the irresistible delights of the evening

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

Megan McClellan, as Bella, is gorgeous. Brian Sostek as every one of the other characters is awesomely good.

— The Scotsman

The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy

— New York Times

marvelous chemistry

— New York Times

making magic out of just about nothing

— Vancouver Sun

Other dancers may be brave, but what makes McClellan memorable is the way she combines her derring-do with top-notch technique (in modern, tap, and swing dance, to list just a few of her skill sets), an impeccable sense of timing, whip-smart intelligence, a rebellious spirit, and laser-like focus.

— City Pages

There is a spark between the two actors when they move that no words could illustrate the way their dance does.

— The Scotsman

think working class Fred and Ginger

— Dance Theatre Journal

Sossy Mechanics is a company that strives to communicate through our creations and performances in a way that is

so clear that people get what we’re saying;

so evocative that they become willing participants in imagining the worlds we create;

and so engaging that they want to see more, (and they want their friends to see it, too).

Sossy Mechanics is a theater and dance company that combines the “energetic and charismatic” forces of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan two seasoned creators and performers who happened to meet one day in a dance company.  Their whimsical sensibilities, exacting standards and cinematic aesthetic have earned them an award-winning reputation for creating “clear, brilliant storytelling,” dances that “recall Fred and Ginger at their most playful,” and “magic out of just about nothing."

Transforming the stage together since 2000, the Mechanics have developed a devoted public following and garnered critical acclaim wherever they have performed, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edinburgh, Prague, London, Vancouver, Seattle, New York City and even Thunder Bay, Ontario.

If you're really curious, here's more information about the company members:  Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, and while we're at it, our performance and award history.

Other dancers may be brave, but what makes McClellan memorable is the way she combines her derring-do with top-notch technique (in modern, tap, and swing dance, to list just a few of her skill sets), an impeccable sense of timing, whip-smart intelligence, a rebellious spirit, and laser-like focus.

— City Pages

making magic out of just about nothing

— Vancouver Sun

think working class Fred and Ginger

— Dance Theatre Journal

There is a spark between the two actors when they move that no words could illustrate the way their dance does.

— The Scotsman

a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

Megan McClellan, as Bella, is gorgeous. Brian Sostek as every one of the other characters is awesomely good.

— The Scotsman

The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy

— New York Times

marvelous chemistry

— New York Times

the irresistible delights of the evening

— Minneapolis Star Tribune