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Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 pm

Constellation Stories

Celebrate stories of the night sky from around the world in the Charles Hayden Planetarium!

This exciting collaborative performance of dance, light, and science features astronomy-based mythologies from China, Japan, Estonia, Greece, Puerto Rico, and Cape Verde. Constellation Stories comprises contemporary performances by choreographer Merli V. Guerra and performers from Luminarium Dance Company; original music composition and live performance by Madeleine Shapiro (cellist, New York City) and Andreas Bergsland (electronics, Norway); traditional Taíno solos by Chali'naru Dones and Vinny “Tata’niki” Iraheta; and a new work by Henoch Spinola; all honoring the night sky.

Merli V. Guerra’s PLACE Project (Presenting Landmarks through Artistic Community Engagement) is an annual event dedicated to celebrating cultural and historic landmarks through the integration of dance, history, and the arts. PLACE’s 2022 – 2023 project was originally developed to celebrate Seymour Planetarium’s (the oldest planetarium in the country) 85th anniversary at Springfield Science Museum in November 2022. Now, with a Live Arts Boston grant through The Boston Foundation, Constellation Stories expands into a full-evening production inside the Planetarium.

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and a Live Arts Boston grant through The Boston Foundation.

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Cost: $15

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Thursday, May 18 | 7:30 pm
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Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older