Ligia Lewis: Minor Matter

Loading Dance Events
  • This dance event has passed.

Ligia Lewis: Minor Matter

Grounded in an ongoing investment in affect and embodiment, Minor Matter takes the “minor” position to be understood racially, sonically, and thematically as it’s translated into an aesthetic experience. In the score, dancers negotiate themselves in relation to visual and phonic play.

Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in the U.S., and now based in Berlin, Ligia Lewis is a choreographer and dancer whose work inhabits a variety of contexts from the visual arts to the theater. Her performances pose questions about cultural embodiment, otherness, and empathy.Minor Matter is the second work in a trilogy, preceded by Sorrow Swag, which interrogates race, representation, melancholy, and grief. Bathed in red, the performers follow an amorphous, acutely political narrative, touching upon the meaninglessness of commemorative hashtags, the echoes of a hoarse lament, and the reality of living in a country where we must be reminded that black lives matter.

“An incredibly moving performance… a transposition of environment, the space itself lost in rhythmic and sensual movements, distorted harangue, awash in embryonic red light, the soundtrack a wall of discordant (but somehow impeccably layered) melodies and metronomic beats, powerful, inexhaustible, powered by something stronger than mortal energy.” – Lost Wknd

Concept/Choreography: Ligia Lewis

Performers: Jonathan Gonzalez, Hector Thami Manekehla, Ligia Lewis

Minor Matter is co-produced with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Supported by Tanzhaus Zürich, FD-13, Impulstanz-Prix Jardin d’Europe and PACT Zollverein residencies. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, and Fonds Darstellende Künste.

This presentation of Minor Matter is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut




Mar 10 2017


Date: March 10, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $18
Dance Event Categories: ,
Website: Visit Event Website


Contemporary Arts Center

44 E. 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 Select a Country:


513 345 8400

Visit Venue Website


Contemporary Arts Center
Phone: 513-345-8424
Website: Visit Organizer Website


Please note that Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance is usually not the organizer of events posted on this website. Please contact the individual organizers for more details or questions.