Events

What The Dickens!

John Hancock Hall
December 14, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weaving contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, projections, narration and more, ‘What The Dickens!’ is an enchanting dance-theater rendition of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” a timely story of transforming greed into kindness and joy. Produced by Deborah Mason and directed by Leslie Woodies (Broadway veteran and Boston Ballet alum), ‘WHAT THE DICKENS! ‘…

Solidarity Salon

The Lily Pad
December 14, 2019
7:30 pm

The Solidarity Salon gathers together local artists of various genres to share their creations in community spaces. The series aims to especially amplify the voices of women, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ persons. Dancer Liliana Jimenez is featured in this evening of words, music and movement hosted by Lisa DeSiro.

Tafuta! A Young Child’s Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa

Roxbury Community College - Main Stage Theater
December 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tafuta! blends music, dance and poetry to tell the story of a young child who is bullied in school because of his family’s tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The child ultimately embraces his heritage, discovers his own voice and self-empowerment and draws on the strength found in this African American tradition to triumph over the bullies….

Salem Dance Ensemble Concert featuring work by Jeannette Neill!

Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts
December 14, 2019
7:30 pm
December 15, 2019
2:00 pm

The Salem Dance Ensemble fall concert features a broad array of original work by student choreographers, faculty and guest artists. This concert will feature new work of the fall choreographer-in-residence Jeannette Neill. Jeannette Neill founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. She served as faculty of many well-known dance…

Boilshoi Nutcracker on film

Coolidge Corner Theatre
December 15, 2019
10:00 am

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle with the Mouse King, while Marie watches in fear. The Bolshoi’s magical Nutcracker production captivates audiences of all ages and brings them on whirlwind journey of enchantment…

Hanukkah Festival of Lights at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts
December 18, 2019
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jenna Pollack creates ‘the flared place’ danced by Caitlin Canty and Fred Moss during the museum’s free event in celebration of Jewish traditions. Other events include a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection, an array of musical performances by artists from around the world, and community candle lighting of a one-of-a-kind menorah created by a…

Urban Nutcracker

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
December 19, 2019
11:00 am
December 19, 2019
7:00 pm
December 20, 2019
7:00 pm
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Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Ballet and hip-hop. Urban Nutcracker is a classic holiday treat with an inner city twist! A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually,…

Orchard Gardens Nutcracker

Orchard Gardens Pilot School
December 19, 2019
5:30 pm

Join us! We invite you to join in celebration with students from our nationally recognized Arts Program, Strong Women Alumnae performers, and featured dancers from City Ballet of Boston’s Urban Nutcracker. The Arts are a critical component of Orchard Gardens’ vision for success.  Every Orchard Gardens student participates in a minimum of four hours per…

The Brookline Ballet School’s The Nutcracker 2019

Sorenson Center for the Arts - Babson College
December 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
December 20, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The Brookline Ballet School presents two family friendly performances of The Nutcracker with a focus on the second act, and features TBBS students, from Angels to the Sugar Plum Fairy. The choreography is original work by Artistic Director Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard, set to the original score of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Emily Beattie See | Be Seen

Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
December 20, 2019
8:00 pm
December 21, 2019
2:00 pm
December 21, 2019
8:00 pm
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See | Be Seen is a mysterious dance trio that conjures female empowerment in shadow and brilliant light. Witnessing the dance from outside the crystalline inflatable, the audience observes the construction of a utopian performance space that only follows the performer’s curiosity, whimsy, and pleasure. Otherworldly performers Emily Beattie, Jennifer Roberts and Cari Ann Shim…