Hotlist April 1 – 7

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company Demonstration


Photo by Akos Szilvasi. Rebecca Lay, Kaela Lee, and Erin Koh in Tom's Wealth: A Dance for the Masses

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company is a contemporary dance troupe exploring movement invention with both formally trained dancers and a variety of non-dancers. Corbett and her dancers will explore movement-driven dance that celebrates human quirkiness and our notion of beauty. The lecture demo will include repertory work and a discussion of her creative process. Admission is free.

Monday, April 1
Salem State University
Ellison Campus Center, Veteran’s Hall
352 Lafayette St., Salem
11:00am until 12:00pm
Tickets: FREE |


National Art Honor Society of Marblehead Exhibit


National Art Honor Society of Marblehead Exhibit ~ Painting by Sara Cohen

During the “Fine Art of Craft” exhibit the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is hosting sixteen Marblehead High School students who are members of the National Art Honor Society through April 21. This is the first exhibit in the newly ‘refreshed’ Emerging Artist Gallery, a gallery dedicated to nurturing and exhibiting the next generation of artists.

Tuesday, April 2
Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper Street, Marblehead
Tickets: FREE |


Unconventional Inventions: innovative, unusual, and alternative approaches to photography


Unconventional Inventions ~ Photograph by Jessica Burko

The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (PRC) together with Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present this exciting exhibition. This show features artists who take unconventional and innovative approaches to photography by pushing the boundaries of the medium, using alternative or new processes and techniques, integrating photography with other arts or new technologies, or experimenting with scale or frame.

Wednesday, April 3
Carol Grillo Gallery
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
376 Hale Street, Beverly
9:00am to 7:00pm
Tickets: FREE |


inVestments: A Closing Reception and Evening of Spoken Word


17 Cox inVestments Installation

Works will be read from the balcony, currently encompassed by Julia Csekö’s mural “A Coney Island State of Mind” featuring text from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s work “Time of Useful Consciousness”. Comprised of colorful blocks of bold text, Csekö’s piece provides the perfect stage for an evening of poetry and short stories.

Thursday, April 4
17 Cox
17 Cox Court, Beverly MA
6:30pm until 8:30pm
Tickets: FREE |

Camelot Chic


Everyone associates Jackie Kennedy with an impeccable sense of fashion, but she also exercised her design muscles in the White House. Her renovation and restoration of the White House’s grandeur had a lasting impact on American historic homes. James Archer Abbott, author of Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration gives readers insight into the key players in the Kennedy Renovation of the White House. Come to hear him speak at “Camelot Chic: A Conversation with James Archer Abbott” this Thursday at 11:30 at Salem Five in the Community Room.

Thursday, April 4th
11:30 am
Salem Five, The Community Room
210 Essex Street
Salem Massachusetts


Reverse Retrograde


Exit Dance Theatre presents Reverse Retrograde

Exit Dance Theatre’s style is deeply rooted in theater techniques, improvisation and collaboration. Founding members wanted the movement to open up past traditional styles in order to allow new ways to express images and stories; to create by being in the body not the head; through imagining not thinking. Audiences have described Exit’s work as innovative, passionate, and authentic.Co-founder Cheryl Fisher’s new piece delves into the dream world with its random and disconnected images, mixing humor and terror. Jen Steeves’ new work subtly takes on the effects of war and conflict to a beautifully layered piece of music by Kimmo Pohjonen, Kronos Quartet and Samuel Kosminen. And finally, Wendy Hamel partners with guest dancer Karl Granoth for a duet exploring impulses that arise from being (or just feeling) trapped in a space with someone else.

Friday, April 5
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square, Newburyport
8:00pm until 9:00pm
Tickets: $16 Students/ Members /Seniors – $19 Adults |


Sensational India! Bollywood Dance Party


Sensational India Weekend Festival, Bollywood Dance Party

The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India with its Sensational India! festival, April 6 and 7. This year’s festival is inspired by the current exhibit Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, from the PEM’s renowned Herwitz Collection. Celebrate the popular Bollywood Dance Party with Djs from the Boston Sound and Light Company.

Saturday, April 6
Peabody Essex Museum
8:45pm until 12:00am
Tickets: Members $15, nonmembers $20 |


While We Float


Joppa Dance Company presents While We Float

Joppa Dance Company will present new work in a multitude of styles ranging from balletic to funky hip-hop. The program will include many student choreographed pieces as well. Directors, Fontaine Dubus, Cheryl Fisher and Jen Steeves play with a variety of themes including curiosity, artistic masterpieces trapped in a museum, pirates, and saucy Latin attitude. Musical selections will include songs by Regina Spektor, The Dropkick Murphys and Sam Sparrow.

Sunday, April 7
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square, Newburyport, MA
2:00PM and 5:00PM
Tickets: $12 |

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