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  • In This Issue:

    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. THANK YOU AND REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE PERFORMING AT BEYOND BRICKS & MORTAR – MAY 20

    3. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 27

    4. MDT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: A STUDENT SHOWCASE – MAY 29-30

    5. NEW PERFORMANCE BY FIRE DRILL - JUNE 11-14

    6. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER HOME SEASON - JUNE 11-13

    7. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA PERFORMANCE - JUNE 27

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    8. MUSIC AND DANCE CREATIVE LAB WITH TAMARA OBER AND JULIE JOHNSON

    9. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    10. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - MAY 30

    11. A LOCALLY GROWN INTENSIVE

    12. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    13. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEK - JUNE 1-5

    14. THREADS DANCE PROJECT SUMMER YOUTH CAMP - JUNE 22-27

    15. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    16. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA
    “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    17. ART INGENUITY LAB

    18. MASTERING THE ART OF PILATES PROGRAM DESIGN

    19. IGNITE....HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    20. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    21. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    22. BREAKDANCING WORKSHOP WITH J-SUN NOER

    23. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    24. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    25. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA WORKSHOPS

    ONGOING CLASSES

    26. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    27. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    28. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU

    DANCE

    29. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE

    30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    31. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - JUNE 8-AUGUST 30

    32. NEXT MOVEMENTWISE CLASS TODAY - MAY 20

    33. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    34. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES 3 WEEKLY CLASSES

    35. SUMMER OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    36. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    37. SEEKING DANCE FILM MAKERS

    38. SEEKING BALLET DIRECTOR

    39. SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    40. AUDITION FOR ELITE TAP FEET

    41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - SUMMER SESSION

    42. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: AUGUST 10–21

    43. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    44. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    45. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    46. OPEN CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS: AMP SEEKS ITS NEXT GUEST ARTIST

    47. CALL FOR MOVEMENT ARTISTS

    48. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    49. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    50. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 12

    51. GRANT CIRCLE - JUNE 1

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    52. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    53. NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY - SPACETIME AT STUDIO 206

    54. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    55. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    56. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    57. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    58. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    59. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    60. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    61. MOVEMENT DRAWINGS BY LARA HANSON

    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. THANK YOU AND REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

    DanceMN is in the midst of a fundraising drive to close our budget gap for 2015. While the Dance Community News is powered by a significant amount of volunteer energy, we also require funding to pay our editors and bring you this vital resource each week.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported the Dance Community New thus far. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us reach over 1000 readers with dependable grassroots dance news. If you have not yet donated, please consider going to https://givemn.org/fundraiser/Dancemn and finding the level of support that works for you. We’ve included some suggested donation levels commensurate with the value you place on the service. Please contribute by June 15, our deadline for raising funds.

    Thanks for being our patron and helping to make this dance community so vibrant!

    Sincerely,

    The DanceMN Advisory Committee:

    Judith Brin Ingber, Dana Kassel, Theresa Madaus, Sally Rousse, Laurie Van Wieren, Jeffrey Wells

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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE PERFORMING AT BEYOND BRICKS & MORTAR – MAY 20

    Home is a basic necessity. Not only four walls and a roof, but home. More than 14,000 people are experiencing homelessness in our community right now, and many more on the verge. Ananya Dance Theatre will present the opening performance at Aeon's annual Beyond Bricks & Mortar fundraising breakfast in downtown Minneapolis, May 20. Learn how you can make a difference! Contact Stephanie Payne at 612-746-0543 or spayne@aeonmn.org.

    Wednesday, May 20, 7:30am-8:30am

    Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis MN.

    http://www.aeonmn.org/connect/events/bbm/

    http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/event/aeons-beyond-bricks-mortar/

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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    3. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 27

    8:00pm (doors @ 7:00pm), $6-16 sliding scale

    1. Penny Freeh (Brittany Keefe and Alejandra Iannone)

    2. ROXANNE (Katelyn Farstad and Sophie Weil)

    3. Mad King Thomas (Theresa Madaus, Tara King and Monica Thomas)

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features dance-making exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving the audience and choreographers alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    4. MDT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: A STUDENT SHOWCASE – MAY 29-30

    Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young artists as they take the stage for the 2015 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. Performing pieces especially created and selected for them, this annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts and Young Children’s Divisions.

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts – The Goodale Theater

    Performances:

    Friday, May 29 @ 6:00 pm

    Saturday, May 30 @ 2:00 pm

    Tickets: 612-206-3600 or go to

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=9182b8d7b4f1fb6d80e19d7e250edf24

    More information: http://mndance.org/2013-strawberry-festival/

    Contact: Anne Bachem, info@mndance.org

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    5. NEW PERFORMANCE BY FIRE DRILL - JUNE 11-14

    Novelty Shots: A Political Fantasy

    Presented by the Red Eye Theater, New Works 4 Weeks Festival

    June 11-14, 2015

    Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 7 pm

    http://www.redeyetheater.org/tickets

    In their new evening-length work, performance duo Fire Drill takes the truism that "the internet is rewiring our brains" as both paranoia and reality. Novelty Shots: A Political Fantasy catapults the viewer between focus and distraction, capitalizing on our collective desire for constant stimulation. Using rigorous exploration of form, daring physicality, and an uncompromisingly contemporary aesthetic, Novelty Shots activates and interrogates the attention economy.

