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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - JANUARY 23

    2. SAMO: LIKE A FIERY COMET, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT SHOOTS ACROSS THE SKY -JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 1

    3. BOLSHOI BALLET’S SWAN LAKE SCREENING AT ROSEVILLE 14 THEATRE - JANUARY 25

    4. ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT OPEN REHEARSAL - JANUARY 25

    5. HONORING DR. ROBERT GOODALE - JANUARY 25

    6. HENNA PARTY WITH JAWAAHIR DANCE COMPANY - JANUARY 25

    7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JANUARY 28

    8. PARK SQUARE THEATRE PRESENTS SOSSY MECHANICS’ TRICK BOXING - JANUARY 29- FEBRUARY 8

    9. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE - JANUARY 30- FEBRUARY 1

    10. DANCEBUMS PERFORM AT NORTHSTAR ROLLER GIRLS’ "WHEELS OF MISFORTUNE" BOUT - JANUARY 31

    11. THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS CONTRA-TIEMPO - FEBRUARY 7

    12. SHAPESHIFT: XI:XI THE AWAKENING - FEBRUARY 6-8

    13. THREADS DANCE PROJECT PERFORMS THE SECRETS OF SLAVE SONGS - FEBRUARY 8

    14. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM: FALL RIVER LEGEND SCREENING - FEBRUARY 10

    15. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - FEBRUARY 10

    16. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS EEE TWELVE - FEBRUARY 12-15

    17. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - FEBRUARY 17

    18. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM - FEBRUARY 17

    19. THE WALKER ART CENTER PRESENTS CHRIS SCHLICHTING’S STRIPE TEASE WITH JENNIFER DAVIS AND ALPHA CONSUMER - FEBRUARY 19-21

    20. CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO 2015 at INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE - FEBRUARY 21

    21. CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - FEBRUARY 21

    22. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    23. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    ONGOING CLASSES

    24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    25. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    26. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    27. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE

    28. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER!

    29. TU DANCE CENTER - SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION

    30. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    31. INTERMEDIATE BACHATA CLASS

    32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S WINTER OPEN CLASSES - JANUARY 5-MARCH 15

    33. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    34. MASTER CLASS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER KINSUN CHAN

    35. INSIDE OUT THERE: MARIANO PENSOTTI

    36. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    37. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    38. RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - JANUARY 28

    39. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY WORKSHOP WITH BARBARA NORDSTROM-LOEB AND PAUL SEVETT

    40. BALLET WORKSHOP WITH LAUREL KEEN

    41. INTRODUCTION TO POINTE WORKSHOP WITH ELAYNA WAXSE

    42. PILATES REFORMER 3 TEACHER TRAINING

    43. DANCE WITH POWER, FREEDOM AND EASE: APPLYING ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IN THE DANCE CLASSROOM

    44. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP AT SOCIAL DANCE STUDIO - JANUARY 24

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    45. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

    46. TWIN CITIES BALLET HAS TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MALE DANCERS

    47. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKS CELLIST

    48. CONTINENTAL BALLET SEEKS MALE DANCERS FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF SWAN LAKE

    49. RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY - OFFICE MANAGER POSITION

    50. AUDITION FOR FEMALE BACK-UP SINGERS/DANCERS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

    51. UPCOMING AUDITIONS HOSTED AT TU DANCE CENTER

    52. ZENON DANCE COMPANY VOLUNTEER OFFICE INTERN POSITION

    53. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE - JANUARY 18

    54. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES - FEBRUARY 15

    55. CALL FOR NEW PERFORMANCE WORKS

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    56. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

    57. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    58. DISCOUNT PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING AT MY SPIRAL MOTION!

    59. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - JANUARY 23

    Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer. Please join us on Friday, January 23, 7:00 pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul for our FREE lecture Series. This month Allison Doughty Marquesen, Health & Wellness Coach, will be discussing Health and Wellness for Dancers.

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

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

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    2. SAMO: LIKE A FIERY COMET, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT SHOOTS ACROSS THE SKY - JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 1

    Off-Leash Area co-artistic director Paul Herwig and Stuart Pimsler principal dancer Brian Evans rejoin forces to revive and expand their 2012 collaboration about 1980’s art-star Jean Michel Basquiat.

    In creating the show they drew from the young artist’s biography: a middle class Haitian and Puerto Rican boy who rose on the coattails of the burgeoning graffiti scene in the dilapidated New York City of the early 1980's. The show features text from multiple literary sources penned by close friends and lovers, imagery from his artworks, and movement informed by Basquiat's painting style - loose, jazzy, and full of historical allusions.

    Together Evans and Herwig present a poetic, dramatic, and evocative rumination on an immensely talented and self-destructive life that burned too brightly and too quickly for this world.

    An exploratory version of SAMO was first performed in 2012, about which Caroline Palmer wrote in the Star Tribune:

    "It makes sense that the doomed painter who upended the 1980s art world should have his fleeting life story told through purposefully messy and tumultuous movement. Evans' choreography captures the struggles of a young man overwhelmed by fame and the glare of his own talent. Herwig haunts him as both a deathly figure and as blasé mentor/rival Andy Warhol."

