COMMUNITY

 

RESIDENCY: Run AMOC! at Harvard University / Cambridge, MA
February 23 - March 3, 2018

In the 2018 spring semester, twelve AMOC artists participated in a nine-day, student-immersive, teaching and performance residency in over twenty venues across the Harvard campus. This was the first intensive inter-disciplinary residency of its kind at the university. The Office for the Arts and Office of the Dean of Arts & Humanities spearheaded the partnering of dozens of entities, including the Harvard Innovation Labs (iLab), Harvard Ed Portal, Music Department, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, and ten undergraduate student Houses.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

RUN AMOC! CABARET / OBERON THEATER
February 24

Performances included:
KEIR GOGWILT (violin), COLEMAN ITZKOFF (cello), and MATTHEW AUCOIN (piano) in works composed by Aucoin;

EMI FERGUSON (flute), OR SCHRAIBER (dance), DAVÓNE TINES (bass-baritone), JULIA EICHTEN (dance), and JONNY ALLEN (percussion) in music ranging from the French Baroque through Iannis Xenakis's energetic percussion piece Rebonds.

LISTENING TO TOM-TOM / SCHLESINGER LIBRARY
February 26

Led by Lucy Caplan ’12, this workshop featured a performance by AMOC bass-baritone Davóne Tines of excerpts from Tom-Tom, an opera by author, musicologist and composer Shirley Graham Du Bois (wife of W.E.B. Du Bois AB 1890, PhD 1895). A post-performance discussion, moderated by Radcliffe Institute Fellow Chad Williams, delved into Tom-Tom's complex representations of race, gender, and history, as well as the challenges and possibilities that arise in performing this musical work today.

THE ART OF COLLABORATION / HARVARD i-LAB
February 28

A high energy, artistic and interactive exploration of what it means and takes to collaborate, the essential task in building any new start-up venture. AMOC artists and Harvard faculty, students, and administrators held this lively exchange at the Harvard i-Lab, a university-wide center and for students exploring innovation and entrepreneurship.

AMOC IN ALLSTON / HARVARD ED PORTAL
March 2

AMOC artists invited Allston-Brighton residents to share an evening of music, dance, and creation at the Harvard Ed Portal, a space of learning and gathering fostered by Harvard University, the City of Boston, the Harvard Allston Task Force, and members of the community.

CLOSING CELEBRATION / WINTHROP (STUDENT HOUSE) COMMON ROOM
March 3

A festive, all-campus gathering during which students, community members, and AMOC artists performed delights of music, dance, and readings for and alongside each other.

INQUIRIES
CATH BRITTAN / CATH@RUNNINGAMOC.ORG

 

Image credit: Lance Oppenheim