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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Exhibition Detail
Here / Not There: Everyone is a Bathing Beauty (Bugsby Berkeley dance number)
Curated by: Tricia Van Eck
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


July 27th, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Performance
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> DESCRIPTION

Drawing from George Bernard Shaw's classic play Pygmalion, with a Busby Berkeley twist, visitors may perform in short, scripted scenes playing the role of Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, or a supporting character. On July 27, at 7 pm, a large-scale Busby Berkeley dance scene utilizing audience members is performed and filmed on the MCA Plaza. During the week, audience members are invited to act and are given cards with a description of a scene, along with a minimal costume that represents the character. Scenes are edited by Duguid and presented the following day on television monitors in the gallery, culminating in a finished work. By the end of the week, the silent movie features numerous visitors acting as Higgins' and Doolittle's of varying age, gender, race, and physical appearances.


Tues, July 27: 5-8 pm Film shoot: Bugsby Berkeley dance number

Here/Not There is curated by MCA Associate Curator Tricia Van Eck in coordination with the MCA Convergence team comprised of members of the curatorial, performance, education, and marketing departments.

 


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