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Music for Modernist Shapes: Reimagining Spectodrama
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Asheville, NC
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Music for Modernist Shapes: Reimagining Spectodrama is an installation and performance by Martha McDonald inspired by Bauhaus alum Xanti Schawinskys 1936 theater piece made with students at Black Mountain College. The original performance included folded paper costumes, light projections and live music. McDonald and composer/multi-instrumentalist Laura Baird will activate McDonalds installation of objects and paper costumes in a reimagined staging of Schawinskys Spectodrama, conjuring the memory of this little-known work from the experimental colleges rich performance history.

Music for Modernist Shapes features an original score by Baird, which draws on archival scores from Schawinskys performance collaborations with Black Mountain College music teacher John Evarts, avant garde music from 1936 and Appalachian folk songs from the Black Mountain region.

Seating is limited.

This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition ACTIVE ARCHIVE: Martha McDonald which received generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

$5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members
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Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (View)
69 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
On BPT Since: Feb 16, 2011
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
(828) 350-8484

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