Minnesota-based choreographer Chris Schlichting and collaborators are proud to present the Minneapolis premier of Period. After an enthusiastic response and a sold-out run of their New York premier this past July at the The Chocolate Factory, co-presented with Lumberyard, they are excited to share the work with Minnesota audiences. Limited seating. Tickets are $20.
In Period, Chris Schlichtings prolific, obsessive movement generation dispenses with preciousness and patterns to hammer out a Rosetta Stone to leave behind for the next, better world. Small tectonic collisions create a dense choreographic landscape in the spareness of the space, and the dancers fasten themselves to intricate, churning movement in their slide toward extinction. Period is about letting go but not before exhausting every ounce of love one has left for dance.
Choreography: Chris Schlichting. Performances: Tristan Koepke, Laura Selle Virtucio, and Maggie Zepp. Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwall. Set Design: Caitlin Dippo and Katrina Matejcik.
Chris Schlichting's residency at The Chocolate Factory received generous support from the McKnight Choreographer Fellowship program, administered by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and funded by the McKnight Foundation, and from LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (www.lumberyard.org). Chris Schlichting is the recipient of a 2015 McKnight Choreographers Fellowship (www.mcknightdancechoreo.org) and was the inaugural awardee of Lumberyards Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography in 2014.
The development of Period was made possible, in part, by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.
The Crane Theater (View)
2303 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413