“The Gathering Place” choreographed by Jennifer Lin

September 24, 2021

Join us on October 23rd and 24th for “The Gathering Place,” a celebration of Mount Auburn choreographed by Jennifer Lin.

The sum of a gathering of spirits, people, plants, and animals within a place – Mount Auburn. Inspired by the landscape and historic figures of Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Gathering Place is a site-specific dance to be performed in Hazel Dell and experienced in the round.  The dance abstractly represents and celebrates the lives of historic characters buried at Mount Auburn and examines place, time and environment.  Jennifer Lin’s choreography is a blend of Western ballet, American modern and postmodern dance traditions.  The dancers range in age from 25 – 85 years, bringing a depth to the dance expression and emotion. Directly following the dance, Jennifer Lin will talk about the creation and inspiration of the dances and take questions.

Jennifer Lin is a 2021 Artist-in-Residence grant recipient.

Read More:

An Interview with Jennifer Lin: Capturing Mount Auburn in Dance

Jennifer Lin. Photo by Olivia Moon.



Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 2PM

Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 2 PM


$20 / $15 for Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery

Advance Registration Required.


What time should I arrive?
Please plan to be at the Cemetery at least 15 minutes before your showtime so you have ample time to park, use the restroom and check in. 

Is there parking?
Yes, when you arrive security will direct you to parking.

Is there a student/senior rate?
No, the only discounted ticket rate is for members of the Friends of Mount Auburn. Learn more about becoming a member.

Do I need to print my ticket?
No, we will have your name on our attendee list.

If I cannot make it to the performance, are my tickets refundable?
If you request a refund at least 48 hours before the show, we will refund your ticket price minus the processing fee by Eventbrite. 

Is the performance canceled if it is raining?
We will be in touch with ticket holders in the event of rain.

Is the performance handicap accessible?
The performance will take place in Hazel Dell off Central Ave.  There is a short walk over uneven terrain to the seats.

Do I need to bring my own chair?
No, we will provide chairs for every attendee.

Are restrooms available?
There are accessible public restrooms in the Story Chapel Visitors Center.

Can I take photos?
Once the performance has begun, we ask that you turn off your cell phones, and put away other electronic devices.  Photos are not allowed during the performance.

Are masks required to attend?
We are monitoring changing covid-19 safety precautions and will email ticket holders with current guidance prior to the event.  Face masks are required inside all buildings per the Watertown Board of Health (effective August 25, 2021), so bring a mask for restroom use.

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