Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay, Ben Hoyle, Marisa Waddle, and Christopher Weaver with the Neave Trio

Dancing About Architecture

Dancing About Architecture: A Performance after Georges Perec's Species of Spaces is the final performance of the Space/Dance Studio, organized as one of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy on occasion of the 150th anniversary of architecture education at MIT.

December 18, 2018, 11 AM
Room 7-429 

Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay, Ben Hoyle, Marisa Waddle, Christopher Weaver with the Neave Trio

Direction and Choreography:
Richard Colton and Mark Jarzombek

Visual Design:
Guy Bigland


Space/Dance Studio explores the possibilities of dance within the interpretative language of Georges Perec. Student work, in collaboration with Professor Jarzombek, will be guided by the renowned choreographer, Richard Colton, with music provided by the acclaimed Neave Trio. The final project will be a performance by students with the Neave Trio.

Richard Colton is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Co Lab: Process + Performance at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.  Co Lab supports the development of collaborative work between visual artists, dance makers, writers and contemporary composers. Richard was a leading performer from 1972-89 with Twyla Tharp Dance, American Ballet Theater, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, and the City Center Joffrey Ballet. His early performing at Judson Dance Theater with the James Waring Dance Company was a formative experience, and his love for experimentation in the arts was born there. Richard, in collaboration with Amy Spencer, is a four-time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Outstanding Choreography Award.

Neave Trio was formed in 2010 and consists of violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura. The group has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums’ Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia).h Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2016” roundups, writing, “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going,” and “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.” In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence.

Alexandre Beaudouin-Mackay, Ben Hoyle, Marisa Waddle, and Christopher Weaver with the Neave Trio