YOU slowly composes itself from an ensemble movement practice that mediates human connection and togetherness for everyone in the room. In a forward-moving progression of strutting and skipping, the dancers lock-in-stride, and, together, overcome not knowing the audience. Their overture progresses to reveal personality, group practice, the nature of one-on-one conversations and cross-talk, while drawing upon private information, the ensemble instinct, counting, the systems in the room, and the presence of the audience. Recognition from viewers and dancers is the ultimate form togetherness. It looks good on everyone and so back and forth it goes.
“The work takes us through the thorny, exhilarating, devastating process of acquaintance and familiarity with tremendous subtlety and nuance. And it begins with a sexy bang”. MNartists. Org
“They dance with determination and a high level of physical propulsion while looking like outcasts from a very peculiar marching band. It’s an excellent visual”. Star Tribune, Claude Peck
Morgan Thorson, based in Minneapolis, has been making public dance performances as an independent artist since 2000. Her work has been presented by Walker Art Center, PS 122 and On The Boards among others, and will be presented by the Weisman Art Museum in 2015. Morgan is a Guggenheim (2010) and USA Artist (2011) Fellow and has received many other awards for her work. She is currently a Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan University, a certified Skinner Releasing Technique practitioner, a Community Advocate for the Tubman Center and affiliate faculty at the University of Minnesota. As a performer, Morgan has collaborated with Ann Carlson, Jennifer Monson, Tino Sehgal, HIJACK and Karen Sherman. As DJ Vinylite, she mixes deep house and club music.