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Description performs "Watermark" at Clement Morgan Park basketball court, corner of Columbia Street and Washington Street, Cambridge, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Free.

The evening begins with a free food at 6 p.m., followed by the free performance at 6:45 p.m. by nine modern and hip hop dancers with three poets led by Anna Myer and Jay Paris. The performance is supported by Cambridge Arts' FLOW grant program. In case of rain, both food and performance will be held at the Moses Youth Community Center 243 Harvard St., Cambridge.

Just as a watermark reveals itself when held up to light, "Watermark," an original, hour-long piece, reveals and celebrates the cultural differences in American society when examined through the lenses of Bach and hip hop. At first, the differences arise in contrast but then are slowly melded together with the help of poets and a rapper, local singers, four live musicians and nine hip hop and modern dancers. The piece honors each musical tradition, but also explores what happens when they interact in moving renditions that bring to light new possibilities. As the audience is taken to new artistic and emotional places, it becomes a representation of the rich pleasures that our differences and similarities hold.

The performance is showing in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge to highlight challenges and opportunities to celebrate our cultural and racial differences. These combined music and dance performances are celebratory and intended for all.

For more information, contact Cambridge Arts: or 617.349.4382.
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