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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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates 60 years
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates 60 years
For 51 of its 60 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has come to town, each annual and wildly anticipated visit presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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What's Going On? D.C. choreographer finds inspiration in words and music of Marvin Gaye
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What's Going On? D.C. choreographer finds inspiration in words and music of Marvin Gaye
On April 27 and 28, “What’s Going On” makes its Boston premiere at the Roxbury Community College Mainstage.
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Tony Williams Awarded Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award at BDA gala
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Tony Williams Awarded Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award at BDA gala
On Monday, March 25, the Boston Dance Alliance presented Tony Williams with the 2019 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion award and Duggan Hill with the 2019 Boston Dance Alliance Unsung Hero award.
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Celebrity Series presents tribute to Beatles’ landmark album
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Celebrity Series presents tribute to Beatles’ landmark album
The Mark Morris Dance Group brought its evening-length suite “Pepperland,” a tribute to the landmark 1967 Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” to Boston last weekend. Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, which also co-commissioned the work, the company performed three sold-out shows at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery came alive with the sights and sounds of black talent. “#HellaBlack: BCA Mixtape Vol. 1” was a one-night pop-up celebration of Boston’s wide-ranging artists of color.
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