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Articles by David Dower

A note from Artistic Director David Dower on The 7 Fingers and our conversation with co-founders of the Fingers, Shana Carroll and Gypsy Snider. It is a surprisingly sweet treat to see Sequence 8 again. This was the first project from 7 Fingers that I was part of presenting here at ArtsEmerson. I was struck by how themes that have been at the heart of our commitment to this company are explicit and on display in this show. ArtsEmerson…

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A banner image from Torrey Pines of a cut out grandmother and granddaughter in a yellow convertible with the Together Apart logo

An introduction to our new series from Artistic Director David Dower. “Connection across difference.”  Anyone who has come into the ArtsEmerson community has run across this phrase living at the heart of our purpose and values. It’s our reason for being and it guides our whole strategy as an arts organization. A defining feature of ArtsEmerson’s programming is the depth of the connections we foster between the artists on our stages and the many communities…

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Today, March 26th, 2020 was the scheduled start date for Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. To explain how and why the venue will be empty tonight rather than filled with the songs of Bernice and Toshi Reagon, artistic director David Dower explains the conversations and events that led us to this moment over the last few weeks As we moved through the process of decision-making related to our response to…

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An image from Chilean protests with a crowd of people holding up protest signs and Chilean flags.

In his poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes posed the famous question “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?  On October 18, 2019, Chile exploded into an intergenerational conflict that brought several million people into the streets all over the country for weeks on end. It was touched off by the government’s announcement that they would be raising the subway fares and the spontaneous…

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Those of you who have become regulars around here will recognize /peh-LO-tah/ and See You Yesterday as prime examples of what we offer to Boston. From the outset we have aimed to bring revelatory and relevant stories from around the world that connect audiences to the diverse cultures that make up this vibrant city. If you are new to us, ArtsEmerson aims to present programs that help you explore the world, and discover your own,…

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