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On Stage: Resonance

Mar 28–May 11, 2024

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Each spring the MCA presents a suite of performances that are shaped by a rigorous curatorial theme reflecting our contemporary moment. The 2024 series focuses on the concept of “resonance,” and features works by four artists who explore the physicality of sound and voice: Anna Martine Whitehead, Samita Sinha, Laura Ortman, and 7NMS | Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders.

These performances question how sound resonates in, through, and out of the body. How does an individual voice their lived experience in society with sonorous force? How does sound reverberate in the space between oneself and others? Engaging with themes of futurity, grief, empathy, and spiritual becoming, these four performances invite audiences to consider sound as an introspective force for greater understanding, compassion, and change.

Resonance is organized by Tara Aisha Willis, former Curator in Performance, with Laura Paige Kyber, Assistant Curator of Performance.

All performances have wheelchair seating available.

Accessibility services are available for Saturday performances. View individual events for more information or contact the Box Office at (312) 397-4010.

Hear from Laura Paige Kyber, Assistant Curator of Performance, about On Stage: Resonance.

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Lead support for the 2023-24 season of MCA Performance and Public Programs is provided by Elizabeth A. Liebman.

Generous support is provided by Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro, Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation, N.A., Trustee; Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch; Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund; and an anonymous donor.

Additional generous support is provided by Diane Kahan and Anne L. Kaplan.

The MCA is a proud member of the Museums in the Park and receives major support from the Chicago Park District.