PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! Sit at tables, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and watch an evening of four fabulous dance performances, plus a little something extra at the end! Witness Cassandra’s long-awaited return to the Cabaret stage, plus enjoy Aliyah Sahar, Amara, and Theresa.
Saturday, December 29, 2012. 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis (handicapped-accessible)
(Purchase your tickets early as seating is limited. Since these Cabarets are so popular, your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.)
Contact: Eileen Goren, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. KATHA DANCE THEATRE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING - JANUARY 5
Come join members of Katha Dance Theatre for our FREE work-in-progress showing of the music for our forthcoming dance opera, titled Karna - The Abandoned Hero, on Saturday, January 5 at The Ritz Theater. The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with live music and performances by gospel legends JD Steele, Billy Steele, and Marc Anderson. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please visit www.kathadance.org.
Contact: Owen Henry, email@example.com | 763.533.0756
3. OUT THERE 25: REALITY/IDENTITY/MYTH AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 2
See all 4 in the series for $36-53! Call 612.375.7600.
Normally $18 ($15 Walker members) on Thursdays; $22 ($18) for Fridays and Saturdays.
» watch the trailer: http://www.walkerart.org/channel/2012/out-there-25-reality-identity-myth
» more information: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/out-there-25-reality-identity-myth
Over the past 25 years, Out There has brought startling, vital, provocative, and often joyous new forms of theatrical expression, dance, and performance art to the Twin Cities. Beginning as a modest two-weekend series held during the depths of Minnesota’s winter at the Southern Theater, Out There grew into a full-fledged monthlong festival featuring new global performances, workshops, dialogue sessions, salons, and other activities.
In 2013, audiences will see how theatrical artists today are interrogating the form of theater itself, blurring lines between reality and theatrical fiction, exploring the creation and transformation of identity, and reimagining the mythic.
Join Walker performing arts curators, the artists from Rude Mechs, and many special guests for a free Season Kick-off Party on Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 pm.
Rude Mechs: The Method Gun
The world's most dangerous acting technique, as only Texans can perform it.
She She Pop: Testament
A feminist troupe—and their real dads!—dismantle the themes of King Lear.
Trajal Harrell, Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, and Marlene Monteiro Freitas: (M)imosa/Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church (M)
Dance histories collide with acrobatics, elaborate drag, and the ultimate Prince impersonation.
Back to Back Theatre: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
Jan 31–Feb 2
The elephant-headed Hindu god takes on Hitler to reclaim to Swastika.
Contact: Andrea Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes have resumed and run through May 22nd, 2013.
NOTE: There will be NO classes the weeks of Christmas or New Year’s, but stay tuned for announcement of a special workshop just after January 1st!
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
5. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE
Tapestry Folkdance Center is a non-profit arts organization that creates the opportunities for the participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.
Thursday, December 20
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Friday, December 21
Intro to International Folkdance
Tapestry Request Dancing
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Saturday, December 22
Tapestry Contra Dance
Live music by Toss the Possum with caller Robin Nelson
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under
Sunday, December 23
Tapestry Waltz Afternoons
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: Cristina Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES
Jeremy Bensussan will be leading two jazz tap master classes. These classes will focus on the elements that comprise this popular genre found in different forms of dance theater. The class will cover technique, musicality, and performance quality as they pertain to the genre.
These classes are inspired by the music of a NEW MUSICAL being developed in NYC. Be the first to hear the preliminary recordings of an exciting new musical!
Advanced Beginner: Friday Dec 21st, 6:30-8:00pm. Class is suited to dancers with a basic understanding of tap dance.
Advanced Intermediate: Saturday Dec 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm. Class is for pre-professionals and professionals who are looking to expand their understanding of the genre, and who are looking to be challenged.
Classes are hosted at Out on a Limb Dance Company, 1535 West Larpenteur, Falcon Heights, MN 55113. (Just North of the Fairgrounds on Snelling and Larpenteur).
Register here -
Pre-registered classes $10.00, classes at the door $15.00.
Jeremy Bensussan received his BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Minnesota in 2010. He began his performing career in 2001 with Out on a Limb, and has since worked with The Flying Foot Forum, Minnesota Dance Theater, Keane Sense of Rhythm, Christopher Watson Dance Company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Minnesota Opera, and others. NYC credits include The Bang Group, Fiddler on the Roof, and 9 to 5 in a regional theater in Ohio.
Contact: Jeremy Bensussan, email@example.com
7. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES PRE-HOLIDAY CLASSES AT ZENON
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU
Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.
Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method. The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said, “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao.” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!
Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!
When: Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 16 March 5
Where: Grain Belt Studios, 79 13th Ave. NE Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tuition: $200 ($180 when you register by January 7th)
To register, please write a check payable to “Kats D Fukasawa” and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417. Full payment required to register.
For more information about workshop, please contact Kats D Fukasawa at Subbody.Gadu@Gmail.com
Subbody Butoh Practitioner
9. MAURICIO CASTRO FROM TANGO DISCOVERY IS TEACHING 6 MORE WORKSHOPS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Mauricio is a revelation in new methods of teaching Argentine Tango. He wrote many books about the structure of the dance, including Tango Awareness, and he has a lot of materials in CD-roms, DVDs and audio CDs to help people learn this dance and have fun with it.
