American Repertory Theater + American Modern Opera Company

Run AMOC Festival: A Study on Effort

December 15—17, 2017
Harvard Dance Center

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From American Repertory Theater + American Modern Opera Company

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.

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

Part of the Run AMOC! Festival


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Harvard Dance Center
60 Garden Street, Cambridge

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