Fri, Jan 21|
Goethe Institut Boston
New Dances for Goethe Institut Boston
'New Dances for Goethe Institut Boston' was commissioned as a site specific dance performance with live music by Sound Icon. The work sprawls through out the historic 170 Beacon St. headquarters of GIB. Admission: FREE Performances begin at 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Jan 21 & 22.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 7:00 PM – Jan 22, 8:45 PM
Goethe Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
About The Event
New Dances for Goethe-Institut
Friday, January 21, 2022 and Saturday, January 22, 2022
170 Beacon Street, Boston (Back Bay)
“New Dances for Goethe Institut” is a site-specific work that takes place over the five floors of the historic headquarters of Goethe-Institut Boston. Each floor of the building contains a different dance with accompanying live music. Music selections are from famous German composers spanning Germany’s musical history. All dances are co-choreographed between BDT founder and co-artistic director Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and current and past BDT performers in response to the musical selections and the architecture of the building itself. The work was made to inspire audiences to wander through the building and discover the building’s various spaces in a new way, through the illumination of live performance. The work was originally commissioned to coincide with the reopening of 170 Beacon St. following an intensive renovation. The premiere was delayed from 2019 to 2022 due to renovations and then COVID-19.