Dance—the greeting card of the human body—can express the full spectrum of human emotion, from love and desire to happy birthday and just thinking of you. Vicariously experience the passion of dancing with today's Groupon, which gets you one ticket to watch the Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza pirouette across the stage of Northrop on Friday, September 24, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following price tiers for seating (see the sidebar for more details):
- $24 for front-section seating (a $48 value)
- $19 for mid-section seating (a $38 value)
- $14 for back-section seating (a $28 value)
Call the ticket office to reserve seats. You may then pick up your tickets at the box office during business hours or the Will Call area on the night of the performance.
A leader in Mexico's contemporary-dance scene and a master of the Running Man, Tania Pérez-Salas combines her surrealist choreography with a vibrant, intense theatricality that reflects her passions for literature, philosophy, and visual art. All of this is readily apparent in her performance's emotional opener 3.Fourteen Sixteen, followed by the hypnotic Waters of Forgetfulness, which draws its inspiration from an essay by Ivan Illich and transforms the stage into a shallow water pool that mirrors the dancers' every languid, sensual movement. Finally, the audience will be treated to a premiere of the dance company's latest opus, Ex-Stasis, a new work that delves into the body's lost communication with the mind as it loses touch with the deep pleasures that can only be found in dreams.
Northrop's expansive space has been handsomely designed to seat up to 4,800 spectators, and it also features a colossal, historic pipe organ. As such, the space is an apt host for audience members to enjoy the incomparable beauty of the human body in wondrous, graceful motion. This performance also marks the season kick-off for Northrop, so stop by any of the free pre- or post-performance events, such as an outdoor salsa dance party, the U of M Grito y Fiesta de Danza, or the world premiere of Ali Momeni and Minneapolis Art on Wheel's film art installation "Seaworthy."
Photo by Jose Jorge Carreon