Monica Bill Barnes & Company, The Running Show

Boch Center Shubert Theatre

A 7-year-old falls in love with dance at her first recital. Forty years later, she works every day to stay in the game. At 70 she keeps moving.

The Running Show documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews, and stories. The show features a large cast of local performers, including dance students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The show gives the audience an unprecedented look into the life of a dancer as a new kind of sports hero that keeps moving against all odds. 

Celebrity Series audiences have enjoyed Monica Bill Barnes & Company via their Happy Hour performances at District Hall in the Seaport in 2019 and the company's show with public radio host Ira Glass in 2015. Barnes and her creative partner Robbie Saenz de Viteri are artists who mix the whimsical and the poignant to unique effect.

“Think of Buster Keaton in Vegas … unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable.”

The New York Times

The 2020-21 Dance Series is sponsored by
STEPHANIE L. BROWN FOUNDATION, CYNTHIA & JOHN S. REED FOUNDATION, and ROYAL LITTLE FAMILY FOUNDATION


This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series
LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support provided by Stephanie L. Brown Foundation.

Boch Center Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont St, Boston

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