Double Header: New Music & Dance Duos
World premieres, Liquid Music commissions
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
Lab Theater, Minneapolis
Music by Dustin O’Halloran/Choreography by Fukiko Takase
Music by Mike Lewis/Choreography by Eva Mohn
Each duo will fill half the evening, divided by an intermission.
Dustin O’Halloran & Fukiko Takase:
1 0 0 1
“Slow-burning, deeply resonant… a stirring potency. — Clash Magazine on the music of Dustin O’Halloran
“The night's star… A diabolo of a dancer.” — Evening Standard on Fukiko Takase in Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography
Award winning composer and pianist Dustin O’Halloran (Marie Antoinette, Lion, Transparent) whose “sublime” and “enveloping” (DIS) music creates “altered states” (Mojo) teams with choreographer and Company Wayne McGregor member Fukiko Takase to explore ideas of technology, humanity and mind-body dualism in a new electronics-forward existentialist performance 1 0 0 1. As we approach the age of AI, the collaborators ask: how will a new form of consciousness manifest inside a body? What will happen to our soul?
Mike Lewis & Eva Mohn
With light and sound designer Søren Knud Christiansen and performer Sarah Baumert
"A rising star if there ever was one—a choreographer of talent, wit and understated intellectual elegance." — Dance View Times on Eva Mohn
“Lewis’s dry, metallic tone on alto and tenor and the free melodic logic of his improvisations recalls the playing of Ornette Coleman…as well as the fragmentation of mid-sixties Sonny Rollins, the quizzical assertions of the great altoist John Tchicai, and even the visionary gospel rhapsodies of Albert Ayler. Lewis’s solos, digging from melody to wail, moving from a breathy, atonal whisper to a deep, swinging groove, have a vulnerable, confessional air.” – The New Yorker
Minneapolis-based composer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist savant Mike Lewis (Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Happy Apple) and internationally acclaimed performer, locally awarded Sage Artist and City Pages’ “best dancer” 2012 Eva Mohn (Cullberg Ballet, Johannes Wieland Dance, TU Dance) come together to explore sound, movement and moment in a new work that examines chance, the mystery of the mundane and meaning. Joined by sound and light designer Søren Knud Christiansen (Royal Danish Theatre, Edhem Jesenkovic, Recoil Performance Group) and performer Sarah Baumert (Body Cartography Project, Xavier LeRoy, ARENA Dances), this courageous Minneapolis-Stockholm exchange promises audiences a singular experience of intimate gesture and analogue connectivity.
Tickets: $30 ($25 Liquid Music /SPCO subscribers, FREE for children ages 6-17 and students)