Dance Community News - October 15, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

2. NORTHROP AND THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRESENT ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

3. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

4. EXTRA WEEKEND ADDED - FINAL CHANCE TO CATCH THE ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR!- OCTOBER 17-19

5. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE AN UNGODLY MESS! or EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 1

6. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

7. ZORONGO FLAMENCO PRESENTS “ECHOES OF SPAIN”- OCTOBER 19

8. ERIN SHEPPARD PRESENTS DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AT THE TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL- OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 1

9. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

10. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLET JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

11. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

12. BALLET MINNESOTA’S 9th ANNUAL FALL CONCERT- OCTOBER 25

13. MARGAM: THREE SOLO EVENINGS OF BHARATANATYAM WITH LIVE MUSIC- NOVEMBER 6, 7 and 15

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

15. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

16. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

17. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 17

19. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS CLARA’S DREAM FROM THE NUTCRACKER- DECEMBER 18-21

ONGOING CLASSES

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

21. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

22. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

23. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

24. DANCE WITH MDE OPEN CLASS

25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

26. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

27. NEW LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONS BELLY DANCE CLASS BEGINS AT AALIM

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

28. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

29. OUT ON A LIMB’S MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACADEMY (MEA)- OCTOBER 16-17

30. DANCE WITH MDE OPEN CLASS FOR YOUTH- OCTOBER 22

31. ANATOMY IN THREE DIMENSIONS- OCTOBER 25-26

32. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

33. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

34. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP & CORE- NOVEMBER 22

35. THRU THE SKIN WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON- NOVEMBER 22-23

36. PILATES REFORMER II- DECEMBER 5-7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

37. DANCING PEOPLE COMPANY OF ASHLAND, OREGON IS HIRING MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

38. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

39. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

40. THE COWLES CENTER IS HIRING AN EDUCATION INTERN

41. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING MALE DANCER

42. CALL FOR PERFORMERS: 8th ANNUAL SPOOOOKTACULAR SHOW

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

43. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

44. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

45. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

46. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

47. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE 10th ANNUAL MINNESOTA SAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

50. DANCE ARTISTS: SHARE YOUR MEMORIES AND PHOTOS WITH WALKER PEOPLE’S ARCHIVE (WPA)!


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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2. NORTHROP AND THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRESENT ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

Northrop and The Institute for Advanced Study Present

Rosas danst Rosas:

A Panel Discussion of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Dance-Theater Work

Thu, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room at Northrop

Free and open to the public

Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center, discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the members of the Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas dance company. Rosas danst Rosas is being presented at the Walker in partnership with Northrop for the first time in the Midwest 31 years after its groundbreaking European debut. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of the original Rosas.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/rosas-danst-rosas-panel-discussion-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-s-dance-theater-work

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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3. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 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.

This month, Dance Medicine P.T. Maryann Johnson will present Injury Prevention For Dancers

Please join us on Friday October 17th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

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

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin at the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

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4. EXTRA WEEKEND ADDED - FINAL CHANCE TO CATCH THE ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR!- OCTOBER 17-19

We have added one extra weekend to this year's Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour, which means you have three more chances to catch the show before Stripe & Spot say farewell!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater
production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe
& Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com


Final performances will take place in Our Garage, 3540 34th Ave S, Minneapolis

Oct 17 & 18 at 7pm; Oct 19 at 2pm

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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5. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE AN UNGODLY MESS! or EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 1

Part theater and part dance, EX follows an unusual formal structure deriving from Radiohead’s song “Codex.” The performance substitutes a theatrical image for each musical image, converting a 4’45” sonic experience into a 60 minute performance. The structure of the song gives the performance a unique rhythm to carry its evocative images.

Devised with the collaboration of Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer and Billy Mullaney, EX developed out of a year in which Campbell lost his mother to Alzheimer’s and his sister to cancer. The creation of EX forgoes confessional or memoir formats to explore themes of family, memory, and loss, placing these themes in an ordinary room, giving them a home alongside the bedroom door and the family portrait. Don’t worry, EX is an entertaining encounter with death.

AND THERE'S A DANCE ARTIST DISCOUNT!

DATES:

EX has only eight performances October 17 – November 1, 2014:

Friday, October 17

Saturday, October 18

Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

Saturday, October 25

Monday, October 27

Thursday, October 30

Saturday, November 1

All performances are at 8:00pm

TICKETS:

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://svex.bpt.me

$28 (or $10 for Skewed Visions members)

$15 dance artist tickets for opening weekend, use code: X4M3FTN

LOCATION:

Ex
takes place in the Thingmakers Union Hall in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis, 2205 California St NE. Come to the south door.

GOT A TICKET? YES? WASN'T THAT EASY?

Contact: Charles Campbell, charles@skewedvisions.org

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6. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

Blind contour, created by Katie Elliot of 3rd Law Dance Theater, was created in response to the gallery environment that it is performed. This piece is as much about the practice of drawing as about dance. It is a series of studies revolving around the idea of point and line moving through the body as a continuous line. As individual line/movement intersects, duets, trios and larger groups emerge through intersection.

October 18th the company will be performing at the University of St Thomas American Museum of Asmatt Art in the Anderson Student Center. The gallery is located at 2115 Summit 
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 on the second floor of the Anderson Student center. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

October 24th and October 24th the company will be performing at Three Sisters Eclectic Arts. Three Sister Eclectic Arts is located at 253 E 4th St, St Paul, MN 55101. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

Purchase tickets here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/blind_contour/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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7. ZORONGO FLAMENCO PRESENTS “ECHOES OF SPAIN”- OCTOBER 19

Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul will be hosting Zorongo's big end of tour fundraiser/fiesta on October 19th!

Artistic Director, Susana di Palma directs master gypsy guitarist Chuscales, powerful flamenco singer Vicente Griego, and dancers Jesus Munoz, Deborah Elias, and Colette Illarde in an evening concert you will not forget.

The night will be filled with flamenco dance and the feeling of Spain. Bedlam will have a bar available and special menu of tapas available.

Come enjoy a night of flamenco with Zorongo!

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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8. ERIN SHEPPARD PRESENTS DANCE WITH THE DEVIL AT THE TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL- OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 1

How much would you pay for your hearts desire?

Through dance and stories, Dance with the Devil toys with soul-selling, sins and coming face to face with the master of tricksters. When you want something badly enough, you'll do anything to get it.

Show dates and times:

Thursday, October 23 at 7pm

Saturday, October 25 at 2:30pm

Sunday, October 26 at 4pm

Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30pm

Friday, October 31 at 5:30pm

Saturday, November 1 at 7pm

Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave S

Featuring:

Rita Boersma (storyteller)

Erin Sheppard (choreographer, performer)

Jessica Schilling (choreographer, performer)

Regan K. Saunders (choreographer, performer)

Coralee Kaivo (performer)

Caroline Sable (performer)

Rhett Romsaas (performer)

Rob Ward (performer)

Single show tickets are $15, $1 discount with MN Fringe button.

Appropriate for 12+ (strong language in some pieces, some violence and scary images. no gore, no weapons)

http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/dance-with-the-devil.html

Contact: Jessica Schilling, j.m.schilling05@gmail.com

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9. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Performance Preview

Fri, Oct 24, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater at Northrop

Free and open to the public

BJM's artistic director, Louis Robitaille, and Northrop Director Christine Tschida preview the evening's performance. Learn more about the work you will see and have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montr-al-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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10. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLET JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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11. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The James Sewell Ballet on Oct 24-26, 31, Nov 1, and 2. The production will be at The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20-$36 (fees included)

This delightful murder mystery ballet is inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor’s fictitious character Guy Noir, Private Eye. It comes to life through a colorful cast of characters and the music of Rich Dworsky of A Prairie Home Companion. Also on the bill is Rib Cage, a collaboration with celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-4

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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12. BALLET MINNESOTA’S 9th ANNUAL FALL CONCERT- OCTOBER 25

Features contemporary ballet, Black Dog Café

at the

Union Depot in the Arts Corridor of Saint Paul’s Lowertown

FREE to the Public

October 25, 2014

Ballet Minnesota will bring back a crowd favorite when it opens its 27th Season with a free Fall Concert.
The Saint Paul dance company will perform
Black Dog Café, a contemporary ballet depicting life at this long-standing and popular coffee shop, an anchor tenant of Lowertown.
This FREE Fall Concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the Union Depot Waiting Room, 214 Fourth Street East, in the arts corridor of Saint Paul’s Lowertown. More information and directions to the historic Union Depot can be found at
www.uniondepot.org.

Contact: Susan Ritt, sritt@hotmail.com

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13. MARGAM: THREE SOLO EVENINGS OF BHARATANATYAM WITH LIVE MUSIC- NOVEMBER 6, 7 and 15

Margam

Three solo evenings of Bharatanatyam with live music.

Performed by Jessica Fiala, Tamara Nadel, and Ashwini Ramaswamy

Choreography by Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy

Musical Ensemble: Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia, Rajna Swaminathan, and Anjna Swaminathan

In Bharatanatyam, the Margam is a pathway for revealing the spiritual through the corporeal. These solo evenings interweave rhythm and melody, image and poetry, beauty and strength, intense physicality and intimate emotion. Margam is a personal embodiment of the eternal rhythms of life.

