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Our Mission*

The mission of AMOC*, founded in 2017 by Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, is to build and share a body of collaborative work. As a group of dancers, singers, musicians, writers, directors, composers, choreographers, and producers united by a core set of values, AMOC* artists pool their resources to create new pathways that connect creators and audiences in surprising and visceral ways.

“Everything for AMOC* is sacred in that it needs to perform at the highest level, but nothing is so sacred that it can’t be rethought musically, socially, racially, sexually, theatrically, physically.”

Events*

PERFORMANCE ON FILM: AMOC* responds to Jenny Holzer’s DEMENTED WORDS

Hauser & Wirth 542 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

On September 10th, 2022, AMOC* offered a reactive musical performance to celebrate the long-anticipated opening of Jenny Holzer’s DEMENTED WORDS at Hauser & Wirth in New York City. They participated in the exhibition opening under the halo of Holzer’s WTF (2022)—a swinging electronic sign juxtaposing tweets posted by Donald Trump and by Q, leader of the QAnon conspiracy. On July 12th, 2024, Hauser & Wirth will revisit a filmed version of the piece as part of the 'Performance on Film' summer series.

ROME IS FALLING

Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Rome was one of the greatest civilizations in the world; yet, like all empires, it fell. Why, and how? The story is a mixture of politics, betrayal, immigration, religion, climate, pandemic, natural disaster, xenophobia, and bad luck (in short, everything human, and everything we face today). Rome is Falling, an opera composed by American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*) member Doug Balliett, is a zany lesson on the absurdity of what can happen when powerful people lose power. In his ever-prescient, ever-joyful way, Balliett brings audiences of all ages on a musical journey through a world that includes lollipops, a ridiculous number of characters, and an emperor with a chicken fetish.

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