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TU Dance Presents Sensible Existence, A Project with Choreography by Marcus Jarrell Willis

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until May 14, 2022

$25 – $35

Join us as TU Dance returns with live performances at The O’Shaughnessy featuring the expanded, evening-length presentation of Sensible Existence, a TU Dance project originally choreographed by award winning choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis in 2017. Sensible Existence is a dance work inspired by Descartes’ writings on Self and the World. The work explores the questions surrounding its namesake. Existence is the fact or state of living or having objective reality. Sensible is an adjective describing something that is done in accordance with wisdom or prudence. The new Sensible Existence will draw from its original production elements and will feature new writing compositions uniquely crafted to this work.

Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14, 7:30pm
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul

Tickets are $25-$35, with discounts for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at oshag.stkate.edu/events/ or contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700.

“Sensible Existence by Marcus Jarrell Willis was a thrilling deep dive into choreographic consciousness…Reportedly inspired by Descartes’ writings on self and the world, the work seamlessly demonstrated the mind-body connection inherent to intelligent choreography. Set to Steve Reich’s The Desert Music, the work has a European sensibility replete with painterly lighting, a penchant for tableaux, and a sense of mystery afloat with gestural questing. Amid the fluid abstraction was a quietly pulsing joy, balanced with a tiny tantrum and moments of clenched agony. Curiosity got kicked into motion with the flick of a head. Here was grace and timelessness presented with deceptive, yet intoxicating simplicity.”
– City Pages Best of 2018

Please join us for an informal in-studio showing featuring Sensible Existence, a TU Dance project with choreography by Marcus Jarrell Willis. In anticipation for our live performances at The O’Shaughnessy on May 13 & 14 at 7:30pm, we invite you to attend this event and get an up-close and personal look into the creation of this work, and have the opportunity to know the artists involved.

April 28 | 5:30-6:30pm

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55114
(Parking available in front of TUDC or on the north side of the building. Don’t park in the Subway parking lot)

This event is free.
Space is limited. First come, first served. RSVP here!


May 14
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $35
Event Category:


TU Dance


O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul,55105
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