Motion Theater examines the theatrical event from the perspective of composition in a performance workshop. Studio exercises address the process of developing a theatrical work through an internalized understanding of compositional principles in theater. Examines physical action in time and space. Includes outside readings, videos, short essays, and in-class discussions. Provides the performer, director, choreographer, designer or writer opportunities to engage with large and small group ensembles in creation of theatrical events. Topics include image, motion, shape, repetition, gesture, and spatial relationship. Preference to majors, minors, concentrators. Admittance may be controlled by lottery. Fall 2016 was taught by Jay Scheib.
Video by MIT student Marisa Nienberg '16 as part of 21W.749, Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
As part of the Charter Day Celebration concert from April 2, 2016, Senior Lecturer Charles Shadle wrote a new work, Nocturne: On the River, to commemorate the Institute’s move from Boston to Cambridge. This world premiere performance also included historical photographs dating from around 1916.
MIT Symphony Orchestra performs Jean Sibelius’ Symphony no. 2.
Recorded October 18, 2014
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Händel's Messiah Webcast