    Novelty Shots is presented by the Red Eye Theater as part of Isolated Acts and the New Works 4 Weeks festival.

    http://fire-drill.org/

    Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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    6. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER HOME SEASON - JUNE 11-13

    Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) will present an evening of new work and signature repertory from the company’s 36-year history on June 11-13, 2015 in the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

    The evening will include the world premiere of a new work by Pimsler titled “Bohemian Grove,” signature SPDT repertory “The Men from the Boys” (1990), and a witty new solo created by Suzanne Costello titled “En Garde.” The Home Season will also feature “Heroes Unbound,” a new work created for the Young Dance Company artists and their parents.

    TICKETS for the show can be purchased through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Box Office – 612-206-3600, www.thecowlescenter.org. Please purchase tickets early, as there is limited space.

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

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    7. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA PERFORMANCE - JUNE 27

    Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m.

    Jefferson Community School Theatre

    1200 W. 26th Street, Minneapolis

    $12 with www.danceoutofafrica.brownpapertickets.com
    $15 at the door

    Three principal dancer/choreographers will bring dancers and drummers for a night of immersion in the dance traditions, born in Africa and reinterpreted in Cuba and Brazil.
    Ghanaian Fatawu Sayibu, Cuban Chini Perez and Brazilian Leo Paixão will interweave traditional African and African-derived dances, such as Afrocuban, rumba, son, salsa, samba and forró, in an original choreographed work.

    The title of this dance performance, Dance Out of Africa, alludes playfully to the Out-of-Africa theory on the origin of humans, and reflects the performers’ viewpoint that Africa is the birthplace and major influence behind many dance forms which have spread throughout the diaspora and reach into our own local community.

    Contact: Holly Dabral, Chini.Studio@gmail.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    8. MUSIC AND DANCE CREATIVE LAB WITH TAMARA OBER AND JULIE JOHNSON

    This workshop is for professional or professional track dancers/choreographers, musicians/composers who are interested in engaging in a collaborative and creative process together. Julie Johnson, MacPhail flute instructor and Tamara Ober from the Zenon Dance Company have collaborated for several years, creating performances that combine improvised music and dance. They will demonstrate their process for you and lead you through a series of compositional exercises to help engage your imagination. All performers are encouraged to bring something that you are working on or have a desire to explore. The workshop will culminate with an in-class sharing session of the various works in progress.

    Date: June 15, 16, 17

    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

    Age: 19 Years +

    Location: MacPhail Center for Music

    Tuition $125

    Questions : tamaraober@hotmail.com

    Registration: http://www.macphail.org/OFFERINGS/ADULTS/CLASSES/DETAILS/index?ActivityID=7683

    Contact: Tamara Ober, tamaraober@hotmail.com

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    9. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Come Fly with Black Label Movement!

    June 15 - June 26, 2015 Monday through Friday

    9:00 am - 10:30 am - Contemporary Movement Technique

    10:45 am - 12:30 pm - Partnering Towards Making

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BLM Repertory

    Black Label Movement's summer intensive at the University of Minnesota will exemplify our commitment to athletic, ballistic, concept-driven contemporary dance in a global context.

    Come learn and dance with BLM Artistic Directors Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink and the BLM movers during a rigorous daily schedule that will challenge your physical and creative limits. Each day begins with a contemporary movement technique class, followed by a partnering laboratory during which participants will examine the technique of partnering toward the goal of creating original choreographic work, and end with participants learning work from BLM's explosive repertory. The intensive culminates in a sharing of participants' original work and the repertory learned during this two-week session.

    COURSE INFORMATION:

    DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits for section 001 (UofM Dance Majors this includes a performance credit). 1 Credit for Section 002 (*Community Members/non UofM Students*), Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

    REGISTRATION:

    This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

    Contact: Emilie
    Plauche Flink,
    emmafli@hotmail.com

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    10. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - MAY 30

    This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

    Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

    Gadu has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. In 2012, Gadu was certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) from Subbody Butoh Foundation. Gadu has been teaching Subbody Butoh in the Twin Cities since 2008 and he also teaches and performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad.

    Come and experience the power of Resonance!

    When:
    Saturday May 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Where:
    Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition:
    $25

    To register, contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com

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    11. A LOCALLY GROWN INTENSIVE

    **NEW**

    Rivers Summer Intensive is offering a "Locally Grown" discount this year.
    With proof of registration and payment for a 2015 summer intensive at your home studio, receive $25 off Rivers Summer Intensive full tuition.

    Master classes will be taught by Rochelle Zide-Principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet, soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and CORPS de Ballet International 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Marianne Simons joins the 2015 Intensive faculty, teaching Graham-based contemporary classes and setting one of her original works on the dancers.

    DATES: Saturday, August 1-Sunday, August 9, at The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts. Classes and lectures will begin at 2:00 pm and continue through the early evening. The Intensive is generously hosted by Minnesota Dance Theater and School.

    http://www.riversballet.org

    Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

    Follow us on instagram @riversballet

    Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, admin@riversballet.org

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    12. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    June 15-19, 2015

    11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Company’s week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate/advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique/improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company’s national and international repertory. Experience exceptional choreography with exceptional dancers.

