$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR
9:30PM DOORS/10PM SHOWTIME
DaNCEBUMS DaNCE is a four week residency jam-packed with music, dance, and performance. Joined by keyboardist/vocalist Eric Mayson and percussionist Toby Ramaswamy, DaNCEBUMS is a band that makes dances - a crowd pleasing performance imbued with humor, groove, exertion, and extreme bliss. Each week focuses on a facet of DaNCEBUM-ness, with an all star line up to match.
DaNCEBUMS is a group of five making dance collaboratively and non-hierarchically in Minneapolis. Dubbed “the best dance party in town”, their work straddles the arty and the party as they knowingly move between precise technique and casual pop sensibility. In a search for radical joy, they embrace the awkward, conjure nostalgia, and contemplate bright futures. Their crowd-pleasing performance is imbued with humor, groove, exertion, and extreme bliss.
Margaret Johnson, Kara Motta, Eben Kowler, Maggie Zepp, and Karen McMenamy met as students in the University of Minnesota’s dance department, and have collaborated in various configurations since 2011. Tightly bonded by friendship, they lived together at 601 Broadway St NE. During their two-year residency in this home, they produced a trio of original dance-rock-operas in their single-car garage. Since 2013, DaNCEBUMS has been performing thoughtful and provocative dance work in the Twin Cities. Their collaboration is based on mutual love and respect for each other, systems of support, and togetherness. They have presented work at the Walker Art Center (One-Move-Dance), Red Eye Theater (New Works 4 Weeks 2014, 2015), The Southern Theater, and the Bryant Lake Bowl (WOW, in collaboration with 6ix Families). Their webseries, moves4u2do, allows fans to take their choreography off the stage and into their lives with simple instructional videos.
Currently, DaNCEBUMS is realizing their dream of becoming a dance band - taking their work out of the theater and into bars, music venues, and parties. Joined by keyboardist/vocalist Eric Mayson, and percussionist Toby Ramaswamy, they have performed at 7th St Entry, ICEHOUSE, Kitty Cat Klub, Public Functionary,The Swedish Institute, and on live television as part of TPT’s Takeover Series.
Theo Langason is a Theatre Artist and Musician. He has been a company member of Sandbox Theatre Company since 2013 where he has served as performer, composer and director. Theo also makes music with The Margaret Johnson Family Band and Eric Mayson.
Itch Princess is the solo musical venture of Minneapolis based Katelyn Farstad, who also plays drums in Minneapolis-based: Larry Wish and His Guys, RENO, and Tips for Twat (RIP)
Samuel Robertson is a multimedia artist living in Minneapolis. In his illustrative work, he studies people and our relationships to appetite, commodities, technology, nature, and each other. He explores both the darkness and the humor in our efforts to find fulfillment and comfort through consumption, drawing his inspiration from sources where he finds symbolic representations of human appetite, including industrial equipment catalogs, tourism magazines, obscure wilderness and hunting publications, and outdated encyclopedias. Samuel refrains from explicit judgement or commentary, attempting instead to imbue his scenes with atmosphere, humor, and allegory.