ABOUT THE WORK
This collaboration with contemporary performance ensemble SuperGroup explores the subtle changes that shape us as we navigate our seemingly contradictory needs for ritual and risk. Drawing largely on movement and voice, the performance layers abstract and symbolic gestures with weaving narratives, multiplying patterns, and elusive signals to tell the complex story of everyday life.
This piece premiered as part of the Walker Art Center’s Momentum: New Dance Works 2013 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Performers included SuperGroup (Sam Johnson, Jeffrey Wells, and Erin Search-Wells), Rachel Jendrzejewski, Angharad Davies, Stephanie Stoumbelis, and Hannah Kramer. Artistic Assistant/Understudy: Hannah Geil-Neufeld.
“SuperGroup has attained that level of utter WTF? that signals something at work.” –Lightsey Darst/mnartists.org
Initial workshops supported by a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship
Rachel Jendrzejewski is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Image – Cast of it’s [all] highly personal (photo by Gene Pittman)