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Paola Prestini

Composer Paola Prestini’s latest work, “Oceanic Verses,” captures migratory patterns in Italy — the result of its own journey through the time and culture of that country, as well as Prestini’s own experiences. The piece follows the stories of four archetypal characters as they make their ways across Italy and along the Mediterranean Sea. At center is a scholar, who […]

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Ain Gordon

Writer and director Ain Gordon’s work has often been preoccupied with the past, but his stage production, “Not What Happened,” focuses as much on a direct thematic line between what was and what is. “Not What Happened” will be performed Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m., at Mass MoCA. Gordon’s work captures the experiences of two women separated by time. […]

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Maya Beiser

A 10-day residency at Mass MoCA will result in the debut of a portion of cellist Maya Beiser’s cello opera, which investigates the end of the world through a multi-media surrealist lens. Beiser’s “Elsewhere,” to be performed Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m., promises to be an electric and mysterious mix of dance, video, music and poetry, inspired by apocalyptic […]

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John Hodgman

Writer/ comedian John Hodgman claims to be an expert in many things, and it’s this claim, rather than the reality of it, that has garnered attention. Hodgman certainly has the air of being an expert. He turned this into a successful career when he noticed that appearing to be an expert was all it took to be considered one. “I […]

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David Levine ‘Habit’

David Levine’s “Habit” turns the idea of viewing a play inside out by blurring the lines of where performances take place and how they are viewed by an audience. In the performance, a three actor play unfolds over 90-minutes in a floating ranch house that allows audience members to peek in on the action at any given moment from any […]

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Todd Reynolds

Violinist Todd Reynolds is well known for his work with Bang On A Can and ETHEL. As a solo artist, he brings music into the 21st century, melding it with digital technology and creating events that transcend the traditional concert setting. His show at Mass MoCA on Saturday, “Still Life with Microphone V. 10.5,” is merely the latest incarnation of […]

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Cynthia Hopkins

Performer Cynthia Hopkins has found that her mode of artistic expression may well be the best therapy — not for her ailing father but for herself. Her father, John, a former school teacher, is battling with Parkinson’s disease — he currently lives in a New Hampshire nursing home. Hopkins will perform her solo show, “The Truth: A Tragedy,” at Mass […]

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Jennifer Miller/Circus Amok

Performer Jennifer Miller takes two different formats — political theater and traditional circus — and mixes them up in one ring for people of all types to enjoy. “It’s a big spectacle,” said Miller, “and it’s in a ring and it has a big band — and I’m the ringmaster.” Miller helms Circus Amok, a New York City-based performance troupe […]

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