Events


Body Music in Boston:

Featuring Keith Terry and artists from the U.S., Canary Islands, Brazil, Bali Indonesia, and more!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Body Music Week! 

The International Body Music Festival, Wellesley College Music Department, CLCE, Berklee College of Music, and ORSL present, for the first time in New England, a week of unparalleled events with artists from Brazil, Bali, Canary Islands, the U.S., featuring traditional and contemporary music made by the oldest instrument on the planet, the HUMAN BODY!

Body Music in Boston: Opening Concert at Wellesley
Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm
Jewett Auditorium, Reception follows the performance
 Free and open to public!
GET RESERVATIONS HERE! (Reservations strongly recommended, seating is limited.)

A touring concert of traditional and contemporary Body Music from around the globe, featuring artists from the 2013 International Body Music Festival, comes to the intimate venue at Wellesley for the opening concert. From tundra to tropics, people snap, clap, step and sing artful music. BODY MUSIC ignites audiences with music you can SEE, dance you can HEAR.

Kecak, Hambone, Zapateo, Saman, Stepping, Throat-singing, Beatbox ? it's the oldest music on the planet, and it's brand new. Artistic Director Keith Terry, pioneer of contemporary Body Music, brings you a deeply visceral, cross-cultural conversation that only the world's oldest instrument, the body, can reach."Mr. Terry and his colleagues in action is like visiting an Anatomical Carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, bellies, rumps and mouths engage in an endless musical ballet." Wall Street Journal. "The risers shook as the crowd stomped euphoric approval." San Francisco Chronicle

NOTE: This is just one event in a jam-packed week with artists from the International Body Music Festival - artists in Residence from November 14-20! See below for the other events in this ground-breaking Body Music Week in Boston.

Body Music Introductory Workshop:
Friday, November 15, 4:00 to 5:30pm
(Alumnae Hall Ballroom, Wellesley)

Wellesley College Community, come to this free introductory workshop to see and learn traditional and innovative music made with the human body from these master artists from around the globe! No experience needed, but great for music dance, and theater students. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Saturday evening's Opening Concert!

Supper Reception, Q/A, and Conversation with Artists:
Friday, November 15, 6:00 to 7:30pm


Eat and chat one on one with nine artists from all over the globe, and join a group q/a and conversation about their work. Open to all WC Community, whether or not you attended the workshop. (Includes students, staff, and faculty of Wellesley College, Berklee College of Music, Olin, Babson, and MIT),

PUBLIC WORKSHOP: Body Music: Interactive!
Sunday,November 17, 12:00-2:00pm
(Alumnae Hall Ballroom, Wellesley)
WC Community FREE. Public: pay what you can $5-15/person, optional
RESERVATIONS HERE, strongly recommended. Questions? isabel.fine@wellesley.edu

Experience on your OWN body, the various genres of Body Music represented by Body Music pioneer Keith Terry and artists from the 6th International Body Music Festival.


FAMILY SHOW: Body Music: for All Ages
Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm,
Jewett Auditorium
WC Community FREE! Public: $3-5/person, optional donation.
RESERVATIONS HERE, recommended, Questions? isabel.fine@wellesley.edu

Enjoy a lively hour of music you can SEE dance you can HEAR, with cross-cultural repertoire geared for the whole family!

Body Music in Boston: Closing Concert at Berklee
Tuesday, November 19, 8:00pm
, at Berklee College of Music's Performance Center
Question/Answer session following the performance
Tickets $8/advance, $12 day of concert at Berklee Box Office

Enjoy a rousing performance with different repertoire, in the spectacular Berklee Performance Center!

Body Music: epilogue: Midday Muse:
Wednesday, November 20, 12:30-2pm
, Jewett Auditorium
Free, no reservations necessary.
See and learn more deeply about the traditions, the artists, the innovations, in an extended lunchtime lecture/demonstration format, and reflect with the artists on their first week ever in Boston!