    Requirements: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance. Age 15+

    Save $25 by purchasing a 5-Day Package:

    5-Day Package: Includes all technique/improvisation and repertory classes - only $200!

    Register online at www.zenondance.org

    Drop-In Rates:

    Morning Technique Class Drop-in: $20

    Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

    No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

    View the detailed schedule on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/504384469700819/

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    13. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEK - JUNE 1-5

    Start your Summer off on the right foot with Zenon Dance School's Summer Workshop Week June 1-5!

    Drop-ins are welcome the day of workshops, but students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in class. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard accepted.

    SCHEDULE:

    Monday, June 1

    10:00-11:30 -Advanced Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    ($14)

    5:30-7:00

    "Together" - Modern/Improv with Dustin Haug

    ($14)

    Tuesday, June 2

    10:00-12:00 - Somatic Writing Practice with Robert Haarman & Jeanne Bain

    ($16)

    6:00-7:30

    Form, then Function! -Pilates with Camille LeFevre

    ($14)

    Wednesday, June 3

    9:30-11:00 Master Class with Guest Choreographer, Joanna Kotze

    ($16)

    10:00-11:30

    Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller

    ($14)

    5:30-7:00

    Beginning Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse

    ($14)

    Thursday, June 4

    9:30-12:30

    Alexander Technique for the Performing Artist with Erin Thompson

    ($22)

    Friday, June 5

    12:00-1:00

    Zenon Dance Company Open Rehearsal with Guest Choreographer, Joanna Kotze

    -FREE-

    REGISTER:

    ONLINE: zenondance.org

    PHONE: 612-338-1101

    IN PERSON: 528 Hennepin Ave #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (4th floor of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts)

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    14. THREADS DANCE PROJECT SUMMER YOUTH CAMP - JUNE 22-27

    ** One more week to sign up! - Registration deadline extended to May 27 **

    Threads Dance Project's week-long dance camp offers youth ages 4-13 the opportunity to expand their ballet and modern dance skills, deepen their understanding of dance, and create movement in a positive and empowering environment.

    June 22-27, 2015

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday-Friday (ages 4-6 start 10:00 am) + Saturday afternoon final showcase

    Main Street School for the Performing Arts, 1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343. Free parking.

    Students will work in the following groups: Ages 4-6; Ages 7-10; Ages 11-13

    $200 (Limited scholarships available)

    Register by May 27 at http://www.threadsdance.org/community-and-education/

    Contact: Betsy Schaefer Roob, betsy@threadsdance.org

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    15. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM -
    JULY 6–31

    Ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through Professionals

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION ONLY

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Rigorous Ballet based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Enrichment Classes, and Injury Prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    Ballet Royale’s Summer Intensive Program consists of five levels in three divisions:

    DIVISION I

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED
    $292

    (Ages 8+ who have completed one or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Mon-Fri

    12:30-2:45pm
    (Division I is only offered as a 2 week session, July 20 – 31).

    DIVISION II

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED $525-$755

    (Ages 9+ who have completed three or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Mon-Fri

    9:30am-3:00pm.

    UPPER DIVISION

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    (Ages 11+ who have completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through professionals). Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    Option 1:
    FULL PROGRAM,
    Mon-Fri
    9:00am-5:00pm.

    $740 to $1170

    Option 2:
    BALLET & PILATES ONLY,
    Mon-Fri
    9:00am-12:00 or 12:30pm
    $340 to

    $565

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown.

    FREE PARKING

    952-898-3163

    For more:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    16. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA
    “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    For motivated intermediate/advanced (completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls) through Professional.
    Hone technique and maximize improvement: this program will accelerate dancers’ progress as they start off the summer.

    This intensive two-week program features a daily regimen of Conditioning/Pilates/Injury Prevention, Ballet Technique, Pointe, and/or Men's Class.

    Two separate levels.
    NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    WHEN: June 8 – 19, 2015 (Two Week Session)

    Monday – Friday, 9:30am–Noon

    COST: $250

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    FREE PARKING

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown.

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

    For more information visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    17. ART INGENUITY LAB

    The chemistry of creation is a combustible mix of work and play. Creative projects can bubble into existence heady with newness, ongoing projects move right along. Then work may lapse as we proceed and old rules, familiar patterns or choices that no longer speak in our clear and current voice loom. Based in movement mingled with the rich traditions of theater, writing, voice and visual art this lab provides a space and time to free-think ideas, shift structures, play with perspective. Working individually and in the community of the lab we will use forms, games, and scores that suggest new ways into our work; ways that support our capacity for invention and profound human connection. With intentionality and focus we will excite, challenge and thrill our creative spirits.

    Wednesday 17 June 10 am - 1 pm

    Thursday 18 June 1 pm - 4 pm

    Friday 19 June 10 am - 1pm

    Patrick's Cabaret

    310 Minnehaha Avenue South

    Minneapolis, MN

    $135* special young adult (18-27) offer $100

    To register or FFI contact Maureen 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com

    Maureen Koelsch is an Imaginarian developing and directing workshops that challenge perspectives, enhance perception and create a sense of possibility for ourselves and our world. She performed and taught in MN for 35 years and now makes her home and work in New Rochelle and NYC.