    TICKETS:

    $10-$20 Suggested Donation

    RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED:

    SAMO-Offleasharea.eventbrite.com

    DATES:

    JANUARY 23-February 1

    VENUE:

    Our (heated!) Garage

    INFORMATION:

    www.offleasharea.org

    Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    3. BOLSHOI BALLET’S SWAN LAKE SCREENING AT ROSEVILLE 14 THEATRE - JANUARY 25

    On Sunday, January 25 a Bolshoi Ballet high definition video of Swan Lake with Zakharova and Rodkin as leads will be presented at 11:55am at the Roseville 14 theater. For further information contact the theater directly or visit their website: http://www.fandango.com/bolshoiballet:swanlake_174939/movieoverview

    Contact: sandy lipsky, lipsky4@yahoo.com

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    4. ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT OPEN REHEARSAL - JANUARY 25

    Join Alternative Motion Project for an up-close look at our rehearsal process for our 4th Season, AMP IV. Get the chance to meet AMP’s artists, get a sneak peek of the show, ask questions and share your thoughts!

    WHEN:

    Sunday, January 25th

    4:00-4:30pm - Interactive Open Rehearsal Period

    4:30-5:30pm - Works-in-Progress Showing with Q + A

    WHERE:

    Eleve Performing Arts Center

    10820 Normandale Boulevard

    Bloomington, MN 55437

    Please direct any questions to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

    Join the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1010931188935496/

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    5. HONORING DR. ROBERT GOODALE - JANUARY 25

    January 25, 3:00pm

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting a memorial event in honor of the late Dr. Robert Goodale. The event is free to the public and will be held in The Goodale Theater. Join the Health Sciences Orchestra of The University of Minnesota as they honor the life of Dr. Robert Goodale. The evening will feature:

    Stephen J. Ramsey - Music Director/Conductor:

    
Sally Rousse – Dancer

    
Pam Gleason – Dancer

    
Clea Galhano - Recorder soloist

    
Elise Molina - Piano Soloist

    
Chris Schlichting - Actor

    More information and tickets:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/honoring-dr-robert-goodale

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

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

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

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    6. HENNA PARTY WITH JAWAAHIR DANCE COMPANY - JANUARY 25

    Sunday, January 25, 2:30-5:00.

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

    Jawaahir's 22 Annual Henna Party is coming! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. Watch a short performance, have a snack, and then try your hand at the henna we provide. We also have a professional henna artist for inspiration.

    Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information.

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

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JANUARY 28

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

    1. Laura Holway with performers Charles Campbell and Erika Hansen

    2. Morgan Thorson with Hope Grathwol, Margaret Johnson, Eben Knowler,

    Genevieve Munch and Anna Marie Shogren

    3. Robert Keo

    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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    8. PARK SQUARE THEATRE PRESENTS SOSSY MECHANICS’ TRICK BOXING - JANUARY 29- FEBRUARY 8

    Sossy Mechanics’ Award Winning romantic comedy Trick Boxing is coming to Park Square Theatre’s new Andy Boss Thrust Stage in downtown Saint Paul, January 29-February 8.

    Having just been awarded “Outstanding Touring Production” by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Theater Critics Forum, Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek (Sossy Mechanics) bring their “brilliantly, cleverly funny” (The Scotsman) physical theater/dance production Trick Boxing back to the Twin Cities for two weeks of performances.

    In addition to restaging the popular show for the brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre, the pair will premiere both a new movement piece at the top of the show, and their innovative take on a post show Q&A: Trick Boxing Special Features.

    If you’ve got friends who think they don’t like dance, this could be the show that turns them. We’ve seen it happen. More than once.

    Bringing ballroom dancing and boxing head to head, this rags-to-riches story, set in the 1930s, and told with a firm nod to the aesthetics of black-and-white movies, is “a masterful production…a beautiful blend of theater, comedy, puppetry and dance,” (Minnesota Monthly) “a dazzling execution of an irresistible original tale, served with a twist of cleverness and heart” (Dallas Morning News), that continues to “send the entire audience, from cool 20-year-olds to pensioners, out of the theatre with a spring in their step.” (The Guardian)

    What’s not to like? Information and tickets at parksquaretheatre.org.

    Contact: Connie Shaver, connieshaver@charter.net

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    9. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE - JANUARY 30- FEBRUARY 1

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting Contempo Physical Dance Company on January 30, 31, and February 1 as they perform their production of Motirô. Tickets are $20-$25 (Fees included).

    About the company:

    Contempo researches and creates vibrant new movement, a distinct and irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance. Fueled by movement research and the pursuit of extreme physicality, the company produces virtuosic dance works that invigorate audiences.

    About the show:

    Motirô is a fast favorite and defining work of the company. Based on the Brazilian indigenous word meaning, “a meeting of people to help and build something together,” this full-length performance by Marciano Silva dos Santos brings to life the company’s irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

    More information and tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/contempo-physical-dance-1

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

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

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

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    10. DANCEBUMS PERFORM AT NORTHSTAR ROLLER GIRLS’ "WHEELS OF MISFORTUNE" BOUT - JANUARY 31

    Come see DaNCEBUMS perform at half-time with Crunchy Kids. Doors at 6pm. Bout at 7pm. Live music! Live entertainment! Food and beer! Free parking!

    Tickets now available at www.northstarrollergirls.com

    Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/326746097524908/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

    Location:

    Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum

    1784 Judson (And Clough), Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

    Contact: Margaret Johnson, margaret3johnson@gmail.com

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    11. THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS CONTRA-TIEMPO - FEBRUARY 7

    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present urban Latin dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The company will perform its work, “Full Still Hungry,” as part of the Ordway’s World Music and Dance Series. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

    L.A.-based CONTRA-TIEMPO fuses elements of Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance to create an invigorating performance. Founded and directed by Cuban-American choreographer and artistic director, Ana Maria Alvarez, CONTRA-TIEMPO pushes the boundaries of Latin dance as an expressive cultural and contemporary form, using dance to communicate the struggles of the working class.

