Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Check out Chunky Move at Mass MoCA this weekend!

This coming weekend while you are visiting the 1896 House, check out the fantastic shows by Chunky Move at MASS MoCA. Have dinner Saturday night at the 6' House Pub before the show or catch lunch before the show on Sunday. Less then 15 minutes from the Inn, get directions at http://g.co/maps/5upp8

Combine your visit with a spin through the MASS MoCA galleries http://www.massmoca.org/. Special combo ticket Chunky Move + galleries just $32. Galleries open 11 - 7:30on Saturday and 11 - 5 on Sunday with lots of great art  

Australia’s leading contemporary dance company, Chunky Move, presents their newest work Connected, a collaboration of choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and visual artist Reuben Margolin who is known for large kinetic sculptures that move and morph. In Connected, the airborne sculpture made of wood, recycled plastic, paper, and steel is built in front of us as the dance unfolds, and has been described by dance critic Deborah Jowitt as “the most compelling presence onstage.”

On their last US tour under the direction of company founder and longtime artistic director Gideon Obarzanek, Chunky Move, Australia’s “biggest and most successful contemporary dance export” (Edinburgh International Festival) comes to MASS MoCA.

In 2008 Chunky Move received Best Dance Work for Glow and Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production for Mortal Engine at the Live Performance Australia Helpmann Awards. In 2009, Mortal Engine received an Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Hybrid Arts category.

Buy tickets online http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2324&event_val=CHUN&schedule=list (show only)  $39 premium / $29 orchestra / $25 mezzanine at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 87 Marshall Street. 413-662-2111 or call the Box Office at 413 664 4481.

Check out their website at: http://www.chunkymove.com/