and a daring theatricality.”
— The New York Times
“They’re athletic, sharp, articulate dancers, supple and beautifully controlled, and they connect
immediately with audiences.”
— Camille Le Fevre,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Three world premieres,
two company classics
This exciting weekend of dance includes three world premieres: Burning Air, a solo by Joanie Smith about the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894; When We Last Spoke, an intimate work for four women and one man (alternately taking on the role of lover, son, and father); and a physically daring new work by Eddie Oroyan for himself and fellow company members. The program also features last season’s smash hit Bolero, a “thrill ride of a dance” (Star Tribune). Known for performing tales of beauty and biting wit with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance and pure abandon.
Burning Air was performed April 7-10, 2011 at the Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
This project wass funded with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Target Foundation and McKnight Foundation.