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Soloist: Jessica Fiala

The Lab Theater, Minneapolis

http://www.thelabtheater.org

Tickets: $15 ($10 students/youth/seniors)

Friday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

Soloist: Tamara Nadel

The Lab Theater, Minneapolis

http://www.thelabtheater.org

Tickets: $15 ($10 students/youth/seniors)

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

Soloist: Ashwini Ramaswamy

Weitz Center for Creativity, Northfield

http://apps.carleton.edu/weitz/

Free admission

Margam is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Jessica Fiala, jessica.ragamala@gmail.com

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14. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

Northrop Presents

Hong Kong Ballet

Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm

Fri, Nov 7, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$74, $64, $49

Turandot

The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

An adaptation of the opera, Turandot is a ballet of power, lust, and revenge with visually stunning sets, drama, and accompanied by Puccini’s original music. The dazzling spectacle of Turandot revolves around the love triangle surrounding the princess Turandot, who shuns potential lovers with her heart of ice.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/hong-kong-ballet

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

World premiere at the Cowles Center

November 7-9, 2014

- Friday, Nov. 7 @ 8pm

- Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm

- Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2pm

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Box office:

612.206.3600 or cowlescenter.org

Tickets: $25-$30 (Discounts available)

Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) presents the world premiere of THE RUBAIYAT – LIFE IN A DAY, based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The haunting, melancholy musings of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi (KDT founder/artistic director) and the company dancers of Katha Dance Theatre. The new work will debut Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Rita.mustaphi@gmail.com

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16. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The

Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 14-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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17. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

Presented by Fire Drill

Performances by:

keyon gaskin (PDX) // Allie Hankins (PDX) // Maryanna Lachman & Sam Hertz (OAK) // SuperGroup (MPLS) // Aniccha Arts (MPLS) // Takahiro Yamamoto (PDX) // Lucy Lee Yim (PDX)

Bedlam Lowertown

213 East 4th Street

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Purchase here

Absolute Bliss, presented by performance duo Fire Drill, is an evening of pop-up experimental choreography by up-and-coming artists from Portland, Oakland, and the Twin Cities, brought together through an emerging artist-driven touring network for contemporary performance. Through an open format at Bedlam Lowertown, performances unfold throughout the evening, highlighting experimental forms and speculating on contemporary embodiment.

http://fire-drill.org/

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

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18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 17

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will 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 to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Upcoming teachers include Rosy Simas, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 15th with Karen Nelson 2-4pm

Please see all related events here:

http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/fall-2014-twin-cities-contact-improvisation/

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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19. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS CLARA’S DREAM FROM THE NUTCRACKER- DECEMBER 18-21

Saint Paul Ballet presents Clara's Dream from The Nutcracker, a must-see holiday event for the whole family. The company leads a cast of eighty in this family-friendly, hour and ten minute show. It is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with the familiar music of Tchiakovsky's Nutcracker Suite including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers.

The performances will be held at Macalester College Theater, December 18th at 7pm, December 19th at 7:30pm, December 20th at 2pm and 7:30pm, and December 21st at 2pm.

Purchase tickets here: http://clarasdream2014.brownpapertickets.com/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

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

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with 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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21. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Pre registration required)

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING BALLET

Sunday, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Monday, 6:45PM - 8:15PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with Pointe 8:30PM - 9:00PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Laura Daugherty

Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Jill Lile

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

Sunday, 11:15AM - 12:45PM (with Pointe 12:45PM - 1:15PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30AM - 11:00AM, Studio 2B

Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Barry Leon

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Sally Rousse (Matthew Keefe on October 10, 17, 24, & 31)

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Regular Class Prices:

90-minute class $15

Barre only $10

30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110

5-class card $60

10-pointe class card $40

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

Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

*Ballet Fundamentals (pre registration required)

Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

12-class series, $150

Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

12-class series, $150

Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

12-class series, $150

Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

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

For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org.

Contact: Open Division Manager Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org.

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22. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studios!

Morning Open Classes

Monday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse (Monday Oct. 13, Open class with guest artist Maurya Kerr)

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson

​Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert (Thursday, Oct. 16, Pilates with Elayna Waxse)

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton based ​Modern with Toni Pierce

Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Blake Nellis

​For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
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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23. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

Kevin Kortan, former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, is teaching DANCE OF THE BREATH Wednesday mornings. This class has for years drawn dancers, somatic practitioners, and yoga enthusiasts.
DANCE OF THE BREATH orients you to the initiation of movement from the internal movement of the breath.
Form follows function, movement billows out of your breath.

WEDNESDAYS: 10 am - 11:30

10-wk Series: Oct 15 – Dec 17 $130 ($13/class)

5-wk Series: Oct 15 - Nov 12 $70 ($14/class)

5-wk Series: Nov 19 - Dec 17 $70 ($14/class)

$15 Single Class

Patrick’s Cabaret – 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis 55406

Whether you are interested in freedom of motion, peace of mind, or knowing your true nature, this approach welcomes you.
Suppose you could take advantage of the wisdom of the ages, and the best methods of today, all in one class? You can! Connect your breath to your body and mind, as well as to the bodies and minds of wise ancient yogis, and contemporary somatic geniuses.

“I find that because of Kevin’s approach, I’m able to do postures that I haven’t been able to do previously.
It’s great!
After Kevin's classes, I feel so loving.
That's why I keep coming back.”

– Marjorie Huebner

http://www.evolutionaryyoga.com/calendar/event.php?calendar=1&category=&event=2040&date=2014-10-15

Free parking on both sides of the cabaret & on-street.

BRING:
A yoga sticky mat & a bath-size towel or blanket.
Dress in layers.

ARRIVE: Arrive 10-15 minutes early to every class.

Contact: Kevin Kortan, kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

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24. DANCE WITH MDE OPEN CLASS

October 22

Open to ages 16+ 6:30-8pm - $10

Classes will vary stylistically from modern, jazz, and ballet fundamentals and skill work. We will include body conditioning for dancers. Center work and across the floor movements. Each class dancers with learn a choreography utilizing the skills learned and built throughout the session.

Classes will be held in the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre Rehearsal Hall - Enter through the back entrance and proceed down the stairs. No registration necessary.

Classes will also be held: November 5 & 19; December 3 & 17

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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25. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail 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 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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26. 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 (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

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

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org


27. NEW LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONS BELLY DANCE CLASS BEGINS AT AALIM

School of Dance Minneapolis on Wednesday, 10/29. Class is 6:15-7:35 at LynLake location.

For More information, visit http://www.albahira.org/classes.htm

Contact: Mirah Ammal, mirah@albahira.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

28. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

Tues, Oct 14

6:00-7:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room

Participants will be swingin’ back to the 20s where they will learn basic single swing with Charleston flare. With instructor Bryant Ortega from Arthur Murray Dance Center – Saint Paul.

Ages 14+. Singles welcome.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for ticket holders of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Space is limited, so register today. Call 651.224.4222 to secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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29. OUT ON A LIMB’S MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACADEMY (MEA)- OCTOBER 16-17

If you've thought about being a Broadway performer or considered a career in the performing arts, Out on a Limb's Musical Entertainment Academy (MEA) Program is not to be missed. You will have the opportunity to work with New York City Broadway producer and seasoned professional Horace Turnbull in this two-day program, taking place over the MEA break on October 16 and 17. Come work on your triple threat skills and gain critical insight into the real world of a Broadway performer!

Whether you're an experienced actor, singer, dancer or beginner with any of these skills, this workshop is meant to inform and inspire. You will have an initial placement audition followed by workshops in acting, musical theater and voice. This will prepare you for Friday's closing audition when you will demonstrate your skills for a panel of musical theater and casting directors from the Twin Cities and Broadway.

Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, 2014

Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm
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Friday: 8:30am-6pm

Open to everyone ages 10 and up. Please bring a lunch both days!

Cost: $150

Get more information and register at http://www.outonalimbdance.org/mea-program

Contact: Marley Richman, Marley.richman@gmail.com

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30. DANCE WITH MDE OPEN CLASS FOR YOUTH- OCTOBER 22

Youth ages 10-15 4:30-6pm - FREE

Class will consist of warm up, technique and age appropriate choreography.

Classes will be held in the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre Rehearsal Hall -

Enter through the back entrance and proceed down the stairs.

No registration necessary.

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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31. ANATOMY IN THREE DIMENSIONS- OCTOBER 25-26

With Cari Riis Stemmler & Amy Beversdorf

Saturday, October-25-2014 to Sunday, October-26-2014

Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Class Fee: $475.00 American Dollar

This intensive, experiential workshop reviews the essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology as you build the major muscles used in movement on a specially designed skeleton. Understanding the body from the inside out allows you to see movement from a whole new perspective. Practical exercises to understand the function of each muscle and its use in Pilates are included to help you integrate the material. This is a great class for new and experienced instructors who want to improve their understanding of Anatomy and the body in motion. Required Text: Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition by Andrew Biel*

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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32. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

Take a class with the rising stars of modern dance!

Minnesota Dance Ensemble is hosting a master class with Ailey ll on Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for only $35!

Open to ages 16+. SPACE IS LIMITED! Register today at

http://www.minnesotadanceensemble.com/registration.html

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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33. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler
and Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

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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34. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP & CORE- NOVEMBER 22

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

9:30am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conference room

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.

In this 3-hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.
We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and perform movement to help imprint the functionality of each muscle. (Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)

Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates students and teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists and regular people. They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level".

Space is limited to 8 people.

Fee: $99

Register: www.Paragonpilatespt.com/index.php/teacher-training

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com; 952-405-9765

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35. THRU THE SKIN WORKSHOP WITH KAREN NELSON- NOVEMBER 22-23

Saturday & Sunday 22 & 23 November 10-4pm

Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Cost for workshop $150-250 sliding scale

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com to send a $50 deposit SPACE IS LIMITED

This is an incredible opportunity to study with master contact improvisor Karen Nelson.

This open level workshop in contact improvisation will explore inner and outer spirals following the many double helix structures found thru the body and with a partner. Tracking, blending and harmonizing Center, enhancing the activity of physical listening and choice, entering and exiting dances, seeing/being space, and allowing the body’s relationship with gravity to do the talking. Lots of “standing around”, small dance practice, as prelude and interlude to copious open dancing.

This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, the BodyCartography Project, Hijack and the Walker Art Center.

http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5048/

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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36. PILATES REFORMER II- DECEMBER 5-7

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, December-5-2014 to Sunday, December-7-2014

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 an 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

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

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

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

37. DANCING PEOPLE COMPANY OF ASHLAND, OREGON IS HIRING MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Positions begin January 2015.

DPC requires strong modern dancers with a working knowledge of ballet for paid positions. The ideal candidate has good line coupled with a suppleness of movement and training in various "release" techniques. Partnering skills of a contact improvisation style are a must. Dancers must be able to learn and retain set choreography quickly and accurately, yet also have a desire to explore through improvisation.

Currently, DPC works a 5-day week, beginning in mid October and continuing through May, with scattered weeks off at the holidays and in the spring. We also have some scattered work in the summer months, including touring and an outdoor show in Ashland. Contract is usually 22-24 weeks. This half-season contract will include 6 weeks of high school outreach in surrounding communities, which includes fill stage performances at the end of each 2-week school residency; rehearsals and performances of new choreography in the spring; and showings throughout the year in casual and alternative spaces.

Initial audition via DVD or online reel, or in person

San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 9th 3:30-5:30, ODC Studios

Eugene, OR, Saturday Nov 22rd, 1-4, University of Oregon, Gerlinger Annex

Seattle, WA, Sunday Nov. 23rd, 5-7pm, eXitSPACE, 414 NE 72nd St

Video of DPC can be Found on Vimeo.com. Search for Robin Stiehm.

Contact: Artistic Director, Robin Stiehm -Robin@dancingpeople.com-541-488-9683

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38. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept

2) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season. Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information:

http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Denise Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org,
or call 952-452-3163.

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39. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities. In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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40. THE COWLES CENTER IS HIRING AN EDUCATION INTERN

Education Intern

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Department: Education

Reports to: Education Coordinator

Status: Part-time, temporary, unpaid with the opportunity to see free dance performances at The Cowles Center during internship

Hours: Flexible; 10-15 hours per week, some evenings and weekends; November 2014 – March 2015 (dates flexible)

About The Cowles Center’s Distance Learning Program:

The Cowles Center’s Distance Learning Program has been connecting K-12 students in all corners of Minnesota with professional Twin Cities Teaching Artists for over 10 years. Through videoconferencing technology in our state-of-the-art Target Education Studio, we’re able to teach students remotely, across the barriers of distance, in live two-way interactive learning experiences.

Position Purpose: The Education Intern manages the technical needs of The Cowles Center’s Distance Learning Program and provides administrative support to other programs within the Education Department.

For more information check our website: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/sites/default/files/public/Education%20Intern%20Job%20Description.pdf

To Apply:

Mail/Fax/E-Mail letter of interest and resume by October 20th to: 


The Cowles Center


Jessi Fett

Education Director

528 Hennepin Ave # 200


Minneapolis, MN 55403


FAX: 612.750.6582


E-Mail: jfett@thecowlescenter.org

No Phone Calls Please

Contact: Jessi Fett, jfett@thecowlescenter.org

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41. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKING MALE DANCER

Saint Paul Ballet is looking for a Male Ballet dancer for our Spring contemporary show at the Cowles Center. Come audition at any Company Class Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10:00am, or Sunday at 11:30am at Fairview Ave N Studios. Performances will be in the Spring of 2015. The staging of the piece will take place November 8-12. Rehearsals will take place on every Wednesday and Sunday between the staging and the show.

Compensation available.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin,
Spcb@spcballet.org

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42. CALL FOR PERFORMERS: 8th ANNUAL SPOOOOKTACULAR SHOW

The Spooooktacular is an annual dance and variety show featuring performances from the sublime to the spooky!

The Spooktacular Show is a showcase of talents open to all manner of performance artists. We welcome all forms of dance, music, theater, comedy and other performances. The Spooktacular theme can include anything scary, creepy, eerily beautiful, comedic, freaky, fantasy-based, or whimsical.

If you are interested in performing, please email Mirah Ammal at mirah@albahira.org. Send us your contact information and tell us a little bit about the type of piece you have in mind, and we'll follow up with additional performer details for the show.

The performance is Saturday November 1, 2014

At Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave S

Doors open to the public at 6:30, show time is 7:30 p.m.

FMI: http://www.albahira.org

Contact: Mirah Ammal, mirah@albahira.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

43. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

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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44. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

Hey, ya’ll,
the next Grant Circle will be Monday, November 24th, 4-6PM in the Target Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

We'll be meeting with some folks from MRAC to talk about the plethora of grants that they administer for half the time, and talking about Andrew Simonet's book "Making Your Life as an Artist" for the other half. You can find the book for free here: http://www.artistsu.org/making/#.VDxFT0s_tBU

Please Come!

What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part professional development, part work session. It is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. All are welcome!

Contact: Sam Johnson, s_johnso@yahoo.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

45. 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.

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46. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

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.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

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

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47. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

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.

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

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48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

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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OTHER DANCE NEWS

49. THE 10th ANNUAL MINNESOTA SAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the 2014 SAGE Award Recipients!

And thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate.

Outstanding Dance Performance

One with Others – Karen Sherman

Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening – Maia Maiden

Outstanding Dance Performer

Jesse Neumann-Peterson – Under the Current (Sharon Picasso), The Student (Vanessa Voskuil), Azalea Nights (Christine Maginnis/Christopher Watson)

Duncan Schultz – TU Dance 10th Anniversary Season

Outstanding Dance Ensemble

Black Label Movement in Wreck - Ashley Akpaka, Lauren Baker, José Bueno, Natalie Carr, Joe Crook, Crystal Edwards, Jessica Ehlert, Patrick Jeffrey, Margaret Johnson, Alyssa Mann, Miriam Castro Sanjuan, Zack Teska, Cheng Xiong

Outstanding Design

Film and set design for We Wait in the Darkness - Rosy Simas

Lighting Design for SenZalma (Contempo Dance) - Mike Grogan

Outstanding Dance Educator

Judith Howard

Special Citation

Young Dance

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50. DANCE ARTISTS: SHARE YOUR MEMORIES AND PHOTOS WITH WALKER PEOPLE’S ARCHIVE (WPA)!

http://www.walkerart.org/wpa

What is your most vivid Walker memory? Help us look back by adding your voice to the Walker People’s Archive (WPA) today—a place to share pictures and reflections, an archive of your experiences. A few standout photos (and their corresponding memories) will be displayed on billboards around Minneapolis, as part of the Walker’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.

You can submit your contribution online at http://www.walkerart.org/wpa or come to a WPA public event with your photo(s) in hand for us to scan. Do you have a story, but no physical snapshot? Contact the project manager at wpa@walkerart.org for image ideas.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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Dance Community News - October 8, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. GIRLYWOOD- This weekend! OCTOBER 9-11

2. “CLASS OF ‘85” OPENS THIS WEEK!- OCTOBER 9-19

3. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES- OCTOBER 10

4. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- OCTOBER 10-18

5. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!- OCTOBER 14

6. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

7. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

8. NORTHROP PRESENTS ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

9. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

10. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

11. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17- NOVEMBER 1

12. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

13. HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN THE TWIN CITIES- OCTOBER 19

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLET JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

16. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

19. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

20. TICKETS ON SALE FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S “THE NUTCRACKER”- NOVEMBER 22

ONGOING CLASSES

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

22. TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAM AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

23. CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

24. YOUNG DANCER CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

25. YOUR TAP SHOES MISS YOU…

26. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION CLASSES-- DROP-INS WELCOME!

27. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

28. MOTION ART IMPROV GATHERING

29. IMAGINATION MOVERS: CREATIVE DANCE FOR AGES 3-5

30. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

31. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

32. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

33. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

34. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

35. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

36. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

37. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

38. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

39. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- NOVEMBER 22

40. PILATES REFORMER II TEACHER TRAINING- DECEMBER 5-7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

41. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

42. BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

43. SEEKING BALLERINAS FOR HANNIBAL BURESS SHOW

44. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. ARTS MARKET!

47. STUDIO LIVE/ WORK SPACE AVAILABLE

48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

49. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

51. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

52. WRITING DANCING/ DANCING WRITING CONFERENCE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

53. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

54. Dance/USA TO HOST GATHERING

55. COWLES CLUB

56. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. GIRLYWOOD- This weekend! OCTOBER 9-11

Thursday - Saturday, October 9 - 11, 2014 | 7:30PM

Tickets: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door

http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-girlywood

April Sellers Dance Collective brings two dances, BIG BABY and Jousting, to Intermedia Arts this Fall. Set among ruffles and tinsel, BIG BABY, explores female archetypes and queer performance’s influence on them. Jousting, a collaborative duet with Mary Ann Wall first seen in Brooklyn, NY, examines the spectrum of gender and how feminism has become the new “F-word.” Choreographed by April Sellers with Guest Artist Mary Ann Wall. Featuring performances by Emily Gastineau, Tim Rehborg, Kimberly Rhyme, Susan Scalf and Heather Spear

Also featuring works by choreographers Laurie Van Wieren and Kenna Cottman. Cottman's excerpt from crowd control will address the question "why do we put on stage what's been born in the dark?" crowd control will feature the live music of Gospel Machine, and local dancers Deja Stowers, Emily Broeker, Kenna Cottman and an ASL interpreter. Choreographer and dancer Laurie Van Wieren will be showing 1 dancer and a dj, especially for Girlywood.
performed by Chris Holman and Laurie Van Wieren.

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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2. “CLASS OF ‘85” OPENS THIS WEEK!- OCTOBER 9-19

Come see your favorite John Hughes movies come to life in this original dance musical! With 8 professional dancers, live music and vocals, complimentary drinks, intermission dance party and more! Created by Regina Peluso with dancers Renee Guittar, Elander Rosser, Jeffrey Robinson, Alannah Renstrom, Lucas Melsha, Riley Weber, Lauren Anderson, Kole Nelson and Jami Snively. Musicians Bob Beahen, Matt Vannelli, Sean O'Hea, Michael Hanna. Doug Rohde and Deb Brown.

Thursday Oct 9 7:30 (Preview)

Friday Oct 10 7:30 (Opening)

Sat Oct 11 4:00 (G Rated Family program) 7:30

Sunday Oct 12 3:00

Thursday Oct 16 7:30

Friday Oct 17 7:30

Sat Oct 18 4:00 G Rated Family program) 7:30

Sunday Oct 19 3:00pm

For Tickets www.collidetheatrical.org

STUDENT RUSH LINE (Seats available 5 minutes prior to performance)=$15

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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3. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES- OCTOBER 10

Buckets and Tap Shoes will perform for one night only on Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm at The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave. in Saint Paul.

Since 2004, Buckets and Tap Shoes have transported a high-energy blend of music, dance and percussion from the streets of Minneapolis to theaters around the globe. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, brothers Andy and Rick Ausland and their multi-talented crew lead audiences on a rhythmic journey using a multitude of instruments including tap shoes, found objects, drums, keyboards, guitars, voice, audience participation and, of course, buckets!

Tickets are $25 with discounts for students, seniors, military and groups.

For more information and tickets, contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700; open Mon-Sat 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The ticket office is located on the main campus of St. Catherine University at 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.
Tickets can be purchased online at
http://www.oshag.stkate.edu.

Contact: Anne Ulseth, anne@aquamn.com

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4. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- OCTOBER 10-18

****Extra weekend added!!!****

Final two weekends in Minneapolis!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 17 & 18 at 7pm; Oct 19 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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5. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!- OCTOBER 14

QUICK! Find something to wear!

2014 Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance is only One Week Away!

