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August 29, 2018, Wednesday - The Soap Factory Common Room Tour

Time:  Meet at TBD, 9:00pm - Bicycle or car tour.

Location: Soap Factory, 514 Second Street SE

The Mobile Dance Party Tour ("Move it” Tour)

In celebration of Common Room’s tenth anniversary, join us for our take on a dance party celebration. Think multiple secret locations. Think local hits. Think dancing in the back of a moving truck (don’t worry, it will be parked!). We’re revisiting one of Common Room’s earliest events, Guest DJ Dance Party, and partnering with Dance Shanty and Moving Party alum, Brady Clark, to bring you the chance to tour, dance, mingle and celebrate Common Room in the best way we know how.

The Soap Factory continues its ongoing site-specific public program, Here & There: Rethinking Public Spaces, welcoming back Common Room for its 10th iteration of artist-led tours through the Twin Cities. Through August, themed tours will take place every Wednesday evening. Common Room topics provide a focus through which to explore multiple facets of the urban geography — in the past, these themes have included cats, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, sacred spaces, islands and more. The tours this year include The Casino Tour, The Piped Music Tour, The Bathroom Tour, and The Mobile Dance Party Tour to celebrate Common Room’s Tenth Anniversary.

Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer living in Minneapolis. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, and he has exhibited his art projects at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere.

Sergio Vucci is a Minneapolis-based artist. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work focuses primarily on engaging his surroundings outside of gallery spaces and on relational interactions, co-authoring ephemeral creative experiences with participants in response to place.

This project is supported and presented as part of Here & There: Rethinking Public Spaces, the Soap Factory’s ongoing site-specific public program. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and considering what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.