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Aging Magician by composer Paola Prestini, librettist/performer Rinde Eckert and director/designer Julian Crouch with Rinde Eckert and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.


  • MASS MoCA 87 Marshall Street North Adams, MA, 01247 United States (map)

MassMoCA:  Residency from Feb 23-28, 2016 with a showing on the 28th

Paola Prestini’s new work combines elegant music with stunning visual elements to paint an allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life. Aging Magician intertwines puppetry, theatre, shadow play, and fascinating scenic designs with an on-stage youth chorus and live music from American Contemporary Music Ensemble, ACME, to bring to life this “potent, soulful” and “enigmatic” tale of one man’s journey to uncover his own legacy (The New York Times).