Picture Powderhorn is an interdisciplinary site specific work that focuses on the dreams and aspirations of the residents of Powderhorn (Minneapolis) as they enter into a period of economic and demographic transformation. Powderhorn is a diverse, urban neighborhood that, while perceived as troubled, is home to many residents and organizations working to realize their vision of a positive future. Spectacular aerial choreography allows the seven member dance company to interact with the architecture of twelve-story grain terminals and 100 foot digital video projections. Twelve channel industrial soundscapes surround the audience while custom aerial rigging transports the dancers across immense multiple planes, altering perceptions of time and space.
Choreography and direction by Joanna Haigood in collaboration with Video Artist Mary Ellen Strom, Composer Lauren Weinger, Set and Rigging Designer Wayne Campbell, and Lighting Designer Jack Carpenter.
Commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis