Weave – St. Paul

World Premiere
January 12, 2019
Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
Native choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) creates Weave, a dance project drawn from the interwoven and interdependent nature of our world. In Weave, individual and embodied stories are the vibrant threads that mesh in a performance woven of story, dance, moving image, and sound.
Created with performers Zoë Klein, Sam Mitchell, Valerie Oliveiro, George Stamos, and composer François Richomme.
Project development and contextualization writers Heid E. Erdrich and Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán.

Weave is being created in residencies at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts (Minneapolis), McKnight Fellowships Residency at MANCC (Tallahassee), O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University (St. Paul), and The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul).
Weave is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project and The MAP Fund, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The St. Paul iteration  and world premiere of Weave is funded in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding ideas that engage and enrich Saint Paul through the arts. Weave is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Major support for Weave from the Joyce Awards, a program of the Joyce Foundation.
Site-specific iterations of Weave will be created for St. Paul (The Ordway), Birmingham (The Alabama Dance Council), Washington D.C. (Dance Place), Maui (Maui Arts & Cultural Center), Allegany Seneca Territory (The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Cultural Center), Oahu (PA’I Arts & Culture Center), and Philadelphia (Intercultural Journeys).
photo of Rosy Simas in Skin(s) by Uche Iroegbu, courtesy of Intermedia Arts






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