January 2019 Press on Weave


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The Circle
Native American News and Arts

Rosy Simas “Weave” premiers at Ordway in January
Deborah Locke | January 3, 2019

“We have a vibrant performing arts scene here in the Twin Cities that is deserving of a Native performing arts center that cultivates the next generation of performing artists,” she said.



Dancer Leslie Parker during a dress rehearsal for “Weave,” Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

Dancer Leslie Parker during a dress rehearsal for “Weave,” Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Native artist Rosy Simas pulls various threads to build a bold new dance work, 'Weave'
Jenna Ross | Star Tribune January 11, 2019

“ ‘Weave’ asks people to listen,” said Heid E. Erdrich, an Ojibwe poet and writer who has collaborated with Simas since “Skin(s),” a visual art, dance and film project. “I think that’s the main thing I got out of working with Rosy: What does it truly mean to truly listen?” She added: “It’s an invitation to true inclusiveness.”


DAVID.JOLES@STARTRIBUNE.COM Performers Leslie Parker, front, and, Zoë Klein were fluid and captivating during a dress rehearsal for “Weave.”

DAVID.JOLES@STARTRIBUNE.COM
Performers Leslie Parker, front, and, Zoë Klein were fluid and captivating during a dress rehearsal for “Weave.”


Rosy Simas Danse will perform "Weave" at the Ordway in St. Paul on Saturday. "Weave" is inspired by the interdependent nature of our world.  Courtesy of Douglas Beasley

Rosy Simas Danse will perform "Weave" at the Ordway in St. Paul on Saturday. "Weave" is inspired by the interdependent nature of our world. Courtesy of Douglas Beasley

Minnesota Public Radio
Arts & Culture

In 'Weave,' dancers blend their distinct voices together
Marianne Combs | Jan 9, 2019

“Performer Valerie Oliveiro described the experience as "a situation where you walk in with whatever your expectations are for watching a performance, and that really quickly slides away as you're very gently placed in a space where you are not in your usual rhythm, or your usual time or your usual situation, but you're still comfortable."


Minneapolis Star Tribune
13 Minnesota arts and entertainment events we can't wait to see in 2019
Star Tribune critics and editors anticipate most promising art and entertainment. DECEMBER 27, 2018

Rosy Simas’ ‘Weave,’ Ordway Music Theater, Jan. 12

Twin Cities choreographer Rosy Simas explores the interconnectivity not just between people — but also in the natural world, right down to the cellular level. This Ordway co-commission was born of workshops and rehearsals conducted in various U.S. cities, with the entire process open to public observation, feedback and questions. It came “from a place of deep listening,” as “Weave” writer Heid E. Erdrich put it. Woven with movement, sound, projections and text by an international cast of collaborators, “Weave” is sure to be an abstract but visceral experience.

Sheila Regan, dance critic