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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. NORTHROP PRESENTS MARTHA GRAHAM: IN PERFORMANCE FILM SCREENING - APRIL 2

    2. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENT TABLEAU VIVANT, “RAVEL X3” - APRIL 2-4

    3. IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END: PERFORMANCES - APRIL 2-4

    4. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH CHRIS SCHLICHTING - APRIL 3

    5. DYNAMIC SPACE: A LONG TABLE DISCUSSION - APRIL 4

    6. ALIGNING DANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: PUBLIC TALK BY ANANYA CHATTERJEA - APRIL 7

    7. SOMATIC WRITING PRACTICE DURING AWP CONFERENCE - APRIL 8-11

    8. VOTES FOR WOMEN, JA! - APRIL 9

    9. DAMNATION: EXPERIMENTAL WORKS BETWEEN A DANCER AND A PAINTER - APRIL 9

    10. NORTHROP PRESENTS MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY - APRIL 10-11

    11. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 10-12

    12. FUTURE INTERSTATES - APRIL 14

    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - APRIL 14

    14. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - APRIL 17

    15. TU DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 17-19

    16. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    17. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE - APRIL 24

    18. COWLES CENTER PRESENTS JAMES SEWELL BALLET - APRIL 24-MAY 3

    19. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS CHILDREN’S SHOW DOO BE DOO - APRIL 25

    20. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    21. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    22. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    23. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    24. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE, NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    25. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS TIMELESS - MAY 9

    ONGOING CLASSES

    26. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    27. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    28. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    29. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    30. MOVEMENTWISE CLASSES FOR ADULTS 55+ AT THE COWLES CENTER

    31. SPRING SESSION HAS JUST STARTED AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

    32. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES THURSDAYS AT THE COWLES CENTER

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

    34. LUNDSTRUM CENTER OFFERS SPRING CLASSES

    35. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    36. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    37. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    38. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    39. IGNITE SUMMER INTENSIVES

    40. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    41. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    42. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    43. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    44. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    45. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND ROGER GONZALEZ HIBNER

    46. VOICE & BODY GESTURE WORKSHOP AND INDIVIDUAL LESSONS WITH MASTER TEACHER ELLEN HEMPHILL

    47. FRANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH FORMER MEMBERS OF TWYLA THARP DANCE AND TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY

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

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

    50. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10-21

    51. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    52. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE

    53. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 1

    54. CALL OF THE LOON CONTRA DANCE WEEKEND - APRIL 10-12

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

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    56. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION - APRIL 12

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

    58. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    59. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL

    60. BALLET AND IRISH DANCE AUDITIONS

    61. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES: APPLY TO PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKES - JULY 10-11

    62. AUDITION FOR COLLIDE’S 2015/2016 SEASON - APRIL 19

    63. COLLIDE SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

    64. CURIO DANCE HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR DROP THE MIC!

    65. JAMES SEWELL BALLET AUDITION FOR MALE DANCERS - APRIL 12

    66. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING

    67. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

    68. SAINT PAUL BALLET AUDITIONS - APRIL 12

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    69. CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GRANT DEADLINE - MAY 13

    70. DISCOUNTED CLASSES AND SCHOLARSHIPS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

    71. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS - JUNE 12

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    72. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    73. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    74. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS

    75. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    76. TWO STUDIOS AVAILABLE FOR RENT FROM RAGAMALA DANCE

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    77. MAD KING THOMAS LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

    78. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    79. SEEKING REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS FOR LOST VOICES IN JAZZ

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. NORTHROP PRESENTS MARTHA GRAHAM: IN PERFORMANCE FILM SCREENING - APRIL 2

    Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    A true pioneer in the world of dance, Martha Graham became an American legend. Breaking with tradition, she was a fearless explorer and a passionate artist. She exemplified the American spirit in its purest form. This film contains three complete historic performances by Martha Graham filmed at the peak of her career.

    A DANCER'S WORLD (1957)

    In this 30-minute Peabody Award-winning film, Miss Graham and her company demonstrate the challenge and beauty of expression through movement.

    NIGHT JOURNEY (1961)

    Martha Graham's retelling of the legend of Oedipus, danced by Miss Graham as Jocasta, Paul Taylor as Tiresais, and Bertram Ross as Oedipus.

    APPALACHIAN SPRING (1958)

    An American folk tale of a young pioneer, his bride, and a wandering revivalist preacher with a band of followers.

    93 minutes, black and white

    For more infor please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/martha-graham-performance

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    2. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE PRESENT TABLEAU VIVANT, “RAVEL X3” - APRIL 2-4


    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts will be hosting Shapiro & Smith Dance Company on April 2-4. All performances will start at 8pm in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $30 (Fees included).

    Exploring wildness and beauty with a group of ten Twin Cities’ “divas” of dance, Shapiro & Smith Dance will present TABLEAU VIVANT. Tableau vivant was a popular theatrical form in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Women figured largely into this practice as they posed on floats in small town parades depicting historical or allegorical scenes. Tableaux vivants acted as agents for women to explore new identities during the fight for women’s suffrage. Many scenes were controversial for their display of female nudity and often wavered between artistry and indecency. Instead of holding poses, the tableaux vivants depicted by Shapiro & Smith Dance will yank these scenes right off the 4th of July float and into the intimacy of the human experience.
    Five female company members will be joined by Susanne Costello, Judith Howard, Mary Moore Easter, Zoe Sealy and Erin Thompson.

    In addition to Tableau Vivant, the Company will also be premiere “Ravel x3,” a visually lush interpretation of three compositions by Maurice Ravel. The choreography will be driven by the music, providing for an excitingly intricate, sensual, and luscious performance danced by the full company.

    More information:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/shapiro-smith-dance-1

    Purchase tickets:

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=5857411134e9337a53ddbfd8fd50c994

    The Cowles Center:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    3. IN WHICH _______ AND OTHERS DISCOVER THE END: PERFORMANCES APRIL 2-4

    A multi-disciplinary collaboration between performance collective SuperGroup, experimental playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski, art rock band Brute Heart and installation artist Liz Miller. Featuring Angharad Davies, Hannah Kramer, and Stephanie Stoumbelis.

    Performances April 2-4 at Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

    All performances are free and begin at 8pm. All advanced seating has been reserved, but there are walk-up spots available to every show, starting at 7pm.

    For more info visit: http://www.inwhichpf.info

    Contact: Jeffrey Wells, info@supergroupshow.biz

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    4. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL WITH CHRIS SCHLICHTING - APRIL 3


    What: Preview “Inside Wrinkles,” choreographer Chris Schlichting’s new work for Zenon

    When: Friday, April 3, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Where: Zenon Dance Company Studios, Studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis

    RSVP: by 10:00 am April 3, to: danielle@zenondance.org

    Zenon Dance Company—the modern- and jazz-dance repertory company renowned for its artistic virtuosity, emotional intelligence and inspired excellence—invites you to meet choreographer Chris Schlichting and preview his new work for the company during an open rehearsal Friday, April 3 from 12-1pm.

    Schlichting calls “Inside Wrinkles” a “collaborative dance exploring and exposing human expectation and understanding. It negotiates a dialogue about democratic yearnings within relationships and abstracts them to create highly personal constellations.” “Inside Wrinkles” will receive its world premiere during Zenon’s 32nd Spring Season, May 8-17 at The Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts.

    Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Spring Season

    When: Fridays and Saturdays, May 8-9 and 15-16 @ 8 pm

    Sunday, May 17 @ 2 pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    Tickets: $34 (includes fees)

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    5. DYNAMIC SPACE: A LONG TABLE DISCUSSION - APRIL 4


    Hosted by Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

    April 4, 4-6pm

    A long table conversation to explore the growing movement of dance (and other forms of performance) experienced within visual art institutions and alternative spaces. The discussion will focus on this growing practice within the context of art history, exploring its relevance in culture, how it facilitates cross-disciplinary dialogue, brings funding and new audiences to the table and, in many cases, commodification.

    The long table format allows for a fluidity of participation, the table will be "seeded" with key community leaders working at the intersection of dance and visual art. Everyone is welcome to come, observe, listen, and join the conversation.

    Free.

    Moderated by Michèle Steinwald, Independent Curator and Producer

    with Conversation Seeds...

    Rosy Simas, Choreographer

    Philip Bither, William & Nadine McGuire, Senior Curator of Performing Arts, Walker Art Center

    Rebecca Spangenthal & Kate Sheldon, The White Page

    Ben Heywood, Executive Director, The Soap Factory

    Morgan Thorson, Choreographer

    John Mark Hostetler, Choreographer

    Tricia Khutoretsky, Director/Curator, Public Functionary

    Rachel Jendrzejewski, Playwright

    Sam Johnson & Jeffrey Wells, Supergroup

    Pramila Vasudevan, Artistic Director/Choreographer, Aniccha Arts.

    & YOU!

    For more information visit: www.inwhichpf.info or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1561379754132794/

    Closing night of SuperGroup's In Which _______ and Others Discover the End performance follows at 8pm.

    Contact: Jeffrey Wells, info@supergroupshow.biz

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    6. ALIGNING DANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: PUBLIC TALK BY ANANYA CHATTERJEA - APRIL 7


    Aligning Dance and Social Justice: Issues of Context and Specificity

    Public talk by Ananya Chatterjea Tuesday, April 7, Noon-1pm

    236 Leighton Hall, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

    Ananya Chatterjea is artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre and Professor of Dance at the University of Minnesota. She envisions her work in the field of dance as a "call to action" that explores the intersections of artistic excellence and social justice. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies Program at Carleton College, Northfield MN.

    https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/wgst/events/http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

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

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    7. SOMATIC WRITING PRACTICE DURING AWP CONFERENCE - APRIL 8-11

    Join us for Somatic Writing Practice during the AWP conference in Minneapolis!

    https://www.awpwriter.org

    Our stories, held deep inside the cells and tissues of our bodies, can be awakened and invited to communicate with us on the page. Through exercises drawn from intuitive development, creative writing, imagery, somatic practices and improvisation, participants will explore their own stories in motion.

    We move to discover. Write to process. Share to Witness. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement. Bring an open heart and a willingness to explore movement, writing and story. To create a welcoming and inclusive environment please refrain from wearing any fragrances, either synthetic or natural, to the practice.

    Teaching artists: Robert Haarman and Jeanne Bain

    Cost: Free, donations welcomed.

    Location: Cowles Center for Dance & Performance, 2nd floor, Target Education Studio

    528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

    Wednesday April 8, 12:30 - 2 pm

    Thursday April 9, 12:30 - 2 pm

    Saturday April 11, 12:30 - 2 pm

    Contact: Robert Haarman, 952-381-5961

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    8. VOTES FOR WOMEN, JA! - APRIL 9

    VOTES FOR WOMEN, JA! is a one-woman dance theater presentation and discussion, tracing the pivotal contributions of Nordic immigrant suffragists in the Midwest by Jane Peck, choreographer, historian, and professor. Her own Minnesota Norwegian ancestors were involved in the struggle, a story passed through family tales. Through ragtime dance, acting, slides, and monologue, audiences are introduced to the development of feminine power and

    organizational skills of our Nordic grandmothers as they fought for suffrage and other social needs.
    A unique chapter that is seldom discussed, these stories lift the lid off the quiet Nordic grandma image!

    Thursday, April 9, 7 pm.

    Sons of Norway Lodge, Parkway Avenue, Lanesboro, MN

    Free event

    Contact: Jane Peck, 612 823 0776

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    9. DAMNATION: EXPERIMENTAL WORKS BETWEEN A DANCER AND A PAINTER - APRIL 9

    In the intimate space of the painter’s studio...a series of short new performance works presented in the style of a salon.

    Dancer/choreographer Deborah Elias and abstract painter Barbara Roche create a charged encounter between movement and stillness inspired by Roche's imposing and dramatic painting “Damnation.” This is the first in a series of experimental works between Elias and Roche.

    Thursday, April 9

    Showings at 7 pm and 8 pm

    An informal reception will follow each showing.

    Roche Studio, Northrup King Building #442, 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis

    SPACE IS LIMITED

    No ticket is required, but you may reserve a seat online at: http://dancer-painter.brownpapertickets.com

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Presented by Deborah Elias Danza Española and Roche Studio.

