Image courtesy Black Label Movement


Black Label Movement

Every Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Jan. 12-21
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20
2 p.m.
Jan. 21
4 p.m.

After performing at the Cowles Center for the last five years, Black Label Movement heads to the Ritz in northeast Minneapolis this year. This January show highlights how the company keeps audiences on their toes through collaborations with scientists, artists, and movers of all kinds. BLM’s two-week, eight-performance season will offer two premieres. “Animal Velocity” was developed as part of James Sewell Ballet’s Ballet Works series, and “I am a rope, bringing this down…,” was made with textile artist Anne Swan. Swan’s work will also be seen as part of a concurrent gallery exhibition that includes past BLM collaborating artists Lara Hansen and Bill Cameron. Repertory pieces returning to the stage include “Hit,” a gravity-defying exploration of physics and violence from 2011, and “Merge,” created with Afro-Brazilian company Contempo Physical Dance in 2016.