THE PAINTED FACTORY | SuperGroup
SAT JUL 29 at 7PM
Tickets to this performance are included in the Weekend Pass and Saturday Pass.
Through the formality of pedestrian repetition, SuperGroup ponders work, class, revolution, privilege, ghosts, boredom, infidelity and guns. Assembled on stage, it is part minimalist dance, part living room drama; simultaneously an earnest homage to these influential performance forms and a questioning of their continued reproduction. By filtering these still prevalent, yet antiquated, forms through a unique style of multi-tasking, THE PAINTED FACTORY attempts to wrought a new object from old raw materials.
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SuperGroup is the Minneapolis based performance collaboration of Erin Search-Wells, Sam Johnson, and Jeffrey Wells. Since forming in 2007, SuperGroup has presented work at venues across the Twin Cities cluding the BLB, the Red Eye, Bedlam Theatre, the Ritz, and the Walker Art Center, as well as nationally at the Invisible Dog Art Center (NYC, presented by the Joyce Theater), Velocity Dance Center (Seattle), Temple University (Philadelphia), and ODC (San Francisco).
SuperGroup’s work has been supported through commissions from the Walker Art Center, the Red Eye Theater, and the Southern Theater as well as through grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. SuperGroup was recently awarded a McKnight Fellowship in Choreography for 2017. In addition to working with SuperGroup, Erin, Jeffrey, and Sam all maintain independent creation and performance lives, working with many artists including: Morgan Thorson, Fire Drill, Daniel Linehan, BodyCartography Project, Karen Sherman, Paige Collette, Abigail Browde, Chantal Pavageaux, and Justin Jones.