Jointly housed at Concord Academy and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Summer Stages Dance assembles an exceptional group of dance artists each summer to teach and perform. For Boston area audiences, it is an opportunity to see a diverse selection of contemporary dance and multi-media work in a series of performances and special events. For dancers, it is an opportunity to participate in a creative workshop over three intense weeks. In addition to the Performance Series, the Choreographer’s Project Showcase is a highlight finale event each year, featuring new works by emerging choreographers created on workshop participants.
As of 2010, most of the public performances have moved to the ICA in Boston. But just a 35 minute drive out to one of the Concord events will also allow you to experience the town that Henry James called “the biggest little place in America.” As the birthplace of the Revolutionary War and the heart of the Transcendentalist Movement, the town of Concord is steeped in history. It sits just two miles from Walden Pond and was once home to many literary figures including Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and the Alcotts, some of whose houses still stand today.
Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four concerts each summer feature the work of renowned visiting artists, one or two performances each
- Ticket Prices: On average tickets are $25. Discounted $10 tickets are available for students at selected events
- Membership: Individual giving opportunities start at $100. Benefits include recognition on performance programs and the Summer Stages website, an invitation to the Spring Gala Celebration, and a subscription to a biannual newsletter.