Enjoy spirited performances and interpretations inspired by contemporary art.

Keep checking back as MMoCA adds to this expanding collection of a wide array of performances.

Film still from The Greying Rainbow courtesy of Transitory Sound and Movement Collective
Transitory Sound and Movement Collective: The Greying Rainbow

Premiering here on July 17 at 2 pm, Transitory Sound and Movement Collective will present The Greying Rainbow, a  film-based project that explores three representations of a single character. An ever-evolving group of musicians, dancers, spoken-word performers, and visual artists, Transitory Sound and Movement Collective develops experiential, multidisciplinary projects and has shifted to create immersive performances for camera during the pandemic. Learn more about TSMC here.


Watch The Greying Rainbow
Photo by Darren Lee.
Performance Series
Lift Every Voice: by Madison Ballet

Madison Ballet’s new film series, Lift Every Voice, is the company’s first digital dance production focused on elevating the work of emerging Black choreographers. Choreographers Kia Smith, Rachelle Fochs, and Jacob Ashley are each paired with a filmmaker to bring a new work to life in the three short films. The series was filmed on location at MMoCA and includes Mercy, choreographed by Rachelle Fochs, Ethos of Force, choreographed by Kia Smith, and La Vie En (Ode to Serendipity), choreographed by Jacob Ashley. Learn more about the choreographers here.

Photo by Darren Lee.

perspective is (past/present/future) tense: screendance work by Li Chiao-Ping

Four dancers, whose rainbow-colored costumes are in tune with the art installation surrounding them, have turned MMoCA’s glass icon into their stage. The performance created by Li Chiao-Ping Dance revolves around Mask (2008), the floor-to-ceiling multicolored ribbons draping the Museum’s lobby windows, by Miami-based artists and architects Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt.

BACH DANCING & DYNAMITE SOCIETY: Stephanie & Stas - Excerpted Concert V1

In March, 2021, Madison-based Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society turned MMoCA’s lobby into a polka party! Now you can join in the fun by viewing the video of their performance, which took place in the Museum’s glass icon, which featured Mask (2008), a floor-to-ceiling art installation by Miami-based artists and architects Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt. Enjoy as Stas Venglevski (bayan) and Stephanie Jutt (flute) perform polkas and songs including:

1. Chit-Chat Duo by Stas Venglevski

2. Two-Step by Alexander Tzigano

3. Octobler Rondo by Stas Venglevski

4. Musette Caprice by Stas Venglevski

5. Love and Pigeons Polka by Stas Venglevski

6. “Hey” Polka by Stas Venglevski

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society is in its twenty-first season of bringing chamber music with a bang to audiences in Madison and South Central Wisconsin. The Society’s artistic goal is to break down traditional barriers between audiences and performers without compromising artistic standards. Their repertoire is eclectic, from chamber music to indigenous African music to today’s on-trend favorites. Read more about their background and vision here.