PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
February 14, 2019
6 PM – 11 PM
☆ Tasty snacks and refreshing beverages.
☆ A thrilling live auction: view the catalog.
☆ Performances by Eric Mayson & Aby Wolf, and HIJACK.
☆ Dance party DJ'ed by Sophia Eris.
☆ All your friends.
Starting at $10.
Cash/card at the door or purchase in advance online: bumraiser2019.bpt.me.
Buy your tickets in advance and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from b. resale!
More information at www.dancebums.com.
Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Jaffa Aharonov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Ramona, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve & Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive & Maitreyi Ray
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Johanna Keller Flores, Deja Joelle Stowers, Yoni Light, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson
Accessible venue with ASL interpretation each performance and all-gender bathrooms on site.
Tickets $5-25, sliding scale.
Minnesota-based choreographer Chris Schlichting and collaborators are proud to present the Minneapolis premiere of Period. After a sold-out run this past July at the The Chocolate Factory (NYC), co-presented with Lumberyard, they are excited to share this work with Minnesota audiences. Limited seating. Tickets are $20.
Schlichting's prolific, obsessive movement generation dispenses with preciousness and patterns to hammer out a Rosetta Stone to leave behind for the next, better world. Small tectonic collisions create a dense choreographic landscape in the spareness of the space, and the dancers fasten themselves to intricate, churning movement in their slide toward extinction. Period is about letting go but not before exhausting every ounce of love one has left for dance.
Choreography: Chris Schlichting. Performances: Tristan Koepke, Laura Selle Virtucio, and Maggie Zepp. Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwall. Set Design: Caitlin Dippo and Katrina Matejcik.
February 21-24, 2019
Inspired by the “brain in a vat” thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, Proxy leaves the repetitious, unexamined world to discover what lies behind the veil of the reality accepted as truth. Dancers become cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves, and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, our discoveries lie in precisely how much we let ourselves see.
First presented at the Lab in August of 2018, Proxy returns by popular demand.
Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Februray 24 at 4:30pm
General admission: $15. Priority seating: $30.
The O'Shaughnessy presents Contempo Physical Dance
Agbara Obirin: Strong Women, a world premiere.
February 22-23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Agbara Obirin, by Brazilian guest choreographer Nildinha Fonseca of Balé Folclórico da Bahia, is based on the research in dances of the African matrix, with poetic dialogues based on “Itãs,” which refers to African gods. The work seeks to construct a scenic language that portrays all the beauty, strength, courage, joy, sensuality, valor and understanding of the feminine as a circularity in the power of transformation, communication and, above all, a parallel with the ancestral force.
Dancers featured in the dance concert include Gabrielle Abram, Leanna Browne, Melissa Clark, Gemma Isaacson, Shannon Mulcahy, Jenny Pennaz, Marciano Silva dos Santos and Alanna Morris-Van Tassel.
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.
Tracy Yang/All Day
Lindsay Forsythe & Heidi Kalweit
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.
Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees come together for their first choreographic collaboration featuring epic live music by Grand Symphonic Winds with special guest, world-renowned soprano Lindsay Kesselman. 8 features a wide-ranging night of all-new contemporary dance from four distinct choreographers, including guest artist Laura Selle Virtucio and company member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd—sure to bring something compelling for every audience member in AMP's eighth season.
Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm – Post-show artists' reception.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm – Post-show Q+A discussion.
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm – ASL interpreted; pay what you can (at the door only).
$20: General admission. $17: Senior/student with ID and children under twelve.
$3 off with 2018 MN Fringe Festival button. Group discounts available.
To purchase, visit http://www.thelabtheater.org.
Photo Credits: V. Paul Virtucio
Twin Cities Ballet, after its sold out production The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Essence, a mixed program of new and returning works.
Essence features the premiere of "Red," an all-female piece inspired by both historical events and fictional works such as The Handmaid’s Tale, and "The Firebird: Essence of Being," which re-imagines the meeting of diverse beings—the wariness, curiosity, attraction—as a metaphor for cross-cultural relationships.
