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Goat Island
The Lastmaker

Mar 27 – Apr 6, 2008


The Chicago ensemble Goat Island performs its final work after more than 20 years as a company. Showcasing the group’s signature style of physically demanding choreography, The Lastmaker was inspired by the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which was built as a Byzantine church, converted to an Islamic mosque, and now functions as a museum. The project examines how places hold different identities over time or, as collaborator Judd Morrissey puts it, “as spaces that have housed multiple histories.” Goat Island was last seen at the MCA in 1997 during the first season of performing arts programming.

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
No late seating

The Last Performance
The Last Performance is a web-based writing, archiving, and text-visualization project created by Judd Morrissey to evolve alongside the creation and performance of The Lastmaker. The work is being collectively authored by Goat Island, invited artists and critics, the Goat Island community-at-large, and you.


Program Notes