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Celebrating 65 years, Ailey breathes new life into past productions
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Celebrating 65 years, Ailey breathes new life into past productions
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Boston this week as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston, the nonprofit presenting performing arts and artists in venues across the Greater Boston area.
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The Boston Public Quartet offers ‘A Radical Welcome’
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The Boston Public Quartet offers ‘A Radical Welcome’
On a recent evening, the jolting sounds of string instruments filled a room that was half dance studio, half gym. A quartet stood in the center of a mat-covered section of the space, each member stationed behind a music stand. Three dancers circled the ensemble, cycling through a series of turns and leaps and kicks.
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‘Sankofa’ brings Black history to life
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‘Sankofa’ brings Black history to life
On a recent Monday afternoon, Andrea Herbert Major was in full director mode at the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts. Wearing an all-black ensemble with pink pointe shoes to match her Barbie-pink nails, she sat in a wood-floored studio fine-tuning a series of dance routines.
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
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A reprise for youth arts program ‘Show Out Boston!’
Last year, “Show Out Boston!” a vibrant youth arts community engagement program, was an all-out success. This year, community members can look forward to another free installment of the showcase on Feb. 1 at Hibernian Hall in the heart of Roxbury.
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Subject:Matter dance company honors tap’s history and future in ICA performance
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Subject:Matter dance company honors tap’s history and future in ICA performance
Boston-based dance company Subject:Matter conjures works that explore the past, present and future of tap. Its interplay of heritage and innovation was on thrilling display at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Oct.20 and 21.
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Book bans inspire new ballet from Abilities Dance
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Book bans inspire new ballet from Abilities Dance
This 2023-24 school year, libraries across the country are a few books short. An increasing number of states have enforced policies banning books that deal with race, history and gender identity. These bans are the inspiration for Abilities Dance Boston’s original piece, “The Banned Ballet.”
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Grupo Corpo: The spirit of Brazil embodied in dance
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Grupo Corpo: The spirit of Brazil embodied in dance
The Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo crafts compositions specific to Brazilian history, culture and spirituality. This month, the group returns to Boston for the first time since 2018 to perform two Boston premieres.
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My’Kal Stromile debuts first Boston Ballet mainstage choreographic piece
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My’Kal Stromile debuts first Boston Ballet mainstage choreographic piece
Boston Ballet company dancer My’Kal Stromile has an impressive stage history. He’s received The Juilliard School’s Choreographic Honors three years in a row, won the Hector Zaraspe Prize for choreography in 2018 and has been executing immaculate work with the Boston Ballet for five years. This fall, Stromile will debut his first mainstage choreographed piece, “Form and Gesture.”
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African Festival of Boston returns for 13th year
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African Festival of Boston returns for 13th year
Mireille Tushiminina launched the African Festival of Boston 13 years ago to celebrate the Independence Day anniversaries of many African countries, including her native Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, the festival has become a community staple, bringing together African immigrants around Boston to celebrate their heritage and their chosen home here in the Hub.
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A superb return by Paul Taylor Dance Company
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A superb return by Paul Taylor Dance Company
Back in Boston for the first time since 2013, the Paul Taylor Dance Company made a sensational return this month with three shows at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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Accessibility on stage: Dance and activism blend in Abilities Dance performance
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Accessibility on stage: Dance and activism blend in Abilities Dance performance
This month, Abilities Dance Boston presents the world premiere of “Intersections v2,” the second installment of a performance highlighting BIPOC artists and promoting disability rights.
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Alvin Ailey dance company brings repertoire and more to Boston
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Alvin Ailey dance company brings repertoire and more to Boston
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will grace the Boston stage once again May 4-7, presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.
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