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MassQ Ball 2022: Origin

Presented by Arnold Arboretum and Castle of our Skins at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA

Jul 09 2022
MassQ Ball 2022: Origin

A large scale-celebration of ritual, performance, and cross-cultural arts, featuring the diverse artistry of Boston’s communities of color.

Convene in our collections to celebrate what makes us both unique and unified. A space for connection and healing, this intergenerational, cross-cultural exhibition of the arts asks the question: “If we, together, could author our own creation story, what would we create?”

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

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Registration is free and required. In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified.

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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



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.

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