Returning to the Cowles Center are TCB’s acclaimed "Victor Frankenstein," a non-linear exploration of the thematic elements of the Gothic novel, and TCB’s popular "Classicana," which showcases the artistry, technique, musicality and precision that are the essence of quality ballet.
This evening of relevant and approachable works highlights TCB’s innovation, versatility, and talent, and promises a meaningful and entertaining experience for all: long term ballet enthusiasts, those new to ballet, and fans of contemporary dance alike.
The Joffrey Ballet
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm
with live orchestra.
Direct from its world-premiere in Chicago, the Joffrey brings us this two-act ballet created by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov (Bolshoi Ballet, San Francisco Ballet) and an all-star creative team, including composer Ilya Demutsky (2016 Golden Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor).
Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, becomes embroiled in a scandalous affair with the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky, in Tolstoy's tragic drama of passion and revenge, set against a backdrop of 19th-century Imperial Russia. Choreographer Possokhov has received critical acclaim for transforming iconic literature into inventive, emotionally driven story ballets—a perfect choice for “the greatest book ever written” (Time Magazine readers’ poll).
BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance partner for a performance that merges the dynamic art forms of breaking and tap dance.
With rhythm and movement as their foundation, BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance celebrate the roots and technique of their respective movement styles while pushing them to new heights in this electrifying collaboration. Featuring music by local composers Renée Copeland, Tom Woodling, and HALEY.
Tickets: $25, fees included.
To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/brkfst-dance-company-kal....
Photo: Aaron Rice
"Laboratory II" is a mixed repertory performance featuring the advanced level students of the school of Ballet Co.Laboratory in new works by six emerging female choreographers.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Photo: Tim Pate.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage
Discover dance’s power to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Northrop!
A vital American cultural ambassador to the world, this beloved company celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience. In honor of the company’s 60th anniversary in 2018, hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris has created an hour-long, two-part work, "Lazarus," exploring Ailey’s impact as well as race relations through dance, spoken word, and modern song sampling. Closing out the performance is Alvin Ailey’s 1960 signature piece, "Revelations," a masterpiece of hope and redemption.
James Sewell Ballet presents an updated hypothesis in polyrhythmic movement to the multi-textured music of local talent Dosh. As the dancers weave and integrate in mesmerizing, surprising ways, the one-man band’s playful and hypnotic beats will be complemented by his live machinations.
NYC-based Gabrielle Lamb, an accomplished performer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Morphoses dance companies, continues her upward momentum as a choreographer with new work that will examine spaciousness and unruliness, all the while preserving a commitment to form.
Tickets: $20-$35, fees included.
To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-15.
Photo: Charles Roussel.
INSPIRED: a conversation with Misty Copeland
A benefit to support Northrop's youth programs.
Sunday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
Northrop will welcome Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman elevated to ballet’s highest title of principal dancer in New York’s American Ballet Theatre, for a special event.
The program will feature Misty’s personal story of overcoming hardships as a young girl, her meteoric rise in the world of ballet and beyond, and her commitment to empowering youth worldwide. The master of ceremonies for the event is Robyne Robinson; actress and Minnesota native Lea Thompson is a special guest. Proceeds from this event help support Northrop’s youth programming, which transforms lives through arts enrichment and education.
A limited number of VIP packages are available and include a pre-show reception and a photo opportunity with Misty Copeland.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is splashing on to the scene with their new contemporary work Gentle Human.
Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Zoe Henrot, this brand new company is a force in Twin Cities dance scene.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is a family of dancers who suddenly found themselves removed from the dance community they knew—so they built one for themselves. Out of a time of tumultuous uncertainty, they were able to look within and find where purpose and belonging actually come from. They saw in themselves untapped potential and seized an opportunity to rise, to reevaluate, and to renew. Gentle Human is a vulnerable exploration of human emotion as a reaction to adverse outside forces. Inspired by true events in the lives of the company dancers and the wise words of Nikita Gill’s poetry in her book Wild Embers, Gentle Human is a portrait of young artists finding meaning against the odds.
Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $24-$36 .
Notes From A Seance, a serio-comic Gothic romance, zeroes in on fake spiritualists with S&S's signature biting wit and breathtaking physicality.
"…quirky and sharp-witted." —The New York Times
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
BCL will be holding exciting and diverse summer camps, workshops, laboratories, and more all summer-long for all ages and abilities! Please visit our website for details!
DANCE LABORATORY for ages seven through ten.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday
Includes ballet and other techniques, as well as special "Beyond the Mirror" educational sessions.
PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
August 5-16, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe plus additional dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL for ages thirteen through 20.
June 17-28, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
July 15-26, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
August 5-16, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Includes ballet technique and pointe, as well as different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.
Photo: Tim Pate.
Join ARENA DANCES for one week of movement classes and creative process taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski.
Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will research their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies, and kinetic responses. With a combination of technique classes, improvisational labs and choreographic rehearsals, the week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community.
June 10-15, 2019
Soma Studios in Northeast; free parking.
More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/.
Photo: Cameron Wittig.
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2019 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 28-March 23
Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate; cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.
Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Each Friday morning in February, come join Tori Casagranda in the studio!
Classes will be explorations of the possibilities of the body, and generating material in the moment and developing that material, all while practicing awareness of the entire space.
Through solos and groups, scores and exercises, we will play and deepen the knowledge of ourselves and the form.
Sliding scale: $5-15.
Fridays, February 15 and 22
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Go up the stairs to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss it!
Thanks to an MRAC Grant, Jawaahir Dance Company is hosting a free open rehearsal event featuring guest artist Ramzi El Edlibi, a renowned dancer and choreographer. Ramzi is in town for an intensive Dabke workshop with Jawaahir.
Immersed in the dance, rhythms, and cultural traditions of the Middle East, Ramzi was raised in Lebanon and studied Middle Eastern dance with Caracalla. He also traveled the world to broaden his dance training and research to include classical ballet, flamenco, ballroom, and tango. After moving to New York City in 1983, he established and directed Ramzi El Edlibi Dance Company in order to merge modern and western schools of dance with the rich stories and traditions of the Middle East. Ramzi is also well known for his young audiences education programs and has presented, choreographed, and performed for numerous universities, schools, cultural organizations, and museums.
Artist Q+A to follow. FREE. No prior reservations needed.
Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas.
Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for dancers ages eighteen to 26 who have pursued or are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in Dance to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.
Who: Open class for advanced dancers ages eighteen to 26.
When: Mondays, February 18 and 25.
Where: Cowles Center second floor, Target Education Studio.
THIS MONDAY - Julia Bassett is a Twin Cities-based dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary performer driven by the desire for personal growth, authentic performance and joy, and meaningful human connections with audiences and other creators.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Minnesota Orchestra as part of our "Beyond the Mirror" series!
On Monday, February 18 from 10:00-11:30am, join Teaching Artist Anna Goodrich and cellist Eric Wheeler as they present intersections of music and dance.
Participants will warm up with a barre, and then come into the center to learn about dance/music history, court dancing, and how the two art forms continue to work together in the 21st century! $5.
Say, "Yes... And.. Or..!"
Join the ensemble for this pilot series focused on group improvisation. In improvisation, people probably have worked with the concept of “yes, and.” We are adding “OR.”
This pilot series gathers individuals as a temporary ensemble for improvised group performance.
A 2:1 engagement of two ensemble practices and one community performance each month. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the whole series so as to deepen the ensemble practice. A $30-50 donation per series supports the continuation of providing space for artists to work creatively on improvisational performance. The series transforms into an evening performance event April 6—more information to come.