    “Full Still Hungry” is a powerful full-evening performance that explores how food, race, privilege and overconsumption impact our everyday lives. Set to an original score by Cesar Alvarez, the piece features a live five-piece band, eight dancers, vibrant costumes and dynamic, high-energy choreography. Alvarez stated about the piece, “Food is not just the material I put in my body to sustain life, but a web of relationships, histories, choices and decisions that all impact the world around us." “Full Still Hungry” premiered to a sold-out crowd at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in September 2011, and has been captivating audiences since.

    Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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    12. SHAPESHIFT: XI:XI THE AWAKENING - FEBRUARY 6-8

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting SHAPESHIFT as they perform XI:XI The Awakening in The Goodale Theater from February 6 – 8. Tickets are $25 (Fees included).

    About the company:

    Minneapolis based SHAPESHIFT performs at The Cowles Center. SHAPESHIFT dance is a fresh new hip-hop dance company (collective of 17 talented dancers) that creatively fuses hip-hop styles to create high quality productions that emphasize storytelling, featuring pirouetting hip-hop dancers and ballerinas. SHAPESHIFT dancers tell stories of love, loss, and human emotion through movement-tackling themes from chemical dependency to discrimination – moving audiences to experience a deep inner connection with the performance long after the lights go out and the performance ends. SHAPESHIFT productions are passionately produced and choreographed by hometown talents, Herb Johnson and Ashley Selmer. Be ready to SHAPESHIFT!

    More information and tickets: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/shapeshift

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

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

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

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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    13. THREADS DANCE PROJECT PERFORMS THE SECRETS OF SLAVE SONGS - FEBRUARY 8

    Threads Dance Project performs an encore performance of The Secrets of Slave Songs in celebration of Black History Month.

    Sunday February 8, 2:00pm

    The Minnesota History Center

    345 W. Kellogg Blvd

    Tickets $15 - $20

    For tickets and information visit: http://events.mnhs.org/calendar/Results.cfm?EventID=6312&bhcp=1 or call 651-259-3015

    For more information about Threads Dance Project visit http://www.threadsdance.org

    Contact: Michala (Cornell) Martinez, mgr@threadsdance.org

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    14. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM: FALL RIVER LEGEND SCREENING - FEBRUARY 10

    Dance Theatre of Harlem: Fall River Legend

    Film Screening

    Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    Dance Theatre of Harlem co-founder Arthur Mitchell introduces this unforgettable and dynamic studio dance recording of Agnes de Mille's Fall River Legend, based on the story of Lizzie Borden who was accused of killing her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892.

    For more info please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-fall-river-legend

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    15. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - FEBRUARY 10

    Join Saint Paul Ballet February 10th at 12:00pm for a FREE performance open to the public. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location:

    Landmark Center

    75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

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

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    16. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS EEE TWELVE - FEBRUARY 12-15

    February 12-15, 2015 (12th-14th at 8:00pm, 15th at 2:00pm)

    The Lab Theater; 700 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

    $17 in advance, $20 at the door

    To order tickets call (612)333-7977 or order online at http://www.thelabtheater.org/

    In their 12th season, contemporary jazz dance company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble presents EEE Twelve, an evening length dance show for anyone and everyone. Sway your shoulders with the rhythm of a waltz, or get swept up in the emotional journey of contemporary movement as Eclectic Edge Ensemble celebrates over a decade of dancing in the Twin Cities.

    This full-length evening concert will revisit some favorite past works as well as introduce new choreography by Artistic Director, Karis Sloss. This production will celebrate EEE’s 12th year of existence by recognizing the company as one of the premiere jazz dance ensembles in the Twin Cities. Throughout its 12 years, EEE has had the honor of collaborating with an incredible range of artists and composers. EEE Twelve will continue that theme by featuring the work of local composers Warren Park, Michael Rossetto, Brian Just, Reese Kling, Nathaniel Kling and Richard Sloss.

    This production will showcase the very best of what EEE has to offer in celebrating one of its founding missions: true collaboration with local artists and musicians to create musically inspired theatrical dance pieces.

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

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    17. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - FEBRUARY 17

    Dance Theatre of Harlem Performance Preview

    Tuesday, February 17, 6:15 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

    For more info please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    18. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM - FEBRUARY 17

    Dance Theatre of Harlem

    Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    “Lark Ascending”

    “In the Mirror of Her Mind”

    “Agon”

    “Return”

    Now celebrating its 45th year, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim and uses the art form of classical ballet to change people’s lives.

    Alvin Ailey’s “The Lark Ascending” (1972) opens the evening, set to an eponymous score by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams created for violin and orchestra in 1920. While the music is inspired by the English countryside of Vaughan Williams’ youth, Ailey’s choreographic interpretation is a depiction of a young girl’s maturation.

    “In the Mirror of Her Mind” (2011) is a powerful work where one woman reflects on the loves and losses of her lifetime. The piece was created by Christopher Huggins to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS.

    A ground-breaking 1957 collaboration between famed choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky, Agon is universally regarded as a masterwork that redefined ballet in its time. In “Agon”, (ancient Greek for ‘contest’), 12 dancers perform a series of solos, duets, trios and quartets based on 17th-century French court dances.

    Closing out the evening, “Return” (1999) is a quintessential DTH ballet, blending the elegance of classical ballet with the gritty drive of soul music. To songs of Aretha Franklin and James Brown, choreographer Robert Garland pushes the boundaries of ballet technique and form, incorporating and combining vernacular movement from the African American experience.

