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Raison d'etre: ArtsEmerson’s Theatrical Residencies Featured in Boston Sunday Globe

Robert Orchard

Carrie Fuller
September 27, 2010

In her article “Recipe For Adventure” Boston Globe reporter Laura Collins-Hughes talks with ArtsEmerson Executive Director Rob Orchard about his plans to develop residencies with artists. Orchard hopes these residencies, will allow Emerson students, the artists, and the public, new opportunities to learn and grow.

Collins-Hughes writes of Orchard’s vision to have the artists return to Emerson regularly to develop new projects using Emerson’s stages, rehearsal spaces, and other facilities.

“Developing new work is important to my sense of helping the art form, in a school that’s dedicated to the arts,’’ Orchard told Collins-Hughes. “That’s what we should be doing. The universities should be the Medicis of the age. Nobody else is gonna be it.’’

Flash Mob

An Unexpected Sound of Music

More than 60 students performed in a flash mob dance in the food court of Boston’s City Place. Celebrating the inaugural season of ArtsEmerson, students brought theater into a public space while comically deconstructing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

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