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A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ART
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects “act” better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? Join us for a new collaboration between the Theatre Department and Williams College Museum of Art that aims to investigate the history (and histrionics) of performance art. Accompanied by the gallery exhibition Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance—featuring art objects that “perform”—A People’s History of Performance Artconjures a series of tableaux-vivants (living pictures) based on iconic photographs of archival performance art works by artists such as Yves Klein, Carolee Schneemann, Chris Burden, Yoko Ono, Adrian Piper, Tehching Hsieh, and Marina Abramovic. Reversing the dichotomy of performance as “live” and objects as “dead,” A People’s History of Performance Artflips the script to reveal how art can sometimes seem more alive than people. 62 Center
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'PASSING STRANGE'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department will kick off this year’s theatrical season with “Passing Strange,” a comedy-drama, rock musical about black identity in America, in MCLA’s Venable Theater. The production is the first of MCLA’s 2017-18 theatrical season, titled “We the People,” in response to last November’s presidential election and the nation’s political and social upheaval. “Passing Strange” will run through Sunday, Oct. 22. A panel discussion with the artists, students, faculty, as well as experts on race relations in America, will take place after the Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. performance, and a “Critical Response Session” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Both discussions will take place in Venable Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, go online.

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A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF PERFORMANCE ART
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
What’s the difference between theatre and performance art? When do objects “act” better than actors? Why is Kendall Jenner imitating Yoko Ono? Join us for a new collaboration between the Theatre Department and Williams College Museum of Art that aims to investigate the history (and histrionics) of performance art. Accompanied by the gallery exhibition Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance—featuring art objects that “perform”—A People’s History of Performance Artconjures a series of tableaux-vivants (living pictures) based on iconic photographs of archival performance art works by artists such as Yves Klein, Carolee Schneemann, Chris Burden, Yoko Ono, Adrian Piper, Tehching Hsieh, and Marina Abramovic. Reversing the dichotomy of performance as “live” and objects as “dead,” A People’s History of Performance Artflips the script to reveal how art can sometimes seem more alive than people. 62 Center
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'PASSING STRANGE'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department will kick off this year’s theatrical season with “Passing Strange,” a comedy-drama, rock musical about black identity in America, in MCLA’s Venable Theater. The production is the first of MCLA’s 2017-18 theatrical season, titled “We the People,” in response to last November’s presidential election and the nation’s political and social upheaval. “Passing Strange” will run through Sunday, Oct. 22. A panel discussion with the artists, students, faculty, as well as experts on race relations in America, will take place after the Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. performance, and a “Critical Response Session” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Both discussions will take place in Venable Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, go online.

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'PASSING STRANGE'
North Adams, 2 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department will kick off this year’s theatrical season with “Passing Strange,” a comedy-drama, rock musical about black identity in America, in MCLA’s Venable Theater. The production is the first of MCLA’s 2017-18 theatrical season, titled “We the People,” in response to last November’s presidential election and the nation’s political and social upheaval. “Passing Strange” will run through Sunday, Oct. 22. A panel discussion with the artists, students, faculty, as well as experts on race relations in America, will take place after the Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. performance, and a “Critical Response Session” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Both discussions will take place in Venable Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, go online.

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PARAMODERNITIES
Williamstown
Paramodernities is a multidisciplinary project. It is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performed alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works and artists within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenets of modern discourse—such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism—Paramodernities includes public discussions as inseparable parts of each installment. While at Williams, Yerushalmy will develop material for her installment devoted to Bob Fosse, as well as present the completed installments devoted to Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. The world premiere will take place at Jacob’s Pillow Dance during Festival 2018. This is a work-in-progress. 62 Center
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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THE WOLVES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In our production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves, directed by Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence Shayok Misha Chowdhury, the CenterStage transforms into an indoor soccer field. Somewhere in suburban America, a girls’ soccer team dribbles and scrimmages, their voices echoing off the high ceiling. They are claiming territory, cleats digging into the AstroTurf. This play is a shout; an all-female cast navigates the pitfalls and ferocious possibilities of adolescent womanhood. How do we speak our world into being? 62 Center
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PACHEDU
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
You are invited to join the Dance Department for Pachedu, our annual (F)all concert. Pachedu, meaning “among ourselves” in the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, features all-department ensembles, including CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and The Zambezi Marimba Band, performing repertoire and new works in progress. 62 Center
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