For Immediate Release
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Celebrity Series of Boston
Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director
November 10 & 11, 2018 — NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present Dance Heginbotham November 10 & 11, 2018, at NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, 255 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA. The performances will take place on Saturday, November 10 at 8pm and Sunday, November 11 at 3pm. These performances are sponsored in part by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation; Jann E. Leeming & Arthur D. Little, Senior Trustees; Royal Little Family Foundation; the Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation, and the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative.
Tickets are limited and start at $50; they are available online at www.celebrityseries.org or by calling (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
These performances mark the Celebrity Series debut for Dance Heginbotham and feature live music with performers Ethan Iverson, composer/pianist of Easy Win; Verona Quartet; Jerome Mouffe, guitar; and Yosi Karahashi, flamenco artist.
Dance Heginbotham (DH) is a New York-based contemporary dance company committed to supporting, producing, and sustaining the work of choreographer John Heginbotham. With an emphasis on collaboration, DH enriches national and international communities with its unique blend of inventive, thoughtful, and rigorous dance theater works.
Founded in 2011, DH has quickly established itself as one of the most adventurous and exciting new companies on the contemporary dance scene and is celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality, as well as its commitment to collaboration. DH has shared the stage with music icons including Alarm Will Sound, Brooklyn Rider, Gabriel Kahane and Shara Nova, and members of The Knights orchestra.
Well-known for his 14-year tenure as a dancer with Mark Morris Dance Group, Artistic Director John Heginbotham creates work known for its “tight formal structure and inventive movement, bolstered by a disarming wit and strangeness” (The New Yorker). In recognition of his unique artistic vision, John received the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.
DH had its world premiere in January of 2012 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has since been presented by Arts Brookfield, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carolina Performing Arts, Harkness Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. In the spring of 2016, the company toured to Indonesia, Laos, and the Philippines as cultural ambassadors of the United States with the DanceMotion USA℠ program, a project of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), produced by BAM.
DH celebrated its 5th Anniversary in February 2017 with the world premiere of Lola, performed with the world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell, and commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director, as part of the 2016-2017 season. DH premiered its new evening-length dance theater work, The Principles of Uncertainty, created in collaboration with artist/designer Maira Kalman, at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August 2017, followed by the New York premiere at BAM’s 2017 Next Wave Festival.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 80-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Marian Anderson, Emanuel Ax, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Béla Bartók, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kirsten Flagstad, Renée Fleming, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Gould, Martha Graham, Herbie Hancock, Vladimir Horowitz, Diana Krall, Fritz Kreisler, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Ignace Paderewski, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Leontyne Price, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Mstislav Rostropovich, Artur Rubenstein, Andrés Segovia, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, and many more.
Now presenting orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, contemporary dance, jazz, spoken word, and more, Celebrity Series believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its Arts for All! community programs, Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience – on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods – everywhere.
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2018-19 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, including Donna & Michael Egan and Eleanor & Frank Pao; corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps fulfil our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, Garbis and Arminé Barsoumian Charitable Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., First Republic Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, The Peabody Foundation, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Tufts Health Plan, and many others.