Grant Recipient Details

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Project Title
Rumble Strips
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$56,500

Rumble Strips uses gender identity as an entry point to address our current fractured political landscape, where the willingness to work collectively is hindered by rigid allegiance to single perspectives. In a shared world, we must carve out the dangerous space where we align ourselves with people who do not match our own identities, race, gender, or political agenda. An evening-length ensemble work incorporating movement, music, text, and humor, Rumble Strips is performed outdoors for an immersive yet physically distant experience. Choreographer April Sellers addresses friction points between what we have been told we are, what we want to be, and how we come together.

Estimated Artist Fee: $16,000/performance; $28,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Caponi Art Park (Eagan, MN)
  • Dancing Queerly (Boston, MA)
  • Tofte Lake Center (Ely, MN)

Tour Coordinator

Scotty Reynolds
Operations and Tour Manager 
Revolution Dance Works 
Tel. (612) 619-2112

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Work Sample & Photos

 

Four dancers, in green, gold, fishnet, shiny fabrics, dance in front of a quilted backdrop.
April sellers Dance Collective; photo by Bill Cameron
Three dancers, in fishnet, shiny costumes, pull back a dancer who is yelling.
April Sellers Dance Collective; photo by Bill Cameron
Four dancers, in mens briefs and fur shawls, caress each other.
April Sellers Dance Collective; photo by Steven Lang
Four dancers, in mens briefs and fur shawls, pose.
April Sellers Dance Collective; photo by Steven Lang