Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Dance, Dance

Crystal Edwards and Zack Teska in a Black Label Movement production of Wreck, choreographed and directed by Carl Flink. Costume design by Angie Vo and lighting design by Marcus Dilliard. July 11-20, 2014, in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.
Crystal Edwards and Zack Teska in a Black Label Movement production of Wreck, choreographed and directed by Carl Flink. Costume design by Angie Vo and lighting design by Marcus Dilliard. July 11-20, 2014, in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis. (Bill Cameron)
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    Jul 10, 2014

MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that get people out and inspired to move.

Dances at the Lakes Festival — Presented by the Christopher Watson Dance Company, these two free concerts happen at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. The festival features a variety of dance forms performed by both professional and student dancers from communities in Minnesota and California.

Wreck — This show created by Black Label Movement takes place at the Guthrie Theater. Wreckis about 12 survivors caught in the hold of a fast-sinking ship as they grapple with their seemingly inevitable destruction. The performance is choreographed by Carl Flink and set to an original score by local composer Mary Ellen Childs. The performances run July 11 to 20 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Leaves of Grass: Uncut — Created by Patrick Scully, this performance celebrates the same-sex marriage amendment. Scully traces it back to Walt Whitman, whom Scully feels inspired Oscar Wilde and others, leading up to today. Scully hopes this performance will offer a richer insight into the life and mind of Whitman, and how his sexuality played an integral role in his art. Note there will be some nudity in this production. Leaves of Grass: Uncut runs Thursday, July 10 to Sunday, July 13, at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read about all the latest arts news at the State of the Arts blog at mprnews.org.

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