Combined Minds is a cross-disciplinary performance using new aerial apparatuses, large-scale installation art, and multiple dance styles to illustrate a troubled young girl's mind.
The production features children in a twisted tale of toys coming to life and controlling the mind of a bullied girl. Similar to the Russian ballet "Petrushka," the story shows toys that develop emotions, but pushes further by having the toys help plot revenge on the girl's bully.
This production marks the first time Portico Dans Theatre's aerial dancers will use lyra (carousel horses) and bungee cords (jack-in-the-box). Additional aerialists portray monkeys on aerial silks. Original video by Jeff Anderson and large-scale installation art pieces by renowned artist Glenn Herbert Davis create a dynamic set. * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information