October 28 & 29th at 7PM
The Southern Theater
Tickets on sale now!
The evening will feature the works Run With Me, One Room, hold my hand, Open Eyes, and quartet. Learn more about these kinesthetic works below! Tickets will be on sale early October –
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 “…a vivid whirl, densely layered and evocative…with moments of crystalline clarity. Melancholic, romantic, dramatic and lovely.”
One Room is an all female sextet that surges with the central theme that personal viewpoints shared amongst collective power will prevail. As the dancers negotiate the space around them, and each other, the movement builds layer by layer, working toward a powerful resolution. 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.
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.
Tori Casagranda, Rachel Clark, Joe Crook, Non Edwards, Dustin Haug, Doug Hooker, Sarah McCullough, Betsy Schaefer Roob, Elliana Vesely, and Joey Weaver
General Admission $20 in advance if purchased by 10/24
$24 week of show + at the door.
$40 Opening Night Dine and Dance (6pm hosted happy hour reception + performance. 10/28 only)