Reciprocity Collaborative, directed by Ilya Vidrin, is a Boston-based artistic collective that brings together creative individuals working in the fields of music, dance, visual art, and interactive technology. In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Reciprocity Collaborative explores the relationship between music, dance, and visual art in locations throughout the Museum in August and September 2017.

This creative residency activates the Museum with performative material, highlighting space, content, and activity already at the MFA through short indoor and outdoor pop-up performances, open rehearsals of music and dance, engaging Museum visitors through demonstrations, tutorials, and opportunities for dialogue.

Free with Museum Admission


In This Series

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Pop-Up Performance
August 2, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Due to weather, tonight’s performance will begin in Linde Gallery 168 at 7pm. Join us for an evening tour of the galleries with performers...

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Pop-Up Performance
August 9, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us for an evening tour of the galleries with performers of Reciprocity Collaborative. Follow a dancer and/or musician as they investigate how...

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Open Rehearsal
August 16, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

The creation of music and dance often takes place behind closed doors and out of sight. Join the Reciprocity Collaborative as it holds an open...

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Dance Partnering and Live Music
August 23, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

From So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent, to Broadway, The Nutcracker, and the first dance at any wedding, we’ve...

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Ensemble Outdoor Performance
August 26, 2017
10:30 am11:30 am

Reciprocity Collaborative presents The Blacksheep Ensemble in an outdoor performance with new compositions by Kristin Barendregt-Ludwig and David T....

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Pop-Up Performance
September 6, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join Reciprocity Collaborative for an evening of pop-up installations featuring live music and dance. Musician/dancer pairs hidden throughout the...

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Durational Piece "Thinking Space"
September 13, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join Julliard graduate, movement researcher, and performing artist, Riley Watts, in his durational work “Thinking Space:” an active meditation on the...

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Reciprocity features Tony Schemmer
September 20, 2017
5:00 pm6:30 pm

Reciprocity Collaborative is committed to presenting the work of great contemporary composers. Join us for an evening in collaboration with...

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"Transfigured Night"
September 28, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm

Join the Reciprocity Collaborative in the European paintings gallery for a magical evening of music and dance featuring Arnold Schönberg’s epic...