Dancers: Doug Hooker and Joe Crook
Photo Courtesy of Armour Photography
An evening of rich and viscerally honest choreography with a politically poignant repertoire.
Run With Me
A popular work from the past—revitalized for today’s current context. Opening the show, this lush, sinuous men’s quartet is a display of immense physicality. Lightsey Darst for MN Artists called it “…vivid whirl, densely layered and evocative…with moments of crystalline clarity. Melancholic, romantic, dramatic and lovely.”
Also making a premier in the production is a trio set to the experimental and contemplative music of Nils Frahm. This undulating exploration of movement builds to a climactic finish viewers won’t soon forget.
hold my hand
The show’s title work is built on the score “Requiem” by Minnesota composer and 2018 McKnight Fellowship recipient, Joshua Clausen. Inspired by Sophie Chou’s sonification of gun violence statistics, the score is performed live by MPLS (imPulse) choir led by Samuel Grace with special guest Soprano, Carrie Henneman Shaw, and Zeitgeist new music quartet.
A symbiotic relationship of two movers melting and embracing into one another with technical prowess and risk that only can be obtained with pure trust in each other. This duet was originally choreographed with long-time ARENA dancer and muse Amy Behm Thomson with artistic director, Mathew Janczewski.
One of ARENA’s signature works, an angularly stark, white-hot cool quartet driven by the music of fourtet. The full body movement of each dancer must fit within the group pushing, pulling and fitting together.
Production Notes –
Choreography: Mathew Janczewski
Music: Lhasa, Joshua Clausen, Nils Frahm, Bell Orchestre, Massive Attack, and Susumu Yokota
Lighting Design: Mary Beth Zorn
Costume Concept: Mathew Janczewski
Run time: Approximately 95 minutes
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