Ballet and Poetry Weekend

Emily of Amherst Ballet

May 15 and 16; 1 and 4 p.m.

Garden Cafe

With narration from Emily Dickinson’s letters and poems and an original score based on music found in the Dickinson family library, the ballet—starring performers ages 11–18—will help to familiarize audiences with the poet and her daily life in Amherst. This original ballet of interpretive biography was created by Amherst Ballet in collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum.

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A Season in Poetry

May 15, 3 p.m.

Welcoming the arrival of summer, poets L.S. Asekoff, Ken Chen, and Eamon Grennan read classic favorites as well as their own work in the largest botanical garden in the United States.

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