    Contact: Deborah Elias, dedanza@gmail.com

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    10. NORTHROP PRESENTS MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY - APRIL 10-11

    Friday, April 10, 8:00 pm (Program A)

    Saturday, April 11, 8:00 pm (Program B)

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    Tickets: $65, $54, $44

    Program A:

    “Prelude and Revolt” (with U of M student dancers)

    “Lamentation Variations”

    “The Rite of Spring”

    Program B:

    “Diversion of Angels”

    “Panorama” (with U of M student dancers)

    “Rust”

    “Errand”

    “Echo”

    Martha Graham has had a deep and lasting impact on American art and culture. She single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form, which the nation has in turn shared with the world. Crossing artistic boundaries, she collaborated with and commissioned work from the leading visual artists, musicians, and designers of her day, including sculptor Isamu Noguchi and composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Gian Carlo Menotti.

    Graham’s groundbreaking style grew from her experimentation with the elemental movements of contraction and release. By focusing on the basic activities of the human form, she enlivened the body with raw, electric emotion. The sharp, angular, and direct movements of her technique were a dramatic departure from the predominant style of the time.

    BONUS: The masterwork “Panorama” will feature 24 U of MN dance students

    For more info and tickets, please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/martha-graham-dance-company-1

    Performance preview both nights at 6:45 pm in the Best Buy Theatre. FREE and open to the public. Gain insight with in-depth conversation about the company and program.

    For more info about the preview:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/martha-graham-dance-company-performance-preview-0

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    11. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 10-12


    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts hosts Minnesota Dance Theatre as they present their spring season in The Goodale Theater. Performances run April 10-12. Tickets are $24-$36 (Fees included). There is a post-show discussion on Saturday, April 11.

    Featuring José Limón’s modern masterpiece “The Moor’s Pavane” and the world premiere of “Point of Reference,” MDT Artistic Director Lise Houlton’s follow up to “Point of Departure” (2008) which highlighted the “company’s daring approach to motion.” The second installment continues with robust energy and style, and inquisitive dancers playing with indicators that reveal a course. Also on the bill is a collection of significant excerpts by MDT Founder Loyce Houlton.

    More information:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/minnesota-dance-theatre-3

    Purchase tickets:

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=cbf973a4495932770ef917cabe264a95

    The Cowles Center:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    12. FUTURE INTERSTATES - APRIL 14


    This performance series takes place on the second Tuesday of every month and with a focus on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

    April artists include Laurie Van Wieren & Anna Marie Shogren, Wendy Ruble, Mike Cohen & Robert Haarman, Taja Will & Paul Rudoi.

    April 14, 8pm

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

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Curated by Hijack and BodyCartography Project

    $5 suggested donation

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - APRIL 14

    Join Saint Paul Ballet April 14 at 12pm for a FREE performance open to the public. This month the company will be performing excerpts from company repertoire, including audience participation. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location: Landmark Center 75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    14. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - APRIL 17

    Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

    Please join us on April 17 at 7:00pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul for our FREE lecture series. This month Martha Streng, Neuroscience PhD, will be discussing Your Brain On Dance.

    For a complete list of lectures go to: http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org
    with any questions. Visit
    http://www.spcballet.org
    for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    15. TU DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 17-19

    TU Dance returns to The Cowles Center with a world premiere work by choreographer Uri Sands inspired by Marian Anderson, the celebrated American contralto who was breaking barriers for African-American artists decades before the civil rights movement.

    The program also includes Sands’ “Hikari,” an immersive exploration of light created in collaboration with master print artist Hiroki Morinoue; “Keep the Edges Wild” by New York choreographer Gregory Dolbashian; and selections from the company’s growing repertory.

    Friday, April 17, 8pm *Post-show Discussion

    Saturday, April 18, 8pm

    Sunday, April 19, 2pm

    Ticket Prices: $35, Student/Senior: $30 Prices include a $4 theater fee. For tickets, call 612-206-3600 or visit www.thecowlescenter.org

    OPEN REHEARSAL AT TU DANCE CENTER - APRIL 2

    Please join us for an informal open rehearsal at TU Dance Center! April 2, 5:00-6:30pm (performance starts at 5:30pm)

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

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    16. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    This film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel, and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin, on whom Boris Eifman’s piece Rodin centers around. The Eifman Ballet will perform Rodin as part of the Northrop season April 28-29.

    French, with English subtitles. 2 hours, 39 minutes.

    For more info please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/camille-claudel

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    17. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE - APRIL 24

    Friday April 24, 7:30pm

    Adult: $18, Senior/Student: $15

    Minnesota Dance Ensemble’s 12th season explodes onto the historic Paramount stage. Once again engulfing the audience and dancers into a one of a kind experience, MDE creatively explores the many directions one’s movement can take them through space. Dancers will trace each toe through the theatre as they lengthen, twist and bend to negotiate their relationship with one another and the audience. Dancers constantly change patterns and sequences while working to express themselves without words in hopes to make a connection.

    Tickets available now at http://www.paramountarts.org

    Contact: Kerri Golombecki, 320-493-8840

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    18. COWLES CENTER PRESENTS JAMES SEWELL BALLET - APRIL 24-MAY 3

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts presents James Sewell Ballet in their productions of “Silk Road”, “Dusty Realms”, and “Into the Spin” in The Goodale Theater from April 24-May 3. Tickets are $20-$36 (Fees included).

    Developed as part of their summer Big Sky program and premiered at the Heinz Poll Festival in August, “Silk Road” is set at the crossroads of Eastern and Western music with music of the acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Norbert De La Cruz III's haunting and mysterious “Dusty Realms,” which originated on last year's Ballet Works Project makes a move to the main stage. Finally, using recorded music of rapper, singer, and spoken word artist Dessa, Sewell creates a premiere that rides the driving pulses in Dessa's music and dives into her poignant and challenging verse.

    More information: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/james-sewell-ballet-0

    Purchase tickets:

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=cb989fdf5890d9cf9cb0c268cdddc8fd

    The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    19. JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS CHILDREN’S SHOW DOO BE DOO - APRIL 25

    James Sewell Ballet and Reif Dance Company will be presenting a children’s show called “Doo Be Doo” on April 25.
    Tickets are $10 (Fees included).

    House lights remain partially lit during this 60-minute performance that invites all ages to engage with the JSB dancers. Audience members can also come and go as needed.

    The Reif Dance Company performs James Sewell's "Doo-Be-Doo", set to the music of J.S. Bach. Also on the program will be excerpts from "Silk Road,” “Dusty Realms,” and James Sewell’s world premiere set to the music of Dessa. The performance is general admission, children under the age of 3 get in for free.*

    *For children under 3 tickets please call the box office to reserve.