    For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-2

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    19. THE WALKER ART CENTER PRESENTS CHRIS SCHLICHTING’S STRIPE TEASE WITH JENNIFER DAVIS AND ALPHA CONSUMER - FEBRUARY 19-21

    Stripe Tease (working title)

    February 19–21, 8pm

    World Premiere/Walker Commission

    Walker Art Center

    “The world Schlichting reveals is full of clever kinetic asides, streamlined beauty, hints of mischief and thoughtful juxtapositions.” —Star Tribune

    Named Best Choreographer in 2013 by City Pages and steadily gaining national attention, Chris Schlichting creates beautifully designed, meticulously constructed dance worlds combining movement, visual art, and music. Building on a commission for the Walker’s 25th-anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013, he collaborates with rock/pop guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird) and his band Alpha Consumer, which includes Mike Lewis and JT Bates, whose repetition of musical phrasing is a perfect foil for Schlichting’s movement art. The collaboration also features Minnesota-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and paintings strike a magical balance between childlike playfulness and dark yearnings.

    Crafting a deeply satisfying mix of patterns and set structures, large-scale spectacle and delicate intimacy, recurrence and surprise, Schlichting’s newest work Stripe Tease embraces and slyly subverts dance history.

    Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

    More information and tickets available at: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2015/chris-schlichting

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org

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    20. CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO 2015 at INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE - FEBRUARY 21

    Beira Mar Brasil will be joined by Brazilian guest vocalist Dandara and touring Samba dancers for a Carnival celebration to rival a night in Rio!

    "Carnaval Brasileiro 2015" (Brazilian Carnival) will be held at International Market Square in Minneapolis at 9:00pm, Saturday, February 21st, with an all-ages family matinee at 3 pm. Led by guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest, Beira Mar Brasil is a ten-piece group steeped in the sounds of Brazil -- Samba, Baiao, Frevo and other dance-inducing styles of the country's varied regions. For this celebration of the holiday that claims the world's largest party, Dandara, a carnival singer and sambista extraordinaire from Bahia will be joining Beira Mar Brasil for the ninth year in a row! Also on the bill are Brazilian food (with VIP tickets) and drinks, authentic carnival masks by Brazilian artisan Goretti, face and body painting, Brazilian percussion ensembles Batucada Do Norte and Drumheart, and professional Brazilian Samba dancers Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz from São Paulo returning to Minneapolis for their seventh year.

    Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Masquerade Ball/BrazilFest Family Matinee

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Evening show: 9:00pm (doors at 8:30)

    All-ages Family Matinee: 3:00pm (doors at 2:30)

    TICKETS: Evening event: $15 thru 1/21, $20 Thru 2/20, $30 at the door, $75 VIP (7pm dinner entry)

    (Afternoon matinee: $10 in advance, $15 at the door).

    Tickets are available at http://www.brazilfest.org/

    Contact: Connie Shaver, connieshaver@charter.net

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    21. CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - FEBRUARY 21

    New York-based Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring their gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O’Shaughnessy stage for one night only February 21 at 7:30 pm. A Women of Substance event, The O’Shaughnessy and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will co-present the acclaimed company, who will perform excerpts from the regional premiere of the Bessie Award-winning “Mr. TOL E. RAncE,” the Midwest preview of “Black Girl: Linguistic Play” and “New Second Line.” The company uses high theatricality and the aesthetics of African, ballet, contemporary, tap and social dances to tell stories that connect history with contemporary American culture.

    Tickets for Camille A. Brown & Dancers are $15-$39 with discounts for students, seniors, MPR and military. For more information and tickets, contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700 or visit http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/camille-a-brown.

    Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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    22. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    Join AMP for Happy Hour as we celebrate our upcoming season, AMP IV. "Get Happy" while getting to know AMP's artists while enjoying drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live preview performance!

    WHERE:

    The Grain Belt

    1215 Marshall St NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    WHEN:

    Saturday, Febraury 28th

    4:00-7:00pm

    Schedule of Events:

    4:00 - 5:00pm - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

    5:00pm - 5:30pm - AMP IV Live Preview Performance

    6:30pm - Silent Auction Closes/Winners Announced

    TICKETS:

    $20 online - http://ampitup2.bpt.me/

    Door ticket sales also available, please RSVP to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

    Can't make it? Please consider supporting AMP with a donation here:

    https://givemn.org/organization/alternative-motion-project-464394624

    Move BIG. www.alternativemotionproject.org

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    23. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    Aahvaan: Invoking the Cities is a freshly-imagined, multi-disciplinary event — part participatory performance installation and part concert experience. It will invite audiences to reflect on the rich and layered history of our Twin Cities. Abstract images inspired by the sagas of indigenous communities who authentically call Minnesota home, the diversity of people who come to live here and the current chronicles of struggle, love and community will fill the new Concert Hall.

    Commissioned specifically for the grand opening of the Ordway’s Concert Hall, Aahvan begins when audience members walk in the door and are led on a journey through the lobby to their seats, backed by layers of live and recorded music.

    The performance will be a presentation of the Arts Partnership: The Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club, Wednesday, Mach. 11, at 7:30pm.

    http://www.rocktheordway.org/ananya-dance-theatre/

    Two free, open rehearsals will be offered to the public: Tuesday, February 3, 7pm-8:30pm, and Saturday, February 21, 1pm-2:30pm.

    Watch for announcements of Yorchha technique master class for professional dancers, and Shawngram workshop for dancers and non-dancers to be held in February and March.

