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Project Description

minor matter

minor matter

minor matter

minor matter
February 16–18, 2018

Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

In minor matter, two apparatuses are at play—blackness and the spectacle.  This is the second work by Dominican-born Ligia Lewis from her trilogy (BLUE, RED, WHITE). Three dancers push against the boundaries of the stage, while illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates it.

Lewis turns to the colour red to materialize thoughts between love and rage. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theatre’s parts—light, sound, image, and architecture—become entangled with the performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space.

minor matter (2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production) unfolds multi-directionally, creating a poetics of dissonance from which questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification emerge. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter—black.

It turns out utopia is going to have to coexist with apocalypse and that both have been with us all along. Lewis’s work offers a kind of oblique blueprint for how joy, hope, anger, and despair are all always the case, using the paradigmatic fact of blackness.”  – 4Columns, New York City

View the minor matter trailer.

COUNTRY
Dominican Republic / USA / Germany

PRODUCED BY
Ligia Lewis in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
Toronto Dance Community Love-In

SCHEDULE
Fri / Feb. 16 / 10:00pm
Sat / Feb. 17 / 10:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 6:00pm
Tactile Audio Display Seating available for all performances

DURATION
60 minutes

CREDITS
Concept & Choreography: Ligia Lewis
With: Corey Scott-Gilbert, Ligia Lewis, Tiran Willemse (in creation with Hector Thami Manekehla, Jonathan Gonzalez)
Musical Dramaturgy: Michal Libera, Ligia Lewis
Sound Design: Jassem Hindi
Sound Technician: Neda Sanai
Styling: Alona Rodeh
Lights: Andreas Harder
Dramaturgy: Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Assistance: Martha Glenn
Touring and Distribution: HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Nicole Schuchardt

minor matter is a production by Ligia Lewis in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Additional support provided by residencies at FD-13, PACT Zollverein, and collective address.

Canadian tour developed in association with Montréal, arts interculturels.

Canadian Premiere

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Doro Tuch

TICKETS
3-SHOW PASS

minor matter
February 16–18, 2018

Single Tickets: $25
PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60
PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

In minor matter, two apparatuses are at play—blackness and the spectacle.  This is the second work by Dominican-born Ligia Lewis from her trilogy (BLUE, RED, WHITE). Three dancers push against the boundaries of the stage, while illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates it.

Lewis turns to the colour red to materialize thoughts between love and rage. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theatre’s parts—light, sound, image, and architecture—become entangled with the performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space.

minor matter (2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production) unfolds multi-directionally, creating a poetics of dissonance from which questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification emerge. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter—black.

It turns out utopia is going to have to coexist with apocalypse and that both have been with us all along. Lewis’s work offers a kind of oblique blueprint for how joy, hope, anger, and despair are all always the case, using the paradigmatic fact of blackness.”  – 4Columns, New York City

COUNTRY
Dominican Republic / USA / Germany

PRODUCED BY
Ligia Lewis in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
Toronto Dance Community Love-In

SCHEDULE
Fri / Feb. 16 / 10:00pm
Sat / Feb. 17 / 10:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 6:00pm
Tactile Audio Display Seating available for all performances

DURATION
60 minutes

CREDITS
Concept & Choreography: Ligia Lewis
With: Corey Scott-Gilbert, Ligia Lewis, Tiran Willemse (in creation with Hector Thami Manekehla, Jonathan Gonzalez)
Musical Dramaturgy: Michal Libera, Ligia Lewis
Sound Design: Jassem Hindi
Sound Technician: Neda Sanai
Styling: Alona Rodeh
Lights: Andreas Harder
Dramaturgy: Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Assistance: Martha Glenn
Touring and Distribution: HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Nicole Schuchardt

minor matter is a production by Ligia Lewis in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Additional support provided by residencies at FD-13, PACT Zollverein, and collective address.

Canadian tour developed in association with Montréal, arts interculturels.

Canadian Premiere

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Doro Tuch

TICKETS
3-SHOW PASS