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MassQ Ball 2022: Origin at the Arnold Arboretum
July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MassQ Ball 2022: Origin
Saturday, July 9, 2pm – 7pm
Raindate Saturday, July 16, 2pm-7pm
The MassQ Ball 2022: Origin will feature the diverse artistic expressions of Boston’s communities of color. Interact with the landscape in new and creative ways, transform into a walking work of art through the practice of MassQing (a ritual application of paint to the face derived from ancient traditions of body decoration), and enjoy performances and art work by Boston cultural artists including:
- Dzidzor Azaglo, Spoken Word Poetry
- Sinha Capoeira, Brazilian Capoeira
- Andre StrongBearHeart Gaines, Jr., Indigenous Dance
- Ramiro Vaughan Purpose & Brian Washburn, Hip Hop Dance
- OrigiNation, African Dance
- Karen Young with Micah Rose & Mel Taing, Japanese Taiko drumming
- Castle of our Skins, Black Classical Music
- Jessica Chanhee Park, Boston Korean Traditional Dance
- jamele adams (aka Harlym 1two5), Spoken Word Poetry
- Lilly Manycolors, Installation Art
- The House of Nahdra, Fashion Design
- Veronica Robles, Mexican Folk Music
Free. Advance registration required.
MassQ Ball 2022: Origin is co-produced by Castle of our Skins, visual artist Daniel Callahan, and the Arboretum. MassQ Ball 2022: Origin is a series of lectures, panels, and interactive workshops designed to deepen our collective understanding, culminating in this MassQ Ball celebration.
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