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SPCO Liquid Music: Double Header
April 17 @ 7:30 pm
One event on April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series presents Double Header: New Music & Dance Duos. World premieres, Liquid Music commissions Music and Dance Duos.
Choreography by Fukiko Takase/ Music by Dustin O’Halloran
Choreography by Eva Mohn/ Music by Mike Lewis
Commissioned by the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series
Each duo will fill half the evening, divided by an intermission.
Dustin O’Halloran & Fukiko Takase: 1001
Award winning composer and pianist Dustin O’Halloran (Marie Antoinette, Lion, Transparent) whose “sublime” and “enveloping” (DIS) music creates “altered states” (Mojo) teams with choreographer and Company Wayne McGregor member Fukiko Takase to explore ideas of technology, humanity and mind-body dualism in a new electronics-forward existentialist performance 1 0 0 1. As we approach the age of AI, the collaborators ask: how will a new form of consciousness manifest inside a body? What will happen to our soul?
Mike Lewis & Eva Mohn
With light and sound designer Søren Knud Christiansen and performer Sarah Baumert
Minneapolis-based composer, saxophone player and multi-instrumentalist savant Mike Lewis (Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Happy Apple) and internationally acclaimed performer, locally awarded Sage Artist and City Pages’ “best dancer” 2012 Eva Mohn (Cullberg Ballet, Johannes Wieland Dance, TU Dance) come together to explore the alchemy of their crafts in a new composition about chance, daily mystery and meaning. Joined by sound and light designer Søren Knud Christiansen (Royal Danish Theatre, Edhem Jesenkovic, Recoil Performance Group) and performer Sarah Baumert (Body Cartography Project, Xavier LeRoy, ARENA Dances), this courageous Minneapolis-Stockholm exchange promises audiences a singular experience of intimate gesture and analogue connectivity.