A Study on Effort
Friday, December 15 at 7:30PM & Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3PM
A Study On Effort

Part of the Run AMOC! Festival

This performance contains nudity and is suitable for ages 18+.

Conceived by Bobbi Jene Smith
Featuring Bobbi Jene Smith and Keir GoGwilt

A Study on Effort explores connections between sound, body, and duration. An hour-long dialogue between dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (formerly of Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company and subject of Bobbi Jene, the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2017 award winner for Best Documentary) and violinist Keir GoGwilt (soloist with the Chinese National Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago, and others; Harvard ’13), the piece transposes different physical and emotional tasks between music and movement, finding pleasure at the boundaries of the two artistic disciplines.

A Study on Effort was originally conceived by Bobbi Jene Smith in 2014 and has since had showings at Studio Varda, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Gibney Dance, and the Israel Museum. In 2016, Smith and GoGwilt collaborated on a new version of the show, which has been presented at the 2016 Luminato Festival in Toronto and PS 122's COIL Festival in 2017.

 

Performers
Dancer Bobbi Jene Smith
Violinist Keir GoGwilt
Creative team
Choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith
The newly formed American Modern Opera Company, AMOC, won't ever be a typical opera company. No home. No subscribers. No overhead. Just artists. Artists looking for a way to capture their own voice, and do it authentically, with adequate preparation, and—perhaps most importantly—in collaboration, with a fluid notion of art forms and their intersection.

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces that it will present the inaugural Run AMOC! Festival, performed by the new American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) December 15 – 18, 2017.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25. Discounts are available when purchasing tickets to multiple festival events.

Venue

66 Garden Street
(Corner of Garden Street and Linnaean Street)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Age Appropriateness

This performance contains nudity and is suitable for ages 18+.