The performers might be superstars, but they are live people just like the audience, with stories behind their success. From Post Malone to Halsey to Khalid, every young performer repeated the same tale: be your own self, and keep chasing your dreams. Perhaps that’s why these festivals are so popular: because they tell us to carry on, and because they show us people’s dreams truly have no end.
Boston Calling invites Boston and Cambridge to join a weekend music celebration with incredible headliners each night and numerous performing artists throughout the day. What's not to love?
Legend has it that when the world is nearing its final demise, the Harbinger will appear and prevent its end. In 'Omensight,' you play as this supernatural last resort. The death of the Godless Priestess means the loss of the only power keeping back the dark forces of the Void, and when you’re thrown into the game, the Void incarnate, Volden, has already been summoned to devour the world.
If anything, these three episodes are about shedding characters from the past four seasons and moving them around to where they can move the company forward. A great deal of plot occurs in these three episodes to place people where they want to be. As we close off this season, I cannot help but feel the end is near.
Just as their combinations started to tire however, the door to the theatre opened, permitting a glimmer of music and lights to waft in from the outside. My curiosity was piqued as the audience began thinning, with members of the ICA crew using makeshift wheelbarrows to casually cart them away to this mystery performance outside. With a mild frisson, I wondered when I might be picked off too.
Wayne McGregor’s genre of choreography is most often referred to as contemporary ballet, but he himself has never been trained in ballet, and instead traces his roots back to ballroom dancing and disco. His movements know no bounds, with limbs wending through the air as if having a mind of their own, and dancers flowing into and around one another as if unable to grasp the concept of tangible matter.
Based on true events, Little Pink House succinctly and intelligently chronicles the fight one Connecticut woman undertakes to save her house from greedy political and corporate interests. However, while the plot holds sufficient drama, director Courtney Moorehead Balaker fails to effectively translate it to the big screen.
At Cambridge’s local concert venue The Lilypad, the trio Steve McGinnis, Art Lande and Steve Swallow hosted a night of live jazz, where their three improvisations and three compositions reminded us of the magic of music in a live, intimate concert.