Using a sprinkle of dry humor, dancers poke at the absurdities radiating within a society governed by social media as we mindlessly scroll through endless #nofilter wondering why we are still even looking.
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Rebecca Tanner, originally from Fargo, ND, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2018 with her BFA in Dance. Since moving to Minneapolis in 2011 Rebecca has been grateful to work and perform with artists such as MotionArt, Vanessa Voskuil, Joanna Lees, Paper Crown Dance, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Michel Kouakou, Carl Flink, and Rosy Simas. Throughout her time at the University of Minnesota she has also had the opportunity to study movement and compositional techniques from Joanie Smith, Erin Thompson, Angharad Davis, Michel Kouakou, Carl Flink, and HIJACK. Rebecca’s focus has been on her choreography which has been performed at Zenon Dance School Zone Show, University of Minnesota Spring Concert, University of Minnesota Dance Production Course Show: Three Evenings, American College Dance Association, RAWartists, UMN 2017 Arts Quarter Festival, and Dreamland Arts. Her choreography uses sarcasm and laughter as a coping mechanism to navigate life; by incorporating a sprinkle of dry humor to she explores the way in which everyday interactions take place within the framework of society governed by pop culture.
Libby is a student at the University of Minnesota. She will be finishing her Bachelors degree in Dance and Spanish this coming spring. She is very excited to continue scouring ways to dance and move and learn post graduation and adventure with her friends on creative journeys.
Harper Foote is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College where she majored in dance with a concentration in management. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Harper recently moved to the Twin Cities area and hopes to dive deep into the rich creative community here. In her choreography and in general, Harper is especially interested in the dynamic relationship between humans and the earth they inhabit. She greatly enjoys spending time outside in any way and especially loves spending time up north with her family.
Clare Driscoll, originally from Chicago, IL, moved to Minneapolis to pursue a BA in Dance and a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota; she obtained her degree in 2017. While studying at the U of M dance program, Clare had the pleasure of performing works by Brian Brooks, luciana achugar, Carl Flink, Joanie Smith, and Angharad Davies. Clare has performed locally at Intermedia Arts, 9x22, the Tex Box, and the Winter Soundgarden (Lake Nokomis) and internationally at DansArts Festival in Bielefeld, Germany. Currently, she has the pleasure of working with Rebecca Tanner, Crissy Tolson, and Anna Marie Shogren. Outside of dance, teaches yoga in the Twin Cities and often finds herself drinking tea in coffee shops.
After graduating with a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota in May of 2017, Shannon is now a freelance performing artist and teacher in the Twin Cities. She has had the opportunity to perform works by Melissa Thodos, Erin Sheppard, Joanie Smith, Luke Olson Elm, Rosie Simas and Brian Brooks. She has trained under Toni Pierce-Sands, Erin Thompson, Jon Sloven, Karla Grotting, Marciano Silva Dos Santos, Scott Rink, Carl Flink and Ananya Chatterjea. While studying at the U she was one of the select dancers to perform a re-staging of Panorama by Martha Graham in 2015 and Torrent by Brian Brooks in 2017 on the Northrop Carlson Family Stage. Shannon has been working with Rebecca Tanner since the summer of 2017 and is excited for what they will do together and where they will go.
Jack Sullivan is a Minneapolis-based mover and choreographer who began dancing in his junior year of high school at TU Dance in St. Paul, MN. A Senior at the University of Minnesota, he is pursuing a double major in Dance and Strategic Communication. Jack has performed in works by Black Label Movement, Ananya Dance Theatre, Angharad Davies and others. His goal as a dancer and dance-maker centers upon the coexistence of the pedestrian and the highly physical, and to convey emotion with simplicity and no-frills physicality to showcase the stories and the condition of everyday life, along with the examination of the relationship to others and to self.
Danielle Cina is a native of the Twin Cities. She has spent the past 19 years training at various schools including Waconia Performing Arts Center, Columbia College Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and The University of Minnesota. Danielle has been been trained in numerous styles of dance, but her favorites include modern and post modern. She believes that movement is an essential part of the human experience and views dance as an important outlet for personal expression and growth. This is her second year in the Fringe and she is excited to be apart of this wonderful festival again!
Amber Kirkeby aka DJ Kirkabee is a DJ and dancer in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. She also has a BA in dance & loves dogs!
Sarah is originally from Manhattan, Kansas, and came to the Twin Cities in 2013 to pursue a BFA in dance from the University of Minnesota. Since earning her BFA in 2017 she has performed works by Joanna Lees and Sophie Pimsler with Alternative Motion Project at the Lab Theater, Marciano Silva Dos Santos with Contempo Physical Dance at the Cowles Center, and has presented her own work through Zenon Dance Company and School’s “Zenon Dance Zone” Program. Sarah is also a STOTT®-certified Pilates instructor and teaches Pilates at Northeast Fitness and Zenon. In her own creative practice, she is drawn to themes of friendship, community, loneliness, and conformity, and often finds expression through a bricolage of dance, short films, and an excessive assortment of snacks and props.
Jenna Namyst is dancer from Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Jenna graduated with a BA in Dance and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2018 where she was a recipient of the Stroud scholarship and the Alworth Memorial Fund scholarship. She has performed in works by Angharad Davies, Michel Kouakou, and James Sewell. In her art, Jenna works to find, see, and engage in social experiences using art and science to fuel discussion and find solidarity in our shared unknowing.