FD13 residency for the arts at Public Functionary: Ligia Lewis. Minor Matter forthe theater (work in progress)
Wed, March 23. 7pm
Public Functionary / 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Cover at the door: suggested $5-$10
Minor Matter, originally a choreography for one body, will be performed by three dancers when it premiers later this year at Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin later his year. For her work in progress showing at Public Functionary, Lewis will present her process-based research for the theater piece through movement scores. Grounded in Lewis’ ongoing investment in affect and embodiment, the work takes the “minor” position to be understood racially, sonically, and thematically as it’s translated into aesthetic experience. In the scores for Minor Matter dancers negotiate themselves in relation to sight and phonic play, while exploring the limitations of signification and the fallacy of neutrality.
Concept/Choreography by Ligia Lewis
Performed by Jonathan Gonzalez
Musical accompaniment by Sarah White
Music mixed by WYNN
About the artist
Ligia Lewis is a choreographer and dancer who inhabits a variety of contexts from the visual arts to the theater. Her work has been presented by American Realness, New York; Impulstanz, Vienna; Flax/Fahrenheit, Los Angeles; Tanz im August, Berlin; NGBK, Berlin; Basel Liste, Basel; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Sophiensaele Theater, Berlin; and Hebbel-am-Ufer, Berlin. She has performed at Festival d' Avignon, Avignon; Spectacles Vivantes Centre Pompidou, Paris; Serralves Museum, Portugal; and the National Museum of Singapore, among others. Lewis has upcoming performances with Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Les Subsistances, Lyon; Centre National de la Danse, Paris; and Theatre Garonne, Toulouse. She has collaborated with artists Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Vincent Riebeek, Jeremy Wade, Wojciech Kosma, Wu Tsang, and Les Ballets C de la B. Lewis was awarded the Prix Jardin d' Europe for her work Sorrow Swag. Minor Matter will be the second work to follow Sorrow Swag in a triptych of works. Ligia Lewis lives and works in Berlin.