Dates: Sat-Sun, June 8-9, 2019 (Sat at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 General ($10 Students/Figure Models)
Age Recommendation: This performance contains nudity. For audiences 18+
Duration: Act 1 – 65 minute dance performance including several short poses to sketch
Act 2 – 40 minutes of figure drawing including a 4, 10, and 22 minute pose
Jenson Dance presents
Sketch Mythology 2019
Performed/Modeled by Matt Jenson and Laura Selle Virtucio
Music performed live by Karen Majewicz
and Special Guest Lars Lee
Gods, goddesses, and fantastic creatures from Greek mythology abound, and YOU get to draw them! Modern dance blends with figure drawing to create a unique performance experience.
Throughout the six dances in Act I, you’ll get to warm up by drawing a series of 1, 2, and 4 minute poses. Act II will be one long pose. No previous drawing experience required, and paper and pencils will be provided. You are welcome to bring their own art supplies (nothing too messy, please).
Don’t remember much about Medusa? Never heard the story of Orpheus and Eurydice? Who the heck is Ares? Don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Before the performance, you can stroll through a gallery of drawings and paintings that introduce you to the characters. A brief synopsis of each myth will tell you all you need to enjoy the show.
This performance contains a whole bunch of nudity. For audiences 18+
Trigger warning: Please note that, as with most Greek myths, the stories included in this show are full of potentially distressing elements such as war, decapitation, deaths of loved ones, and sexual situations
Sketch Mythology was created Matt Jenson and Laura Selle Virtucio in collaboration with many artists:
Choreographers/Directors: Maria Asp, Annie Enneking, Lise Houlton, and Marcia Keegan
Composers: Joel Arpin, Marya Hart, Eric Jensen, and Michelle Kinney
Performers/Musicians: Lars Lee, Karen Majewicz
Writer: Linda Shapiro
Puppets: Andrew Jenson
Costumes: Lucy Hinton
Pre-performance Gallery Visual Artists: Emily Barton, Liz Carlson, Robert Borman, Dona Kos, David Sandberg, and Deb Zeller
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”