Momentum: New Dance Works Festival 2019
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Momentum: New Dance Works Festival 2019

Momentum is among the most popular platforms for new and emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two works each week, the series highlights the next exciting generation of dance creators. Visit for more information.

Week 1: Thursday–Saturday, July 11–13

J. H. Shuĭ Xiān
A solo study in communal experiences specific to people of trans feminine identity and their relationships to times of hormonal change in the body. Original sound score by Sophiaaaahjkl;8901 and Sam Murphey.

Herbert Johnson III
An exploration of the known and unknown capabilities of the human body and mind in a dystopian society. Original sound score by Sleek.

Week 2: Thursday–Saturday, July 18–20

Leslie Parker
crystal, smoke n’ spirit(s)…
Incites memories of (self) love, feminist theory, and worlds derived of individual inner/outer realities, encouraging healing from past trauma(s). Dramaturgy by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Jonathan van Arneman
Atlantis 13
A reimagination of a whitewashed history where black bodies share in a common knowledge of self and use this to find and create peace even in the worst of circumstances. Choreographic collaboration with Peace Madimutsa.

  • Presented by the O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, in partnership with the Walker Art Center, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, and Movement Research (NYC). Momentum is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.