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Two performers dancing on a black stage wearing white and yellow costumes.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Marshall Choreography. Photography by Tony Tuner.


Ruin Dance Performance

Choreographer Kyle Marshall reacts to the work of Henri Matisse, inspired by our current exhibition Matisse in the 1930s, in a dance entitled Ruin.

This performance explores body percussion, our physical relationship to sound, natural rhythms, and elemental human ritual. Through the magic of kinetic sonic devices, the performers source the ground and the air for sound in real time. Ruin is a reflection on the echoes of history, the dynamic cycles of human civilization, and the syncopation of modern life.

Schedule of Performances

Friday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Sunday, January 22, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Ruin is commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Matisse in the 1930s. Education and public programs for Matisse in the 1930s made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Additional support for Ruin provided by the Monira Foundation at MANA CONTEMPORARY.

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