PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Friday & Saturday, December 14–15, 2012
Jawaahir Studio Theater
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, since we sold out all 3 shows in November!
Come see a shining array of new works from the Jawaahir dancers. Jawaahir company choreography shows consistently offer a variety of entertaining pieces in a multitude of styles and voices. Plus, enjoy solos by Helen, Renee, Theresa, Aleesa, Shari, and Dorothy (not all soloists are dancing both nights), and CASSANDRA!
Tickets can be purchased online and may also be purchased at the door, if available. Remember, we sold out last time, so we suggest you order your tickets now!
Special children's pricing: Children 12 and under, $8. Accompanying adult, $10.
Tickets and more info at http://www.jawaahir.org.
Contact: Eileen Goren, email@example.com
2. CAAM CHINESE DANCE THEATER PRESENTS MAGNIFICENCE: A SPLENDID VOYAGE - JANUARY 26-27
Saturday, January 26, 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm
O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.caamcdt.org
Since 1992 CAAM Chinese Dance Theater has served families and delighted audiences with locally produced Chinese dance performances and community outreaches throughout the Upper Midwest. Join in the celebration of the past, present, and future of Chinese dance in Minnesota at CAAM Chinese Dance Theater’s 20th Anniversary show Magnificence: A Splendid Journey. Travel through time and from East to West as CAAM CDT showcases the evolution of a dance theater and Chinese dance itself.
Magnificence: A Splendid Voyage chronicles the journey of CAAM CDT and Chinese dance in Minnesota in a show of three acts that reminisces about the past, pursues excellence in the present, and embraces a bright future where the best of Chinese dance meets passion and innovation. The technical challenge, artistic vision and exuberant performance in this special production promise to enchant and inspire.
Contact: Chris Londgren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes have resumed and run through May 22nd, 2013.
Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio
Beginning/Intermediate class Tuesdays from 6-7:30PM and Advanced class Wednesdays 7:30-9PM
Also new this time around, in the interest of taking our inverted dance skills off the floor and into the air: a climbing wall!
Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD
Contact: Billie Jo Konze, email@example.com
4. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE
Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for the participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. No partner is necessary to participate in any of our dances. All ages welcome. Family-friendly and alcohol-free.
Thursday, December 13
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students
Friday, December 14
Daytime Dance with Esther Granbois
Intro to International Folkdance
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Saturday, December 15
Tapestry Contra Dance featuring Pig's Eye Landing with caller Beau Farmer
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Sunday, December 16
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
Mary Kay Schladweiler teaches
Jutrefest: Winter Solstice in the Northlands
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: Cristina Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES
Come join us for two pre-holiday advanced modern dance classes at Zenon on Dec 18 and 20 taught by Sage Award-winning dance educator Erin Thompson. Class times are 9:30-11:30. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.
Call Zenon at 612-338-1101 for more information.
Contact: Erin Thompson, email@example.com
6. TU DANCE CENTER OFFERS GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN
Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Berit Ahlgren is a TU Dance company member who recently spent 11-months studying in the Gaga/People teacher training program of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dec. 18 - 20 | 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: $14/Class. Although these are considered single classes, it is encouraged for dancers/students to take the series of three classes. Please confirm attendance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 612-605-1925.
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: Abdo Sayegh, email@example.com
7. TAP WORKSHOPS WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH, DIANNE WALKER, YUKIKO MISUMI (TOKYO) AND GUILLEM ALONSO (BARCELONA)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 6
Location: Heartbeat Studios
Time Advanced Intermediate
12:00-1:10pm Jason Guillem
1:15-2:25pm Guillem Jason
2:30-3:40pm Dianne Yukiko
3:45-4:55pm Yukiko Dianne
Classes are $20 each. Pre-registration is needed by Jan. 4. Call Heartbeat to be placed on the list and we will email a registration form to those interested. 952-432-7833.
All of the artists are also performing in Heartbeat's 15th Anniversary Show at Eastview High School Theater, Apple Valley, on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:00pm. Tickets are now available at Heartbeat.
Contact: Deborah Lysholm, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL
MOVES YOU CAN USE- workshop at Zenon Dance School
Moves You Can Use is designed to help you take the steps you learn in class out to the club, wedding reception, living room, and more! Get beyond swaying and step touches, be the person that everyone wants to dance with on the dance floor!
When: Dec 7 & 14, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Zenon Dance School
Ballet Intensive at Zenon Dance School
Join Zenon Dance School for three days of Ballet, Dec 17-19! Drop-ins only, no need to pre-register! Open to all levels- Only $13 per class!
Monday, December 17, 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-7:00pm
Wed, December 19, 5:30-7:00pm
Three Day Hip Hop Workshop, Three Different Styles! – Zenon Dance School
Join Zenon Dance School for three days of Hip Hop, Dec 17-19! Drop-ins only, no need to pre-register! Open to all levels- Only $13 per class!