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

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

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

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

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

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

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

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

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

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

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

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

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

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

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

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

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

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, 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: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    25. 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

    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: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    26. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    Twin Cities Contact Improvisation

    Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

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

    Contact Improvisation weekly class and jam series: Mondays beginning January 5th through July 27th, 2015

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

    Open class 6-7:30pm $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series $80

    Open jam 7:30-9pm $3-5 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.

    Upcoming teachers: Rosy Simas, Dustin Haug, Otto Ramstad

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

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    27. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE

    Winter Session Registration Now Open! http://www.duniyadrumanddance.org

    Location:

    Patrick's Cabaret

    3010 Minnehaha Ave.

    Minneapolis, MN

    Open Level African Dance w/ Whitney

    9 Class Session - Feb 2nd - March 31st

    Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Full Session $112.50, Drop-In $14/class

    A thorough and invigorating workout which incorporates traditional West African dances to live drumming lead by Fode Bangoura. Our dance classes offer a variety of dynamics and all levels are welcome. Choreography is broken down to accommodate new dancers and the pace is heightened for those wanting more challenge. It is a friendly and inviting environment to experience a new dance form.

    Advanced Beginner African Dance w/ Nafi

    7 class Session Feb 7th - March 21st

    Saturdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Full Session $87.50, Drop-In $14/class

    This class is for experienced movers and shakers. Nafi brings her years of experience dancing with Ballet Fonike in Guinea West Africa to the Twin Cities. Class begins with a short warm up followed by fun and intricate West African choreography. Take your dance skills to the next level! All classes are accompanied by live drumming.

    For Registration Visit http://www.duniyadrumanddance.org/ongoing.html

    Contact: Whitney McClusky, whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

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    28. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER!

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

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

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

    $5 per class

    Wear moveable clothing, and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information: www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    29. TU DANCE CENTER - SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION

    Registration is open for the 17-week spring session ​at TU Dance Center ​for both the Children & Teen Program, and the Pre-Professional Program (February 2 - June 7).

    The Children & Teen Program draws on a range of disciplines to introduce students ages 5 and up to the joy of creative movement and beginning technique. The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study that integrates Modern, Ballet, West African, and repertory work​ for students from beginning to advanced levels​.

    ​Join us for an Open House ​at TU Dance Center on Saturday, January 31 from 10:00am - 1:00pm​ where you can learn about all the different programs and register in person.​

    For more information and to pre-register visit our ​http://www.tudance.org/programs/, or contact us at​ ​education@tudance.org or (612) 605-1925.

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

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    30. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

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

    Monday, Jan. 19 - NO CLASSES (MLK Day)

    Tuesday, Jan. 20 - Modern with Erin Thompson

    Wednesday, Jan. 21 - Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce

    Thursday, Jan. 22 & Friday , Jan. 23 - NO OPEN CLASS

    ​​​Monday, Jan. 26 -​ ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

    Tuesday, Jan. 27 - 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson​

    Wednesday, Jan. 28 - 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    ​​Thursday, Jan. 29 - 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

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

    ​​

    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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    31. INTERMEDIATE BACHATA CLASS

    Bachata - Intermediate 1 & 2 with Revolution:Baila

    Instructors: Israel & Kasidy

    Every Saturday - 711 W. Lake Street #605

    Intermediate 1: 2:30 - 3:30

    Intermediate 2: 3:30 - 4:30

    These classes are for leads and follows who want to increase their dance vocabulary. Each class contains a warm up including footwork and arm styling. Partner work is introduced in a challenging but attainable pattern with both lead and follow footwork, styling and theory explained. Kasidy and Israel both bring their varied Latin and fusion backgrounds to the class. If you are looking to bring new style and understanding to your dancing - these are the classes for you.

    First class is FREE for new students! / Returning students: $10/person - cash at the door

    Contact: Kasidy Moore, revolutionbaila612@gmail.com

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    32. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S WINTER OPEN CLASSES - JANUARY 5-MARCH 15

    Registration for Winter Session is now open!

    Purchase class cards online and in person or by calling (612) 338-1101 and save $1 per class! Drop-ins are always welcome.

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in.

    This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: http://www.zenondance.org/school/classes.html

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

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

    Tuesday:

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

    Wednesday:

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

    Thursday:

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

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

    Friday:

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

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

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

    Saturday:

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

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

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

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

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

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

    Thursday:

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

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

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

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

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

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

    YOUTH CLASSES in Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Creative Movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    33. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    The momentum is building as Contempo Physical Dance readies itself for performances of Motirô at The Cowles Center. Come join in the excitement, challenge your body, and learn with Contempo dancers about the company's dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion. Classes will be taught by choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos. See you there!

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm at The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Classes in January are in the TEK BOX on the 2nd floor.

    $10 per class

    Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or 612-619-4116.

    Contact: Marciano Silva dos Santos, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    34. MASTER CLASS WITH CHOREOGRAPHER KINSUN CHAN

    January 19-23, 10:00-11:30

    655 Fairview Ave. N.

    Studios of Saint Paul Ballet

    Single class rate $15.

    651-690-1588

    Kinsun works in a range of artistic disciplines, which he calls Multium Design. Kinsun’s choreography bring full circle his work in Art and Design encompassing a dynamic visual language. He will be in residency with the Saint Paul Ballet company to set a piece for the upcoming March 2015 performances at The Cowles Center for Dance.

    Kinsun danced with Louisville Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. He later came to Europe to dance and choreograph for Zürich Ballet and Basel Ballet. He was also invited by Reid Anderson to choreograph for the “Noverre” at the Stuttgart Ballet. He has danced a diverse repertoire from renowned choreographers such as Kylian, Forsythe, Duato, Spoerli, Van Manen, Wherlock and Balanchine.

