March 09 through March 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
44 E 6th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 map
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***This performance of minor matter features nudity and mature content. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.***
With minor matter, choreographer Ligia Lewis articulates a sensitive argument for minoritarian politics. Can we institute a practice of togetherness in the minor? Can the black box be host to a black experience that goes beyond identity politics? Three performers work towards a regime of time and space that builds on minor aesthetics through a dynamic interplay of the theater’s parts. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, the work opens up a vital celebratory space where engrained symbols are twisted by the intimate poetics of the performative moment. In a time of anti-blackness, minor matter inhabits the black box saturated with the fugitivity of black expression.
minor matter is the second part in Ligia Lewis’ ongoing triptych BLUE, RED, WHITE. Whereas sadness and the color blue stood in the foreground of Sorrow Swag (part one/BLUE), in this new work Lewis turns to the color red, materializing thoughts between love and rage.
Concept & Choreography: Ligia Lewis
with performers: Jonathan Gonzalez, Ligia Lewis, Tiran Willemse
Musical Dramaturgy: Michal Libera
Styling: Alona Rodeh
Lights: Andreas Harder
Dramaturgy: Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Assistance: Martha Glenn
Press & Production: björn & björn
“Whether erupting into synchronized stepping routines, flinging their bodies into precarious entanglements, or trying to scale the walls of the black box theater, the three (dancers) rode a fine line between fighting for, and against, one another… a beautiful, blistering trio” – The New York Times
minor matter is co-produced with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Supported by Tanzhaus Zürich, FD-13, Impulstanz-Prix Jardin d’Europe and PACT Zollverein residencies. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, and Fonds Darstellende Künste.
This presentation of minor matter is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut and the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This presentation of minor matter is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.
Note: There will be no late seating for this performance.