Rising—Beyond Walls: Performance in Public Space

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Event Dates
Friday / May 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Friday / May 28, 2021 / 12:30 pm

In partnership with Emerald Necklace Conservancy, MF Dynamics, and Silkroad, Boston Conservatory at Berklee dance, music, and theater students present their original piece, Rising, a 15-minute multidisciplinary experience about restoration and regrowth, performed outdoors, in the Back Bay Fens. 

Rising draws inspiration from the restoration of the Muddy River to highlight our collective need to recover and regrow as a society after the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance explores the potential of renewal from the simplicity of nature through live music, dance, and poetry as performed by a multidisciplinary ensemble. Each aspect of the performance is designed to sonically, visually, and verbally guide the audience through the cyclical nature of growth and restoration. 

The performance is the culmination of Boston Conservatory’s new summer course called Beyond Walls: Performance in Public Space, led by acclaimed artist and entrepreneur Maria Finkelmeier of MF Dynamics, who garnered praise for her inventive multimedia public space project, Hatched: Breaking Through Silence, at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. 

Rising is 15 minutes in duration and will be presented at 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.


The performance will take place in the Back Bay Fens, off of Park Drive, in the triangle between the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden and the tennis courts. See the exact location on Google Maps.


This performance is made possible in part by the Kunkemueller Artist-in-Residence program at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Special thanks to Yamaha Artist Services and Falcetti Pianos for their generous donation of digital keyboards.