Saturday, January 12
Rosy Simas Danse presents Weave
In collaboration with The O’Shaughnessy and Ordway
“Rosy Simas understands water. She understands the human is water. That water is human. That understanding becomes movement in Weave.”
— Marcie Rendon
An Ordway co-commission, Native choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) creates Weave, a dance project drawn from the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. In Weave, individual and embodied stories are the vibrant threads that mesh in a performance woven of story, dance, moving image, and sound.
“Weave sounds our stories into the world. They return as reverberation, enlarged beyond one meaning. Rosy Simas creates from a place of deep listening. This work asks us to listen with our whole bodies and imagine what more we can hear. What do our senses tell us when we stop projecting what we expect? In Weave the embodied stories of an international gathering of artists—who are deeply listening to themselves, to each other, and the world—creates a wire-like tension that pulls individual and communal experiences into relationship. The result is movement in shapes as diverse as the artists themselves. In response to deep listening, deep telling. These stories the artists bring to their work, that they pull from their work, that they show us, are beyond gesture, beyond words. To receive them, we too must listen differently, read differently, relate profoundly. Weave is at once brilliant and totally what I’d expect from an Indigenous perspective, from a holistic worldview, from artists engaging the body in the world: It is wonderful, fine, and rare.”
— Heid E. Erdrich
Community Engagement Spotlight
Weave is being created in residencies at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts (Minneapolis), McKnight Fellowships Residency at MANCC (Tallahassee), The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (St. Paul), and Ordway. Join the artists of Rosy Simas Danse and collaborators for residency and community engagement activities including welcome events, movement workshops, conversations, and open rehearsals from June 2018-January 2019. For more details, visit our Weave Community Engagement page.
ASL and Audio Description
Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 7:30PM
Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW G, SEATS 307-310
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW H, SEATS 308-311
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW J, SEATS 309-312
Ordway Pre-Show Extra
Saturday, January 12, 2019
6:30PM | Target Atrium
One hour before the show, join Native contemporary artists and dance presenters to learn about the evening’s performance through dialogue during this 30-minute pre-show event. Speakers have expertise in the evening’s topics, connecting the performance to the world of Native art and dance.
Post-Show Talk-Back & Mingle
Post-show | Target Atrium
Join Weave‘s international team of artists for a 20-minute Q&A and a post-show mingle in the Target Atrium.