Classical Grace and Kinetic Experimentation in “Assemble” at Fringe

By John Townsend August 10, 2016

Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured - Home Page, Our Scene

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Minneapolis Ballet Dancers (MBD) is a group to watch out for because they beguile with a mastery of craft and imagination that one doesn’t expect to see in such a young group. Their current Fringe offering is a hypnotic grouping of short pieces by locally based choreographers from Minnesota and abroad (Brazil, Venezuela, and Japan).

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

These works have an ethereal sense about them throughout, yet at times they slice through space with vivid, almost palpable sharpness and angularity. We straddle the realm of the soul and the material world we live in as we watch these wonderfully exquisite little gems. The music selections are as transporting as the physical movement is magnetic.

Assemble
U of M Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Ave., Minneapolis
Through Aug. 13
Fringe Fest itself ends Aug. 14
www.fringefestival.org

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

Photo by José Castaño Villalobos.

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