Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: MCA Announces their STAGE 2010/11 Season.

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Redmoon Theater, The Astronaut’s Birthday. Photos provided by Artist.

Theater, Dance, Music Remixed at MCA Stage Series.

The MCA is working to make itself the top multidisciplinary destination in the country. Their ambitious stage series for the 2010/11-season goes a long way in accomplishing their vision.  With ticket prices ranging from free to $30, with special discounts for students and multi-ticket purchases, one can treat themselves to some of the finest experimental dance, theater, music and multimedia performances available anywhere.  In addition, MCA is encouraging spectators to stick around the museum, relax, eat and enjoy a drink.  In this regard, they are inaugurating a new Saturday Speakeasy Series.

The Astronaut’s Birthday.

MCA is kicking off their season with an exciting new public art spectacle by Redmoon Theater, The Astronaut’s Birthday. Inspired by science fiction films from the 1950s and the golden age of comic books, the performance begins as an astronaut floating in space decides to make one final transmission to Earth.  Employing creative new technologies, live performers and hand-illustrated shadow imagery, the audience can view 80-foot-tall pages turning like a physical comic book on the MCA’ fa├žade.  September 9 through September 26, 2010.

Other performances in MCA’s 2010/11 STAGE SEASON series include:

ICE: Roots & Return (September 11).

Superamas (October 2-3).

Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes with MAVerick Ensemble (October 6-10).

Sankai Juku (October 20, Harris Theater).

Big Dance Theater (November 4,6, and 7).

Stew and The Negro Problem with Heidi Rodewald (November 12-13).

Creative Music Summit (November 12-13).

JASC Tsukasa Taiko (December 19).

Betontanc and Umka LV (January 14-16).

Eighth blackbird: PowerFUL (January 22).

Every house has a door (February 9-13).

ICE: John Luther Adams (February 26).

Abbey Theatre of Irdland (March 2-6).

Trisha Brown Dance Company (April 15-17).

ICE: ICE Lab (June 4).


For more information check out the Museum of Contemporary Art’s website or call the MCA Box Office at 312 397 4010.

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