10th Annual Celebration and Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm

Check out our facebook page for updates and sidenotes:

https://www.facebook.com/sageawards/

Call Cowles Center to make your reservation today:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

Contact:
Dana Kassel,
danakkassel@gmail.com

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6. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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7. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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8. NORTHROP PRESENTS ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

Northrop and The Institute for Advanced Study Present

Rosas danst Rosas:

A Panel Discussion of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Dance-Theater Work

Thu, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room at Northrop

Free and open to the public

Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center, discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the members of the Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas dance company. Rosas danst Rosas is being presented at the Walker in partnership with Northrop for the first time in the Midwest 31 years after its groundbreaking European debut. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of the original Rosas.

For more info, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/rosas-danst-rosas-panel-discussion-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-s-dance-theater-work

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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9. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

University of Minnesota Dance

Informal Studio Showing

A New Work by Cowles Visiting Artist Maurya Kerr

Performed by University of Minnesota Dance Students

Friday, October 17, 2014

4:30 PM

Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, west bank campus

Free; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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10. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 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.

This month, Dance Medicine P.T. Maryann Johnson will present Injury Prevention For Dancers

Please join us on Friday October 17th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

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 e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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11. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17- NOVEMBER 1

Part theater and part dance, EX follows an unusual formal structure deriving from Radiohead’s song “Codex.” The performance substitutes a theatrical image for each musical image, converting a 4’45” sonic experience into a 60 minute performance. The structure of the song gives the performance a unique rhythm to carry its evocative images.

Devised with the collaboration of Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer and Billy Mullaney, EX developed out of a year in which Campbell lost his mother to Alzheimer’s and his sister to cancer. The creation of EX forgoes

confessional or memoir formats to explore themes of family, memory, and loss, placing these themes in an ordinary room, giving them a home alongside the bedroom door and the family portrait. Don’t worry, EX is an entertaining encounter with death.

DATES:

EX has only eight performances October 17 – November 1, 2014:

Friday, October 17

Saturday, October 18

Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

Saturday, October 25

Monday, October 27

Thursday, October 30

Saturday, November 1

All performances are at 8:00pm

TICKETS:

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://svex.bpt.me

$28 (or $10 for Skewed Visions members)

$15 dance artist tickets for opening weekend, use code: X4M3FTN

LOCATION:

Ex
takes place in the Thingmakers Union Hall in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis, 2205 California St NE. Come to the south door.

Contact: Charles Campbell, charles@skewedvisions.org

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12. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

Blind contour, created by Katie Elliot of 3rd Law Dance Theater, was created in response to the gallery environment that it is performed. This piece is as much about the practice of drawing as about dance. It is a series of studies revolving around the idea of point and line moving through the body as a continuous line. As individual line/movement intersects, duets, trios and larger groups emerge through intersection.

October 18th the company will be performing at the University of St Thomas American Museum of Asmatt Art in the Anderson Student Center. The gallery is located at 2115 Summit Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 on the second floor of the Anderson Student center. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

October 24th and October 24th the company will be performing at Three Sisters Eclectic Arts. Three Sister Eclectic Arts is located at 253 E 4th St, St Paul, MN 55101. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

Purchase tickets here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/blind_contour/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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13. HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN THE TWIN CITIES- OCTOBER 19

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting “Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences”, a lecture series with the purpose of drawing from our past as a means to envision our future as a dance community. The event is free to the public and will be held in The U.S. Bank Atrium inside The Cowles Center. With Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley, with special guests Ric Watson, Kristin Van Loon, Arwen Wilder, Linda Shapiro, Jeff Bartlett, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

Co-presented with BodyCartography Project in conjunction with Walker Art Center’s Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton

Sunday, October 19th from 2-4pm
The U.S. Bank Atrium in the Cowles Center
Program supported by Judith Brin Ingber and Linda Shapiro.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/minnesota-dance-and-ecstasies-influences

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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14. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Performance Preview

Fri, Oct 24, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater at Northrop

Free and open to the public

BJM's artistic director, Louis Robitaille, and Northrop Director Christine Tschida preview the evening's performance. Learn more about the work you will see and have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montr-al-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLET JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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16. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The James Sewell Ballet on Oct 24-26, 31, Nov 1, and 2. The production will be at The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20-$36 (fees included)

This delightful murder mystery ballet is inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor’s fictitious character Guy Noir, Private Eye. It comes to life through a colorful cast of characters and the music of Rich Dworsky of A Prairie Home Companion. Also on the bill is Rib Cage, a collaboration with celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-4

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

Northrop Presents

Hong Kong Ballet

Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm

Fri, Nov 7, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$74, $64, $49

Turandot

The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

An adaptation of the opera, Turandot is a ballet of power, lust, and revenge with visually stunning sets, drama, and accompanied by Puccini’s original music. The dazzling spectacle of Turandot revolves around the love triangle surrounding the princess Turandot, who shuns potential lovers with her heart of ice.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/hong-kong-ballet

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The

Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 14-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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19. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

Presented by Fire Drill

Performances by:

keyon gaskin (PDX) // Allie Hankins (PDX) // Maryanna Lachman & Sam Hertz (OAK) // SuperGroup (MPLS) // Aniccha Arts (MPLS) // Takahiro Yamamoto (PDX) // Lucy Lee Yim (PDX)

Bedlam Lowertown

213 East 4th Street

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Purchase here

Absolute Bliss, presented by performance duo Fire Drill, is an evening of pop-up experimental choreography by up-and-coming artists from Portland, Oakland, and the Twin Cities, brought together through an emerging artist-driven touring network for contemporary performance. Through an open format at Bedlam Lowertown, performances unfold throughout the evening, highlighting experimental forms and speculating on contemporary embodiment.

http://fire-drill.org/

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

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20. TICKETS ON SALE FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S “THE NUTCRACKER”- NOVEMBER 22

Saturday, November 22

2:30 and 6:00 pm

St Paul U of M Student Union Theater

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door for ages 3+

No admittance under age 3.

To purchase in advance, email studio@pasdedeuxdance.com to check ticket

availability and have tickets held for you.
Once you have received confirmation for your order you will receive directions on either stopping by the studio to pay for and pick up tickets, or mail in your ticket payment. Advance ticket purchases may be made in cash or by check.

Please note that "at the door" purchases are cash only.
There is an atm available on site.

For more details on the production, please see our website.

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/nutcracker.

We have a few spots remaining for Teens and Adults in the Party Scene.
If you would like to be a part of the production, email the studio today!

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

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ONGOING CLASSES

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

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with 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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22. TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAM AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Teen / Adult Ballet, Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm

For dancers who have never learned ballet, as well as those who have been out of class for a while and would like to start again. Optional spring recital.

$270/year.

Ballet III, Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm

For dancers who have covered the basics of ballet and want to continue their ballet training.
Spring recital optional.
$270/year.

Ballet IV, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

For dancers at an intermediate level of ballet.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
$270/year.

Ballet IV/V, Mondays, 7:45-8:30 pm

This class is intended for advanced dancers.
May be taken alone or with Pointe II/III.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
All dancers in this class should plan on coming to the studio 15 minutes early to complete their own stretching and barre warm-up as this class is focused mostly on center exercises.
$270/year.

Pointe I, Mondays, 5:30-6:00 pm

For dancers who are new to pointe shoes.
Class is focused mostly on barre work.
Dancers who are ready for center work by December have the option of dancing in the spring recital.
$150/year.

Pointe II/III, Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm

This class is for dancers comfortable with one-footed pointe work.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
$210/year.

Open Ballet Program

For adults who can't commit a weekly class, this option allows you to only pay for the classes you attend.
$15/class.

Discounts available for college students and guys!

Visit us online:
http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

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

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23. CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

**All classes participate in the Spring Recital. Classes are $270/year unless otherwise specified.**

Ballet I, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Ages 7-12 with no or little prior ballet experience.

Ballet I Advanced, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm

Ages 8-13, 1+ years prior ballet experience.
Dancers must have a basic understanding of ballet technique.

Ballet I/II, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 8-13, 1+ years prior ballet experience.
This class is for dancers who have a good understanding of Ballet I material, but need some polishing before moving to Ballet II.

Ballet II, Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 9-15, 2+ years prior ballet experience.
Dancers in this class may choose to take lessons once or twice a week.

Ballet III, Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Age 10+.
For beginning intermediate dancers.
May be taken alone or with Ballet II or IV.

Ballet IV, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Age 12+.
For intermediate level dancers.
May be taken alone, or with Ballet III or IV/V.

Ballet IV/V, Mondays, 7:45-8:30 pm

Age 13+.
For advanced dancers.
May be taken alone or with Ballet IV.

Dancers should come 15 minutes early to complete their own warm-up, as this class focuses on center work.

Pointe I, Mondays, 5:30-6:00 pm

Age 11+ and instructor approval.
Must also take 2 technique classes (Ballet II+). $150/year.

Pointe II/III, Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm

Age 12+ and instructor approval.
Under 19 must also take 2 technique classes.
19+ must also take 1 technique class. $210/year.

Discounts available for college students and guys!

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

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

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24. YOUNG DANCER CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Dancers learn ballet basics in a fun, activity oriented environment geared towards young children.
All classes participate in the annual spring recital.
Classes are taught by Miss Zachari and have older students as assistants.

Preliminary Ballet I, ages 4-6

Tuesdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

For dancers with no previous ballet experience.
Dancers take class once a week.
$150/year.

Preliminary Ballet II, ages 5-7

Thursdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

For dancers who have completed Preliminary Ballet I, as well as 6 year olds with no previous ballet experience.
$150/year.

Preliminary Ballet III, ages 5-7

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

For dancers who have completed Preliminary Ballet II, as well as 6 year olds who have completed Preliminary Ballet I and have instructor approval. $210/year.

Check us out online and register your dancer today!

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

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

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25. YOUR TAP SHOES MISS YOU…

Still moving your feet, want to get your groove on? Grown up tap dance for everyone Beginner through advanced, Musical Theater, improv-ests, even "I always wanted to try tap Dance". Now is the time. Great for bone density and as we all know dancing makes you smarter".

Starting in October

Tuesday Int/adv

6:45 to 8pm
Instructor Cathy Wind

Wednesday Tappy Hour for Beginners

9:30-10:45AM
Instructor: Ellen Keane

Classes at Celtic Junction

836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Sign up at website www.tapcompany.org

Contact: Cathy Wind, 612 986 1944

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26. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION CLASSES-- DROP-INS WELCOME!

Zenon offers an impressive array of classes in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, break dance, tap, African dance, belly dance, contact improvisation, and yoga for Adult and Youth of all levels.

