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EMPIRE (Art & Politics)

Oct 2–3, 2010


Superamas, Empire. Photo by: Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

Part of the MCA Global Stage series.

Genuinely witty, subtly surreal conceptualism. – DanceEurope

One of Europe’s most celebrated young theater companies, Superamas re-enacts a Napoleonic battle and plays upon the subjective nature of how stories are spun to control popular opinion. This startling, often hilarious meta-narrative explores how power in the art world has parallels in politics.


Program Notes

About the Artists:
Vienna and Paris-based performance company Superamas broke out internationally with their first theatrical production, Building, in 1999. Since then, the company has performed in a variety of different international cities including Berlin, Paris, and Frankfurt. EMPIRE (Art & Politics) is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Luc Tuymans.


Support for this performance is generously provided by Etant donnés: the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) and the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Chicago. Additional support is provided by the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC.

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