LED returns to the Morrison Center for their unique brand of jaw-dropping physicality along with an immersive live musical experience described as "fun, sexy and downright cinematic," by Dance Magazine. The tale of Silver City takes us on a ride with a lone cowboy in his pursuit for prosperity, while antics ensue for a group of misfits stuck in a saloon.
This work will premiere on October 23, 2021.
"We can't wait to feature our next work, Silver City, at our beloved Morrison Center this October,” says Creative Director Andrew Stensaas. “We had the privilege of working with their incredible staff for production on our film Ruin, last winter, which took place there. Seeing the rows of seats covered in plastic, and the empty theater, felt like being in an ancient ruin. I think what most excites us for October, is feeling that energy of a crowd feeding into the artists on stage and the artists giving it back to them in spades."
Using historical references for a fictional story, this melodrama turns Western archetypes on their head to create a world where the stakes are high and the results are unexpected.
"Silver City has everything audiences have come to love about our previous works, yet the narrative is compelling in a cinematic way,” says Stensaas. “Abstraction tends to be the go-to expression through movement, which we love as well. However, this truly tells a story that is clear from start to finish and culminates theatrically, shaking up the traditional archetypal hero’s journey."
LED is an award-winning arts organization that weaves signature contemporary choreography, original musical compositions, and elements of film into thought-provoking narratives and inspiring stories that are redefining the boundaries of performing arts. With a namesake that sparks groundbreaking innovations and breakthroughs, LED serves as a playground for artistic expression - a cultural and creative center, a dance company, a musical project, a film studio.
Founded in 2015 and proudly based in Boise, Idaho, LED is shaped by the artistic vision of husband and wife co-founders, Lauren Edson and Andrew Stensaas. Lauren and Andrew are intimately involved in the creative production of each artistic work, building each piece from the ground up, and relying on a network of extremely talented artists, dancers, musicians, designers, and technicians to bring each creative experience to life.
Recently named by Dance Magazine as “25 to Watch” for 2020 and described by the Seattle Times as “a feat of pyrotechnics and an important addition to the arts scene in the Northwest," LED's performances have wowed sold-out audiences all over the country Their unique approach to art-making is helping put the Treasure Valley on the map as a cultural hub.
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