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ACT Professor Joan Jonas performing 'Reanimation' with visiting artist Jason Moran.
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ACT Professor Joan Jonas performing 'Reanimation' with visiting artist Jason Moran.

Eminent artist Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the School of Architecture + Planning’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, collaborated this fall on a new performance piece with jazz pianist Jason Moran, a 2010 MacArthur Fellow hailed by critics as ‘the future of jazz’. The new piece, "Reanimation" — an improvisation of music, sound, movement and video — was debuted to a sold out MIT audience.

The performance was the first event of this year’s Visiting Artists Program, organized by MIT’s Office of the Arts to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists to campus for stays of several days to several weeks, engaging with the community through master classes, lecture-demonstrations, performances, workshops and conversations.

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