Classes are taught by the area’s leading independent instructors who bring out the unique potential of each student, from the beginning child or adult to the professional-level dancer.

Drop-ins always welcome!

Check out our schedule and sign up for classes at: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=146041

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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27. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

Kevin Kortan, former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, is teaching DANCE OF THE BREATH Wednesday mornings. This class has for years drawn dancers, somatic practitioners, and yoga enthusiasts.
DANCE OF THE BREATH orients you to the initiation of movement from the internal movement of the breath.
Form follows function, movement billows out of your breath.

WEDNESDAYS: 10 am - 11:30

10-wk Series: Oct 15 – Dec 17 $130 ($13/class)

5-wk Series: Oct 15 - Nov 12 $70 ($14/class)

5-wk Series: Nov 19 - Dec 17 $70 ($14/class)

$15 Single Class

Patrick’s Cabaret – 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis 55406

Whether you are interested in freedom of motion, peace of mind, or knowing your true nature, this approach welcomes you.
Suppose you could take advantage of the wisdom of the ages, and the best methods of today, all in one class? You can! Connect your breath to your body and mind, as well as to the bodies and minds of wise ancient yogis, and contemporary somatic geniuses.

“I find that because of Kevin’s approach, I’m able to do postures that I haven’t been able to do previously.
It’s great!
After Kevin's classes, I feel so loving.
That's why I keep coming back.” – Marjorie Huebner

http://www.evolutionaryyoga.com/calendar/event.php?calendar=1&category=&event=2040&date=2014-10-15

Free parking on both sides of the cabaret & on-street.

BRING:
A yoga sticky mat & a bath-size towel or blanket.
Dress in layers.

ARRIVE: Arrive 10-15 minutes early to every class.

Contact: Kevin Kortan, kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

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28. MOTION ART IMPROV GATHERING

This month's Improv Gathering will be held on the SECOND Friday, October 10th, instead of the usual first Friday. We will start a HALF HOUR LATER than usual - 7 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. And, just to add to all these zany changes, TOM KANTHAK will be there to provide unlimited inspiration through his musical accompaniment! Please join us in what is sure to be a fun and memorable evening! Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both.

Friday, October 10th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Center for Performing Arts

3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Suggested Donation: $5 -$10

(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

For more information, visit us at www.motionartmn.org

Contact: Diane Moncrieff, diwebbmo@gmail.com

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29. IMAGINATION MOVERS: CREATIVE DANCE FOR AGES 3-5

Diane Moncrieff is offering a 10 week session of Creative Dance for preschool boys and girls on Monday mornings at the Crystal Community Center. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump away... It’s really not that far!

Diane teaches Imagination Movers using playful, structured activities that revolve around a different dance concept each week. Children quickly build movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Props, percussion instruments and a wide variety of music are all part of the fun.

Imagination Movers

10 week session

Dates: Mondays, Oct 6 - Dec 8 (register at any time!)

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Fee $79, $72 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale

Register through Crystal Recreation Department

www.crystalmn.gov

763-531-0052

Contact: Diane, diwebbmo@gmail.com or (763) 546-8884

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30. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Pre registration required)

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING BALLET

Sunday, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Monday, 6:45PM - 8:15PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with Pointe 8:30PM - 9:00PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Laura Daugherty

Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Jill Lile

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

Sunday, 11:15AM - 12:45PM (with Pointe 12:45PM - 1:15PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30AM - 11:00AM, Studio 2B

Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Barry Leon

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Sally Rousse (Matthew Keefe on October 10, 17, 24, & 31)

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Regular Class Prices:

90-minute class $15

Barre only $10

30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110

5-class card $60

10-pointe class card $40

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

Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

*Ballet Fundamentals (preregistration required)

Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

12-class series, $150

Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

12-class series, $150

Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

12-class series, $150

Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

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

For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Open Division Manager Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org

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31. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6). One 1-hour lesson per week.

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+). One 1.5-hour lesson per week.

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014). Two lessons per week. 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet. Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) FREE! Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises.

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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32. 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 (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

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

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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33. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail 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 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin,
spcb@spcballet.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

34. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a

consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends soon – Sign-up now to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact: Miel Dragun,
mnbiodanza@gmail.com,
[612] 816-2962

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35. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

Rosas danst Rosas Master Class

Monday, Oct 13, 5–6:30 pm

Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, Northrop (ground floor; east entrance)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free (reservations required: call Melissa Wray at 612-301-1961 or email northrop@umn.edu)

Join Rosas’ Rehearsal Director and dancer Fumiyo Ikeda in a master class that explores two select dance movements from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s seminal work, Rosas danst Rosas. Open to all levels of dance and movement experience. Limited to 25 participants.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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36. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

Tues, Oct 14

6:00-7:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room

Participants will be swingin’ back to the 20s where they will learn basic single swing with Charleston flare. With instructor Bryant Ortega from Arthur Murray Dance Center – Saint Paul.

Ages 14+. Singles welcome.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for ticket holders of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Space is limited, so register today. Call 651.224.4222 to secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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37. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

Take a class with the rising stars of modern dance!

Minnesota Dance Ensemble is hosting a master class with Ailey ll on Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for only $35!

Open to ages 16+. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Register at http://www.minnesotadanceensemble.com/registration.html

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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38. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

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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39. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- NOVEMBER 22

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Saturday, November 22, 2014

9:30am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conf. room

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.
In this 3 hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.
We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and do movement to help imprint the functionality of the muscles.
(Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)
Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists.
They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level". The deeper your knowledge is in 3D anatomy, the better teacher you will become! Space is limited to 8 people.

Fee: $99

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

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

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40. PILATES REFORMER II TEACHER TRAINING- DECEMBER 5-7

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, December-5-2014 to Sunday, December-7-2014

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 an 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

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

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

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

41. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season. Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Denise Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

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42. BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and

multiple performance opportunities. In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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43. SEEKING BALLERINAS FOR HANNIBAL BURESS SHOW

I’m getting in touch from comedian Hannibal Buress' (BROAD CITY, ERIC ANDRE SHOW, SNL, 30 ROCK) manager's office. Hannibal Buress will be performing at UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA and is looking for 3-4 ballerinas to perform with him. I've included some information below.

The show will be on Friday, October 3rd at 7:30pm at the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. (Ballerinas would be required to arrive at 7:00pm just to be briefed about the show).

Wardrobe: Ballerina garb. (No pointe shoes, just ballet slippers)

Compensation: $40 pay

Note: Only dancers over the age of 18 can perform.

No rehearsal is necessary. Ballerinas would dance solo while Hannibal performs a 4 minute rap song at the end of his set. To get an idea of what the ballerinas would be doing, please follow the Youtube link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnVmqgvV8ss

Please contact me with all your information, or the information of anyone you know that would be interested. We ask that you send a headshot/resume to estern@3arts.com and to please cc (nyintern@3arts.com) along with the e-mail you send to Ethan.

If you have any questions, please use the contact info below. Thank you for your help!

Contact: Ethan Stern/ Office of Avi Gilbert | 3 Arts Entertainment, 212.213.2259 or estern@3arts.com

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44. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

Are you creating a new work? Looking for somewhere to present?

Zenon Dance School is looking for works to be part of the Fall Zenon Dance Zone Concert December 12 & 13 @ 8pm and December 14 @ 7pm.

All dance styles welcome!

Please send a resume and video work sample to Molly Johnston (molly@zenondance.org) to be considered. Call 612.338.1101 for more information.

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

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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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. ARTS MARKET!

http://mnartsmarket.org

Like a Craig's List for the arts, Arts Market is a free online materials exchange for the arts in Minnesota. You can post and browse listings for items that can be reused like set pieces, props, costumes, building materials, office furniture, gear, etc. It's a great way to save money, storage, and keep useful stuff out of the landfill.

You notice might some confusing aspects of the site when you go to use it. It's brand new and the Minnesota Theater Alliance is still working out the kinks. More info: http://minnesotatheateralliance.org/content/about-arts-market

Contact: Leah Cooper, (651) 789-0787

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47. STUDIO LIVE/ WORK SPACE AVAILABLE

Studio live/work share ideal for dance! Studio share with mature artist available near Powderhorn and Midtown Global Market $575 plus 1/2 utils and internet. 230 sq ft pvt room split 550 sq ft studio and common kitchen NY loft style bath. Available October 15th. Month to month lease.

Contact: Sean Smuda, 612 825 3833

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48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

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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49. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

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.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

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

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

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.

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

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51. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

Learn to use your vocal instrument with strength and stamina. Knowing the masque of the face, the ringing of the sinuses, timbre of your own tones, opening of throat, diaphragmatic bellows, Vocalese (warm-up vocabulary) and other practices of trained singing can enhance your Dance. If you can TALK, you can SING. Many current movement arts employ voice in various formats (spoken word, chanting, breath sounds, breathing, counting, voice accompaniment to teaching). Come explore with me your Gifts in Sounding, Supporting and Sending yourself through Voice integrated/incorporated/embodied with Dance.

Here is what I need: the space and yourself or your group. The pleasures of working together will be sufficient for me in payment. In your home, company or school - let's begin. You host. I teach and lead. We learn and gather our voices, practice our techniques, meet your needs and prepare to broaden your use of your total body, including Voice as Instrument through noise, song, found sound, authentic scores, unique compositions, improvs galore and more. There is no COST to dancers. Well, okay - you can pay for my parking if needed. Call today. Let's play.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

52. WRITING DANCING/ DANCING WRITING CONFERENCE

A Joint Conference of

The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and

The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)

13–16 November 2014

Hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa is home to the renowned Writers’ Workshop (http://www.uiowa.edu/~iww/), and Iowa City is a designated UNESCO City of Literature (http://cityofliteratureusa.org/).

Conference Theme: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing

The 2014 conference provides an opportunity to examine issues of authorship, representation, notation, and narrative in dancing and writing practices across social and cultural contexts and between disciplines.

Bringing writing and dancing into dialog, once again, allows us to reassess their relationship considering aspects such as medium, form, methodologies, aesthetics, authorship, tradition, temporality, duration, meaning, and communication.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

53. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

Ananya Dance Theatre announces the second installment of a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities. This second piece is funded in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding ideas that engage and enrich Saint Paul through the arts. Titled ROKTIM, it will premiere at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University in Saint Paul in September 2015.

