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Abilities Dance Boston

Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA

Sep 17 2022
Abilities Dance Boston

Free, open-air, accessible dance performance in the Arnold Arboretum landscape.

Join Abilities Dance Boston as it shines in the Arboretum landscape. The trailblazing company will bring original musical scores, choreography, audio descriptions, ASL, and CART to make the work accessible in the spirit of universal design enjoyed by all. Abilities Dance Boston has been commissioned to create pieces inspired by the history and landscape of the Arboretum, celebrating equitable public land use for all through an intersectional disability lens.
Music composed by Erin Rogers will

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Free and open to the public.

Registration strongly encouraged.

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Additional time info:

Raindate: Sunday, September 18, 2:00-3:00pm

Please register if you plan on using any of the following services:

ASL interpretation
CART services
Shuttle service between Arborway Gate and performance area
Folding chair at the performance area (Note: We have limited chairs. If possible, please bring your own!)


Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
(Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain)


You can get to the Arboretum by subway, bus, or car. Get directions to our main entrance at Arborway Gate, Peters Hill, Weld Hill Building, or Dana Greenhouses. Free parking is available along the Arborway, Bussey Street, and Walter Street. There is no visitor parking inside the Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum also offers resources for improved accessibility.

The Arboretum is easily reached by public transportation. Take the Orange Line to Forest Hills, cross Washington Street, and take Blackwell Footpath through Bussey Brook Meadow to the South Street Gate.


    • Audio Description
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Mobility Accessibility:
The performance will take place on level ground at the three ponds near the Arboretum’s Forest Hills Gate. The audience area is paved. Please bring whatever will make you

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COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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