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Family Art and Dance-Making Along Fort Point Channel

Channel Dance — Summer 2019

This summer, FPTC invites children and families to dance, paint, and create on Saturday mornings along Fort Point Channel. Each week features art activities with Boston artists and musicians beginning at 10 am and dance demonstrations and lessons beginning at 11 am.

July 6: Classical Indian Dance with Smitha Radhakrishnan of NATyA Dance Studio

July 13: Dance with Hoops and Props with Circe Rowan

July 20: Flamenco Dance with Laura Sánchez of LS Flamenco

July 27: Bomba with Eli Pabon, Founder of BOMBAntillan

Waterfront Plaza at Atlantic Wharf
(or indoors on rainy or hot days)
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 
(Along Fort Point Channel across from the Children's Museum)

Restrooms are available.

Many thanks to Boston Properties for supporting these events!

DABBLE! DOODLE! DANCE! creatively engages children and families in the bright summer sunshine of Atlantic Wharf, supporting Fort Point Theatre Channel’s mission of enriching our communities through new configurations in the arts.

More about the experience

Each week, DABBLE! DOODLE! DANCE! focuses on a different dance style, led by dance artists from Boston’s many cultural or artistic communities and accompanied by live and recorded music. As children and families dance on the patio and grass, visual artists engages everyone to dabble in painting experiences, encouraging participants to paint images of the dancers, the wharf, the channel, the cityscape, or whatever comes to mind. A “doodle wall” equipped with washable markers adds to the artistic opportunities for everyone.

 Over the summer, the paintings develop into cumulative works of public art, created on multi-sized, easels planted on the grass of Waterfront Plaza. We invite visitors who discover and explore DABBLE! DOODLE! DANCE! to join in, painting on the easels and adding to the public art. At the end of the summer, FPTC will display the group paintings and share them on social media.