MOCA (Museum of Modern Art), 265 S. Church Ave. (west of Stone Ave.) Tucson
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30pm — extremely limited seating
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00pm
$27.00 Reserved Seating
Artifact Dance Project opens the season with an innovative and unique adaptation of George Orwell’s famous short novel, Animal Farm. Performed inside MOCA (Tucson’s Museum of Contemporary Art), Animal Farm is an art installation of movement and music portraying one of society’s most famous and controversial narratives.
Buy tickets $27 reserved seating at http://artifactdanceproject.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=5286
Carolyn’s note: Happy to see this novel adapted into a dance project. Orwell was (and still is) one of my favorite authors, being as I was married in the ominous year of 1984. I just re-read this short novel, first written in 1945, about farm animals driving out their owner/master and farm hands, setting up their own Animalism “government”on the farm, with 7 commandments (one declaring that “all animals are equal”). Over the years the animals become led by the “smarter” ones, the pigs (with cruel Leader Napoleon, guarded by a pack of dogs), who create arduous work for all the rest of the animals. Although the animals have to fight off the outside human enemies (armed with guns), it seems that conditions aren’t really better on Animal Farm, and memories fade as to what exactly life was like before under human rule. The sheep on the farm are similar to the “sheeple” in our society. This powerful, insidious, totalitarian story resonates just as well today, as it did in post-war England.