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Dance Community News - December 19, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CASSANDRA'S CABARET: NEW BEGINNINGS! - DECEMBER 29

2. KATHA DANCE THEATRE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING - JANUARY 5

3. OUT THERE 25: REALITY/IDENTITY/MYTH AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 2

ONGOING CLASSES

4. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

5. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

6. TAP JAZZ MASTER CLASSES WITH JEREMY BENSUSSAN

7. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES PRE-HOLIDAY CLASSES AT ZENON

8. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

9. MAURICIO CASTRO FROM TANGO DISCOVERY IS TEACHING 6 MORE WORKSHOPS IN MINNEAPOLIS

10. MN DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT ON FEBRUARY 9, 2013

11. FIRE IN OUR FEET: BALKAN ROM (GYPSY) DANCE CLASSES IN JANUARY

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

12. NEW COMPANY SEEKING DANCERS

13. CALL FOR FEMALE DANCER TO WORK AS AN UNDERSTUDY IN A DUET

14. RENOVATE AUDITIONS--CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

15. JESSICA CRESSEY IS OFFERING REDUCED PRIVATE PILATES RATES FOR DANCERS

OTHER DANCE NEWS

16. SEEKING IMAGES TO HONOR SPACE SPACE



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CASSANDRA'S CABARET: NEW BEGINNINGS! - DECEMBER 29

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)

For online tickets and further info: http://www.jawaahir.org, 612-872-6050, booking@jawaahir.org

(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, booking@jawaahir.org

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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, info@kathadance.org | 763.533.0756

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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.

Performance Schedule:
Rude Mechs: The Method Gun
Jan 10–12
The world's most dangerous acting technique, as only Texans can perform it.

She She Pop: Testament
Jan 17–19
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)
Jan 24–26
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,  andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

4. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

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

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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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
7:00-8:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Friday, December 21
Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, December 22
Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
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
3:30-6:00pm
$5

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

6. TAP JAZZ MASTER CLASSES WITH JEREMY BENSUSSAN

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 -
https://www.thestudiodirector.com/outonalimbdance/portal.jsp?page=Login or
call 651-644-3802
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, bens0399@gmail.com

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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, thomp065@umn.edu

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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  

Gadu
Subbody Butoh Practitioner

5015 14th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-703-7501
Subbody.Gaud@gmail.com
Web: www.gadusubbody.weebly.com

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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

WEEKLY CLASSES:
* 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.

MILONGA INTENSIVE:
Saturday December 22, 2 to 3:30 PM @ 4 Seasons
Cost: $25 (Send confirmation of attendance by Dec 20th)

Hope to see you there!
Florencia

Florencia Taccetti
U of M Affiliated Dance Faculty
www.florenciataccetti.com
tango@florenciataccetti.com
612-735-6579

Contact: Florencia Taccetti, tango@florenciataccetti.com

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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 diane.aldis@pcae.k12.mn.us or 763-279-4180

Contact: Diane Aldis, diane.aldis@pcae.k12.mn.us

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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, emily@wisdomdances.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

12. NEW COMPANY SEEKING DANCERS

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, bozeman1292@gmail.com

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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 leralee@gmail.com to send links to video of you dancing or communicate your interest or to ask questions.

Contact: Leralee Whittle, leralee@gmail.com

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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 lisaconlin@yahoo.com.

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

15. JESSICA CRESSEY IS OFFERING REDUCED PRIVATE PILATES RATES 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 jessicacressey@yahoo.com 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, jessicacressey@yahoo.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

16. SEEKING IMAGES TO HONOR SPACE SPACE

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 dance@rosysimas.com.

And please share the word!

Contact: Rosy Simas, dance@rosysimas.com

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Dance Community News - December 12, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. SPARKLE, TOO.1: JAWAAHIR’S COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHY SHOW - DECEMBER 14-15

2. CAAM CHINESE DANCE THEATER PRESENTS MAGNIFICENCE: A SPLENDID VOYAGE - JANUARY 26-27

ONGOING CLASSES

3. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

4. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

5. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES PRE-HOLIDAY CLASSES AT ZENON

6. TU DANCE CENTER OFFERS GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN

7. TAP WORKSHOPS WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH, DIANNE WALKER, YUKIKO MISUMI (TOKYO) AND GUILLEM ALONSO (BARCELONA)

8. WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

9. AUDITIONS FOR THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

10. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER THEATRE/DANCE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING

11. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODDHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

12. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET SUMMER PROGRAM AUDITION AT TU DANCE CENTER

13. RENOVATE AUDITIONS

14. SEEKING DANCERS FOR TWIN CITIES/MONTREAL DANCE EXCHANGE

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

15. PILATES WITH JESSICA CRESSEY

16. WINTER OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL--FREE CLASSES!

OTHER DANCE NEWS

17. NORTHROP CONCERTS AND LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DIRECTOR BEN JOHNSON ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE TO ACCEPT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS POSITION FOR THE UNITED STATES ARTISTS FOUNDATION

18. SEEKING HOUSING FOR GUEST ARTISTS



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. SPARKLE, TOO.1: JAWAAHIR’S COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHY SHOW - DECEMBER 14-15

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!

Tickets, $15.
Special children's pricing: Children 12 and under, $8. Accompanying adult, $10.

Tickets and more info at http://www.jawaahir.org.

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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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, clondgren@londgren.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

3. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

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

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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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
7:00-8:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, December 14
Daytime Dance with Esther Granbois
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$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
7:30-11:00pm
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, December 16
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
7:00-9:00pm
Mary Kay Schladweiler teaches
$5

Jutrefest: Winter Solstice in the Northlands
6:00-8:00pm
www.nordicrootsdance.org

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

5. 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, thomp065@umn.edu

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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 education@tudance.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, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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7. TAP WORKSHOPS WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH, DIANNE WALKER, YUKIKO MISUMI (TOKYO) AND GUILLEM ALONSO (BARCELONA)

Date: Sunday, Jan. 6
Location: Heartbeat Studios

CLASS SCHEDULE:
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, debhtbt@frontiernet.net

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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!

Cost: $13
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!

Becky Stanchfield
Monday, December 17, 5:30-7:00pm

Marcia Keegan
Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-7:00pm

Penny Freeh
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.
Cost- $15

Erin Thompson | Tues Dec 18 & Thu Dec 20, 9:30-11:30am

Keep in touch!
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Zenon Dance Company and School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

9. AUDITIONS FOR THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

The Princess And the Pea
A Story Ballet
Choreography by Laura McClanahan

December 14, 2012

Dancers
Ages 9 — 12 5:30 pm
Ages 12 — 18 6:45 pm

Movement Actors
Teens 5:00 pm
Adults 8:15 pm

Audition Fee: $10 each*
*Dance Moves Dancers and Actors: $5 each

Performances:
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

Please contact:
Dance.moves@comcast.net for more information
Sign up by Dec. 12th

Contact: Laura McClanahan, dance.moves@comcast.net

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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.  

Full description and application procedures at http://www.uww.edu/employment/ or http://www.uww.edu/cac/theatre/    

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Contact: Barbara Grubel, grubelb@uww.edu

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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, govi0006@umn.edu

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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, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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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.

Audition Criteria:
* 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.

Selection Criteria:
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 lisaconlin@yahoo.com. Final audition announcements will be emailed to you a few days before your audition time.

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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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 dance@rosysimas.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

15. PILATES WITH JESSICA CRESSEY

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 jessicacressey@yahoo.com 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, jessicacressey@yahoo.com

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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, allyson@zenondance.org

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

17. NORTHROP CONCERTS AND LECTURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DIRECTOR BEN JOHNSON ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE TO ACCEPT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS POSITION FOR THE UNITED STATES ARTISTS FOUNDATION

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:
http://www.northrop.umn.edu/connect/blog/ben-johnson-announces-his-departure

Contact: Cari Hatcher, chatcher@umn.edu

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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, dance@rosysimas.com, 612-719-9605

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Dance Community News - December 5, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. HAY DAYS: A DEBORAH HAY CELEBRATION - DECEMBER 5-8

2. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

3. IT HAPPENED.  IT’S REAL.  YOU ARE HERE. - DECEMBER 6-9

4. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 7-9

5. TWIN CITIES BALLET CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUTCRACKER, DECEMBER 7-9

6. ZENON DANCE ZONE SHOW - DECEMBER 7-9

7. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S THE NUTCRACKER ACCORDING TO MOTHER GOOSE - DECEMBER 8-9

8. INGING BY JEANINE DURNING (NYC) - DECEMBER 11

9. RAGAMALA DANCE, SACRED EARTH - DECEMBER 12

10. THE ENCHANTED TOY SHOP FROM SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET - DECEMBER 13-16

11. TWO FORMER JOFFFEY DANCERS WILL STAR AS GUEST SOLOISTS IN BALLET MINNESOTA’S THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

13. DANSPEACE: CONSCIOUS ECSTATIC MOVEMENT

14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

15. GIVE US A WHIRL AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES PRE-HOLIDAY CLASSES AT ZENON

17. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT--PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMBODIED EXPRESSION

18. DECEMBER WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

19. TWIN CIRCLES SACRED CIRCLE DANCE GROUP

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODDHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

21. CALL FOR FEBRUARY 6th RABBIT SHOW

OTHER DANCE NEWS

22. INSTITUTE FOR CURATORIAL PRACTICE IN PERFORMANCE

23. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: MN DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT, FEBRUARY 9, 2013



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. HAY DAYS: A DEBORAH HAY CELEBRATION - DECEMBER 5-8

Talking Dance: A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty

Walker Art Center
Wed, Dec 5
7 pm, Free
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/talking-dance-a-lecture-on-the-performance-of

Find out why Dance Insider calls Hay "a living national treasure." Through readings and videos of her solo work Beauty, Hay reveals her multilayered, revolutionary art practice and the ways that environment can profoundly change outcome. A Q&A with the artist follows.

The Gertrude Lippincott Talking Dance Series is made possible by generous support from Judith Brin Ingber.

Fire and No Time to Fly
Fri, Dec 7
8 pm
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/deborah-hay-no-time-to-fly

As Holy Sites Go
Sat, Dec 8
8 pm
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/as-holy-sites-go

$18 ($15 Walker members, $13 students with ID); see both Friday and Saturday performances for $30 ($26, $20)

Special Offer: $15 tickets for either performance—use the code “INSPIRE” when you call the box office at 612.375.7600.

This series honors the legendary choreographer—who the New York Times calls "a mad scientist of dance"—and offers an intimate look at her latest work.

Last week, New York Times critic Alastair Macauley reviewed "As Holy Sites Go," saying:
"Watching her dancers, we can analyze the choreography in terms of resemblances to Merce Cunningham (focus, rhythm, the sense of fauna); Yvonne Rainer (the vocabulary and dynamics of “Trio A”); and Trisha Brown (the tics and coordinations)….The choreography exemplifies the poetry that the Judson movement achieved."
» read the full review at
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/arts/dance/deborah-hay-dance-company-at-st-marks-church.html

» watch a 2-minute video background on Deborah Hay, with her words and context from Walker curators:
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/deborah-hay-no-time-to-fly#media1

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

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2. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance presents
Dance Revolutions
Directed by Toni Pierce-Sands
December 6 through December 9, 2012
Whiting Proscenium Theatre, U of M Rarig Center, West Bank Campus

University Dance Theatre’s Dance Revolutions presents some of the most stunning work by celebrated American choreographers of the ‘80s and ‘90s: Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro and Smith, and Arnie Zane. The program features four powerful pieces performed by U of M dance students under the guidance of director Toni Pierce-Sands and Cowles Visiting Artists Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, Germaul Barnes and Brian Harlan Brooks.

What can audiences expect? “An evening of engaging, inspired and breath-taking pieces by masters of modern choreography,” says Dance Revolutions director Toni Pierce-Sands, “Donald Byrd’s finger popping, totally hip Jazz 1 (1997) with musical accompaniment by legendary Max Roach invites you in with its beat, then Shapiro & Smith’s Family (1988) explores life in and around your living room’s favorite armchair— amusing, and touching. The evening concludes with Arnie Zane’s powerful The Gift/No God Logic (1987) paired with Bill T. Jones’ joyous D-Man in the Waters, Part 1 (1989).”

