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How Sleeping Giant came together

Daniel Duford who was at MASS MoCA as part of the residency for Lawrence Goldhuber’s Sleeping Giant, blogged a bit about his experience here including illuminating photos of the set in progress and thoughts about the challenges of painting a backdrop.

Posted September 2, 2008 by MASS MoCA
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If you loved our Bollywood Dance Party, check this out

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On Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th at 7:30pm Dance Dhamaka, Williams College‘s Indian Dance troupe, presents Legally Brown: A politically conscious Bollywood dance show at Williams College ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. Dance Dhamaka is over 30 people strong and since 2006, has presented annual full length shows modeled on traditional Bollywood movies. This year’s show, Legally Brown, promises to follow in the footsteps of Bombay in My Soul and Brokeback Bollywood to surprise audiences with spectacular choreography, vibrant costumes, and lots of melodrama.Reserve tickets at 413 597 2425 or buy them in person at the Box Office.

Posted March 28, 2008 by MASS MoCA
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Collaboration in the air

There are few things that are more exciting than seeing some of our favorite performing artists collaborate together to create a new song, theater work, dance piece, or a combination of all of the above. Trickpony, showing here on March 8th, is one of those collaborations. Outstanding performers ballerina Sally Rousse and aerialist Chelsea Bacon combine thier specialties to create an amazing piece of performance art that can only be described a genre bending. This is one collabrotive effort we encourage you not to miss.

Read the Albany Times Union story about Trickpony and its collaborators.

Posted March 6, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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Dance Dance

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If you missed the latest DJ Rekha’s Boston Globe recomnended event in Cambridge, don’t fret. Put on your dancing shoes and head on over to the Bollywood Dance Party on February 9 at 8 PM for another chance to hear this great DJ spin a combination of music with an intense beat: hip hop, rap, reggae, ragga, rock, soul and global dance hits.

Posted January 31, 2008 by Brittany Bishop
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Tell us about it!

We would love to know what you have to say about MASS MoCA. What did you think of the latest exhibition, event or performance? Write a review of anything and everything relating to MASS MoCA and then send it to me at bbishop@massmoca.org. We’ll pick visitor reviews to share on the blog. Please title all e-mails Patron Review and indicate whether we can post your review on our website.

Cheers,

Brittany

Posted November 29, 2007 by Brittany Bishop
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We heart our interns!

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It takes a lot of brawn and brain to be an intern, especially one at MASS MoCA. I am fairly convinced that our interns are superheroes (and I’m not just saying that because I used to be one.) MASS MoCA interns not only help us put up successful exhibitions, and put on amazing shows, but also help us keep the museum functioning on a day-to-day basis. Did you get a postcard in the mail from MASS MoCA about an upcoming show? An intern might have designed the postcard, an intern might have stuck your address label that postcard, an intern might go to the airport and pick up the performing artist you are invited to see, an intern might  help set up the seats you are sitting in to enjoy that performance, an intern might sell  you your ticket to the show or the galleries, and an intern might have done research on the artist whose work you can view in the galleries.

One of the things I love about our interns is that no matter what crazy task we ask them to help us with they are still full of energy and life and overall just glad to be here. For example look at the photos posted here of Emily (the marketing intern who will be posting her own additions to the blog occasionally) and Aimee (one of the performing arts interns.) I walked into the museum this morning to find them dancing energetically in the courtyard. Perhaps they were feeling inspired by the David Neumann work-in-progress they saw this past weekend or maybe they are preparing their moves to show off to the Armitage Gone! Dance company when they arrive later this week, but either way they looked like they were having a ball. And later when I asked them to repeat their show for the camera they not only performed again but, incredibly, with even more energy. Which is just more proof that our interns rock!

We are currently searching for interns to help us out during the 2008 winter/spring season. If you would like to join our team for a season please visit the page linked above and apply now. The application deadline is November 1, 2007.

Cheers,

Brittany

P.S. Only 16 more days until the Teenage Prayers.

Posted October 4, 2007 by Brittany Bishop
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