An evening where the left and right side of your brain get to collide, the 9x22 Dance/Lab at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater tomorrow offers short artistic bursts of choreographed movement, followed by an in-depth discussion on the concept of each piece.
Hosted by Megan Mayer, the evening will consist of pieces by local dance artists Maggie Bergeron, Jamey Garner, and Leslie O'Neill.
Bergeron will explore elements of shame, private verses public spheres, and revelation in her work. Described as a quirky and dark short piece, Bergeron will use acoustic and electronic sound to propel her movements forward.
Garner's piece, titled "Antique's Daughter," is a group composition rooted in the idea of the viewer determining what the movement means to them; a perfect type of performance for the open forum style of 9x22 Dance/Lab. By focusing on using physical images, Garner and her fellow dancers paint a picture of relationships with their dance, and how love, hate, joy, and other emotions impact the human psyche.
A wide range of subjects like divorce, loneliness, and even subways have influenced the work displayed on Wednesday night.
But, of course, no matter what each artist has in mind, it will be up to you to determine what you take from it.
The performance is Wednesday, July 28. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a $6-$12 sliding scale fee. For more information, call Bryant-Lake Bowl's box office at 612.825.8949.