One Room
Contemporary Dance with an Undercurrent of Hope

ARENA DANCES kicks off its 24th season
with an intimate performance at Tek Box
of the Cowles Center for Dance

Mathew Janczewski brings his subtle, rich and viscerally honest choreographic voice to the TEK BOX stage for a one-of-a-kind performance by ARENA DANCES. Through Nils Frahm’s experimental and contemplative music, the full evening, all female sextet surges with the central theme of equality. Personal and collective power will prevail, as the dancers negotiate the space around them, and each other, with movement that builds layer by layer, working toward a powerful resolution. Crafted collaboratively between Janczewski and the dancers, the movement is a meditation on the need to join together in one room, coming to the table to face conflict, negotiation, compromise, and strength as one voice.

Thursday, November 7 + Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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Meet our collaborators:

Trevor Bowen is a Twin Cities based costume designer with an M.F.A. in costume design from West Virginia University. Twin Cities and regional credits include: Public Love (Walker Art Center);  Ride the Cyclone, Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill, Fly By Night, Bars and Measures (The Jungle Theater); Jimmy and Lorraine,  Bloodknot, Scapegoat, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry (Pillsbury House Theatre);  In The Heights (Ordway); BLKS, True West (Steppenwolf); Colossal, BBQ, Pussy Valley, Charm (Mixed Blood Theatre); Ragtime (5th Ave); All is Calm, Five Points (Theater Latte Da);  Black Beauty, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Seattle Children’s Theater); Corduroy, Last Stop on Market Street, I Come From Arizona (CTC); Sweat (Asolo Rep);  Good Person of Szechwan, Fiddler on the Roof, Park and Lake, Electra, Romeo and Juliet (Ten Thousand Things) The Fix, Fellow Travelers (MN Opera).

Jesse Cogswell is a Twin Cities-based freelance lighting designer and programmer for theatre, opera, dance, and museums.  Previous productions include Candy Box Festival 2019 for Arena Dances, Enchantment, Carmina Burana, and St. John Passion for Minnesota Dance Theatre, In the Margins and Tapestries 3.0 for Threads Dance Project, La Rondine for Minnesota Opera Company, In the Heights for Ordway Theatre, The Canopic Jar of My SinsmONSTER, and Kid-Simple for Swandive Theater, Hatchet LadyRed Velvet, and A Midwinter Night’s Revel for Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and Our Home: Native MinnesotaPrince: Before the Rain, and First Avenue for Minnesota History Center.  Jesse holds an MFA for Lighting Design and Technology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.