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Creating an institution is not unlike creating a work of art. In this case, the art form is theater. But like every act of creativity, it starts from a vision of something that will be called into being by the people who are making it. David Dower and David C. Howse have been co-leading the work of calling into being a vision for ArtsEmerson with the goal of creating an arts organization that serves as…

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We had the honor of talking with Founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika! C. Brian Williams on the future of art making in the digital age, the relationship between our two organizations, and what the history of the Stono Rebellion mean in today’s context. WATCH HERE Be sure to tune in TONIGHT WED, SEP 9 @ 8 PM for the premiere of Stono, a thirty minute dance film produced by Step Afrika! This even…

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It is a known fact that our history books contains massive gaps, focusing their narrative so narrowly that even if the book is full of words, there are pieces of history that ultimately go missing without a proper recording. For many, this means a one sided education, accepting what we are told rather than questioning what else there is to learn. It seems easier to tell a simple tale instead of delve into the details…

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We all started this year with an idea of what was the come, preparing for plans that were soon to set in motion and an expectation of what we, individually and as organizations, wanted to accomplished. Of course, several of those plans did not come to fruition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conversations surrounding race and anti-racist efforts, and the realities these circumstances presented. While there has been immense tragedy, there has also…

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Don’t miss ArtsEmerson Executive Director David C. Howe’s appearance on Dr. Nick Morgan’s #JustOneQuestion show where he talks about his life and work in a moment of racial reckoning on top of a global pandemic. “If you’re from Boston, or been to Boston, you know how important ArtsEmerson in the arts scene here; you can’t get along without it,” Morgan explains in his introduction of Howse before inquiring what a live performance organization does in…

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