SooVAC’s Roadtrip with Live Arts to Silverwood Park May 12th
Posted on April 15, 2016
Live Arts is taking a field trip to Silverwood Park curated by Laurie Van Wieren featuring performance by Abigail Whitmore, Megan Mayer and Brenna Moser. We're proud to present this as part of Fierce Lament. Check out all of the Fierce Lament activities HERE. More details coming soon. We are making the trip on May 12th and the event starts at 7:30pm.
Megan Mayer w/ Matt Regan. Megan Mayer is an artist working with choreography, dance, experimental video and photography. She obsesses over minimalism, tenderness, mimicry, framing, wry humor, empathy, fake bad-timing and exacting musicality. Drawn to the edges of the experience of performing: the anticipatory rapid heartbeat before going onstage, and the regretful relief after exiting, her work often reveals where that switch lives in the body. She feels most like herself when she is onstage being other people. Matt Regan is a practitioner of movement and sound. He has played music and designed sound for years, having most recently created sound for Megan Mayer. He has moved with Megan Mayer and Chris Yon and is a certified level 1&2 MovNat trainer.www.meganmayer.com.
Brenna Mosser is a dancer and choreographer from Rochester, MN. After graduating from the National Contemporary Dance Center in Angers, France with a degree in Dance Performance and Art Management, she returned home in hopes to reconnect with her community. She is concerned with the environment and decided that the best course of action was to join the Conservation Corps, an Americorps program which teaches young adults about environmental restoration. She has been a part of the Rochester chapter since February. Brenna is also a member of the Rochester Arts Ensemble.
Abigail Whitmore is a creator, watcher, and mover. She's interested in lush, sincere movement along with finding groove, expanding presence and playing with the eccentricity of collected ages. She is currently pursuing a BFA in dance at the University of Minnesota through which she has worked with artists such as Justin Jones, Gerald Casel, Wynn Fricke, Karla Grotting, Penelope Freeh, Joanie Smith, and Susan Kikuchi. She explored the line between improvisation and performance in a solo for Future Interstates. Abigail is currently investigating site specific work with Annika Hansen and will be putting on a show at Glam Doll Donuts in August. This solo at Silverwood Park is another line of investigation into how space affects movement.
Laurie Van Wieren is an independent artist based in Minneapolis. Her work has been seen in many venues, including The Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, Dancespace, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, The Fabrik, The Art of Movement Festival in Yaroslavl, Russia and Lake of the Isles. She is interested in the investigation of memory, disruption and humor. Her work is a conversation between chaos and calculation. Van Wieren has spent a number of years curating live performance at the Southern Theater, The Ritz Theater, The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater and several Twin Cities public spaces.
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