The Ivey Award winning Live Action Set co-presents the premier of Basic North, an evening in three directions, its newest and bravest original production, June 28–July 8, at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. BroadwayWorld has a sneek peek at the photos below. Check back later for a full coverage of production shots.
With Basic North, the genre-bending troupe returns to its roots in dance and European clown. The company explores new territory by taking inspiration from mask technique, bottled messages, and 8-bit Nintendo soundtracks.
Contributing to the creation as performers are Crane Adams, Noah Bremer, Joanna Harmon, Emily King, Christopher LaPlante, Dustin Maxwell, Skyler Nowinski, Tyler Olsen, Anna Reichert, Stephanie Shirek, and Katelyn Skelley.
Preview performances run Thursday June 28 @ 8pm, Friday June 29 @ 8pm. Opening Night Gala performance is Saturday June 30 @ 8pm. Additional performances play Sunday July 1 @ 7pm, Thursday July 5 @ 8pm, Friday July 6 @ 8pm, Saturday July 7 @ 8pm and Sunday July 8 @ 7pm.
For tickets, visit www.southerntheater.org or call 612.340.0155 x 310. Previews - $18; General Admission - $25; Opening Gala Performance - $28; Student / Child - $15. The Southern Theater is located at 1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Live Action Set is a non-profit, Minneapolis-based performance company whose artistic mission is to create visually poetic, wildly imaginative and intellectually accessible performance experiences that harness the indefinable power of the human spirit. Since its inception in 2003, LAS's performance style has centered on devised, ensemble-driven work that dissolves boundaries between artistic genres and draws on forms of "physical theater," "classical theater" trainings, and dance. LAS prides itself on artistic excellence. Its productions have been widely hailed as "courageous", "beautiful," "daring," and have received numerous accolades, the most recent of which was a 2011 Ivey Awards for "Best Overall Production" in recognition of the creative ingenuity of The 7-Shot Symphony. Live Action Set is led by Noah Bremer, artistic director, and Joanna Harmon, executive director. The creative team includes Ryan Underbakke as artistic associate, and an ensemble of 24 Live Action Artists.
Photo Credit: Bill Cameron