“Animal Farm” dance performance at MOCA


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.

One response to ““Animal Farm” dance performance at MOCA

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Review in Tucson Weekly on Animal Farm performance: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/dance-unlimited/Content?oid=7302445

    Heard that all performances are sold out.