Choreographed by Paula Plessas and Ann Robideaux of PPAR Dance

Programmed in conjunction with Marking Motion, curated by Kristen Chappa

Friday, January 14 - Sunday, January 16 at 8 PM
Tickets $12-20 sliding scale at the door
$15 prepaid reserved seats
$25 prepaid benefactor's ticket for closing night; includes reception

PPAR Baggage Claim, a collaboration between choreographers Ann Robideaux and Paula Plessas with composer Ted Coffey, explores the various meanings of travel and the intrigues of venturing upon life's inner journey. PPAR Dance states: "What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we have. Stripped of all our props, deprived of our masks, we are completely on the surface of ourselves." Several suitcases, surreal sound, and storytelling in motion will take you on a navigation of human relations intimately entwined with raw theater space. Through evocative, idiosyncratic movement against an original electronic soundscape, five dancers with suitcases go traveling only to come to terms with their own baggage. Originally performed at the Theater for the New City in New York, PPAR Dance's Baggage Claim is broken down and reconstructed at The LAB to reflect current day security affairs, family vacations and inward voyages. Performers include Emily Abrahams, Cari Bellinghausen, Molly Klaproth, Kristiane Koontz, and Nol Simonse.