Ligia Lewis: Sorrow Swag + minor matter (May 16 - 19)
Thurs, May 16 - Sun, May 19, 2019
Bessie-award winning choreographer Ligia Lewis closes our 18/19 season with two bewitching works, Sorrow Swag and minor matter, parts I and II in Lewis's new triptych BLUE, RED, WHITE. This is the first time audiences have the chance to see both works in sequence on the same stage, as Lewis originally conceived them.
On the Boards will present both works over the course of one weekend, May 16-19. Packages that include both performances are available; audiences can see both performances in short succession with a break between on Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19. All performances are also available as single tickets.
Thurs, May 16:
8 pm Sorrow Swag
Fri, May 17:
8 pm minor matter
Sat, May 18:
7:30 pm Sorrow Swag
8:45 pm minor matter
Sun, May 19:
5:00 pm Sorrow Swag
6:15 pm minor matter
About the Artist
Ligia Lewis, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the US, is currently based in Berlin. In 2017 Lewis was awarded a Bessie for Outstanding Production for her latest stage work, minor matter, and awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe for her work Sorrow Swag. In 2018 she was granted a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in the field of dance. Both her stage works minor matter (2016) and Sorrow Swag (2014) continue to tour internationally. Her work has been shown at various venues and festivals including the following: Abrons Art Center/American Realness (NYC), Flax/Fahrenheit (LA), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), TATE Modern (London), Stedelijk Museum/Julidans Festival (Amsterdam), REDCAT/Pacific Standard Time (LA), and Tanz im August presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).
As a dancer, Lewis has performed and toured extensively for artists including Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Mette Ingvartsen, and Eszter Salamon. She has collaborated with visual artist Wu Tsang, musical artist Twin Shadow, and with the DJ collective NON Worldwide. Ligia Lewis is currently managed and produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and she is a factory artist at tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf).
Sorrow Swag and minor matter are presented in part with funding from ArtsWA and the National Endowment for the Arts.