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Oct 21 - 26, 2014


I LEFT MY HEART IN MUNICH

If you have ever seen me around ArtsEmerson, it will be no secret to you that I love my job. I love my job! One of the best bits of the work I get to do is that I get to “scout” for the ArtsEmerson team. I go see work, all over the world, to find the best events to help us bring the beautiful complexity of the world’s awe-inspiring diversity alive for you in some of Boston’s most majestic theaters. (You see what I did there, with “majestic”, right?) Read More...

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS – THE MAGIC FLUTE

As a presenting organization, we face an interesting challenge when it comes to talking about productions. Often only one or two members of the staff have actually seen what comes on our stages before it arrives. The rest settle for detailed scouting reports (Click here for David Dower’s thoughts) and videos shared by the companies. As we write marketing blurbs and talk to audiences, it can be difficult to feel like we are really doing a production justice. We find that the best summaries come from the artists themselves – and this is a really good one. Read more...

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GET DISINFORMED

David Dower walks us through his first time seeing Isango and the moment he was disinformed. "Though I had come to my seat an informed theatregoer, I was now an ecstatic adventurer in the complex wilderness of an extreme, ebullient cultural mash up. This is the experience we are trying to create for you here at ArtsEmerson each and every time out. We want to move you out of your informed and settled notions of the world, of cul­ture, of art and of your community." Read More...

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Info

  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Created by: Isango Ensemble
  • Adapted and directed by: Mark Dornford-May
  • Music Arranged by: Pauline Malefane and Mandisi Dyantyis 
  • Presented by: Eric Abraham & ArtsEmerson 
  • With Special thanks to: South African Airways-Africa's Most Awarded Airline 
  • Series: Pioneer, Family 
  • Ages: All ages 
  • Running Time:  90 minutes with no intermission