• Photo by Tim Summers
SuperGroup is: Sam Johnson, Jeffrey Wells, and Erin Search-Wells

    CANDY BOX @ The Southern Theater 4.27.17 – 5.6.17

    SuperGroup (untitled) expands SuperGroup‘s research into duplicitous action. Combining a simple, clear movement structure with an absurd, realistic living room drama, SuperGroup asks how we keep being with each other and how we make meaning in the in-between spaces:  between body and words, between present and future, between cognitive and somatic, between us and you […]

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    CANDY BOX @ the Southern Theater 4.27.17 – 5.6.17

    Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company| Mathew Janczewski performing Forward Reminiscence by Robin Stiehm An eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings alongside ARENA’s full evening work, Picturing That Day, with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers – “I’m picking some of my favorite things out of an amazing assortment- like Oprah!” TICKETS: $20 in advance ($24 at […]

  • Photo by Galen Higgins
Kaleena Miller Dance

    CANDY BOX @ The Southern Theater 4.27.17 – 5.6.17

    Kaleena Miller Dance Happy Hour 5-6pm Wednesday, May 3 An eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings alongside ARENA’s full evening work, Picturing That Day, with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers – “I’m picking some of my favorite things out of an amazing assortment- like Oprah!” TICKETS: $20 in advance ($24 at the door) […]

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    Candy Box @ The Southern Theater 4.27.17 – 5.6.17

    An eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings alongside ARENA’s full evening work, Picturing That Day, with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers – “I’m picking some of my favorite things out of an amazing assortment- like Oprah!” TICKETS: $20 in advance ($24 at the door) Students and Seniors $12 (with ID) ARTshare Members FREE […]

WELCOME

Founded in 1995 ARENA DANCES creates and performs original modern dance choreography promoting community gathering, dialogue and impact.

ARENA DANCES is a modern dance company performing the work of Mathew Janczewski. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions, exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. Just as our emotions can veer wildly, ARENA incorporates a highly kinetic style of movement, a sweeping physicality that takes in a broad range of feelings and the posturings we may make to protect ourselves in the world. The work springs first from Mathew’s own experiences; then, through the movement and structure, ARENA seeks to find a form to give those experiences both truth and commonality.

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