About Minnesota Fringe

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Yep. That's right. Each year the lineup is crafted by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and drawing them out, one by one. From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell. We also provide the necessary support to make producing a show as easy as possible, regardless of where you land on the artistic spectrum.

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Showtimes

Shows start and end on time at Fringe. With 850 performances of 167 shows in just 11 days, we have to run a tight schedule to avoid descending into chaos. Performances are no more than 60 minutes long with a half hour between each show.

On weekdays shows begin at 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm. On weekends there are additional shows at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Late seating: There is NO LATE SEATING at Minnesota Fringe. In addition to keeping our schedule, late seating is a safety issue for artists and audiences.

Safety for artists: Some of our theaters require that patrons walk across parts of the stage to reach the seating area, and many of our production companies’ stage work encompasses entrances and exits from the house.

Safety for audiences: Entering a darkened theater, possibly for the first time, and trying to find open seats puts patrons and volunteers at unnecessary risk.

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Fringe Central

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What to Wear

Shorts and a t-shirt. Seriously. Also, a pair of comfy shoes will serve you well in case you have to wait in line. Pro tip: Most Fringe shows take place indoors in air-conditioned venues, so having a layer to throw on in case you get chilly is also advisable.

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Choosing a Show

With 850 performances of 167 shows, it's scandalous to see just one. But how to choose the perfect lineup?

Search by genre: You can filter for genres when trying to decide what to see.

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Create: Applications for the 2018 festival will go live mid-November on this website. Fringe is open to everyone, all shows are selected by lottery, and you don't even need to have a show ready when you apply.

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Box Office Info

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Everyone needs a valid pass to see a show. In addition to your pass, you will receive a token at the venue which guarantees you a seat. Turn in your token to the usher when you enter the theater.

More information about passes and policies here.

Reservations

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Out of the Shadows

By Gabriel Mata/Movements
Choreographed by Gabriel Mata

Playing at Intermedia Arts

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GLBT content, Modern Dance, Solo show, Storytelling/Spoken word, First-time Minnesota Fringe Festival producer, Includes artists of color, First-time producer

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Warnings: Adult language.

This perfectionist's theatric dance solo includes shifts, swivels, pas de bourrees, and leaps. It's a life lesson in hard work, discipline, authenticity, and humility. The narrative will keep you on edge.

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12-15 and up

 

Fri, 8/4 @ 10:00pm
 

 

Sun, 8/6 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sat, 8/12 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sun, 8/13 @ 2:30pm
 

* Reservations not required, but a Day Pass is. Find out more below.

Ticket Options

Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Day Passes serve as entry to any show in the festival on a given day. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for a particular performance are available by clicking the "reserve" button above. Day Passes can be purchased in advance with a reservation or at any venue box office during the festival.

Weekdays 1pm-3pm and Weekends 11am-1pm we'll also open an Alternative Box Office at Fringe Central so you can grab a Day Pass and skip the lines at the venue before the show.

Day Passes for kids 12 and under are available at any box office during the festival just $5 every day.

A 2017 Fringe button isn't required for entry, but it does get you access! Wearing it not only identifies you as a part of a fabulous Fringe community, it also entitles you to special deals at local bars and restaurants and access to reduced ticket prices at various theaters throughout the year. Get your 2017 Fringe button for only $4 at any Fringe preview event or Fringe venue during the festival.

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Incredible

by Janis Emily Peabody on August 16, 2017
This user has reviewed 48 shows

The performer was dazzling as a dancer and sincere as a spokesperson. I wanted to send a bottle of vodka to the dressing room.

1 person found this review helpful


THE BEST performer

by Rahul Tamgadge on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Hola Gabriel, you are awesome! I was totally into the show from the beginning. During the show, at one point my friend literally cried tears. I am sure you touched the hearts of everyone watching the show. It was obvious from the standing ovation you received. I never witnessed such a performance before! Thank you so much for giving us opportunity to witness such a beautiful act!


Bueno, Bravo, Excellente!!!!

by Rich Nicolas on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Excellent Job, Gabriel-Gabe-Mr.Mata. Beautiful dance and to do it all while speaking and making us laugh... Great build up to the end of the show. You should really be proud and most of us probably want to know where else you DANCE so we can see you again. My question to the organizers is WHY NOT THE ENCORE???:) Well done Gabriel!!! Keep up the beauty of your DANCE and hope to see you again....Five Stars +++ from me.:)


WOW! WOW! WOW!

by Mary Davidson on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

I loved this show. One of the best I have seen in many years. The dancing was exquisite. Mata really flows and enchants. The story-telling was unexpected, and added to the overall excellence of the performance. I wish I could see it again.


Best of Fringe 2017 ...

by Corrie Fiedler on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 43 shows

.. and one of our rarified list of our favorite Minneapolis Fringe shows ever. Will definitely keep an eye on Gabriel and Zenon going forward.


Thank you, Gabriel!

by Mary-Scott Hunter on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This show was such a gift! And a perfect bow on my Fringe experience.

The delightfully, surprising structure of the performance, the humanity of the acting, and exquisiteness of the dance, all crystallized to express why Fringe, specifically, and performance art, in general, is so important.

It is through the hard work, passion and vulnerability of artists -- on stage and off stage -- that I (we) am privileged to experience the world in different and more profound ways. So thank you, Gabriel (and Fringe).


Almost painfully beautiful and real

by Florence Brammer on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 41 shows

Exquisite dancing and choreography coupled with fascinating on-going commentary about dance, rent payments, homophobia, the Mexico wall, and the joy of authenticity. Something SO special. A well-deserved standing ovation.


Exquisite!

by Mirah Ammal on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

I was familiar with Gabriel's gorgeous dance technique and artistry from his work with Zenon, so I was excited to see his show, but I'd not previously realized his writing and acting talent. Out of the Shadows is smart, funny, at times satirical, at times tongue-in-cheek or even slightly irreverent about the dance form, and at times deeply moving. Physically impressive, emotionally exquisite, I cannot recommend this show highly enough.


Unbelievably Good

by Austin Robinson-Coolidge on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 37 shows

This is far and away the best dance I've ever seen at the Fringe, and is among the best dance I've seen anywhere, ever. A truly amazing show - quite possibly the best show in this year's festival.

1 person found this review helpful


But Really More Like Ten Stars

by Sara Robinson-Coolidge on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 49 shows

Outstanding on every level - one of the best Fringe shows I've seen in 6 years - and really one of the best shows I've seen in a long time, including professional dance and theater. JUST SO AMAZING!!

1 person found this review helpful


Reserve a seat for Sunday!

by Katherine DuGarm on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

On Saturday night, there was a standing ovation for a couple of minutes including cheers, bravos, and ululation. Do Not Miss This Show!! If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.

For the first several minutes, there was dance and I wondered if I wanted to see a whole show of only movement, and then the storytelling began. The show ended with dance, but now I had something to relate to almost every step - hip flexors, big palm trees, nervousness.

This became my favorite show for this year's Fringe. I couldn't go to a 10:00 show after this because all else would pale in comparison.

2 people found this review helpful


gorgeous, impressive, personal

by Jeremy Motz on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 11 shows

i know i was not the only one blown away by mr. mata's preview a few weeks back, so this leapt to the top of my must-sees, even knowing nothing else of the show's content or his previous work...but that's what fringe is all about! and MAN, i'm glad it did. from an audience standpoint that is always admiring dance and just would love to know how to dance, it was gorgeous, flowing, and impressive. from a fellow solo performer perspective, it was fascinating, personal, and engaging. the step-by-step breakdowns of the process, the personal connections behind the movements, and the "laymen's nicknames" of certain movements...it all combined to something heartfelt and unique and unforgettable. absolutely recommended!


A Cascade of Feelings

by Joel Crespo on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Gabriel takes the stage and gets you to feel what he feels as he walks you through his thoughts, fears, joy, doubt, and humor. I walked away from this performance somewhat stunned at how engrossed I was in each moment and how eager I was for what came next. Go experience this stunning performance.


Funny, clever, & authentic! Must see!!!

by Alys Ayumi Ogura on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Don’t be fooled by the beautiful and serious photo in the show’s promotional materials—it clearly relates to the show’s title. Of course you will see well choreographed and performed dancing, but the show is a brilliant mix of being clever, funny, authentic and encouraging. Bitterness and fear also come across, but all of these attributes are presented in equal measure. Gabriel Mata also encourages us to empathize with each other and to come out of our own shadows-. He models compassion with his great sense of humor, and of course through his many styles of dancing, including disco. Yeah! What the performance is not, is a lecture. It’s just thought-provoking. He is also generous and brave to share his own journey with us. Spanish speakers may enjoy the show at a deeper level because parts of the show are in Spanish. Understanding Spanish is not necessary, though.


First Fringe Ovation

by Kris Wills on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

After the show Gabriel shares from his heart, "Dance can change the world / we ourselves can change the world" His performance is brave, relevant, raw, hilarious. His dance prowess is ethereal, with a magical quality where gravity seems non existent. This is one REMARKABLE amigo. Weather you are a seasoned fringer or a newbie like me, this show will keep you & hold you from start to finish. Lets all change the world Gabriel !


Out of the Shadows

by Gerry Girouard on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

A wonderfully dense show that has equal parts of great dancing and comic storytelling. Gabriel's moves will wow you while he makes you laugh with his banter, which he does at the same time. He leavens his show with several poignant moments from his life. A not to miss show!


Awesome

by Gregg Johnson on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Amazing command of the stage by this artist. I would definitely recommend this show. It was very moving!


Just go see it already

by Michelle Morris on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

I loved every minute of this show. This piece is clever, funny, and personal. What a joy for this story to be shared and heard. This dancer is so strong, but more impressive than his dancing was his honesty. Make the time to see this.


Magnificent dancing, good message

by Scott Eastman on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

Gabriel is extremely talented and makes his dances seem effortless. He has a way of bringing the audience in and getting them totally engaged. Very creative and unique show. I would enjoy seeing it again, and think that he has a lot to say


Beautiful, raw and honest

by Javier morillojavi@gmail.com on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Even if modern dance is not your preferred artistic medium - or maybe especially if it isn't - you should see this show. Gabriel deconstructs the art form itself, walking you through its creation and the connection he makes between art and life, pain, and beauty. It's a stunning achievement, with moments of despair and others of sheer joy.

1 person found this review helpful


Beautiful

by Emilia Allen on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This show is beautiful, sincere, nuanced, funny, warm, weird, entertaining, thought-provoking, intimate . . . Most of all, Gabriel's gentle, generous spirit comes through. I love that it doesn't try to say EVERYTHING, or solve any problems, or provide any resolution--it bites off exactly as much as it can chew and luxuriously stretches into the corners of every moment, using the time thoughtfully and beautifully.

1 person found this review helpful


Brilliant and Beautiful!

by Ada Cheng on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Thank you for the brilliant and beautiful work! Loved the vulnerability and honesty.

1 person found this review helpful


So beautiful.

by Caroline Toll on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

You are an amazing talent -- you will survive, and thrive.

1 person found this review helpful


Can't say enough

by Amy Hubbard on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

It's hard to say too many good things about this show. It is well structured, well written, funny, heart felt, well choreographed and top top it off Gabriel is an outstanding dancer. Put this in your schedule for sure!

1 person found this review helpful


Beautiful!

by Jim Bartsch on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I was smiling and choked up at the same time. A beautiful performance.


Incredibly Beautiful

by Sarah Black on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

The dancing was incredible and peek inside the dancers mind profound.


Beauty and humanity

by Max Hailperin on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Mr. Mata does a fantastic job of providing movement of transcendent beauty, yet simultaneously situating it within the reality of his own human existence. It works as art, education, and testimony; even the comic relief is well done.


I would give it 10 stars if I could

by Julie Schramke on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

I saw the preview before the Fringe and thought I wanted to see this show because Gabriel moves so powerfully and gracefully. I got all that and more. Humor, touching storytelling about being a modern dancer who is Mexican. Insights into dance, and commentary on how we treat artists in this society. The audience at the performance I saw gave Gabriel a standing ovation. Well done!

1 person found this review helpful


AMAZING!!!!!

by Becky Stanchfield on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I was planning on seeing a beautiful dancer perform. Was I ever surprised! I got so much more... humor, sincere and heartfelt emotions through sharing life experiences. What a treat! Did I say AMAZING?


Brilliantly authentic

by Carla Bode on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Gabriel's refined, articulate, and expressive movement intertwines beautifully with his words and stories. The show has moments of delightful entertainment and honest vulnerability. Well crafted. Well executed. An absolute joy to be in the audience. Gracias Gabriel.


Standing Ovation!

by Stefanie Hailperin on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This was amazing dance, choreography, and story-telling combined. If you like modern dance, it is a must see! (Even if you don't like modern dance, there is a strong educational part which may convert you.


Achingly beautiful

by Liz Capouch on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 12 shows

There aren't really words that do this show justice. I wish I hadn't had to run (literally) to another show; I wanted to meet Gabriel and tell him how much I loved and was moved by his performance. I'm so glad I took a chance on this!


A glimpse into the life of a dancer

by Brian Geving on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Gabriel Mata is an accomplished dancer at Zenon, but life wasn't always so easy. He shares his personal journey growing up as a Mexican kid in California, dealing with racial slurs and shame for being different, and the frustrations every dancer deals with. And through it all, his love of dance shines through, and the joy it gives his life, which is something every artist dedicated to their craft can identify with. In short, do what you love and make it your passion.
Funny, poignant and moving.
Gabriel Mata is an artist we all need to pay attention to.

2 people found this review helpful


a Must see!

by Gregory Huck on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This dance show is a must see! Riveting and lots of storytelling the tI didn't expect.
A Must see for fringe!


Must See Favorite

by Cetius d'Raven on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 50 shows

My Fringe generally consists of picking one of the theater groups (West Bank, Uptown, Northeast) and staying there to see as many shows in a day as there are times. My Sunday was in Uptown to catch a number of friends' shows, but my 8:30 was unscheduled, so I gave this show a chance.

Best. Decision. Ever.

Gabriel's performance and story are both wonderfully executed and emotionally moving. I cannot recommend this show enough.

2 people found this review helpful


Beautiful and Honest

by Dahlia Acman on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

As artists, we often feel like we're worthless and should give up. This piece really speaks to that, and the passion that keeps us going.

Also holy shit can this guy dance.

1 person found this review helpful


Riveting and emotional

by Susan Knutson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Gabriel gave a riveting performance, blended with raw and emotional commentary that made me feel strongly connected to him on a personal level and enhanced my viewing of his movements and the choreography process in general. He dominated the stage and laid his heart on the line. I will definitely be watching for more from this dancer!

1 person found this review helpful


Outstanding

by Janet Deming on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Gabriel has the body, grace, charm more than any dancer I have seen. He can move in the most interesting and intriguing ways. His spoken word funny, poignant, and thought provoking. I loved it!

1 person found this review helpful


Inside a dancer

by Walter Furtney on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 35 shows

There might be better dancers than Gabriel Mata but its hard to imagine. This was dance at the highest level. The movement, the technical perfection and the artistry blended into a riveting performance. I liked the behind the scene look. It made the technical aspect even more interesting


Beautiful!

by Hailey Colwell on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

Even more stunning than Gabriel's dancing was the genuineness of his story and how he told it. It was a gift to watch and listen to him share his thoughts and experiences, and he wove them together in a charming, humorous and touching way. Go see this show.


Stunning-Must See

by JoDee Schumer on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Wow! So amazing, beautiful a true artist sharing a piece of his soul.


Truly Captivating!

by Angry Bear Evans on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Engaging story-telling.. Absolutely beautiful dancing.. I'm not that familiar, but I could appreciate the obvious passion and effortless-like precision. Those who were in the Dance Know could be heard admiring some of the different moves as well.

It was a great blend of the different layers swirling about in Gabriel's life, and the different layers of dance swirling around in his soul.


Incredible!!!

by Hector Chavarria on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Gabriel Mata is a spectacular dancer. His movement is magic! The show is so charming. It's funny, heartfelt, fascinating, and brutally honest. This show is a gift!


Fabulous performance!

by Michael Lynch on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

It reminded me of a quote that "dancers are the most selfish people" because they keep the entire process, the almost countless hours, of creating a dance work to themselves, only sharing the final product with the audience.

Gabriel does a fabulous job exposing this idea through his solo. Some of the acting could use a little fine tuning, but he was a highly engaging performer. He is a wonderful dance technician and you can feel his passion for the work.

I would highly recommend adding "Out of the Shadows" to your list of shows to see this week, whether you are typically a fan of dance or not. The work is easily accessible to the audience and will keep you entertained from start to finish.

Wonderful work, Gabriel!


Brilliant!

by Doug Anderson on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Funny, poignant and complex. The talent this man displays is brilliant. You need to put this on your list! Whoa! Indeed you do!


YES!

by J. Bach on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 26 shows

Great show! Don't miss this one. The audience burst up into a no-hesitation standing ovation at the end! Well deserved!

1 person found this review helpful


A MUST SEE

by Jamie Fields on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Absolutely amazing. Brilliantly crafted performance piece that delivers in every way. Stunning dance and movement, and beautiful story telling throughout the whole piece. A one man show you cannot miss!

1 person found this review helpful


BIG PALM, little palm, Amazing!

by Konrad Case on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

What a beautiful, touching, funny one-man/dance show!


