Anna Johnson | Arneshia Williams

Presented by Red Eye Theater

Tek Box at the Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Pay-what-you-wish to $15

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Past performances

Thursday, June 6 8:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, June 7 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 8 8:00 pm
 
Experimental New work Minnesota premiere

A split evening of new performance.

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Choreographer and director: Arneshia Williams

Arneshia Williams blends a visceral mixture of modern and social dance vocabularies in this multimedia dance work. Layering classical genres in a diverse soundtrack, Williams shares her ever-shifting ruminations on themes of identity, time, and joy.

MATRYOSHKA: A Live Visual Album
Creator and performer: Anna Johnson
With Bella Yaga: Alana Horton, Joni Griffith, and Peter Morrow
And members of Mila Vocal Ensemble: Aleksandra Veriga, Laura Lentz Lanstad, and Sarah Callahan

In this live visual album, a woman enters a nonlinear dimension where she may experience herself as a microcosm of the universe. Anna Johnson brings together electric folk band Bella Yaga and guests from Mila Vocal Ensemble to tell a story of ancestral contact, necessary death and self-love in energys spiral flow through space-time. Drawing from a Slavic folk tale and the Wizard of Oz, the work collages original and traditional music, video projection, object theatre and dance to create ancient and psychedelic textures. A set of nesting dolls, or matryoshka as they are called in Russia, offers a visual metaphor for the layers of self, memory and universe that open throughout this ritual of transformation.

***SHOWS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY @ 8PM. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SUNDAY SHOW FOR THIS EVENT***

TICKETS PRICES:
Thursday: Pay-what-you-wish
Friday and Saturday: $15/$10 Students with Valid ID

TRANSPORTATION:
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photo cr: Val Oliveiro