After performances at the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre and more, this celebrated dance collective returns home to the Twin Cities for its first performance in four years.
SHAPESHIFT, the acclaimed multicultural dance collective using storytelling as a catalyst for social change, brings its moving production Grey Skies Blue to The O'Shaughnessy. Twelve accomplished dancers, combine hip-hop moves and other dance styles with the lyricism of contemporary movement to illuminate the human experience.
In Grey Skies Blue, dancers powerfully tell the story of a summer of friendships through interconnected vignettes, exploring emotional themes of social justice, sexual identity, addiction and betrayal.
A group of diverse youth face a painful life altering experience when one of their African American brothers encounters a policeman; a young woman refuses to be defined by her family's history of addiction; two lifelong friends embrace their journey of self-identity together; and a promising relationship is challenged beyond deceit.
Join these dancers as they weather highs and lows, from the opening thunderstorm through the warmth of new light!