    *This work is my livelihood not sponsored by organizations or venues but if you have a passion to participate and price is the only obstacle talk with me.

    Contact: Maureen Koelsch, info@maureenkoelsch.com

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    18. MASTERING THE ART OF PILATES PROGRAM DESIGN

    Mastering the Art of Pilates Program Design with Cari Riis Stemmler & Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    Saturday June 6, 2015 from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

    This 2-day workshop is designed for Pilates Teachers who have completed a comprehensive Pilates program. The focus is placed on program design and progression of a variety of clients.

    Putting exercises together into effective workouts is an important part of your education & will be discussed in detail. We will focus on assessment tools, what they mean in terms of the selected client, and go over steps to take in the beginning (pre-Pilates) and work on a path to progress the client safely. In addition, specific exercises will be selected (i.e. teaser on the long box) to help students train their eyes and discern when a client is ready for the next level and then discuss the steps to progress the client up to the highest level of that exercise. An outline of specific steps that should be considered, safety precautions and spotting techniques are provided.

    Material will also be taught on the ped-o-pul, foot corrector, and bean bag. These are tools used by Joe Pilates, and are quite useful in designing well-rounded programs for your clients. Those who wish to take the PMA exam will want a working knowledge of these smaller tools.

    Taught by Cari Riis Stemmler and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    14 hours

    Saturday, June 6, 2015 11:30pm - 6:30pm

    Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:30am - 6pm

    *45 minute breaks given each day

    Fee: $449

    Registration deadline is May 15, 2015

    https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=13182

    Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    5101 Vernon Ave. South, Suite 2A

    Edina MN 55436 USA

    952-405-9765

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

    cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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    19. IGNITE....HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    Ignite - highly physical summer theatre intensives with Barbra Berlovitz, Robert Rosen and Shawn Mcconneloug. Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

    PLAY Monday-Friday June 15-19, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Cost: $385

    DEVISE Thursday-Sunday June 25-28, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $385

    Sign up for both June workshops...save 10%

    Take all three workshops...save 15%

    MASK Friday-Sunday July 17-19 and 24-26; Fridays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00 pm Cost: $385

    Neutral, Larval, Character, Commedia and Half-Masks: Essential training for all performers

    Details and registration at http://ivystudio206.com YES...payment plans are available, ask us! Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net.

    Contact: Shawn McConneloug, ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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    20. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater June 22-26, 2015 for a week-long intensive in the company’s critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (must be at least 16) with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT’s aesthetic lens. Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn selections from SPDT repertory.

    June 22-26, 2015

    10am-3pm

    JSB TEK BOX in The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403

    Tuition: $275 + $25 Application Fee

    Application forms are available on our website (scroll down the homepage). www.stuartpimsler.com

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

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    21. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Beiringa and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies June 1-12, 10-5pm

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18, 10-5pm

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost $750 per module or $1300 for both. Space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    22. BREAKDANCING WORKSHOP WITH J-SUN NOER

    Breakdancing looks fun; it looks like a good workout; it looks maybe a little challenging. It is all of those things and more, but totally approachable when learning it from Jason Noer!

    Through this fundamentals class you will get a chance to break down the steps of the top rock and how to get down to the floor and do so some of the footwork, freezes and more!

    Jason has a tremendous wealth of knowledge in the field and has a great way of breaking things down and of making them fun (and maybe even include a little history too).

    Come take class with Jason and 2 Defy Gravity on Friday, May 29 from 7-8:30!

    Cost: $15 pre-reserved or $20 at the door

    You can pay via paypal to cholms@hotmail.com or in person at the studio during class time or over the phone via charge.

    Questions?: Cade Holmseth 612-269-2207, cholms@hotmail.com

    J-Sun is a teacher and community leader in the Twin Cities; a competitor and an academic, recipient of the 2013 Sage Award for Outstanding Performance and consultant for The Annual Groundbreaker Battle. His Bachelors of Arts degree, The B-Boy Movement within Hip Hop Culture, focused on the types of knowledge produced by the dance and what the productions meant to the rest of the world. J-Sun's current graduate work examines the way race, class, age, etc., engage with issues of power on the dancing body. He instructs traditional movement with historical moments as a veteran practitioner of breaking and toprocking.

    Contact: Cade Holmseth, cholms@hotmail.com, 612-269-2207

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    23. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    Intensives give students opportunities to improve their skills, gain strength and learn new repertoire. Classes include technique, variations, repertory, modern dance, and other dance genres. The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method.

    If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25 please submit a video audition or call to schedule an in-class evaluation in one of our current pre-professional level classes. Students who auditioned on January 25 will receive priority placement.

    Level 3: 4-week intensive July 13-August 7, 3 days per week

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, choreography, core work and music.

    Level 4: 4-week intensive July 13-August 6, 4 days per week

    Monday-Thursday; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, repertoire, core work and music. Students who take two or three weeks of these intensives must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.

    Level 5/6: 5 week intensive June 29-July 31; 5 days per week

    Monday-Friday; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, repertoire, character and other offerings in dance genres and core work.

    Teaching Artist: Lirena Branitski

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    24. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of summer programming for children, teens and young adults. NEW this summer - Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

    ​TU Dance ​Children ​and Teen​ Summer Program​

    Intro and Bridge Level, July 6-17

    Creative Movement, July 13-17

    *Informal showing on the last day

    The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

    ​TU Dance Pre-Professional ​Summer Intensive, August 3-22

    The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. ​There will be an informal showcase at the end of the intensive.​

    Options for level placement include attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), or submitting a video. Videos should contain a ballet center combination and a modern phrase. Send videos, with resume and headshot, to education@tudance.org or mail to:

    TU DANCE CENTER

    P.O. BOX 40405

    SAINT PAUL, MN 55104

    Contact us: info@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    25. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA WORKSHOPS

    Sunday, June 14, from 2 to 6 p.m.

    At the Jawaahir Dance Studio

    $30 online at danceworkshop.brownpapertickets.com /$35 at the door

    Ghanaian Fatawu Sayibu, Cuban Chini Perez and Brazilian Leo Paixão will teach an afternoon of dance workshops for participants at all levels. The workshops will demonstrate how movement, rhythm and concepts of dance have migrated and evolved from Africa to Cuba and Brazil. Instruction will be given in the traditional dance of Ghana, Afrocuban, son, salsa and rumba dances of Cuba, and Brazilian dances including the “forbidden” lambada, zouk, samba and forró. The workshops will take place from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Jawaahir Dance Studio at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis.

    Contact: Holly
    Dabral,
    Chini.Studio@gmail.com

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    26. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    MDT offers a variety of intensives and classes for students ages 3-18 through our Performing Arts and Young Children's Divisions. For more information or to download a registration form, please visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

    Performing Arts Division (PAD)

    Students ages 8 – 18 are eligible to enter the Performing Arts Division (PAD), which provides a strong sequential curriculum in classical ballet, contemporary dance and pointe.

    June Intensive - June 8-19

    Levels I to VI

    July Intensive - July 6-23

    Levels I to IV

    Young Children’s Division (YCD)

    Predance, ages 4-6

    Sundays, June 7-July 26, 1-2pm

    Predance classes introduce young dancers to basic rhythms, steps and terminology.
    The stimulating class environment focuses on creativity and self-expression with structured progression in movement and group interaction. This is a delightful prelude to formal ballet and contemporary training.

    1-Week Story Ballet, ages 4-6

    July 27-21 and August 10-14, 10-11am

    A joyful introduction to the world of dance, young dancers explore movement through imagery, music and self-expression in a fun journey of landmark ballets. An informal performance for family and friends will take place the last day of each session.

    Intermediate, ages 6-9

    Wednesdays, June 11-July 30, 5-6:30pm

    Young dancers train with a heightened focus on fundamental technique in ballet and contemporary aesthetics in preparation for the Performing Arts Division.

    Students outside of the MDT&S community are welcome, and should call 612-338-0627 or email info@mndance.org to set up a placement class for PAD.

    612-338-0627

    info@mndance.org

    Contact: Anne Bachem, info@mndance.org

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    27. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    For Teens and Adults

    BALLET FUNDAMENTALS* - Studio 6B

    Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm with Ellie Ahmann

    *Preregistration required

    Next session: July 7 - August 25, 2015; 8 classes, $100

    BEGINNING BALLET - Studio 6B

    Sunday, 11:30am - 1:00pm with Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 6:45 - 8:15pm with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30pm (Pointe, 8:30 - 9:00pm) with Ellie Ahmann

    Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30am with Jill Lile

    INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm with Marcia Keegan

    INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET - Studio 6A

    Sunday, 11:15am - 12:45pm (Pointe 12:45 - 1:15pm) with Marcia Keegan

    ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lirena Branitski

    Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lise Houlton

    Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Lirena Branitski

    Thursday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Justin Leaf

    Friday, 9:30 - 11:00am with Laurel Keen

    Saturday, 10:30am - Noon with Justin Leaf

    **Teachers subject to change

    Regular Class Prices:

    90-minute class $15

    Barre only $10

    30-minute pointe class $5

    Class Card Prices:

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

    Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only. Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

    For more information, visit http://www.mndance.org.

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    28. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, May 19, 26 and June 2

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am through May 28

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    29. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE

    Sophia Pimsler teaches Improvisation and Technique Saturdays 11:30 am -12:30 pm at Zenon Dance School. Inspired by her studies in gaga-inspired dance, the hour consists of finding new ways to find strength, flexibility and individuality while forming a group cohesion. All levels are welcome. Drop-in rate: $13

    Contact: Sophia Pimsler, sophia.pimsler@gmail.com

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    30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in or save $1/class by purchasing class cards online, in person or by calling (612)338-1101. This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: www.zenondance.org/school/classes

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Tuesday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    Wednesday:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursday:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    10:30-12pm, Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    11:30-12:30pm, Improvisation and Technique with Sophia Pimsler

    1:30-3pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday:

    8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesday:

    6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesday:

    5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday:

    11:00-12:00pm, All Levels Yoga with Regina Peluso

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    12:30-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    YOUTH CLASSES in modern, tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    31. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - JUNE 8-AUGUST 30

    Zenon Dance School is excited to offer three new classes this summer!

    Gaga with Berit Ahlgren

    Mondays - 9:30-11:00am

    Tai Chi/Qigong, A Movement Meditation with Jane Shockley

    Fridays - 9:30-11:00am

    Improvisation with Blake Nellis and Guest Instructors

    Saturdays - 11:30-1:00pm

    *EXTENDED CLASS TIME*

    Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    Thursdays - 9:30-11:30

    Enrollment is now OPEN! Visit zenondance.org to view the whole schedule and purchase enrollments and 10-class cards!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    32. NEXT MOVEMENTWISE CLASS TODAY - MAY 20

    MovementWise is for 55+ dance and art enthusiasts, curious thinkers looking to try something new, newcomers to dance, former dancers, and everyone in between. Through adaptive, modifiable movement classes with Cowles Center Teaching Artists, participants will:

    Dance

    Explore their creativity

    Engage their minds

    Socialize with like-minded people

    When: Wednesday, May 20

    Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Where: The Cowles Center Target Education Studio 2nd Floor

    Price: $10/class

    Other: Whole Foods Market will be providing snacks at each class

    For information and to register:

    Jessi Fett

    Education Director

    Email – jfett@thecowlescenter.org

    Phone – 612-206-3640

    Contact: Dana
    Munson,
    dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    33. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    In this special series, learn from some of the most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Explore movement in physical contact with each other, focusing on the laws that govern motion: Mass, Gravity, Momentum, and Inertia. We train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills, and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome.

    Class: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm. Studio is open for personal warm up at 6pm

    $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series start anytime $80

    Open jam: 8pm onwards $3-5 suggested donation

    Education Studio (2nd Floor), The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    This program is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and BodyCartography Project

    Teaching schedule:

    May 25 – Taja Will

    More info at: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    A jam is an open improvisation and an opportunity to play, research, and connect with others. Not a class, not a rehearsal, not a performance, but a space that combines all of these. In a jam, we soften the distinctions between learning, inventing, playing, and expressing. We allow the dancing body to provoke other kinds of logic and intelligence. Governed by mutual respect and awareness, we stretch our understanding and our potential.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    34. PENELOPE FREEH TEACHES 3 WEEKLY CLASSES

    Penelope Freeh teaches two weekly classes at Zenon (528 Hennepin Ave., 4th floor) and one at TU Dance (2121 University Ave W St. Paul 55114)

    Mondays: Advanced/Professional Ballet @ TU Dance, 9:30-11

    Tuesdays: Advanced Modern @ Zenon, 9:30-11am

    Fridays: Intermediate Ballet @ Zenon, 12-1:30pm

    Contact: Penelope
    Freeh,
    barefootpenny@gmail.com

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    35. SUMMER OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/.

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-10)

    June 9 - September 5

    Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm Fairview Studio

    Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm Grand Studio

    Saturdays 10:30-11:30am Fairview Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-19)

    June 8 - September 5 (No class July 4th)

    Fairview Ave Studio

    Mondays 5:30-7:00pm

    Saturdays 11:30am-1:00pm

    NEW! Fundamentals of Adult Ballet (no experience necessary)

    June 10 through September 2, (No class July 4th) Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

    Beginning Adult Ballet

    June 13 through September 5, (No class July 4th) Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

    Saturdays 9:00-10:00am

    Life-Long Ballet

    Gentle one hour class

    Mondays June 8 - August 31, 2015

    10:00-11:00am

    Grand Ave Studio

    Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

    Open Adult Ballet (6 months of experience)

    June 8 through September 5 (No class July 4th) Teaching Artists TBA

    Mondays 7:00-8:30pm Grand Ave Studio

    Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

    Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Fairview Ave Studio

    Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

    Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Zoé Henrot

    Fridays 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich

    Saturdays 10:00-11:30 Grand Ave Studio ⎟ Teaching Artist: Karen Paulson Rivet

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    36. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in Ballet, Modern, Horton-based Modern, West African, and Contemporary techniques. Classes are for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
    Join us in our spacious studios!

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is subject to change.

    Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    37. SEEKING DANCE FILM MAKERS

    Intent to Apply – Dance Film Festival

    The Twin Cities Film Fest, along with Becky Heist and Christopher Watson, will be presenting the second annual “Dance Flicks,” a dance film festival in January, 2016. The festival aims to promote Minnesota dance film makers, expanding audiences for this emerging art form.
    A panel will review submissions and announce selections in October. We are attempting to determine the breadth of work made by MN artists at this time. Please email Becky of your intention to apply by MAY 31.
    heist@macalester.edu

    Contact: Becky Heist, heist@macalester.edu

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    38. SEEKING BALLET DIRECTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Ballet Director at the Reif Center. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. The Ballet Director is the lead instructor and choreographer for all intermediate and advanced ballet classes (including pointe).
    The ideal candidate will have advanced training in ballet, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills, and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at
    dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5780. View full job description at http://www.reifcenter.org/pages/employment.html

    Contact: Katie Benes, katie@reifcenter.org

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    39. SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Jazz and Tap Instructor. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. This is the lead instructor and choreographer for all jazz and tap levels. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in dance, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5783. View full job description at http://www.reifcenter.org/pages/employment.html

    Contact: Katie Benes, katie@reifcenter.org

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    40. AUDITION FOR ELITE TAP FEET

    Calling Intermediate and Advanced tap dancers, age 13-19 Audition for Elite Tap Feet

    Saturday May 30, 2015

    2-5pm

    Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

    We're looking for tap dancers, age 13-19 for an exclusive teen tap group who will perform on the festival stage at the Twin Cities Tap Festival - Oct. 16-18, 2015 (http://www.twincitiestap.com) No need to prepare an audition piece. For those who are accepted into the program, there will be a $100 participation fee, which includes a t-shirt, and custom choreography to be learned in three, 3-hour rehearsals before the festival.

    Must be available for these rehearsal dates:

    Rehearsal 1- Fri June 26, 3-6 pm

    Rehearsal 2- Sat Aug. 15, 3-6 pm

    Rehearsal 3- Sun. Oct 11, 3-6 pm

    and the performance on Oct. 16-17, 2015

    Questions? Contact Kaleena Miller.

    Contact: Kaleena Miller, kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

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    41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - SUMMER SESSION

    Saturday, June 6

    Registration: 10:30AM

    Audition Class: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

    Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

    Technique Level: Provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

    Performance Level: Provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

    SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHERS:

    Berit Ahlgren

    Dustin Haug

    Kaleena Miller

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for Summer Session! Technique Level-$588 (only $49 per week for 12 weeks) Performance Level-$528 (only $44 per week for 12 weeks) (Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

    Please RSVP to molly@zenondance.org if you are coming to the audition. If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the auditions, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    42. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10– 21

    Ballet Royale’s popular two-week Intensive Workshop with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker Choreography

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer,

    Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    WHEN: August 10 – 21, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (two separate levels)

    WHO: Talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students ages 11 and up (minimum of one year of pointe for girls) through professionals.

    WHAT: This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program features classes in classical ballet technique, pointe, and jazz dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals.

    Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

    COST: $450

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING

    For more information visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org
    or call 952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    43. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is still accepting Video Auditions for its Upper Division level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6 – 31) and for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10 – 21), for students ages 11+ (must have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

    Master teachers join Ballet Royale's renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer for the August Intensive, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION By Video Tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


    - Two Photos: 1) 1st arabesque (on pointe for girls); and 2) head shot showing at least 3/4 face

    - Recommendation letter from current ballet instructor (except current Ballet Royale Students)

    - Maximum 10-minutes long video (CD, flash drive or DVD):
    Please see the audition form on our website for video requirements.

    Mail or deliver completed registration, audition materials and audition fee to the address below.

    Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    44. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    Ballet Royale Minnesota has openings for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program.

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for focused, talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

    ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

    Please contact us to schedule an audition.

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition.

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    45. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male & female soloist and principal level dancers for the 2015–16 season.
    Salaried employee contract runs from approximately September 2015 to May 2016.

    Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Unpaid Company Trainee/Apprentice positions are also available for both males and females.
    These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

    TO AUDITION:

    Please contact Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota at 952 452-3163 to schedule an audition.

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Submit:

    1) Non-refundable audition fee of $25. Cash or check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."

    2) Two photos; a headshot and in 1st arabesque (on pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and

    3) A short résumé.

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is the resident dance company of one of the Twin Cities Premiere Professional Theater’s, The 1,000 seat Ames Center in Burnsville, off I-35 just 15 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States.

    For more information visit:
    http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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    46. OPEN CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS: AMP SEEKS ITS NEXT GUEST ARTIST

    Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work in the Twin Cities.

    Moving BIG into its 5th Season, AMP is now accepting proposal submissions THROUGH JUNE 1 to be its Guest Choreographer for its performance in March 2016.

    AMP’s Guest Choreographer will work with Alternative Motion Project company members on either the creation of a new work or the resetting of an already established work. While AMP is a predominantly modern dance company, the work from its Guest Choreographer can be another style.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    -Emerging or established choreographer (shown work in at least 3 professional settings, i.e., not school)

    -21 years of age or older (out of school)

    -Complete submission form found at http://www.alternativemotionproject.org/choreographer-open-call.html

    -Submit CV of dance + choreographic experience

    -Include links to video of work samples (minimum 10 minutes, maximum 30 minutes- can be from multiple works, whatever is appropriate to the proposal)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 6pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

    If selected, the Guest Choreographer will receive an honorarium. Rehearsals can start as early as September and will be mutually agreed upon by the Guest Choreographer and AMP. For more information on AMP and this opportunity visit:

    http://www.alternativemotionproject.org/choreographer-open-call.html

    Please direct questions and submit proposals to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com by 6pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

    Thank you for your interest in AMP!

    Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, Co-Artistic Directors

    Move BIG.

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    47. CALL FOR MOVEMENT ARTISTS

    I'm Becca Cerra, an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of visual and performing arts. I am currently searching for 5 dancers, movers, acrobats, gymnasts etc. to work with me on a new body of work combining sculpture and dance.