ACE (CEP136868 (1.60))
PMA (Prov# 100070 Crs# 8516 (16.0))
Materials—manual and video: $80.00
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. In addition, Enhanced Mat includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the mat work beyond the core to develop whole body strength and flexibility. The Balanced Body programming system is introduced to make class design easy, effective and fun. Adding props to a mat class makes them more dynamic, creative and accessible and clients love toys!
For more information visit: https://www.pilates.com
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities is hosting a February Monthly Musing event!
We will have an open jam that begins with the viewing of the contact improvisation film "Fall After Newton", narrated by Steve Paxton and featuring Nancy Stark Smith. Come learn some of the history of the contact improvisation form and let us all be inspired into open jam space.
$10-20 suggested donation.
All are welcome!
Class fee: $449.00 early registration rate, until February 25; regular fee: $499.00.
Materials Fee—manual and video: $80.00.
ACE (CEP115938 (1.4))
PMA (Prov# 100070 Crs# 8519 (14.0))
Advanced exercises and sports-specific programs. Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises for advancing a client.
Prerequisites: Reformer 2
For more information visit http://www.pilates.com.
Dance with Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer!
Ballet Royale's summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers (including Dierdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) join our renowned faculty to provide incomparable summer experiences in a structured and focused setting.
- June 10-28: "Spring into Summer" intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique®. NO AUDITION REQUIRED; intermediate/advanced to professional.
- June 10–14: Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten through professional, multiple levels.
- July 8-25: July Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Ages eight through professional.
- August 5-16: Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- August 18-23: Pointe Preparatory workshop, Girls ages eleven and older.
- August 19-23: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start.
Plus much more!
A three-week summer training program in St. Paul spanning three hours a day and five days per week will introduce our unique movement aesthetic, Yorchha™, in technique classes that build in complexity. Our particular choreographic process of creating dance from the stories of our lives will also be introduced.
Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique, Chhau, the East Indian martial art, and vinyasa yoga.
This summer dance intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.
Scholarships are available, based on need.
This activity is supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, and F. R. Bigelow Foundation.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Applications close tomorrow, February 14 at 5:00PM CST for the 2019 festival!
Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 1-11, 2019
Join a community of 1,000+ artists, 40,000+ potential audience members, and receive a venue, technicians, workshops, staff support, unified auditions, press, and more.
New this year: affordability initiatives, Festival Artist Grants, and fee deferments; artists can pay a higher producing fee to receive 100% of box office revenue; and expanded options for independently producing work outside of lotteried venues.
Minnesota Family Fringe, July 26-August 4, 2019
A jury-curated festival of local and national work for adventurous multi-generational audiences. 2019 jurors include staff from Jungle Theatre, Children's Theater Company, Open Eye Figure Theatre, and more.
Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 5:00PM CST.
Image: DREAMING by Gabriel Mata/Movements. Photographer: Alex Wohlhueter.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is seeking summer interns interested in learning more about arts administration.
As an artist-led company, we believe in artists being on stage as well as behind-the-scenes of our organization. Interns must be at least eighteen years of age and must be able to spend a minimum of four weeks in the Twin Cities. Every intern will be assigned a specific project within one of four disciplines.
Interns will be housed by Ballet Co.Laboratory board and community members. These internships are unpaid; however, interns will receive free classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory throughout their internship.
Questions? Contact Zoé Emilie Henrot.
Photo: Tim Pate.
RTDG is seeking two professional dancers (men and/or women) with strong contemporary technique and stage presence, for upcoming season projects.
Must be able to commit to eighteen months of two rehearsals per week. No rehearsal pay, but modest honorariums offered for each performance. Interested dancers please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and schedule an audition. More information on the company available at http://www.rayterrilldancegroup.com.
TU Dance is considering dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Interested artists should submit their materials to email@example.com, including CV/résumé, work sample (YouTube or Vimeo links only), headshot, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to see your work.
