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Good Night at The Southern
August 19 @ 7:30 pmPay what you can
Join us on Monday, August 19th at 7:30pm for the next installment of Good Night at The Southern! Tickets are sold online or at the door and are Pay What You Can. Starting at 6:30, you can join us at the bar for a local beer, glass of wine, pop, or a snack!
2017 MECA winner Queen Drea is a live artist whose pieces are often conceived under the auspices of improvisational settings. In “From Black Wombs,” Afro-futurist sisters navigate a bleak world where due to AmeriKKKa’s school to prison pipeline, there are no black men. The stress from this reality has left them disoriented and barren. Using poetry, electronica and movement they seek to heal their wombs by laying waste to the prison industrial complex and giving birth to a NEW America. This is a performance art piece that Queen Drea composed music, wrote poetry for and directed both the live performances and the accompanying film. She is collaborating with Ryan-Olivia McCoy and Jianna Reynolds for this performance.
Brenna Mosser Dance Works is committed to providing a thought-provoking intersection between dance and science. Their goal is to incite a dialogue within the community on the relationship between the facts of our present and the visions of our future. Choreographer and artistic director Brenna Mosser draws inspiration from Natural History and Physics to create her work. Her time with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa has allowed her to see the effects of climate change, and she has since dedicated the focus of her work to bringing awareness and sustainable action to this grave catastrophe. “Serve Id” is a modern dance quartet inspired by whitetail deer that investigates natural environments found in Minnesota. It is a work-in-progress that will be presented as a duet for this show.
Toot is a whirlwind of collaborators, ideas, and practices led by Eric Larson. They consider overlooked energies of contemporary life by making work about how we think, how we are influenced, and how conventions shape our perceptions of each other. Toot will be premiering “Tent In My Woods” in November 2019, and “Tweezer Burn” in February 2020. They started rehearsals for “Tweezer Burn” a week ago. This is some of that. They would love to hear your thoughts.
Jennifer Mack will be presenting 3 new works along with dancer, Hannah Benditt. A duet, “No Words just cut in Two” recently prepared and presented as a part of the 16 Feet Dance Festival and Dances at the Lakes Festival which is based off the connection of two family members over space and time. The solo “Occultation” explores losing your grounding, feet, or self and trying to find it again from the perspective of yourself or the audience. The third piece is a brand new work!