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From the Ground Up

For Immediate Release 

The Boston Conservatory Dance Division
Takes Innovation and Expansion to a
New Level in From the Ground Up 

Show to Premiere at Boston Conservatory Theater Nov. 7-10, 2013 

(BOSTON—November 1, 2013) The Boston Conservatory Dance Division takes innovation and expansion to a whole new level in the premiere of its newest performance From the Ground Up, featuring new works created for Conservatory students by some of the world's leading contemporary choreographers. 

From the Group Up will premiere at The Boston Conservatory November 7-10, 2013. The performance features pieces by Adam Barruch, a young Julliard graduate whose work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop and Ailey Citigroup Theater; Francesca Harper, a former member of Dance Theater of Harlem and William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt, whose works have been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Conservatory faculty member Richard Colton, co-director of Summer Stages Dance festival at Concord Academy; and Boston Conservatory Dance Division Director Cathy Young, who is introducing a new piece created through a collaborative process with Boston Conservatory students. 

“This show truly displays the strength of The Boston Conservatory dance division, including the depth of talent and the diversity of the students,” said Young. “From the Ground Up offers four unique and strong choreographic voices, showcasing the Conservatory’s commitment to supporting new works and pushing its dance innovation to new levels.” 

Each of three classes in the division – sophomores, juniors and seniors – performs as an ensemble in the show. The choreographers specifically designed each piece for the group with which they worked and encouraged the students to immerse themselves in the creative processes from beginning to end, truly building each dance “from the ground up.” 

The performance’s theme of “building” and “creating” each dance mirrors the physical construction of the newest addition to the Conservatory, according to Young. Construction recently began down the road at 132 Ipswich St., a location that will include new dance studios where students will be encouraged to discover and invent in a whole new environment. “Part of 

our mission at The Boston Conservatory is to be at the forefront of the industry,” Young says. “We are not only training the artists of the 21st century, but providing the ground for the art forms themselves to develop.” 

Tickets for From the Ground Up are $25 for regular seating and $30 for premium, with discounts available, and can be purchased through the Conservatory Box Office at 31 Hemenway St. or by calling (617) 912-9222 or online at 

All performances are at The Boston Conservatory Theater at 31 Hemenway St.: 

  • Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. 
  • Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. 

About The Boston Conservatory 

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional, young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and musical theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit 


For media inquiries contact: 
Courtney Kennedy,
617) 431-1173 

For box office information call (617) 912-9222.

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