Northrop Presents

Brian Brooks

2016//17 Northrop Season
Apr 2017
About the Event

I'm Going to Explode
First Fall with special guest Wendy Whelan
Torrent with U of M students

Called “the ‘it’ boy of contemporary American dance” (Dallas Morning News), choreographer Brian Brooks has carved his niche with a unique and minimalist style—a style characterized as an electrified “exploration of human limits” by Dance Magazine. His company is known for shattering conventional notions of human strength and endurance, and they make their Northrop debut with a compelling and fast-paced repertory program. Our own U of M student dancers will join the company in the free-spirited Torrent, a work that oscillates joyously between orderly patterns and unrestrained turbulence, while soaring to a remix of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

As a special treat, Wendy Whelan will be joining the company, performing in First Fall.

“The coiling fullness of Mr. Brooks’ choreography, brimming with detail, frequently mesmerizes; you wonder how the dancers keep up.” -The New York Times

Support provided by the University of Minnesota Dance Program through the Sage Cowles Land Grant Chair.
U of M student, Alice Fredrickson coordinated/reconstructed the costumes for Torrent.

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Brian Brooks Moving Company Performance Preview

Sat, Apr 22, 6:45 pm
Best Buy Theater
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Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Download the Program
Brian Brooks Program