The Dream Life of Bricks (2002)

Conceived, written and directed by Martha Bowers
Music: Philip Hamilton
Set Design: Ed King
Lighting Design: Larry Smallwood
Production Manager: Larry Smallwood
Commissioned by MASS MoCA with support from the Rockefeller M.A.P Fund and the Mary Flagler Cary Live Music for Dance Program.
Produced by Dance/Theatre/Etcetera in collaboration with MASS MoCA.

In 2001, Martha Bowers received Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)’s first performing arts commission to create THE DREAM LIFE OF BRICKS. The work was performed at MASS MoCA in June 2002. If a building could dream, what would those dreams look like? Martha Bowers’ visionary choreographic historyscape of the MASS MoCA mill-turned-museum posed this question, and explored the site as the repository of 200 years of the community’s collective aspirations and imaginings. This project was a collaboration with lauded musician Philip Hamilton and the members of the North Adams community.