Choreographer Chris Yon prepares for his latest work "Swaggerprance, to keep from crying" at Red Eye, presented on a split bill with Hannah Kramer‚Äôs writ Large for the third week of the festival, June 12-15, 2014. (Photo Credit: Liz Josheff)
HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING
Thursday-Saturday: “Rooted : Hip-Hop Choreographers’ Evening” is curated by Maia Maiden, pictured, and focuses on celebrating hip-hop dance and related movement forms including African, Latin, tap, step, popping, locking, house and both old and new school concepts. This year’s lineup is packed with some of the most daring movers in town, including Al Taw’am, B Boy J-Sun, B Girl MonaLisa and Arturo Miles, Kaleena Miller Dance, Voice of Culture and Looney Tunes Crew plus DJ Huh?What?? Free sampler classes will be offered Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. (open to all ages and levels). Register online to reserve a spot. (7 p.m. Thu.-Sat., $12-$15, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-871-4444, www.intermediaarts.org.)
Thursday-Sunday: Red Eye’s Isolated Acts series always offers up bright new ideas in dance and performance. This weekend’s promising lineup has a double bill featuring Hannah Kramer and Chris Yon, pictured. Kramer has danced for many local artists and now she takes on the role of choreographer in “writ Large,” a quartet with a mysterious premise about intimacy and the future. Yon’s “Swaggerprance, to keep from crying” was created for the International Society of Swaggerprancers, a fictional group Yon says must use movement to convey their thoughts, since they have no words to describe them. (8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., $15 Fri.-Sun. (pay-as-able Thu.), Red Eye, 14 W. 15th St., Mpls., 612-870-0309. www.redeyetheater.org.)
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