Next Steps
photo: V. Paul Vertucio
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"The partnering is breathtakingly immediate and emotionally absolute. When these dancers hurl or fling themselves at each other—often at precarious angles—they are clasped in holds as firm as superglue."

— Camille Le Fevre,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune


Next Steps

Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft and pure abandon.

What Dark/Falling Into Light
(premiere: Dance Theater Workshop, 1996) is inspired by the Holocaust and the marginalization of people based on creed or ethnicity. The breathtaking work reacts to and investigates our response to the atrocity, and delves into the emotions kindled by our exploration of “Why?”

Miniatures is an absurd look at relationships that will ultimately be encapsulated in a tiny locket that hangs around the neck. Through projections and multi-media, the thoughts of each character are revealed while dance relationships come alive through Shapiro & Smith Dance’s vigorous athleticism and skillful technique.

A final evening highlight is the debut of Proof, a quartet about love and loss by enterprising company member Maggie Bergeron.

Next Steps was performed April 3-6, 2008 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.


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