Dumb Type

Performing Arts
OUTER REACHES: NEW INTERNATIONAL THEATER
DUMB TYPE: [OR]


THURSDAY-SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 2-5, 1999,
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 8 PM;
SUNDAY, 7 PM

THURSDAY AND SUNDAY, $18 ($14 WALKER MEMBERS AND GUTHRIE SUBSCRIBERS);
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, $22 ($18 WALKER MEMBERS AND GUTHRIE SUBSCRIBERS)
GUTHRIE LAB, 700 NORTH FIRST STREET, MINNEAPOLIS



The Japanese extremist-theater collective Dumb Type brings its special brand of sensory envelopment to the Guthrie Lab in a rare U.S. stop (and its first appearance in the Midwest). The state-of-the-art flood of light, sound, image, and movement in [OR] explores the mysterious, perhaps terrifying moment between life and death--"an extraordinary voyage into the human unconscious" (Le Monde, Paris). The work is a kaleidoscopic combination of stylized choreography, spectacular lighting effects, and arresting video imagery that sweeps across a mammoth curved wall. The electronic score, composed and performed by Ryoji Ikeda, offers ample doses of acid jazz, noise, techno, and found industrial/medical sounds. NOTE: Performance contains nudity, intense strobe lights, and elevated sound levels. A discussion with the artists follows the Friday performance. Copresented with the Guthrie Theater.


THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, BY THE BUSH FOUNDATION AND THE DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE.