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ARENA Dances by Mathew Janczewski

“Janczewski’s choreography has a seamless quality rooted in intelligence, thoughtfulness and grace. . . . The dancers perform his works with elegance and strength.” —Star Tribune

America’s obsession with outward physical perfection is scrutinized in this evening-length work by one of Minnesota’s leading choreographers. With his eight-member company and live music by West Coast electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick, Mathew Janczewski explores notions of beauty and ugliness through movement. Following the success of its 10th-anniversary season, ARENA performs one of its most ambitious works to date. See an open rehearsal on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm.

Stay after the Friday show for a Q&A and hear Mathew Janczewski, Morton Subotnick, ARENA dancers and collaborators discuss the two-year evolution of Ugly.