    More information:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-family-performances

    Purchase tickets:

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=5757c64466995c4046d96c5480aa65ad

    The Cowles Center:http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    20. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm
    Best Buy Theater
    FREE and open to the public

    This film follows renowned choreographer Boris Eifman as he prepares for the opening night of his new ballet. Part fly-on-the-wall documentary; part philosophical study on the purpose of dance, it uniquely captures the frustration, fury and exhilaration of rehearsal.

    For more info please visit:
    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/boris-eifman-ballet-rehearsal

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    21. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    Rodin

    As director, Eifman makes his audiences not just appreciate the beauty of the ‘dance fabric’ of his performances, but empathize the scenic action. The company, distinguished by brilliant technique and a gift for transformation, fascinates western audiences.

    Having choreographed over forty ballets, Boris Eifman defines the genre in which he works as ‘psychological ballet.’ By using the language of dance, he speaks sincerely with his audiences about the most complex and exciting aspects of human existence, such as the quest for the meaning of life, the collision of the spiritual and physical in the private human world, and the

    cognition of the truth.

    Boris Eifman’s new ballet, Rodin, is dedicated to the life and creative work of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover and muse, Camille Claudel. The drama of their passionate relationship is told through their work as one creative body until their breakup, which dealt a deathblow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Rodin is a massive artistic utterance about the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses.

    For more info and tickets: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet

    There will be performance previews both nights of the performance at 6:15 pm in the Best Buy Theatre. This is FREE and open to the public. Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

    For more info:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    22. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    A veteran of numerous story-telling ballets, Violetta Angelova will dance the title role of the tragic heroine in Ballet Minnesota’s Giselle, May 1-2
    at The O’Shaughnessy on the University of St. Catherine campus in St. Paul. Angelova is a soloist with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and founder of the dance company Artilius Creations. A native Bulgarian, Angelova’s repertoire includes more than 60 ballets including
    Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty.

    Tickets range from $14 to $30 and include discounts for students and seniors. Purchase your tickets now by calling the O’Shaughnessy Box Office at 651-690-6700, or order online at http://oshag.stkate.edu.

    Performances*

    Friday, May 1 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, May 2 - 2 pm

    Saturday, May 2- 7:30 pm

    *Please note: The 7:30 pm performances feature a full staging of Giselle. The Saturday 2 pm performance features a Minnesota Dance Arts showcase and Act 2 of Giselle, as well as a special conversation with choreographers from the stage.

    Contact: Susan Ritt, sritt@hotmail.com

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    23. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    Grain Belt Studios

    May 7-9, 8pm

    $12 (pick your price on May 7)

    Aniccha Arts premieres a 75-minute performance installation over a vast physical landscape at Grain Belt Studios.
    Every Other examines how systems discipline the body from personal, material, spatial and sociopolitical sites of tension. This interdisciplinary performance is composed of three movements featuring a multi-racial cast moving through an immersive sonic and light environment.

    Contact: Pramila Vasudevan, pramila@aniccha.org

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    24. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE, NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to present the world premiere of its newest original full-length ballet, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Created in the tradition of classic story ballets, Narnia: The Ballet features an original story adaptation, music compilation, stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

    Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family!

    2015 Performances of Narnia: The Ballet:

    Friday, May 8, 7:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 2:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm

    Sunday, May 10, 2:00pm

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
    Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at
    www.Ticketmaster.com

    Performances will be at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center). FREE PARKING. 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    Directions to Ames Center:

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

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

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    25.
    PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS
    TIMELESS - MAY 9

    Pas de Deux Dance Studio Spring Recital

    Saturday, May 9, 2015; 1:30 and 4:00 pm

    $5 ages 3+, no admittance under age 3

    To purchase tickets in advance, please contact the studio after April 20.

    Contact: Miss Zachari Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    26. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    Mondays 9:30–11:00am with Maureen Haworth

    For Professional or Advanced Dancers & Professional Dance Instructors.
    Train with Twin Cities Ballet company members. Students may drop in and take individual classes without formal registration in the school.
    Annual registration fee waived if only attending this class.

    Cost:

    $16 Drop-in professional dancer or instructor per single class.
    Cash or check only. Ballet Royale Adult Class Card may be used for this class.

    Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. FREE PARKING. Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN, 55044.

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

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    27. 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 6-7:30pm, $10-15 sliding scale; 9 week series $80, start anytime

    Open Jam: Following class, 7:30-9pm $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:

    March 30 – Olive Bieringa

    April 6 – Olive Bieringa

    April 13 – Cheryl Pallant

    April 20, 27 – Morgan Thorson

    May 4, 11 – Taja Will

    May 18 – Morgan Thorson

    May 25 – Taja Will

    More info at:

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

    What is a jam?

    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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    28. 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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    29. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER


    The Gyrokinesis® method is a class that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Gyrokinesis® exercises utilize seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular.

    The class is taught by Brittany Keefe, the owner of My Spiral Motion exercise studio and a dancer with the James Sewell Ballet. She became involved with the GYROTONIC® method nearly 20 years ago. Brittany earned her teaching credentials through master trainers Juergen Bamberger, Karen Mullen, and Leda Franklin; all of whom were original students of the GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. Brittany emphasizes having fun through exercise.

    8:15-9:15am on Tuesday mornings in studio 2B

    $5 per class. Wear clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information please go to http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    30. MOVEMENTWISE CLASSES FOR ADULTS 55+ AT THE COWLES CENTER

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts will be hosting the MovementWise program in The Target Education Studio, located on the second floor of The Cowles Center. The program starts April 1st. For more information, contact: Jessi Fett, Education Director

    jfett@thecowlescenter.org, 612-206-3640.

    MovementWise is an invigorating, community-oriented dance class providing low-impact moves and easy-to-follow pacing for adults 55+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

    Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio. MovementWise is a social dance program for adults 55+. Sign up today for only $75 and receive the following benefits:

    • Admission to all 10 MovementWise classes.

    • Two free tickets to Zenon Dance Company’s Sunday, May 17 matinée
    performance.

    • 10% discount and free coffee at Mason’s Restaurant. (Offer only good for Sunday matinée performances)

    • Tickets to all Sunday matinée performances for only $15.00.

    • $5.00 parking for all Sunday matinée performances.

    Busy schedule? $10 drop-in rate per class.

