"Public Love" by Morgan Thorson and Collaborators
Wednesday, March 20, 2019; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Morgan Thorson is a choreographer based in Minneapolis. She creates original dance works that combine movement, light, sound, and objects while taking into consideration the site of the work, representation of the body, and history of the field. Her work has been described as having "an explosive physicality tempered by sinuous lines and subtle drama." (Minneapolis Star Tribune) In "Public Love," Thorson and her team of dance artists create an intervention on contemporary western dance culture. "Public Love" investigates a shift from top-down power dynamics in dance. It embraces and publicly expresses the tactile energy of this intimate collective and explores the audience's gaze as a form of soulful touch. Dancers include Jessica Cressey, Non Edwards, Allie Hankins, Sam Johnson, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Valerie Oliveiro, with original sound by Alan Sparhawk (of LOW), light design by Elaine Buckholt, and costumes by Trevor Bowen.
"Public Love" is a National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Walker Art Center in partnership with Maui Arts & Cultural Center and NPN/VAN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.
Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/166097735
Tickets: $35, $45 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC members and half-price kids 12 and under