A 360-degree dance and art installation about confronting our mortality in the face of large-scale violence.
About this project
Kickstart – AfterWind
We want to share with you the poignancy and relevance of our new production, AfterWind, which we will be performing at SPACE from July 21-31.
In AfterWind we will immerse you in a 360-degree art and dance installation to explore the intimate final moments after a terrorist bombing and the reverberations through the American public.
AfterWind is in many ways a poignant requiem for innocent lives cut short, as well as an intense consideration of our fears and shared responsibility in the face of large-scale violence. We are excited to present this new show in the newest Twin Cities theater supporting experimental performance work. SPACE is located in Vandalia Tower at University and Vandalia, an industrial building converted into spaces for artists and creatives.
If Off-Leash Area is known for anything in our community, it is for focusing on real human struggles and tackling current social problems through an innovative artistic lens – bringing understanding and empathy to the fore, and magnifying the evocative power of live performance:
“Border Crossing is a work in search not of answers but of the intangible truths beneath the hard realities.” – City Pages
“you leave the theater moved and enlightened.” – Star Tribune
“Seldom will you see such epic and imaginative stagecraft in such a small physical space” – Lavender Magazine
We hope you will join Paul Herwig and me, Jennifer Ilse, and the entire cast and crew, as we share with you this unique, poignant and extremely relevant experience.
Jennifer Ilse, Co-Artistic Director
Performers – Kaori Kenmotsu, Darrius Strong, Jesse Neumann-Peterson, Jennifer Ilse, Paul Herwig
Direction and Choreography – Jennifer Ilse
Set Design – Paul Herwig
Sound Composition – Craig Harris
Light Design – Paul Epton
Video – Kari Mosel, Jim Peitzman, Steve Campbell
Music – Ben Siems
Photography – Scott Pakudaitis, Aleutian Calabay
Risks and challenges
As artists, our role is to hold a mirror to society, with humility and grace; and our goal is to be true to who we are as artist-citizens of our community, our country, and our world.
The risk we face then is to not present this work.
If the worst happens (fire, a severe injury, other major event) that prevents us from doing the show at the scheduled performances, the project will be postponed to later dates.