    In addition to these great benefits, all MovementWise participants will enjoy snacks catered by Whole Foods Market. MovementWise is a program of The Cowles Center and is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota with additional support provided by Whole Foods Market.

    More information:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education-community-engagement/education-community-engagement/movementwise

    The Cowles Center:http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    31. SPRING SESSION HAS JUST STARTED AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

    Try belly dancing. Improve your isolations and torso mobility. Strengthen your core. Winter session starts the week of March 23. The Cassandra School offers year-round Belly Dance classes in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington, including 6 beginning classes each week.

    Classes are at these locations:

    In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex.

    In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

    In St. Paul at 534 Selby Ave, in the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

    Only $140 for 10 weeks. Each class is 1½ hours. PLUS, we now have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month...only $95 for beginner-level classes! A perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you.

    Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for the schedule and more information.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    32. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASSES THURSDAYS AT THE COWLES CENTER

    COLLIDE holds OPEN Company Class Thursdays 9:30-11:00am in Studio 5B at the Cowles center. Classes resume on March 26 and will run until May 21. (And then break and resume again in the fall)

    $12 Drop-in or $10 with the purchase of a class card.

    All classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso. Classes consist of a 45 minute technical warm-up, jazz adagio, intricate across the floor sequencing, and a short jazz combination. For more information on the company please visit our website at
    www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am

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

    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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    34. LUNDSTRUM CENTER OFFERS SPRING CLASSES

    Mondays, April 6, 13, and 20:

    Ballet Beginning/Intermediate Ages 8 - 13 5:00 – 6:00 pm Cost $45

    Contemporary Modern Beginner/Intermediate Ages 8 - 13 6:00 – 7:00 pm Cost $45

    Tuesdays, April 7, 14, and 21:

    42nd Street Tap Prep Beginner Ages 13 - 22 5:00—6:00 pm Cost $45

    Wednesdays April 8, 15, 22:

    Ballet Beginner/Intermediate Ages 8 - 13 5:00 – 6:00 pm Cost $45

    Ballet Advanced Ages 14 - 22 4:30 – 6:00 pm Cost $65

    Contemporary Modern Advanced Ages 14 - 22 pm 7:00 – 8:30 Cost $65

    42nd Street Tap Prep Advanced Ages 13 - 22 5:00—6:00pm Cost $45

    Ballet Advanced Ages 14 - 22 4:30 – 6:00 pm Cost $65

    Add Pointe Upon Approval Ages 14 - 22 6:00 – 6:30 pm Cost $20 http://www.lundstrumcenter.org

    Contact: Brendan Ellis, brendan@lundstrumcenter.org

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    35. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    Sophia Pimsler teaches Improvisation and Technique Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm 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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    36. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    If you are wondering if your child would enjoy dance, these classes are for you. Classes are designed to give a taste of dance movement and the classroom environment at an introductory rate.

    Dance Expressions (Age 4-7) Saturday 9:30-10:30am

    This creative movement class will allow students to explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Young dancers will have the ability to play, explore and dance using various movement concepts to expand their range of motion in a fun, imaginative manner. As dancers become more confident, introductory technique will be implemented into the curriculum.

    Beginning Modern (Age 8-12) Saturday 10:30-11:30am

    This class is an introductory level modern class for older elementary/middle school students – no previous dance experience needed! Modern is a free and expansive form of dance that explores the various ways the body can move through space, to and from the floor, as well as with other dancers. This class will touch on modern techniques such as Horton, Graham, and Humphrey, as well as explore some choreographic and improvisational techniques to have the students dance in their own way.

    Teaching Artist: Elisabeth Coats

    Location: Fairview Ave Studios

    Cost: $34 for a 4-class punch card (no registration fee; cards are good for 6 months from date of purchase)

    Dress Code: girls and boys comfortable clothes, not baggy. Bare feet. Girls may wear leotards and tights and ballet slippers if desired. Boys may wear biker-type shorts and t-shirt if desired.

    Visit: http://www.spcballet.org/school/classes/intro/

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    37. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/, call the studio at 651-690-1588, or send an email to info@spcballet.org.

    Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko or Lirena Branitski

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS 4-class card: $54, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    38. 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 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises. Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio; Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations. Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS 4-class card: $54, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132, valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    39. IGNITE SUMMER 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, 10am-3pm Cost: $385

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

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

    MASK: Friday-Sunday July 17-19 and 24-26.

    Fridays 6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.

    Neutral, Larval, Character, Commedia and Half-Masks Essential Training for all Performers. Cost: $385

    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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    40. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    Last chance in 2015!

    Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. This workshop is open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves, especially performers, choreographers, bodyworkers, yogis, people with injuries, athletes and more.

    April 12: Senses and Perception, 10am-5pm

    Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering®. They have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna; Movement Research, NYC; Ponderosa, Germany; Axis Dance Company, California; Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon; and for BMC certification trainings for Moveus, Germany and Kinesthetic Learning Center, North Carolina.

    Location: Twin Cities Tai Chi Studio in St Paul.

    REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: info@bodycartography.org

    Cost: $75-100 sliding scale. We welcome work trade proposals if money is an issue.

    More info at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming-workshops/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    41. 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

    Olive 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. Limited work study available. Register early for early bird discount. Space is limited.

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

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    42. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    Explore the poetry of the human encounter with an amazing movement modality that empowers the individual and community.

    Biodanza is a movement based system originating in Chile that integrates music, dance and authentic relationships with self, others, and the world to support health, joy and a sense of being fully alive. These experiences are known as “vivencias,” coined from the Spanish root: vivir (to live).

    Vivencias follow the organic movements of life—its biological rhythms, the pulse of the heart, and the impulse to connect with others. The experience is mostly non-verbal, which opens participants’ communication and connection regardless of their socio-cultural background.

    Discovery Evening only $20!

    Thursday April 9 and 23, 7:30-10pm

    With International Biodanza facilitator Maria Magdalena

    Fallout Arts Studio, 2601 - 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Open to all.

    More info or to register:

    http://mnbiodanza.blogspot.com/2015/03/upcomming-biodanza-event.html

    Social media: https://www.facebook.com/events/529797673824694/

    About Biodanza: http://biodanza.us/media.html

    Contact: David Stewart, david@consciousdanceminneapolis.com

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    43. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    Sundays, April 26-May 31

    Kathy's Adult Beginning Modern Workshop aims to enrich students' lives through movement. She will introduce or refresh basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

    Cost is $85 for six Sundays.

