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David Dower

The ArtsEmerson leadership team on the practice of using the Emerson Paramount Center and Cutler Majestic Theatre marquees for far more than show promotion.   We have made a habit of using our marquees to speak to the city about the values of the College and ArtsEmerson pretty much since the new leadership team took over in January of 2015. We have had messages about Charleston and Orlando, they celebrated the Supreme Court decision on Gay Marriage,…

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  ArtsEmerson, HowlRound, and Emerson College are proud to share the Ford Foundation’s announcement today, that P. Carl, PhD., is one of the 25 new Artists for Change Fellows. The fellowships will support visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice, and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy. According to the Ford Foundation, “the artists and cultural leaders selected for Art of Change fellowships all have a demonstrated…

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One of my all time favorite vocal performances is Luther Vandross’s version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic “A House is not a Home.” I know. That dates me. But if you haven’t ever seen it, do yourself a favor and watch him as he serenades a delighted Dionne Warwick during the NAACP Image Awards. The energy moving between the crooner on stage and the diva in the audience is so beautiful, true, and filled with joy that it looks…

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  Here’s ArtsEmerson co-artistic director Director David Dower in today’s Boston Globe on how the travel ban is affecting the planning of the 2017-18 season: ArtsEmerson, which often presents the work of international theater troupes, including artists from the Middle East, is still studying how the ban could affect the company. “It’s a very confused moment,” said David Dower, co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson. “When we’re presenting international [acts], we have to go through the immigration system….

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  When I first saw Our Secrets in 2015 in Budapest, it was a very dif­ferent time. I was overcome by the powerful sense of ensemble and the exhilarating feeling of seeing theatre artists in a country quite different from ours working at the top of their game. This, I remember thinking, is what ArtsEmerson’s commitment to putting the world on stage is all about. The show included mastery of the form and a global…

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