// Upcoming

'Old North' Virtual Premiere

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/  Inspired by the architecture, history, and community of Boston’s oldest church known for its role in the American Revolution, a group of artists and dancers inhabit a site that is both a national park and a parish. For one year they follow the site’s daily rhythms, and offer slight alterations of actions and practices traditionally embedded in the space. In the final months, they document their embodied research, inviting participation and play from their friends, peers, clergy, congregation, park staff, and tour groups. Although filmed in 2019, a foreshadowing emerges that touches on the personal and communal, the public and the private, the past and the present. Old North is an introspective portrait of a sacred and civic space, paired with music by Andrew Bird and held together like a poem. 

Streaming every Sunday in February:        

  • Sunday, February 6

  • Sunday, February 13

  • Sunday, February 20 – public celebration and reception at 7pm EST

  • Sunday, February 27

 

Created by Sue Murad and Jenna Pollack

Produced by Reciprocity Collaborative

70 minutes

Free

\\ Previous Work

 

U.S. State Department - Embassy to Colombia

\ Arts Envoy in residence virtually summer-fall 2021 (rescheduled from 2020) at the University of Caldas in

      collaboration with the Colombian-American Center of Manizales

    - Dramaturgical Assistant for 'Hombre Flor' at Festival de Manizales

    - Visiting Lecturer in Choreography

    - Presentation 'A Working Dramaturgy of Engineering in Performance' at 2020 Festival Internacional de la

    Imagen in partnership with University of Caldas and Encuentros Manizales

The Yard

\   Boston Schoenberg Residency: August 17 - 31, 2021

     Read the Yard's profile and press release here

This project continues a long love for The Yard. In thinking about this moment of change for the organization, I was reminded that it will soon also celebrate a lineage of 50 years. I have become fascinated by the move from Tabor House Road to Middle Road, with the tales of Patricia's corralling vision, with the legacy of the vineyard community. I'm thinking about how engaging with broad notions of place and space in this project may be of utility to The Yard's future - how can we celebrate the campus as a collection of memories and people, as well as architecture? How do we engage the archives as a practice of the future? How do artists hold the layered, complex, and sometimes contradictory identities of the organization in residence?

   

The 2021 summer teams:

Trailers and Features (click to jump)

 

DANCE

THEATER: Choreography, Movement Direction, and Site Specific

 

\\  Who is Eartha Mae, Bridge Repertory Theater

 

UNIVERSITIES: Theater and Dance

 

YARDWORK: The Yard's interactive, virtual artmaking prompt Summer 2020 (link)