TU Dance Performance
TU Dance opens its 13th performance season with an evening of choreographic responses to contemporary tensions of race, culture and identity
Date & Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM November 18 at 8:00pm; November 19 at 8:00pm; and November 20 at 2:00pm
The O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University (St. Paul)
Two world premiere works are featured on this very special program: New York choreographer Francesca Harper’s In Witnessing, commissioned by The O’Shaughnessy, examines how the human body responds to injustice and violence in a full-company work with a guest appearance by Artistic Director Toni Pierce-Sands; Choreographer Uri Sands premieres Matter, a work created in collaboration with TU Dance company members to address recent local and national tragedies involving racial bias and profiling. The evening also features a reprise of Sands’ Tearing (2005), originally commissioned through the Princess Grace Fellowship and inspired by the emergence of ribbon campaigns. Tearing uncovers how communities come together in expressions of grief and celebration.