• Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (map)
  • 810 West Lake Street
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55408
  • United States

Wow is a shared evening and collaboration between dancemakers DaNCEBUMS and soundmakers 6 Families. The affinity between these two groups is rooted in our commitment to experimentation. We push at the edges of what is expected from the disciplines of dance and music. In our first collaboration, we’ve created something to please ourselves and our Moms – who supported us as young artists at the barre and music stand. Performances are May 7th and 8th at 7pm at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, located at 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Tickets are sliding scale $8-$16.

May 7-8, 7PM at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Doors at 6.

$8-16, The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater ticket and information line is (612) 825-8949. Tickets are available online now

With a plot of rolling duets, solos, and trios, DaNCEBUMS will peer into the subtleties of our already established group dynamic. These short bursts of dance will use and misuse conventionally pleasing elements that are tailor-made to our mothers’ preferences. You can count on emotional torsos, humorous turning, beautiful poses, and the ever elusive “dance chord.”

Six Families will continue our relentless sonic exploration by reconceiving the songs and stories our mothers have taught us. A new band of composers, performers, and improvisers will work together to create a set of old and new songs inspired by growth, rest, flowers, nostalgia, and love.

Familiar at moments, and surprising at others; you can expect this springy compilation of sounds and movements to make you feel like a fine feline, luxuriating in the sun. Culminating in a lively finale, this performance celebrates the power of music and dance to create connections across generations and through the eternal cycles of the universe.

DaNCEBUMS is Eben Kowler, Kara Motta, Margaret Johnson, Maggie Zepp, and Karen McMenamy. They create dances from the heart that will engage your mind. DaNCEBUMS presents itself as a band and performs choreography that mixes a club show aesthetic with contemporary dance practice. DaNCEBUMS’ work has been presented at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, The Southern Theater, Kitty Cat Klub, Public Functionary, Icehouse, Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis Theater Garage, 7th Street Entry, Walker Art Center, and the Lee & Rose Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Six Families is a collection of musicians organized by nine emerging artists in the
Twin Cities: Tara Loeper, Toby Ramaswamy, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, Cole Pulice, Mark Engelmann, Alia Jeraj, Adam Zahller, Patrick Marschke, and Mitchel Stahlmann. We aim
to create opportunities for performers and listeners to participate in honest, thoughtful, and compelling experiences relating to sound, silence, and song. Since the summer of 2014, we have commissioned many written works, supported new collaborations, and curated numerous shows throughout the Twin Cities. 6families.org