City Spotlights is a cultural program exploring and celebrating four Boston neighborhoods through the performing arts (this year’s featured neighborhoods are Chinatown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan). The program consists of high school internships, community performance workshops, intergenerational neighborhood ensembles, and culminates in a community event featuring local artists at the Citi Performing Arts Center in the Spring 2011.
See photos from last year's City Spotlights. See all the photos in our Media Gallery
Past performances highlighted themes important to our City’s teens: violence, historical and local heroes, cultural identity and education. Participants also talked about their dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future. The identities of Boston neighborhoods are portrayed through original dance, spoken word, theatre, song and multimedia, creating a story honoring the uniqueness and richness of Boston.
City Spotlights 2011
City Movement: Comings and Goings of Boston
Saturday, April 16 at 7pm
Citi Performing Arts Center
Wang Theatre Grand Lobby
"City Movement: Comings and Goings of Boston" is a free cultural performance celebrating Boston neighborhoods (Chinatown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan), featuring local performing arts groups and individual neighborhood performers. In this special performance, performers portray the identities of Boston neighborhoods through dance, music, theatre and song, creating a story honoring the uniqueness and richness of Boston.
Featuring Special Guest Artists: Breje; Velma Dupont; The Eliot School Before School Rock Band; The Gentleman Outfit; Herb Jackson & The Exterminators; Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts; Thee Slap Bracelets
Call 617-532-1265 by 12pm on Friday, April 15 to make reservations.
Reservation Limit: 4 per household, 10 per organization
You will receive phone confirmation of your reservation by 6pm on Friday, April 15. Confirmations will be communicated to the telephone number provided with the reservation, or if no telephone number is given, to the e-mail provided. Only one confirmation phone call or email will be made and a message will be left if the caller is not available.
Seating is General Admission, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limited number of seats available. Remaining reservation holders will be accommodated via standing room. Please call 617-532-1256 for any special accommodations.
Reservation check-in begins at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 16th. When arriving at the Theatre, please check in at the table located in the Box Office Lobby to receive your wristband for admittance into the building. Please note that all members of a party must be present to receive a wristband.
Unclaimed reservations will be released at 6:45pm on Saturday, April 16th. At this time, admittance will be given on a first come, first served basis to those in the designated waiting area. Admittance will only be given based on availability. Late seating will be at the discretion of management.