    For more information and to pre-register, visit www.tudance.org/programs. Scroll down to the Master Classes and Workshops tab.

    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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    44. 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 ​& 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 & 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.​

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

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

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    45. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING WITH CARI RIIS STEMMLER AND ROGER GONZALEZ HIBNER

    Mat I

    Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

    Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

    Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26

    Hours:

    Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Saturday 11:30am - 6:00pm

    Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Fee: $499.00

    Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

    Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

    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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    46. VOICE & BODY GESTURE WORKSHOP AND INDIVIDUAL LESSONS WITH MASTER TEACHER ELLEN HEMPHILL

    Unlock your potential through sound with Master Teacher Ellen Hemphill

    VOICE & BODY GESTURE:
    Demonstration Workshop for dancers, actors, and anyone!

    Old-soul teacher with a legendary vocal reach, Ellen Hemphill leads an intense individual and group experience in freeing the natural range of the embodied voice. Learn to use your voice as an exhilarating expressive instrument while training in ancient systems of breath control, aural tuning, uttered sound, spoken word. Her vocal and choreographic techniques dynamically link the imagination of sound to physical gestures, generating deep comfort and riveting performance.

    Saturday, April 25, 11am-3pm

    Studio 206, Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave, Mpls MN, 55406. https://www.ivystudio206.com

    Sliding scale $27-$77

    Register by April 15 by contacting Sarah Opatz @ 651.335.9384 or sopatz@gmail.com to reserve your spot. https://www.facebook.com/events/359513904173092/

    INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS: Sunday, April 26th.

    Please contact Nor Hall for more info or to set up a private lesson @ 651.699.7215 or norhall142@gmail.com

    Contact: Sarah Opatz, sopatz@gmail.com

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    47. FRANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH FORMER MEMBERS OF TWYLA THARP DANCE AND TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY

    Study in France with Former Company Members of Twyla Tharp Dance and Trisha Brown Dance Company. A summer intensive, dance for the time being: Situating Contemporary Dance through an examination of its provenance and heritage, will elaborate the structures and processes that informed post modernism in embodied performance practices. These workshops will explore the practice of dancing and the agency of the dancer in a choreographic elaboration of the unstable body. They will introduce the participants to the aesthetic underpinnings of the ongoing performance project dance for the time being.

    Russell Dumas, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra, David Huggins, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Stuart Shugg and other guest artists associated with Dance Exchange Inc. of Australia will teach the intensive at La Pinale in the Dordogne (France). Check out the location at:

    http://www.createrre.nl/En/index.html

    Dates: Sunday, July 19 – Friday July 31 (with July 25-26 as rest days)

    Fee for this two-week workshop is 1100 Euros. This includes all food - mostly vegetarian, simple but adequate accommodations in shared rooms and tuition.

    These workshops are for professional dancers or recent dance graduates. Participation is by invitation. For information about the instructors, contact Christopher Watson at cwdc1991@gmail.com.
    If you are interested in attending, send an expression of interest and CV to:
    dancexchange@bigpond.com

    APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The deadline for applying closes very soon.

    Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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

    For motivated Intermediate/Advanced dancers (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. A great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    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.

    WHEN: June 8 – 19 (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

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    49. 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

    NEXT LIVE AUDITION April 12, 2015; may audition by DVD

    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).

    Monday-Friday, 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).

    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm.

    UPPER DIVISION

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    (Ages 11+ who have Completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through Professionals).

    Option 1:
    FULL PROGRAM,
    Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. $740 to $1170

    Option 2:
    BALLET & PILATES ONLY, Monday-Friday, 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: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    50. 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 and Nutcracker choreography.

    AUDITION REQUIRED

    NEXT LIVE AUDITION April 12, 2015; May also audition by DVD

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer is Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and 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: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    51. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater June 22-26 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, 10am-3pm

    The TEK BOX in The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403

    Tuition: $275 + $25 Application Fee

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

    Questions? Email Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

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    52. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE

    COLLIDE returns with its popular summer intensive August 3-8 at The Cowles Center.

    Open to students ages 8-15.

    Daily Schedule: 9:30-3:30pm

    9:30-11:00 Jazz Technique

    11:00-12:00 Specialty Class (Tap, Contemporary, Ballet)

    12:00-12:30 Lunch

    2:30-2:30 COLLIDE Repertory

    2:30-3:30 Master Class (Acting for Dancers, Auditioning, Yoga/ Pilates, Fosse)

    *Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso and COLLIDE company members and guest artists including Galen Higgins (Tap), Renee Guittar, Riley Weber, and more. For more information and to register please visit our website www.collidetheatrical.org under the Education tab, or call us at 877-508-7890

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    53. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 1

    The third annual Rivers Summer Intensive is designed for professionals, currently training ballet students, and avocational young adults and adults. Participants can register for a single class, a full day, multiple days, or the full program. Dancers participating in the full program will perform at the end of the Intensive.

    Generously hosted by Minnesota Dance Theatre in studios 6A and 6B, classes and lectures will begin at 2:00pm and continue through the early evening.

    DATES: Saturday, August 1, through Sunday, August 9 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

    The Intensive will cultivate a spirit of dance collaboration on both sides of the Mississippi, and an affirmation of excellence in classical training. Master classes taught by Rochelle Zide--CORPS de Ballet International 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet, soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Marianne Simons joins the 2015 Intensive faculty, teaching Graham-based contemporary classes and setting one of her original works on the dancers.

    http://www.riversballet.org
    Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

    Follow us on instagram @riversballet

    Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, admin@riversballet.org

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    54. CALL OF THE LOON CONTRA DANCE WEEKEND - APRIL 10-12

    Join us here at Tapestry for the Call of the Loon Contra Dance Weekend on April 10-12.

