On Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the town of Great Barrington’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival, Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre comes to Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington to present the performance installation “Between me and the other world,” which explores race, identity and Du Bois’ seminal work “The Souls of Black Folk.”
Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.
The program will also honor Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis, who will receive the town’s first W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Award honoring recipients for “embodying and preserving W. E. B. Du Bois’ legacy as a scholar and activist for freedom.”
Founded in 2016 upon the legacy of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield, the Mastheads is at once an urban architectural experiment, a literary research initiative, a writers’ residency and an educational program.
“Lenox at 250 Years: Panel I, 1787–1880″ will include Charles Flint and Lucy Kennedy, who will discuss the town’s early history; Dr. Carole Owens, who will focus on the years 1750–1800); and Bernard Drew, who will discuss Lenox in the mid-19th century).
“Lovers’ Spat: Shakespeare’s Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.
The screening of “Outermost Radio” will be co-sponsored by Great Barrington’s community radio station WBCR, which is currently undergoing reconstruction and renewal and seeking studio space from which to resume live broadcasts.