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Free Fall 49 by Brendan Fernandes


  • Dance

  • Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm
  • Free advanced ticket required
  • Courtyard D

This event is free and advanced RSVPs have closed. If you would like to attend please arrive at the Box Office at 7pm to register in-person.

Free Fall 49 is a dance-based performance responding to the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which many of the victims were Latinx and LGBTQ+. Created by multidisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes—whose work is on view in the exhibition Choreopolitics—this outdoor performance works to foster a celebratory and reflective atmosphere in which the audience is encouraged to join in with the performers: dancing, falling, and recovering together.

Please join us for a conversation with Brendan Fernandes before the performance.

7:30pm – Conversation with the Artist
8pm – Performance

Make a Plan

  • This performance will take place outside in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard D. Limited general admission seating will be available.
  • Free advanced tickets required.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue. The MASS MoCA bar will be stocked with craft beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Small bites are available for purchase.
  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.


Image: Free Fall 49 performed at Getty Museum June 16, 2017; Image courtesy of the J Paul Getty Trust. Photos: Sarah Waldorf and Tristan Bravinder.