The Museum of Modern Art presents Alexandra Bachzetsis’s Massacre: Variations on a Theme
The Museum of Modern Art presents Alexandra Bachzetsis’s Massacre: Variations on a Theme, a new performance commission consisting of a video installation on view during regular Museum hours, and four ticketed live performances, taking place on the evenings of January 24, 25, 27, and 28. Comprising choreography for three dancers and a musical composition for two pianos, Bachzetsis’s performance takes the form of a feverish interchange between violent physical movement and excessive mechanical repetition, with a physical and visual vocabulary drawn from a variety of sources: Tarantism, classic Northern Soul dancing, and Surrealist imagery.
Tickets for the performances are $12 and can be purchased on ShowClix starting December 16. Massacre: Variations on a Theme is commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is organized by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, with Giampaolo Bianconi, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art, and produced by Lizzie Gorfaine, Performance Producer, with Kate Scherer, Assistant Performance Coordinator.
January 24, 2017End Date
January 28, 2017Hours
08:00 PM - 10:00 PMAddress
MoMA 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019Event Type