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Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a Winter Illumination Experience

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Dates:Friday, January 22, 2021 - Sunday, February 21, 2021
Hours:nightly, 5pm-9pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Arts & Culture
hatched breaking through the silence a winter illumination experience photoThe Esplanade Association presents “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a four week illumination and sound experience to provide a family-friendly and physically-distant celebration at the famed Hatch Memorial Shell in celebration of their 20th Anniversary.

“Hatched” will cut through the darkness of the winter months, offering a public space for joy and optimism in the New Year.

The work is an original 15-minute visual and sound performance led by Boston-based creative Maria Finkelmeier of MF Dynamics and is shaped specifically for the 80-year-old amphitheater itself.

The projection-mapped visuals for Hatched will celebrate the many sounds that Hatch Shell performers have expressed over the facility’s impressive musical history.

Finkelmeier and her team will feature geometric shapes of musical instruments as kaleidoscope pieces, human hands magically tapping, scratching, and creating beats on the surface itself, and colorful animations accentuating the Shell’s Art Deco form – all set to new music composed by Finkelmeier and recorded by local musicians.

Featuring a team of predominantly female-identifying artists and directors, Hatched will bring to light a balanced pedestal, an opportunity for underrepresented communities to “break through” and share their skills, vision, and voice.

Hatched is free and open to the public, taking place nightly from January 22 – February 21, 2021.

Viewers will be able to tune in to the original synchronized soundtrack on their personal devices while watching the illuminations.

The work, made possible by collaborations with LuminArtz and projector sponsor Epson, will begin nightly at 5pm and re-start every 20 minutes until 9pm ET, offering over 300 opportunities to enjoy the work in the open-air landscape of the historic Hatch Shell Oval Lawn.

January 22, 2021 - February 21, 2021
5pm - 9pm ET, starting every 20 minutes at :00, :20, and :40

HOW TO ENJOY: On foot, along the Esplanade, while wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance from spectators outside your household.

The DCR Hatch Shell cannot be accessed by car.

There is no site parking or rideshare drop off on site.

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