Dancing with Death
Death… we can all live without it. And yet this very thing defines the measure of our lives. In our music, our movies, our friends and our families. Death is on everyone’s dance card. Welcome to the ball.
- Thu, Aug 4 – 7:00 pm
- Sat, Aug 6 – 8:30 pm
- Tue, Aug 9 – 8:30 pm
- Thu, Aug 11 – 10:00 pm
- Sat, Aug 13 – 1:00 pm
Intermedia Arts, 2822 S Lyndale Ave, Mpls
$12 + $4 admission button, Multi-show passes and discounts available, Tickets at fringefestival.org or call (866) 811-4111
From the choreographer’s statement:
2009 was a rough year…. A friend with cancer held her memorial service while she was still around to enjoy it. She shared her death openly, allowing friends to focus on the greatness of her life rather than mourn the emptiness she’d leave behind. Another friend took his own life, and I was struck by the contrast. The former memorial was loving and celebratory; the latter dominated by anger and guilt. What they shared were grief, consolation, tears, hugs, and stories of lives well lived.
More about the show: Dancing with Death features 5 separate works examining the ubiquitous nature of death in the everyday. Topics of the works range from questions of the afterlife to friends dying with grace to vampires as it is part of our modern human experience to deal with all of these on a regular basis.
In addition, the show will feature photographic essays to transition the audience between diverse topics and several songs produced by local recording artists, including the Feng Shui Ninjas and Beth Kinderman & the Player Characters.