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National Ballet of Canada to perform for free at MFA

The dances are inspired by Lawren Harris.

Mount Thule, Bylot Island, 1930
Lawren Harris (Canadian, 1885 – 1970)
Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Who says art can't come to life?

The Museum of Fine Arts will host the National Ballet of CanadaCorps de Ballet member Spencer Hack for a series of free live performances April 6-10as part oftheir new Lawren Harris exhibit.Canadian choreographic associate Robert Binetcreateda 7-minute solo titled "Lake Maligne," which, according to a release from the museum, drawsinspiration from the "light, composition and spirit of Harris’s mid-career landscapes." Each dance will take place within the gallery playing host to Harris's works, using his works as backdrops.

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The Lawren Harris show (otherwise known as "The Idea of North") opened earlier this month with an event hosted byco-curator, actor/writer/bon vivant Steve Martin. The 30-piece collection of Harris's paintings is on their second stop, following a show at the Hammer in Los Angeles, en route back to the Art Gallery of Ontario in July.

If you go:
April 6 to 10
Wednesday through Friday: 2 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am and 2 pm
Museum of Fine Arts,Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries
465 Huntington Ave
(617) 267-9300, mfa.org
Free with price of admission

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