MoMA presents Massacre: Variations on a Theme, a major new performance commission by Alexandra Bachzetsis. Comprising choreography for three dancers and a musical composition for two pianos, Bachzetsis’s performance positions the female body as a technological form caught between animism and automatism, with a physical and visual vocabulary drawn from tarantism, classic Northern Soul dancing, Dada and Surrealism, and the movements of pioneering figures in dance, including Trisha Brown and Simone Forti.
Massacre consists of a video installation on view during regular Museum hours, and four ticketed live performances. Performance times are listed below, and tickets are available through Showclix.
Tuesday, January 24, 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 8:00 p.m.
Concept and choreography: Alexandra Bachzetsis
Performers: Simon Bucher, Mischa Cheung, Yumiko Funaya, Lenio Kaklea, and Alma Toaspern
Collaboration movement: Nuno Bizarro
Music and composition: Tobias Koch
Costume design: Cosima Gadient
Costume assistant: Yonatan Zohar
Costume painting: Margarita Bofiliou
Costume painting assistance: Sofia Simaki
Light design and technique: Patrik Rimann
Communication design: Julia Born
Video: Alexandra Bachzetsis in collaboration with Glen Fogel
Directed by Alexandra Bachzetsis and Glen Fogel
Edited by Glen Fogel
Performers featured in the video: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Clara Becker, Nuno Bizarro, Margarita Bofiliou, Simon Bucher, Mischa Cheung, Yumiko Funaya, Lenio Kaklea, Antria Kyriakidou, Tobias Koch, Patrik Rimann, Alexandra Rogovska, Alma Toaspern, Sotiris Vasiliou, Dimitra Vlachou, Yonatan Zohar, and Bree Zucker
Collaboration body painting: Margarita Bofiliou
Body painting assistance: Sofia Simaki and Antria Kyriakidou
Makeup and hair: Olga Patsiou
Video assistance: Pepi Levogianni and Andrew Kerton
Set runner: Romnick Palo
Production management: Clara Becker
Production assistant: Sotiris Vasiliou
Production: Association All Exclusive
Association management: Anna Geering
The artist gratefully acknowledges support from Kooperative Fördervereinbarung between Stadt Zürich, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia-Schweizer Kulturstiftung, GGG Basel, and Jubiläumsstiftung Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank.
Massacre: Variations on a Theme was co-produced with Kaserne Basel and Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich.
Tuesday, January 24,8:00 p.m.Floor 2, Marron AtriumThe Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, January 25,8:00 p.m.Floor 2, Marron AtriumThe Museum of Modern Art
Friday, January 27,10:00 p.m.Floor 2, Marron AtriumThe Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, January 28,8:00 p.m.Floor 2, Marron AtriumThe Museum of Modern Art