Classical Mechanics, a dance company based in the Roseville area, will present Frame Works Aug. 4-14 at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Classical Mechanics’ artistic director Margaret Marinoff works out of Roseville-based dance studio MYDT. She uses the talents of local dancers, some of them former students of hers.
The company is a pick-up company that works on projects during the summer. Come autumn her dancers return to college and she focuses on teaching. This summer’s project is a 60-minute dance production that brings the canvas to life in compositions inspired by artists past and present. The idea for the show came to Marinoff while listening to one of her favorite pieces of music.
“I remembered walking through the Louvre in Paris some years ago and the moment I came upon Delarouche’s painting, The Young Martyr, I was going through a difficult time and when I set my eyes on that masterpiece, it was the first time I truly felt a painting.”
That memory was the inspiration for Frame Works, a composition of dances that explores and interprets works by Marinoff’s favorite artists and photographers and the feelings they evoke both personally and on a universal scale.
Frame Works will be performed at the University of Minnesota’s Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 S. 21st Ave., Minneapolis. Performance dates and times are: Saturday, Aug. 6, 4 p.m.; Sunday,Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 8, 10 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m.
Day passes are $16 on weekdays and $22 on weekends. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at fringefestival.org.