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Live Action Set has been labeled as modern dance, physical theater, clown, and performance art. Despite the labels by others, Live Action Set remains a group of artists creating unique performance experiences that strive to communicate ideas clearly and unpretentiously. Their work ranges from installation art with The Soap Factory’s Art Shanty Projects on Frozen Medicine Lake, to the award winning tragic-clown performance, Please Don’t Blow up Mr. Boban. The group was founded by Noah Bremer, Megan Odell, Galen Treuer, and Vanessa Voskuil.
Live Action Set’s next production, The Percussionist, is an exciting collaboration with Spaghetti Western String Co., hailed as "the hippest string quartet in town" (Star Tribune) as part of the Momentum: New Dance Series. This project is commissioned by the Walker Art Center and Southern Theater, and will feature the musicians as characters alongside the performers of Live Action Set. The show delves into the dark themes of revenge, capital punishment, and explores society’s perception of normalcy.
This interview features Live Action Set’s Artistic Director Noah Bremer, with music from the Spaghetti Western String Company’s CD “Quiet Mob EP.”
They will be previewing an excerpt of this new work as part of “Radio Mnartists.org: Live at the McGuire” on Thursday March 16th - 8pm at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater.
The full performance of “The Percussionist” will be at the Southern Theater, July 28-30, 2006.