Performances
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 PM (Q & A session with Donald Byrd to follow)
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
Performances in the Whiting Proscenium Theatre, Rarig Center, West Bank
Tickets: $5 for students, $10 for everyone else ($1 per ticket charge applies)
Tickets available by phone at 612-624-2345 or dance.umn.edu

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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3. IT HAPPENED.  IT’S REAL.  YOU ARE HERE. - DECEMBER 6-9

The upcoming show presented by the CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY features six diverse dance pieces, including Human Cannonball, which exposes the circus-like experience of being an under-appreciated restaurant server and an artist. Two of the dances, Love in Trouble and So It Goes, comprised of male/female and same sex duets were inspired by the recently defeated Marriage Amendment. The driving rhythms of Bhangra, a genre of riff-oriented popular music associated with the Punjabi region of India, accompanies the repertory piece After the Silence. And Cabin Fever, a wacky dance video shot on an island in Northern Minnesota, provides additional comic relief.

IT HAPPENED features music by Bono, Ingrid Michaelson, Cake, Bon Iver, Fun., Caravan Palace, Andrea Bocelli & Katharine McPhee. Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, and Anahki.

The dancers: Megan Bridges, Joe Crook, Jordan Klitzke, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Una Setia, Christopher Watson, and guest artist Renee Guitarr. Bryan Gerber appears in the video Cabin Fever. Lighting by Heidi Eckwall.

Thursday 12/6 @ 8 pm • Friday 12/7 @ 8 pm
Saturday 12/8 @ 8 pm • Sunday 12/9 @ 2 pm
JSB Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls, MN
$15 • To reserve tickets call or email Jordan Klitzke @ 952.393.3732 jordanklitzkedance@gmail.com

Contact: Christopher Watson, 612-670-0839

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4. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 7-9

Continental Ballet Company will be performing The Nutcracker Ballet at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  Opening night is Friday November 30 at 7:30 PM.  The Nutcracker is at the Center for the Arts through December 9 and then goes on tour.  This production of the Nutcracker Ballet, staged by Riet Velthuisen, is traditional and classical, and enjoyed by children and adults alike.  

Local professional dancers including Yuki Tokuda, Shuji Waseda, Zoe Henrot, Casey Juul, Karen Siedsma, John Agurkis, Katherine Hesterberg, Jarod Boltjes, Katie Daly, Karissa Machacek, Annie Nimmo, John Munger, Leta Triebold.  Zoe, Jarod and Shuji are new to the Twin Cities and have relocated here to perform with Continental Ballet Company.

Tickets are available online at www.continentalballet.com or at 952-563-8562.  

Performance dates are:
November 30 - 7:30 PM
December 1 - 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
December 2 - 3:00 PM
December 7 - 7:30 PM
December 8 - 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
December 9 - 3:00 PM

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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5. TWIN CITIES BALLET CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUTCRACKER, DECEMBER 7-9

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents its 10th annual full-length production of Denise Vogt’s original The Nutcracker ballet December 7–9, 2012 at the south metro’s premier performance venue, Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Special Guest Artists this year in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier are Courtney Dressner and Vlad Marculescu. Vlad won 1st prize at the International Ballet Competition (Classical), National Olympics National Stage, the International Eurodans, and International Ballet Competition in Sibiu (2009). Both are performing with us this year courtesy of Montgomery Ballet. Vlad and Courtney join our local dancers, including Benjamin Johnson as Drosselmeyer (James Sewell Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet), Christopher LaPlante (Nutcracker) and Duncan Schultz (Snow King), both currently with TU Dance.

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 7, 7pm;
Saturday, December 8, 2pm;
Saturday, December 8, 7pm;
Sunday, December 9, 1pm;
Sunday, December 9, 4:30pm.

Burnsville Performing Arts Center 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

Tickets:  From $12 to $26, In person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Box Office, via ticketmaster at 800-982-2787, or at http://www.ticketmaster.com

For more information please visit http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org; or call 952-452-3163

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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6. ZENON DANCE ZONE SHOW - DECEMBER 7-9

Join us for an amazing evening of dance created and performed by some of the newest and most energetic dancers in the Twin Cities!  Featuring works by Renee Guittar, Angharad Davies, and Lynn Andrews, with additional pieces by Deirdre Murnane, Elsie Martin, August Patience, Lindsey Meuwissen, and Zenon classes.

Friday, Dec 7 at 8 om
Saturday, December 8 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 9 at 7 pm
Tickets are $10 at the door (under age 12 are free)
Studio 4A, Cowles Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapolis

For more information call 612-338-1101 or email Brinsley Davis at brinsley@zenondance.org.

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7. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S THE NUTCRACKER ACCORDING TO MOTHER GOOSE - DECEMBER 8-9

Hot on the heels of its astounding 30th Anniversary Fall Season, Zenon Dance Company returns to The Cowles Center for four shows of its holiday classic, The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose.

WHEN:    December 8 and 9, 10am and 1pm
WHERE:   The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
TICKETS: $20/$15 children under 12 (plus fees) 612-206-3600 or www.thecowlescenter.org

For a sneak peek, go to: http://youtu.be/5CtOvfwdrME

A holiday must-do for families with small children—and in-the-know adults—the 50-minute show enchants young ones with a real Mother Goose (Zenon artistic director Linda Z. Andrews) and her rollicking entourage of Wee Willie Winkie, Mary Quite Contrary, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble and other lively characters. Still, the show’s embedded with enough sly winks and nudges to keep the adults entertained.

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

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8. INGING BY JEANINE DURNING (NYC) - DECEMBER 11

Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm + 9pm
@
SooVAC — 2638 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis

Suggested $10 donation
Very limited seating
Reservations taken by E-mail at:  ingingshow@gmail.com   
Be sure to include your name, which show you'd like to attend, number of tickets, and a phone number where you can be reached.     

Questions or concerns: 612-229-0585 (Kristin Van Loon) or 612-874-7598 (Chris Schlichting)

Jeanine Durning's latest performance experiment, inging, was first presented in 2010 in Amsterdam and has since been invited to theaters, studios, museums and galleries in Berlin, Amsterdam, Leuven (BE), Chambersburg (PA), and now, Minneapolis, MN. In January 2013, the American Realness festival will host inging’s first NYC public performances.
Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral biography, inging is a choreography of the mind, moving in the continuous present. It tracks the velocity and shifting circuitry of thought through a proprioceptive cascade of non-stop speaking. inging proposes the insistent practice of unscripted languaging as performance. “There are so many things inside inging. It’s like a museum tour through all kinds of collections, exclusive encounters, ontological bummers, stuttering into proliferation, where fantasy becomes fact.”
– Tian Roteveel, music/dance/performing artist (Berlin)

“It's like music - it is not so much about the lyrics but the whole experience.”
– Susan Rethorst, Choreographer (Philadelphia)

Contact: Chris Schlichting, schli019@umn.edu

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9. RAGAMALA DANCE, SACRED EARTH - DECEMBER 12

Bloomington Center for the Arts
Schneider Theater
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Wednesday, December 12 7:30 p.m.

$8 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students, Ages 12 and under free

Tickets by phone or online: 952-563-8575,
http://wwwcenterstage.com/sites/bloomington

Herald as one of the Indian diasporas leading dance ensembles, this show brings together the culture's unique sensibility of mysticism, myth, and sanctity. Sacred Earth creates a captivating experience that is unlike any other.

Contact: Jill Murphy, jmurphy@ci.bloomington.mn.us

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10. THE ENCHANTED TOY SHOP FROM SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET - DECEMBER 13-16

The 4th annual, must-see holiday event for the whole family. Directed by Ted Sothern, every scene is infused with the stage magic he is known for in the Twin Cities. The company
leads a cast of sixty living dolls, swirling snowflakes, tiny reindeer and more.

Performances are scheduled at the E.M. Pearson Theater, 312 Hamline Ave. N. in St. Paul: Thursday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 16, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $29 Adult, $21 Senior/Children at spcballet.org or 651-690-1588

Contact: Lori Gleason, spcb@spcballet.org

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11. TWO FORMER JOFFFEY DANCERS WILL STAR AS GUEST SOLOISTS IN BALLET MINNESOTA’S THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

Ballet Minnesota celebrates its 25th Anniversary of performing The Classic Nutcracker at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of St. Catherine University, Saint Paul,  December 14-16, 2012.  Tickets prices range from $30 to $44 for adults, $18 for children 13 and under and $22 for seniors.   Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com  or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

Ballet Minnesota’s production of The Classic Nutcracker upholds the holiday tradition by bringing magic and majesty to the stage with more than 130 local and nationally-acclaimed dancers. Guest soloist Jennifer Goodman, a former Joffrey Ballet Company member, will dance the starring role of Sugar Plum Fairy.  Matthew Prescott will dance the demanding role of Cavalier.  Prescott is a company member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington, D.C. and formerly with The Joffrey Ballet Company.

Contact: Carolyn Will, carolyn.will@comcast.net

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

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

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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13. DANSPEACE: CONSCIOUS ECSTATIC MOVEMENT

danspeace [in-peace] is Conscious ecstatic movement....

Gorgeously diverse music crafted to move through soft stillness to intense driving rhythms

An intention-setting moving practice that honors the rhythms of the body as teacher - and dance as devotion

Offered as a practice of integration for mind and body and dedicated to the expansion of community

Let your body inform you how to fall into the shape of your heart

danspeace
...can be about sitting in the corner and writing
...laying on the floor and sleeping
...dancing and dancing wild and crazy until you drop!
...using the space & the music for your own process

whatever we do

...be gentle with yourself
...be gentle with your heart
...be gentle with each other

You can move consciously and ecstatically from anywhere...the floor, a mat, a wheelchair, an armchair

If you need to come into the space and just sleep, or be still the entire time....it's up to you...

All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend
You already have the experience you need to be here

Suggestions: Wear comfortable clothing you can move in

www.danspeace.com

1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the month - 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Center for the Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Free street parking
Wheelchair accessible

2nd class - Sundays - weekly - 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Resonant Connection Center
2382 Hampden Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114

Above Hampden Co-op
Free street parking
Note: flight of stairs

Contact: Arlys Alford, me@arlys.net

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14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Thursday, December 6
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, December 7
Daytime Dance
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
7:30-9:00pm
Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, December 8
Tapestry Contra Dance featuring Pig's Eye Landing with caller Beau Farmer
7:30-11:00pm
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, December 9
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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15. GIVE US A WHIRL AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

On-going classes:
Professional Level Ballet M, Tu, Th 10:00-11:30am
Adult Open W, F 10:00-11:30am and Sunday 12:30-2:30pm

Children's, Classical Ballet and Pre-professional Ballet classes M-Sa

Adult Beginning & Levels 1-2 Ballet evenings

Visit our website for details at spcballet.org

Saint Paul City Ballet
School Director, Kim Norberg
Interim Artistic Directors, Ted Sothern and Allison Doughty Marquesen
1680 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-690-1588
www.spcballet.org

Contact: Lori Gleason, spcb@spcballet.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. 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, thomp065@umn.edu

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17. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT--PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMBODIED EXPRESSION

Authentic Movement- Psychotherapy and Embodied Expression (30 hrs-2 credits)

This didactic and experiential course will focus on uses of Authentic Movement; to explore and deepen the experience of the mover and witness in relationship to psychological applications and skills.

It is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association to count for dance/movement therapy registration;  contact instructor for university credit options.

Sundays: Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24   9:00 - 6:00
2242 University Ave, #214, St. Paul, MN
Fees: $750.00 – for R-DMT credit; $500.00 – CEU’s

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb
MA, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssoc, SEP

Send payment with name, address, phone number & email:
Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Mpls. MN 55410  (50% to hold your place. Payment plans available)
Questions, contact Barbara (loebx001@umn.edu or 612-916-1829)     
          
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA, MFA, is a board-certified dance/movement therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, Somatics/Body Therapies, Mindell ProcessWork Therapist and Somatic Experiencing.  She has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years and has extensive diversity expertise and multicultural experience. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and has recently returned from a semester teaching at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, as a Fulbright Scholar.

Contact: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, loebx001@umn.edu

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18. DECEMBER WORKSHOPS 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!  We'll start with a high energy warm-up and learn some moves
that can be easily combined and tweaked to help expand your dance vocabulary.
This class is open to all levels, and will be especially helpful in
increasing confidence when dancing in front of people.

Cost: $13
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!

Becky Stanchfield
Monday, December 17, 5:30-7:00pm
Marcia Keegan
Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-7:00pm
Penny Freeh
Wed, December 19, 5:30-7:00pm

Three Day Hip Hop Workshop, Three Different Styles! – Zenon Dance School

Drop-ins only, no need to pre-register! Open to all levels- $13 per class!

Tutting with Amy Sackett | Mon Dec 17, 7:00-8:30pm
Breakin’ with Jesse Jess | Tue Dec 18, 7:00-8:30pm
House Dance with Arturo Miles | Wed Dec 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Keep in touch!
www.zenondance.org
www.facebook.com/zenondance
www.twitter.com/zenondance

Zenon Dance Company and School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55403
612.338.1101

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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19. TWIN CIRCLES SACRED CIRCLE DANCE GROUP

THESE COULD BE GOOD TIMES:  Twin Circles Sacred Circle Dance Group invites you to our upcoming gathering, Sunday, December 9, 2012: 6:30 – 8:30 at the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis.  We will explore with traditional and contemporary circle dances the Hopi Elders' wisdom: "This could be a good time!  There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid. They will try and hold onto the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.  Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate."

Contact: Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, elizabeth@spiritualmemoir.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. 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, govi0006@umn.edu

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21. CALL FOR FEBRUARY 6th RABBIT SHOW

Time to start planning for the February 6th Rabbit Show, “Love Stories.” It may seem distant, a couple of months into 2013, but it’s really only 9 weeks away. That’s a little over two months. Let’s get to work.

“Love Stories.” Well, of course it’s Valentine month. But use your imagination. Of course it could be a pink cloud duet with a real or abstracted squeeze, but what if it were a love attraction to chocolate, or a deep affinity for a beloved parent, or a passion for ancient Greek sculptural postures? What if the story ends badly instead of well? The possibilities are endless.

Need to know more about The Rabbit Show? Please contact me FFI. The performance will be Wednesday, Feb 6, at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) at Bryant Lake Bowl. No audition, no fee, no hassle, no censorship.

John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

22. INSTITUTE FOR CURATORIAL PRACTICE IN PERFORMANCE

The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) brings artists, presenters, academics, and other performing arts professionals together to develop a responsive curatorial practice that takes the best from the fields of visual arts and performance. Started the summer of 2011, the ICPP offers a professional certificate program in Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. The certificate program lasts nine months and consist of three semesters anchored by three on-campus residency periods.

We would like to invite you to an open conversation being held next week at the Walker Art Center with Philip Bither, senior curator for Performing Arts and ICPP faculty, and Michèle Steinwald, assistant curator for Performing Arts and current ICPP student, who will speak about this exciting new graduate program, which he has developed in partnership with Wesleyan University.

The curriculum is designed to enhance the professional student’s skills as a presenter, manager, producer, or curator, allowing them to advance in the field, or, if the student is new to the field, enable them to pursue a position at a presenting institution or as an independent curator. Study is centered on three core themes: Artistic and Curatorial Practice, Social and Cultural Context, and Entrepreneurial Strategies. For applications and more information, please visit www.wesleyan.edu/icpp.

Wednesday, December 5th* , 2012 at 5:30-6:30pm
Walker Art Center’s Art Lab (off the main Bazinet Lobby by the Garden Café)
Free Admission (all ages/ levels of experience welcome)

Contact: Michele Steinwald, michele.steinwald@walkerart.org

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23. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: MN DANCE EDUCATION SUMMIT, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Join dance educators and teaching artists for the 2013 MN Dance Education Summit on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

If you’re interested in presenting a session, panel or master class at the Summit, use the online Session Proposal Form to submit a proposal. Proposals are due by midnight on December 17, 2013. Link for session proposal form:
https://docs.google.com/a/pcae.k12.mn.us/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlTRDN3QnMtTHRFcGNIUE9aV1NvMnc6MQ

For more information, contact Diane Aldis at diane.aldis@pcae.k12.mn.us or 763-279-4180.

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Dance Community News - November 28, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

2. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

3. ALL WRAPPED UP FEATURING THE STARETTES - NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1

4. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

5. HAY DAYS: A DEBORAH HAY CELEBRATION - DECEMBER 5-8

6. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

7. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY - DECEMBER 6-9

8. RAGAMALA DANCE, SACRED EARTH - DECEMBER 12

9. BALLET MINNESOTA PERFORMS THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

10. THE NUTCRACKER BALLET PRESENTED BY ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY - DECEMBER 15TH

ONGOING CLASSES

11. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

12. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

13. TU DANCE CENTER - OPEN CLASS SCHEDULE

14. THE FRIENDLY GATEWAY -- FUNDAMENTAL MODERN TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

15. DANCE WORKSHOP AT ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

16. ARENA DANCES AUDITION!

17. CALL FOR FEBRUARY 6TH RABBIT SHOW

18. RENOVATE AUDITIONS

19. SEEKING TWO MALE DANCERS FOR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

20. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

21. WORKS-IN-PROGRESS AT RED EYE THEATER

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

22. SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

23. EVERY DANCER INSURED: FREE SEMINAR



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-12 (sliding scale)

1. Christopher Watson - an excerpt from his upcoming show at the Tek Box
2. Edna Stevens - a melange of West African dance styles
3. Charles Campbell - a new solo experiment including John Cage and newspapers

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 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, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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2. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University and Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota Present

Women of Substance
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thu, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret  (2009)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Dining Alone (2011)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera, Artistic Director/Choreographer

Rosie Herrera has emerged as Miami’s leading cutting-edge, multidisciplinary choreographer and theater artist. Combining modern dance, ballet, drag, burlesque, theater, hip hop, and opera, she is paving the way for the next generation of artists in the U.S. Herrera is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami. Using water as a metaphor for the unconscious, Various Stages of Drowning recreates dream states using dance, theater, cabaret, and film. Considered her breakout piece, World Dance Reviews calls Herrera “a magician…that twists our emotions.” Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION
Connect with Rosie Herrera for a Q & A immediately following the performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.

Check out this sneak peek video of the performance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9y4WNbt1jIo

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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3. ALL WRAPPED UP FEATURING THE STARETTES - NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1

Minnesota PerformDance presents All Wrapped Up Featuring the Starettes at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts November 30-December 1! Let the Starettes, along with their ballroom dancing and singing friends, take you, your friends and family on a captivating holiday ride celebrating the Christmas season.

“Watch out Radio City Rockettes, Minnesota PerformDance’s Starettes are getting ready to high-kick their way across the big Cowles Center stage, which should prove an impressive sight.  All Wrapped Up features the five-year-old precision line-dance troupe in a family-themed yuletide extravaganza.  This crew is also fond of kicking up their heels with high-energy ballroom and jazz dancing.  To top it all off, singers will be on hand to croon some favorite festive tunes.  A complete holiday fix, all in one show.” – Caroline Palmer (Star Tribune 2011)

Special Guest Artists:  Twin Cities Ballet

www.thecowlescenter.org for tickets and info.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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4. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

Presented by Barbi Lee Dance Arts Studio

Sat. Dec. 1 at 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 2 at 3 pm

Richfield Middle School
7400 Oliver Ave So in Richfield

$10 for children of all ages from 3 to 100

This is a one-hour version of the famous story ballet, fully costumed and danced by students and alumni of the school.

Food donations for area food shelves will be gladly accepted.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com      

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5. HAY DAYS: A DEBORAH HAY CELEBRATION - DECEMBER 5-8

Talking Dance: A Lecture on the Performance of Beauty

Walker Art Center
Wed, Dec 5
7 pm, Free
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/talking-dance-a-lecture-on-the-performance-of

Find out why Dance Insider calls Hay "a living national treasure." Through readings and videos of her solo work Beauty, Hay reveals her multilayered, revolutionary art practice and the ways that environment can profoundly change outcome. A Q&A with the artist follows.

The Gertrude Lippincott Talking Dance Series is made possible by generous support from Judith Brin Ingber.

Fire and No Time to Fly
Fri, Dec 7
8 pm
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/deborah-hay-no-time-to-fly

As Holy Sites Go
Sat, Dec 8
8 pm
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/as-holy-sites-go

$18 ($15 Walker members, $13 students with ID); see both Friday and Saturday performances for $30 ($26, $20)

Special Offer: $15 tickets for either performance—use the code “INSPIRE” when you call the box office at 612.375.7600.

This series honors the legendary choreographer—who the New York Times calls "a mad scientist of dance"—and offers an intimate look at her latest work.

Deborah Hay's storied career and expansive legacy date back to her work with Merce Cunningham and the Judson Dance Theater during the 1960s. Since then, her own rigorous and experimental methodology have inspired peers, critics, and generations of choreographers across Europe, Australia, and the United States.

» watch a 2-minute video background on Deborah Hay, with her words and context from Walker curators:
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/deborah-hay-no-time-to-fly#media1

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

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6. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

Directed by Toni Pierce-Sands
Featuring Choreography by Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro & Smith, Arnie Zane
December 6 through December 9, 2012
Whiting Proscenium Theatre, U of M Rarig Center, West Bank Campus
Tickets: $5-$10 a $1 ticket fee applies.  U of M Ticket Office: 612-624-2345 or Online at theatre.umn.edu

University Dance Theatre’s Dance Revolutions presents some of the most stunning work by celebrated American choreographers of the ‘80s and‘90s: Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro and Smith, and Arnie Zane.  Dance Revolutions takes center stage December 6-9 at the Rarig Center’s grand Whiting Proscenium Theatre on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.  

The program features four powerful pieces performed by students under the guidance of director Toni Pierce-Sands and Cowles Visiting Artists Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, Germaul Barnes and Brian Harlan Brooks. Opening Thursday, December 6, Dance Revolutions continues December 7 and 8 nightly at 7:30pm and concludes on Sunday, December 9 with a 2:00 pm matinee performance.

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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7. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY - DECEMBER 6-9

Cabin Fever, Love in Trouble and a Human Cannonball in CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY’S DECEMBER 6-9 SHOW AT JSB TEK BOX

It Happened. It’s Real. YOU ARE HERE.—features six diverse dance pieces, including Love in Trouble and So It Goes, comprised of male/female and same sex duets inspired by the recently defeated Marriage Amendment, and Human Cannonball, which exposes the circus-like experience of being an under-appreciated restaurant server and an artist. Also on the program is Cabin Fever, a wacky dance video shot on an island in Northern Minnesota.

IT HAPPENED features music by Bono, Ingrid Michaelson, Cake, Bon Iver, Fun., Caravan Palace, Andrea Bocelli & Katharine McPhee, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, and the driving rhythms of Bhangra, a genre of riff-oriented popular music associated with the Punjabi region of India.

The dancers: Megan Bridges, Joe Crook, Jordan Klitzke, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Una Setia, Christopher Watson, and guest artist Renee Guitarr. Lighting by Heidi Eckwall.

Thursday 12/6 @ 8 pm • Friday 12/7 @ 8 pm
Saturday 12/8 @ 8 pm • Sunday 12/9 @ 2 pm
JSB Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls, MN
$15 • To reserve tickets call or email Jordan Klitzke @ 952.393.3732
jordanklitzkedance@gmail.com

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwatson67@comcast.net

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8. RAGAMALA DANCE, SACRED EARTH - DECEMBER 12

Bloomington Center for the Arts
Schneider Theater
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Wednesday, December 12 7:30 p.m.

$8 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students, Ages 12 and under free

Tickets by phone or online: 952-563-8575, http://wwwcenterstage.com/sites/bloomington

Herald as one of the Indian diasporas leading dance ensembles, this show brings together the culture's unique sensibility of mysticism, myth, and sanctity. Sacred Earth creates a captivating experience that is unlike any other.

Contact: Jill Murphy, jmurphy@ci.bloomington.mn.us

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9. BALLET MINNESOTA PERFORMS THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

Ballet Minnesota celebrates its 25th Anniversary of performing The Classic Nutcracker at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of  St. Catherine University, Saint Paul,  December 14-16, 2012.  Tickets prices range from $30 to $44 for adults, $18 for children 13 and under and $22 for seniors.   Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com  or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

Catch a preview on Saturday, Dec. 1 on KARE 11 Saturday show with Belinda Jensen.  Ballet Minnesota dancers will perform in studio and Belinda Jensen will interview Artistic Director Andrew Rist.

