This performance has been cancelled. Unfortunately, the dance company has not yet received the visas which would allow them to perform in the United States. While we have been informed that the visa process (which we initiated in October) is still pending, without a confirmed approval at this time the artists will not be able to leave South Korea in time to reach Minneapolis for their scheduled performances.
We deeply regret the disappointment that this causes you, our loyal audience members; the student groups who were planning to attend our school matinee; and the artists themselves, who were very excited to make their Northrop debut. While the process of gaining approval for international artists to perform in the U.S. is incredibly challenging and complex, Northrop remains committed to presenting dance artists from around the world, and trust you will enjoy many of these artists in the future.
All ticket buyers have been emailed refund information, or they can also contact the Northrop Box Office at 612-624-2345.
Balance and Imbalance
with live music on stage
From Seoul, South Korea, the contemporary dance group, Bereishit, makes its Northrop debut with a program that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dancing with the ancient musical heritage of traditional Korean drumming. Choreographer Soon-ho Park, who studied dance in both Korea and Europe, approaches Korean culture with sleek artistry and urban cool. His young troupe of athletic dancers brings a fresh, invigorating power to the stage. In the intensely physical Balance and Imbalance, aggression and cooperation alternate with off-hand nonchalance and a healthy dose of humor. The rigorous male duet Bow-control celebrates the clean lines and power of traditional archery, blurring the boundaries between sport, art, and meditation.
“The street style in dress and movement disguises finely honed skill in balancing bodies at extraordinary angles and in extraordinary configurations. […] It proved a winning selection.” –Critical Dance