    This annual event features workshops and dances with guest bands and callers plus socializing events and a late night Techno Contra. Hear the Call of the Loon! http://www.calloftheloon.org

    Weekend Schedule:

    Friday night 7:30–11:30pm Welcome dance — Toss the Possum and Robin Nelson, Mean Lids and Dana Parkinson

    11:30pm Gathering at Tapestry

    Saturday 9:00 am Coffee and registration

    9:00–9:25 Loons, Stretch Your Wings — Michelle Bove

    9:30–10:45 Singing Squares — Robin Nelson and Toss the Possum

    11:00–12:30 Mean Lids and Robin Nelson

    12:30–2:00 Lunch break (Order your boxed lunch with registration)

    2:00–3:30 Toss the Possum and Dana Parkinson

    3:45–5:00 Rob Zisette: Taking your dancing to the next level

    5:00–8:00 Dinner Break

    8:00–11:30 Northern Lights Ball with Mean Lids and Dana Parkinson 11:45–1:00 Techno Contra with Bob “D.J. Skweez” Walser

    Sunday 10:00 –11:00 Brunch (included in price of weekend)

    10:30 –11:30 Couples dancing — Toss the Possum

    11:00 –11:45 Singing with Robin Nelson

    11:45 –1:45 Farewell dance — Mean Lids and Dana Parkinson, Toss the Possum and Robin

    Nelson Bonus: If you are staying over Sunday night, join us at Tapestry for English Country Dance, 7-9 pm, $5
    or Scandinavian Dance, 6–9 pm, $5

    Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406, 612-722-2914 http://www.tapestryfolkdance.org

    Contact: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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

    Intensive weeks give students opportunities to improve their skills, gain strength and learn new repertoire. In addition to technique classes, additional classes include variations, repertory, modern dance, other dance genres and additional offerings. 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. Instructions for the video application are found below.

    Level 3: 4 week intensive; 3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    July 13-August 7; 12:00-3:30pm

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

    Level 4: 4 week intensive; 4 days per week: Monday-Thursday

    July 13-August 6; 12:00-4:00pm

    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 the intensive must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.

    Level 5/6: 5 week intensive; 5 days per week: Monday-Friday

    June 29-July 31; 10:00am-3:00pm

    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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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS


    56. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION - APRIL 12

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is holding a live audition 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+ (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 is Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota).

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION:
    APRIL 12, 1:00pm

    Registration at 12:30pm

    PLEASE SUBMIT:
    1) $25 Non-refundable Audition Fee. Cash or Check only; AND
    2) Two Photos: Head shot & 1st Arabesque (en pointe for girls)

    Students may also audition via video/DVD; see the audition registration form on our website for details. For more information visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    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).

    Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN, 55044. Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. FREE PARKING.

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org
    952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    57. TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY AUDITION FOR 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 class.

    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 Ballet Royale, whose beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. FREE PARKING.

    Ballet Royale Minnesota
    16368 Kenrick Ave.
    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    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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    58. 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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    59. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR HEAR HERE! LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL

    Seeking MN choreographer/dancers to participate in the first round of the Hear Here! live music and dance festival. We are currently seeking out choreographers of all ages, genres, and abilities to collaborate with musician/composers in the creation of a new 15 minute piece to be premiered July 18, 2015. Choreographers must perform in their own works, and will be paired with a composer based off of their Statement of Interest, which can be accessed at this site: http://goo.gl/forms/Ti2albAfGG Please submit your Statement of Interest form by April 6, 2015. If selected to participate, composers will be compensated $500 for their participation.

    Email Nick at njgbass@gmail.com or Maggie at maggie@maggiebdance.org for more information.

    This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.

    Contact: Maggie Bergeron, maggie@maggiebdance.org

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    60. BALLET AND IRISH DANCE AUDITIONS

    Pas de Deux Dance Studio is holding open auditions for The Enchanted Forest, an original story ballet that incorporates traditional Irish dance.

    Saturday, April 18, 1-3 pm

    1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul (corner of Tatum near the State Fair grounds)

    Dancers of all abilities, age 6 through adult, are welcome to attend. Auditions are free, but there is a $50 casting fee for dancers who receive roles.

    Go to: http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/Enchanted-Forest for more details and the audition form.

    Contact: Miss Zachari Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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    61. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES: APPLY TO PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKES, JULY 10-11

    We are seeking submissions for our 14th annual Dances at the Lake Festival presented by Christopher Watson Dance Company. The two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We seek a variety of work that includes choreographers and dance companies who create and perform contemporary work based in any cultural tradition. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long. Compensation: Each individual or group chosen to participate will receive an honorarium of $250.

    Application deadline: Monday, April 27

    Notification of selection results: Friday, May 1

    Festival dates: Friday & Saturday, July 10-11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Contact cwdc1991@gmail.com for further festival information and application requirements.

    Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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    62. AUDITION FOR COLLIDE’S 2015/2016 SEASON - APRIL 19

    Auditions for Collide’s 2015/2016 Season will take place Sunday April 19, 5-8pm at The Cowles Center, with callbacks on Monday, April 20 at 7pm.

    Looking for strong jazz dancers with excellent ballet technique and acting skills for our upcoming season. Shows include "CLU- a Murder Mystery Dance Musical" Fall 2015, "The Velveteen Rabbit," Winter 2015 and "Dracula," Spring 2016. Dates and theater locations will be announced in May. There is pay for all roles.

    Please note COLLIDE rehearses during the weekdays from 1:00-3:00pm August-April. You must be available for all rehearsals and performances. For an audition appointment please email us at auditions@collidetheatrical.org. For more information on the company please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Kim Brownell, auditions@collidetheatrical.org

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    63. COLLIDE SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

    Administrative Intern needed ASAP! COLLIDE is looking for a qualified intern interested in learning more about arts administration. The position begins in April and runs through the summer. Some pay and complimentary dance classes are offered. One mandatory 1 hour meeting with the Artistic Director per week and then an additional 5-8 hours on your own time. (You can create your own schedule!) To apply please email a resume and cover letter to info@collidetheatrical.org.

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    64. CURIO DANCE HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR DROP THE MIC!

    Curio Dance is holding auditions for the production DROP THE MIC! Seeking versatile contemporary ballet dancers and dancers of all styles.

    When: Saturday April 4, 12-2pm or Friday April 10 1-3pm

    Where: The Cowles Center, Studio 7A

    Please let us know which audition time you will be attending by emailing us at curio.dance@gmail.com

    DROP THE MIC performances are June 19-21 at the Cowles Center. For more information about Curio Dance and DROP THE MIC visit our website: http://www.curiodance.com/,
    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/curio-dance-drop-mic-0

    See clips from our past shows here on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120515079

    Keep Movin'

    Contact: Dario Mejia, curio.dance@gmail.com

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    65. JAMES SEWELL BALLET AUDITION FOR MALE DANCERS - APRIL 12

    James Sewell Ballet Audition

    April 12, 1-3 pm

    The Cowles Center Studio 2B

    Seeking male dancers for paid company, project and internship positions for the 2015/2016 season. Dancer should have excellent ballet technique and be comfortable with combining it with modern dance elements. Improvisation skills a plus. Please bring photos and resume.

