Caught in the Act

Bright Lights & Big Dance Numbers

By Jared Bowen

August 2, 2012

BOSTON — Jared Bowen takes a look at some really bright art on the Boston waterfront, promises great things from the Shakespeare performance on the Commons and says the new tribute to Michael Jackson is almost as epic as his legend.

CYBER ARTCyberarts
On view at the Convention Center, the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion and the Paramount Theatre

Already very popular in Europe and South Korea, cyberarts (video displays) are launching in a big way in Boston with installations at the Convention Center on the South Boston waterfront, the Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Greenway and at ArtsEmerson's Paramount Theatre.

>>See Jared's interview with the artists on Greater Boston

alt titleCoriolanus
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Plays on Boston Common
Through August 12

Rome is in a mutinous mood. Its citizens are protesting about their rulers’ incompetence and the shortage of food. Against this turbulent backdrop emerges Coriolanus, an arrogant and fiery young general, unparalleled on the battlefield. With themes that seemed ripped from today’s headlines, William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is a thrilling and poignant tale exploring the essence of democracy, the struggles of balancing personal and political loyalty and the relationship between governors and their people.

alt titleMichael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Plays at TD Garden
This Friday and Saturday

The latest show by Cirque du Soleil immerses audiences in Michael Jackson's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Jackson's creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop. Jackson's music and lyrics are the driving force behind the show and his desire for love, peace and unity is present throughout.

About the Author
Jared Bowen Jared Bowen
Jared Bowen is WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Editor and Host for Arts. 


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