Rhythmically Speaking Presents The Cohort 2022: Stage - August 11 to August 13

A reimagining of Rhythmically Speaking’s beloved and long-running annual August production of live dance works, The Cohort is built to support and share vibrant different perspectives that connect people through, on, and via jazz and American social dance ideas. This year’s stage production The Cohort 2022 features work by:

Rae Charles – Local Artist and Rhythmically Speaking Company Member
Kathleen Doherty – Visiting Artist from Halifax, NS, Canada
Erinn Liebhard – Rhythmically Speaking Artistic and Executive Director
Laura Ann Smyth – Visiting Artist from Los Angeles, CA

Charles’ new piece Learn.Leave.Love. uses the metaphor of falling in love to explore how we come to understand ourselves and one another, and visitor Kathleen Doherty has remounted her work BASSline, which takes inspiration from how prominent bass lines within music influence movement choices, rhythmic timing and shapes in the dancers’ bodies. Liebhard’s new work An Opening is a musing on the synergy of keeping it together and breaking apart, and visitor Laura Smyth has set her work Character A/Musings, using the jazz idiom to consider the way in which we invent and reinvent ourselves throughout our lifetimes.

Thursday, August 11 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 12 at 7:30pm – talk-back following the show
Saturday, August 13 at 2:00pm – pay as you are
Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm

If you live out of town, cannot make it to the show, or are still avoiding live events due to Covid concerns, check out our on-demand option! Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door, $18 for students and seniors, and name your price for “pay as you are.”

To learn more about this production, the film screening that is a part of The Cohort program, and Rhythmically Speaking, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. RSVP at the Facebook Event.

Hope to see you at the show!

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55108

Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard