Collaborations

Interference Arts and Artistic Director Craig Harris collaborate with artists and arts organizations on a variety of projects.

 

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

 

     ConVivir – 7 Dances to a More Compassionate World

 

 

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Photo by Jim Smith

 

In 2014 we collaborated with Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre to create ConVivir – 7 Dances to a More Compassionate World – creating the visual design, serving as design dramaturg, and integrating costumes created by designer Candy Kuehn. The show was produced in April 2014 at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

 

 

 

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Photo by Jim Smith

 

Artistic Director Susana di Palma’s latest work, ConVivir – 7 Dances to a More Compassionate World, was one of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre’s most ambitious projects to date, transporting audiences to the passionate world of the Convivencia (“coexistence”) period in Spanish history when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in an atmosphere that was remarkable for its cultural vitality and lack of religious strife.

 

 

 

 

Directed and choreographed by Susana di Palma, audiences were mesmerized by such acclaimed modern world masters of flamenco, hip hop, and Sephardic music and movement as Amir-John Haddad, José Salinas, Arcadio Marin, David Jordan Harris, Antonio Arrebola, Judith Brin Ingber, La Conja and Zorongo dancers.

 

 Learn more about ConVivir here.

 

Off-Leash Area

 

Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along

 

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Photo from performance video by Steven Campbell

 

Craig Harris composed and produced the music for Off-Leash Area’s new touring production “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along.” The initial production launched on June 6-8, 2014, and the tour took place in September and October 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Espaland calls it “wildly imaginative, sophisticated and very funny” on Minnpost. Sophie Kerman calls it “fun and refreshing” on Aisle Say Twin Cities, and highlights Paul Herwig and Taous Khazem as “engaging performers.”

 

Learn more about Stripe and Spot (Learn to) Get Along here.

 

 

Katha Dance Theatre

 

Rubaiyat – a Life in a Day

 

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Photo by Eric Saulitis

 

Craig Harris created the projection design and served as design dramaturg for Katha Dance Theatre’s show “Rubaiyat,” which was produced at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts November 7-9, 2014. As a member of the artistic development team Harris collaborated to create the scenario. Artist Candy Kuehn created digital illustrations for the show.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about KDT’s Rubaiyat – a Life in a Day here.

 

 

Red Eye Theater

 

The Secret Lives of Coats

 

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Craig Harris was the Music Director and Pianist for The Secret Lives of Coats, a play by Stephanie Fleischmann, with music by Christina Campanella, directed by Hayley Finn.

Red Eye Theater kicked off their 31st season with the world premiere of a quirky musical in which three coatcheck girls confide their hopes and dreams via a network of tin can telephones, and our most precious treasures disappear into the holes in the pockets of our coats. The show is a charming riff on class and aspirations that taps into the post-crash, recession-era mentality.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about The Secret Lives of Coats here.

 

 

 

Step in Time Theater

 

Why We Laugh

 

Performance of Why We Laugh in the Czech Republic

Performance of Why We Laugh in the Czech Republic

 

 

In 2011 we worked on the artistic team to create Why We Laugh, a play written by playwright Kira Obolensky about a cabaret that was written in the Terezin ghetto/transport camp during World War II. Craig Harris adapted music from fragments that were discovered with the cabaret script, created new music for the play, and served as the Music Director for a production that toured in the Czech Republic. Find out more about this project here.

 

 

 Learn more about Why We Laugh here.