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Parable of the Sower COncert Performance at ArtsEmerson

with Toshi Reagon & Bernice E. Johnson Reagon performing it March 23-26th at Arts Emerson.
Butler is the pre-eminent Black American science fiction writer and the first American science fiction writer to win a McArthur Fellowship GENUIS GRANT. Ms Butler's life and work (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006 ) placed her in an influential space no one else occupies.

program overview

Check out the book Parable of the Sower: A Novel.


advance movie screening - April 11th, 7pm
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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS


March 10th - April 19th, 7pm
Topdog/Underdog stage drama
Huntington Theatre
617-266-0800

Topdog/Underdog is the story of brothers Lincoln and Booth: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter. He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama with this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds. Tony Award winner Billy Porter returns to direct.


DANCE PERFORMANCE

Anna Myer and Dancers
March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM

Invisible: Imprints of Racism
ArtsEmerson - 617.824.8400
Semel Theater, 10 Boylston Street Place


Invisible: Imprints of Racism
dance
This performance art piece explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. it is a deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production featuring nine dancers who mesh their various styles of movement creating a kinesthetic language influenced by the upbeat energy of Hip Hop and Krump with the alignments of modern dance.

The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience. The group wants to inspire viewers to think deeply about the challenges of racism but also our shared humanity. Eight of the professional cast members are people of color.
INVISIBLE: Imprints of Racism
a review by the Boston Globe

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now till May 5th
Cuban artist JUAN ROBERTO DIAGO

Displaying the first major Retrospective of one of Cuba's most prominent artist. The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents "Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present," the systematic look at Cuba’s prominent contemporary artist Juan Roberto Diago and his prolific body of work. coopergalleryhc.org


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    Parable of the Sower Book cover
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    The book is a Butlerian odyssey of one woman who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. The time is 2025.


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