The University of Minnesota’s University Dance Theatre performs REACH, featuring choreography by faculty member Joanie Smith and visiting artists Maria Bauman and Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, performed by University Dance program students.
Mixing joy, sadness, and anger into one show, REACH encompasses themes such as bodily autonomy, reaching towards the future, and back to the past.
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19 at 2:00pm
$5-35, pay as you can
Joanie Smith, a faculty member at The University of Minnesota’s Theatre Arts & Dance department and founder of Shapiro & Smith Dance, brings original pieces Moonlight and Ferdouganal to the stage. With a heavy emphasis on reproductive rights and bodily autonomy, Smith sheds light on the power of coming together and demanding change through imagery of marching, protests, and speaking up for what you believe in.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd and award-winning Maria Bauman bring fresh choreography. Bauman and collaborator Audrey Hailes address the question, “How can being better stewards of this planet help us become better stewards of our own bodies and of each other?”. Lloyd, who is known for his postmodernism work, seeks a range beyond a “unidirectional career,” leaving his audiences with something fresh, memorable, and impactful every time.