Replica Opens At Arsht And Moca

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The Adrienne Arsht Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will host the premiere of REPLICA, a multi-disciplinary exhibit sponsored by Knight Foundation and composed of work by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, Judith Sanchez Ruiz and Taiwanese dancer CC Chang. The work will be performed… over two days and in two unique settings.

According to Jonah Bokaer, REPLICA is a production that examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The work melds the worlds of dance, sculpture, and visual art; and has evolved into a multi-dimensional work incorporating sets, objects, lighting, video, and still images to create intriguing visual illusions. Arsham, Bokaer, and Chang all appear on stage, creating situations that could not veritably exist, suggesting another imaginary dimension beyond the vivid 3-D performance they inhabit.

REPLICA is a collaboration that began in 2007 when Bokaer and Arsham met during a Merce in Miami premiere performance at the Arsht Center. Eventually, Cuban-born choreographer, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, joined the collaboration and infused the work with her geometric, architectural choreography. Ruiz was recently selected by Dance Magazine as one of the 25 dancers to watch in 2010.

The Arsht Center will host the full theatrical production, which will employ built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to create the illusion of an expanded space through the use of video and/or still images. (See below.) At MOCA, REPLICA will be performed in an intimate museum setting. With original commissioned music by ARP/Alexis Georgopoulos, REPLICA envisions a world full of imagination, movement and sound. November 12, 2010 at 8 p.m. Carnival Studio Theater in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House. Tickets for REPLICA at the Arsht Center are $25, and may be purchased through the Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. November 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. Tickets for REPLICA at the Museum of Contemporary Art are $10 for MOCA members, North Miami residents and City of North Miami employees; $15 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased by calling (305) 893-6211.