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Group behind Boston public piano installation planning dance extravaganza in Copley Square

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  January 16, 2014 01:01 PM

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The Boston performing arts nonprofit that recently hosted the popular “Play Me, I’m Yours” public piano installation is recruiting 150 people to partake in a public dance extravaganza to be held in Copley Square over a weekend in May.

The Celebrity Series of Boston said it plans to close out its 75th season with the Boston premiere of “Le Grand Continental,” a contemporary public dance event created by Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard.

The dance has been staged in other cities, including Montreal, New York City, Philadelphia and Portland, Oreg.

The event is set to be held in Boston over three days, from May 16 to 18.

The nonprofit said they are seeking people of all ages to participate.

No dance experience is required, but those who sign up will be asked to go to more than 20 rehearsals leading up to the performances.

Registration opened Jan. 6.

Recruitment and information sessions are scheduled to be held at The Boston Conservatory at 31 Hemenway St. on three dates: from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2; from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3; and on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Rehearsals are scheduled to run from mid-March through mid-May.

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E-mail Matt Rocheleau at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com.
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