Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers by Shelly Mosman

Give Ear

Berit Ahlgren and Nathan Keepers
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Virtual Performance (Household): $25

Give Ear from Berit Ahlgren and Nathan Keepers is a dance/theater collaboration based in the act of listening. The production investigates what it means to listen or not listen, how we listen, what does it feel like to listen, and what happens if we listen more. A respite from the cacophony that we are currently living in; an evening to sit peacefully together and take in movement, music, language, and maybe even some quiet.

This performance is part of MERGES IN MARCHwhich expands on The Cowles Center’s MERGE program to facilitate six nights of three inter-disciplinary and ground-breaking performances. Join us to experience their collaboration in action!

From the creators: “We are excited and curious to come together, again,  and find out how these past months have informed the work. Maybe listening is more important than ever?”

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About the artists:

Native to St. Paul, Minnesota, Berit Ahlgren trained at Minnesota Dance Theatre and was a founding company member of TU Dance, performing between the years of 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Art Council’s Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren studied the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and shortly thereafter moved to Israel to pursue an intensive, yearlong teacher certification. Ahlgren transitioned to New York City in 2014 to obtain her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, developing ties in the community while teaching Gaga at both Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Centers. Returning to Minnesota in late 2016, Ahlgren has been working as a dance educator, performer, choreographer, and collaborator across the United States and abroad, using her relationship with Gaga as a lens to define her creative process. 

Nathan Keepers is Producing Artistic Director of The Moving Company in Minneapolis, where he has co-created 12 original works, including Come Hell and High Water, Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Werther and Lotte, Liberty Falls 54321, Refugia and Speechless. Previously he spent 11 seasons with Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he co-created and performed in many productions including Chez Pierre, The Little Prince, The Miser, Fishtank and many others. He has performed at many local and national venues and with a multitude of companies. Nathan is also a director and teacher, and studied with Pierre Byland in Switzerland, and Philippe Gaulier in London. 

Image Credit: Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers by Shelly Mosman


Mar 19
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 20
Sat @ 7:30pm