Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner who questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Be blown away by explosive dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to a performance (up to a $30 value) by Bridgman/Packer Dance at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Call to redeem your Groupon at the Ordway box office and you'll receive the best available seating.
A modern mixed-media collaboration, Bridgman/Packer Dance is the brainchild of Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, two collaborating choreographers, performers, and Guggenheim Fellows who have spent more than 30 years turning the dance duet on its head with trippy video effects. On this particular evening, the duo will showcase two of their latest works: Double Expose, a raucously sensual journey into the psyche's surreal mindscapes, and Under the Skin, an aesthetic adventure that viscerally challenges ideas of identity as images of the dancers multiply to fill the stage. To deepen the multi-sensory immediacy of each work, the dancers will be integrated with video projections, including animation, live camerawork, and prerecorded footage.
Part reality, part fantasy, and all spellbinding, both pieces blend the simple beauty of the human body in motion with rich, accessible visuals and imaginative staging. Internationally acclaimed composer Ken Field accompanies the spectacle with a propulsive, dreamlike score. Post-performance, the cast and creative team will hold a Q&A session in the Ordway lobby, giving astounded audience members a chance to ask how they pulled off certain effects and what they thought the end of Inception meant.
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