Tutting with Amy Sackett | Monday Dec 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Breakin’ with Jesse Jess | Tuesday Dec 18, 7:00-8:30pm
House Dance with Arturo Miles | Wed Dec 19, 7:00-8:30pm
Advanced Modern Workshops at Zenon Dance School- Dec 18 & 20
Come to Zenon for 2 hours of Advanced Modern with the amazing Erin Thompson.
Erin Thompson | Tues Dec 18 & Thu Dec 20, 9:30-11:30am
Zenon Dance Company and School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55403
Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, email@example.com
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
The Princess And the Pea
A Story Ballet
Choreography by Laura McClanahan
December 14, 2012
Ages 9 — 12 5:30 pm
Ages 12 — 18 6:45 pm
Teens 5:00 pm
Adults 8:15 pm
Audition Fee: $10 each*
*Dance Moves Dancers and Actors: $5 each
May 18 & 19
Rehearsals start Jan. 18
Auditions will be held at:
Dance Moves Performing Arts School
Northway Shopping Center
9157 S. Highway Drive
Lexington, MN 55014
Dance.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Sign up by Dec. 12th
Contact: Laura McClanahan, email@example.com
10. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER THEATRE/DANCE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department announced a 50%-time Instructional Academic Staff Position in Dance beginning the fall of 2013. Responsibilities include teaching courses in Tap and Jazz, as well as an additional area of specialization which includes an Ethnic/World Cultural Dance component. (Additional load possible by teaching a General Education Arts Survey course for the College.) Successful candidate will also work with the Office for Multicultural Affairs and Student Success to advise and mentor students involved in the University’s multicultural student dance organizations – including the creation of a weekly dance forum that fosters interaction between student dance organizations and regional artists in Ethnic/World Dance. Successful candidate is invited to develop independent work commensurate with the creative goals of the Dance Program and will have opportunities to choreograph for the annual dance concert. Qualifications: MFA in Dance (preferred); strong evidence of successful university teaching; strong evidence of successful choreography.
UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Contact: Barbara Grubel, firstname.lastname@example.org
11. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODDHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS
Boddhisattva Soyuz, a new modern company, is looking for performers with a strong modern dance training, for several upcoming shows and projects including:
-Groundswell Coffee Shop, January 26
-Open Call Cabaret @ Patrick's, June 28-29
-Audition Piece for the Renovate Showcase (morning of January 13th)
--in addition to other performances.
Rehearsals will be once a week. Ballet, Jazz, Martial Arts, Breakdance training are a plus. If interested, please email me and let me know your availabilities to rehearse. Thanks!
Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, email@example.com
12. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET SUMMER PROGRAM AUDITION AT TU DANCE CENTER
Sunday, January 27, 2013
10:30am - 11:30am / Students Registration
11:30am - 2:00pm / Audition (Class/Repertory)
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program is an intensive training experience designed for aspiring dancers ages 11-24. This intense program focuses on exposing young artists to process-oriented work that explores a variety of dance techniques with ballet as their core discipline. A high priority is placed on educating dancers on the care and maintenance of their bodies while honing their individual voice. Participants of the LINES Ballet Summer Program will acquire techniques designed to cultivate strong, well-trained, educated dancers. Our Summer Program is structured as follows:
Session One: June 16-July 13, a four-week session geared toward intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 11-17
Session Two: July 16-August 18, a five-week session geared toward advanced/pre-professional level dancers ages 17-24
Age is used as a general guideline. Each student will be evaluated and placed in the session that best matches their maturity and technical level.
Visit http://summer.linesballet.org/about/ for more information and to learn about how to register for the summer program audition.
TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114 | http://www.tudance.org
Contact: Abdo Sayegh, firstname.lastname@example.org
13. RENOVATE AUDITIONS
Calling All Choreographers-Auditions Sunday Jan 13, 2013
The Ritz Theater is proud to present their 6th choreography showcase, Renovate. Renovate is created to showcase the talented and finest choreographers and bring an eclectic evening of fresh and intriguing new dance and theater to the community. Show dates are February 22, 23, 24, 2013.
* Applicants must be 18 years or older.
* Choreographers must have shown their work at least three times in a non-student context.
* Work should be no less than 5 minutes and no more than 12 minutes.
* Please keep your technical needs simple. Storage space and special technical needs are at the discretion of the production manager.
* DVDs submissions are accepted however auditioning in January is preferred.
The selection panel will consist of guest advisory panelists Jennifer Ilse, Mariusz Olszewski, and curator Lisa Conlin. The panel shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, sexual preference, or national origin. The purpose of the panel is to select a
showcase of high artistry, innovative work, and representation of several dance aesthetics.
Selected Choreographers will receive a stipend for compensation and Marketing/PR provided by the Ritz.
Audition Slots: Auditions are at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis on Sunday Jan 13 from 10am-4pm. To set-up your audition time, email Lisa Conlin at email@example.com. Final audition announcements will be emailed to you a few days before your audition time.
