Dance has carried on throughout the ages in a myriad of forms, and tonight's message from The Rabbit Show a Bryant-Lake Bowl is that dance is for and created by all ages too.
The multi-generational theme for this evening will showcase a cabaret-style production with performances by choreographers in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, proving that it doesn't matter how young or old you are, it's about the movements you are creating.
Presented by the Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble, led by John Munger, The Rabbit Show demonstrates each month that serious dance doesn't have to be over-your-head complicated to be worthwhile. The unique array of short dances tonight--seven performances in all--will give audiences a chance to freely contemplate the meaning of age at various stages.
Performers tonight include Jamey Garner of Three Dances, who is known for her technical distinction and using mixed media; Jess Neumann-Peterson who is currently venturing into choreography and will be presenting exciting new work; Jim Lieberthal, a well-known ballet-based artist in the Twin Cities community, will perform his new solo that will be simultaneously passionate and humorous; and John Munger, 65, will perform four solos himself.
Munger's performance includes a new piece called "Tremor," based on the struggle many face with aging. He will also dance a piece in total silence called "Barada Nikto" that is inspired by the sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still. Munger will also dance to Bobby Darin and perform a satire of the "Chinese Dance" from the traditional Nutcracker in a piece he calls "Nutbuster."
With issues of age and aging behind the performances tonight, audiences will probably walk away with much to think about. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the hour-long showcase begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $12 ($5 with Fringe button).