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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky's score through explosive hip hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)
Claudia / Nataya
Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater
In its twelfth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Curated by Justin Jones
November 28, 7:00 and 9:30 pm
The Walker's McGuire Theater
$25 ($22 Walker members)
“As a snapshot of a community, the Walker Art Center’s Choreographers’ Evening might be the best annual curated event in Minnesota.” —Vita.mn
From established dancemakers forging new ideas to the scene’s youngest and brightest, Choreographers’ Evening has, over the course of 40-plus years, become an honored rite of passage in Minnesota dance circles. Grab your friends and get the inside scoop on our thriving local scene through this snappy sampler of works lasting seven minutes or less. Curator Justin Jones is a widely respected local dancer/choreographer/sound designer/teacher and all-around innovator.
This year’s featured choreographers are DaNCEBUMS, Vie Boheme, Ea Eckwall, Fire Drill, Kathie Goodale, jestural, Pedro Pablo Lander, Angelique Lele & Cary Bittinger, Tom Lloyd & Craig VanTrees, Dolo McComb, and Jeffrey Wells.
Twice a week for ten weeks, Bedlam Lowertown is transformed into a performance jungle gym.
Every Tuesday at 7pm
Every Sunday at 5pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monkey Bar is a low-tech performance installation and a public practice that toys with the concept of performance as process. Revolving around improvisation, curiosity, and play, each 60-90 minute show features all brand-spanking new acts - no two shows will be the same! Once Edwards and Kes have marked their territory, witness them team up with other artists during performance playdates. Come to the artistic playground and stay young at Bedlam’s hybrid theater/club/restaurant. Are you game?
Because Bedlam is dedicated to experimental mayhem and the avant-garde, and Lowertown is a viable place for dance.
Sunday, November 29
Tuesday, December 1
Photo credit: Peter Atkins
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre presents ADELANTE! Zorongo Flamenco "Majas" Apprentices Performance
Zorongo's eight new apprentices, the "majas", will be performing their new choreography by Jesus Muñoz and more to conclude 2015.
A free holiday fiesta will be held in the Zorongo studio following the performance.
When: Sunday, December 6
Where: Patrick's Cabaret
Advance tickets available at the link below.
Enjoy the magic of Twin Cities Ballet's beloved classic with all new Minnesota-centric backdrops. "A Minnesota Nutcracker" is delightful entertainment for the whole family, ballet novices, and long-term patrons.
TCB's original production of the Nutcracker retains the familiar historical setting and traditions. Dancers perform to the iconic Tchaikovsky music, highlighted with backdrops depicting historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Performances: December 11-13, 2015
Burnsville's Ames Center—easy access and free parking. Tickets on sale now in person at Ames Center Box Office or via Ticketmaster.
Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret starring Cassandra, Iskah, Penelope, and Theresa! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music.
Visit our website at the link below for more information and to get tickets on-line.
Email Jenny at email@example.com or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.
Nenkin Butoh Dan presents:
Nenkin Jam Vol. 6: LIFE/Dismantled
Nenkin Jam Vol. 6: LIFE/Dismantled features the works by Nenkin Butoh Dan members, Dustin Maxwell and Masanari Kawahara. Through deconstructing the memories of their lives, they explore a deeper meaning of "self" and beyond.
When: Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00pm
Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Tickets: $15 Suggested Donation (Space is limited. RESERVATION REQUIRED!)
To reserve tickets online, go to: http://www.hotresonanceart.com/online-reservation
For more information, contact Gadu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-703-7501
The most delightful holiday event of the year returns to Macalester College with an extended run. Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream from The Nutcracker is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s amazing and familiar score. Due to an entirely sold-out weekend in 2014, SPB has added a show on Sunday this year:
December 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
December 19, 2015 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
December 20, 2015 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Tickets $16-$26 are available at the link below and also by calling St. Paul Ballet at 651-690-1588
Written by accomplished storytellers Shelli Manzoline and Darrin Shaughnessy, HoliDaydream is a festive tale of dance and drama told through the eyes of a young girl. Follow her as she traverses the highs and lows of the holidays through a magical dance experience. Showcased are MDC's multi-talented companies; the Illuminaires, Catalyze, and Youth Ensemble performing high-kick precision jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop along with exciting guest performers!
Make this glamorous journey of dance and drama your holiday tradition!
Friday, December 18 at 7pm
Saturday, December 19 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 20 at 2pm
VIP: $35, General Admission: $25, Senior and Child: $15
Family-friendly. Free lap seat for children 2 and under.
Ballet Master and choreographer Matthew Prescott will dance the role of Cavalier in Ballet Minnesota’s The Classic Nutcracker December 18 - 20, 2015, at The O’Shaughnessy on University of St. Catherine campus in St. Paul. A company member of the Joffrey Ballet for many years before setting out as a freelancer, he wowed audiences in the role during the 2014 season and recently danced the role of Duke Albrecht in Ballet Minnesota’s spring production of Giselle.
