One Room: Collective Power & Contemporary Dance

Presented by Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Student/Senior - $15 / General Audience - $24

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65 minutes

Past performances

Thursday, November 7 7:30 pm
Friday, November 8 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 9 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 9 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Dance Storytelling New work Minnesota premiere

ARENADANCES' Mathew Janczewski brings his subtle, rich and viscerally honest choreographic voice to the TEK BOX stage at Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts with a one-of-a-kind performance by ARENADANCES.

Audience members will enjoy a full-evening of dance performed by an all-female sextet, against the backdrop of Nils Frahm’s experimental, ethereal and contemplative music. A theme of personal and collective power will prevail, as the dancers negotiate the space around them, and each other, with movement that builds layer by layer, working toward a powerful resolution. Crafted collaboratively between Janczewski and the dancers, the piece is an intentional meditation on a larger social question: how do we come together in one room, face conflict and negotiate, so that we can find strength as one collective voice? An apt and urgent question in such a historically divisive and turbulent time.


Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

TEK BOX Theater at the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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The mission of ARENA DANCES is to make dance accessible to all through the presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings to inspire, promote dialogue and diversity. We continually re-draw the boundaries of our work, challenging physical extremes and exploring bodies as they relate to each other and space. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions and exploring the depths and limits of what drives us as humans to connect, break away and survive.

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