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Chasing magic and finding joy in tap
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Chasing magic and finding joy in tap
Created and led by incandescent tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel, “Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic” made its onstage premier Thursday night at the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square.
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Berklee’s Rihanna Ensemble debuts tribute to namesake
In three separate online performances on July 22, 29 and Aug. 5, Berklee College of Music’s Rihanna Ensemble pays tribute to the barrier-breaking artist through music, dance and spoken word.
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Jamila Wignot’s ‘AILEY’ closes Roxbury International Film Festival
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Jamila Wignot’s ‘AILEY’ closes Roxbury International Film Festival
The 23rd annual Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) draws to a close on Saturday, June 26 with the in-person-only screening of the riveting documentary “AILEY” from award-winning director Jamila Wignot.
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Disabling Prejudice: Abilities Dance Boston reinterprets Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ ballet
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Disabling Prejudice: Abilities Dance Boston reinterprets Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ ballet
On May 14 and 15, Abilities Dance premieres a completely reimagined “Firebird” ballet created by an all-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) team and performed by a group of performers both in and outside of the disability community. The production will be streamed live from the Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion.
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Boston Cultural Council awards 2021 grant funds
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Boston Cultural Council awards 2021 grant funds
The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and the Boston Cultural Council (BCC) has awarded 153 arts and culture organizations grants totaling $489,000. These grants will support the general operating expenses of the organizations and the goal of enhancing life in Boston through the arts.
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
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$450,000 in COVID relief grants go to local BIPOC arts orgs
In partnership with the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will provide $25,000 unrestricted grants to 17 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) arts and culture organizations around Boston. The grants are meant to provide some relief for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Get on your feet with VLA Dance classes
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Get on your feet with VLA Dance classes
VLA Dance, a Black-owned contemporary dance company affiliated with Hibernian Hall and Boston Center for the Arts, has launched a new series of online dance classes every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through March 2021.
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'The Gift' from Boston Ballet
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'The Gift' from Boston Ballet
On Dec. 17, Boston Ballet premiered “The Gift,” an hour-long program featuring original works choreographed by Boston Ballet company dancers Paul Craig, Chyrstyn Fentroy, John Lam, Haley Schwan, My’Kal Stromile, Gabriel Lorena and Arianna Hughlett. “The Gift” is available for streaming through Dec. 27 with ticket purchase.
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Artist Shen Wei takes us on an immersive, cultural journey
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Artist Shen Wei takes us on an immersive, cultural journey
Renowned as a dancer, choreographer and director of staged productions who incorporates Chinese and Western cultural traditions within contemporary works, Shen Wei also brings these influences to his painting and filmmaking. A concise, elegant exhibition entitled “Shen Wei: Painting in Motion,” on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum through June 20, 2021, is the first North American exhibition to present Shen Wei’s work across media.
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‘Black Voices Boston’ showcases personal experiences through storytelling and movement
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‘Black Voices Boston’ showcases personal experiences through storytelling and movement
“Black Voices Boston: Our Stories in Words and Movement” makes its world premiere on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. The free online event is a collaboration between Afro-Colombian dance company Sankofa Danzafro and the Celebrity Series of Boston.
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‘Arts for All!’ community concert series highlights local artists
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‘Arts for All!’ community concert series highlights local artists
This fall, Celebrity Series of Boston is staging 11 free, livestreamed community concerts as part of their “Arts for All!” initiative. Every Thursday evening from Sept. 10 to Dec. 17, a different beloved local performer will take the stage to bring hope and tapping feet into Boston homes through music and other art forms.
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
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Starlight Square safely stages performances, public art
Live, socially distanced performances are now taking place under the stars in Central Square. Starlight Square, a parking lot repurposed as a community space, provides a hub for safe public art, performances, markets and dining.
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