Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (PART 13: ART + ATHLETICS)

Jenea Rewertz-Targui, Ordway 10/8/17

Hosted by Michèle Steinwald, with speakers Brian J. Evans, Carl Flink, Deneane Richburg, Morgan Thorson, Kristin Van Loon, Pramila Vasudevan, and guest Angie Vo

Former competitive athletes turned dancers, these Twin Cities artists share their experiences with athleticism and how it translates to dynamic movements and structures on stage.

Videography: Cully Gallagher
Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (PART 13: ART + ATHLETICS)
Sunday, October 8, 2017 | Ordway’s Target Atrium

Of Jonathan Lethem’s The Ecstasy of Influence, the New York Times critic summarizes the book’s central trope: “For an artist, influence is everything.” The 2017-2018 Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences series, curated by Michèle Steinwald, is presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The series was originally developed in 2014 for The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in consultation with Kristin Van Loon, choreographer and curator; Judith Brin Ingber, choreographer and writer; Cecily Marcus, curator, and Kathryn Hujda, assistant curator, of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries; Nancy Mason Hauser, videographer, and Linda Shapiro, choreographer and writer, founders of the Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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