by Eden Holt, Contributing writer
The latest performers to grace the Herter Park Amphitheater stage were the story telling movement company, ParadiseMoves. Boston based, this is a group of talented dancers and story tellers interested in having a conversation, and know exactly how to get that conversation started. To beautifully composed original music and choreography, ParadiseMoves urges us, in their piece called Enough, to think more broadly, more compassionately, about gender, mental illness, and friendship.
Focused on the formative high school years, Enough tells the story of Noah, a young student grappling with his sexuality, identity, and mental illness. Supported by a cast of wonderful dancers, Noah discovers the value of relationships, explores his inner voices, and is quite literally saved from himself.
We have had several events since we last spoke, bringing over 1,200 folks through our gates! Word is spreading about our free, all-ages shows & the venue itself. This past Saturday 7/14 brought in the amazing Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Theatre, complete with several performances by the young phunks from the summer hip-hop dance classes. Sunday 7/15 was a huge a cappella festival hosted by Vocal Revolution. The festival, lasting 4 hours, showcased over a dozen of Boston's premier a cappella groups. Check out our Facebook page for photos & videos.
But wait! There's more! Saturday July 21 brings in the Boston Minstrels with a huge repertoire of your favorite classics. All welcome to sing along!
Thursday July 26 is our first Open Mic Night! Sign-up to perform HERE! First come, first play. (Some slots will be held for walk-ins the day of.) And stay tuned for information for Open Stage Night - a variety show where all types of acts & talents are welcome to perform!
We are still adding shows every day. Even more movie nights may be wedged in last minute, so check the SCHEDULE page for latest info.
See you at the Amp!