    I will make rubber molds of 5 artists' various body parts to cast in iron. Using these iron casts much like a tailor uses dress forms I will forge elegant, curvilinear steel sculptures around each of them. When placed back on the artists' bodies these steek forms will wrap around and immobilize muscular and skeletal structures, for example: the spine, ribcage, or hips. I will invite the artists to explore how to move despite the physical disabilities the sculpture impose. The entire process will be documented and there will be a final performance showcasing the finished work. Each artist will receive $200 and one wearable, personalized sculpture made for this project.

    For more details visit www.BeccaCerra.com

    If interested, please e-mail beccacerra@gmail.com or call 973-349-6720. I will accept inquiries until all 5 positions have been filled.

    Contact: Becca Cerra, beccacerra@gmail.com

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    48. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    49. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: July 15, 2015.
    To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
    For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
    careertransition.org

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    50. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE - JUNE 12

    Dancers, choreographers, and other performing artists may now begin submitting Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 12, 2015. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

    The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2016 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us.

    Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000. Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use. Individuals who aren’t on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive updates about grant programs.

    Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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    51. GRANT CIRCLE - JUNE 1

    Hey y’all, the next Grant Circle will be Monday, June 1, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm in the Cowles Center Conference Room (plus it will be open at 2:30 if you want to come a little early and work.)

    All are welcome! We'll be focusing on The State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant which is due June 12. Let's work on it together! Bring your started grant, your work samples, your best ideas, and a computer if you have one, and we'll give each other feedback and group problem solve questions.

    What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

    Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part professional development, part advocacy building, and part work session. It is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. For more info check out: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education-community-engagement/education-community-engagement/monday-night-grant-circle

    Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    52. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    Dancers-a quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    53. NEW ARTIST RESIDENCY - SPACETIME AT STUDIO 206

    SpaceTime is an artist residency experiment designed for individuals or groups who show exceptional rigor and commitment to their artistry and craft.

    Studio 206 is a space run by artists for artists. As a small organization, our financial resources are limited but what we do have to offer that artists need is space and time. For the last five years we have been experimenting under the radar with a residency model (formerly called InRez) that makes use of those resources to offer a discounted rental rate. In May of 2015 we are taking the experiment more public by accepting applications.

    For details on how to apply please visit our website at http://ivystudio206.com.

    Contact: Shawn McConneloug, ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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    54. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full-mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information. Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    55. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    We are looking for responsible individuals who can help with class registration and jam closing on Mondays at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. Free class in exchange for being available from 6:15-9pm.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    56. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    Perfect for dancing and all kinds of floor work.

    These hard-to-find, washable, cotton kneepads are one size fits all!

    Single pair: $18

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    57. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available, including daytime hours.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, 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: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura
    Levinson,
    laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    58. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    New this week:

    Kristin Van Loon writes on Aniccha Arts Every Other:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/kristin-van-loon-writes-about-every-other-by-aniccha-artspramila-vasudevan/

    Lizbeth Wawrzonek writes on Theresa Madaus:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/response-to-theresa-madaus-work-9x22blb-by-lizbeth-wawrzonek/

    For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

    Contact: Theresa Madaus, theresa.madaus@gmail.com

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    59. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    Looking for remembrances and photos for choreographers and dancers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company lost to AIDS: William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters and David Voss for the upcoming project, Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company. MJDC (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first repertory jazz dance company, founded by Zoe Sealy. During its 13-year run, five male choreographers created original works on the dancers. By 1991, four were dead from AIDS. Former company member Karla Grotting and Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select works by these remarkable artists to honor and remember their contributions to the American concert jazz dance form. We would like to ask anyone in the community to send remembrances or photos to be included in the Lost Voices project to karlagrotting@gmail.com. Please send any photos, scanned individually, at high resolution, as a JPEG file.

    Contact: Brenda Martinson, brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com

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    60. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    Do you have a spare room and want to offer that room to a visiting artist? BodyCartography Project is looking for people to provide housing for out of town participants during their Embodied Performance workshop series June 1-12 and December 7-18.

    Please include the price and your location.

    Contact: katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    61. MOVEMENT DRAWINGS BY LARA HANSON

    Art Exhibit in Gallery 2 of the Faith, Health and Wellness Center of Solomon's Porch.

    110 W. 46th St., Minneapolis 55419

    Now through June 5, 2015

    Artist's Statement:

    This show is a small sampling of the direction my work has taken during the last 18 years of my career as an artist. The theme throughout has always been about human movement. Movement, as the term applies to my work, refers not only to physical movement but includes intellectual movement (the workings of the mind and imagination) and spiritual movement (the stirring of the soul). The main objective of my art practice is to discover the place where

    dance and drawing meet and to create a new discipline that blurs their distinction.

    The drawings and paintings in this exhibit are examples of the various aspects of my interdisciplinary practice. There are drawings taken from sketchbooks that I took to dance and musical performances, paintings inspired by those drawings, drawings of my body’s movements and drawings made during dance rehearsals, spoken word performances, and my own collaborative performances. In all cases, the drawings are not only recordings of someone else's movement, but also of the movement of my body as it sees, hears, feels and performs.

    Examples of the dancers and choreographers documented in this exhibit: local dancer/choreographer Sarah Hauss, Black Label Movement, Merce Cunningham, Eiko & Koma, Trisha Brown, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones.

    Contact: Lara Hanson, larahanson@me.com

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