”An urgent exploration of love, rage and where they meet” The New York Times – selected as Best Dance in 2017
minor matter forms the second part of the trilogy Blue, red, white. It starts in total darkness, inside the theatre space known as the black box. Gradually three dancers emerge, raising the question of blackness and how it can exist in such a space. In this work, Lewis turns to the colour red to materialize thoughts between love and rage. Throughout the choreography the performers push themselves against the boundaries of the stage while simultaneously illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates them. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter—black. The theater’s parts – light, sound, image, and architecture – become entangled with the three performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space.
Ligia Lewis is a dancer and choreographer. In 2017, she was awarded a Bessie for outstanding production for minor matter, and in 2018 she was granted a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in the field of dance. As a dancer, Lewis has performed and toured extensively for artists including Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Mette Ingvartsen, and Eszter Salamon. She has collaborated with visual artist Wu Tsang, musical artist Twin Shadow, and with the DJ collective NON Worldwide. Ligia Lewis is currently managed and produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, and is a factory artist at tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf.
- Norwegian premiere
- Duration: 60 minutes.