The Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater present MOMENTUM: NEW DANCE WORKS 2007.
Off-Leash Area: Contemporary Performance Works: Our Perfectly Wonderful Lives
“One of the Twin Cities’ most talked-about theater companies…” –Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
Recipient of multiple Ivey Awards and City Pages’ 2005 Artist of the Year title, Off-Leash Area draws from the persona and artwork of Andy Warhol in Our Perfectly Wonderful Lives. In a journey that mirrors Warhol’s rise to superstardom, the dancers comically portray an experiment in constructing a utopia that goes tragically wrong.
Cathy Wright: Return
“Cathy’s work is as compact and rich as a Godiva truffle, but by no means a cheap sugar rush. Her concepts have bite and her cleanly-rehearsed phrases resonate with character and assurance.” –John Munger, MN Fringe-Blogger
Independent artist Cathy Wright choreographs modern dance with a highly emotional movement vocabulary that explores the darker realms of the psyche. Return, created for eight dancers, combines original music with lyrics and vocals by Wright, depicts a journey from entrapment to liberation, and examines primitive and modern gender roles within environments both natural and urban.