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***This performance of minor matter features nudity and mature content. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.***
The second in a trilogy of choreographed works, minor matter draws upon visual and conceptual metaphors relating to blackness. Continuing Lewis’s ongoing engagement with affect and embodiment while interrogating the social inscriptions of the body, minor matter poses questions about the black body within the frame of the black box. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theater’s parts—light, sound, and image—become entangled with the three dancers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space. In this work, Lewis turns to the color red to materialize 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.