The Ends of Love

The Ends of Love was commissioned and presented by the Guthrie Theater in 2007. Conceived, written, and directed by Stuart Pimsler, The Ends of Love offers an abridged history of love and relationships filtered through the wisdom and candor of a nine-year-old boy.

Set in an imagistic world of emotional movement and intimate dialogues, this work muses on love, lust, and loss from youth to old age, while referencing works from Plato’s Symposium to Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love to Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The full-length performance features seven dancers and four musicians, including composer Michelle Kinney playing cello, as well as a lush film by Paul Augustin.

In this new theater and dance piece, the work of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater can be passionate to the point of electrifying and at other times intimate, delicate and humorous. The subject matter of The Ends of Love is a perfect match for the virtuosities of this company.”
– Michael Bigelow Dixon