistic agency in “See | Be Seen,” a new piece by artist Emily Beattie.
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‘URBAN NUTCRACKER’ — Bringing diversity to the Boston stage for 19 years
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‘URBAN NUTCRACKER’ — Bringing diversity to the Boston stage for 19 years
Tony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker” will tap, vogue and spin its way onto the stage at the Boch Center Shubert Theater Dec. 19 through 28.
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Boston Moving Arts Productions showcase explores emotional experiences
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Boston Moving Arts Productions showcase explores emotional experiences
Boston Moving Arts Productions dances onto the stage with a new showcase, “In My Heart,” on November 8 and 9 at the Boston Center for the Arts. The performance features four vignettes highlighting regional choreographers including a premiere by Whitney Schmanski and works by Chavi Bansal, Ali Kenner Brodsky and Aysha Upchurch. Each piece digs deep into a different emotional experience in the human experience.
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Get on your feet! Racines Black Dance Festival celebrates African dance in the Americas
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Get on your feet! Racines Black Dance Festival celebrates African dance in the Americas
The Racines Dance Festival brings together professional dancers from around the country to give workshops at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in styles like Afro beat, wacking, Cuban rumba, sabar and others.
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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
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‘Be the Artist’ festival debuts at Bartlett Station
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Nuestra Comunidad held its inaugural “Be the Artist at Bartlett” festival at the new Oasis@Bartlett temporary arts park at Bartlett Station in Roxbury. Featuring local musicians, dancers and visual artists, an interactive mural project coordinated by muralist Franklin Marval and a patio lounge area, Be the Artist was the first event of a significant public programming calendar coming to the space.
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Dance cohort explores politically charged issues in ‘We Try to Live Together’
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Dance cohort explores politically charged issues in ‘We Try to Live Together’
With financial support and studio space from the Foundation, the cohort of dancers spent the 2018-2019 season delving into their own personal experiences and pulling those emotions onto the stage. On Sept. 26–28 those stories will come together in the group show “We Try to Live Together” at the Boston Center for the Arts.
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Danza Orgánica's “Melaza” explores the colonial relationship between US and Puerto Rico
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Danza Orgánica's “Melaza” explores the colonial relationship between US and Puerto Rico
On Saturday, July 6, Danza Orgánica, a dance company with a focus on social justice, presented the latest iteration of an ongoing performance, “Melaza II: Tejiendo Historias/Weaving Stories.”
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AfroBeats arrives
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AfroBeats arrives
When dancer Henry Nsang immigrated to the United States from Cameroon, he found the African dance scene lacking. Rather than be discouraged, he took it upon himself to bring the AfroBeats dance style to Boston.
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Boston Ballet debuts world premiere of “ELA, Rhapsody in Blue”
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Boston Ballet debuts world premiere of “ELA, Rhapsody in Blue”
Brazilian choreographer Paulo Arrais has created a moving tribute to powerful women called “ELA, Rhapsody in Blue,” to the tune of Gershwin’s score of the same name.
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