Art Hounds: Purity Ring, Rosy Simas, and “Dead Wrong”

Dancer Rosy Simas (Photo credit: Douglas Beasley)

The hounds want to bring a play about a horrific assault and its after effects, a soulful American Indian movement artist and some hazy electro-pop to your attention.

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Carin Bratlie, artistic director of Theatre Pro Rata was riveted when she saw Katherine Glover's one woman show "Dead Wrong" at this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival. The play is Katherine's unflinching interpretation of the true story of a woman who's the victim of a sexual assault, who then sends the wrong suspect to jail. Freshwater Theatre is helping re-mount the show at Nimbus Theatre in Northeast Minneapolis. The play runs through Sept. 19.

Matt Peiken calls Rosy Simas one of the most sensitive movement artists in the rich Twin Cities dance scene. Matt, the founding editor of, a new online magazine for classical music in the Twin Cities, says Rosy Simas Danse concerts are always fresh and innovative while helping audience members get in touch with their own emotions. Rosy Simas Danse performs at the Southern Theater on Sept. 14 and 15.

Radio K digital media producer and DJ Tom Steffes resisted the blogospheric mania over the Montreal-based electronic duo Purity Ring at first. But when the group's debut full-length album "Shrines" came out recently, he was floored. Tom says Purity Ring juxtaposes light, lifting melodies and hip hop production values with death-obsessed, diary entry lyrics in a way that's unique in electronic music. Purity Ring plays First Avenue's Mainroom on Friday, Sept. 14. For more Art Hounds' recommendations, check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Art Hounds is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Art Hounds is powered by the Public Insight Network.

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