In-person auditions are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those dancers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an in-person audition.
Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!
Photo by Michael Slobodian.
TU Dance is seeking guest choreographers for the 2019-2020 season.
Interested choreographers should submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, including CV/résumé, work sample, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances of your work as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to attend.
Interviews are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those choreographers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!
Photo by Michael Slobodian
The Southern Theater has opened its call for artists for those interested in presenting work now through the summer of 2020. Proposals will be accepted until March 1, 2019 with more presenting options available than in previous years.
New this year is a program that will allow three to four artists to be part of a cohort series thanks to an Arts Access Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. AMPLIFY: to make larger, greater, stronger: to increase in strength. The AMPLIFY series will give voice and a platform to underrepresented stories that need to be heard.
Other presenting options include: The Southern Partnership Program (SPP) (formerly ARTshare) and a more traditional rental model, our guest presenter option.
Link to more information on all of these options and application forms can be found on our website: http://www.southerntheater.org.
The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.
This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients, or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.
Brenna Mosser Dance Works is seeking a strong detail-oriented modern dancer who is interested in environmental science.
Dancers will be asked to collaborate in workshopping movement material to present at the Monday Happy Hour performance at the Southern Theater for ARENA Dances' Candy Box Festival, Monday, April 29, 2019.
The ideal candidate will be professional, open-minded, experimental, efficient, and available Mondays, 3:00pm-6:00pm beginning March 11, 2019.
All people are encouraged to apply regardless of race, sexual identity, age or economic status.
This is a paid position.
Please contact Brenna at email@example.com for more information.
Seeking movement artists to create original work for DUMPSTER FIRE, a new performance event led by movement artist Laura Levinson, in partnership with Franconia Sculpture Park and Stage Manager Jäc Pau.
DUMPSTER FIRE carves out intentional space for queer catharsis, divine rage, and public grief, and seeks to center community and relationship in its artistic process.
Applications are due this Friday, February 15.
Photo: Zoe Cinel.
For more information: https://goo.gl/8yNCfz
DanceBARN Collective and Praxis Gallery are coming together to produce a showcase of all new, collaborative works.
We are looking for artists in ANY field to be paired up to create a work that will be presented at the Praxis Gallery on April 26, 2019.
This will be a six-week collaboration, culminating in a showcase open to the community.
APPLY ONLINE at http://www.dancebarncollective.org.
Applications due March 1!
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (SSM) is a college preparatory boarding school serving 500 students in grades six through twelve in Faribault, MN.
SSM seeks one long-term substitute to teach dance, April 15–May 24, 2019.
•Teaching four dance classes per day, ranging from beginner classes to an advanced class; classes are held between 10:00am–4:00pm each day.
•After-school rehearsal with the Arch Dance Company, a student group of advanced dancers, including performance preparation for all classes; rehearsal is held from 4:00pm–6:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
•Direct and organize Spring Dance Show (May 15-16, 2019).
Substitute will have access to the year-long objectives and curriculum designed by the instructor for dance classes and the Arch Dance group.
Qualifications: BA in Dance with teaching and choreographing experience preferred. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest and qualifications and a resume to HR@s-sm.org.
Ray Terrill Dance Group is currently mobilizing for presenting the eighteenth annual Dances at the Lake Festival.
The two FREE concerts will be presented on July 5-6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Professional individual artists and adult and youth companies are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Proposal must include: link to website or artist bio, description of planned dance (seven minutes or less), number of dancers involved, and a link to a sample video of work.
All work must be family-friendly. Keep in mind, this is an outdoor performance and performed on grass.
Submit proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information available at http://www.dancesatthelakefestival.com.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
Naked Stages, a seven-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2019/20. Three emerging artists will be selected.
The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time-intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.
More information and application: https://bit.ly/2RLrNDg
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; or work on a new project. The fellowship program is designed to award Minnesota dance artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who have created a substantial body of work over a period of time.
