The Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater present MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2007.
Maggie Bergeron and Company: House/Home
“…an enticing tangle of limbs and rigorous shaping of space” – Camille Lefevre, Star Tribune
Set in northwestern Minnesota with original live music, miniature buildings, and five dancers, House/Home offers viewers a chance to watch Maggie Bergeron and Company disassemble a farm house, remember what was home, and build something entirely new from the old parts. Defined by their environment, the dancers begin with intricate, precise movements and transition to free forms and expansive shapes, physically conveying the weight of restriction and breadth of re-creation.
Justin Jones: the SCREEN/the THING
“[Jones] spins into expansive, energetic, yet mannered beauty, his hands and feet the slightly turned edges of a whirlwind.” – Lightsey Darst, mnartists.org
Inspired by the esoteric and infinitesimal, Justin Jones considers the microscopic structures underlying everything in the SCREEN/the THING. Five dancers labor to create “exotic geometries,” and in doing so, cross the phantom divide between micro-locality and macro-locality. By replacing the “end-of-the-world” principle with the “fuzzy-magical-action” principle, Jones says the dancers can “create a background-independent context for the reformulation of evaporated information and discuss new possibilities for how to infer the physical parameters of eternal inflation.”