To tell the story of women’s roles in the global food system, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, visual artist Seitu Jones, and behavioral artist Marcus Young will partner with Frogtown Farm, Afro Eco, and the Indigenous Peoples Task Force to reflect and honor the age-old work of women who cultivate, nurture and protect land and agriculture. The work will employ contemporary Indian dance to weave together artistic process and social justice in telling the stories of those whose often-unacknowledged labor sustains communities.

Roktim will include an original sound-and-music score by Greg Schutte, Chatterjea’s longtime collaborator.

Young helped direct Ananya Dance Theatre’s two most recent productions, Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming (2014) and Mohona: Estuaries of Desire (2013). Chatterjea recently collaborated with Jones on Create: The Community Meal, a multi-media public artwork that included an outdoor civic dinner served to 2,000 people on a half-mile long table. Earlier, Jones designed the sets for Duurbaar: Journeys Into Horizon in 2006.

For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.

Contact: Anne Q. Ulseth, anne@aquamn.com

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54. Dance/USA TO HOST GATHERING

Dance/USA will host a final gathering for the Twin Cities dance community on Friday, October 10.
Members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul dance community are invited for dialogue and reflection on the 2014 Dance/USA Annual Conference that was held in Minneapolis in June.
Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer will host the gathering along with members of the 2014 Minneapolis Host Committee.

Details:

Friday, October 10th

5:30pm CT

James Sewell Ballet’s TEK BOX

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org

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55. COWLES CLUB

Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

More information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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56. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page
| Download Walletini |
www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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Dance Community News - October 1, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- NOW THRU OCTOBER 12

2. ARENA DANCES: THE MAIN STREET PROJECT- OCTOBER 2-5

3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- THIS WEEKEND IN PLYMOUTH!- OCTOBER 3-4

4. SAINT PAUL BALLET: CAROLINE YANG PHOTO EXHIBIT- OPENS OCTOBER 4th

5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

6. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPENING CELEBRATION!- OCTOBER 5

7. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE- OCTOBER 14

8. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

9. ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER: ROSAS DANST ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

10. ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF ANNE TERESA DEE KEERSMAEKER’S DANCE-THEATER WORK- OCTOBER 16

11. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

12. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

13. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO BEDLAM PERFORMANCE- OCTOBER 19

15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

16. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

17. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

ONGOING CLASSES

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

20. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

21. TAKE CLASS WITH SOPHIA OGREN-DEHN AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN OCTOBER!- OCTOBER 12, 19, & 26

22. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

23. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

25. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

26. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 27

27. MASTER CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER- OCTOBER 3-4

28. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

29. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

30. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

31. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

32. ENGAGE: A BODY MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 and NOVEMBER 9

33. DEIRDRE HOWARD MURNANE TEACHES 2 WORKSHOPS- NOVEMBER 1 and 8

34. PILATES II MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

35. NO TIME OR PLACE YET SET.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

38. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

39. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

40. WALKER ARTS PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

41. DANCER DISCOUNT: YOGA

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. MARGRET DIETZ- A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. METRO SOCIAL SERVICES SEEKS DANCERS/ MENTORS

44. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S NEW WEBSITE

45. DANCERS: 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

46. COWLES CLUB

47. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- NOW THRU OCTOBER 12

September 25-October 12, 2014, The Lehr Theater, in the Lowry Building

350 St Peter St, St Paul, MN

tickets: The Ordway Box Office, 651-2244222, www.ordway.org

Alice in Wonderland is a major Twin Cities community event that will bring together community members, students, audiences, puppets, and 16 dancers, singers, actors, and musicians in a joyous trip down the rabbit hole in a participatory, promenade style, musical theater performance at the Lehr Theater in St Paul.Alice in Wonderland will be a combination folk dance party, bedtime story, and rock concert all in one fantastical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, reminding us all that life can be an adventure worth taking and that sometimes things you don’t understand can make life more wondrous and mysterious.

Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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2. ARENA DANCES: THE MAIN STREET PROJECT- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Baumert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Blake Nellis, and Timmy Wagner

Tickets are available here: http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- THIS WEEKEND IN PLYMOUTH!- OCTOBER 3-4

ONLY TWO WEEKENDS REMAIN!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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4. SAINT PAUL BALLET: CAROLINE YANG PHOTO EXHIBIT- OPENS OCTOBER 4th

We at Saint Paul Ballet have been truly blessed by Caroline Yang’s presence and artistic vision. She has been documenting our organization through a time of transition in which we have formed a new vision for who we are and what we stand for. She has been sharing this story and these efforts through her photography on Instagram (http://instagram.com/carolineyangphoto) since last year. The dancers and parents have formed a close bond with her and thus we are thrilled to see her work on display starting October 4th at Grand Central.

Please join us for the opening event starting at 6pm. The company will perform work by Artist In Residence, Katie Elliot at 7pm. Food will be provided by Shish and Grand Central, and drinks will be available for purchase. Grand Central is located at 1672 Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. See you there!

Purchase tickets here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/blind_contour/

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships.

Dancer Fellows:

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Taryn Griggs

Ashwini Ramaswamy

Stephen Schroeder

Commissioned Choreographers (respectively):

Lane Gifford (NY)

D.J. Mendel (NY)

Karen Sherman (MN)

Jodi Melnick (NY)

Alarmel Valli (India)

James Morrow (MA)

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their

choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Read Linda Shapiro's "Going Solo" on mnartists.org for an in-depth look at this form and the artists featured in this year's SOLO performance: http://mnartists.org/article.do?rid=353263#

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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6. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPENING CELEBRATION!- OCTOBER 5

Our new studios at 655 Fairview Ave N are ready for a first look! Celebrate with us on October 5th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet all of the people behind this two-year effort.


In addition to seeing the space you will have the opportunity to take some FREE classes, see a new work - Blind Contour - performed by the SPB Company, and update your SPB wardrobe.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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7. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE- OCTOBER 14

10th Annual Celebration and Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included).

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

Check out our facebook page for updates and sidenotes:

https://www.facebook.com/sageawards/

Call Cowles Center to make your reservation!:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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8. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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9. ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER: ROSAS DANST ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8 pm

Walker Art Center

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although Walker Art Center has presented Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest.

Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas danst Rosas.

Details and tickets at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-rosas

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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10. ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF ANNE TERESA DEE KEERSMAEKER’S DANCE-THEATER WORK- OCTOBER 16

Thursday, Oct 16, 4 pm

Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop (second floor, east side)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free and open to the public

Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center, discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the members of the Rosas dance company. Presented as part of the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Studies Thursdays at Four series.

Details at

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/rosas-danst-rosas-panel-discussion-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-s-dance-theater-work

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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11. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

University of Minnesota Dance

Informal Studio Showing

A New Work by Cowles Visiting Artist Maurya Kerr

Performed by University of Minnesota Dance Students

Friday, October 17, 2014

4:30 PM

Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, west bank campus

Free; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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12. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 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.

This month, Dance Medicine P.T. Maryann Johnson will present Injury Prevention For Dancers

Please join us on Friday October 17th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

For a complete list of lectures go to: https://www.spcballet.org/company/bodyimage-seminar-feb-28/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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13. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

On October 18th, The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The First Peoples Fund – 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards at 5:30pm in The Goodale Theater. At 5:30pm, there will be a pre-show art auction and reception. Tickets will be $100. At 7:30pm, the award ceremony begins.

A special one-night-only evening of traditional and contemporary American Indian performances featuring some of today’s most celebrated Indigenous artists.

The evening will feature Native artists performing on-stage together for the first time ever, including newly-commissioned works by poet Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe), contemporary musician Wade Fernandez (Menominee), world music singer Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora), traditional dancers Oneida Smoke Dancers (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) with five-year-old grass dancer Gavino Limón, traditional hula dancers Pua Ali'i 'Ilima with Vicky Holt Takamine (Native Hawaiian), and hip hop artist Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota), all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Pre-show Art Auction and Reception

Tickets $100

Begins at 5:30 pm

Only 100 tickets are available to the Second Annual Pre-show Art Auction and Reception. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet this year's Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award Honorees while attending a silent auction of First Peoples Fund artists’ donations. Food and drink will be provided. Two years ago, the fundraiser raised more than $20,000 to support First People Fund's fellowship and grant programs.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/first-peoples-fund

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO BEDLAM PERFORMANCE- OCTOBER 19

Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul will be hosting Zorongo Flamenco's big end of tour Fundraiser.
Titled "Echoes of Spain", the show will feature the best of Zorongo's international artist lineup.

The night will be filled with flamenco dance and the feeling of Spain. Tapas will be served as well as other Spanish cuisine. Come enjoy a night of flamenco with Zorongo!

Get advance tickets now: https://bedlamtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FF000000GKfEzMAL

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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16. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

World premiere at the Cowles Center

November 7-9, 2014

- Friday, Nov. 7 @ 8pm

- Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm

- Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2pm

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Box office:
612.206.3600 or
cowlescenter.org

Tickets: $25-$30 (Discounts available)

Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) presents the world premiere of THE RUBAIYAT – LIFE IN A DAY, based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The haunting, melancholy musings of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi (KDT founder/artistic director) and the company dancers of Katha Dance Theatre. The new work will debut Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Rita.mustaphi@gmail.com

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17. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held fortwo weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will 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 to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm, 3304 East 24th st, apt 2

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and special guests YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or just come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Centerhttp://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16 with Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop with Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Full schedule and details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

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

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with 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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20. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studio!

​​Morning Open Classes

Monday, ​​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse (Monday, Sep. 29 - Open Class with guest artist Katrin Hall)

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton-based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce

​Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursday, 7:15-8:45pm, Advanced/Intermediate West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Friday, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen (Friday, Oct. 3 - Master Class with guest artist Katrin Hall)

Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Katelyn Skelley

​​(Saturday Oct. 4 - Master Class with guest artist Maurya Kerr)​

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
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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21. TAKE CLASS WITH SOPHIA OGREN-DEHN AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN OCTOBER!- OCTOBER 12, 19, & 26

Adult Int/Adv Contemporary with Sophia Ogren-Dehn

Sunday Oct 12, 19, 26

6:00-7:30 pm

$15 drop-in | $40 for series | $130 for 10-class card

(Professionals or pre-registrants: $13 drop-in | $36 for series | $110 for

10-class card)

The Pre-Professional/Professional Division of the Movement Lab is excited to welcome Sophia Ogren-Dehn as instructor of our Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Class during the month of October!!
Sophia recently directed, choreographed and danced in the "clever, joyful and fun" production of On The Move for the 2014 MN Fringe Festival. She grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2013 with a Political Science major and minors in both Dance and Peace Studies.
Sophia trained with Ballet Arts until the age of sixteen when she transferred to St. Croix Ballet and studied formal Vaganova style ballet. She has attended summer intensives with the American Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Minnesota Ballet.
As a part of the Gustavus Dance Company, Sophia studied modern technique, choreography, improvisation and performance with Melissa Rolnick, Jeffrey Peterson, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Michele Rusinko, Sarah Hauss and Stephen Koplowitz.