To apply for a fellowship, you must submit your full application by April 3, 2019 at 3pm. No late submissions will be accepted, so start early.
Full guidelines and application can be found here:
For questions regarding guidelines, please contact email@example.com.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
There's still space: book the Off-Leash Art Box now for spring events!
The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event.
If you haven't been to the Art Box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!
Lots more details about the Art Box at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next door to police station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour for all regular rentals.*
Our Bloomington location is at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour for all regular rentals.*
*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.
The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and access to a sound system.
Reservations are now managed through The Cowles Center Booking Calendar. After filling out a one-time rental profile form, an invitation is sent to set up an account. Once you receive a booking invitation, you will be able to manage all reservations, cancellations, and payments on your own. Users may use the Rental Calendar to book now and pay later by saving a valid debit or credit card to their rental account; bookings will be charged after the 48-hour cancellation notice time frame has expired.
View the Cowles Center Booking Calendar:
Fill out a Renter Profile Form: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/spaces/rent-studio-conference-room-space.
The Cowles Center has played host to events ranging from TEDx Minneapolis to pre-show receptions to lunch-hour meetings.
With an intimate house of 100 seats, the TEK BOX is the perfect theater to host special performances and events.
For performances and events who wish to have a larger audience, the Goodale Theater seamlessly combines century-old elegance with sleek, modern comfort. With no more than 65 feet from the sweeping stage to each of the 505 seats, the Goodale Theater has a sprung wooden floor with 41,500 square feet of playable space. The large wings, expansive fly space, and orchestra lift can accommodate the needs of the most imaginative designers.
To inquire about hosting an event or performance, please contact Joseph Bingham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cowles Center offers affordable office space leasing in the former Hennepin Center for the Arts. Spaces range in size from 150 square feet to 2000 square feet. If you would like to learn more information about leasing office space at The Cowles Center or would like to set up an appointment to view available spaces, please contact email@example.com
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts serves as Minnesota’s flagship for dance, presenting world-class productions from our dynamic professional dance scene and providing administrative, rehearsal, and studio space at 50% below market value for non-profit dance, performing arts, and cultural organizations.
Expose your students to a professional dance environment with a field trip to TU Dance Center.
Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A. This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request. Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings, and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.
Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio to protect flooring. Please email as to price; discounts are available for students and non-profits.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.
Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
Winter Session began on Monday, January 7 and will run for ten weeks.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made during winter session only).
We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes.
Registration is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com! Please remember to check “Today’s Classes” on our website often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
Midwest School of Ballet's spring enrollment is ongoing.
Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III - ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.
Ballet Level I, II, III - ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Winter/spring classes began January 12; our second session starts March 4.
SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center. Instructor: Marcia Keegan.
MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.
TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.
Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.
MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.
DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.
Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
Interested in signing up for the Full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.
Level 1: ages seven through nine
Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve
Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen
Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen
Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information: https://www.balletcolaboratory.org/preprofessional-term-program-ages-718.
Photo by Tim Pate
BALLET BASICS TEEN/ADULT
GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.
Dancers completely new to dance and ballet will learn the basics of ballet including names of steps and preliminary technique.
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich.
An hour-long yoga class geared towards postures that will strengthen and stretch the dancer body. Suitable for ages twelve and older.
Session 1: February 9 - March 16, 2019.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.
Join us in our new studios in St. Paul!
FAMILY DANCE for ages two through four with a parent or guardian.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Six-week session, February 7 - March 14, 2019.
Teaching Artist: Michelle Ludwig.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT for ages four through six.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Two different six-week sessions:
February 7 - March 14, 2019 on Thursdays, 9:00-9:45am.
February 9 - March 16, 2019 on Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am.
Teaching Artists: Michelle Ludwig and Rosa Prigan.
INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages nine through twelve.
A 60-minute class held in sessions to introduce dancers to ballet.
February 9 - March 16, 2019 on Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am.
