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John Jasperse Company

Mar 18–19, 2005


This intriguing new work by one of the most acclaimed young American choreographers challenges how we focus our perceptions and hopes. John Jasperse returns to the MCA with a layered and suggestive dance that shifts between chaos and order, set amidst a massive floating sculpture by Chicago based architect Ammar Eloueini and includes music by Jonathan Bepler. Using California as a state of mind defined by both promise and crisis—the gold rush and the dot-com bust; the land of plenty and of fault lines—he delves into what it means when things go wrong, and when what we expect to happen, doesn’t.

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This project is supported by an award from National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Ford Foundation.