Who is more dead and alive than Elvis Presley? What sustains his image post-mortem? Morgan Thorson dazzles the stage with this sublime dance performance for seven commissioned by the Walker Art Center and Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Packed with astonishing performances, Faker’s exploration of impersonation, obsession and ritualistic behavior exposes contemporary culture’s fixation with celebrity vs. authenticity, and elevating vs. degrading entertainment of all kinds. Faker blurs the lines between behavior and dance, body and image, flattery and stealing.
Approximate running time: 55 minutes
Photo by Sean Smuda
Wednesday January 17th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday January 19th, 2007 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday January 20th, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday January 21st, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday January 22nd,2007 at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 23rd, 2007 at 9:30 p.m.
Faker is part of the COIL Festival 2007