Drawing from Saori Tsukada’s background in Japanese storytelling and Nikki Appino’s experience with American film, “Club Diamond” unfolds through the use of silent film, illustration, and live animation. The production is paired to Tim Fain’s delicate violin composition.
“Juarez” is driven by a concept it calls “whole theater,” a concept described by Theater Mitu as “rigorously visual, aural, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual all in the same moment.” In an age of distortions and lies, hear real people speak the truth. December 3 at Mass MoCA.
Nick Cave views his work as “An elaborate community forum, as much as a work of sculpture,” and as such, the gallery doubles as a stage for singer-songwriters, pop artists, poets, and composers, and performance artist Helga Davis will respond in her own unique way.
In Mass MoCA’s massive gallery there’s an immersive Nick Cave installation opening at Mass MoCA on October 15 with musicians Brenda Wimberly and Sereca Henderson, followed by a full tilt performance by Mercury Prize-winning singer-poet Benjamin Clementine.
John Kelly brings his “Time No Line” to MASS MoCA on Oct. 22, exploring the hardships of life as a young, queer individual during the HIV/AIDS outbreak, using movement, projections, song, and spoken word to express the crippling fear of disease, loss, and loneliness.
With four composers creating new works for this group, their residency at Mass MoCA also includes serious study of death metal techniques with Androo O’Hearn of the Texas-based group Shaolin Death Squad. It culminates Friday, August 19 with a performance in the Hunter Center.
Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project is a ticketed event in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C (or inside our Hunter Center, if it rains) on Saturday, July 18, at 2pm. Go early for a celebration of Here Comes the Sun, which is free to the public, opening in Kidspace at 11am.