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo by Aaron Warkov.
For more information:
Zenon Dance School | Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.
Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school of Twin Cities Ballet, offers the highest quality classes for all ages: toddlers in our Mommy and Me classes, youth and teens, adults revisiting or starting their first plies, and professionals enhancing their skills.
Our groundbreaking training is founded on a proprietary comprehensive syllabus and includes customized plans, private lessons, and is the first Twin Cities program to fully integrate Progressing Ballet Technique® into its core curriculum.
Ballet Royale offers diverse and balanced training for every body—all ages, levels, and abilities:
- Pre-ballet creative dance
- Mommy/Daddy and me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division day program
- FREE boys' program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz dance
- Pas de deux/partnering
- Men's ballet
- Opportunities to perform with TCB
Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.
Throughout many years of professional experience and teaching, it is Mathew's curiosity to explore the ease of movement and/or weightlessness as a means to efficiency and self-awareness of the body in space, as well as awareness of the space itself. Mathew believes this approach supports most techniques in tuning oneself into the present.
Through the month of February, you will open this curiosity, finding internal pathways within the body and the contrast of those same pathways promoting extension of skeletal mobility beyond one's own range. An assortment of texture, speed, density, length, force and resistance will be taught and open for exploration.
Intended for intermediate to advanced/professional level dancers.
At Soma Studios in the old bottling building. Go up the stairs to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss us!
February 13, 20, 27
Sliding scale $5-15.
Karla Grotting is back in the hot seat for the next two Friday morning jazz classes!
#GetYourAsstoClass for her body-centric, jazz music- and jazz history-based, multi-level, multi-generational dance experience that puts connecting with music and each other first.
Fridays, February 15 and 22.
Company Class is a creative safety zone to hone acting, dancing and ensemble skills in a weekly class. Class led by Corey Mills and Betsy Mills.
Monday, February 18, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classes meet weekly.
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday. Come join us to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!
February 18: MUSIC JAM with Emerson Aagaard and Sam Wildenauer:
Emerson Aagaard is a musician who has been living in St. Paul since Fall 2016. He has been collaborating with Sam Wildenauer (contrabass) since 2017. This is the first time this spontaneous-composition duo has played publicly.
Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!
Find rhythm, groundedness, and flow with dance classes at Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice.
No pre-registration or shoes necessary.
First class: always free!
Drop-in class: $13. Five-class card: $60. Ten-class card: $110.
Tuesday, February 19 - 9:30am-11:00am: Intermediate/advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.
Friday, February 22 - 06:00pm-07:30pm: Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.
Sunday, February 24 - 09:00am-10:00am: Buniyaad/Foundations with Kealoha Ferreira.
Tuesday, February 26 - 09:30am-11:00am: Intermediate/advanced Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira.
Friday, March 01 - 06:00pm-07:30pm: Introduction to Yorchha with Kealoha Ferreira. All levels.
Ananya Dance Theatre | 1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55014
One and a half blocks west of the Lexington Green Line LRT station. Bicycle rack and free parking in lot or on Dunlap or Griggs St.
OTHER DANCE NEWS
A new film with Minnesota ties, Driven to Dance, has just been released on Netflix. The film’s producer, Anthony Vogt, a Twin Cities native, is a former student at Ballet Royale Minnesota and has danced in Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker. His wife Tati Vogt wrote the original screenplay and is the film’s director.
The Vogts' first feature film, it tells of a young woman who is striving to launch her professional dance career in the face of realities and opposition. It is unique in showing actual dancers dancing—in full—rather than just close ups and cuts.
The movie also features original songs by Twin Cities musician, singer, and composer Rachelle LaNae. Rachelle is also a Ballet Royale alum and graduate of the University of Minnesota’s music program. Rachelle’s other local work, an original arrangement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” for cello and piano, will be featured in Twin Cities Ballet’s upcoming performance, Essence, at The Cowles Center March 1-2.