Contact: Lisa Conlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
14. SEEKING DANCERS FOR TWIN CITIES/MONTREAL DANCE EXCHANGE
Rosy Simas Danse is looking for four to six dancers to work with Montréal choreographer Sasha Kleinplatz January 26th - February 3rd. The work will be shown in Échange: the Twin Cities/Montréal Dance Exchange at the Tek Box, February 1st-3rd, 2012.
This is a non paying gig...but a great opportunity to work with an exciting choreographer from the exciting Montréal dance scene.
Here is a clip of one of her pieces: https://vimeo.com/28130042
Rehearsals are: 1/26 4-9pm, 1/27 afternoon/evening, 1/28 6-10pm, 1/29 6-10pm, 1/30 6-9pm, 1/31 (tech) 10am-1:30pm. Performances are: Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm.
Here is what Sasha is looking for..."Fearless people with good instincts, who know how to jump and slide, and do crazy moves but keep their bodies safe. People who are generous in terms of the way they treat their colleagues. People who are good on the floor, can move fast, with a good grip on dynamics. People who like to be in creation, rather than just learning movement. Dancers who are good at listening on stage, in the sense of being aware of the people onstage with them, and listening for each other."
Contact: Rosy Simas, 612-719-9605 or email@example.com
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Ever step foot on a foot corrector? Ever consider that your foot may need “correction”? Solve nagging hip, knee, and back pain from the ground up with Pilates. Jessica Cressey is now offering reduced private Pilates rates for dancers.
$50 for a one hour session.
Please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule appointments.
The studio is located in the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts at 528 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The studio is fully equipped with a variety of Pilates equipment designed to work as a system to improve your body and prevent injuries.
Jessica Cressey is a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates instructor who has been teaching individual clients and classes since 2001. Jessica is a faculty member of Minnesota Dance Theater and the Dance Institute and is dedicated to empowering dancers to restore their physical health when faced with injury and to provide dancers with the body awareness they need to stay injury free. In 2011 Jessica began teaching the Pilates Method at the
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities through the Department of Dance. Jessica also conducts workshops that demonstrate how Pilates can correct postural distortions that may lead to injury through the Align Teacher Training Program. She has conducted workshops at both Align Pilates in Minneapolis and SmartBody in Amsterdam that present Pilates as a complete method for creating health and wellbeing. Jessica splits her time between comprehensive Pilates instruction and a professional dance career.
Contact: Jessica Cressey, email@example.com
16. WINTER OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL--FREE CLASSES!
Zenon Dance School will offer FREE SAMPLE CLASSES on Saturday, December 29th. Classes will run 10am-12pm for youth students ages 3-14 and 10:00am–4:00pm for adults. This is a great chance to try new classes and get a taste of what Zenon offers! Every class is taught at beginning level – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
SAVE $10 ON ENROLLMENT OR A CLASS CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE AT THE OPEN HOUSE!
The Open House
Who: Zenon Dance School
When: Saturday, December 29th10am-4pm
Where: The Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor
Cost: FREE! No reservations needed.
FREE Classes for Adults
10-11am Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace
11-12pm Modern with John Munger
12-1pm Lyrical with Corinne Gray
12-1pm Nia with Beth Giles
1-2pm Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso
1-2pm Jazz with Tracy Vacura
2-3pm Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
2-3pm Ballet with Marcia Keegan
3-4pm House Dance with Arturo Miles
3-4pm Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso
FREE Classes for Youth
10-10:30 am Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Brittany Shrimpton
10:30-11 am Hip Hop (ages 10-14) with Erin Sheppard
11-11:30 am Ballet (ages 7-10) with Brittany Shrimpton
11:30-12 pm Jazz (ages 11-14) with Tracy Vacura
Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER DANCE NEWS
Ben Johnson, Director of Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota, announces his departure effective January 1, 2013 to accept a new position in Los Angeles as the Director of Programs for the United States Artists Foundation. In this position, Johnson will administer the prestigious USA Fellows program, which awards major $50,000 grants annually to 50 artists who work in film, theater, dance, music, design, visual arts, literature, and American craft. He will be directly engaged with USA Projects, which is an online micro-philanthropy platform for artists to raise funds for the creation of new projects.
Northrop will continue to deliver world-class, international dance programming and community engagement activities while building an expansive vision for Northrop’s new facilities that increases multi-disciplinary programming while collaboratively engaging students and faculty.
For more information:
Contact: Cari Hatcher, email@example.com
18. SEEKING HOUSING FOR GUEST ARTISTS
We are in NEED of housing for our guest artists coming to participate in Échange: the Twin Cities/Montréal Dance Exchange. There are three artists. One arrives Jan 25th the other two arrive Jan 27th. They leave February 3rd/4th. All they need is a roof over their heads. They will have per diem for food and other expenses. If you or someone you know who lives on the bus line in Minneapolis are interested in housing these fabulous people let us know. In exchange you will get four tickets to the performances which are February 1st-3rd.
Contact: Rosy Simas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-719-9605