ARENA Dances: Main Street

ARENA DANCES is a modern dance company based in Minneapolis. Their work gives shape to emotions and explores the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive.

Main Street, a new work commissioned by the College of Saint Benedict, is an exploration of growing up in a small town and is partially inspired by St. Joseph, MN. The Main Street Project explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed over the years. The performance will juxtapose visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work ultimately asks the question, does "Main Street" still exist?