To pre-register for Sophia's upcoming classes, send your name, contact info and method of registration (drop-in, series or class card) to movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com.

Movement Lab

5155 Bloomington Ave

Minneapolis, MN
55417

Contact: Stepheni Hubert, movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com

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22. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6). One 1-hour lesson per week.

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+). One 1.5-hour lesson per week.

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014). Two lessons per week. 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet. Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) FREE! Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises.

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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23. 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 (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

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

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98

good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail 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 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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25. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Will continue to take registrations through September.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week (M,Th, F)

Classes include beginning pointe, modern and workshop.

Level 4
Four required days per week. (M,Tu, W, Sa)

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Level 5
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Level 6
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

26. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 27

Ladies: you've been asking for it! SDS is going to be offering monthly ladies salsa styling workshops.

Leah Lapic and Kasidy Moore will be hosting the first one on September 27th at 3:30pm. Our goal is to help you improve your fundamental salsa movements and give you some new ideas to spiff up your shine work. This will be an all levels class.

The workshop will be broken down into two parts:

- Part One will focus on breaking down basic body movements, arm styling and isolations.

- Part Two will be spent learning a shine pattern and then styling it up in two different ways.

Workshop is $10 preregistration/$15 at the door.

http://www.socialdancestudio.com

We hope to see your lovely faces on Saturday, September 27th!"

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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27. MASTER CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER- OCTOBER 3-4

Join us in a series of master classes with guest artists Katrin Hall and Maurya Kerr.

Katrin Hall master class: Friday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7:00pm

Icelandic choreographer Katrin Hall is in the Twin Cities creating a new work for TU Dance dancers commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy to be premiered on Nov. 21-23, 2014. Ms. Hall's class is based on classical ballet and designed for contemporary dancers with focus on movement flow, use of energy and the body in the space, and the importance of breath and (different) dynamics. To learn more about Ms. Hall please visit: http://katrinhall.com/

Maurya Kerr master class:
Saturday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30pm

Maurya Kerr is a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and founder of San Francisco's project-based dance company tinypistol.
Maurya Kerr is in the Twin Cities creating work for students at the University of Minnesota Dance Program with support from the Sage Cowles Land Grant Chair program. To learn more about Ms. Kerr please visit:
http://www.tinypistol.com/home.html

Cost of each masterclass: $20

For class registration please visit "open classes & workshops" at http://tudance.org Pre-registration is encouraged.

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, St. Paul MN 55114

Contact:
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez,
abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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28. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

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

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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29. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends September 30 – Sign-up before then to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact: Miel Dragun,
mnbiodanza@gmail.com,
[612] 816-2962

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30. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

Monday, Oct 13, 5–6:30 pm

Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, Northrop (ground floor; east entrance)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free (reservations required: call Melissa Wray at 612-301-1961 or email northrop@umn.edu)

Join Rosas’ Rehearsal Director and dancer Fumiyo Ikeda in a master class that explores two select dance movements from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s seminal work, Rosas danst Rosas. Open to all levels of dance and movement experience. Limited to 25 participants.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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31. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

Tues, Oct 14

6:00-7:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room

Participants will be swingin’ back to the 20s where they will learn basic single swing with Charleston flare. With instructor Bryant Ortega from Arthur Murray Dance Center – Saint Paul.

Ages 14+. Singles welcome.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for ticket holders of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Space is limited, so register today. Call 651.224.4222 or secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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32. ENGAGE: A BODY MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 and NOVEMBER 9

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa
on how we interact with the world with our feet, hands and face. This workshop is open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves.

Sunday October 25 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our hands, feet: the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content through hands on and movement explorations.

Sunday Nov 9 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our nervous system and sensory structures. Systems that bring us into relationship with the world through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® who 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, and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis. As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project they were named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the Twin Cities City Pages.

Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Chu’an Studio, St Paul

2242 University Avenue W, #207

$160-220 sliding scale/$90-120 sliding scale for one day

Registration and questions:

olive@bodycartography.org

tel 917.463.9300

www.bodycartography.org

Contact: Olive, olive@bodycartography.org

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33. DEIRDRE HOWARD MURNANE TEACHES 2 WORKSHOPS- NOVEMBER 1 and 8

Deirdre Howard Murnane (formerly with Zenon Dance Company and Ballet of the

Dolls) will be teaching 2 workshops in November at Yoga Center Minneapolis:

HIP STABILIZERS 11/01/14 1:30 - 3:30 St. Louis Park studio

Everyone wants supple and open hips but the fact is that the deep hip muscles need to be strong in order for us to balance and maintain proper alignment. Focusing too much on opening and stretching the hips can cause instability. The good news is that strengthening these muscles doesn't make your hips tighter! They just get stronger and more stable so you can continue to open the hips safely. Learn some exercises to strengthen these deep hip muscles so that they will continue to support you!

EXPLORING TENSEGRITY IN THE BODY 11/08/14 1:30-3:30 St. Louis Park Studio

Using Buckminster Fuller's concept of Tensegrity (tension + integrity) we will explore how the body is made of islands of compression (bones) and bands of tension and elasticity (fascia - muscles, tendons and ligaments) that move in tandem. Our fascia contains and connects every muscle and bone in our body which gives us structure without being rigid, stability with flexibility and mobility that gives grace and freedom to our movement. Using imagery we can create actions in the body that maximize this tensegrity (tension with integrity) to bring ultimate balance and ease to our movement. We are the operators (puppeteers, if you will) of the most amazing structures of engineering imaginable. Let's take full advantage of what we have and play!

Contact: Deirdre Howard Murnane, dehem@comcast.net

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34. PILATES II MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

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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35. NO TIME OR PLACE YET SET.

Do you see winter on the horizons and wonder how to collectively get through another one??? Do YOU wish for an indoor, warm, wood over air floored spot where you can drop in, noodle around with other mature and professional dancers while improving and composing and maybe teaching little segments or chunks, phrases or memorabilia of dance to each other for fun and function?? Could you contribute nominally to a cooperative space rental in an on-going community studio on Sunday afternoons or Monday mornings? If so and you can commit November 2014 to May 2015, let's sort about and find a home for this little group of nomads. Can a shared and random space use be cordial, considerate and above all - HOME - for a cluster of us who need to hop and roll around outside the living room or marching around the Galleria. Space suggestions welcomed. Format suggestions welcomed. Time and place to be determined. name name name - what could this be called?

Call me at 507.523.2327 and let's set up a discussion as to WhoWhatWhereWhenHow & Why. more to follow.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom,
llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

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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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

Learn to use your vocal instrument with strength and stamina. Knowing the masque of the face, the ringing of the sinuses, timbre of your own tones, opening of throat, diaphragmatic bellows, Vocalese (warm-up vocabulary) and other practices of trained singing can enhance your Dance. If you can TALK, you can SING. Many current movement arts employ voice in various formats (spoken word, chanting, breath sounds, breathing, counting, voice accompaniment to teaching). Come explore with me your Gifts in Sounding, Supporting and Sending yourself through Voice integrated/incorporated/embodied with Dance.

Here is what I need: the space and yourself or your group. The pleasures of working together will be sufficient for me in payment. In your home, company or school - let's begin. You host. I teach and lead. We learn and gather our voices, practice our techniques, meet your needs and prepare to broaden your use of your total body, including Voice as Instrument through noise, song, found sound, authentic scores, unique compositions, improvs galore and more. There is no COST to dancers. Well, okay - you can pay for my parking if needed. Call today. Let's play.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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38. 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.

Contact: abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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39. CAREER COUNSELING 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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40. WALKER ARTS PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

Browse all the events at http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

Contact: Andrea Brown,
andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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41. DANCER DISCOUNT: YOGA

$10 a class at Kula Yoga every Saturday at 11 am - 12:15pm with dancer Chloe Freytag.

Class is an Ashtanga half primary series. Ashtanga is a lineage-based practice out of Mysore, India that focuses on breath, strength, flexibility, and mind-body connection. A wonderful complement to any dancer's training. Studio is located off of 44th and France.
See you there!

Contact: Chloe Freytag, ccfreytag19@gmail.com

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. MARGRET DIETZ- A DANCER’S LEGACY

The Margret Dietz Remembrance Project was founded by Lindalee Soderstrom in 2010. Lindalee was a student of Margret Dietz and author (Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy; co-authors Elizabeth Freeman and Marie Winckler) who continues oral history taking, research and writing on the Wigman diaspora. This book contains ninety photos, thirty of which are from the 1930s by the famed Wigman portraitist Charlotte Rudolph and which exist nowhere else - as the negatives were all destroyed in WWII. Ms. Dietz's life and work come alive in the book and the Mary Wigman School's curriculum and philosophy are fully presented as in the early 1970s in Minneapolis at Choreogram Dance. Currently, Ms. Soderstrom is focused, through GEMs in Dance, on keeping the German Expressionist dance movement and stories from the Wigman Diaspora available and interesting to all. Please contact: 507.523.2327 /

llsod.lindalee@gmail.com to share your related experiences, scholarship and wisdom.

"Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy" is available for $30.00 or 2 for $50.00 and can be hand-delivered to your home or studio.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, 507.523.2327 or write llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. METRO SOCIAL SERVICES SEEKS DANCERS/ MENTORS

Metro Social Services is building a mentoring program for youth.
We are looking for dancers who would be interested in volunteering as mentors. This mentoring program is focused on careers and building professional skills.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in a child's life! Please contact me with any questions/interest in volunteering!

Thank you!

Contact: Whitney Bey, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, whitney@metrosocialservices.org or (651) 366-7075.

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44. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S NEW WEBSITE

Ananya Dance Theatre has launched a new website. Check it out at http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

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

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45. DANCERS: 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page
| Download Walletini |
www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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46. COWLES CLUB

Dancers: Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

More information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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47. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

In anticipation of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas’ performance at Walker Art Center, October 15-17, Northrop and Walker Art Center are asking you to step up and record your own performance of Rosas danst Rosas for a #ReRosasMN video submission contest.

