MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Local dance company Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture premieres its latest work, All Hail the Queen, a dance-installation exploring the vagina, the voice and womxn’s creative expression, this October
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Local dance company Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture premieres its latest work, All Hail the Queen, a dance-installation exploring the vagina, the voice and womxn’s creative expression, this October 10-14, 2018 at the Illusion Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets available at http://www.illusiontheater.
All Hail the Queen explores the historically censored anatomies of womxn, looking at the similarities between the vocal apparatus and the pelvic apparatus: the voice and the vagina. Instead of literally displaying the vagina, as some theater pieces have done, All Hail the Queen uses movement, text, humor, and set design to guide the audience through various cultural, historical and embodied experiences of “the female body.”
All Hail the Queen is a collaboration between Choreographer Deborah Jinza Thayer, Melissa Birch (Text), Janika Vandervelde (Music), Amelia Biewald (Installation), and Dancers Julia Davidson, Non Edwards, Erika Hansen, Christine Maginnis, Sharon Picasso, Eve Schulte, Erin Thompson, and Roxane Wallace. Rounding out the production team are Ivan Idland (Costumes), Mary Plaster (Puppet) and Karin Olson (Lighting Design).
All Hail the Queen is a dance installation—an immersive, built environment—through which the audience travels to experience movement, sound, text and visual art. The audience will see dance at a close range, feel their way through a fabric tunnel, and hear expressions of laryngeal glee; All Hail the Queen creates an artistic space designed to fully engage the audience’s perspective and senses.
All Hail the Queen will inspire and continue conversations about how womxn’s bodies, bodies with vaginas and womxn’s creative voices are treated in today’s culture. By inviting womxn artists to collaborate, offering their own ideas and experiences around “the female body,” All Hail the Queencounters devaluation and dismissal of womxn’s bodies with celebratory and expressive artistry.
Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture
All Hail the Queen
Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave, 8th floor, Minneapolis MN 55403
WED October 10 @ 11am child-friendly matinee; pay-as-able
THU October 11 @ 8pm pay-as-able night
FRI October 12 @ 8pm, General Admission
SAT October 13 @ 8pm, General Admission
SUN October 14 @ 5pm, General Admission
$29 General Admission
2 Pay-As-Able Performances (Oct. 10 and Oct. 11)
CALL: 612-339-4944 #200
This is a “toured” performance, meaning the audience will be guided through the accessible lobby, hallways and stage space of the Illusion Theater. Questions, needs, and accommodations can be addressed to
Deborah Jinza Thayer is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund
(Thursday) 5:00 pm
528 Hennepin Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55403
Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture JD7424@gmail.com