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Momentum: New Dance Works 2017

“The Momentum Dance series has been an important platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the Twin Cities for the past decade.” —Star Tribune

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.

Past performances have been described as representing “the diversity and strength of Twin Cities dance” where, with a “sense of trained, intentional risk, this shared moment of vulnerability and confidence speaks loudly to the hours and energy that all the choreographers and dancers … invested to get here” (Mn Artists).

The series is presented by the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater.

Meet the Artists at post-show discussions on Fridays.

Week 1: July 13–15

  • Fire Drill and Tom Comitta (Los Angeles), Bill: The Musikill
    An experimental musical set in a dystopian, post-climate-disaster tech commune.

  • BLAQ, Taneber/BLAQ Wall Street
    An observance combining dance, text, dialogue, and American Sign Language.

Week 2: July 20–22

  • //CATHEDRAL\, De’Light
    A dance of descent, a symphony of escape.

  • STRONGmovement, “6”
    A response to the question of where our next step in human evolution takes us.

Funding

Momentum is made possible by generous support from the Jerome Foundation.