Keersmaeker, perhaps inspired by Beyoncé's "rework" of the piece for her Countdown video, has a video with instructions on how to recreate the piece. To date, there have been over 1,500 reproductions, from accomplished dancers to preschool classes and from senior centers to danceline teams.

Make your submission, and then get social: the submissions with the most retweets (use the hashtag #ReRosasMN) have a chance to win the grand prize package, which includes:

—4 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—10 tickets to a 2014-15 Northrop Dance Season event

—2 tickets to a 2014-15 Walker Performing Arts Season event

—4 gallery passes to the Walker Art Center

More of a spectator than a participant? Just check the Northrop blog for submissions and retweet your favorite and tag it #ReRosasMN. Everyone who retweets a submission will be entered in a drawing for:

—2 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—4 drinks while you enjoy the performance

More details—and videos—available here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/blog/wanna-dance-somebody

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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Dance Community News - September 24, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

2. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

3. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 25–28

4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- SEPTEMBER 26

5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN ISANTI- SEPTEMBER 25-26

6. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

8. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

9. CAROLINE YANG PRESENTS: THE SAINT PAUL BALLET PROJECT- OCTOBER 4

10. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

11. GIRLYWOOD- OCTOBER 9-11

12. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

13. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

14. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

15. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS “EX”- OCTOBER 17

16. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

ONGOING CLASSES

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

21. BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

22. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION SEPTEMBER 8-DECEMBER 21

23. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

24. NEW DANCE FITNESS STUDIO IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS NOW OPEN

25. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

26. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

27. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

28. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

29. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

30. OPEN CLASSES WITH MATHEW JANCZEWSKI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ARENA DANCES

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

31. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY MASTER CLASS- SEPTEMBER 26

32. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 28-DECEMBER 7

33. MSU DANCE PROGRAM’S ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 3

34. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

35. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

36. ENGAGE: A BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 9

37. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

39. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

40. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

41. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

42. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

44. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

45. COWLES CLUB


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. Tonight! 9x22 DANCE/LAB- SEPTEMBER 24

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

Melissa Birch

Scott Stafford

DANCEBUMS: Margaret E Johnson, Karen Gullikson, Kara Motta, Maggie Zepp

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features 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.

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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2. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCEMAKER- SEPTEMBER 25

Northrop Presents

Dancemaker

Thu, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Directed by Matthew Diamond, 1998

This documentary follows Paul Taylor and his company during 1997, and provides an intimate look at the choreographer and his inspirations and vulnerability. The company is seen in rehearsals, on the road, and backstage. Taylor’s pieces Piazzolla Caldera and Esplanade both provide a backdrop for the film, among others.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dancemaker

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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3. RALPH LEMON: SCAFFOLD ROOM- SEPTEMBER 25–28

Walker Art Center

Free Exhibition Opening Kickoff: September 25

Ticketed Performances: September 26–28

Scaffold Room, Ralph Lemon’s bold new “lecture-performance-musical,” refracts ideas and images of the female artist in American pop and contemporary art culture. Riveting performances by Okwui Okpokwasili and April Matthis—who take up iconic figures from popular entertainment, science fiction, and history including Beyoncé, Moms Mabley, Amy Winehouse, Kathy Acker, Adele, Ben Webster, and Samuel Delaney—evolve alongside video images of a rural Mississippi Delta community.

Lemon has created distinct versions of Scaffold Room, which invite a deeper examination of the performance experience, including a free opening night event on Thursday, September 25 from 5 to 9 pm—an unpredictable and durational mix of live music and charged parallel performances.

Get the full breakdown of the different forms Scaffold Room will take, including set performances and Refraction performances, as well as talks, discussions, and open rehearsals at http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2014/09/18/a-basic-guide-to-all-things-scaffold-room/

Note: performance contains explicit language and adult subject matter.

Contact: Andrea Brown, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- SEPTEMBER 26

New Works by Cowles Visiting Artists

Gregory Dolbashian

&

Justin Jones

Performed by University of Minnesota Dance Students

Friday, September 26, 2014

4:30 PM

Studio 100 – Barbara Barker Center for Dance (west bank campus)

Free; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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5. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR CONTINUES- THIS WEEKEND IN ISANTI- SEPTEMBER 25-26

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite:https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Isanti (Sept 26 & 27 at 7pm; Sept 28 at 2pm)

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour:http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

Contact: Billie Jo Konze, billiejo.konze@gmail.com

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6. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company Performance Preview

Sat, Sep 27, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater

Free and open to the public

Carl Flink, who previously danced with PTDC, talks with the company’s Rehearsal Director Bettie de Jong and Company Manager Holden Kellerhals for an inside look at the company and their work.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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7. NORTHROP PRESENTS PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY- SEPTEMBER 27

Northrop Presents

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Featuring Live Music with Piazzolla Caldera

Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$64, $54, $44

Aureole

Beloved Renegade

Piazzolla Caldera

with Pablo Ziegler quintet finale

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

Set to a baroque music score, Aureole is often lauded as one of Taylor's first big successes. With an irresistibly light spirit, Aureole contains Taylor's signature long limbed and lyrical movement vocabulary.

Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

Piazzolla Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/paul-taylor-dance-company-7

Contact, Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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8. MATHEW JANCZEWSKI’S ARENA DANCES PRESENTS THE MAIN STREET PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Baumert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Blake Nellis, and Timmy Wagner

Tickets are available here:

http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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9. CAROLINE YANG PRESENTS: THE SAINT PAUL BALLET PROJECT- OCTOBER 4

Caroline Yang is a Minnesota-based photographer who has been working the past 9 months on a documentary project starring Saint Paul Ballet. Caroline has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, US Speedskating, Trek Bicycles, Minnesota Public Radio, and Boston Scientific. Saint Paul Ballet is honored to be the focus of her latest photo documentary.

Please come join us for Caroline Yang’s photo exhibition, part one on Saint Paul Ballet. The show opening is Saturday, October 4, from 6-pm at Grand Central (1672 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105). There will be food, company, and a performance by the Saint Paul Ballet Company Dancers.

For daily posts follow Caroline on Instagram: instagram.com/carolineyangphoto

For more information about Saint Paul Ballet please visit www.spcballet.org

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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10. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships:

Dancers:

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Taryn Griggs

Ashwini Ramaswamy

Stephen Shroeder

Commissioned Choreographers (respectively):

Lane Gifford

D.J. Mendel

Karen Sherman

Jodi Melnick

Alarmel Valli

James Morrow

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their

choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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11. GIRLYWOOD- OCTOBER 9-11

Thursday - Saturday, October 9 - 11, 2014 | 7:30PM

Tickets: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door

http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-girlywood

April Sellers Dance Collective brings two dances, BIG BABY and Jousting, to Intermedia Arts this Fall. Set among ruffles and tinsel, BIG BABY, explores female archetypes and queer performance’s influence on them. Jousting, a collaborative duet with Mary Ann Wall first seen in Brooklyn, NY, examines the spectrum of gender and how feminism has become the new “F-word.” Choreographed by April Sellers with Guest Artist Mary Ann Wall. Featuring performances by Emily Gastineau, Tim Rehborg, Kimberly Rhyme, Susan Scalf and Heather Spear

Also featuring works by choreographers Laurie Van Wieren and Kenna Cottman. Cottman's excerpt from crowd control will address the question "why do we put on stage what's been born in the dark?" crowd control will feature the live music of Gospel Machine, and local dancers Deja Stowers, Emily Broeker, Kenna Cottman and an ASL interpreter. Choreographer and dancer Laurie Van Wieren will be performing 1 dancer and a dj, performed by Chris Holman and Laurie Van Wieren.

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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12. THE SAGE AWARDS- OCTOBER 14

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included)

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

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

COntact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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13. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Ballert, spcb@spcballet.org

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14. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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15. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS “EX”- OCTOBER 17

On October 17, after all the performances in cars, farmer’s markets, factories, streets, and rooftops, Skewed Visions presents a quiet piece in an ordinary room. It features performances by Charles Campbell, Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer, and Billy Mullaney.

"Ex" is a performance created by Skewed Visions co-founder Charles Campbell -- part theater, part dance -- that follows an unusual formal structure. The piece is structured by Radiohead’s “Codex,” slowed down from just under 5 minutes to 60 minutes. The song provides a rhythm and structure for the performed images, as each sonic image in the song has a correlating image performed on stage.

"Ex" was developed out of a year in which I lost my mother to Alzheimer's and my sister to cancer. It places themes of family, memory, and loss in an ordinary room, giving these images a home in our everyday lives. Spectacle might seem to claim these things as exceptional. They're not. They're as ordinary as this room. And it's not a dour show. I like to say "Ex" is an entertaining encounter with death.

"Ex" runs October 17 - November 1, 2014, at 8:00pm in the Thingmakers Union Hall in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis.

See Skewed Visions website for all performance dates: http://www.skewedvisions.org/2014/09/ex/

Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/872141

$28 ($10 for Skewed Visions members)

Contact: Charles Campbell, charles@skewedvisions.org

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16. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

On October 18th, The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The First Peoples Fund – 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards at 5:30pm in The Goodale Theater. At 5:30pm, there will be a pre-show art auction and reception. Tickets will be $100. At 7:30pm, the award ceremony begins.

A special one-night-only evening of traditional and contemporary American Indian performances featuring some of today’s most celebrated Indigenous artists.

The evening will feature Native artists performing on-stage together for the first time ever, including newly-commissioned works by poet Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe), contemporary musician Wade Fernandez (Menominee), world music singer Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora), traditional dancers Oneida Smoke Dancers (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) with five-year-old grass dancer Gavino Limón, traditional hula dancers Pua Ali'i 'Ilima with Vicky Holt Takamine (Native Hawaiian), and hip hop artist Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota), all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Pre-show Art Auction and Reception

Tickets $100

Begins at 5:30 pm

Only 100 tickets are available to the Second Annual Pre-show Art Auction and Reception. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet this year's Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award Honorees while attending a silent auction of First Peoples Fund artists’ donations. Food and drink will be provided. Two years ago, the fundraiser raised more than $20,000 to support First People Fund's fellowship and grant programs.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/first-peoples-fund

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held for two weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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19. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will 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 to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm, 3304 East 24th st, apt 2

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and special guests YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or just come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Centerhttp://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16 with Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop with Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Full schedule and details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

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

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays beginning September 2nd, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with 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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21. BALLET FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers the following classes for Teens and Adults: