I am an award-winning Minneapolis-based artist working with choreography, dance, experimental video and photography. My work pulls from minimalism, transposition, mimicry, grief, tenderness, wry humor, loneliness, social anxiety, fake bad timing and exacting musicality. By exposing tiny emotional undercurrents, I find virtuosity through vulnerability and gesture. Drawn to the edges of the experience of performing: the anticipatory rapid heartbeat before going onstage, and the regretful relief after exiting, my work often reveals where that switch lives in the body. I make deeply personal dances that celebrate the people performing them.
For 35+ years I’ve always held a full-time job in addition to being an artist. My job and dancemaking are so intertwined that I can’t consider one without the demands of the other. I make art work amidst the inequities and confines of late-stage capitalism and try to use my privilege to advocate for fellow artists and employees.
My work has been generously supported by two McKnight Foundation Choreographic Fellowships, residencies at the National Center for Choreography (Ohio), Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Florida) and several local arts organizations, grants from MRAC, MSAB and Jerome Foundation, a Sage Dance Award and numerous choreographic commissions. www.meganmayer.com
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Megan Mayer presents a pair of new works. Emerging from the early part of the pandemic when Performance ghosted us and Dance never texted back, grief, rage and old haunts are all invited to this party.
IF YOU WERE A TYPE OF CANDY, WHAT CANDY WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
“I would be that Snickers bar that you forgot was in the bottom of your backpack. You found it when you were digging for a pen. It’s a little melted and banged up, but still tastes great and is more nutritious than most candy.“
– Megan Mayer
Daily, 4:00 – 5:15pm
- Monday, April 24 – Shane Larson
- Tuesday, April 25 – Cheng Xiong
- Wednesday, April 26– Megan Mayer
- Thursday, April 27 – J’Sun Howard
- Friday, April 28 – Berit Ahlgren
$25 Five-Class Package | $10 per class
Walk-ins welcome. Cash/check/card accepted at the door.
All Masterclass ticket income and Masterclass donations goes directly to the artists.
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FEATURED ARTIST PERFORMANCES
Featuring works by Berit Ahlgren (HoneyWorks), J’Sun Howard, and Megan Mayer
- Thursday, April 27 – 7:30pm
- Friday, April 28 – 7:30pm
- Saturday, April 29 – 2:00pm // Pay-As-Able pricing option available at the door ONLY
- Saturday, April 29 – 7:30pm
BEFORE April 23: $21 online in advance | $18 student/senior
AFTER April 23: $25 online + at the door | $18 student/senior discount with inquiry