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I am of an age that the name Robert Mapplethorpe sets off a visceral reaction in me. I was coming of age as an artist, an activist, a husband, and a father in San Francisco in 1989 when Mapplethorpe’s The Perfect Moment tour erupted into a controversy so heated it threatened the very existence of the National Endowment for the Arts. I was not aware at the time of Boston’s place in that story. Not…

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Contemporary circus has been a mainstay for ArtsEmerson and each season, our audiences flock to the theatre for these productions. While each circus has it’s own story and aesthetic, the binding commonalities of beauty and awe entrance us. And, you never know who is going to be in the audience… Brin Schoellkopf is currently a performer in Passengers (SEP 25-OCT 13). Originally from Vermont, it’s been a joy to return to New England with this…

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Just a mere month away from the kick-off of our celebratory 10th Anniversary Season, Executive Director David C. Howse sat down with The Boston Globe for an interview as part of their “Bold Type” series. Howse discusses the upcoming world premiere of Detroit Red (depicting Malcom X’s Boston years), what it means to aim to be truly inclusive in the arts, and how missteps can be valuable gifts, opening doors for new learning and discussions….

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This past weekend, we were lucky enough to have a few cast members from The 7 Fingers’ upcoming U.S. premiere of Passengers (SEP 25 – OCT 13) join us in Boston to lead a few community workshops, talk with press, and share the artistry and joy of circus. Colton Bradford from NBC learns learns how to support Sabine on his shoulders. Throughout the weekend, we were able to sit down not only with a number…

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It was two years ago when The 7 Fingers graced the city of Boston with their impassioned masterpiece, Reversible, a show that emboldened us to delve deeper into the history of our familial predecessors, essentially unearthing the roots from which we flourish. Performed with a mélange of acrobatics, theatre, and dance, Reversible, as the Boston Globe extols, “affirms yet again that the collective virtuosity of this troupe is something to see – and, crucially, to…

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