Purchase your tickets by calling The O’Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700, or order online at http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/nutcracker. Student and group rates are available.
Friday, December 18, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, 2 p.m.
Save the Date! On Thursday and Friday, January 14 and 15, the second annual Twin Cities Film Fest Dance Flicks will screen at Intermedia Arts. This festival of dances made for film is a collaborative project of the Twin Cities Film Fest and Christopher Watson Dance Company. Ten films by Minnesota artists will be featured in the festival, which is produced by Christopher Watson and Becky Heist. Audience members will have the chance to talk with the filmmakers and performers at a post-show reception each evening. Watch for program details and ticket information.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Join Stuart Pimsler, Suzanne Costello, and the artists of SPDT for master classes in the company's critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. If you're looking for a fun, engaging class with great music, we hope to see you!
Tuesdays in December:
December 1, 8, 15
December 1: 6-7:30 in the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
December 8: 6-7:30 in the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
December 15: 6-7:30 in the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
$35/Pre-Register for all classes
Tuesday, November 24 - December 17, 7-9pm: Ben Kreilkamp, long time theater artist, writer, actor and director conducts four Tuesday night performance workshops. For an integrated practice in movement, voice, character, narrative, expression, ensemble, presence, text, space, and time. I'm working on several projects, including movement pieces and plays and will work with the group to help inspire and train us all. Contact me at email@example.com with any further questions. Free and open to all interested. Come to the door in the building attached to the church on 22nd St.
Free and open to all interested!
We’ve all heard people’s perceptions about dance “I didn’t get it” “It’s not really my thing” “What’s it supposed to mean”. How would we educate, change perceptions and expand interest and audiences for dance in its broadest sense, if we had a million-dollar marketing campaign?
Join brand marketing strategist and dancer, Robert Borman and curator/community organizer, Michèle Steinwald for a 2-hour interactive think tank around (potentially) solving this once and for all from a brand marketing perspective!
We are the answers to the unanswerable question "what is dance?”
Spread the word! Let’s start a revolution together!
Photo by Alice Gebura
Embodied Creative Process Module
December 7-18, 10-5pm, drop in morning classes 10-1pm
Tapestry Folkdance Center
Facilitated by choreographers and certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa
Olive and Otto will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.
Mon 7: Contents and Container
Tues 8: Fluid Affinities
Wed 9: Endocrine Expression
Thurs 10: Senses and Perception
Fri 9: Senses and Perception
Mon 14: Taking Hold and Letting Go
Tues 15: Balancing three brains
Wed 16: Embryology
Pilates Reformer 2 Teacher Training
with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Roger Gonzalez Hibner
Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy
Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group and individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level.
1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions
Class: $499.00 (until November 27), $549 regular
Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $80.00
Register at the link below.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Are you a charismatic, motivated and creative individual with a passion for health and fitness? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to assist with creating a functional fitness program? If so, we want you to join us in launching an exciting boutique Studio concept based in the Twin Cities as the Head of Program Development.
In the role of Head of Program Development, you will help create and implement a cohesive series of intense and high-energy 55 to 75 minute coed group classes. The class program will focus on the concepts of strength, stamina and stretch pulled from elements Pilates and dance.
For more information please email the Studio owners at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 2
Audition Class: 5:30-7:00pm
Zenon Studio 4A
Register by 12/1/2015: http://tinyurl.com/pgh6t2q
Saturday, January 2
Audition Class: 11:00am-12:00pm
Zenon Studio 4A
Register by 1/1/2016: http://tinyurl.com/pgh6t2q
Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:
Technique: Provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.
Performance: Provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.
Please submit the audition form by the dates stated above.
If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the auditions, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join.
Zenon Dance Zone is looking for choreographers to create work for the Winter 2016 session. Choreographers from all dance disciplines are encouraged to apply! This is a great opportunity for emerging and established choreographers to have space and time to create, experiment, and play in a supportive environment.
Choreographers work with students in the Dance Zone Performance level to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece. These students are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds who have been selected through auditions.
Choreographers are compensated with 20 hours of class or rehearsal space at Zenon.
Please follow this link to read more about the Zenon Dance Zone Choreographer opportunity. http://tinyurl.com/owcjguk
Interested choreographers please send a resume and video link to Molly Johnston, Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator, at (email@example.com).
Deadline for Application: December 3, 2015
Are you a charismatic, motivated and creative individual with a passion for health and fitness? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to assist with creating a functional fitness program? If so, we want you to join us in launching an exciting boutique Studio concept based in the Twin Cities as the Head of Program Development. You will help create and implement a cohesive series of intense and high-energy 55 to 75 minute coed group classes. The class program will focus on the concepts of strength, stamina and stretch pulled from elements of Pilates and dance.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking performance proposals from dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation for Future Interstates in January, March and May. Please be aware that this event now takes place every two months. The deadline IS rolling. Please email a short description and bio to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live artist and Director Melissa Birch will be holding auditions:
- Wednesday 12/2, 1-3pm - times available
- Friday, 12/4, 6pm slot
- Saturday, 12/5, 3-5pm - times available
- for a work brand new to be presented April 1-3, 2016
- beginning December/January
This is a paid position for 2-3 women. Please see site for descriptions of past work: http://melissabirch.net
At the twenty minute audition you will be asked to read, sing, move and/or improvise. Scores, text and music options will be provided. You may also bring memorized text, characters, songs, etc.
