Morgan Thorson/Spaceholder Festival
Sat, February 16, 2013
History is Every Single Moment until... RIGHT NOW. And the one after that. And the one after that. And each new moment carries its unceasing, ever accumulating record. We imagine this record as something written or said. Choreographer Morgan Thorson wants us to consider this record as something we hold in our bodies.
Based in Minneapolis, Thorson has received many awards for her work including a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2011 USA Fellowship. In 2009, she was named "Best Choreographer" by the Minneapolis-St. Paul City Pages for Heaven, a work commissioned by Walker Art Center, Performance Space 122, and DiverseWorks. The James Sewell Ballet commissioned two works, including the critically acclaimed No Feeling For Harmony.
Her latest work, Spaceholder Festival, excavates personal history from layers of the body. It seeks to understand who we are through our "histories" of movement. The visual and kinesthetic patterns of the dance are mirrored by a score of auctioneering-style verbal chants made in collaboration with Sound Designer and Composer Sxip Shirey. Spaceholder Festival submerges us into patterns of sound and movement where present becomes past, past becomes the record, and the record shifts and surges into an ever-changing and expanding moment that is Right Now.
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