A new MFA series brings dance into the galleries

It starts on Jan. 30.

The William I. Koch Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in Sept. 2012.
The William I. Koch Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in Sept. 2012. –Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts Ann and Graham Gund Gallery will soon be imbued with kinetic energy.

A new MFA series titled “Dance in the Galleries” will do just as it promises — bring movement works into museum space. Jenny Oliver, the program’s choreographer-in-residence, and Connections Dance Theater, her company, will survey the MFA’s “Ansel Adams in Our Time” exhibit through dance.

“This residency [at the MFA] allows me to view my choreography from the vantage point of mapping and landscaping,” reads a quote from Oliver on the MFA website. “Fusing the environmental motifs of Adams’ work with our choreographic language, we hope to create space for viewers to generate their own narrative from these themes.”


Performances will take place within the exhibit. The work will premiere on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., followed by performances each Wednesday evening through Feb. 20. The showing is free with museum admission.

Dance in the Galleries: Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theater; Wednesdays from Jan. 30 – Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; free with museum admission; all ages.


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