    Inquiries call 612-672-0480.

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, maryjo@jsballet.org

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    66. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING

    Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce we'll soon be accepting submissions for our 7th annual choreographers showcase, running August 20-22 at Bedlam Lowertown!

    We support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are proud to help create what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the ongoing conversation by applying.

    Important Dates:

    - June 14: Mandatory meeting (7-9pm)

    - August 2: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)

    - August 17-19: Tech

    - August 20-22: Shows

    Compensation: Honorarium of at least $1000 provided.

    Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. Video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. If submission is a reconstruction, video should be of that work. If submission is a new work, video of work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and thirty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

    Submission Form posted to www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org on March 15. Send completed form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 15. Choreographer selection will be posted to the website by May 1. Feel free to contact with questions. Thank you for your interest! --- Erinn Liebhard Artistic Director Rhythmically Speaking

    Contact: Erinn Liebhard, info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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    67. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

    Threads Dance Project (Threads) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, for its 2015 - 2016 season. Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and fluent in a variety of dance forms. Experience in ballet, jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.

    Auditions will be held: Saturday April 18 The Cowles Center 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN Studio 5B 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Dancers must bring a headshot and resume

    http://www.threadsdance.org

    Contact: Michala Martinez, mgr@threadsdance.org

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    68. SAINT PAUL BALLET AUDITIONS - APRIL 12

    Audition for the Saint Paul Ballet 2015-16 Season

    April 12

    Saint Paul Ballet is looking for professional dance artists to join the Trainee or Apprentice Program as well as the Company.

    The SPB Trainee Program is meant for young dancers age 16-20 who are seeking professional training and performance experience. Trainees have the opportunity to train with SPB’s Level 6 Academy students as well as the Professional Company. The SPB Apprentice Program is meant for dancers who are of college age or are seeking more professional experience and training.

    All auditions will be held at the Fairview Avenue Studio.

    Please bring:

    - Resume, headshot, and full body dance shot

    Questions? Email zhenrot@spballet.org

    If you cannot attend the audition you may audition for the company at any time during the season by attending company class. Please contact the Artistic Director to set up an audition (zhenrot@spballet.org). Bring a full body dance photo, headshot, and resume to submit to the Artistic Director on the date of your audition. Auditions may also be submitted as videos. Please include class work, pointe work for women, classical and contemporary performance footage. Attach a full body dance photo, headshot, and resume to submission. To be considered for the 2015-16 Season auditions must be completed before May 8, 2015.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    69. CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS GRANT DEADLINE - MAY 13

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: May 13, 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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    70. DISCOUNTED CLASSES AND SCHOLARSHIPS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

    College discount - save 50% on tuition with a valid college ID

    Alumni discount - dancers who graduate from high school or college while dancing at Pas de Deux Dance studio receive special discounts on drop in classes

    Scholarships for Guys - a variety of scholarships, up to full tuition, are available for male dancers

    Scholarships for Girls - the studio offers scholarships for new and returning dancers

    Go to http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/scholarships for more details

    Contact: Miss Zachari Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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    71. MSAB FY 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS - JUNE 12

    Dancers, choreographers, and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2015 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 pm. 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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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    72. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

    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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    73. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    My Spiral Motion! Studio offers GYROTONIC® exercise in the Longfellow neighborhood. Special for DanceMn readers: $35 per hour for personal training!

    The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a series of exercises that guide users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic capacity. The system utilizes personal attention and a beautiful specially designed piece of equipment into a non-impact mindful practice.

    For more information please visit: http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Britttany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    74. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH CAREER TRANSITIONS 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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    75. 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 Ave 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 photo and more information.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    76. TWO STUDIOS AVAILABLE FOR RENT FROM RAGAMALA DANCE

    Two beautiful studios available for rent from Ragamala Dance. Located in the Calhoun Arts Building at 711 West Lake Street – less than one block away from both the 4 and 21 bus routes, and plenty of free, on-street parking nearby.

    Both studios are on the third floor, and have great natural light. Studio 1: 1400 sq ft, and has one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, marley floor Studio 2: 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor

    Pricing: Studio 1 $12/ hour for rehearsal; $15/hour for class Studio 2 $10/ hour for rehearsal; $12/hour for class Please contact Christy at admin@ragamala.net,
    or 612-824-1968 for questions and availability.
    www.ragamaladance.org

    Contact: Christy Spillman George, admin@ragamala.net

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    77. MAD KING THOMAS LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

    Mad King Thomas is delighted to announce that we have launched a kickstarter to support our show Unearthing the Family Jewels. It's a celebration of 10 years of dance-making comprised of 15 dancers from the vibrant Twin Cities dance community restaging 5 old MKT works, 3 new pieces by renowned choreographers Judith Howard, Emily Johnson, and Hijack, and 1 brand-new dance by Mad King Thomas.

    Join us in celebrating the fabulous community we're a part of by backing our kickstarter:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/335002863/unearthing-the-family-jewels-mkts-10th-anniversary/description

    It's full of lots of awesome rewards, not to mention a fulfilling sense of satisfaction!

    Contact: Mad King Thomas, madkingthomas@gmail.com

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    78. 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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    79. SEEKING REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS FOR LOST VOICES IN JAZZ

    The Minnesota Jazz Dance Company focused on the exploration, creation and promotion of jazz dance (1975-1988). Four of our innovative jazz choreographers; William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters Jr, and David Voss were dead of AIDS by 1990. Lost Voices in Jazz aims to remember and honor these unique artists with reconstructions of their work.

    Lost Voices in Jazz, in collaboration with Eclectic Edge Ensemble, is reconstructing select
    dances by our choreographers lost to AIDS for the purposes of recognizing their work, to research the impact of these losses on the development of concert jazz dance form and to honor and remember these unique and individual artists and their enduring influences on our dance community. A public performance of reconstructed works and celebration of these artists will be presented at The O'Shaughnessy on July 24-25, 2015, tickets at: http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/lost-voices .

    For more information, or to support the Lost Voices Project, razoo.com/story/Lost-Voices-In-Jazz-Choreographers-Of-The-Minnesota-Jazz-Dance-Company

    If you have remembrances and photos to share for these artists, please contact karlagrotting@gmail.com

    Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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