The private auditions will take place in a respectful, egalitarian, non-judgmental, non-competitive atmosphere (ditto for rehearsals and show). All are welcome.
Participants can expect a response within two weeks. Post-audition feedback will also be available by request.
Threads Dance Project is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older, for its 2016 – 2017 season.
Threads is seeking versatile dancers that are quick learners and are 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 December 5, 2015
Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN
TEKBOX, 2nd Floor
Audition: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Dancers must bring a headshot and resume
Photo by: Alex Roob Studios
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The December edition of Monday Night Grant Circle will be the first meeting of a 5 session Work Group based on Andrew Simonet’s “Making Your Life as an Artist.” The Work Group is an artist to artist, skills based structure. The hope is that as a group we can empower each other to build balanced, productive, and sustainable lives as artists.
You can find more info about the structure here: http://www.artistsu.org/tools-and-tactics/#.VlN05oSs1cY
If you would like to participate in the Work Group (a total commitment of 5 meetings plus outside assignments) please email Sam at: email@example.com
Just like all Grant Circle meetings the Work Group is totally free.
Date: Monday, December 7
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Target Studio at the Cowles Center
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available. New this fall - Studio 2 is also available for use upstairs!
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul 55114.
Rent Studio 4A or 4B from Zenon Dance!
Studios have sprung, marley-covered floors, full-length mirrors, ballet barres, and a sound system. Studios are located within The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts.
Call or email for availability and hourly rates.
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Visit our website below for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.
ADULT BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE
All are welcome and may register for a class card or come on a drop-in basis.
ADULT BEGINNER I: Tuesdays 8:00–9:00pm
For adults who have little to no ballet experience. A great introduction to classical ballet.
ADULT BEGINNER II: Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm
For intermediate/advanced dancers who want a more challenging class.
ADULT ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE BALLET: Fridays 9:30–11:00am.
Perfect for adults who have danced previously and want to continue.
Ballet Royale is conveniently located 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul off I-35. Free parking.
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
There will be no open classes during Thanksgiving week (November 23-29). Classes will resume on November 30. See our open class schedule for updates!
Our open class faculty include TU Dance artistic director Toni Pierce-Sands as well as Gema Diaz, Emilie Flink, Laurel Keen, Kenna Cottman, Blake Nellis, Katelyn Skelley, Abdo Sayegh and Elayna Waxse.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. 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).
This class is for professional or advanced dancers and professional dance instructors who will take class with Twin Cities Ballet company dancers.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30–11:00am.
Registration is ongoing, pro-rated if you start mid-term. Class card option.
Ballet Royale is conveniently located 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul off I-35. Free parking.
Developed and primarily taught by former professional dancer Rick Vogt, Ballet Royale's Boys Program is FREE of charge (except for the annual $35 registration fee). Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Boys will improve their gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, agility, strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, in a fun and creative atmosphere.
BOYS CREATIVE DANCE ADVENTURES: Saturdays 3:00–3:45pm
Ages 5–6. Musicality, imagination and self expression through dance.
BOYS DANCE: Wednesdays 5:45–6:30pm
Ages 7–15. Cross-training based dance and movement.
BALLET FOR BOYS I: Saturdays 2:00-3:00pm
Ages 7–15. Learn fundamentals of classical ballet
BALLET FOR BOYS II: Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm. NEW!
Ages 8–17. Completed Ballet for Boys I or with Director's prior approval
Registration for Winter Session is now open! Drop-ins are always welcome. Check out our Winter class schedule at: http://tinyurl.com/otv9wuu
NEW CLASSES AT ZENON - WINTER 2016
All Levels Modern Dance (40+) with Thern Anderson - Wednesdays 12:00-1:30pm
Belly Dance Choreography with Stephanie Shapso - Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate Jazz with Karla Grotting - Fridays 9:30-11:00am
JANUARY 4 - MARCH 13
Drop-ins: $13-$16. 10-Class Cards: $120-$150. Enrollments: $110-$140
Through December 20
View Schedule Here:
For more information:
Session II of Zorongo's fall classes is now underway! However its not too late! New students may start at any time.
Intro classes take place on Saturday mornings from 10am - 11am. No dance experience necessary.
For the full classes schedule and more, please go to the website below.
Hope to see you there!
Erin Thompson teaches ongoing Advanced Modern dance classes at Zenon on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.
Learn the North Indian classical dance, Kathak, in Katha Dance Theatre's Winter School Session at one of three KDT school locations! Winter session goes from December 5 to March 1. Ages 6 and above are welcome to join, no experience is needed.
Registration is online at www.kathadance.org/school/registration and the registration deadline is November 28.