Go 'Dancing'

by Tom Lee

Spring is here—but crocuses and daffodils aren't the only things sprouting in Harvard Yard.

David Michalek's colossal public art work Slow Dancing—hailed by the New York Times as "an unforgettable dance-meets-film-technology evening"—will have its Boston premiere at Harvard this Friday, April 20. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harvard's ARTS FIRST festival and the 375th anniversary of Harvard's founding, it runs through April 29, 7-11 pm nightly.

And from the looks of these photos, the work's installation on the façade of Widener Library in Tercentenary Theater, which started on Monday, has been a show unto itself!

[Caption: Bucket trucks aloft for the "Slow Dancing" installation (photo by Tom Lee).]

[Caption: A triptych of screens on the façade of Widener Library (photo by Tom Lee).]