This is Mauricio's third visit to Minneapolis in the middle of a world tour and he'll be teaching workshops until January 2nd. I hope you take this unique opportunity to study with one of the biggest masters in the World. See his website at www.tangodiscovery.com
* Wed & Thu Dec 19, 20 & Jan 2nd. (3 classes)
8 PM to 9:45 PM @ 4 SEASONS DANCE STUDIO
1637 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
* Wed & Thu Dec 26 & 27 (2 classes)
8 to 9:45 PM @ University Baptist Church
1219 SE University Avenue Minneapolis 55414
Cost: $25 drop in class, $40 for 2 or $60 for 3 classes.
Saturday December 22, 2 to 3:30 PM @ 4 Seasons
Cost: $25 (Send confirmation of attendance by Dec 20th)
Hope to see you there!
Contact: Florencia Taccetti, email@example.com
10. MN DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT ON FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Join us for the annual MN Dance Education Summit, a dedicated space for dance educators to share teaching experiences, gather new tools for the classroom and studio and think strategically about dance education in Minnesota. The annual Summit takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. This year's theme is: Reconnect, Reflect, Recharge: Dance Alive!
The Summit welcomes everyone with a stake in dance education including teaching artists, K-12 Dance Specialists, Arts Coordinators, Higher Education, and community-based dance educators. Link to the Dance Summit web site: https://sites.google.com/a/pcae.k12.mn.us/danceeducationsummit2013/
For more information, contact Diane Aldis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-279-4180
Contact: Diane Aldis, email@example.com
11. FIRE IN OUR FEET: BALKAN ROM (GYPSY) DANCE CLASSES IN JANUARY
Explore the spirit of collective joy and rhythmic passion found in Roma (Gypsy) dance from the Balkans.
Balkan Roma music and dance, like jazz, can be a container for the breadth of human experience. The rhythm and simple steps danced in a circle create a structure while also allowing for individual expression.
This class will help you develop the three qualities that make anyone, regardless of ability or technique, a great dancer: musical sensitivity, a 100% commitment to each movement, and an ability to reveal feeling or your soul’s passion.
Come find freedom within the circle and burn up the dance floor.
For full class description and instructor bio go to http://www.wisdomdances.com
Tapestry Folkdance Center 3748 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis
Saturdays 9:30 – 11 am, January 5 – 26, 2013
Single sessions $8 regular, $6 members, $5 students
All four sessions for $30 regular, $22 members, $18 students
Contact: Emily Jarrett Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
New up-and-coming contemporary company based in the Twin Cities is looking for advanced dancers to join us on our journey to be a successful dance company. Our main focus is contemporary, but other genres such as jazz, ballet, modern, and hip-hop are highly recommended. Please send headshot and resume. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
Contact: Corey Bozeman, email@example.com
13. CALL FOR FEMALE DANCER TO WORK AS AN UNDERSTUDY IN A DUET
Call for female dancer to work as an understudy in a duet. Need someone with balletic or modern dance chops who can think outside the box and is comfortable with floor work, partnering and creative expression.
Choreographed by Leralee Whittle, "Displacement Activity" is a contemporary performance piece that will be presented in the Montreal/Twin Cities Choreographic Exchange Feb 1-2, 8pm and Jan 3, 2pm.
Rehearsals for the understudy will start Jan 3.
Blurb: In "Displacement Activity" relationship is determined by how forces work with (or against) propensity. Potentiality underlies each action, as inside strives to the outside, as up is driven down, as the experiential body is displaced by the social body... In between is the affect of becoming or undoing identity and genre.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to send links to video of you dancing or communicate your interest or to ask questions.
Contact: Leralee Whittle, email@example.com
14. RENOVATE AUDITIONS--CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS
Auditions Monday, Jan 14 from 12:00-2:00pm for the Ritz Theater's 6th Annual RENOVATE Choreographer's Evening: Feb 22, 23, 24, 2013.
To make your audition appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Lisa Conlin, email@example.com
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
"I trained in and even taught Pilates for a decade but it wasn't until I studied with Jessica that my body had an epiphany about the real potential of the form. Jessica is massively knowledgeable and uncannily intuitive about what a dancer needs to nurture her instrument. In every session I've had at least one nagging pain cured. Most importantly, I always complete a session feeling whole-body-integrated and excited to dance."
-Kristin Van Loon, dancer/choreographer, Hijack
$50 for one hour
Email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointments.
Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis.
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 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 Pilates at the University of Minnesota. 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
OTHER DANCE NEWS
Seeking pictures/images of choreographers and performers who have created work and/or performed at Space Space (also known as the Millikan studio) in downtown Minneapolis.
The studio known as Space Space has a long history. Created about 20 years ago by Shawn McConneloug, Paula Mann and Georgia Stevens, the space was used for classes, rehearsals, workshops and performances. A few years after its closing it was taken over by photographer Jeff Millikan. Jeff has been generously sharing his studio with dancemakers for the past 12 years or so.
Space Space will be renovated into office spaces in January 2013.
Some kind of gathering to honor the space, those who have danced there and Jeff Millikan's support of the dance community through the sharing of his space will happen. We do not know what this will look like yet.
But I would like to create a photo slideshow of choreographers, dancers, artists, musicians, students who have danced/worked in the space. If you have photos from rehearsals, performances, etc. at Space Space that would be extra great.
The slideshow will be put into a movie format and shared on the web with the dance community and as an archive.
Please submit photos to Rosy Simas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please share the word!
Contact: Rosy Simas, email@example.com