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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Blair Nodelman

Later this month, ArtsEmerson has the pleasure of welcoming back Belgian arts company, Astragales, with their production of Cold Blood. Astragales in was last in Boston in 2013 with their production of Kiss and Cry, which dazzled Boston audiences with their unique style of multimedia, nanodance, and their capacity to captivate audiences through inventive and magnificent movie and choreography techniques.   “This company’s first visit to Boston, with Kiss & Cry,” shares Artistic Director David…

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May has been an incredibly exciting month for us at ArtsEmerson. Just last week we welcomed StepAfrika! back to our stages for their exhilarating show, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, we saw Mr. Joy embark on its second neighborhood tour, and we have been eagerly preparing for the arrivals of Cold Blood and I Dream: Boston, both happening at the end of this month. We are also incredibly excited to announce our 2018/2019 Season….

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For the second year in a row, ArtsEmerson has brought back the Mr. Joy Neighborhood Tour, this time traveling to locations in Charlestown, Scituate, Roxbury, and Allston. This one-woman show made its debut performance during our 2015-2016 season and received so much critical acclaim and audience praise that ArtsEmerson was eager to reintroduce the show in the form of a neighborhood tour. We looked at different responses to the Mr. Joy Tour to explore why…

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As we anticipate opening night for The Migration: Reflection on Jacob Lawrence on Thursday, we had the immense pleasure of welcoming Step Afrika! To Boston alongside incredible local organizations and performances last night with our Welcome to Boston Cast Party at Roxbury Community College. It was a night filled with the talents of Boston’s finest, as well as sneak peek into Step Afrika!’s upcoming performance. Hosted by Shaumba Yandje Dibinga and Barry Gaither, the nearly…

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The Great Migration started just before the United States entered the first World War, and extended into the 1970s–but what part did Boston play in this massive movement of African Americans to the north? During the first half of the twentieth century, Boston’s small but vocal African American population began to expand—by 13.3% between 1910 and 1940 according to U.S. census data. Immigrants from the West Indies and migrants from the south and west, including…

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