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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
The poetry and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, a literary icon of American Romanticism, provide the grist for James Sewell’s choreographic mill and new ballet, Takes On Poe, drawing animation from “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” “The Tell Tale Heart,” and “The Cask of Amontillado." Featured music will include work by Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, and Nichole Teemant.
Born in Boston in 1809, Poe has been tagged as the “inventor of the modern detective story.”
The fall program also will include the Giselle Pas De Deux, the original ghost ballet, music of Adolphe Adam, and the revival of Grave Matters (2011), music of Gabriel Prokofiev, remixes by DJ Yoda and Jules Buckley.
An Autumn Scare, a special, 60-minute matinee program for families, Saturday, Oct. 27, will feature excerpts from the fall program and a costume parade across the stage for young audience members. All are invited to “come as they are or will be” for Halloween.
Kathy Staszak and Kevin A. Jones provided costume and lighting design for the program.
Performances: Fri.-Sat., Oct. 26-27 & Nov. 2-3, 8pm; Sun., Oct. 28 & Nov. 4, 2pm. Tickets $30-$36 adults, $20 students, all fees included.
An Autumn Scare, Sat., Oct. 27, 11am. Tickets general admission, $12 adults, $10 students, children 3 and under attend free.
Tickets: In-person: The Cowles Center box office • On-line: thecowlescenter.org • Phone: 612.206.3600.
The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 1/2 block from Warehouse District LRT Station.
Contact: Gary Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. THE POONIES RETURN TO PATRICK’S - NOVEMBER 2-3
Over the last two years, choreographer April Sellers has been working on an exchange with Links Hall in Chicago to create opportunities between Minneapolis and Chicago artists.
So here we go for the second year, an evening of sexy gender queer cabaret performance!
POONIES AT PATRICK’S
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm
Chicago: Trandroid, We Stand Sideways, Vajaqueque Brown
Twin Cities: Jeffry Lusiak, SuperGroup
Come out meet the Chicago folks and show some support for the Minneapolis peeps who will represent.
Poonies at Patrick's
November 2nd and 3rd
$10.00 dollars at the door
Contact: April Sellers, email@example.com
4. RABBIT SHOW: “CLASSICAL MUSIC” NEXT WEEK - NOVEMBER 7
The Rabbit Show, “Classical Music,” is Wednesday Nov 7 at Bryant Lake Bowl at 7:00pm. That’s one week from today. The show is likely to be sane, artistically thoughtful, pleasantly surprising in many ways, and refreshingly inventive.
In other words, it’s likely to be a good antidote for the previous night’s election. Whether your side won and you rejoice hysterically, or your side lost and you’re considering a move to Canada, you could use the humanizing and community-building activity of sharing a live dance event with fellow audience members.
Dance is primal and takes us out of our sometimes addled heads and into our souls. Serious music is music that uplifts, whether humorously, tragically, beautifully, or powerfully. Replenish your soul with live dance and classical music at Bryant Lake Bowl on Nov 7 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00). Tickets $7 - $12 sliding as able, with $1 discount if you wear a Fringe button. Reservations at 612-825-8949 or at bryantlakebowl.com. And if you need a drink – badly – that’s available.
Third Rabbit Dance
5. DON’T RAIN ON MY PANDA BEAR! - NOVEMBER 9-10
Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10
10pm (doors 9:30)
$10-15 sliding scale
The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis
To reserve tickets, call 612-825-8949 or go to http://www.bryantlakebowl.com
Dreams for sale! Sweet dreams for sale! With dancing panda in tow, Justin Leaf takes the stage at the intersection of money and dreams to sing the songs of Kurt Weill, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Blossom Dearie, Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, and more. Dashing and daring George Maurer plays piano while the flawless and lawless Mistress Ginger makes a sneak attack in this colorful cabaret evening devoted to all things money and all things dreams.
Justin Leaf is a performance artist who calls the Twin Cities home. A 2001 Juilliard grad and 2009 McKnight Fellow for Dance, Justin has been ballet-dancer-by-day for the last ten years. At night, he has wandered his way into the world of cabaret, beginning with the 2007 SAGE Award-winning Broadway Bound…and Gagged, in which he introduced his glittering alter ego Mistress Ginger to the world. In 2009, Justin founded his own performance company, Junkyard Theater, where Ginger has been the resident starlet – until now. This new production marks the first Junkyard show in which Justin performs as his glittering self, bringing vocal performance to the fore.
Contact: Justin Leaf, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. LOST CHILDE/MUSICKE - NOVEMBER 8-10
MYTH MEETS MADNESS:
The Muse of Music searches for her lost child, Opera...
in a musical conversation piece with drama and dance.
Jim Lieberthal, original idea/text
in Collaboration with:
Brian J. Evans
Eric Mayson, original score
Justin Nellis, accompanist
Mike Grogan, lighting
November 8 (Thur) 7 PM Pay as Able
9 (Fri) 8 PM $15
10 (Sat) 8 PM $15
James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX at the Cowles Center - 2nd FL.
Contact: Jim Lieberthal, email@example.com
7. HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY’S POLITICAL MOTHER - NOVEMBER 13
Northrop Dance Presents
Hofesh Shechter Company
Presented in partnership with the Walker Art Center.
Tue, Nov 13, 7:30 pm
"... as hair-prickingly exhilirating as modern dance gets." —The Daily Telegraph (UK)
This tour de force from Britain’s fieriest choreographer, Israeli-born Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother has garnered glowing praise worldwide for its emotional tension, gritty complexity, and explosive collision of politics and movement.
Channeling a roiling, relentlessly physical version of traditional folk dance, 10 dancers unleash a rapid-fire chain of surreal images, set to an explosive score composed by Shechter, himself a former rock musician, and propelled by a blistering eight-piece live band.
The result is a gripping investigation of community and country, service and freedom, and the pursuit of power in an intoxicating, full-throttle, immersive experience that is sure to be the modern dance event of the year. Warning: it might get loud.
Hofesh Shechter Company Performance Preview
Tue, Nov 13, 6:15–7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant
This panel discussion will look at Hofesh Shechter’s evolution as dancer in Israel, his time spent with the Batsheva Dance Company, and now with his own company.
Choreographer, dancer, and dance scholar Judith Brin Ingber will provide background and context for his work based on her most recent work, Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance (Wayne State University Press).
This performance preview is hosted by co-artistic directors of Twin Cities-based Black Label Movement (BLM), Carl Flink and Emilie Plauché Flink.
Contact: Andrea Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. TU DANCE FALL SEASON AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 16-18
Known for its emotionally wrought physicality, TU Dance “gives body and soul to the audience without reservation” (Star Tribune). Join Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands for an unforgettable new dance concert, opening their ninth Twin Cities season with the world premiere of Uri Sands’ Feather and Bone, inspired by the work of Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert. Set to music of indie folk and electronic dub genres, Sands' new work examines the delicate balance of companionship through a series of solos and duets. The program also features Camille Brown’s Strum (2012) and favorites from the company’s repertory.
8PM Friday, November 16
8PM Saturday, November 17
2PM Sunday, November 18
Tickets: Adult $18, $25, $31
Senior 65+ and Student tickets, $2 off.
Contact: Abdo Sayegh, email@example.com
9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 30TH FALL SEASON - NOVEMBER 16-25
Two Separate Weekends of Signature Zenon Dance
Who: Zenon Dance Company, 30th Anniversary Fall Season
When: 8 p.m. November 16 – 17 & 23 – 24; 7 p.m. November 18 (ASL Interpreted) & 25
Where: Cowles Center, Minneapolis
Tickets: $30, $50 both weekends
Zenon Dance Company—the modern- and jazz-dance repertory company renowned for its artistic virtuosity, emotional intelligence and inspired excellence—is proud to announce the debut of its 30th Anniversary Season with its 30th Fall Season, November 16-25, 2012, at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis.
Zenon celebrates with two weekends of diverse repertory for the Fall Season:
First weekend: Repertory by New Generation Choreographers
“HOTEL TANGO (para Sharon),” Mariusz Olszewski (world premiere)
“Hello, My Name is Catherine,” Netta Yerushalmy (world premiere)
“Storm,” Daniel Charon (Best Dance Performance of the Past 12 Months, 2012, City Pages)
“Structures of Feeling,” luciana achugar (“one of Zenon's more unforgettable artistic collaborations to date,” Star Tribune)
Second Weekend: Classic Zenon Repertory
“HOTEL TANGO (para Sharon),” by Mariusz Olszewski (a soon-to-be classic)
“Blessing of the Earth,” (2004) by Wynn Fricke (“the dancers performed with a crushing intensity as their articulate bodies seized in contracted or arched positions mid-air,” Star Tribune)
“corrosion,”(2006) by Johannes Wieland (“a finely detailed, ever-shifting collection of visual shapes,” mnartists.org)
“Elegant Echoes,” (2007) by Danny Buraczeski (a “Jelly Roll Morton-inspired smooth jazz romp,” City Pages)
Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, firstname.lastname@example.org
10. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28
8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-12 (sliding scale)
1. Christopher Watson
2. Edna Stevens
3. Charles Campbell
Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater
In its ninth 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, interested audience.
Contact: Laurie Van Wieren Projects, email@example.com
11. ACADEMY OF RUSSIAN BALLET NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE - DECEMBER 14-16
Academy of Russian Ballet Nutcracker performance is faithful to the original enduring Marius Petipa choreography. Edited for restaging by Svetlana Gavriolva and Kirill Bak with a cast of student performers from pre-ballet program through adult classes.
Friday, December 14th – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15th
2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 16th – 2:00pm
Eden Prairie High School Performing Arts Center
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Contact: Svetlana Bak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Ilse's ongoing weekly inverted dance classes will resume, beginning on November 6th and 7th and running through May 22nd, 2013.
Classes will 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 is located at:
2609 Stevens Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Stevens Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD
For more info call 612-724-7372 or email email@example.com
Contact: Billie Jo Konze, firstname.lastname@example.org
13. ONGOING ADULT AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES AT DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL!
Adult Ballet - Tuesday 7:45 -9:00 pm (Experienced dancers)
Pilates - Monday 6:30 -7:45 pm
Yoga - Wednesday 7:00-8:15 pm
6 week sessions - $90 Individual class $20
See www.dance-moves.com for more information.
Contact: Laura McClanahan, email@example.com
14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE
Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of music and dance from around the world. No partner is necessary to participate in any of our dances.
Thursday, November 1
Tapestry LGBTQ Gender-Neutral Contra Dance
Pat O'Loughlin & Friends play and David Kirchner is calling
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Bollywood Team teaches
$8, $7 students, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Friday, November 2
Intro to International Folkdacne
Tapestry Request Dancing
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Saturday, November 3
Gritpickers String Band plays
Robin Nelson is calling
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Sunday, November 4
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
Anytime English Players play live music
Mary Kay Schladweiler teaches
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: Cristina Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org
15. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER
TU Dance Center offers several open classes during the week. Join us in our light-filled studio with sprung floors.
Single class: $14, or 10-Class card (available also online): $120
OPEN CLASS regular schedule:
10-11:30am, Ballet with Laurel Keen
10-11:30am, Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
6:30-8:30pm, Ballet with Laurel Keen or Abdo Sayegh (pointe work optional)
10-11:30am, Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
6:30-8:00pm, Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
10-11:30am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh
10-11:30am, Modern with Erin Thompson
6-7:30pm, Ballet with Laurel Keen
1:30-2:30pm, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley
For more information, visit “classes” at http://www.tudance.org, or contact Abdo Sayegh: email@example.com or 612-605-1925. TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West in St. Paul, one block east of Vandalia, directly behind Subway on the building's east side. Convenient to I-94 and both downtowns. Free parking.
Contact: Abdo Sayegh, firstname.lastname@example.org
16. GAGA CLASSES OFFERED BY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR BERIT AHLGREN
Gaga, the movement language of Israeli Batsheva Dance company and choreographer Ohad Naharin, comes to Minneapolis. Thursday, 11/1 8:30am at Om Collective, Monday, 11/5 at 5:30pm at Patrick's Cabaret, Thursday 11/8 8:30am at Om Collective. Classes are 1 hour in length, open to all ages and ranges of dance background, and cost $10. Please contact Berit at email@example.com or 651-233-0217 for further information as you need, and please feel free to spread the word. Thanks and hope to see you there!
Contact: Berit Ahlgren, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES
Get your weekend started right with our new Friday Night Workshops! Every Friday from 5:30-7:00 pm, Zenon now offers a fun and intensive workshop. The cost is only $13!
From Bollywood to Tutting, Soul Train to Tango, Zenon’s Friday Night Rotating Workshops offer a variety of dance styles! Style changes every 2-3 weeks, so stay tuned. Visit our website or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the updates.
Drop in only, no need to pre-register! Payments can be made in cash, check, or by Visa/MasterCard. Zenon class cards will also be accepted (Workstudy/Zone cards will not).
Nov 2- Jazz Turns and Jumps with Corrine Gray
Nov 9- Jazz Turns and Jumps with Corrine Gray
Nov 16- Belly Dance with Veils with Stephanie Shapso
Nov 30- Belly Dance with Veils with Stephanie Shapso
Dec 7- Moves You Can Use with Erin Sheppard
Dec 14- Moves You Can Use with Erin Sheppard
Zenon Dance Company and School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55403
Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, email@example.com
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES is holding an audition for dancers to perform in their March 2013 performance at the Cowles Center!
When: 3 to 5 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2012
Where: The Cowles Center (HCA), room TBD
Rehearsals for this piece will be daytime from January through March. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Contact: Renee Starr, email@example.com
19. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE
Instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks performers interested in participating in video productions of interactive sculpture.
There will be three video shoots on these dates (all Sunday evenings):
Must feel comfortable with improvisation and working with individuals with different levels of experience.
Performers will receive stipend, working credit, and copy of the videos produced. Individuals must agree to sign image likeness releases for web and other media.
For more information, please contact Jack Pavlik at firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER DANCE NEWS
Emily Johnson/Catalyst would like to thank everyone who contributed, collaborated, funded, presented, and came to see The Thank-you Bar. On Monday, October 15th, The Thank-you Bar received a Bessie Award as an Outstanding Production. "For gently and deftly coaxing an audience into a community, holding them spellbound with stories spoken and unspoken; For seamlessly interweaving Blackfish's music with the magical transformations of paper into ice, and dry leaves into water; For reminding us that we all come from a place unknowable, yet known." We are honored, humbled, and filled with gratitude.
Contact: Max Wirsing, email@example.com
21. LIGHTSEY DARST SEEKING STORY IDEAS
I'm writing a new column on dance for mnartists.org, and I'm looking for story ideas. I'm particularly interested in non-performance events—classes, rehearsals, research, transitions. Let me know what you're up to—send a brief note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Lightsey Darst, email@example.com