HIJACK is the Minneapolis-based choreographic collaboration of Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder. HIJACK is the confluence and clash of two independent compositional/kinesthetic impulses. Their dances embrace juxtaposition. Their dances house unlikely intimates and question “who is the enemy?”
Over the last 25 years they have created over 100 dances and
performed in venues ranging from proscenium to barely-
legal. HIJACK has performed in New York (at DTW, PS122, HERE Art Center, Catch/Movement Research Festival, La Mama, Dixon Place, Chocolate Factory, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, 9 Herkimer), Japan, Russia, Ottawa, Chicago, Colorado, New Orleans, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, at Fuse Box Festival in Austin Texas, and Bates Dance Festival in Maine and Seattle Festival of Dance
HIJACK has enjoyed long relationships with Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (where their 1996 “Take Me To Cuba” was the theater’s first ever dance concert), Zenon Dance School (where they have taught every Wednesday morning for 19 years), Red Eye Collaborations, and Walker Art Center where they have performed in every imaginable context. In 2013, Walker Art Center commissioned “redundant, ready, reading, radish, Red Eye” to celebrate twenty years of HIJACK and Contact Quarterly published the chapbook “Passing for Dance: A HIJACK Reader.