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Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES presents 'Hold My Hand’
Through intimate movement and lush soundscapes unravels a politically charged central theme: gun violence in America. The show’s title work is built on the score ‘Requiem’ by 2018 McKnight Fellowship recipient, Joshua Clausen, inspired by Sophie Chou’s visceral piano interpretation of gun violence statistics. MPLS (imPulse) and guest soloist, Carrie Henneman Shaw, will perform music by Clausen as featured artists in ARENA DANCES’ program.
Dates and times: November 10, 7:30pm
Location: Fitzgerald Theatre
10 E Exchange St
St Paul, MN 55101
Meet our collaborators:
Joshua Clausen’s music inhabits stylistic interstices, blending elements of concert music, new music technologies and varied popular forms. Described by Public Radio International as “powerful” and “poignant,” Clausen’s works frequently fuse strong rhythmic textures, intense harmony and intricate patterning with narratives from history, mass culture and current events.
ARENA DANCES is an internationally-renowned contemporary dance company founded in 1995 by artistic director and choreographer Mathew Janczewski in Minneapolis. Over the past 20 years, Janczewski has created over 30 works for ARENA performed nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. ARENA has toured extensively throughout the US including presentations at the Skirball Theater of NYU, City Center, and the Joyce SoHo in New York, The Repertory Project of Cleveland, and the SCUBA network in Philadelphia among others. Internationally, the company has twice been presented by Open Look International Summer Dance Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as the 3rd TOUCH Festival in Arkanghelsk, Russia, and the L1 Dance Festival in Budapest, Hungary.