Zenon Dance Company Celebrates Its 28th Spring Season with the Premieres of New Three Works
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“Zenon Dance Company is a regional treasure. Elegant and assured … immensely versatile but inherently comic … intelligent and true.” —_City Pages _
“[Abraham is] the best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama.” —Out
Zenon Dance Company—the modern- and jazz-dance repertory company renowned for its artistic virtuosity, emotional intelligence and inspired excellence—celebrates its 28th Spring Season.
The program includes three premieres:
New York choreographer Kyle Abraham’s “My Quarreling Heart” is a full-company work set to music by Ben Frost and Pan Sonic. Abraham has received tremendous accolades and awards for his dancing and choreography, including Dance Magazine’s coveted 25 to Watch in 2009, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant 2008, and a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2002.
Uri Sands, a St. Paul choreographer and the co-founder of TU Dance, premieres his second work for Zenon: a duet to music by Bon Iver and Kid Cudi. Stephen Schroeder and Mary Ann Bradley will alternate with Bryan Godbout and Leslie O’Neill during the work’s performance.
Minneapolis choreographer Wynn Fricke premieres her seventh work for Zenon, a women’s duet entitled “My Very Empty Mouth.” Set to music by David Lang, the duet features Tamara Ober (winner of Metro magazine’s 3rd Annual Keeper Awards in January 2011, for “an innovative creative talent”) and Laura Selle Virtucio.
Repertory on the program includes the reprise of Sydney Skybetter’s “The Laws of Falling Bodies” and Danny Buraczeski’s “Elegant Echoes.”
About the Ticket Supplier: Zenon Dance CompanyOne of the nation's premier repertory dance companies, Zenon Dance Company captivates audiences with a rare and dynamic blend of modern and jazz. Working with talented emerging choreographers as well as internationally renowned masters, Zenon continually redefines and pushes dance standards in Minnesota.
The Zenon dancers are recognized for their stylistic diversity, fearless physicality and emotional intelligence. Under the direction of Linda Andrews, one of the most powerful choreographic voices in Minnesota, Zenon continues to build its eclectic repertory by commissioning significant works from such acclaimed American choreographers as Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, Bebe Miller, Tere O'Connor, Danny Buraczeski and Seán Curran.