Ballet Minnesota’s production of The Classic Nutcracker upholds the holiday tradition by bringing magic and majesty to the stage with more than 130 local and nationally-acclaimed dancers. Guest soloist Jennifer Goodman, a former Joffrey Ballet Company member, will dance the starring role of Sugar Plum Fairy.  Matthew Prescott will dance the demanding role of Cavalier.  Prescott is a company member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington, D.C. and formerly with The Joffrey Ballet Company.

Contact: Carolyn Will, carolyn.will@comcast.net

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10. THE NUTCRACKER BALLET PRESENTED BY ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY - DECEMBER 15TH

The Nutcracker Ballet
December 15th at the Hopkins High School Auditorium
Presented by Ashley Ballet Arts Academy

Experience the magic of this holiday tradition presented by Ashley Ballet Arts Academy and its cast of 55 dancers ages 4 to adult from the Edina, Hopkins, Bloomington and Minneapolis area. The performances are family friendly and centered on the youth performers.  Guest Artists include Chicago dancer Robert Mckee as the Nutcracker, Katherine Krieser of Cities Classical Dance Ensemble as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Ashley Burkland and Preston Stockert of Cities Classical Dance Ensemble. Tickets go on sale on November 1st at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy. A wonderful story ballet for the whole family to enjoy.

Performances
Saturday December 15th
2:00 & 6:00pm
Hopkins High School Auditorium
2400 Lindberg Ave
Minnetonka, MN

Tickets
$10 for children under 12, $14 for Adults
5300 Edina Industrial Blvd. Suite 400
Edina, MN 55439
952.220-8862
Info@ashleyballetarts.com
www.ashleyballetarts.com

Contact: Ashley Burkland, info@ashleyballetarts.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

11. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

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

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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12. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Thursday, November 29
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, November 30
Daytime Dance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8,$6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, December 1
Barn Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Live music by Light of the Moon (subset) with caller David Kirchner
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, December 2
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
6:00-9:00pm
Live music by Anytime English Players
George Ehrenberg teaches
$7

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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13. TU DANCE CENTER - OPEN CLASS SCHEDULE

Join us in our light-filled studio with sprung floors.  All classes are accompanied by live music.  Free parking.

Single class:  $14, or 10-Class card: $120

Ballet:
Monday, 10-11:30am with Laurel Keen
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm with Laurel Keen or Abdo Sayegh (pointe work optional)
Friday, 6-7:30pm with Laurel Keen

Modern:
Wednesday, 10-11:30am and 6:30-8:00pm with Toni Pierce-Sands
Friday, 10-11:30am with Erin Thompson
                                                            
West-African
Friday, 7:30-9pm with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Contemporary Ballet
Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm with Katelyn Skelley  

For more information, visit “classes” at http://www.tudance.org, or contact Abdo Sayegh:  abdo.sayegh@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.  Teaching Artist assigned to classes might change.

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, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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14. THE FRIENDLY GATEWAY -- FUNDAMENTAL MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

Do you have a roommate or partner who doesn’t understand your attachment to dance – to ballet, or modern, or tap or hip-hop or whatever? If male, does he play asphalt hoops, fail to shave daily, and watch the Vikings while swearing? If female, does she jog wearing ear-buds, take rudimentary yoga at the YWCA, and have a gym membership involving machinery?

Send them on a dare, a bet, a bribe, or a persuasion to try Fundamentals of Modern Dance Technique at Zenon Dance Company and School (528 Hennepin Ave in downtown Mpls.)  
The Winter Term (check your New Year’s Resolutions) starts on Saturday Jan 5.  First dance class ever in a lifetime? No problem. That’s the target and purpose of this class.
This is a class designed for people who know NOTHING about dance, or perhaps have limitations caused by age, body type, injury, and other concerns, or who have curiosity about dance and want to get started on the ground floor.

There are currently about six to eight people in the class and there’s a lot of individual attention. John Munger, the instructor, has been around for a while and has been teaching professionally since 1972. We learn something, we have a good time, and nobody gets hurt. 9:00 – 10:00 Saturday mornings.

John Munger
651-357-0393
Jrmdance@aol.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

15. DANCE WORKSHOP AT ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy offers:

Dance Workshop with the Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy
Sunday December 16th
*See them perform in ABAA’s Nutcracker on December 15th and then take class from these amazing professional dancers!

Robert McKee- Faculty member at the Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago and former dancer with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Katherine Kreiser- Co-founder of Cities Classical Dance Ensemble

Beginning/Intermediate, ages 7-10
12:00-1:00 Contemporary
1:00-2:00 Ballet
$18 for one class /$32 for both

Intermediate/Advanced, ages 11 and up
11:30-1:00 Ballet
1:00-2:30 Contemporary
$22 for one class/ $40 for both

Classes will be held at ABAA Studios,
5300 Edina Industrial Blvd. #400, Edina, MN

www.ashleyballetarts.com

Contact: Ashley Burkland, info@ashleyballetarts.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

16. ARENA DANCES AUDITION!

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 arenadances@gmail.com with questions.

Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

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17. CALL FOR FEBRUARY 6TH RABBIT SHOW

Time to start planning for the February 6th Rabbit Show, “Love Stories.” It may seem distant, a couple of months into 2013, but it’s really only 10 weeks away. That’s a little over two months. Let’s get to work.

“Love Stories.” Well, of course it’s Valentine month. But use your imagination. Of course it could be a pink cloud duet with a real or abstracted squeeze, but what if it were a love attraction to chocolate, or a deep affinity for a beloved parent, or a passion for ancient Greek sculptural postures? What if the story ends badly instead of well? The possibilities are endless.

Need to know more about The Rabbit Show? Please contact me FFI. The performance will be Wednesday, Feb 6, at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) at Bryant Lake Bowl. No audition, no fee, no hassle, no censorship.

John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393

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18. 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 both emerging and established 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.

Audition Criteria:
* 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.

Selection Criteria:
The selection panel will consist of guest advisory panelists & a curator.
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 lisaconlin@yahoo.com. Final audition announcements will be emailed to you a few days before your audition time.

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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19. SEEKING TWO MALE DANCERS FOR THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Two male dancers needed for Fine Arts Youth Dance Theatre's production of The Sleeping Beauty, February 2nd and 3rd in Mankato MN. Roles include Prince Desire (Vision Scene, Grand Pas de Deux), Bluebird Pas de Deux and the Rose Adagio. Rehearsals will begin after Christmas in Mankato and possibly Minneapolis. Rehearsal and performance pay commensurate with experience. Travel will be reimbused.  Please contact Annmarie Carlson Drake, director: annmarie@fineartsballet.org for more information.

Contact: Annmarie Carlson Drake, annmarie@fineartsballet.org

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20. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

Saint Paul Union Depot is opening the doors to a newly-restored waiting area on Saturday, December 8 with an art-filled open house!

Union Depot to celebrate grand opening artfully...

Performers, including dancers, needed!

Bedlam Theatre is participating in this exciting day of festivities, art, and trains (lots of trains!) by enlisting local artist Samantha Johns to produce and direct a series of small and large-scale historically referential performances to happen throughout the day for an estimated crowd of 20,000 circulating through the space from 10am-4pm.  The work will have a strong movement component, and additional core artists include Barbra Berlovitz, Charles Campbell, Emily Gastineau, and Billy Mullaney.

You can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

Sign up to volunteer! As a performer, you will be able to play in the Saint Paul Union Depot waiting room space with local artists before the public has access during rehearsals and participate in a performance on a day that is sure to mark a historically significant day in Minnesota transit history!

All experience levels are invited! For more information about this volunteer opportunity, sign up now (http://tinyurl.com/uniondepotproject-bedlam) to attend an Information Workshop or email Birdie at birdie@bedlamtheatre.org.

Contact: Samantha Johns, john6385@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

21. WORKS-IN-PROGRESS AT RED EYE THEATER WELCOMES DANCE MAKERS

Q) What do the following artists have in common?  Blake Nellis, Jenny Pennaz, Taja Will, SuperGroup, Mad King Thomas, Anna Marie Shogren, Justin Jones, Noah Bremer, Sarah Jacobs, Leslie O'Neill, Non Edwards, Nick LeMere, Hijack, and many, many more!
A) They all developed work in Red Eye's Works-In-Progress program.

Now here's your chance!

Red Eye is currently accepting applications for its 29th annual Works-In-Progress series.  This beloved core program is designed for emerging artists who are exploring new directions in pieces that would benefit from an extensive reflective process and are best suited to an alternative venue for development. Interdisciplinary, multimedia and collaborative works are encouraged, as are works not only by theater artists, but also by artists crossing over to the stage from their primary discipline. Guidelines can be downloaded from Red Eye's website www.redeyetheater.org .  Deadline for proposals:  December 3, 2012.

Contact: Miriam Must, miriam@redeyetheater.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

22. SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

The Midwest office of Career Transition For Dancers, located at Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago, is eager to serve Minnesota dancers. We offer study and business start-up grants, free career counseling by phone and online career assessments, along with assistance with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.  Career Counselor Maryellen Langhout is available by phone Mondays from 2 to 7 and Thursdays 12 to 5.  Maryellen is a licensed counselor, a National Board Certified Career Counselor, a Certified Distance Counselor and a Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner, who has worked exclusively with dancers for the last four years.  For more information about our programs and grants, please visit careertransition.org.

Contact: Maryellen Langhout, mlanghout@careertransition.org

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23. EVERY DANCER INSURED: FREE SEMINAR

Every Dancer Insured
Don't miss this FREE informative seminar co-sponsored by The Southern Theater

The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), is helping dance communities get health insurance. Our Dancers Health Insurance Resource Center promotes full access to quality, affordable health care. The information we present is comprehensive and completely unbiased – we have no corporate or industry sponsorship or connection.

When: Saturday 12/1
Time: 12p - 1:30p
Where: The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Register: email Renata Marinaro at rmarinaro@actorsfund.org

Contact: Damon Runnals, damon@thesoutherntheater.org

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Dance Community News - November 21, 2012

In This Issue.

DanceMN UPDATE

1. THANK YOU AND UPDATE

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. $11 OFFER TO ZENON’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY!  - NOVEMBER 23-25

3. CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 24

4. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

5. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

6. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY’S NUTCRACKER BALLET - NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 9

7. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

8. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 1

9. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY’S IT HAPPENED. IT’S REAL. YOU ARE HERE. - DECEMBER 6-9

10. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

11. LOYCE HOULTON’S NUTCRACKER FANTASY - DECEMBER 14-23

ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

14. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

15. COMPOSER SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR GRANT APPLICATION

16. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

17. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS...RENOVATE AUDITIONS AT THE RITZ THEATER

18. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

19. SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS



DanceMN UPDATE

1. THANK YOU AND UPDATE

Hello dancers and dance fans,

Thank you so much for your contributions to DanceMN on Give to the Max Day! These donations will be used to pay for the website and keep that newsletter coming!

DanceMN is brought to you by members of your dance community. We have expanded the reach of the newsletter by launching a website dedicated to Twin Cities dance events.
www.dancemn.org is a public listing of the newsletter so that anyone can read the announcements. It streamlines the process for submissions and newsletter sign-up, with forms on the website. We have restructured the newsletter to make it easier to read, and we increased membership by 25%.

The newsletter staff currently spends 20 hours a week proofreading, standardizing and compiling the newsletter. We are also researching other dance organizations and developing a strategic plan.

DanceMN plans to expand the website to foster awareness of the diverse and expanding Twin Cities' dance community. In addition to posting dance-related submissions, future projects include: interviews, links to dance resources, and may eventually allow Minnesota dance community makers, movers and fans to create their own profiles.

Please contact us at admin@dancemn.org with any comments and suggestions.

Thank you again for your support!

Warm regards,
Laurie Van Wieren, Tara King, Kaleena Miller, Emily Gastineau
Advisory board: Sally Rousse, Dana Kassel, Judith Brin Ingber and Theresa Madaus

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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. $11 OFFER TO ZENON’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY!  - NOVEMBER 23-25

As special offer for the Dance Community! In celebration of their 30th Anniversary - Zenon is offering $11 tickets ($15 including Cowles Center fee) to the final weekend of their 30th Anniversary Season. Celebrate Zenon’s 30th Anniversary with retrospective work by local choreographer Wynn Fricke, Johannes Wieland, Danny Buraczeski and Mariusz Olszewski’s world premiere “HOTEL TANGO (para Sharon)”.

