Conceived and choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Narration and route by Maira Kalman
An entirely original and moving new work commissioned by MetLiveArts, The Museum Workout
is the result of a collaboration between today's most clever and daring artists and innovators, the contemporary American dance company Monica Bill Barnes & Company, and writer/illustrator, Maira Kalman. For this multi-disciplinary work, a small group of audience-participants embark on a physical and interactive journey through The Met in the morning-hours, before it opens to the public. Through constant movement, exercises, and light stretching, led by choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and dance partner Anna Bass (wearing sequined dresses and tennis shoes), participants experience an awakening to their surroundings unlike any other Museum tour. Connecting with the art and the overwhelming power of the galleries by activating one's own body and mind makes this new work so radical. Kalman selects the art work visited along the tour and the Workout
soundtrack mixes her recorded voice with Disco and Motown hits.
See other dates throughout Jan and Feb.
Tickets to this event include Museum admission.
A MetLiveArts Commission.
This program is made possible by The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the One World Fund.
Above: The Museum Workout photo by Paula Lobo