Jaw-Dropping the Whole Way Through

by Laura Mason on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

This is without exaggeration one of the best shows I've seen within or without the Fringe. Gabriel dances with intense athletic prowess and grace. Without spoilers, this show isn't just strictly dance and you will glean insight into the life of an artist and the life of a man of color. You will leave more in love with life and DEFINITELY in love with Gabriel. This is a must-see. Get it on your schedule.


Beautiful Dancer. Amazing Show!

by Eric Herr on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Go see this show. Gabriel is an amazing performer. I was riveted the entire show. He is a tremendous athlete and will entertain you with this powerful and emotional performance.

1 person found this review helpful


Great dancer, okay actor

by Ellie Browne on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

Amazing dancing, but this show lacked plot. However, the young man has a true gift. Thank you.


Not Your Typical Dance Show

by Bradley Johnson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Not typical is right. I don't want to give too much away... but, remember Casebolt & Smith from the Fringe 7 and 8 years ago? If you were a fan of their shows then I think you will be a fan of Gabriel's show. Highly recommend even if you never heard of or saw a Casebolt & Smith show.

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Beautiful

by Richard Heise on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 25 shows

If you like dance this is a must see. Beautiful choreography and movement. John Munger would have given this performance ten stars.


Out of the Shadows

by Rodney Alan on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Put this show at the top of your MUST SEE list!

1 person found this review helpful


Not a modern dance fan... loved it!

by Tears of Opa-Opa on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I would not consider myself a fan of modern dance, but I loved this show. Gabriel Mata's dancing is impressive and engaging, but the show has several more layers because he talks about his artistic process and personal history--usually at the same time that he dances! This gave me a greater appreciation for the dancing on display and kept me rapt through the entire show!

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6 STARS WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH....

by Jim Lieberthal on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

GO SEE 'OUT OF THE SHADOWS' with Gabriel Mata the creator, dancer/performer for this work. I think the best way to describe it was 'LIQUID LIGHTNING'. Gabriel is a stunning performer in all aspects. Gorgeous dancing, expert dialogue that is exceptional and quite surprising, timing that is perfect and a generous, warm spirit which bring us deeply into the emotional journey of this work. I think it is one of the one or two FRINGE Shows I have ever seen that I thought was Utterly Masterful. DO NOT MISS.

1 person found this review helpful


Everything!

by Gail Estelle on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Skilled and beautiful dance
Lovely transitions from dance to spoken word
I laughed, I teared up, I am inspired

1 person found this review helpful


Believe in Silver Linings

by Liz Blank on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

Believe in Gabriel.
Believe in dance.
Believe in ...


Carta de Amor

by S. Coleman on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

¡Muy Bonito, gracias mucho!

A deeply heartfelt love letter to dance as a medium, a glimpse into the process, artist insecurity, world anxiety, and unbridled unabashed talent and passion. Like did I mention talent? His discipline and flexibility with his body will have you awwing, swooning, and blushing over his moves.

All I want to do is talk about this show forever. I am in love. 10 out of 10 Fringe. Pack the house.

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Social commentary in modern dance

by Eric Meininger on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 31 shows

Gabriel Mata brings insight into the life of a queer artist of color with talented grace. You'll view dance differently after this man leaves the stage, and boy can he dance. Don't miss his remaining performances. I won't view stepping on the cockroach in the same way again.

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Gabriel Mata

Performer and Choreographer

Gabriel Mata is an independent artist, choreographer, educator, and performer. Gabriel Mata/Movements is his solo based project. Mr. Mata works to expose the artist behind the facade of choreography. He choreographs using personal narrative and experiences as a dancer. His work explores the different stages and spaces in performance and the performers experience. As a solo artists he choreographs, performs, and creates costumes and music. His choreography has been performed in California, Minnesota, and New York. He has been commissioned by the Festival for Latin American Contemporary Choreographers in SF, he has showcased his work with sjDanceCo, Luna Dance Institute, Arena Dances Mpls, NACHMOx, and as a guest performing artist with Santa Ana College and De Anza College. His solo Caged Heart was nominated and admitted into the gala at the American College Dance Festival in Modesto 2012, West Wave Dance Festival in 2015, and for several productions. He has been awarded Mina Garman Award for Excellence in Choreography, the Carol Ann Haws Award for Excellence in Performance, and other awards and funding. He also performs for Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis and teaches Modern and Contemporary Ballet at the Zenon school.

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