Click here to preview Zenon's performance in this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=He6R_cH968s   

Who: Zenon Dance Company, 30th Anniversary Fall Season
When: 8 p.m. November 23 – 24; 7 p.m. November 25
Where: Cowles Center, Minneapolis
Tickets: $30 (regular price) 612.206.3600, www.thecowlescenter.org   
USE CODE: “zenon30”  Does not apply to previously purchased tickets.

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

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3. CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 24

Sat, Nov 24
7 and 9:30 pm
$22 ($18 Walker members)
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/choreographers-evening-40th-anniversary

Grab your friends and get the lowdown on a thriving and diverse local scene through this snappy sampler of works lasting seven minutes or less, curated by Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully.

This year's version of the annual favorite features work by Judith Brin Ingber, Christ Up Dance Crew, Michael Engel, Emily King & Ryan Underbakke, Blake Nellis, Luke Olson-Elm, Rosy Simas, Joanne Spencer, Third Coast Collective, and Voice of Culture.

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

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4. 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
www.bryantlakebowl.com
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, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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5. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University and Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota Present

Women of Substance
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thu, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret  (2009)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Dining Alone  (2011)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera, Artistic Director/Choreographer

Rosie Herrera has emerged as Miami’s leading cutting-edge, multidisciplinary choreographer and theater artist. Combining modern dance, ballet, drag, burlesque, theater, hip hop, and opera, she is paving the way for the next generation of artists in the U.S. Herrera is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami. Using water as a metaphor for the unconscious, Various Stages of Drowning recreates dream states using dance, theater, cabaret, and film. Considered her breakout piece, World Dance Reviews calls Herrera “a magician…that twists our emotions.” Dining
Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION
Connect with Rosie Herrera for a Q & A immediately following the performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.

Check out this sneak peek video of the performance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9y4WNbt1jIo

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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6. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY’S NUTCRACKER BALLET - NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 9

Continental Ballet Company will be performing the Nutcracker Ballet at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  Opening night is Friday November 30 at 7:30 PM.  The Nutcracker is at the Center for the Arts through December 9 and then goes on tour.  This production of the Nutcracker Ballet, staged by Riet Velthuisen, is traditional and classical, and enjoyed by children and adults alike.   

Local professional dancers including Yuki Tokuda, Shuji Waseda, Zoe Henrot, Casey Juul, Karen Siedsma, John Agurkis, Katherine Hesterberg, Jarod Boltjes, Katie Daly, Karissa Machacek, Annie Nimmo, John Munger, Leta Triebold.  Zoe, Jarod and Shuji are new to the Twin Cities and have relocated here to perform with Continental Ballet Company.  

Tickets are available online at www.continentalballet.com or at 952-563-8562.   

Performance dates are:
November 30 - 7:30 PM
December 1 - 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
December 2 - 3:00 PM
December 7 - 7:30 PM
December 8 - 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
December 9 - 3:00 PM

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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7. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

Presented by Barbi Lee Dance Arts Studio

Sat. Dec. 1 at 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 2 at 3 pm

Richfield Middle School
7400 Oliver Ave So in Richfield

$10 for children of all ages from 3 to 100

This is a one-hour version of the famous story ballet, fully costumed and danced by students and alumni of the school.

Food donations for area food shelves will be gladly accepted.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com     

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8. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 1

Join the students and friends of Pas de Deux Dance Studio in celebrating this classic holiday tradition!  Featuring a cast of 40 dancers, original choreography by Zachari Wetz, and Tchaikovsky's score, The Nutcracker Ballet has something for everyone.  Nutcracker enthusiasts will enjoy fresh choreography and subtle twists on the classic tale, which remains true to the original that audiences have come to love.  For those who attended last year's production, this year features new dances, including the "Waltz of the Flowers".

Saturday, December 1, 2012
1:30 and 4:00 pm
$10 for ages 3+, no admittance under age 3.

U of M Student Union Theater
2017 Buford Avenue, St Paul

To order tickets, please email Pas de Deux Dance Studio at
studio@pasdedeuxdance.com with the number of tickets you wish to purchase and the performance time.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/nutcracker-performance

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.org

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9. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY’S IT HAPPENED. IT’S REAL. YOU ARE HERE. - DECEMBER 6-9

It Happened. It’s Real. YOU ARE HERE.

The upcoming dance concert of the Christopher Watson Dance Company (CWDC), features dances ranging from witty to poignant that explore unanswered questions and questions without answers, the hairy friction of incompatible relationships, and our interdependence with family members and friends throughout the stages of our lives.

IT HAPPENED features music by Bono, Ingrid Michaelson, Cake, Bon Iver, Fun., Caravan Palace, Andrea Bocelli & Katharine McPhee. Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, and the driving rhythms of Bhangra, a genre of riff-oriented popular music associated with the Punjabi region of India.

The dancers: Megan Bridges, Joe Crook, Jordan Klitzke, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Una Setia, Christopher Watson, and guest artist Renee Guitarr. Lighting by Heidi Eckwall.

Thursday 12/6 @ 8 pm • Friday 12/7 @ 8 pm
Saturday 12/8 @ 8 pm • Sunday 12/9 @ 2 pm
JSB Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls, MN
$15 • To reserve tickets call or email Jordan Klitzke @ 952.393.3732
jordanklitzkedance@gmail.com

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwatson67@comcast.net

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10. UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: DANCE REVOLUTIONS - DECEMBER 6-9

Directed by Toni Pierce-Sands
Featuring Choreography by Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro & Smith, Arnie Zane
December 6 through December 9, 2012
Whiting Proscenium Theatre, U of M Rarig Center, West Bank Campus
Tickets: $5-$10 a $1 ticket fee applies.
U of M Ticket Office: 612-624-2345 or Online at www.theatre.umn.edu  

University Dance Theatre’s Dance Revolutions presents some of the most stunning work by celebrated American choreographers of the ‘80s and ‘90s: Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Shapiro and Smith, and Arnie Zane. Dance Revolutions takes center stage December 6-9 at the Rarig Center’s grand Whiting Proscenium Theatre on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. The program features four powerful pieces performed by students under the guidance of director Toni Pierce-Sands and Cowles Visiting Artists Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, Germaul Barnes and Brian Harlan Brooks. Opening Thursday, December 6, Dance Revolutions continues December 7 and 8 nightly at 7:30pm and concludes on Sunday, December 9 with a 2:00 pm matinee performance.

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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11. LOYCE HOULTON’S NUTCRACKER FANTASY - DECEMBER 14-23

Minnesota’s Longest Running Holiday Event Returns

Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy continues its tradition of enchanting audiences for 48 years and remains one of Minnesota’s most treasured holiday events.

Experience the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky and the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton.

“One of the nation’s 10 best Nutcrackers.” – Jack Anderson, The New York Times

“… A marvel of balletic storytelling” – Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Nutcracker Fantasy Performance Dates
December 14, 7:00 PM (Fri)      December 15, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM (Sat)
December 16, 2:00 PM (Sun) *    December 20, 6:00 PM (Thurs)
December 21, 7:00 PM (Fri)      December 22, 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM (Sat)
December 23, 2:00 PM (Sun)      December 24, 12:00 PM (Mon)

Tickets are $52-$59

* December 16 features a post show discussion for all attendees as part of The Cowles Center “Meet the Company: Talk Back Series”.

Get Your Tickets Now! All 2011 Performances Were Sold Out

Purchase tickets here:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/loyce-houltons-nutcracker-fantasy

Contact: Kristin Rotter, kristin.rotter@mndance.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes have resumed and run 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 studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Friday, November 23
Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry International Folkdance with Paulino Brener
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, November 24
Tapestry Hambo Series with Steven Petersen
6:30-7:30pm
$5

Tapestry Contra dance featuring Entwyned
with caller Beau Farmer
7:30-11:00pm
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, November 25
Tapestry Waltz Afternoons
3:30-6:00pm
$5

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
with teacher George Ehrenberg
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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14. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

3-4 Intermediate Technique
3-4 Advanced Technique
Youth, Teen and Adults Welcome
$15 Drop in Fee

3-hour high-end tap training for youth available as part of our Youth Tap Ensemble.

Classes taught by Cathy Wind, Aleutian Calabay, and Ellen Keane

Contact: Cathy Wind, Keanesense@aol.com or Ellen Keane, Ellen@tapcompany.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

15. COMPOSER SEEKING CHOREOGRAPHER FOR GRANT APPLICATION

"In partnership with NewMusicUSA, Live Music for Dance Minnesota expands on the previous work ACF has done in support of Minnesota composers and choreographers, and leverages new money opportunities for composers, choreographers, and musicians to expand their horizons as artists."
http://composersforum.org/program/live-music-dance-minnesota

I am a San Francisco-based composer who would love to work with a Minneapolis-based choreographer on creating a wonderful collaboration. Let's apply for this grant together.  Please visit my website at www.wendyloomis.com to hear samples of my music.  Thank you.

Wendy Loomis
wendy@wendyloomis.com

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16. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

Performers Wanted:
Instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks performers, including dancers,  interested in participating in video productions of interactive sculpture.

There will be two video shoots on these dates (both are Sunday evenings):


12/02/2012

12/09/2012

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 jpavlik@mcad.edu

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17. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS...RENOVATE AUDITIONS AT THE RITZ THEATER

When: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10am-4pm        

Contact Lisa Conlin at lisaconlin@yahoo.com to set up your audition time.

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18. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

Saint Paul Union Depot is opening the doors to a newly-restored waiting area on Saturday, December 8 with an art-filled open house!

Union Depot to celebrate grand opening artfully...

Performers, including dancers, needed!

Bedlam Theatre is participating in this exciting day of festivities, art, and trains (lots of trains!) by enlisting local artist Samantha Johns to produce and direct a series of small and large-scale historically referential performances to happen throughout the day for an estimated crowd of 20,000 circulating through the space from 10am-4pm.  The work will have a strong movement component, and additional core artists include Barbra Berlovitz, Charles Campbell, Emily Gastineau, and Billy Mullaney.

You can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

Sign up to volunteer! As a performer, you will be able to play in the Saint Paul Union Depot waiting room space with local artists before the public has access during rehearsals and participate in a performance on a day that is sure to mark a historically significant day in Minnesota transit history!

All experience levels are invited! For more information about this volunteer opportunity, sign up now (http://tinyurl.com/uniondepotproject-bedlam) to attend an Information Workshop or email Birdie at birdie@bedlamtheatre.org.

Contact: Samantha Johns, john6385@gmail.com

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

19. SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

The Midwest office of Career Transition For Dancers, located at Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago, is eager to serve Minnesota dancers. We offer study and business start-up grants, free career counseling by phone and online career assessments, along with assistance with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.

Career Counselor Maryellen Langhout is available by phone Mondays from 2 to 7 and Thursdays 12 to 5. Maryellen is a licensed counselor, a National Board Certified Career Counselor, a Certified Distance Counselor and a Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner, who has worked exclusively with dancers for the last four years.

For more information about our programs and grants, please visit www.careertransition.org.

Contact: Maryellen Langhout, mlanghout@careertransition.org

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Dance Community News - November 14, 2012

In This Issue.

DanceMN UPDATE

1. PLEASE GIVE TO DANCEMN ON GIVE TO THE MAX! DAY

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. IT IS SHE WHO I SEE - NOVEMBER 15-18

3. TU DANCE FALL SEASON AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 16-18

4. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS COPPELIA - NOVEMBER 17-18

5. CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 24

6. PHYSICAL PLANT - NOVEMBER 25

7. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

8. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

9. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 1

10. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

11. LEADERSHIP IDEA EXCHANGE FINAL EVENT - DECEMBER 13, 2012

12. BALLET MINNESOTA’S 25TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

14. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR WINTER TRIMESTER AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

15. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

17. NORTH INDIAN KATHAK DANCE CLASSES WITH RITA MUSTAPHI

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. TU DANCE CENTER OFFERS GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN

19. TU DANCE CENTER PRESENTS A 3-DAY WEST AFRICAN WORKSHOP WITH KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN

20. BELLY DANCE THIS FRIDAY AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT ROTATING WORKSHOP AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

21. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: PART-TIME DANCE FOR FIGURE SKATING INSTRUCTOR

22. LOOKING FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

23. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS....SAVE THE DATE FOR RENOVATE CHOREOGRAPHER'S EVENING!

24. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

25. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

26. 2013 LIVE MUSIC FOR DANCE MINNESOTA GRANTS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

27. CELLULAR HEALING FOR THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SELF!  SOMATIC MOVEMENT BODYWORK WITH MANDY HERRICK

OTHER DANCE NEWS

28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY HISTORY ON MINNESOTA MIST BLOG



DanceMN UPDATE

1. PLEASE GIVE TO DANCEMN ON GIVE TO THE MAX! DAY

Hello all you dancers and dance fans,

This Thursday, November 15, is Give to the Max! Day starting at midnight. Please consider all the wonderful dance information we send out each week. And when you do, remember this: We are all volunteers. Together we spend more than 20 unpaid hours a week bringing you the newsletter. We want to keep DanceMN going and we need your help.

We need to cover our web hosting costs and we are also investigating ways to improve and expand our services. But that kind of change requires money. $5, $50 or $5000 will help. Click on over to http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Dancemn and give!

We can't do it without your help! To keep the newsletter coming and to design a useful website for the dance community, we will need thousands of dollars. Please help by giving what you can!

Thanks very much,
Laurie Van Wieren, Tara King, Kaleena Miller, Emily Gastineau
with our wonderful advisory board: Sally Rousse, Dana Kassel, Judith Brin Ingber and Theresa Madaus
admin@dancemn.org

PS...Yes, I'd like to support DanceMN, http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Dancemn

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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. IT IS SHE WHO I SEE - NOVEMBER 15-18

It is She Who I See is the inaugural production of the new multimedia performance company Interference Arts. In this show, Artistic Director Craig Harris draws the audience into an innovative immersive multimedia environment that celebrates the original woman who is in all of us, and explores gender imbalance and the perception of time in our society.

The show brings together a remarkable cohort of artists, musicians and theater professionals to perform a variety of compositions and narrative soundscapes written by Harris. These award-winning performers include soprano Norah Long, vocalist Viv Corringham, theater artist Paul Herwig, cellist Randall Davidson, the New Music ensemble Zeitgeist, English Horn performer Merilee Klemp, electronic music artist Steve Goldstein, projection designer Jim Peitzman, digital illustration artist and costume designer Candy Kuehn, and lighting designer Mike Grogan, with creative audio mixing and sound processing by Tim Donahue and project midwife Kym Longhi.

For more information about the show and Interference Arts please visit www.InterferenceArts.com.

For tickets, call the Ritz Box Office: 612-436-1129 or online at www.ritzdolls.com/tickets/.

Performance schedule & ticket prices:
Thursday, November 15 @ 8:00pm ($20)
Friday, November 16 @ 8:00pm ($25)
Saturday, November 17 @ 8:00pm ($25)
Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00pm ($20)

$3 per ticket discount for students and seniors

Company launch and CD release party follows performance on Saturday, November 17

Contact: Craig Harris, Craig@InterferenceArts.com  

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3. 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.

To purchase tickets visit www.theoshaughnessy.com or call 651-690-6700
For more information visit www.tudance.org

Contact: Abdo.Sayegh@tudance.org

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4. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS COPPELIA - NOVEMBER 17-18

Continental Ballet Company will perform Coppelia in Maplewood on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 PM.  For ticket information call 651-249-2103 at the Maplewood Community Center Theater.  

This charming ballet has both humor and exquisite classical technique.   The cast includes Yuki Tokuda, Casey Juul, Karen Siedsma, Shuji Waseda, Katherine Hesterberg, John Munger, Zoe Henrot, Karissa Machacek, Katy Daly, Jarod Boltjes, Leta Triebold, John Agurkis, and Annie Nimmo.  For further information visit www.continentalballet.com

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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5. CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - NOVEMBER 24

Sat, Nov 24
7 and 9:30 pm
$22 ($18 Walker members)
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/choreographers-evening-40th-anniversary

Grab your friends and get the lowdown on a thriving and diverse local scene through this snappy sampler of works lasting seven minutes or less, curated by Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully.

This year's version of the annual favorite features work by Judith Brin Ingber, Christ Up Dance Crew, Michael Engel, Emily King & Ryan Underbakke, Blake Nellis, Luke Olson-Elm, Rosy Simas, Joanne Spencer, Third Coast Collective, and Voice of Culture.

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

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6. PHYSICAL PLANT - NOVEMBER 25

A site & sound specific work by Taja Will presented in partnership with ARIA
and
David Byrnes's installation “Playing the Building”

David Byrne's “Playing the Building” installation illuminates the potential of place though architecture and sound. Physical Plant mirrors and communes with the installation using the potential of the body to respond and instantly compose sound, space and movement. Choreographer Taja Will with collaborative performers (Blake Nellis, Dustin Haug, Sharon Picasso) inhabit the installation in an aesthetic of spontaneity, improvising moment to moment, their relationship to the site and it's sounds as played by local musician Justin Nellis. Physical Plant embodies the agency, beauty, efficiency, experimentation, and grand allure of Byrne's installation.

On November 25th Physical Plant will be performed at 1pm, 2:30 and 4pm. As each run finishes the audience is encouraged to play the building and the movers. This work invites active participation.

Playing the Building & Physical Plant
ARIA (formerly Jeune Lune)
105 North 1st Street
Minneapolis

November 25th installation opens at noon, tickets can be purchased at the door, admission $10 for adults, $5 children 5 and under.  For more information about the installation or Aria please visit ariampls.com

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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7. 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
www.bryantlakebowl.com
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.

Thank you all for being a part of 9x22 Dance/Lab. Give to the Max is Thursday, November 15.
Please consider all the dance and discussions that 9x22 Dance/Lab has brought to you over the last nine years and help by giving what you can. Let’s keep going! Go to: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/9x22-Dance-Lab

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren Projects, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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8. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University and Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota Present

Women of Substance
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thu, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret  (2009)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Dining Alone  (2011)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera, Artistic Director/Choreographer

Rosie Herrera has emerged as Miami’s leading cutting-edge, multidisciplinary choreographer and theater artist. Combining modern dance, ballet, drag, burlesque, theater, hip hop, and opera, she is paving the way for the next generation of artists in the U.S. Herrera is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami. Using water as a metaphor for the unconscious, Various Stages of Drowning recreates dream states using dance, theater, cabaret, and film. Considered her breakout piece, World Dance Reviews calls Herrera “a magician…that twists our emotions.” Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION
Connect with Rosie Herrera for a Q & A immediately following the performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.

Check out this sneak peek video of the performance here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9y4WNbt1jIo

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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9. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - DECEMBER 1

The students and friends of Pas de Deux Dance Studio are proud to announce their upcoming production of The Nutcracker Ballet.  Featuring original choreography by Zachari Wetz to Tchaikovsky's classic score, there is something for everyone in this holiday tradition, perfect for the whole family.

Saturday, December 1
1:30 and 4:00 pm
University of Minnesota Student Union Theater
2017 Buford Avenue, St Paul

$10 for ages 3+, no admittance under age 3

For more information:  http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/nutcracker-performance
To check on ticket availability, please email: studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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10. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

Presented by Barbi Lee Dance Arts Studio

Sat. Dec. 1 at 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 2 at 3 pm

Richfield Middle School
7400 Oliver Ave So in Richfield

$10 for children of all ages from 3 to 100

This is a one-hour version of the famous story ballet, fully costumed and danced by students and alumni of the school.

Food donations for area food shelves will be gladly accepted.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com   

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11. LEADERSHIP IDEA EXCHANGE FINAL EVENT - DANCERS INVITED,  DECEMBER 13, 2012

ArtsLab invites you to our fifth, and final, Leadership Idea Exchange, a day-long retreat focused on creativity and engagement in the artistic process. We look forward to welcoming new attendees, as well as past participants, for a final day of practicing the art of story and conversation.

Event Information:
December 13, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Como Zoo and Conservatory
St. Paul, Minnesota

As with previous events, this day is not about solving problems or creating products, rather we will look at how to share stories-orally, visually, and through co-creation of our dream for the future.

We are pleased to be joined by Wing Young Huie, photographer; Becky Franklin, weaver; Beverly Cottman, storyteller; Maren Ward, actor and community activist; and other artists as we practice the art of storytelling, story listening, and hosting conversations that matter.

Coffee, light breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

Participation is free, but space is limited. Register today: http://bit.ly/OsjpY6

*A limited number of travel scholarships are available for participants traveling more than 150 miles to attend. Please see your registration confirmation email for application link. Application deadline is November 22.

If you have any questions, please contact us: artslab@artsmidwest.org.

Contact: Angie Keeton, angie@artsmidwest.org

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12. BALLET MINNESOTA’S 25TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14-16

Ballet Minnesota celebrates its 25th Anniversary of performing The Classic Nutcracker at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of  St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, December 14-16, 2012.  

Tickets prices range from $30 to $44 for adults, $18 for children 13 and under and $22 for seniors.  Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com or call The O’Shaughnessy ticket office at 651-690-6700.

Contact: Susan Ritt, sritt@hotmail.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

Jennifer Ilse's ongoing weekly inverted dance classes have resumed and run 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:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org.

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

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14. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR WINTER TRIMESTER AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Join Pas de Deux Dance Studio for their winter trimester with ballet classes for all ages.  In addition to technique classes for traditional school age dancers, Pas de Deux offers beginning/intermediate level classes for teens and adults newer to ballet, as well as introductory classes for the youngest dancers (age 3-4).  The new trimester starts November 26, so contact the studio today!

Pas de Deux Dance Studio
1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul
www.pasdedeuxdance.com
studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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15. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

3-4 Intermediate Technique
3-4 Advanced Technique
Youth, Teen and Adults Welcome
$15 Drop in Fee
3hr high end tap training for youth available as part of our Youth Tap Ensemble

Classes taught by Cathy Wind, Aleutian Calabay, and Ellen Keane

Contact: Cathy Wind, Keanesense@aol.com or Ellen Keane, Ellen@tapcompany.org

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16. 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 ever necessary to participate in the dances at Tapestry. All skill levels are welcome.

Thursday, November 15
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
Bollywood dance team teaches
7:00-8:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, November 16
Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry International Folkdance with Paulino Brener
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, November 17
Tapestry Hambo Series with teacher Steven Petersen
6:30-7:30pm
Tapestry Contra Dance
Live music by Light of the Moon and caller Tom Van Deusen
7:30-11:00pm
$10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, November 18
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
with George Ehrenberg
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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17. NORTH INDIAN KATHAK DANCE CLASSES WITH RITA MUSTAPHI

Kathak Dance of North India is a dynamic storytelling art form that combines lyrical grace, subtle expressions and meaningful hand gestures with physically demanding spins and intricate footwork. Katha Dance Theatre is the only organization of its size and scope in the entire Midwestern United States, and we are proud to offer classes in three diverse locations across the Metro Area. Winter is the perfect opportunity to begin our year educational programs with three-time McKnight Choreography Fellow Rita Mustaphi, and we invite students of all ages to discover this powerful form of expression.

Classes begin on November 27, and you can contact info@kathadance.org or call 763-533-0756 if you'd like more information.

Contact: Owen Henry, info@kathadance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

18. 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.

Nov. 19 - 21 | 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 education@tudance.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, abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

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19. TU DANCE CENTER PRESENTS A 3-DAY WEST AFRICAN WORKSHOP WITH KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN

Join Ms. Kenna-Camara Cottman as she leads an intensive 3-day West African Dance workshop.  Returning from Senegal, where she spent one month learning from the culture of the Griots, or Gewel as they are called in Senegal, Ms. Kenna is charged with energy and incredible experiences.  

Friday, November 16 – 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, November 17 – 4:30-6:00pm
Sunday, November 18 – 4:30-6:00pm

Participants in this workshop will:
· Learn intense and thorough exercises in the Sabar dance technique;
· Learn Senegalese latest popular dances and Bakks;
· Learn choreography to some of the most popular music artists in Senegal;
· Talk and practice the art of the Sabar solo, and how to interpret the music and dance culture of the Wolof People;
· Watch images and videos from the drum and dance scene in Dakar;
· Improve the understanding of West African technique by discussing and practicing drum, songs, history and storytelling.

Register to the workshop by email to education@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.
Cost: $14/single class.  We encourage participants to take all three classes in order to have the most beneficial results.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
http://www.tudance.org

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

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20. BELLY DANCE THIS FRIDAY AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT ROTATING WORKSHOP AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

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 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

Keep in touch!
www.zenondance.org
www.facebook.com/zenondance

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

21. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: PART-TIME DANCE FOR FIGURE SKATING INSTRUCTOR

The instructor will be responsible for one section of Dance for Figure Skaters. Dance for Figure Skaters is an after-school, for credit dance class designed specifically for figure skaters. The instructor will work closely with the Chair of the Performing and Visual Arts Department and the Director of the Figure Skating Center of Excellence in delivering a curriculum which both strengthens the students’ dance skills, preferably to include ballet, but also enhances their movement performance on ice.

HOURS OF WORK: Two days per week starting at 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds for this position, but experience teaching dance to students of middle and high school age is preferred.

TO APPLY:
Email cover letter and resume to: Michelle Mahowald, Human Resources Manager, hr@s-sm.org or stop by the Human Resources Office located next to the Business Office in the lower level of Shumway Hall. (507) 333-1613. Application materials will be received thru 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2012 or until position is filled.  E.O.E.

Contact: Michelle Mahowald, hr@s-sm.org

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22. LOOKING FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

The Zenon Dance Zone is always looking for choreographers interested in working with the students accepted into the Dance Zone program.  Guest Choreographers can be emerging or established dance makers in the fields of modern, jazz/rhythmic, or hip hop.  The program is currently looking for one more choreographer for the Winter/Spring session to create a work on students in January-April for an in-studio show April 2013.  If interested (for this coming session or future sessions), please send your resume to Brinsley Davis at brinsley@zenondance.org. Previous Guest Choreographers have included Laurie Van Wieren, HIJACK, Angharad Davies, Leslie O'Neill and many other emerging and veteran choreographers.

Contact: Brinsley Davis, brinsley@zenondance.org

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23. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS....SAVE THE DATE FOR RENOVATE CHOREOGRAPHER'S EVENING!

The Ritz Theater presents their 6th Annual Choreographer's Evening Feb 22, 23, 24, 2013.  Auditions in January 2013.  Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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24. 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 two video shoots on these dates (both are Sunday evenings):


12/02/2012

12/09/2012

Must feel comfortable with movement 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 jpavlik@mcad.edu.

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25. SEEKING DANCE PERFORMERS FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT

Saint Paul Union Depot is opening the doors to a newly-restored waiting area on Saturday, December 8 with an art-filled open house!

Union Depot to celebrate grand opening artfully...

Performers, including dancers, needed!

Bedlam Theatre is participating in this exciting day of festivities, art, and trains (lots of trains!) by enlisting local artist Samantha Johns to produce and direct a series of small and large-scale historically referential performances to happen throughout the day for an estimated crowd of 20,000 circulating through the space from 10am-4pm.  The work will have a strong movement component, and additional core artists include Barbra Berlovitz, Charles Campbell, Emily Gastineau, and Billy Mullaney.

You can be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

Sign up to volunteer! As a performer, you will be able to play in the Saint Paul Union Depot waiting room space with local artists before the public has access during rehearsals and participate in a performance on a day that is sure to mark a historically significant day in Minnesota transit history!

All experience levels are invited! For more information about this volunteer opportunity, sign up now (http://tinyurl.com/uniondepotproject-bedlam) to attend an Information Workshop or email Birdie at birdie@bedlamtheatre.org.

Contact: Samantha Johns, john6385@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

26. 2013 LIVE MUSIC FOR DANCE MINNESOTA GRANTS

Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2012 (postmark)

In partnership with New Music USA, the American Composers Forum is pleased to offer the 2013 Live Music for Dance Minnesota grants to composers, dancers, and dance companies based in Minnesota.

The objectives of the program are:
·to support collaborations between composers and choreographers;
·to foster meaningful collaborations between composers and dance companies; and
·to support and encourage the use of live music for dance performances.

Applicants may request up to a total of $5,000. (NOTE: Live Music for Dance Minnesota grant recipients in 2011 and/or 2012 are not eligible to apply for the 2013 grant round.)

Grants will be awarded in three categories:
·Category 1: Funds to support the commissioning of new work created by a Minnesota-based composer/choreographer team(i.e. individual artists).
·Category 2: Funds awarded to Minnesota-based professional dance companies to work with an American composer. For this category, the composer does not have to be based in Minnesota.
·Category 3: Funds awarded to Minnesota-based professional dance companies to hire live musicians (who may be from Minnesota or from outside the state).

Complete guidelines and application materials are available at:
http://www.composersforum.org/program/live-music-dance-minnesota

Contact: Craig Carnahan, CCarnahan@composersforum.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

27. CELLULAR HEALING FOR THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SELF!  SOMATIC MOVEMENT BODYWORK WITH MANDY HERRICK

Contact Mandy at herricam@gmail.com, 612 201 2596, or through http://www.blooma.com.

$10 off your initial visit!

Bio:
Mandy is a Global Somatics™ Practitioner, Dance Artist and mother. Her practice is grounded in a holistic approach and includes all aspects of the self: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. She is trained through Green River Dance for Global Somatics™, through Blooma as a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, and through decades of dance/movement experience. Individual sessions include a blending of many therapeutic approaches and depend on the unique needs of each person. Modalities such as Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy,
Vibrational Aspects™ energy work, massage, and movement education and re-patterning encompass the range of Mandy’s work. Her interest in bodywork begins with her passion for movement and the potential movement has for healing and transformation. Her clients have found relief ranging from musculoskeletal pain to emotional overwhelm and stress.

Testimonial:
"Massage therapists only know how to work on muscles; Mandy's healing touch can work with muscles and so much more - connective tissue, organs, bones, cells, everything in the body.  Her touch is very nurturing and healing.  She was able to help me with specific injuries and also to find a way to intuitively work with me as a whole person, helping to bring me into a more balanced state even when I couldn't name the reason I felt 'off'.  I recommend her highly." -EZ

Contact: Mandy Herrick, herricam@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY HISTORY ON MINNESOTA MIST BLOG

Most new businesses fail in their first five years. How did Zenon Dance Company, celebrating 30 years this month, survive its first 10, 1981-1991? Minnesota Mist looks at the company's early years in "Meaning, madness, and the magic of Zenon Dance Company":
http://minnesotamist.blogspot.com/2012/11/meaning-madness-and-magic-of-zenon.html

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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Dance Community News - November 7, 2012

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! RABBIT SHOW –“DANCES WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC” - NOVEMBER 7

2. LOST CHILDE/MUSICKE - NOVEMBER 8-10

3. SHOWING OF “JAZZ 1” BY DONALD BYRD - NOVEMBER 9

4. PANCAKE TIME 2 - NOVEMBER 11

5. HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY’S POLITICAL MOTHER - NOVEMBER 13

6. TU DANCE FALL SEASON AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 16-18

7. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 30TH FALL SEASON - NOVEMBER 16-25

8. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS COPPELIA - NOVEMBER 17-18

9. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

10. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

11. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

13. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

14. INTERMEDIATE BALLET WITH PENELOPE FREEH

15. HIP HOP CLASSES AND FREE TRIAL CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK!

16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. THRESHOLD: GATEWAYS - A 5RHYTHMS WORKSHOP WITH PETER FODERA

18. DANCE MASTER CLASS LED BY MEMBERS OF THE HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY

19. FRIDAY NIGHT ROTATING WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

20. TU DANCE CENTER PRESENTS A 3-DAY WEST AFRICAN WORKSHOP WITH KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

21. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS...SAVE THE DATE FOR RENOVATE CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING!

22. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

23. FREE FITNESS CLASSES IN RETURN FOR CHILDCARE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

24. ZENON DANCE COMPANY HISTORY ON MINNESOTA MIST BLOG

25. ZENON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE MAGAZINE!



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! RABBIT SHOW –“DANCES WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC” - NOVEMBER 7

Yes, it’s tonight. 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) at Bryant Lake Bowl. Nine choreographers offer dances with a wide variety of classical music, ranging from Arabic chamber music to contemporary new music, to dead European white guys. This show will be a breath of fresh air as we all recover from the stressful election yesterday, regardless of the outcomes.

Choreographers include Denise Armstead (with Christine Maginnis), Shana Hoglund, Kalila Indivar, Kate Keleher, John Munger, Danielle Ricci, Cassandra Shore, Janet Skidmore, and Ray Terrill. We’ll be seeing tribal fusion, modern/contemporary, lunatic hand-jive, classical Middle Eastern, and even puppetry.

Tickets are $7 to $12 sliding as you choose, but wearing a Fringe button gets you in for only $6. Reservations at 612-825-8949 or bryantlakebowl.com. So drop your cares along with your election angst and take in a refreshing one-hour dance show at BLB.

John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393

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2. 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
Blake Nellis
Roxane Wallace-Peterson
Taja Will

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, jimbobwaye@hotmail.com

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3. SHOWING OF “JAZZ 1” BY DONALD BYRD - NOVEMBER 9

Informal Studio Showing:
"Jazz 1"
Choreography by Donald Byrd
Staged by Cowles Visiting Artist Brian Harlan Brooks
Performed by University of Minnesota Dance students

Friday, November 9, 2012
4:30 PM
Barbara Barker Center for Dance – Studio 100
FREE; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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4. PANCAKE TIME 2 - NOVEMBER 11

Did you come to PANCAKE TIME?
Did you HEAR about Pancake time?
What was it? Who knows?

PANCAKE TIME 2 is an attempt to get IDEAS ONTO PAPER and INTO EACH OTHER, thinking through and exchanging ideas on the state of our ART; documenting at the same time. This time we will be WRITING (or drawing or scribbling or tearing paper into bits) from 10am til 1pm on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th. As we write, we will post them on a COMMUNAL WALL, using others' postings to INSPIRE further writing. Nobody is required to respond to each others' trains of thought, nobody is required to keep their thoughts to themselves. There will be WRITING and EATING PANCAKES. At the end of the day we will collect all of the generated material (ANONYMOUS or not) and produce a BOOK, making these pages available online and perhaps in physical print. THERE WILL ALSO BE BREAKS.

Sunday, November 11, 10am-1pm
Bedlam Lowertown
213 4th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Please bring your own [utensils], writing or otherwise, for pancakes and coffee and making marks [plate, fork, coffee mug, pen, etc...]

We will put pen to paper
We will be a thinking tank
We will cross-pollinate ideas
Pancakes

Helpful LINKS
http://minnesotaplaylist.com/blogs/what-pancake-time
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/165662826.html?refer=y
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/theater/column/jay-gabler/timid-theater

Contact: Billy Mullaney, billymullaney@gmail.com

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5. HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY’S POLITICAL MOTHER - NOVEMBER 13

Northrop Dance Presents
Hofesh Shechter Company
Political Mother
Presented in partnership with the Walker Art Center.

Tue, Nov 13, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

http://northrop.umn.edu/events/hofesh-shechter-company

"... 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, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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6. 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.

To purchase tickets visit http//:www.theoshaughnessy.com or call 651-690-6700
For more information visit http//:www.tudance.org

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

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7. 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
612.206.3600, www.thecowlescenter.org

TICKET DISCOUNTS:
$15--Student rush tickets! Available 30 minutes prior to show time with a student ID.
$15--Zenon Dance School Student ticket! Discount code: zenon30

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, danielle@zenondance.org

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8. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS COPPELIA - NOVEMBER 17-18

This month Continental Ballet Company is performing the ballet Coppelia.  The first performance, November 4 in Alexandria, features Yuki Tokuda and Casey Juul in the lead roles of this charming ballet.   The Company will perform Coppelia in Maplewood on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 PM.  For ticket information call 651-249-2103.   In addition to Yuki and Casey, the cast includes Karen Siedsma, Shuji Waseda, Katherine Hesterberg, John Munger, Zoe Henrot, Karissa Machacek, Katy Daly, Jarod Boltjes, Leta Triebold, John Agurkis, and Annie Nimmo.

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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9. 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
www.bryantlakebowl.com
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, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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10. ROSIE HERRERA DANCE THEATRE - NOVEMBER 29

Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota and The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University Present
Women of Substance
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thu, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret (2009)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Dining Alone (2011)
Choreography by Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera has emerged as Miami’s leading cutting-edge, multidisciplinary choreographer and theater artist. Combining modern dance, ballet, drag, burlesque, theater, hip hop, and opera, she is paving the way for the next generation of artists in the U.S. Herrera is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami. Using water as a metaphor for the unconscious, Various Stages of Drowning recreates dream states using dance, theater, cabaret, and film. Considered her breakout piece, World Dance Reviews calls Herrera “a magician…that twists our emotions.” Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth, and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food,
Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION
Connect with the dance company’s artists for a Q & A immediately following each Women of Substance performance from the stage of The O’Shaughnessy.

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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11. THE 24TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 1-2

Presented by Barbi Lee Dance Arts Studio

Sat. Dec. 1 at 7 pm and Sun. Dec. 2 at 3 pm

Richfield Middle School
7400 Oliver Ave So in Richfield

$10 for children of all ages from 3 to 100

This is a one-hour version of the famous story ballet, fully costumed and danced by students and alumni of the school.

Food donations for area food shelves will be gladly accepted.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES HAVE RESUMED!

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes have resumed and run 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:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

For more info call 612-724-7372 or email offleash@offleasharea.org

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

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13. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM TAP CLASSES: SUNDAYS AT BALLARE TEATRO

3-4 Intermediate Technique
3-4 Advanced Technique
Youth, Teen and Adults Welcome
$15 Drop in Fee
3hr high end tap training for youth available as part of our Youth Tap Ensemble

Classes taught by Cathy WInd, Aleutian Calabay, and Ellen Keane

Contact: Cathy Wind, Keanesense@aol.com or Ellen Keane, Ellen@tapcompany.org

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14. INTERMEDIATE BALLET WITH PENELOPE FREEH

Greetings Dancers:
I wanted to let you know about a new class I am teaching:

Intermediate Ballet @ Zenon
Fridays: noon – 1:30

The class is catered to who’s in the room. It’s a gentle challenge and a sweaty, joyful blast. Live piano accompaniment!

Hope to see you there,
Penelope Freeh
barefootpenny@gmail.com

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15. HIP HOP CLASSES AND FREE TRIAL CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK!

Thursdays at Balance Pointe Studios in St. Louis Park! 6 week sessions for $75! (Some scholarships available)
FREE Trial this Thursday: November 8th!

Visit www.balancepointestudios.com for more information or email info@balancepointestudios.com  to register!

CLASSES:
5-5:45 pm Special Needs Hip Hop (ages 8-18yrs)
(Instructor: Allyson Taubenheim)
6:00-7 pm Beginning/Int. Christian Praise Hip Hop (ages 10-teen)
(Instructor: Allyson Taubenheim)
7:00-8 pm Intermediate/ Advanced Hip Hop Technique and Skills (ages
teen/adult)
(Instructor: David Abide Pellinen)
8-9:00 pm Int./Advanced Christian Hip Hop Choreography (ages teen/adult)
(Instructor: David Pellinen)

FREE TRIAL Adult Movement/Dance Exercise CLASSES at Balance Pointe Studios in
St. Louis Park
FLOOR BARRE: Tuesday, November 13th @ 1 pm (Instructor: Cynthia Nehrbass)
ZUMBA: Wednesday, November 14th @ noon  (Instructor: Marci Johnson)
GYROKINESIS: Friday, November 16th @ 11 am (Instructor: Paige Powers)

Contact: Cynthia Lehew-Nehrbass, cklnehrbass@gmail.com

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16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Thursday, Nov. 8
Tapestry Bollywood Dance Bollywood team teaches 7:00-8:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, Nov. 9
Daytime Dance Without Borders with Emily Jarrett Hughes
1:00-2:30pm
$5
Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, Nov. 10
Tapestry Hambo Series with Steven Petersen
6:30-7:30pm
$5
Tapestry Contra Dance
Live music by Pig's Eye Landing with caller Ted Hodapp
7:30-11:00pm $10, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, Nov. 11
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
Mary Kay Schladweiler teaches
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-2914
www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Cristina Perez, cristina@tapestryfolkdance.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. THRESHOLD: GATEWAYS - A 5RHYTHMS WORKSHOP WITH PETER FODERA

November 16-18, 2012 Minneapolis, MN

"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." … Lao-Tzu

Friday: 6-9pm / Saturday: 1:30-7:30pm / Sunday: 11-4pm

Threshold / Gateway

Every journey begins with the first step and often taking that first step through the threshold is the most difficult part of the journey. Gateways are often guarded by challenges or difficulties that we have to overcome in order to continue down the path. Beginnings take a great deal of faith and surrender.

The practice of the 5Rhythms offers us a way into each of the rhythms- a point of beginning and focus that allows us to continue down the path with greater awareness. By exploring our bodies on the physical level of the practice and identifying our patterns in motion we can move wholeheartedly into a deeper awareness of the Rhythm of life and our connection to our truth.

This waves exploration is open to all levels and is an invitation to deepen your 5 Rhythms practice.

Contact: Cindy Storms, cindy.storms@gmail.com

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18. DANCE MASTER CLASS LED BY MEMBERS OF THE HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY

Dance MASTER CLASS
Political Mother – Hofesh Shechter Master Class
Led by members of the Hofesh Shechter Company
Open/Advanced Class
Mon, Nov 12, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Limited Registration for 25 students– education@tudance.org or call 612- 612-605-1925.
Free of charge.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up and prepare for class to start at 11am.

At the forefront of the European dance scene, Hofesh Shechter has emerged as one of the major choreographic voices in world. This class will introduce you to Hofesh’s movement style, which evolved from the gaga-dance tradition of Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company.

Class Description
11:00 - 11:45 am: Class based on company class, to introduce Hofesh’s movement style and prepare the body for the repertoire
11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Short break
12:00 - 1:30 pm: Repertoire from Political Mother (as to be performed at the Orpheum Theatre)

This class is planned in association with TU Dance Center as part of the presentation of the Hofesh Shechter Company on Tue, Nov 13, 7:30 pm as presented by Northrop Dance and Walker Art Center.

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

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19. FRIDAY NIGHT ROTATING WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

Get your weekend started right with our 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 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

Keep in touch!
www.zenondance.org
www.facebook.com/zenondance
www.twitter.com/zenondance

Zenon Dance Company and School
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN, 55403
612.338.1101

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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20. TU DANCE CENTER PRESENTS A 3-DAY WEST AFRICAN WORKSHOP WITH KENNA-CAMARA COTTMAN

Join Ms. Kenna-Camara Cottman as she leads an intensive 3-day West African Dance workshop.

Friday, November 16 – 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday, November 17 – 4:30-6:00pm
Sunday, November 18 – 4:30-6:00pm

Returning from Senegal, where she spent one month learning from the culture of the Griots, or Gewel as they are called in Senegal, Ms. Kenna returns to the Twin Cities charged with energy and incredible experiences.  

Participants in this workshop will:
·Learn intense and thorough exercises in the Sabar dance technique;
·Learn Senegalese latest popular dances and Bakks;
·Learn choreography to some of the most popular music artists in Senegal;
·Talk and practice the art of the Sabar solo, and how to interpret the music and dance culture of the Wolof People;
·Watch images and videos from the drum and dance scene in Dakar;
·mprove the understanding of West African technique by discussing and practicing drum, songs, history and storytelling.

For more information on Kenna’s trip to Senegal visit: www.kennacottman.com

Register to the workshop by email to education@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.
Cost: $14/single class.  We encourage participants to take all three classes in order to have the most beneficial results.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
http://www.tudance.org

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

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

21. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS...SAVE THE DATE FOR RENOVATE CHOREOGRAPHERS’ EVENING!

The Ritz Theater presents their 6th RENOVATE Choreographers’ Evening February 22, 23, 24, 2013.   Auditions in January 2013.  Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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22. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

Performers Wanted:

Instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design seeks performers interested in participating in video productions of interactive sculpture.

Three video shoots on these dates (all Sunday evenings):

12/02/2012
12/09/2012

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 jpavlik@mcad.edu

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

23. FREE FITNESS CLASSES IN RETURN FOR CHILDCARE

Want FREE Pilates or fitness classes?
Pilates is a GREAT way for dancers to cross-train, but can be very expensive. Fortunately, the SweatShop Health Club in St. Paul can help you out!

The SweatShop Health Club in St. Paul is currently looking for responsible individuals to provide childcare for only two hours a week in exchange for a FREE membership to the gym.

We are currently looking to fill:
Mondays 5:15-7:15 PM
Tuesdays 5:15-7:15 PM

*If you take more than one shift, you get a more inclusive membership (more FREE classes).

Must be very reliable, be able to provide references, and free of a criminal record.

Please email Carissa@sweatshopfitness.com with questions and resumes. Even if your hours don’t work now, please email with interest as new shifts may open up.

Contact: Carissa Logghe, carissa@sweatshopfitness.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

24. ZENON DANCE COMPANY HISTORY ON MINNESOTA MIST BLOG

Most new businesses fail in their first five years. In time for Zenon Dance Company's 30th anniversary performances this month, Minnesota Mist looks at the company's early years, 1981-1991, in an article, "Meaning, madness, and the magic of Zenon Dance Company":
http://minnesotamist.blogspot.com/2012/11/meaning-madness-and-magic-of-zenon.html

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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25. ZENON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE MAGAZINE!

“Dance Matters: Zenon Zings On”
By Linda Shapiro

http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/November-2012/Dance-Matters-Zenon-Zings-On

Take a moment and read Linda Shapiro’s article in the November Dance Magazine!  Zenon is celebrating their 30th Anniversary; the 30th Fall Season opens November 16 at 8pm at The Cowles Center. Come Celebrate 30 years with Zenon on opening night and the post show reception!

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

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Dance Community News - October 31, 2012

In This Issue.

DanceMN UPDATE

1. REMINDER TO SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS EACH WEEK

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. JAMES SEWELL BALLET'S FALL PERFORMANCES - OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 4

3. THE POONIES RETURN TO PATRICK’S - NOVEMBER 2-3

4. RABBIT SHOW: “CLASSICAL MUSIC” NEXT WEEK - NOVEMBER 7

5. DON’T RAIN ON MY PANDA BEAR! - NOVEMBER 9-10

6. LOST CHILDE/MUSICKE - NOVEMBER 8-10

7. HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY’S POLITICAL MOTHER - NOVEMBER 13

8. TU DANCE FALL SEASON AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - NOVEMBER 16-18

9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’S 30TH FALL SEASON - NOVEMBER 16-25

10. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

11. ACADEMY OF RUSSIAN BALLET NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE - DECEMBER 14-16

ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES RESUME NOVEMBER 6TH!

13. ONGOING ADULT AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES AT DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL!

14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

15. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

16. GAGA CLASSES OFFERED BY CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR BERIT AHLGREN

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. FRIDAY NIGHT ROTATING WORKSHOPS AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

18. ARENA DANCES AUDITION!

19. PERFORMERS WANTED FOR VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OF INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

20. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST WINS BESSIE AWARD

21. LIGHTSEY DARST SEEKING STORY IDEAS



DanceMN UPDATE

1. REMINDER TO SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS EACH WEEK

Hello everyone, Thank you so much for being a part of DanceMN and posting your dance notices with us. We love making all of your dance projects known to the world each week.  Please remember to re-submit your announcements every week that you want your notice  to run. As always, announcements that come in after the deadline (Monday evenings at 6 pm) or are over the word limit (250) will not be able to be posted. We believe that the newsletter is a vital part of the dance community. Please help us in keeping the process streamlined. Keep those notices coming! Faithfully yours, Laurie, Emily, Tara and Kaleena

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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

2. JAMES SEWELL BALLET'S FALL PERFORMANCES - THROUGH NOVEMBER 4

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, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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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

PERFORMANCES BY
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
8:00pm
Patrick's Cabaret
$10.00 dollars at the door

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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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.

John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance
651-357-0393
Jrmdance@aol.com

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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.

http://www.junkyardtheater.com

Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@gmail.com

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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
Blake Nellis
Roxane Wallace-Peterson
Taja Will

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, jimbobwaye@hotmail.com

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7. HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY’S POLITICAL MOTHER - NOVEMBER 13

Northrop Dance Presents
Hofesh Shechter Company
Political Mother
Presented in partnership with the Walker Art Center.

Tue, Nov 13, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

http://northrop.umn.edu/events/hofesh-shechter-company

"... 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, andrea.brown@walkerart.org

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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.

To purchase tickets visit http://www.theoshaughnessy.com or call 651-690-6700.
For more information visit http://www.tudance.org.  

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

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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
612.206.3600, www.thecowlescenter.org

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, danielle@zenondance.org

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10. 9X22 DANCE/LAB - NOVEMBER 28

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-12 (sliding scale)

1. Christopher Watson