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

A reimagining of RS’ long-running annual August production, The Cohort is built to support and share different perspectives on and via the vibrancy of jazz and American social dance ideas, now through both staged and screened works. This year’s stage production The Cohort 2022 features work by:

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

Charles’ new piece Learning to Understand uses the metaphor of falling in love to explore how we come to understand ourselves and one another. Visiting Artist Kathleen Doherty is remounting her work BASS-line, 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 Visiting Artist Laura Smyth is setting her work Character A/Musings, using the jazz idiom to consider the way in which we invent and reinvent ourselves throughout our lifetimes. We are thrilled to return to our long-time summer home of the Southern Theater for the following show times:

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

To learn more about this production, the film screening that is a part of The Cohort program, and Rhythmically Speaking, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. See you at the show!

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard