Hiponymous / Luke Olsen-Elm

Hiponymous is a newly founded crew of two, comprised of Renee Copeland and Genevieve Muench. The duo has created seven original works since June 2012. They have performed in recent events such as Renovate at the Ritz, Pleasure Rebel at Bryant Lake Bowl, the Trash/Vogue Benefit Show, and Elements in Translation at Patrick’s Cabaret. With dynamic grit and an ever-evolving aesthetic, Hiponymous is committed to making work that values community, social justice, and queer/feminist representations.

New piece for Momentum:
Hiponymous’ new work, State of the Moon Address, offers a visually and sonically textured movement experience in a dystopic setting of both organic and manicured landscapes. Performers confront cultural patterns and systems that vie to control the body. Through the drama of broadcasting and storytelling, the piece explores acculturated consumptive habits and conditions, coexistence in one’s home/place (both lived and imagined) and a community/culture's access to knowledge and stories. Sound and set designs will be created in collaboration with local musicians and sound-makers Kalen Keir and Tom Woodling.

Luke Olson-Elm’s style is influenced by many techniques ranging from classical ballet to hip hop, and ultimately creates a unique and personal movement vocabulary. Olson-Elm has performed works by Jiří Kylián, Crystal Pite, Paul Lightfoot, José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Mathew Janczewski, and Shapiro & Smith Dance, and was a soloist for Netherlands Dans Theater’s resident choreographer Natalia Horečna’s piece The Night and Spat Upon. Olson-Elm choreographs for the Summit Dance Shoppe. He also runs his own project-to-project ensemble, the Lucas Daniel Dance Company, which has performed at CARNIVAL in Chicago, the Varsity Theater and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, and the 2012 REVERB festival in New York City.

New piece for Momentum:
Olson-Elm’s new piece, Broken, will be an ensemble choreography that explores group dynamics leading to alienation, vulnerability, and doubt. While using Olson-Elm’s signature fluid movement style, the piece’s male and female dancers will embody precision and sincerity through sometimes slippery and sometimes rooted states of moving. Olson-Elm is excited to combine the creative process of choreographing the dance with that of composing the score. Simultaneously building the two halves of the piece into one cinematic experience, this is his first time combining his talents and making an original sound score for one of his dance creations. Olson-Elm is inspired to bring energy and emotion to the stage through dance and sound.

Show Times:
Thursday, July 9 @ 8pm
Friday, July 10 @ 8pm - POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Saturday, July 11 @ 8pm

$20 - Purchase Tickets Here!

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