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  • Collaboration with Choreographer Maria Gillespie

    Choreographer Maria Gillespie presents Tangible Space, a performance and movement installation, in collaboration with artist Sonja Thomsen, and in response to the notions and materials of Thomsen’s site-specific exhibition, in the space of elsewhere. Dancers inhabit and activate Thomsen’s multilevel installation, which extends vertically from MMoCA’s ground-floor lobby and up the building’s iconic, three-story glass windows. Much like Thomsen’s work heightens awareness of our surroundings, Gillespie’s choreography similarly calls attention to the materiality of touch, the rootedness of presence, and the of movement light. The dancers’ expansive gestures compose a kinesphere that is elusive and ephemeral, yet still maintains a presence that is achieved through witnessing and reflecting the movements of others inhabiting the space.

    Performers include Milwaukee-based choreographer Maria Gillespie with performers Emily Bartsch and Joelle Worm, and cellist Pat Reinholz.  Platform sculptures are by Chicago-based artist Mike Rea.

    Admission to these events is free.  Visitors are encouraged to move through the installation and view the performance from the multiple levels.

    Friday September 29, 7:00pm

    Friday October 13, 6:30pm -followed by an artist talk with Sonja and Maria