Known for their sense of humor and delight in irreverence, Mad King Thomas (Tara King, Theresa Madaus, and Monica Thomas) present a new performance piece that examines the nature of agency and power in a culture of spectacle. Drawing inspiration from a love of bicycles, sparkles, and women, the work is influenced by the past 100 years of culture, including suffragettes, Guy Debord, the Las Vegas Folies Bergère, and a long line of glamorous blond celebrities. Note: Performance contains hints of…See More
Mad King Thomas is the choreographic collaboration of Tara King, Theresa Madaus and Monica Thomas. Formed in 2004 at Macalester College, they have been showing dances ever since in Twin Cities venues and beyond (specifically Australia and Russia).
Known for their sense of humor and delight in irreverence, they make dances that people often don't think of as "dance". They investigate power and gender and are invested in the possibilities of live performance opening up discussion, igniting revolution and subverting the status quo, as well as expanding what the definitions of dance, performance, or art might be.
Mad King Thomas is the recipient of a 2008 SAGE Award for Outstanding Performance and the 2009 City Pages Best Dance Show, as well as past participants in Naked Stages, Red Eye Works-in-Progress and Isolated Acts, the Walker Choreographer's Evening, the Southern's New Breed, and the Blacklock Artist Fellowship. They are also excited recipients of a Walker/Southern Momentum commission, premiering in July 2011.