The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Participatory Performing Artists In Residence

Learn more about the PPAIR experience directly from the artists involved.

Dance like you never have before– inside a kaleidoscope.

As part of our ongoing Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence Program (PPAIR), choreographer Karl Schaffer (click here for more info) will co-create a kaleidoscopic video involving dance from visitors and dancers at GLOW on Digital Art Night, October 17th.  For our participation in MAH’s GLOW: A Festival of Light we’ve been working on expanding our work with “video tessellations,” mosaic designs […]

How Watsonville Taiko Group developed a performance with 200 people about the drought

As part of our ongoing Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence Program (PPAIR), Joyce Smith of Watsonville Taiko Group writes about their experience developing a co-creative Taiko performance for our 3rd Friday: Games & Folklore event. Check out pictures here. In May our business manager, Taeko, told us about a grant from the MAH for a family event, August 3rd […]

Artist in Residence, Cid Pearlman is creating a participatory movement experience with teens, interns, professional dancers and visitors.

As part of our ongoing Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence Program (PPAIR), Cid Pearlman invites visitors to co-create a participatory movement experience for all ages at Art that Moves, Friday June 20th 2014 (click here for more info). by Cid Pearlman Over the last month I have been working with MAH’s Interns and Subjects to Change Teen Program, three […]

2014 PPAIR Artists

The 2014 Participatory Performing Artists in Residence (PPAIR) are Cid Pearlman, Watsonville Taiko Group, Gerald Casel and Karl Schaffer. Explore photos from the 2013 PPAIR program on Flickr here. Cid Pearlman Cid Pearlman’s choreography subtly disrupts traditional notions of desire, gender, and friendship. Her work has been presented by numerous venues, including Joyce SoHo, Kanuti […]

Now you can add ‘Opera Writer’ to your resumé thanks to PPAIR Artists Alex Stein and Erin Bregman

As part of our ongoing Participatory Performing Artist-in-Residence Program (PPAIR), San Francisco Little Opera’s Alex Stein and Erin Bregman invite visitors to co-create an opera with them at Winterpalooza Family Festival Saturday, January 25th from 12-3PM (click here for more info). by Alex Stein and Erin Bregman When Erin and I set out to collect lyrics and musical […]

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