This blog has been a work-in-progress from Day One. After a few months of developing and designing the site, MASS MoCA has finally launched the blog. Now in our â€˜liveâ€™ state, we are waiting to see how the public will interact with it.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Brittany; I started working at MASS MoCA as an intern in the marketing department in January 2007 and have since been hired full-time as Marketing Coordinator. I will be submitting to the blog occasionally as will interns and other staff members. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we are ecstatic to have this opportunity to share with you some of the things we love about the museum and our thoughts on contemporary art, performances, and events.
This weekend I got the chance to attend the work-in-progress rehearsal of Emio Greco/ PC’s new work Popopera. The company was here as part of the NL: A Season of Dutch Arts in the Berkshires programming. I was more than inspired by the way the dancers powerfully included electric guitars (and, most challengingly, their cords)into their piece. I was even more surprised when I found out that none of these dancers had ever picked up a guitar before they began their residency here two weeks ago! Bravo to the beginnings of a stellar piece, as well as reminding me of what sort of things can be accomplished in just two weeks.
Continuing with a theme of works-in progress, I urge all of you â€” especially those who have never come to a work-in-progress showing â€” to visit MASS MoCA on September 29th when David Neumann and his dance company Advanced Beginner Group present feedforward. This dance is shaped around popular American sports and the movements those sports require. They’ll be joined by a live trombone choir adding an authentic sporting event feel to the evening.