Emerging America Festival this weekend!

Hey Boston, this weekend the Emerging America Festival is in action in our fair city. The American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company and Institute of Contemporary art have joined up to bring us this festival filled with creative & imaginative events.

There are some really interesting events planned, and I think a lot of us would enjoy some of these.  I’ve done the liberty of pulling out a few of what I think might be really interesting.

Beowulf – A thousand years of baggage

This SongPlay adaptation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf harkens back to the raw and rowdy storytelling of the Scandinavian mead halls. The show features a 7-piece band including dueling trombones, bass clarinet, accordion, and saw, combining Weillian cabaret, 40’s jazz harmony, indie rock, punk, electronica, and Romantic lieder into a cacophonous swirl.

By BANANA BAG and BODICE, FRIDAY 5/13 at 8PM and SUNDAY 5/15 at 6PM, OBERON$15

The Un-official Guide to Audience Watching Performace

Raphael Xavier, a break dancer for over two decades, shifts and plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing, and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself, in this inventive work spiked with humor.

Emerging America spans Boston and Cambridge with events happening at all three artistic homes throughout the 3-day festival: the A.R.T. at OBERON, 2 Arrow St. Cambridge MA; the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston; and the ICA at 100 Northern Avenue, Boston.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $25, and packages are available for special discounts and experiences across all 3 institutions.

For more details and for tickets visit http://www.emergingamericafestival.org.