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

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    35. INSIDE OUT THERE: MARIANO PENSOTTI

    January 24, 10:00am -11:30am | $6 ($4 Walker members)

    Part of CAMPO / Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido

    Join Mariano Pensotti for an intensive theory and practice workshop for MFAs and professionals in theater/film writing, directing, visual arts, and performance/dance. This interactive exploration of the artist’s creative process focuses on the collision of fiction and reality. Bring your own story ideas and develop them in collaboration with Pensotti. Limited to 25 participants.

    http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2015/inside-out-there-mariano-pensotti

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org

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    36. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

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

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015

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

    Email info@bodycartography.org to express interest in early registration and request help finding housing. Full details to be announced in January, 2015.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    37. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

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

    January 25 Nervous System

    February 1 Hands and Feet

    March 15 Organs

    April 12 Senses and Perception

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

    Location:Twin Cities Tai Chi Studio in St Paul.

    REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL info@bodycartography.org

    Workshops can be taken for $75-100 sliding scale

    2 workshops for $130

    3 workshops for $195

    or all 4 workshops for $250

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

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    38. RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - JANUARY 28

    Resonance Movement - Healing Movement Workshop with Gadu

    Resonance Movement Workshop focuses on “Healing through Movements.” Through nurturing and reconnecting to our body, we activate our “body intelligence” and see the world in a whole new way.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    to “Resonate” with your own body and with others

    to nurture and honor your body through learning your body

    to visualize and feel energy flow in your body

    to move your body by following your body intelligence

    to be still and meditate

    This class is for anyone who are interested in exploring your body intelligence and learn to heal your body through movement.

    No movement experience needed! Everyone is Welcome!

    When: Every other Saturday 10am - Noon, starting January 17, 2015 (8 sessions)

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

    Tuition: $140 / 8 sessions or $20 per session.

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

    For more information, please go to our web site: www.HOTResonanceArt.com

    Instructor/Guide: Gadu

    Gadu has been a movement creator/instructor in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. He was trained in various movement traditions, including various dance forms, Subbody Butoh, Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi. He is a Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor), Tao Shiatsu Level One Practitioner and Spring Forest Qigong Master Healer and Certified Instructor.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@mail.com

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    39. DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY WORKSHOP WITH BARBARA NORDSTROM-LOEB AND PAUL SEVETT

    DMT II: Group Work: Moving in Relationship- (2 credits/30 hrs)

    Date & Time: Friday July 10 - 3 pm-8:30 pm

    Saturday July 11- 9-5:30 pm

    Sunday July 12- 9-5:30 pm

    Monday July 13- 9-30:30

    Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul area (MN)

    Cost: $750 (for Alternate Route credit) $500 (for CEU credit)

    This course will focus on using movement, dance and body-based techniques to assess and guide group therapeutic interventions. It will be based on the theoretical frameworks and developed by Marian Chace, and Mary Whitehouse (Authentic Movement). Students will deepen their embodied understanding of dance/movement therapy theory, principles, and techniques for specific populations, issues and diagnoses. The course will also continue to emphasize a multi-cultural understanding of body awareness, movement and dance. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

    Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW

    For registration or information contact: Barbara at loebx001@umn.edu, or Paul at zsevett@mac.com

    Contact: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, loebx001@umn.edu/612-916-1829

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    40. BALLET WORKSHOP WITH LAUREL KEEN

    After nearly a decade dancing with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Laurel Keen shares her extraordinary artistry at TU Dance Center. This 3-day workshop for intermediate and advanced students offers the following classes:

    Investigative Ballet Class: Taking time to break down the fundamentals of ballet technique and how they can best serve the "versatile dancer" of today. The goal of this class is making the familiar new again. By seeking a balance between clarity and abandon, we can allow this ancient​ art form to speak to us in a new way.

    Contemporary Ballet Phrase Building: Dancers will take an active role in this class as we take elements discovered in class and push them further in hopes of revealing new ways of moving. Dancers will learn how to honor their own way of moving, while still feeling supported​ by the exquisite framework that classical ballet technique has to offer.

    January 22 and 23, 5:00-8:00pm

    January 24, 11:00am-2:00pm

    Cost: $150. Register online by visiting http://www.tudance.org/programs/

    For more information contact TU Dance Center at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925

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

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    41. INTRODUCTION TO POINTE WORKSHOP WITH ELAYNA WAXSE

    This five-day workshop is designed for students ages 10-18. It will serve as both an introduction to pointe for ballet students new to pointe work, as well as a refresher for intermediate pointe students. The workshop will consist of ballet and pointe technique, instruction on sewing pointe shoes, foot and toenail care for pointe shoes, and strengthening skills that can be practiced outside of class to help students progress in their training. At least three years of prior ballet experience is required. Students must have their own pointe shoes.

    ​Elayna Waxse is originally from Overland Park, KS. She has danced professionally with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Black Label Movement, and is currently a member of TU Dance. She has taught ballet for the past nine years at TU Dance Center and Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, among others.

    January 26-30, 5:00-6:30pm

    Cost: $105

    Preregistration is required. Please visit http://www.tudance.org/programs/ and scroll down to “Open Classes and Workshops,” then click on the MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS tab.

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

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    42. PILATES REFORMER 3 TEACHER TRAINING

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

    Roger Gonzalez Hibner

    Saturday, February 7, 2015 to Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Saturday 11:30am - 6:30pm

    Sunday 9:30am - 6:00pm

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

    Reformer 3

    Advanced Exercises & Sports Specific Programs

    Reformer III includes advanced exercises plus modifications for sports

    specific activities, tips for training the advanced client and key exercises

    for advancing a client.

