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SEVEN – Alternative Motion Project’s 7th Season Performance
March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$17 – $20
AMP presents SEVEN, which features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with 6 distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s 7th Annual Performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality and artistry along with live music by Cellist, Jane Cords O’Hara.
Guest Artist – Sophia Pimsler
Delta Blues (2013)
Picture Perfect (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 8:00pm - Post-Show Artists’ Reception
Saturday, March 24th, 2017 8:00pm - Post-Show Q + A Discussion
Sunday, March 25th, 2015 2:00pm - ASL Interpreted + Pay What You Can at the Door Only
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
$20 General Admission
$17 Children under 12
$3 off with 2017 MN
Fringe Festival Button Group Discounts Available
20% discount for group of 10+
25% discount for group of 20+
To purchase tickets, call 612-333-7977 (minimal fees) or visit www.thelabtheater.org.
All Women Thank You (Working Title; World Premiere - Joanna Lees) – Inspired by the text of anti-women’s suffrage posters, Lees choreographs and performs her first original solo work which explores the complexities of mixed messages that women receive in American culture. Lees relates her movement to the text as well to personal experiences as she questions what it means to be a women today.
Audience Create-A-Dance (World Premiere – Kristin Howe, Live Music by Jane Cords O’Hara) – In November 2017, AMP audience members were given the chance to be directly part of the creative process. AMP’s patrons voted on the number of dancers (6), the number of sections (3), an image by artist Caroline Edasis, a color scheme (Yellow, Gray and White), a season (Autumn) and a featured trio. These results are the framework for an entirely new work by Kristin Howe and will feature live music played by cellist, Jane Cords O’Hara.
Delta Blues (2013 - Kristin Howe)- Follow three women as they explore their personal connections and strengths while also embracing their bodies through luxurious movement to heavy and affecting blues music. Howe expands the original work to include text by Kate Tempest, transforming the piece into a statement on living in the present moment and believing tomorrow is another day that we are all capable of reaching higher and rising above - together.
Lol-la-pa-LOO-za (2012 – Joanna Lees) – Using the rhythmic, complex, and bombastic music by John Adams, Lees aims to create an environment of organized chaos while investigating energetic cause and effect. Through structures and patterns, the movement showcases the subtleties of the music, while the music enhances the complexities of the raw physicality in this vibrant, colorful and crowd-pleasing work.
Picture Perfect (2016 – Guest Artist Darrius Strong) – Movement is all about perspective and Strong explores movement as a moving painting. When one looks at a piece of artwork, each individual feels different things and has a unique lens on the work. Images allow everyone to see a part of themselves that may or may not be completely clear. Behind every picture there is more than just one layer, just like life. Similarly, a dance work is never perfect but it is multi-layered. See what happens as this picture unfolds.
Join Us (World Premiere- Sophia Pimsler, Guest Artist) – In the current political climate Pimsler has been drawn to make work about political and social concerns. By referencing structural elements such as walls, her new work considers how separation and hierarchy can be sources of manipulation. Throughout this work, the symbol of structural manipulation is portrayed through the use of doors. Who is welcomed in? Who is shut out? What is happening on the other side? During this six-month process, Pimsler, along with the dancers, have explored the parallels of our current political environment to previous historical times. In addition to choreography and performance, Pimsler is a professional therapist who works with the LGBTQ community, individuals who have faced xenophobia and survivors of rape, racism and religious oppression. Therefore, she is particularly aware to the current administration's insensitivity and abuse of power regarding individual freedoms and civil rights. This work comments on how power and physical structure (doors or walls) can impact our daily lives.