Jacob’s Pillow and MassMoCA present choreographer/dancer Richard Move’s XXYY (working title), an interdisciplinary performance on January 20 exploring gender identity – in collaboration with visual artist Paolo Canevari and theater artist Alba Clemente.
Performers Wilco, Mavis Staples, Bill T. Jones and many others are on the Mass MoCA docket, as are artists Steffani Jemison, Tanja Hollander, and Elizabeth King. 2017 looks to be a blowout year for the North Adams museum as it continues to grow in size and impact.
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.