Momentum Week 2

Presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater.

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406


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100 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Thursday, July 20 8:00 pm
Friday, July 21 8:00 pm
  • ASL interpreted
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, July 22 8:00 pm
Dance Experimental New work Minnesota premiere

The Momentum Dance series has been an important platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the Twin Cities for the past decade” - Star Tribune has described past Momentum performances as representing "the diversity and strength of Twin Cities dance" where a "sense of trained, intentional risk, this shared moment of vulnerability and confidence speaks loudly to the hours and energy that all the choreographers and dancers ... invested to get here."

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.

2017's commissioned artists/collaboratives for week 2 are:

Week 2: July 20 - 22, 2017

  • //CATHEDRAL\\ 
    Like an exquisite corpse drawing, divided into three parts that combine to complete one fantastical form, the three artists in //CATHEDRAL\\ assemble themselves into strange images to create a dreamscape of dance. De’Light is a nonstop slithering slideshow that blends into a single storyline sideshow, ever dabbling in fairy tales and mysticism.
    *Please note: De'Light contains brief nudity.


  • STRONGmovement
    Super powers, super heroes, super natural? STRONGmovement finds strength in humanity. Shielding themselves while navigating inside their new fate, the characters in “6” reveal the next step in human evolution, where past/present/future can be manipulated, and each individual’s inner resilience bonds them to face the unknown as an interconnected force.


Damon Runnals Production Director
Dolo McComb Lead Artist
Darrius Strong Lead Artist
Phillip O'Toole Audio Engineer
Heidi Eckwall Lighting Designer
Magnolia Yang Sao Yia Production Assistant
Søren Olson Technical Director
Rachel Lantow Stage Manager