    Prerequisites: Reformer 2

    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

    Contact: Kyle Klaas, kyle@paragonpilatespt.com

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    43. DANCE WITH POWER, FREEDOM and EASE: APPLYING ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IN THE DANCE CLASSROOM

    From Julliard to San Francisco Ballet, accomplished dancers and teachers are successfully utilizing the Alexander Technique (AT) to improve technical functioning and performance quality in addition to enhancing overall well being. Shellie Cash, ATI Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1998, dovetails AT principles with classical ballet, modern, and jazz dance traditions in this 12-hour dance pedagogy workshop February 13, 14 & 15 in the twin cities. The workshop will cover core AT concepts including practical, repeatable experiences. Dance technique class components – ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, & RPM therapeutic barre – will be included based upon the needs and choices of the participants.

    In addition to her international professional dance career, Shellie Cash holds a BFA in Ballet and MA in Movement Studies and Dance, and is certified in Ruth Petrinoic’s Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM). For 12 years, Shellie was Head of the Dance Division and Professor of Dance at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

    Friday, February 13th: 6-9:00pm

    Saturday, February 14th: 12-3:00pm & 4-7:00pm

    Sunday, February 15th: 11-2:00pm

    Fee is $285, $260 if paid by February 1

    Platinum Dance Center

    5300 Edina Industrial Blvd

    Edina, MN 55439

    More information on Shellie http://www.shelliecash.com.

    Payments and additional information, contact Carol Schwarzkopf caschw@comcast.net

    Contact: Carol Schwarzkopf, caschw@comcast.net

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    44. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP AT SOCIAL DANCE STUDIO - JANUARY 24

    Leah Lapic & Kasidy Moore

    3:30-5pm - Social Dance Studio - 3742 23rd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN

    Ladies (gents welcome too):

    Kasidy and Leah will be teaching another Ladies Styling workshop. Come work on your salsa body movement and learn some new moves to spice up your shine work!

    Our workshops are designed to improve your salsa body movement and give you new styling ideas to incorporate into your dancing. The workshops are fun, relaxed, and formatted to give you lots of time moving in front of a mirror so you can discover what YOU like.

    Workshop is designed to be helpful for ALL LEVELS of dancers.

    $10 pre-registration

    $15 at the door

    http://www.socialdancestudio.com

    Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    45. 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 alongside 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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    46. TWIN CITIES BALLET HAS TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MALE DANCERS

    Seeking:

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

    2) Company Trainee: on-going openings 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 new spring production of Narnia 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.

    Interested dancers: for more information on applying and/or to arrange an audition with the company, please contact us at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

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

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    47. SAINT PAUL BALLET SEEKS CELLIST

    Saint Paul Ballet is seeking a cellist for our performances March 20-22 at The Cowles Center. The music is Bach's Cello Suites. May be asked to attend several rehearsals with the company. Please email info@spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    48. CONTINENTAL BALLET SEEKS MALE DANCERS FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF SWAN LAKE

    Male dancers needed for upcoming production of Swan Lake. Classical training not necessarily needed for parts open. Performances are March 21, 22, 28 and 29. Rehearsals are Saturdays afternoons with some flexibility. Call 952-563-8561 or email gspooner@continentalballet.com

    Contact: genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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    49. RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY - OFFICE MANAGER POSITION

    Ragamala is a professional dance company that performs locally, tours nationally and internationally, provides extensive outreach and school activities, and operates a school out of its studio in south Minneapolis. Under the supervision of the Managing Director, this position oversees the office operations and provides support for a variety of programs.

    Job type:

    General Administrative Support

    Part time Hourly (30 hours)

    Daytime, flexible

    Responsibilities overview:

    - Local productions: Maintain/distribute rehearsal schedules; generate contracts, arrange lodging and travel for guest artists.

    - Touring: Communicate with venues regarding accommodations, hospitality, and schedule; make travel arrangements for company/guest artists; create/distribute tour packets; receive and file contracts; generate contracts for contract artists; generate check requests for fees, per diems, commissions.

    - Publicity and Marketing: Assemble promotional packets for press/presenters; design electronic/printed materials to promote performances, galas, etc.

    - Fundraising: Support Give to the MAX Day efforts; process donor thank you letters; organize auction donations/paperwork for annual Gala.

    - General: Maintain mailing lists; check phone messages/mail; purchase office supplies/maintain office equipment; record Board meeting minutes.

    - School: Respond to new students; maintain contact lists; submit class ads.

    - Studio: Maintain schedule and respond to rental requests.

    Desired Qualifications:

    BA degree preferred

    Strong facility with database management.

    Familiarity with Apple and Microsoft operating systems.

    Familiarity with InDesign, iMovie, Sound Studio, iWeb beneficial.

    Demonstrated organizational skills.

    Self-motivated and directed.

    Able to balance diverse responsibilities.

    Pay based on qualifications.

    How to Apply:

    Send cover letter, resume and two relevant references to: Louise Robinson, Managing Director, Ragamala Dance Company, 711 West Lake Street, Suite 309, Minneapolis, MN 55408, or email louise@ragamala.net

    Position Open until Filled.

    Contact: Louise Robinson, louise@ragamala.net

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    50. AUDITION FOR FEMALE BACK-UP SINGERS/DANCERS FOR MUSIC VIDEO

    Can you sing? Can you dance? We want YOU! Need 4 Female back-up singer/dancers for a music video shoot and live pop music performances. Pay TBD. Requires 6-12 month commitment. Rehearsals 1 -- 2x/week. Shows 2-4/month.

    AUDITION: Saturday, January 24, 2015

    TIME: 3:00-6:00PM

    WHERE: Cowle's Dance Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue (Studio 5B), Minneapolis,

    MN. 55403

    Come ready to dance and sing! No need to prepare anything.

    Reply by email if you have any questions and to reserve your spot for the audition.

    Contact: Ashley Hall, haas0501@gmail.com

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    51. UPCOMING AUDITIONS HOSTED AT TU DANCE CENTER

    ​TU Dance Center is part of several national summer program audition tours.

    Alonzo King Lines Summer Intensive Program​. Sunday, January 25, from 10:00am - 1:30pm. For more information and to register, please visit summer.linesballet.org.

    Joffrey Ballet School​. Sunday, February ​1​, from 11:00am -​2:00pm​, ballet audition and 1:30 - 4:00pm, jazz and contemporary audition​​. ​For more information and to register, please visit www.joffreyballetschool.com/auditions.

    The Ailey School​. Sunday, March 8, from 10:00am - 1:00pm. For more information and to register, please visit ​​www.TheAileySchool.com/Auditions.​ ​Please note that due to The Ailey School schedule conflict, this year the master class has been cancelled.​

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114. We have free onsite parking. Contact us at education@tudance.org, or call 612-605-1925.

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

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    52. ZENON DANCE COMPANY VOLUNTEER OFFICE INTERN POSITION

    Minimum of 10-15 hours per week

    Responsibilities

    Assists both the Managing Director and School Coordinator with general office functions. This includes assisting in basic financial processes, marketing, answering phones, processing student enrollments and data entry. Interns also assist with planning and executing larger projects as they arise (such as photo shoots, fundraisers, or new marketing initiatives).

    Skills

    - Must be organized and detail oriented

    - Must be self motivated and willing to take initiative

    - Familiarity with MS Office including Excel

    - Willingness to work on a wide variety of projects

    - Knowledge of dance or interest in art administration strongly preferred

    - Previous experience with marketing or event planning is a plus

    Dates

    Interns must be available during 9-5:00pm M-F business hours. Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks and 10-15 hours per week is required.

    Compensation

    Free dance classes at Zenon:

    One hour of dance class per one hour volunteered, valid for one year. If applicable, Zenon can work with educational institutions on obtaining college credit for internship work.

    We will review applications on a rolling basis.

    Send cover letter and resume to:

    Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director

    Zenon Dance Company and School

    528 Hennepin Ave. Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Phone: 612-338-1101

    Fax: 612-338-2479

    Email: danielle@zenondance.org

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

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    53. AUDITION FOR SAINT PAUL BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE - JANUARY 18

    Summer intensives are an excellent way to jump start your training and get specific and specialized instructors from our knowledgeable faculty. Attendance to the pre-professional intensives is granted by audition only:

    Sunday, January 25 2:30-4:30pm

    655 Fairview Ave N. studios

    Registration 2:00pm

    For Pre-professional Levels 3-6 (age 11+)

    Students will take a minimum of four classes per day, consisting of daily technique and pointe, followed by the supplemental classes including Partnering, Variations, Modern, Nutrition and Injury Prevention. An in-studio final performance on the last day of the intensive will showcase student work.

    Students auditioning for a the summer intensive should bring a 5x7 picture in 1st arabesque to the audition. Please wear a pink tights and ballet shoes and a leotard of any color. Students on pointe should bring their pointe shoes. Boys wear black tights and a white or black t-shirt.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    54. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES - FEBRUARY 15

    Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs.

    Audition required for July & August programs.

    LIVE AUDITION FOR BOTH INTENSIVES: FEBRUARY 15, 1:00pm, Ballet Royale Minnesota

    Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS

    (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

    1) “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN: June 8– 19

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Intermediate/Advanced (minimum two years Pointe) through Professional. Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    2) JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE: July 6 – 31

    AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION (completed minimum one year pointe)

    Ages 7 (completed minimum one year ballet) through Professional.

    Rigorous Ballet based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, acting, pilates, enrichment classes, and injury prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    3) AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 10 – 21

    AUDITION REQUIRED

    Ages 11 (minimum one-year pointe) through Professional. Classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations & Nutcracker choreography.

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

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

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

    FREE PARKING

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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    55. CALL FOR NEW PERFORMANCE WORKS

    Call for new performance works for Future Interstates, an improvisational dance series.

    Second Tuesdays beginning February 9, 2015

    Curated by Hijack and the BodyCartography Project in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    For dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation

    Deadline: January 29

    Please send email to both hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with information about yourself and the work and relevant video link if you have. Thanks!

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    56. MONDAY NIGHT GRANT CIRCLE

    Hey, y’all, the next Grant Circle will be Monday, January 26, 4:30-6:30pm in the Target Studio at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

    We'll be talking about upcoming grants as well as continuing to talk about Andrew Simonet's book Making Your Life as an Artist. 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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    57. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    New online submission process now available.

    The new online application process for the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, hosted by mnartists.org, is now open. Please use the following links for guidelines and information on how to apply.

    McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers:

    http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-fellowship-choreographers

    McKnight Fellowships for Dancers:

    http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-artist-fellowships-dance

    Final Application DEADLINE: March 25, 2015 at 3pm CST

    The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers is administered by Northrop and funded by The McKnight Foundation. Each year, three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota dancers. The fellowship program is designed to award mid-career artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit.

    Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    58. DISCOUNT PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING AT MY SPIRAL MOTION!

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

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

    For more information please see: www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    59. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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