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Dance Community News - June 19, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

2. FTF WORKS PRESENTS HEROCYCLE - JUNE 21-29

3. SITUATIONS: WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING BY 2013 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CHOREOGRAPHER GEORGE STAMOS (MONTREAL) - JUNE 22

4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JUNE 26

5. BODHISATTVA SOYUZ AT PATRICK’S CABARET - JUNE 28-29

6. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT AT THE COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE & THE PERFORMING ARTS - JUNE 28-30

7. THE RITZ THEATER PRESENTS MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 1

8. 5TH ANNUAL GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES CENTER - JULY 13

9. JULY 15, 1983: A 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SUMMER POP SONGS AND SUBLIME PERFORMERS - JULY 15

ONGOING CLASSES

10. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: WEEKLY AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES WITH WHITNEY MCCLUSKY

11. PROFESSIONAL MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE CLASSES

12. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

13. OPEN BALLET CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & THE DANCE INSTITUTE

14. NOT YOUR MAMA'S JAZZ CLASS: ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD!

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

16. FALL BALLET CLASSES ANNOUNCED FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

17. SUMMER SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

19. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER - JUNE 2013

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

20. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

21. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES

22. SUBBODY EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP - ONE DAY ONLY!

23. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP @ THE COWLES CENTER

24. BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRESENTS IMPULSTANZ IN MINNEAPOLIS

25. SUMMER INTENSIVE: A THREE-WEEK RESIDENCY WITH TWIN CITIES DANCE COMPANY SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE

26. SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

27. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

28. INTRODUCTORY DANCE INTENSIVE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL - JULY 15-19!

29. BRAZILIAN DANCE PARTY AND INSTRUCTION

30. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

31. BALLET ROYALE PRESENTS MASTER BALLET CLASS WITH BONNIE MATHIS

32. CRASH DANCE PRODUCTIONS WORKSHOP SERIES

33. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

34. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION DUE JULY 1

35. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR MOMENTUM SHOW

36. SEEKING DANCERS AND TRICK BIKERS FOR BIKE BALLET

37. JAZZ/TAP DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

38. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

39. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

40. BLOOMINGTON DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

41. FREE COUNSELING FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

42. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

43. “NOTICING THE FEEDBACK: A PROPOSAL TO THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE FIELD, AND/OR THIS REVOLUTION WILL BE CROWDSOURCED”

44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

**Special Discount for Dance Newsletter Readers***

Order by June 19th and get $2 off per ticket!  Use ticket code DANCE when ordering online or over the phone.

Psst! is a story about a factory & falling in love, told entirely with dance and fabulous masks. Inspired by the topsy-turvy world of the graphic novel and the zany ragtime of Betty Boop cartoons, with a cast of 13, an original score, and an ingeniously interactive set, Off-Leash Area pulls out all the creative stops in this madcap, goofy, and ultimately heartbreaking show which won an Ivey Award in 2005.

Dates: June 21, 22 & 23

Times: Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 7:00pm

Tickets: $21 Adults ($19 Student/Senior, $14 Kids Under 14)

Reservations: www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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2. FTF WORKS PRESENTS HEROCYCLE - JUNE 21-29

FTF Works presents HEROCYCLE - a death-defying leap across American pop culture and into the life of notorious daredevil Evel Knievel. Writer Joseph Campbell's monomyth informs this epic aerial musical event and breathes life into a strong physical movement style employing Margolis Method and modern dance principles. Flying actors, soaring silks,  rolling ramps, and one wild wheelchair interact with live music and an original script to bring an audience on a journey to find the man behind the action figure.

Playing June 21 -29, 2013 at Old Arizona in Minneapolis. For more info & to purchase tickets, visit FTFWorks.org

Contact: Cody Baldwin, cody.w.baldwin@gmail.com

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3. SITUATIONS: WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING BY 2013 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CHOREOGRAPHER GEORGE STAMOS (MONTREAL) - JUNE 22

Sat, June 22, 7:00pm

JSB TEK BOX

The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.

Free: reservations required

Call 612.624.2345, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Or visit: z.umn.edu/situations

Montreal choreographer George Stamos is the 2013 McKnight International Artist, a program coordinated by Northrop at the University of Minnesota. Stamos will be in residence in Minneapolis June 10-22 to develop a new work titled Situations, working with selected local dancers at the JSB TEK BOX, Minneapolis.

Dancers: Ryan Dean, Patrick Jeffery, Robert Haarman, Justin Leaf, Nic Lincoln.  Understudy: Eben Kowler

For more information: http://northrop.umn.edu/events/work-progress-showing-situations

Contact: Mary Ellen Childs, child067@umn.edu

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4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JUNE 26

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Chris Schlichting

2. Timmy Wagner

3. Otto Ramstad

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. BODHISATTVA SOYUZ AT PATRICK’S CABARET - JUNE 28-29

Come see "Sun and Shade" by new modern dance company Bodhisattva Soyuz, part of the Open Call at Patrick's Cabaret. "Sun and Shade" explores themes of violence and creation in humans. Shows are June 28-29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 from the company.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, govi0006@umn.edu

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6. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT AT THE COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE & THE PERFORMING ARTS - JUNE 28-30

Black Label Movement presents "Whack-A-Mole" for its 6th Minnesota season

This season of exhilarating dance features:

-The world premiere of BLM Artistic Director Carl Flink's "Whack-A-Mole,"  an expressionistic examination of the concept of "endless war" our society has essentially been in since World War II.

- A revival of Flink's 2009 "Field Songs", a world of fresh sod, soil and live music performed by Minneapolis roots rockers The Jinnies. "Field Songs" is a meditation and celebration on the at times tectonic encounter between rural and urban landscapes.

“Flink creates dances that honor the lives and values of ordinary working people. There is a cleanness and clarity about the way his company of fearless movers sluice through space, as if they were clearing the air of arty pretension. Flink also is a sophisticated artist who layers movement and meaning with a sure hand. Like the poet Walt Whitman, he sings the body electric.” -The St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 31, 2009.

- Flink was also a City Pages 2012 Artist of the Year and 2012 McKnight Choreography Fellow.

BLM offers a great discount: Adult tickets are $26, but you can enter or say "blmfriend" to receive a $16 ticket when you contact the Cowles Center by phone or online.

Shows Dates:

June 28 and 29 at 8pm.  June 30 at 7pm.

Ticket prices:

$26 ($22 + $4 Cowles handling fee)

$20 seniors, $16 children/students

Cowles Center box office 612-206-3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/

Contact: Emilie Flink, emmafli@hotmail.com

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7. THE RITZ THEATER PRESENTS MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 1

A new performance series in the Ritz studio every first Monday of the month

Curated by Laurie Van Wieren

Begins July 1, 2013 with music artists Jelloslave, dance and theater artists Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney, performance artist Jaime Carrera and installation and performance artist Leslie Kelman

Monday Live Arts, a new performance series, arrives at the Ritz Theater this summer and fall. Each month, the series features four different artists with innovative and exploratory approaches to contemporary performance. Time-based visual and performing arts, events that include a human presence, and that question traditional views of the arts. Dance, music, performance art, vocals, text, installations, science experiments, and more.

July 1, August 5, October 7, November 4, and December 2

8:00 pm. Tickets $5-15.  Beer and wine in the studio lounge. Cash only. Free parking

Ritz Theater Dance Studio

343 13th Ave NE       

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Laurie Van Wieren: “I see my role as curator as a champion of diverse art and artists.  The Twin Cities has a diverse and robust dance, visual art and performance art community. Monday Live Arts is a place to experiment, to explore...to create a work of art in front of an invested audience.”

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievw.ritztheater@gmail.com

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8. 5TH ANNUAL GROUNDBREAKER BATTLE AT THE COWLES CENTER - JULY 13

Join us for our 5th annual Groundbreaker Battle on Saturday July 13th. We will spend the afternoon celebrating Hip Hop artistry. This is a free event and open to the public.

The day includes:

12:00-12:45- Panel discussion "History of Hip Hop in Minnesota"

12:45-1:30- Hip Hop master class with "footwork king" Profo Won, joining us from San Francisco

2:00-8:00- Crew vs crew battle, performances by Ill Cemistry and B-Boy J-Sun & Dancin Dave, ice cream food truck, graffiti artists (design your own tote), and more! - in Butler Square parking lot next to the theatre

3:30-4:15- Breaking workshop with B-Girl MonaLisa

All events take place at The Cowles Center. This event is funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board Festival Grant.

Contact: Jessi Fett, Education Director, jfett@thecowlescenter.org

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9. JULY 15, 1983: A 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF SUMMER POP SONGS AND SUBLIME PERFORMERS - JULY 15

Tara King (of Mad King Thomas) is throwing herself a grand birthday party and everybody's invited.

30 of the Twin Cities' best performers are creating 30 bite-sized dances inspired by the #1 hit singles on July 15th (her birthday) from 1983 to the present. It’s dance-as-boogie, dance-as-zeitgeist, dance-as-birthday-present.

WHAT: July 15th, 1983: a celebration of sublime performance and summer pop songs

WHEN: Monday, July 15th, 2013 - 7 pm (doors at 6 - dinner & bar service available in theater)

HOW MUCH: $6-15

WHERE: Bryant Lake Bowl - 810 W. Lake St.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/397318 or 612-825-8949

Featuring: Melissa Birch, Charles Campbell, Tom Carlson, Paige Collette, Angharad Davies, Ben Ficek, Emily Gastineau, HIJACK, Laura Holway, Judith Howard, Emily Johnson, Trista King, Nick LeMere, Jim Lieberthal, Theresa Madaus, Megan Mayer, Evy Muench, Ashleigh Penrod, Sally Rousse, Chris Schlichting, Paul Schulzetenberg, Sudha Setty, Anna Marie Shogren, SuperGroup, Monica Thomas, Galen Treuer, Laurie Van Wieren, Maren Ward, Huck & Buck Wilde, Taja Will and Max Wirsing.

http://july15th.sparklingrobots.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/365431033558902/

Contact: Tara King, tara.r.king@gmail.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

10. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: WEEKLY AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES WITH WHITNEY MCCLUSKY

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

Location:

Patrick's Cabaret

3010 Minnehaha Ave.

Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Every Saturday 1:00pm - 2:30pm

$12 / class - All classes are Drop-In

For more info visit http://duniyadrumanddance.org/ongoing.html

Contact: Whitney McClusky, whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

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11. PROFESSIONAL MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE CLASSES

The Summer Session of classes at The Cassandra School (the teaching arm of Jawaahir Dance Company) begins the week of June 17th. Join one of our 10 Beginning Belly Dance classes each week (or any of our 25 classes per week) in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, and Shakopee. We have daytime and/or evening classes every day of the week. The full schedule is at www.jawaahir.org/Classes.htm.

Take this rare opportunity to join Cassandra’s beginning class on Tuesday mornings. Learn from the best!

Classes (1.5 hours) are $16 for a single class, or $140 for a 10-week session.

Show your current student ID for $20 off a 10-week session.

For more information, visit us at http://www.jawaahir.org, call 612-872-6050, or email admin@jawaahir.org.

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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12. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for 7 weeks of advanced modern dance classes,  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 this summer at Zenon. Classwork will involve a 1/2 hour of body awareness and body mapping, moving into a vigorous anatomy-based technique class. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

June 4-July 18   $15 per 2 hour class    $140 for a ten class card

Zenon Dance School   612-338-1101

The Cowles Center 4th floor

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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13. OPEN BALLET CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & THE DANCE INSTITUTE

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute offer open ballet classes for all levels of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced/professional.

JUNE SCHEDULE for OPEN ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL CLASSES

9:30 - 11:00 am, Studio 2B, The Cowles Center

Monday - Laurel Keen

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Laurel Keen

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Penny Freeh

Saturday - Justin Leaf

BEGINNING and INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASSES are taught by Marcia Keegan, Jill Lile, Laura Daugherty, and Ellie Ahmann.  Go to www.mndance.org for the complete schedule of classes.

$14 single class

$8 barre

$110 ten-class card

$60 five-class card

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute, 6th Floor

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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14. NOT YOUR MAMA'S JAZZ CLASS: ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD!

You will not be forced to make jazz hands in this class. That's right, this is not your mama's jazz dance class. In this class, we don't make shapes to counts, we make music become kinetic and visual, approaching jazz as a container for musicality in dance. Explored through the lens of a musician, the embodiment of a fusion of jazz-related styles serves as the basis for investigating rhythmic complexity, dynamics and audio-driven improvisation. A kickin’ soundtrack accompanies movement explorations that ask dancers to invest their personality into becoming the sound. Again, no jazz hands here, just raw, expressive and connected music-driven dance!

When: Fridays from June 7 – August 30, 9:30 – 11am

Where: Zenon Dance School

Cost: $12 per drop-in class, or register for the whole session

More Info: www.zenondance.org

See you in class!

Erinn Liebhard

Dance Artist

MFA Candidate in Dance, CU-Boulder

Artistic Director, Rhythmically Speaking

www.erinnliebhard.com

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15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Check out our upcoming dances!

Thursday, June 20

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Friday, June 21

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

7:30-9:00pm

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, June 22

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Possum Landing with caller Robin Nelson

7:30-11:00pm

$10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, June 23

Tapestry (Mostly) Waltz Afternoons

3:30-6:00pm

5$

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: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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16. FALL BALLET CLASSES ANNOUNCED FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Registration is now open for all dancers for our 2013 - 2014 dance season. We offer classes for dancers of all ages and abilities.

Young Dancers Program: for ages 3 - 7, these classes are geared towards the youngest of dancers.

Technique Classes: for ages 7 - adult, these classes focus on ballet technique, development of steps, and performance.

Pointe: for ages 11 - adult with prior experience, these classes develop the strength and artistry of dancing en pointe.

Professional Track:  for dancers in Ballet II + who are serious about ballet and are considering a career in dance.  Each dancer will work with the studio to set up a personalized course of study to help them reach their goals.

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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17. SUMMER SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

Summer Session has begun! Join us for classes in Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, Breakin’, Jazz, & more! Enroll now and save $2 per class!

ENROLLMENT RATES-Saves you $2/class!

Adult Enrollment (13 weeks)

45min-1 hour class  $130

1.5 hour class      $143

2 hour class        $169

Youth Enrollment (6 weeks)

45min-1 hour class  $60

DROP-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

We know how busy life is, and that's why Zenon offers all of our classes at a drop-in rate! Whenever your schedule allows, you can dance at Zenon. Meet us downtown for any class and pay a drop-in rate of just $12-15. Drop-ins are welcome in both Youth and Adult classes!

Drop-in Rates

45min-1hour class $12

1.5 hour class    $13

2 hour class      $15

DON'T FORGET ABOUT CLASS CARDS- Saves you $1/class!

Save yourself $1 on every class by purchasing a Class Card! Class Cards are packages of 10 classes. The card does not tie you to a specific class but allows you flexibility in scheduling and the opportunity to try a variety of classes. Class Cards expire one year from the purchase date, so you have 365 days to use it!

Class Card Rates

$110  Ten 45 min or 1 hour classes

$120  Ten 1.5 hour classes

$140  Ten 2 hour classes

Keep in touch!

zenondance.org

facebook.com/zenondance

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis MN, 55403

Enrollment for Summer Session ends on Monday, June 17. Drop-in students welcome all session!

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

SPCB School classes continue through the summer Monday through Saturday. Flexible class cards available.

Full schedule available at our website: http://www.spcballet.org

Contact: School Registrar, Sonia, at 651-690-1588 or spcb@spcballet.org

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19. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER - JUNE 2013

TU Dance Center is offering several morning classes open to Intermediate and Advanced/Professional dancers from 10:00-11:30am.

Mondays, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley

Tuesdays, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Wednesdays, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands or Duncan Schultz

Thursdays, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Cost:  $14/class, $120/10-class card.  For more information visit http://www.tudance.org

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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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

20. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Be Artistic - Compelled – Inspired

JUNE 17 – 28, 2013

Study dance intensely for two weeks, or select specific options. Work with our outstanding faculty of the region’s most exciting professional dancers/ teachers. This is a unique opportunity to experience what it would be like to dance professionally with a company, working on technique in a variety of genres, while learning repertoire for a performance on the last day. This is dance education at its finest!

Guest Faculty Member Stephanie Hilton

Stephanie began her dance training with Boston Youth Moves, under the direction of Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. She earned a BA in Dance from Point Park University's prestigious conservatory COPA, under the direction of Susan Stowe. She had the honor of performing works by notable choreographers, such as Margo Sappington and Alan Heinlein, and showcasing her talents at the ACDFA (American College Dance Festival) in the Gala Performance.

Stephanie has danced with Thodos Dance Chicago for two seasons, performing works by Lar Lubovitch and Ann Reinking, among others. She also danced with Giordano Dance Chicago in their second company. She studied the technique of the late, great jazz master Gus Giordano and learned a great deal about dynamic movement style and bold performance quality.

She moved to Las Vegas after being hired by the world famous production company, Cirque du Soleil. She danced in two productions, Criss Angel's BeLIEve and Viva Elvis, with choreography by Wade Robson and Nappytabs.

For more information, please visit www.ashleyballetarts.com.

Questions: Ashley Burkland, ashley@ashleyballetarts.com

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21. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES

July 29-Aug 2

The Cowles Center Studio 5B

*Full Week 930-330      $225

*Drop in Class Rate (No Registration Required just show up!)     $15

Classes are open to Ages 9 -23 Repertoire Classes will be split into two groups (studio 5B and 2A) ages 9-14 (with Jeff Quast) and 15 + (with Regina Peluso)

Monday July 29

930-11am Jazz Technique

11-12 Leaps and Turns with Renee Guittar

1230-230 Jazz Repertoire

230-330 Acting for Dancers

Tuesday July 30

930-11 Jazz Technique

11-12 Tap with Geoff Higgins*

1230-230 Jazz Repertoire

230-330 Yoga

Wed July 31

930-11 Jazz Technique

11-12 Leaps and Turns with Renee Guittar

1230-230 Jazz Repertoire

230-330 Floor Barre

Thurs Aug 1

930-11 Jazz Technique

11-12 Tap with Geoff Higgins*

1230-230 Jazz Repertoire

230-330 Fosse Workshop

Fri Aug 2

930-11 Jazz Technique

11-12 Auditioning Workshop

1230-230 Jazz Repertoire

230-330 Repertoire Performance in Studio 5B

*Tap Class times may change

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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22. SUBBODY EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP - ONE DAY ONLY!

This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “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 world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When:  Tuesday 6:15-9:15 pm  August 6th

Where:  Grain Belt Studios, 79 13th Ave. NE Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Tuition:  $20

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 Gadu at DoushinGadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501.

Gadu

Tao Shiatsu / Spring Forest Qigong / Subbody Butoh

Heart of Tao Resonance Art

www.HOTResonanceArt.com

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23. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP @ THE COWLES CENTER

Travel through time during a jam-packed week as dancers learn how age-old African dance influenced dance  throughout history all the way to contemporary styles such as Hip Hop.  Connections will be made throughout the week regarding how each one of  these dance forms - African, Harlem Renaissance, Soul Dance and Hip Hop - emerged from one another. Each day has a new focus where dancers will be immersed in the day’s dance style. By the end of each day, dancers will have an understanding of the movement and history of each style and will learn a dance piece to be performed on the final day of camp.

DATES:

July 22–26 ~ ages 10-14 years old

9:00am–12:00pm

July 29–Aug 2 ~ ages 6-10 years old

1:00– 3:00pm

PRICING:

-$175 for 10–14 year old camp

-$150 for 6–10 year old camp

Make it an all day camp! Zenon offers camps! Go to www.thecowlescenter.org/dancecamp2013 for details and pricing.

Contact Laura Bohne, Education Associate to register at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org.

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24. BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRESENTS IMPULSTANZ IN MINNEAPOLIS

PELVIS: Motility and Mobility

July 20 and 21, 10-4pm

Studio 206

Register by June 1st for 20% discount!

$150-200 sliding scale

Email olive@bodycartography.org

www.bodycartography.org

This workshop will focus on the pelvis: embryology, bones, organs and glands and how we can utilize our embodied anatomy in our practice of moving. Using embodied anatomy through the systems of the body we will create a deep foundation from which to expand our physical potential, and heighten our sensory awareness. We will also explore how our bodies will move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the pelvis and how does that inform our sense of gravity, momentum and inertia.

BIOS

As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad investigate empathy and the physicality of space in urban, domestic, wild and social landscapes through dance, performance, video, installation work and movement education. The BodyCartography Project was named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the City Pages. Their work Super Nature was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and is currently touring nationally.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® and have been teaching Body-Mind Centering, dance, and video internationally for almost twenty years in  contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, TanzLaboratorium, Kiev and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis.

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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25. SUMMER INTENSIVE: A THREE-WEEK RESIDENCY WITH TWIN CITIES DANCE COMPANY SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE

July 15 - August 2, Monday through Friday

Technique from 10 - 11 am

Repertory and Performance Coaching from 11 am - 1 pm

Joanie Smith, with company members from Shapiro & Smith Dance, will teach daily technique class and set exciting repertory on intensive participants. A public showing will conclude the intensive on Friday, August 2, at 12pm.

COURSE INFORMATION

DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Informal Showing: Friday August 2, 12 noon, in Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

Registration: this intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at

http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two sections for this Summer Intensive. Section 1 is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, no audition required. Section 2 is open to Dance Majors from any college or university (or by audition/instructor consent).

Tuition: information is available online at http://www.cce.umn.edu.

Housing: housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student. University of Minnesota housing information is available online at http://www.housing.umn.edu.

Other summer dance courses: for information on other dance program summer course offerings visit One Stop Class Schedule, call 612-624-5060 or email umdance@umn.edu.

https://theatre.umn.edu/dance/summer

Contact: Natalie Novacek, nova0128@umn.edu

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26. SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Join Pas de Deux Dance Studio at one of our Summer Ballet Intensives.

Ballet I - II Intensive, 6 - 7 pm, Monday - Wednesday, July 22 - 31, $60

Beginning and Intermediate level dancers will hone their ballet technique, apply what they have learned to a mini ballet, and have a chance to try their own choreography.

Ballet II - IV Intensive, 4:30 - 6 pm, Monday - Thursday, July 22 - August 1,

$110

Intermediate and Advanced level dancers will work on perfecting their ballet technique in an hour-long skills class, followed by ballet enrichment in the areas of pre-pointe/pointe, choreography, partnering, etc.

These classes are a great way to keep yourself up to speed in the summer months, as well as a great time to check out the studio and see what Pas de Deux Dance Studio has to offer!

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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27. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP at ZENON DANCE

Covers popping, top rocking and break dancing. July 22-26 at Zenon. Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm $170

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:00pm $195

INTERDISCIPLINARY CAMP at ZENON DANCE

Includes jazz, ballet, hip hop and modern dance. July 29-Aug2. Campers will perform their works on the last day! Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12:30pm $195

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:30pm $225

ZENON YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP –suburbs style

Covers popping, top rocking and break dancing. Aug 5-9 at Balance Pointe Studios in St. Louis Park. Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm $175

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:00pm $205

ADULT/TEEN DANCE SAMPLER

Perfect for dancers who want to broaden their horizons! Classes taught at beginning and intermediate levels- previous dance experience required. Each day includes three classes, including Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and more!

Ages 15-Adult, 9:30am-1:30pm $200

CULTURE CAMP

Explore an array of arts with one day at each cultural organization: Children’s Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School. Call 612-215-2520 for details.

$275- Ages 6-10, 9am-3pm

CONTACT: Allyson Taubenheim

612-338-1101

Email: info@zenondance.org

MORE INFO:

www.zenondance.org/summer-camps-2013

REGISTER:

www.zenondance.org/store

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28. INTRODUCTORY DANCE INTENSIVE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL - JULY 15-19!

Broaden your dance horizons with a 1-5 day package of dance! Zenon’s Adult/Teen Dance Sampler is available to dancers ages 15 and up. Spend 1-5 days learning or improving technique in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Nia, Improvisation, Hop Hop and more! Previous experience required.

Purchase individual days based on your interests for $45/day or save $25 by purchasing the Adult/Teen Dance Sampler 5 Day Package! July 15-19, 9:30am-1:30pm.

Adult/Teen Dance Sampler 5 Day Package

An intensive 5 days of dance with a range of styles!

Monday, July 15-Individual Day

Modern

Nia

Improvisation

Tuesday, July 16-Individual Day

Ballet

Belly Dance

Improvisation

Wednesday,  July 17-Individual Day

Modern

Ballet

Jazz

Thursday,  July 18-Individual Day

Hip Hop

Yoga

Ballet

Friday, July 19-Individual Day

Hip Hop

Jazz

Lyrical

To purchase, please visit zenondance.org/store or call 612.338.1101!

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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29. BRAZILIAN DANCE PARTY AND INSTRUCTION

This Saturday, June 22, from 8-11 p.m.

Featuring Brazilian Zouk, a lyrical, sensuous partner dance

Which is a sensation in Brazil and Europe.

Also forro, samba, salsa, bachata!

Everyone is welcome, beginner to advanced.

Includes instruction with Leo Paixão.

Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S,

Mpls, (SW side of Lake and Minnehaha)

In the Jawaahir Dance studio.

Soft sole or dance shoes only.

$10 donation.

Contact: Leo Paixão, dancingwithLeo@gmail.com

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30. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

Energize your summer dancing with a week long intensive to sharpen your skills and build your technique. Intensives are designed for students looking for a concentrated study with offerings in repertoire and additional dance genres to expand your knowledge and experience.

Level 3-5 Intensives

June 24-28, Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30pm with live accompaniment.

August 19-23, Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30pm with live accompaniment.

ALSO: Level 1-2 Pre-pointe Intensive, Age 9+ with previous experience

July 15-19, Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm with live accompaniment.

Full schedule available at our website: http://www.spcballet.org

Contact: School Registrar, Sonia, at 651-690-1588 or spcb@spcballet.org

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31. BALLET ROYALE PRESENTS MASTER BALLET CLASS WITH BONNIE MATHIS

Mark your calendars! Ballet Royale Minnesota is pleased to present a Master Class for advanced and professional dancers this summer with renowned master teacher, Bonnie Mathis.

Ms. Mathis is a former Principal dancer with ABT and Netherlands Dance Theater, and is well known locally as the former Co-Artistic Director of, and instructor at, Ballet Arts Minnesota in Minneapolis. This summer she will be teaching at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center's "Extreme Ballet" Intensive program in New York, and at Ballet Royale Minnesota's Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop in August.

Professional dancers and advanced students are invited to join us for a special Master Class with Bonnie Mathis on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Ballet Royale Minnesota, from Noon to 2:00pm, followed by an informal meet & greet with Ms. Mathis.

Class price is $35. Professional dance instructors observation price is $10. Class size will be limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

For more information contact Ballet Royale at http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or at 952-898-3163.  Ballet Royale is conveniently located just off I-35 on the border of Burnsville and Lakeville, just 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Find us at:

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave.

Lakeville, MN  55044

FREE PARKING

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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32. CRASH DANCE PRODUCTIONS WORKSHOP SERIES

Crash Dance Productions, a Twin Cities based contemporary dance company, is excited to announce the first installment of their summer workshop series. Join us Thursday, June 20, at Chanhassen Dance Connection, from 5-7pm for an all-levels contemporary workshop for ages 13 and up. Dancers will be lead through a warm up and across the floor exercises, then learn a selection from company repertoire. Registration day of workshop, with all forms of payment accepted. Contact us at crashdanceproductions@gmail.com for more information, or to schedule a workshop at your studio.

Registration information can be found at www.CrashDanceMPLS.blogspot.com -or-

www.facebook.com/CrashDanceProductions

Contact: Jacqueline Kling, crashdanceproductions@gmail.com

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33. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 17

A 3-week intensive program for aspiring dance artists ages 12-23, with training in techniques such as ballet, modern (Horton and Gaga), West African, body conditioning and TU Dance repertory.  Students in this program will advance technique while developing their own artistic voice.  Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  

Junior and Teen Summer Program, July 8-12 and July 15-19.

This 2-week program introduces basic dance technique while connecting movement to creativity.  The program has two levels divided by age:  Creative Movement/Drum (Ages 5-8) and Introduction to Dance (Ages 9-13).  Registration for a single week is allowed in this program.

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

For more information and registration visit "classes" at www.tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

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

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

34. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION DUE JULY 1

The application for the 2014 SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance is now online.  The deadline will be July 1, 2013.  

SCUBA 2014 Application

http://www.ritz-theater.org/

http://www.scubadance.us/

The Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, ODC Theater in San Francisco, Philadelphia Dance Projects and Ritz Theater in Minneapolis partner together to bring the freshest names in contemporary dance to new audiences. SCUBA provides precious touring opportunities for local dance artists, and for everyone else it gives a fantastic view of the breadth of choreographic invention across the country.  SCUBA Touring Network is in its ninth season. This program is geared towards the early to mid-career artists who are looking to begin their national touring experience and have developed dance work ready for a small-scale tour.

Contact Laurie Van Wieren at laurievw.ritztheater@gmail.com or 612-501-2551 with any questions.

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35. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR MOMENTUM SHOW

Choreographer Jennifer Arave is looking for 4 volunteers to help with passing things to the audience during her Momentum show Canon, (and therefore you can see the show for free). You may volunteer more than one night if you wish to see it more than once. Dates: July 18th, 19th and 20th. Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Jennifer Arave, Aravejl@yahoo.com or 612-432-1512

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36. SEEKING DANCERS AND TRICK BIKERS FOR BIKE BALLET

SATURDAY JUNE 22,2013 -

Dancers & Trick Bikers (Downtown MPLS)

Be a part of a bike ballet to be performed at Secret City Saturday 6.22.13 at 9:00 pm,

outdoors at the Convention Center for a family-friendly outdoor event.

Must be trained dancer who can ride well - 14 years age and up are invited.

TRICK BIKERS also welcome.

(Must have guardian's permission to apply please if under 18!)

BYO bike - if you don't have one, no problem.

Also - opportunities for beginning-level movers.

Rehearsals times TBD.

PLEASE RSVP ASAP!

Many thanks!

Contact: Leah Nelson, 612 871 8488

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37. JAZZ/TAP DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

The Reif Dance Center of Grand Rapids, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, is now accepting applications for a Dance Instructor (or couple) to begin in August 2013.

The Reif Dance Program is an established dance program (20+ years) with 200+ students in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The program has an artistic partnership with James Sewell Ballet of Minneapolis, which includes a residency component.   This is a ballet-based program, with Modern, Jazz and Tap classes, plus a program for beginning dancers. There are three fully furnished dance studios on site (1200 to 2400 sq ft).  The venue at the Reif Center includes a 645-seat state-of-the-art stage that presents nationally respected professional dance companies each year, and these visiting dance professionals also often offer master classes.

This is a year-round position that includes both teaching and some administrative responsibilities. Specific teaching assignments include jazz and tap classes and some beginning dance classes.  This position offers a competitive beginning salary (up to $30K).   Benefits include medical, paid vacation, etc.

For more information about the program visit www.reifdance.org. For information on the position, contact David Marty, President at the Reif Arts Council, (dmarty@reifcenter.org).

To Apply, send resume with 3 references to

David Marty, President

Reif Arts Council

720 Conifer Drive

Grand Rapids, MN  55744

Web: www.reifcenter.org

Email: dmarty@reifcenter.org

Phone: 218-327-5783

Cell: 218-259-8215

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

38. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: July 3, 2013.  To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.  For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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39. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

Dancers and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2014 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 28, 2013. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2014 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us

Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000.

Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use.

Individuals who aren’t already on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive messages with the latest information about WebGrants and grant program announcements.

Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

40. BLOOMINGTON DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

Rental of individual dance floors or entire facility, based on availability, June 2013 ongoing.

One-time rental: for classes, rehearsal, parties, open houses, fundraisers.

Ideally looking for a group or individual who has an theatre, music, fitness, or martial arts program in need of a location.

3 dance floors:

-Purple Room: 30x20 wood floor.

-Pink Room: 30x30 sprung floor with marley, warehouse ceiling, aerial work possible.

-Yellow Room: 15x12 tile floor, good brainstorming, solo/small group workouts.

Portable barres, mirrors, & sound equipment in each studio.  Storage also available. Free off-street parking.

On Penn Ave bus line, 2 miles from MOA.

Please email info@dancecamp.org for rates and more information.

Contact: Chandra Saign, info@dancecamp.org

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41. FREE COUNSELING FROM CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).  Are you a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow or trying to be proactive about your future?  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance and assistance with resumes and cover letters. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are free; just

call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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42. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent, based on availability during the month of June and part of July.

TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.  The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.  Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:  2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

Please email Abdo Sayegh at abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

43. “NOTICING THE FEEDBACK: A PROPOSAL TO THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE FIELD, AND/OR THIS REVOLUTION WILL BE CROWDSOURCED”

by Michèle Steinwald

http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2013/06/10/noticing-the-feedback-a-proposal-to-the-contemporary-dance-field-andor-this-revolution-will-be-crowdsourced/

Steinwald takes three dance makers—Deborah Hay, luciana achugar, and BodyCartography Project (artists of various generations and nationalities)—and proposes new principles for how contemporary and experimental choreography is presented.

These artists flatten hierarchies, honor individual contributions, build empathy between participants, and generously offer new opportunities and choices for engagement. Steinwald explores how to mirror these philosophies on the presenting side, asking, "What if empathy, building and supporting live dance performance, was our goal? How would we promote and display performances differently?" and calling upon the field to examine their practices so as to maintain synchronicity with contemporary dance.

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

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44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

A Special Collection: The Margret Dietz Archive is now housed at the College of St. Benedict, and the memoir entitled Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy by Freeman, Nickell and Soderstrom is still available for $30.00. I will hand deliver in TCs area. First printing is almost gone.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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Dance Community News - June 12, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CARAVAN UNDER THE STARS: JAWAAHIR’S ANNUAL GALA & FUNDRAISER - JUNE 13

2. VIRTUES & VICES: A DANCE SPECTRUM PRODUCTION - JUNE 13-14

3. ANGHARAD DAVIES & TAMARA OBER FEATURED IN RED EYE’S NEW WORKS FESTIVAL - JUNE 13-16

4. LINK VOSTOK INTRODUCES VISITING CHOREOGRAPHER TANIA GORDEEVA FROM ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA! - JUNE 13

5. SPIRIT OF UKRAINE! CHEREMOSH UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE -  ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE COWLES - JUNE 14  

6. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

7. SAVITHA SASTRY AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - JUNE 14-15

8. HIJACK + HERON DANCE SHOW #5 - JUNE 14-15

9. SOLSTICE RIVER XVII: WORLD DANCE EVENT WILL RAISE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS - JUNE 15

10. MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 15

11. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

12. SITUATIONS: WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING BY 2013 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CHOREOGRAPHER GEORGE STAMOS (MONTREAL) - JUNE 22

13. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JUNE 26

14. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT AT THE COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE & THE PERFORMING ARTS - JUNE 28-30

15. THE RITZ THEATER PRESENTS MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 1

16. BHARATA NATYAM PROGRAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES - JULY 13-14

ONGOING CLASSES

17. OPEN MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES WITH COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

18. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

19. NOT YOUR MAMA'S JAZZ CLASS: ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD!

20. FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

22. OPEN BALLET CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & THE DANCE INSTITUTE

23. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE SPECIAL OFFER: CLASSES FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ALUMNI

24. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER - JUNE 2013

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES SUMMER 2013

26. OPEN HOUSE AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

27. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

28. SUMMER INTENSIVE: A THREE-WEEK RESIDENCY WITH TWIN CITIES DANCE COMPANY SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE

29. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS BACK!

30. ANNOUNCING MASTER CLASS WITH MICHAEL MATTHEW FERRELL

31. BALLET ROYALE PRESENTS AUGUST MASTER BALLET CLASS WITH BONNIE MATHIS

32. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

33. ASK THE EXPERTS LECTURE - JUNE 20, 2013

34. COMMUNITY CAST DANCE

35. INVITATION TO BELONGING

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

36. NEXT TUESDAY: COME PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC AT LEE’S LIQUOR LOUNGE!

37. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION: JUNE 12

38. AUDITION FOR TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS’ NEW WORK!

39. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION DUE JULY 1

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

40. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

41. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

42. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

43. COUNSELING FROM CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CARAVAN UNDER THE STARS: JAWAAHIR’S ANNUAL GALA & FUNDRAISER - JUNE 13

Thursday, June 13, 2013. 6:00pm.

Jawaahir Studio, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Join our mistress-of-ceremonies Robyne Robinson (award-winning television journalist and jewelry entrepreneur) for an exciting evening with a short performance by Jawaahir, silent and live auctions, live music, henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi, and delicious appetizers.

Come bid on restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets, classes and tuition discounts, health club membership, art museum memberships, amusement park and festival passes, a handmade Tunisian dancer doll, unique artisan jewelry, stunning photography and visual art, gourmet food and wine baskets, Minnesota craft beers and brewery tours, exotic household décor... and much more!

NEW THIS YEAR: Spend at least $100 and receive a ticket to the dress rehearsal for Jawaahir's Ritz show, Arabian Bouquet, on Wednesday, November 13.

Bid on some fabulous auction items by email at our website! (And we have many more we're not showing you in advance. You'll just have to come to the Gala to see them!)

$25 in advance. $30 at the door.

On-line tickets and more information at http://jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm.

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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2. VIRTUES & VICES: A DANCE SPECTRUM PRODUCTION - JUNE 13-14  

Dance Spectrum's Annual Dance Show at The O'Shaughnessy. Tickets on sale now!

This incredible event will showcase Dance Spectrum students and guest artists. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary works, with choreography by Pat Alesso, Phil Alesso, Emily Broeker, Lyn Cramer, DeeAnn Englund, Kirby Hagen, Jennifer Jenkins, Benjamin Johnson, Sara Kelly, Lynn Lorimor, Kara Lovemelt, Deirdre Murnane, Drea Nelson, and Amelia Ruth. Guest Artist, Julie Marie Muskat.

Thursday, June 13 @ 7p

Friday, June 14 @ 7p

$18 | Tickets available through Dance Spectrum

Tickets sold at the door at 6:30p, Cash or Check only

Contact: Phil or Pat Alesso FFI

975-C Grand Ave, St Paul

651.224.8951 | info@dancespectrum.com

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3. ANGHARAD DAVIES & TAMARA OBER FEATURED IN RED EYE’S NEW WORKS FESTIVAL - JUNE 13-16

Two distinct choreographic voices, each skilled at crafting performance narratives but in very different ways, share the stage this third week of the festival. With subversive humor, impeccable timing and precise gestural vocabulary, Angharad Davies’s latest quartet, featuring Kenna-Camara Cottman, Elise Erikson, Megan Mayer, and Stephanie Stoumbelis, investigates identity in our image-saturated world. Tamara Ober’s remarkable emotional range is front and center in this new rendition of SIN EATER, which dances through mystical territory as her protagonist seeks redemption for her father’s transgressions and shortcomings.

8 PM Thu-Fri-Sat • 7 PM Sun

Additional info and tickets: http://www.redeyetheater.org

Contact: Miriam Must, miriam@redeyetheater.org

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4. LINK VOSTOK INTRODUCES VISITING CHOREOGRAPHER TANIA GORDEEVA FROM ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA! - JUNE 13

Please join us for a showing of a new work-in-progress by Tania Gordeeva featuring performances by Judith Howard, Sally Rousse, Monica Thomas, and others. This work is being developed as part of the fifth Mississippi/Volga Dance Festival. The performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by dance critic Caroline Palmer.

Thursday, June 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Patrick's Cabaret

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

This event is free!

Contact: Lisa First, linkvostok@gmail.com

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5. SPIRIT OF UKRAINE! CHEREMOSH UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE -  ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE COWLES - JUNE 14  

 

Join Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the Midwest’s premier Ukrainian youth troupe, for an exhilarating performance of traditional Ukrainian folk dances. Spirit of Ukraine is a rich repertoire brimming with dances from diverse regions of Ukraine, authentic costumes and lively music. Don’t miss this breathtaking display of brilliant hues and unique choreography that culminates with a crowd-pleasing “Hopak!”

 

Friday, June 14, 7pm

at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Tickets available at thecowlescenter.org

 

Contact: Heidi Schultz, hm2schultz@yahoo.com

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6. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

Don't miss Butch Thompson with Kinetic Evolutions this weekend!

Buy tickets in advance, they will cost more at the door.

JAZZ88 KBEM 88.5 FM presents

Butch Thompson & Sarah LaRose-Holland

Destination Twin Cities

at The Lab Theater

Minneapolis, MN

 

June 14 - 15, 2013

 

Two Minnesota artists — choreographer Sarah LaRose-Holland and jazz pianist Butch Thompson — have collaborated to present Destination Twin Cities, an impressionistic, time-traveling exploration of neighborhoods, landmarks, people and places that define urban life in Minnesota. Who were we, and who are we today?  Destination Twin Cities features Butch Thompson, the man behind the music of A Prairie Home Companion, and Sarah LaRose-Holland’s dynamically engaging dance company Kinetic Evolutions in a new look at the area’s history.

 

Reserve tickets at http://jazz88.up.mpsedu.org/jazz88_presents_destination_twin_cities_featuring_butch_thompson_and_sarah_larose-holland.html

 

More info available at www.KineticEvolutions.yolasite.com

Contact: Sarah LaRose-Holland, sarahlarose@hotmail.com

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7. SAVITHA SASTRY AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - JUNE 14-15

Kala Vandanam, in association with The Southern Theater, presents innovative Solo Bharatanatyam Dance Theater by

Savitha Sastry

Performing for the first time in the Twin Cities

Soul Cages - The Story of Life, Death and Beyond

Friday, June 14, 2013

Preview Reel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghj1CfowHsA

Soul Cages captures the cycles of life and death as a journey, rather than an end in itself. At its core, the Soul Cages brings to life, a deeply thought provoking philosophy by examining it through the eyes of mythological characters and ordinary people through the disarming simplicity of a child. Soul Cages redefines not just one’s perception of the cycles of life and death, but also redefines the boundaries that tradition has placed on Bharathanatyam.

YUDH - Three Perspectives, One Truth

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Preview Reel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiKzXfjZ3oI

This is the story of a battle of equals. The strategists at this war are equals in their abilities. Their armies equally matched, and outcomes certain only in uncertainty. In such a universe, when perspectives are lost, a thousand doubts enhance human frailty. YUDH tries to explain that perspective we have lost sight of.

For information: www.kalavandanam.com/savitha2013

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

http://www.southerntheater.org/getting-here/

Tickets - All seating is reserved

Advanced purchase – $15

Door (cash only) – $20

Soul Cages – http://soulcages.brownpapertickets.com

Yudh – http://yudh.brownpapertickets.com

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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8. HIJACK + HERON DANCE SHOW #5 - JUNE 14-15

Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 2013

7:00pm (6pm doors)

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis)

Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale

Reservations: 612-825-8949 http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

“Hijack's Pink.” Kristin and Arwen name, for you, the math of this fashion grid, the meaning of this dancing news, the method of the story as stored. HIJACK is joined by “Mr. Hijack” — the charismatic tornadoes Tom Lloyd and Craig VanTrees. "Lights up a tragedy" is the latest chapter in Scott Heron's ongoing solo work. Simultaneously refined and spewing, he hurtles through mime, ventriloquism, breath, song and excruciating demi-pointe while calling up the spirit of the secretary, the old man, the beaten down and the overly cheerful. A poem, a prayer.

About HIJACK & Heron's "3 Minutes of Pork and Shoving" (2006):

"It's hard to know what to say about '3 Minutes of Pork and Shoving' other than it was one of the most enjoyable, language-defying performances I've seen in a long time." — New York Times

About HIJACK & HERON's "smithsoniansmith" (2010):

"It sounds ridiculous, and of course it is, but as ridiculous goes, it's quite sublime." — Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

http://www.scottheron.org/

Contact: Kristin Van Loon, hijackdance@hotmail.com

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9. SOLSTICE RIVER XVII: WORLD DANCE EVENT WILL RAISE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS - JUNE 15

This June 15, Solstice River XVII comes to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis for the 17th annual site-specific performance. The event is part of the second biennial Global Water Dances, a series of dances performed on the same day throughout the world, bringing local and global attention to water quality issues.

Minneapolis is one of over 60 cities on six continents creating this event. Global Water Dances is a model of how to use participatory art to raise consciousness about the global water crisis, and how to bring people together to solve these problems.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis

Free and open to the public, rain or shine

On June 15th, Global Water Dances will begin in the Pacific Rim, rolling westward through the time zones. The dances will also be broadcast online. Participating cities include Beijing, Lima, Vienna, New York, Halifax, Cairo, Mexico City and Berlin.  The inaugural Global Water Dances took place in June 2011 in 53 cities around the world, and this will be the second biennial event.

“Dance is a powerful medium. Studies have shown that the quickest way to make people feel connected is to have them move together to the same rhythm,” explains Hardenbergh, who lives in Minneapolis and is the Artistic Director of the global effort.

For more information on the Minneapolis Global Water Dances event:

www.globalwaterdances.org

http://globalwaterdances.org/location/minneapolis.shtml

http://www.hamline.edu/education/cgee/solstice-river.html

www.globalsiteperformance.org

Contact: Marylee Hardenbergh, director.gsp@gmail.com

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10. MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 15

8 am - 5 pm

Benedicta Arts Center

St. Joseph, MN

"...Making a Dance?  That is not so simple...because there is no formula.  There are principles to discover...only unwritten laws to obey.

There are as many approaches...as there are Dancers willing, capable, gifted enough to do so.

A formula would mean the Dancer brings ideas under...movement-theories and presses visions into a pre-fabricated set of exercises.  No matter how brilliant the performance, his Dances will have names, titles only...no identity.

The search for principles...means to discover and...uncover the characteristics of the inner life of a movement, gesture, feeling, Idea to which the audience responds as...every human being has experienced...

The Dancer crystallizes these experiences which are the immense concentration of inner vibrations which gravitate toward each other.  A metamorphosis takes place.  The result is visible motion in time and space, fleeting, transient, irretrievable, Dance!

For me personally Dance is the expression of love to life. —To be a Dancer means to me to listen to the pulse of life.

To Dance, to Dance, is my way of saying ‘Yes’ to Life!"

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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11. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

**Special Discount for Dance Newsletter Readers***

Order by June 19th and get $2 off per ticket!  

Use ticket code DANCE when ordering online or over the phone.

Psst! is a story about a factory & falling in love, told entirely with dance and fabulous masks. Inspired by the topsy-turvy world of the graphic novel and the zany ragtime of Betty Boop cartoons, with a cast of 13, an original score, and an ingeniously interactive set, Off-Leash Area pulls out all the creative stops in this madcap, goofy, and ultimately heartbreaking show which won an Ivey Award in 2005.

Dates: June 21, 22 & 23

Times: Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 7:00pm

Tickets: $21 Adults ($19 Student/Senior, $14 Kids Under 14)

Reservations: www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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12. SITUATIONS: WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING BY 2013 MCKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CHOREOGRAPHER GEORGE STAMOS (MONTREAL) - JUNE 22

Sat, June 22, 7:00pm

JSB TEK BOX

The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Mpls.

Free: reservations required

Call 612.624.2345, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Or visit: z.umn.edu/situations

Montreal choreographer George Stamos is the 2013 McKnight International Artist, a program coordinated by Northrop at the University of Minnesota. Stamos will be in residence in Minneapolis June 10-22 to develop a new work titled Situations, working with selected local dancers at the JSB TEK BOX, Minneapolis.

Dancers: Ryan Dean, Patrick Jeffery, Robert Haarman, Justin Leaf, Nic Lincoln.  Understudy: Eben Kowler

For more information: http://northrop.umn.edu/events/work-progress-showing-situations

Contact: Mary Ellen Childs, child067@umn.edu

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13. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JUNE 26

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Chris Schlichting

2. Timmy Wagner

3. Otto Ramstad

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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14. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT AT THE COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE & THE PERFORMING ARTS - JUNE 28-30

Black Label Movement presents "Whack-A-Mole" for its 6th Minnesota season

This dynamic season features:

-The world premiere of BLM Artistic Director Carl Flink's expressionistic examination of the consequences of the “endless war” our society has essentially been in since World War II, "Whack-A-Mole"

- A revival of Flink's 2009 "Field Songs", a world of fresh sod, soil and live music performed by Minneapolis roots rockers The Jinnies. "Field Songs" is a meditation, celebration and rumination on the at times tectonic encounter between rural and urban landscapes.

“Flink creates dances that honor the lives and values of ordinary working people. There is a cleanness and clarity about the way his company of fearless movers sluice through space, as if they were clearing the air of arty pretension. Flink also is a sophisticated artist who layers movement and meaning with a sure hand. Like the poet Walt Whitman, he sings the body electric.” -The St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 31, 2009.

BLM is currently promoting an amazing discount:

- $26 tickets for just $16 (fees included).  

To receive this discount contact the Cowles box office and say or type in the code blmfriend.  The coupon only applies when using the "adult" price type.  

Shows Dates:

June 28 and 29 at 8pm.  June 30 at 7pm.

Ticket prices:

$26 ($22 + $4 Cowles handling fee)

$20 seniors, $16 children/students

 

Cowles Center box office 612-206-3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/

Contact: Emilie Plauche Flink, emmafli@hotmail.com

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15. THE RITZ THEATER PRESENTS MONDAY LIVE ARTS - JULY 1

A new performance series in the Ritz studio every first Monday of the month

Curated by Laurie Van Wieren

Begins July 1, 2013 with music artists Jelloslave, dance and theater artists Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney, performance artist Jaime Carrera and installation and performance artist Leslie Kelman

Monday Live Arts, a new performance series, arrives at the Ritz Theater this summer and fall. Each month, the series features four different artists with innovative and exploratory approaches to contemporary performance. Time-based visual and performing arts, events that include a human presence, and that question traditional views of the arts. Dance, music, performance art, vocals, text, installations, science experiments, and more.

July 1, August 5, October 7, November 4, and December 2

8:00 pm. Tickets $5-15.  Beer and wine in the studio lounge. Cash only. Free parking

Ritz Theater Dance Studio

343 13th Ave NE       

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Laurie Van Wieren: “I see my role as curator as a champion of diverse art and artists.  The Twin Cities has a diverse and robust dance, visual art and performance art community. Monday Live Arts is a place to experiment, to explore...to create a work of art in front of an invested audience.”

Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievw.ritztheater@gmail.com

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16. BHARATA NATYAM PROGRAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES - JULY 13-14

Body Mind Circle (Mpls) & Dakshina Palli, Inc ( NYC) present Bharata Natyam (South Indian Classical Dance) program for New Audiences. This series is designed to develop new audiences and showcase the repertoire to new eyes and to those who are lovers of the arts of South India. The program will be danced by Jaan R. Freeman from NYC who performs in the rare style of the late great South Indian Dancer Thanjore Balasaraswati.

Mr. Freeman is director of NY's Dakshina Palli which preserves the traditional of the Balasaraswati (Bani) style.The program will feature items of the repertoire with narration and interpretation of the sung poetic text.

Date: July 13 6pm-7:30pm & July 14 2-3:30pm

Body Mind Circle

301 Village Parkway, Circle Pines, MN 55014

www.bodymindcircle.com

(612) 850-0071

Artist site: www.dakshinapali.org

Admission: Limited seating  Advance $16 at door $20

Contact: Jaan Freeman, director@dakshinapalli.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

17. OPEN MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES WITH COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm

*ONGOING starting April 23rd at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis Studio 5B

$10/class.  Class cards available/no registration required.

For more information please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.com or send us an email at megan@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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18. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for 7 weeks of advanced modern dance classes,  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 this summer at Zenon. Classwork will involve a 1/2 hour of body awareness and body mapping, moving into a vigorous anatomy-based technique class. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

June 4-July 18   $15 per 2 hour class    $140 for a ten class card

Zenon Dance School   612-338-1101

The Cowles Center 4th floor

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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19. NOT YOUR MAMA'S JAZZ CLASS: ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD!

You will not be forced to make jazz hands in this class. That's right, this is not your mama's jazz dance class; In this class, we don't make shapes to counts, we make music become kinetic and visual, approaching jazz as a container for musicality in dance. Explored through the lens of a musician, the embodiment of a fusion of jazz-related styles serves as the basis for investigating rhythmic complexity, dynamics and audio-driven improvisation. A kickin’ soundtrack accompanies movement explorations that ask dancers to invest their personality into becoming the sound. Again, no jazz hands here, just raw, expressive and connected music-driven dance!

When: Fridays from June 7 – August 30, 9:30 – 11am

Where: Zenon Dance School

Cost: $12 per drop-in class, or register for the whole session

More Info: www.zenondance.org

See you in class!

Erinn Liebhard

Dance Artist

MFA Candidate in Dance, CU-Boulder

Artistic Director, Rhythmically Speaking

www.erinnliebhard.com

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20. FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers serious ballet classes, based on the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet, in a fun, non-competitive environment.

Classes in the young dancers program are activity based and tailored to ages 3 through 5 who just can't wait to dance.

Technique classes focus on the details of ballet training in an ability level-based format.  Dancers participate in the annual spring recital to show their progress over the year.  New dancers of all ability levels are invited to join us.

The Teen/Adult Program is for dancers who are new to ballet, as well as dancers with ballet experience who are looking to get back into it.  Classes can be tailored to help these dancers meet their individual goals.

Pointe training is available for dancers age 11+ who take two or more technique classes per week.

Free and discounted classes are available for male dancers.

See our website for complete details about all of our offerings!

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Zachari Wetz, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Check out our upcoming dances!

Thursday, June 13

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Friday, June 14

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

7:30-9:00pm

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, June 15

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Light of the Moon with caller Tom van Deusen

7:30-11:00pm

$10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, June 16

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with Mary Kay Schladweiler

7:00-9:00pm

$5

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry,  martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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22. OPEN BALLET CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & THE DANCE INSTITUTE

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute offer open ballet classes for all levels of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced/professional.

The advanced/professional level ballet classes have a new line-up of teachers for the summer of 2013.  Teachers include Penelope Freeh, Laurel Keen, Justin Leaf, Helen Hatch, and Lirena Branitski.

JUNE SCHEDULE for OPEN ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL CLASSES

9:30 - 11:00 am, Studio 2B, The Cowles Center

Monday - Laurel Keen

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Laurel Keen

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Penny Freeh

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Beginning and Intermediate level classes are taught by Marcia Keegan, Jill Lile, Laura Daugherty, and Ellie Ahmann.  Go to www.mndance.org for the schedule of classes.

$14 single class

$8 barre

$110 ten-class card

$60 five-class card

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute, 6th Floor

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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23. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE SPECIAL OFFER: CLASSES FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ALUMNI

Join us for classes this month! Ballet Royale Minnesota invites professionals and its alumni to take class with us during our June "Spring Into Summer" Intensive for a special rate of only $16 per day.

Classes will be held at Ballet Royale from June 10th through 21st, three hours each weekday morning. The workshop consists of a Pilates warm-up from 9:00–9:30am, ballet technique from 9:30–11:00am and pointe from 11:00am–Noon. No pre-registration required; simply drop in any days and take whichever classes you wish, and pay as you go.

This special offer is for professional dancers and Ballet Royale alumni ONLY. The June morning classes will have two separate levels, intermediate/advanced (minimum of two years’ pointe) through professional.

We are excited to extend this special invitation to you and hope to see you in the studios soon. Find us just off I-35 on the border of Burnsville and Lakeville, only 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul:

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave

Lakeville, MN 55044

FREE PARKING

For more information visit our website: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call 952-898-3163

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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24. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER - JUNE 2013

TU Dance Center is offering several morning classes open to intermediate and advanced/professional dancers from 10:00-11:30am.

Mondays, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley

Tuesdays, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Wednesdays, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands or Duncan Schultz

Thursdays, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Cost:  $14/class, $120/10-class card.  For more information visit http://www.tudance.org

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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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

25. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES SUMMER 2013

July 29-Aug 2      9:30-3:30pm          Ages 9-14 and 15-17

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B and 2A

Daily schedule includes jazz technique class, speciality class (Fosse, tap, Pilates, jumps/turns, floor barre), musical theater jazz-based repertoire, and master classes (business of dance, voice for dancers, history of jazz dance). Both intensives culminate in an in-studio repertoire performance on the Friday of each session.

Please visit us at www.collidetheatrical.com for registration forms and additional information.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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26. OPEN HOUSE AT THE CASSANDRA SCHOOL

Sunday, June 16, 2013. 1:00-4:00pm.

Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis.

FREE belly dance classes are open to both new and current students. Classes and refreshments!

Beginners through Level 5 will be taught by Cassandra, Kathy, Renee, Aliyah Sahar, and Jenny.

Visit http://jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm#OpenHouse for the full schedule.

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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27. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Be Artistic - Compelled – Inspired

JUNE 17 – 28, 2013

Study dance intensely for two weeks, or select specific options. Work with our outstanding faculty of the region’s most exciting professional dancers/ teachers. This is a unique opportunity to experience what it would be like to dance professionally with a company, working on technique in a variety of genres, while learning repertoire for a performance on the last day. This is dance education at its finest!

Guest Faculty Member Stephanie Hilton

Stephanie began her dance training with Boston Youth Moves, under the direction of Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. She earned a BA in Dance from Point Park University's prestigious conservatory COPA, under the direction of Susan Stowe. She had the honor of performing works by notable choreographers, such as Margo Sappington and Alan Heinlein, and showcasing her talents at the ACDFA (American College Dance Festival) in the Gala Performance.

Stephanie has danced with Thodos Dance Chicago for two seasons, performing works by Lar Lubovitch and Ann Reinking, among others. She also danced with Giordano Dance Chicago in their second company. She studied the technique of the late, great jazz master Gus Giordano and learned a great deal about dynamic movement style and bold performance quality.

She moved to Las Vegas after being hired by the world famous production company, Cirque du Soleil. She danced in two productions, Criss Angel's BeLIEve and Viva Elvis, with choreography by Wade Robson and Nappytabs.

For more information, please visit www.ashleyballetarts.com.

Questions: Ashley Burkland, ashley@ashleyballetarts.com

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28. SUMMER INTENSIVE: A THREE-WEEK RESIDENCY WITH TWIN CITIES DANCE COMPANY SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE

July 15 - August 2, Monday through Friday

Technique from 10 - 11 am

Repertory and Performance Coaching from 11 am - 1 pm

Joanie Smith, with company members from Shapiro & Smith Dance, will teach daily technique class and set exciting repertory on intensive participants. A public showing will conclude the intensive on Friday, August 2, at 12pm.

COURSE INFORMATION

DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Informal Showing: Friday August 2, 12 noon, in Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

Registration: this intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two sections for this Summer Intensive. Section 1 is open to anyone 16 years of age and older, no audition required. Section 2 is open to Dance Majors from any college or university (or by audition/instructor consent).

Tuition: information is available online at http://www.cce.umn.edu.

Housing: housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student. University of Minnesota housing information is available online at http://www.housing.umn.edu.

Other summer dance courses: for information on other dance program summer course offerings visit One Stop Class Schedule, call 612-624-5060 or email umdance@umn.edu.

https://theatre.umn.edu/dance/summer

Contact: Natalie Novacek, umdance@umn.edu

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29. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS BACK!

August 5th-9th, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00 pm

Cowles Center Studios

Studio 5B & 7th Floor in the Hennepin Center for the Arts

528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403

Jazz Week Intensive offers two tracks; one a pre-professional/professional track for intermediate and advanced dancers and another track for dance educators and adult students at a beginning/advanced beginning level.

The workshop is split between 3 classes from 11:00-4:00 pm; you can either register for the entire workshop; morning classes, master classes or come at a drop-in rate.

Here is how the week is laid out:

11:00am-12:30 pm:

Advanced Jazz Technique Class or Intermediate/Adv. Beginning Technique Class

12:30-2:00 pm:

Pre-professional/Professional Track: classes with Zoe Sealy, Linda Talcott Lee, Karla Grotting and EEE rep with Karis Sloss

Dance Educators: classes with Zoe Sealy, Bruce Wintervold, Diane Aldis and Kerry Casserly

2:30-4:00pm:

Both Tracks come together for Master Classes

•Monday: Swing & social dances; w/ CHRISTOPHER YAEGER

•Tuesday: Musical Theater; w/ KERRY CASSERLY

•Wednesday: African Dance; w/ WHITNEY MCCLUSKEY

•Thursday: Alexander Technique; w/ ERIN THOMPSON

•Friday: Hip-Hop; w/ AMY SACKETT

Cost Breakdown: August 5th-9th, 2013

$225 for entire workshop; $200 if registered by July 15th, 2013!!!

$175 Morning classes only (11:00a - 2:00p)

$100 Master classes only (2:30p - 4:00p)

$25 Single master class; $20 drop-in Morning Classes

For more information go to: http://www.eclecticedgeensemble.com/registration/

Email: EEEdance@gmail.com

Or call (612) 910-2920

Contact: Karis Sloss, EEEdance@gmail.com

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30. ANNOUNCING MASTER CLASS WITH MICHAEL MATTHEW FERRELL

TUES/WED  JUNE 18-JUNE 26

Join award winning choreographer/instructor Michael Matthew Ferrell as he presents outstanding skill building and fresh concepts in jazz technique. His energetic and fast-paced class will help dancers improve balance, flexibility and overall performance.

LEVEL I   INT (ages 11-14)  TUES 6/18 & 6/25  6:30-8:30 PM

LEVEL II  ADV INT (ages 15-19) WED 6/19 & 6/26  6:30-8:30 PM

New Studio location: 12237 Wood Lake Dr.  Burnsville,  MN  55337

HTTP://WWW.YDESCHOOL.COM for more information or call 952-941-5771

Contact: Dixie Rairamo, ydeschool@msn.com

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31. BALLET ROYALE PRESENTS AUGUST MASTER BALLET CLASS WITH BONNIE MATHIS

Mark your calendars! Ballet Royale Minnesota is pleased to present a Master Class for advanced and professional dancers this summer with renowned master teacher, Bonnie Mathis.

Ms. Mathis is a former Principal dancer with ABT and Netherlands Dance Theater, and is well known locally as the former Co-Artistic Director of, and instructor at, Ballet Arts Minnesota in Minneapolis. This summer she will be teaching at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center's "Extreme Ballet" Intensive program in New York, and at Ballet Royale Minnesota's Ballet & Jazz Repertory Workshop in August.

Professional dancers and advanced students are invited to join us for a special Master Class with Bonnie Mathis on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Ballet Royale Minnesota, from Noon to 2:00pm, followed by an informal meet & greet with Ms. Mathis.

Class price is $35. Professional dance instructors observation price is $10. Class size will be limited, so pre-registration is recommended but not required.

For more information contact Ballet Royale at http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or at 952-898-3163.  Ballet Royale is conveniently located just off I-35 on the border of Burnsville and Lakeville, just 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Find us at:

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave.

Lakeville, MN  55044

FREE PARKING

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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32. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 17

A 3-week intensive program for aspiring dance artists ages 12-23, with training in techniques such as ballet, modern (Horton and Gaga), West African, body conditioning and TU Dance repertory.  Students in this program will advance technique while developing their own artistic voice.  Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  

Junior and Teen Summer Program, July 8-12 and July 15-19.

This 2-week program introduces basic dance technique while connecting movement to creativity.  The program has two levels divided by age:  Creative Movement/Drum (Ages 5-8) and Introduction to Dance (Ages 9-13).  Registration for a single week is allowed in this program.

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

For more information and registration visit "classes" at http://www.tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

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

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33. ASK THE EXPERTS LECTURE - JUNE 20, 2013

“Off-Season Training for the Dancer” by Rhondi Miller

"Ask the Experts" is an open forum offered to Dancers of all ages and backgrounds. Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation members will speak on a topic of interest to the dancers and be available to answer questions regarding injury prevention, injury identification, strength training and rehabilitation as it applies to the dancer. Please join us on June 20th from 7-9pm at the Cowles Center for Off Season Training for the Dancer conducted by board member Rhondi Miller. For more information and to register, please visit our website at www.mndancemed.org

Contact: Linda Muir, lindasmuir@aol.com

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34. COMMUNITY CAST DANCE

Calling all athletes, dancers, people who love to move to music to join wheelchair athlete and dancer Dwayne Schueneman to create a dance that ROLLS through space and ROCKS our world! Help Young Dance challenge the notion of dance in our community. Rehearsals with Mr. Schueneman our July 8-12, 5:00-7:00 p.m. and the premiere performance is July 12th at 7:00 p.m. All rehearsals and performance are at the TEK BOX, Cowles Center for Dance.

For more information or to register, contact info@youngdance.org.

Mr. Schueneman, paralyzed from the chest down from a spinal cord injury, is an accomplished track and field athlete and the founder of REVolutions Dance, based in Florida, and has worked with several dance artists and companies in his hometown of Florida and nationally, including AXIS Dance.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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35. INVITATION TO BELONGING

For teens and young adults, artists and community organizers.

Participate in a FREE summer institute! July 15-19th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teens and young adults will come together to investigate who we are as young people, artists and members of our community through the arts. Workshops in dance, music, spoken word, theater and visual art will engage participants in dialogue, art creating and performance.

Facilitated by Young Dance, Interact Center for the Arts, Hopewell Music Cooperative North and Phillips Semilla Project.

For more information or to register, please contact info@youngdance.org

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

36. NEXT TUESDAY: COME PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC AT LEE’S LIQUOR LOUNGE!

Local jazz outfit GST and dance artist Erinn Liebhard are combining forces to present “Visual Grooves: Jazz Music + Dance at Lee's Liquor Lounge.” Visual Grooves has come about out of the hosts' shared interests in improvising jazz, be it through sound or motion, and we are looking for more Twin Cities dancers to participate! Check out GST (who tout their jazz improv-infused and rock-structured sound as “punk rock for grown ups”) at www.gstjazz.com, and Erinn Liebhard at www.erinnliebhard.com.

It's all happening this coming Tuesday, June 18th; arrive at 9pm, and plan to dance somewhere between 10-12! You can come by yourself, or preferably, with the group of dancers with whom you work. Each group will get a chance or two to improvise according to prompt ideas (decided ahead of time) that relate to each specific song on the band's set. How you approach your time is up to you; solos, duets, a big group, completely improvised or a phrase planned ahead - it's all up to you! Each group will also have the chance to announce any shows or happenings coming up. To participate, email Erinn with your name, your main dance interest, a bio, and how many dancers you will be bringing.

Questions?: Contact Erinn at ekliebs@gmail.com. We hope you can join us!

Best,

Erinn Liebhard + GST

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37. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION: JUNE 12

Wednesday, June 12 - 1:30-3:30PM

528 Hennepin Avenue #400

Minneapolis, MN - ZENON STUDIO 4A

Zenon Dance Company seeks one full time professional level male company member and one male apprentice.

Studio will open at 1pm for warm-up, please bring resume and headshot.

Zenon offers a 30-36 week per year contract, free professional classes held at Zenon, and teaching opportunities. The yearly schedule typically consists of Fall and Spring concert seasons at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, MN, 6-8 weeks of educational residencies, touring in Minnesota and the upper Midwest, and periodic national and international tours. Applicants must have advanced training in modern, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation as well as extensive performance experience.  A contract for September 2013-August 2014 will be offered.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Zenon Dance Company Summer Intensive, June 5-7, 2013, at the Zenon studios prior to the audition. Current Zenon repertory will be taught by Zenon Dance Company members in both the intensive and the audition.  (www.zenondance.org/intensive)

Please contact Founding Artistic Director Linda Z. Andrews with questions: linda@zenondance.org or 612-338-1101

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38. AUDITION FOR TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS’ NEW WORK!

Choreographer Paula Mann and media artist Steve Paul seek an ensemble cast for a large-scale work to premiere in the fall of 2014. Men and women, strong modern technique and performance/improvisational skills. Rehearsal and performance pay. Saturday, June 15th 11 am-1 pm in Studio 2B in the Cowles Center second floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Please bring a resume along with summer and tentative fall availability. Please RSVP (and for more information) Kristine Zappa zapp0051@umn.edu or Pilar Poeschl

poes0013@umn.edu.

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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39. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION DUE JULY 1

The application for the 2014 SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance is now online.  The deadline will be July 1, 2013.  

SCUBA 2014 Application

http://www.ritz-theater.org/

http://www.scubadance.us/

The Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, ODC Theater in San Francisco, Philadelphia Dance Projects and Ritz Theater in Minneapolis partner together to bring the freshest names in contemporary dance to new audiences. SCUBA provides precious touring opportunities for local dance artists, and for everyone else it gives a fantastic view of the breadth of choreographic invention across the country.  SCUBA Touring Network is in its ninth season. This program is geared towards the early to mid-career artists who are looking to begin their national touring experience and have developed dance work ready for a small-scale tour.

Contact Laurie Van Wieren at laurievw.ritztheater@gmail.com or 612-501-2551 with any questions.

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

40. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: July 3, 2013.  To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.  For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia,  rgarcia@careertransition.org

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41. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

Dancers and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2014 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 28, 2013. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2014 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us

Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000.

Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use.

Individuals who aren’t already on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive messages with the latest information about WebGrants and grant program announcements.

Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

42. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent, based on availability during the month of June and part of July.

TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.  The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.  Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:  2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

Please email Abdo Sayegh at abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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43. COUNSELING FROM CAREER TRANSITIONS FOR DANCERS

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).  Are you a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow or trying to be proactive about your future?  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance and assistance with resumes and cover letters. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are free; just

call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy, written by Freeman, Soderstrom and Winckler, published in 2010, chronicles the life of Ms. Dietz, German Expressionist Dance Master, who passed away in Minnesota in 1972 at the College of Saint Benedict where a Centenary Celebration will be held Saturday June 15th, 2013. Books will be available at the event, or can be hand-delivered to you. Price is $30.00.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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Dance Community News - June 5, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SPRING SHOWCASE - JUNE 5

2. DANCE IS CENTER STAGE FOR WEEKS 2 & 3 OF RED EYE’S NEW WORKS 4 WEEKS 2013 FESTIVAL - JUNE 6-9 & 13-16

3. SEE TRICK BOXING TO SUPPORT THE SOUTHERN - JUNE 6-8

4. VIRTUES & VICES: A DANCE SPECTRUM PRODUCTION - JUNE 13-14

5. SAVITHA SASTRY AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - JUNE 14-15

6. MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 14-15

7. HIJACK + HERON DANCE SHOW #5 - JUNE 14-15

8. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

9. SPIRIT OF UKRAINE! CHEREMOSH UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE'S SPRING CONCERT AT THE COWLES CENTER - JUNE 14

10. GREY MATTER BENEFIT AUCTION - JUNE 17

11. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JUNE 26

ONGOING CLASSES

13. ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD AT ZENON!

14. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON - CLASSES START NEXT WEEK!

15. OPEN MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES WITH COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

16. ANDA FLAMENCO'S SUMMER SESSION 2013 - JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31

17. ZORONGO FLAMENCO’S SUMMER CLASS SESSION

18. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT THE DANCE INSTITUTE

19. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

20. SUMMER SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

21. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WITH TAJA WILL

22. NEW DANCE AND FITNESS STUDIO

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

23. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

24. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP @ THE COWLES CENTER

25. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES SUMMER 2013

26. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE

27. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS BACK!

28. HOW-TO-PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

29. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

30. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

31. BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRESENTS IMPULSTANZ IN MINNEAPOLIS

32. CHRIS AIKEN & ANGIE HAUSER MINNEAPOLIS GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY - JUNE 8-9

33. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

34. COME PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC AT LEE’S LIQUOR LOUNGE!

35. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION: JUNE 12

36. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – COMMUNITY LIAISONS

37. AUDITION FOR VANESSA VOSKUIL

38. GET IN THE ZONE! UNLIMITED CLASSES AND MORE AS PART OF ZENON DANCE ZONE!

39. AUDITION FOR TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS’ NEW WORK!

40. K3 RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2014/2015

41. BODYCARTOGRAPHY SUPER NATURE AUDITION

42. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION ONLINE BY FRIDAY

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

43. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

44. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

45. ANNOUNCING THE 2013 MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

47. SOMATIC BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE WITH TAJA WILL

48. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

49. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE SPECIAL OFFER FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ALUMNI

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

50. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

51. OFF-LEASH AREA SEEKS HOSTS FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SPRING SHOWCASE - JUNE 5

SPCB presents its first formalized movement examinations June 5th, 6:30pm in the Weyerhauser Auditorium at Landmark Center. This performance is open to the public and is designed to showcase the progress of upper-level students over the past academic year. This is a rare chance to “peek into the ballet studio” to get a glimpse of the making of a dancer.

The exam classes are conducted by SPCB School Director Kimberly Norberg with accompaniment by pianists Melamie Safar and Franco Holder and will be adjudicated by a panel of local dance professionals including Wilor Bluege, Karen Paulson Rivet and

Anna Goodrich. The judging panel will assess students on the interrelated elements of technique, music and performance, all of which go to make up the complete dancer.

June 5, 2013 6:30pm

Weyerhauser Auditorium, Landmark Center

75 West Fifth St., St. Paul, MN 55102

General admission $7

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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2. DANCE IS CENTER STAGE FOR WEEKS 2 & 3 OF RED EYE’S NEW WORKS 4 WEEKS 2013 FESTIVAL - JUNE 6-9 & 13-16

Nick LeMere's HE & HIM / SHE & HER, June 6-9

Oh, what a difference a year makes! What started out as a meditation on the double standard at play when it came to gay marriage has turned into a celebration for how far we've come in MN. Come be swept off your feet by Nick, Sam Johnson, Chris LaPlante and Luke Melsha, who flip the familiar traditions upside down.

Angharad Davies' PRETEND on a double bill with Tamara Ober's SIN EATER, June 13-16

Two distinct choreographic voices, each skilled at crafting performance narratives, but in very different ways share the stage this third week of the festival. With subversive humor, impeccable timing and precise gestural vocabulary, Angharad Davies’s latest quartet, featuring Kenna-Camara Cottman, Elise Erikson, Megan Mayer, and Stephanie Stoumbelis, investigates identity in our image saturated world. Tamara Ober’s remarkable emotional range is front and center in this new rendition of SIN EATER, which dances through mystical territory as her protagonist seeks redemption for her father’s transgressions and shortcomings.

8 PM Thu-Fri-Sat • 7 PM Sun

Additional info and tickets: http://www.redeyetheater.org

Contact: Miriam Must, miriam@redeyetheater.org

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3. SEE TRICK BOXING TO SUPPORT THE SOUTHERN - JUNE 6-8

Come support the theater that has supported dance for decades!  Sossy Mechanics (Brian Sostek & Megan McClellan) will be donating six performances of their show Trick Boxing as a benefit for the Southern Theater.  Come for FREE, pay what you think it's worth on the way out.  Remaining shows: June 6-8 at 7:30pm.

Reservations strongly encouraged.  Tix and more info: http://www.southerntheater.org/trick-boxing

Contact: Brian Sostek, briansostek@gmail.com

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4. VIRTUES & VICES: A DANCE SPECTRUM PRODUCTION - JUNE 13-14

Dance Spectrum's Annual Dance Show at The O'Shaughnessy. Tickets on sale now!

This incredible event will showcase Dance Spectrum students and guest artists. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary works with choreography by Pat Alesso, Phil Alesso, Emily Broeker, Lyn Cramer, DeeAnn Englund, Kirby Hagen, Jennifer Jenkins, Benjamin Johnson, Sara Kelly, Lynn Lorimor, Kara Lovemelt, Deirdre Murnane, Drea Nelson, and Amelia Ruth.  Guest Artist, Julie Marie Muskat.

Thursday, June 13 @ 7p

Friday, June 14 @ 7p

$18 | Tickets available through Dance Spectrum

Tickets sold at the door at 6:00p, Cash or Check only

Contact: Phil or Pat Alesso FFI

975-C Grand Ave, St Paul

651.224.8951 | info@dancespectrum.com

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5. SAVITHA SASTRY AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - JUNE 14-15

Kala Vandanam, in association with The Southern Theater, presents innovative Solo Bharatanatyam Dance Theater by

Savitha Sastry

Performing for the first time in the Twin Cities

Soul Cages - The Story of Life, Death and Beyond

Friday, June 14, 2013

Preview Reel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghj1CfowHsA

Yudh - Three Perspectives, One Truth

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Preview Reel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiKzXfjZ3oI

Choreography and Performance by Savitha Sastry

Original Stories and Script by A.K. Srikanth

Music by renowned composer Rajkumar Bharati

For information: www.kalavandanam.com/savitha2013

The Southern Theater

1420 Washington Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454

For Map, Directions and Parking –

http://www.southerntheater.org/getting-here/

Tickets (per show) - All seating is reserved

Advanced purchase (online) – $15

At the door (cash only) – $20

Soul Cageshttp://soulcages.brownpapertickets.com

Yudh http://yudh.brownpapertickets.com

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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6. MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 14-15

Benedicta Arts Center

The College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Order of the Day:

Complimentary breakfast 8 am - BAC West Lobby

Introduction to Margret Dietz's archive - BAC West Lobby

Master class by Thern Anderson - Forum Stage

Noon - box lunch $10.00, order soon

1:00 pm - dance studies shown - Forum Stage

Dedication of the archive - BAC West Lobby

3:00 pm - Group oral history

Walk to Margret's grave

Cost:

$50.00 suggested fee for the day.

Don't let empty pockets keep you away. All are welcomed!

Accommodations available at college/in town.

Dorm rooms/apartments are available through The College of Saint Benedict's website and

there is a Super 8 for June 14.

Travel Warning

(80-90 miles distance)

From Twin Cities through St. Cloud there is heavy weekend road construction, so another

suggested route is Highway #12 West to Highway #15 North. Off of 494, you travel west through Wayzata, keeping left at the Linden fork, and then past Lake Howard, turn north to St. Cloud.  Saint Benedict's is just a few miles northwest of there on #94.

Group dinner in town Friday evening, June 14 - TBA.

Call 507.523.2327 for further information.

To all: come join us for this wonderful day!

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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7. HIJACK + HERON DANCE SHOW #5 - JUNE 14-15

Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 2013

7:00pm (6pm doors)

at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis)

Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale

Reservations: 612-825-8949 http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

“Hijack's Pink.” Kristin and Arwen name, for you, the math of this fashion grid, the meaning of this dancing news, the method of the story as stored. HIJACK is joined by “Mr. Hijack” — the charismatic tornadoes Tom Lloyd and Craig VanTrees. "Lights up a tragedy" is the latest chapter in Scott Heron's ongoing solo work. Simultaneously refined and spewing, he hurtles through mime, ventriloquism, breath, song and excruciating demi-pointe while calling up the spirit of the secretary, the old man, the beaten down and the overly cheerful. A poem, a prayer.

Contact: Kristin Van Loon,  hijackdance@hotmail.com

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8. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

JAZZ88 KBEM 88.5 FM presents

 

Butch Thompson & Sarah LaRose-Holland

 

Destination Twin Cities

 

at The Lab Theater

Minneapolis, MN

 

June 14 - 15, 2013

 

Two Minnesota artists — choreographer Sarah LaRose-Holland and jazz pianist Butch Thompson — have collaborated to present Destination Twin Cities, an impressionistic, time-traveling exploration of neighborhoods, landmarks, people and places that define urban life in Minnesota. Who were we, and who are we today?  Destination Twin Cities features Butch Thompson, the man behind the music of A Prairie Home Companion, and Sarah LaRose-Holland’s dynamically engaging dance company Kinetic Evolutions in a new look at the area’s history.

 

Reserve tickets at http://jazz88.up.mpsedu.org/jazz88_presents_destination_twin_cities_featuring_butch_thompson_and_sarah_larose-holland.html

 

More info available at www.KineticEvolutions.yolasite.com

Contact: Sarah LaRose-Holland, sarahlarose@hotmail.com

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9. SPIRIT OF UKRAINE! CHEREMOSH UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE'S SPRING CONCERT AT THE COWLES CENTER - JUNE 14  

Join Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble for an exhilarating performance of traditional Ukrainian folk dances! Spirit of Ukraine is a rich repertoire brimming with dances from diverse regions of Ukraine, authentic costumes and lively music. Don’t miss this breathtaking display of brilliant hues and unique choreography that culminates with a crowd-pleasing “Hopak!”

Friday, June 14, 7pm

at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Tickets available at thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Heidi Schultz, hm2schultz@yahoo.com

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10. GREY MATTER BENEFIT AUCTION - JUNE 17

Every year the Fringe Festival hosts hundreds of artists and gives them the opportunity to produce a show. This year, emerging choreographed Zoé Emilie Henrot is producing and choreographing a full-length contemporary ballet with fellow artists Jarod Boltjes, Micah Chermak, Shannon Corbett, Michelle Ludwig, and Preston Stockert. The work is entitled Gray Matter: a contemporary ballet exploring the mysteries of consciousness. Although the Fringe Festival provides a theater in which to show the work, the project still needs funds for several other essentials such as studio space, costumes, shoes, advertising material, and crew and artist compensation.

Café Levain in South Minneapolis has graciously donated their space on the night of Monday, June 17th to the project for a Gray Matter benefit auction. There will be pizza from Pizza Biga, wine from Café Levain, auction items such as memberships to Corepower Yoga and Haute Barre, paintings and sketches by local artists, and special opportunities to get to know the cast! In addition to all of this, the cast of Gray Matter will present a live sneak peek of the work. Please join us in supporting the arts and artists of the Twin Cities!

When: June 17th from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Stay for the whole evening or simply drop by!

Where: Café Levain, 4762 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

Why: To support the Gray Matter project, enjoy delicious food and wine, and have fun with the art community!

How: R.S.V.P. to graymatterfringeproject@gmail.com

Want more information? Go to zoeemilie.wordpress.com

Contact: Zoé Henrot, zoe.henrot@gmail.com

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11. OFF-LEASH AREA MAKES COWLES DEBUT WITH PSST! - JUNE 21-23

Psst! is a story about a factory & falling in love, told entirely with dance and fabulous masks. Inspired by the topsy-turvy world of the graphic novel and the zany ragtime of Betty Boop cartoons, with a cast of 13, an original score, and an ingeniously interactive set, Off-Leash Area pulls out all the creative stops in this madcap, goofy, and ultimately heartbreaking show which won an Ivey Award in 2005.

Dates: June 21, 22 & 23

Times: Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 7:00pm

Tickets: $21 Adults ($19 Student/Senior, $14 Kids Under 14)

Reservations: www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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12. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - EVERY 4th WEDNESDAY- JUNE 26

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Chris Schlichting

2. Timmy Wagner

3. Otto Ramstad

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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ONGOING CLASSES

13. ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD AT ZENON!

 

In this class, students will experience jazz dance as one of the most versatile, expressive and personal ways the body can communicate through a blend of music and movement. Explored through the lens of a musician, embodiment of a fusion of jazz-related styles serves as the basis for investigating rhythmic complexity, dynamics and audio-driven improvisation. A kickin’ soundtrack accompanies movement explorations that ask dancers to invest their personality into becoming the sound.

 

When: Fridays from June 7 – August 30, 9:30 – 11am

Where: Zenon Dance School

Cost: $12 per drop-in class, or register for the whole session

More Info: www.zenondance.org

 

I hope you can join me!

Erinn Liebhard

Dance Artist

MFA Candidate in Dance, CU-Boulder

www.erinnliebhard.com

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14. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON - CLASSES START NEXT WEEK!

Please join Erin Thompson for 7 weeks of advanced modern dance classes,  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 this summer at Zenon. Classwork will involve a 1/2 hour of body awareness and body mapping, moving into a vigorous anatomy-based technique class. With the wonderful and raucous  Eric Mayson at the piano.

June 4- July 18   $15 per 2 hour class    $140 for a ten class card

Zenon Dance School   612-338-1101

The Cowles Center 4th floor

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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15. OPEN MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES WITH COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm

*ONGOING starting April 23rd at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis Studio 5B

$10/class.  Class cards available/no registration required.

For more information please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.com or send us an email at megan@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

 

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16. ANDA FLAMENCO'S SUMMER SESSION 2013 - JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31

Anda Flamenco Company and School offers classes in traditional Spanish flamenco for children and adults.  Anda is dedicated to teaching not only flamenco dance, but the entire art of flamenco. With the intent of training professional dancers (or at least well-educated fans who can enjoy dancing a bulerías at a juerga), Anda Flamenco also explores the structure, the compás (rhythm), the cante (song), the palmas (hand clapping), and the sentimiento (feeling) for any choreography we teach.  All classes are taught with guitar accompaniment.

For a complete list of classes, visit our website at:

http://www.andaflamenco.com/School/classes.htm#currsched

       

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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17. ZORONGO FLAMENCO’S SUMMER CLASS SESSION

Zorongo Flamenco's summer class session starts next week with our newly offered Cuadro performance class, led by Colette Illarde. Remaining classes will begin a week later. We offer classes for children and adults at all levels of experience. Live guitar accompaniment will be provided for many classes. Join us to enrich your life with the passion, fun and community of flamenco dance! Classes run June 17th through August 3, except for the Tuesday/Thursday performance class, which begins on June 10th.

Class schedule:

Monday: Beginning I&II: Technique & Choreography "Garrotin" 6:30 to 7:45 pm, $18/class

Monday: Advanced: Technique & Choreography "Guajira" 7:45 to 9 pm, $18/class

Tuesday: Intermediate & Advanced: Special Cuadro performance class, 7 to 8:30 pm, $18/class

Wednesday: All levels: Technique, brazeo, marcaje, footwork & castanets, 6:30 to 7:30 pm $14/class

Wednesday: Advanced: Technique & Choreography + repertoire, 7:45 to 9 pm, $18/class

Saturday: Intro: Introduction for new students, 10:15 to 11:15 am, $14/class

Saturday: Intermediate & Palomas: Combined youth/adult class, 11:15 to 12:30 pm, $18/class

Saturday: Palomas: Youth 5 to 8 with permission of instructor, 12:30 to 1 pm, $12.50/class

See our website at http://www.zorongo.org for more information.

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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18. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT THE DANCE INSTITUTE

The Dance Institute offers open advanced/professional level ballet classes with a new line-up of teachers for the summer of 2013.  Teachers include Penelope Freeh, Laurel Keen, Justin Leaf, Helen Hatch, and Lirena Branitski.

Monday through Saturday, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Studio 2B at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

JUNE SCHEDULE

Monday - Laurel Keen  (Penelope Freeh on 6/3)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Laurel Keen

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Penny Freeh  (Helen Hatch on 6/7)

Saturday - Justin Leaf

$14 single class

$8 barre

$110 ten-class card

$60 five-class card

http://www.mndance.org

Contact:  Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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19. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Check out our dances this week:

Thursday, June 6

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Friday, June 7

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

7:30-9:00pm

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Saturday, June 8

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Danebodium with caller Beau Farmer

7:30-11:00pm

$10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, June 9

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with George Ehrenberg

7:00-9:00pm

5$

Tapestry Scandinavian Dance

6:00-9:00pm

5$

Tuesday, June 11

Tapestry Advanced International Dance

7:30-10:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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20. SUMMER SESSION AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL!

Summer Session starts June 3! Join us for classes in modern, hip hop, ballet, breakin’, jazz, and more! Enroll now and save $2 per class!

ENROLLMENT RATES- Saves you $2/class!

Adult Enrollment (13 weeks)

45min-1 hour class  $130

1.5 hour class      $143

2 hour class        $169

Youth Enrollment (6 weeks)

45min-1 hour class    $60

DROP-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

We know how busy life is, and that's why Zenon offers all of our classes at a drop-in rate! Whenever your schedule allows, you can dance at Zenon. Meet us downtown for any class and pay a drop-in rate of just $12-15. Drop-ins are welcome in both Youth and Adult classes!

Drop-in Rates

45min-1hour class  $12

1.5 hour class     $13

2 hour class       $15

DON'T FORGET ABOUT CLASS CARDS- Saves you $1/class!

Save yourself $1 on every class by purchasing a Class Card! Class Cards are packages of 10 classes. The card does not tie you to a specific class but allows you flexibility in scheduling and the opportunity to try a variety of classes. Class Cards expire one year from the purchase date, so you have 365 days to use it!

Class Card Rates

$110   Ten 45 min or 1 hour classes

$120   Ten 1.5 hour classes

$140   Ten 2 hour classes

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

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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21. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WITH TAJA WILL

This weekly, open-level class will ebb and flow between CI fundamentals and state-based explorations. Whether you are an experienced dancer or brand new to the form, all will be encouraged to come with a beginner’s mind, curious, patient, generous and playful. This class will aim to teach skills for jamming as well as touch on more formal partnering techniques. Together we’ll invite the ideas from class to spill into and texture the jam.

Taja Will teaches contact improvisation beginning with a somatic foundation. Will believes contact is a way to remember the subtle desire for limbic connection with others, while engaging with the intelligence of the body to move through states of bio-physics including rolling, falling and flying. Her teaching has brought her to many national festivals and workshops including West Coast Contact Festival (2010, 2011) Sierra Contact Festival (2011) Earthdance: Emerge Artist Residency (2012) Annual New Year Jam Facilitator (2011) Performatica (2008, 2009) and this summer to Western Mass Moving Arts Lab and Dance New England Summer Festival.

Weekly beginning Tuesday May 7th

6-7:30 pm followed by a weekly CI jam 7:30-9:30

at the Fall Out Urban Art Space

2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408

$13 drop-in rate, $50 (5 classes-prepaid)

For more information visit tccontact.org

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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22. NEW DANCE AND FITNESS STUDIO

There's a new studio in South Minneapolis, Movement Lab, offering OPEN dance and fitness classes for youth and adults!  OPEN Classes include:

Youth: Hip-Pop

Adult: Int/Adv Contemporary -- Yoga -- Dance Fitness

Summer classes start JUNE 10th.  We also offer other registration-based classes in ballet, tap, jazz, burlesque and MORE! Check out our full schedule at http://www.movementlabminneapolis.com

Contact: Stepheni Hubert, movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

23. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY’S 2013 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Be Artistic - Compelled – Inspired

JUNE 17 – 28, 2013

Study dance intensely for two weeks, or select specific options. Work with our outstanding faculty of the region’s most exciting professional dancers/ teachers. This is a unique opportunity to experience what it would be like to dance professionally with a company, working on technique in a variety of genres, while learning repertoire for a performance on the last day. This is dance education at its finest!

Guest Faculty Member Stephanie Hilton

Stephanie began her dance training with Boston Youth Moves, under the direction of Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. She earned a BA in Dance from Point Park University's prestigious conservatory COPA, under the direction of Susan Stowe. She had the honor of performing works by notable choreographers, such as Margo Sappington and Alan Heinlein, and showcasing her talents at the ACDFA (American College Dance Festival) in the Gala Performance.

Stephanie has danced with Thodos Dance Chicago for two seasons, performing works by Lar Lubovitch and Ann Reinking, among others. She also danced with Giordano Dance Chicago in their second company. She studied the technique of the late, great jazz master Gus Giordano and learned a great deal about dynamic movement style and bold performance quality.

She moved to Las Vegas after being hired by the world famous production company, Cirque du Soleil. She danced in two productions, Criss Angel's BeLIEve and Viva Elvis, with choreography by Wade Robson and Nappytabs.

For more information, please visit www.ashleyballetarts.com.

Questions: Ashley Burkland, ashley@ashleyballetarts.com

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24. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP @ THE COWLES CENTER

Travel through time during a jam-packed week as dancers learn how age-old African dance influenced dance throughout history all the way to contemporary styles such as Hip Hop. Connections will be made throughout the week regarding how each one of these dance forms - African, Harlem Renaissance, Soul Dance and Hip Hop - emerged from one another. Each day has a new focus where dancers will be immersed in the day’s dance style. By the end of each day, dancers will have an understanding of the movement and history of each style and will learn a dance piece to be performed on the final day of camp.

DATES:

July 22–26 ~ ages 10-14 years old

9:00am–12:00pm

July 29–Aug 2 ~ ages 6-10 years old

1:00– 3:00pm

PRICING:

-$175 for 10–14 year old camp

-$150 for 6–10 year old camp

Make it an all day camp! Zenon offers camps! Go to www.thecowlescenter.org/dancecamp2013 for details and pricing.

Contact Laura Bohne, Education Associate to register at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org.

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25. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES SUMMER 2013

July 29-Aug 2      9:30-3:30pm          Ages 9-14 and 15-17

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B and 2A

Daily schedule includes jazz technique class, speciality class (Fosse, tap, Pilates, jumps/turns, floor barre), musical theater jazz-based repertoire, and master classes (business of dance, voice for dancers, history of jazz dance). Both intensives culminate in an in-studio repertoire performance on the Friday of each session.

Please visit us at www.collidetheatrical.com for registration forms and additional information.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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26. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE

Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) for a week-long intensive in the company's acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for students ages 16 and older with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT's aesthetic lens. Over the course of the intensive participants will learn selections from SPDT repertory, and participate in technique and choreography workshops.

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 17th-21st

11am-4pm, Hennepin Center for the Arts, Studio 2B

Cost: $200, plus $25 application fee

Partial scholarships are available

Contact Bobby Maher at spdanth.office@gmail.com for applications or questions.

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27. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS BACK!

August 5th-9th, 2013 from 11:00am-4:00 pm

Cowles Center Studios

Studio 5B & 7th Floor in the Hennepin Center for the Arts

528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403

Jazz Week Intensive offers two tracks; one a pre-professional/professional track for intermediate and advanced Dancers and another track for dance educators and adult students at a beginning/advanced beginning level.

The workshop is split between 3 classes from 11:00-4:00 pm; you can either register for the entire workshop, morning classes, master classes or come at a drop-in rate.

Here is how the week is laid out:

11:00am-12:30 pm:

Advanced Jazz Technique Class or Intermediate/Adv. Beginning Technique Class

12:30-2:00 pm:

Pre-professional/Professional Track: classes with Zoe Sealy, Linda Talcott Lee, Karla Grotting and EEE rep with Karis Sloss

Dance Educators: classes with Zoe Sealy, Bruce Wintervold, Diane Aldis and Kerry Casserly

2:30-4:00pm:

Both Tracks come together for Master Classes

•Monday: Swing & social dances; w/ CHRISTOPHER YAEGER

•Tuesday: Musical Theater; w/ KERRY CASSERLY

•Wednesday: African Dance; w/ WHITNEY MCCLUSKEY

•Thursday: Alexander Technique; w/ ERIN THOMPSON

•Friday: Hip-Hop; w/ AMY SACKETT

Cost Breakdown: August 5th-9th, 2013

$225 for entire workshop; $200 if registered by July 15th, 2013!!!

$175 Morning classes only (11:00a - 2:00p)

$100 Master classes only (2:30p - 4:00p)

$25 Single master class; $20 drop-in Morning Classes

For more information go to: http://www.eclecticedgeensemble.com/registration/

Email: EEEdance@gmail.com

Or call (612) 910-2920

Contact: Karis Sloss, EEEdance@gmail.com

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28. HOW-TO-PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

10 am - 2 pm

Mon, Tues, Wed - June 10, 11, 12, 2013

Cowles Center, Studio 7A

Taught by Lindalee Soderstrom

Have you ever considered getting a grant for working with special needs populations or in a secure shelter or treatment center? There really are protocols and procedures for such very rewarding work.

Lindalee will teach to the content of your offerings, the whys & wherefores of how to design, teach, modify, evaluate, renew sponsorships and find allied professionals in establishing your residencies. Movement experientials will be interspersed with assigned exercises and mini-collaborations, sharing of our own songs, stories, strengths and showing of studies. In addition, Thursday afternoon June 13, 2013 - there will be the option at 2:00 pm to show studies with others preparing for the Margret Dietz Centenary, which will

be open to all. Both the workshop and the showing of studies are by donation only.

Margret Dietz was not a dance therapist but many of the Mary Wigman students in America after WWII were founders of dance therapy. Liljian Espenak, Trudi Schoop, Magda Gerber and Dr. Pickler will all be covered. Each played a role in therapeutic "reading" of body language.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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29. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

June 5-7, 11:30-am-3:30pm

TAKE CLASS AND LEARN REPERTORY FROM ZENON DANCE COMPANY!

Zenon Dance Company’s three day intensive offers an exceptional experience for intermediate/advanced students with a passion for dance. Students attend a daily master class and get a chance to experience the creative process with the Zenon Dance Company Members. Students will be taught excerpts of repertoire from Zenon Dance Company and learn the choreography seen on stage!

DROP IN RATES:

Master Class Drop-In- June 5-7, 11:30am-1:00pm - $20

Repertory Drop In- June 5-7, 1:30pm-3:30pm - $20

Whole Day Drop-In- $35

No registration necessary for drop-ins!

3 DAY PACKAGE:

Save $20 by purchasing a 3 Day Package! June 5-7, 11:30am-3:30pm

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $100!

Register at zenondance.org/store!

More Info:

zenondance.org/intensive | 612-338-1101 | info@zenondance.org

Join the facebook event! http://www.facebook.com/events/646977975318298/

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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30. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP at ZENON DANCE

Covers popping, top rocking and break dancing. July 22-26 at Zenon. Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm $170

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:00pm $195

INTERDISCIPLINARY CAMP at ZENON DANCE

Includes jazz, ballet, hip hop and modern dance. July 29-Aug2. Campers will perform their works on the last day! Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12:30pm $195

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:30pm $225

ZENON YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP –Suburbs style

Covers popping, top rocking and break dancing. Aug 5-9 at Balance Pointe Studios in St. Louis Park. Beginners welcome!

Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm $175

Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:00pm $205

ADULT/TEEN DANCE SAMPLER

Perfect for dancers who want to broaden their horizons! Classes taught at beginning and intermediate levels- previous dance experience required. Each day includes three classes, including Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and more!

Ages 15-Adult, 9:30am-1:30pm $200

CULTURE CAMP

Explore an array of arts with one day at each cultural organization: Children’s Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School. Call 612-215-2520 for details.

$275- Ages 6-10, 9am-3pm

CONTACT: Allyson Taubenheim

612-338-1101

Email: info@zenondance.org

MORE INFO:

www.zenondance.org/summer-camps-2013

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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31. BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRESENTS IMPULSTANZ IN MINNEAPOLIS

PELVIS: Motility and Mobility

July 20 and 21, 10-4pm

Studio 206

Register by June 1st for 20% discount!

$150-200 sliding scale

Email olive@bodycartography.org

www.bodycartography.org

This workshop will focus on the pelvis: embryology, bones, organs and glands and how we can utilize our embodied anatomy in our practice of moving. Using embodied anatomy through the systems of the body we will create a deep foundation from which to expand our physical potential, and heighten our sensory awareness. We will also explore how our bodies will move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the pelvis and how does that inform our sense of gravity, momentum and inertia.

BIOS

As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad investigate empathy and the physicality of space in urban, domestic, wild and social landscapes through dance, performance, video, installation work and movement education. The BodyCartography Project was named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the City Pages. Their work Super Nature was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and is currently touring nationally.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® and have been teaching Body-Mind Centering, dance, and video internationally for almost twenty years in  contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, TanzLaboratorium, Kiev and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis.

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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32. CHRIS AIKEN & ANGIE HAUSER MINNEAPOLIS GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY - JUNE 8-9

THIS WEEKEND! There are more spots, you can still pre-register!

The Shape of Attention:  A Dance Improvisation Workshop

This workshop creates opportunities to develop the perceptual and poetic skills that underlie dance improvisation.   We will access and develop the physical intelligence needed to create and adapt to dancing and composing. This evolves from our individual and collective choice making.  We will engage with emergent form on a micro and macro level, through various lenses including image, gesture, physical states, design, and our sense of the evolving performance landscape.  Come ready to dance.

Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th

10am-3pm

at Studio 206 in the Ivy Building

Tuition : (sliding scale) $100-150

Pre-registration is required to save you a spot, $50 pre-registration fee STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

To pre-register please contact Taja Will at tajawill@gmail.com.

Former Twin Cities resident Chris Aiken is a leading performer and teacher in the field of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. Both have ties to the Twin Cities dance community; Angie Hauser was recently seen performing in the Northrop season with the Bebe Miller Company. Hauser, a BESSIE award recipient, and Aiken, a former Guggenheim fellow, ground their work in ongoing investigations of performance, learning, perception and imagination. Currently the two are Assistant Professors at Smith College in the Department of Dance.

Contact: Taja Will, tajawillgmail.com

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33. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

Energize your summer dancing with a week long intensive to sharpen your skills and build your technique. Intensives are designed for students looking for a concentrated study with offerings in repertoire and additional dance genres to expand your knowledge and experience.

Level 3-5 Intensives

June 24-28, Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30pm with live accompaniment.

August 19-23, Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30pm with live accompaniment.

ALSO: Level 1-2 Pre-pointe Intensive, Age 9+ with previous experience

July 15-19, Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm with live accompaniment.

Full schedule available at our website: http://www.spcballet.org

Contact: School Registrar, Sonia at 651-690-1588 or spcb@spcballet.org

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

34. COME PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC AT LEE’S LIQUOR LOUNGE!

Local jazz outfit GST and dance artist Erinn Liebhard are combining forces to present “Visual Grooves: Jazz Music + Dance at Lee's Liquor Lounge.” Visual Grooves has come about out of the hosts' shared interests in improvising jazz, be it through sound or motion, and we are looking for more Twin Cities dancers to participate! Check out GST (who tout their jazz improv-infused and rock-structured sound as “punk rock for grown ups”) at www.gstjazz.com, and Erinn Liebhard at www.erinnliebhard.com. Details on the event:

What: Visual Grooves: Jazz Music + Dance at Lee's Liquor Lounge, Hosted by GST + Erinn Liebhard

Where: Lee's Liquor Lounge

When: Tuesday, June 18th - Arrive at 9pm, dance between 10-12!

What: Come by yourself, or preferrably, with the group of dancers with whom you work. Each group will get a chance or two to improvise according to prompt ideas (decided ahead of time) that relate to each specific song on the band's set. How you approach your time is up to you; solos, duets, a big group, completely improvised or a phrase planned ahead - it's all up to you! Each group will also have the chance to announce any shows or happenings coming up.

To Participate: Email Erinn with your name, your main dance interest, a bio, and how many dancers you will be bringing. She will get in touch to confirm that there are still slots available!

Questions?: Contact Erinn at ekliebs@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!

Best,

Erinn Liebhard + GST

ekliebs@gmail.com

www.erinnliebhard.com

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35. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION: JUNE 12

Wednesday, June 12 - 1:30-3:30PM

528 Hennepin Avenue #400

Minneapolis, MN - ZENON STUDIO 4A

Zenon Dance Company seeks one full time professional level male company member and one male apprentice.

Studio will open at 1pm for warm-up, please bring resume and headshot.

Zenon offers a 30-36 week per year contract, free professional classes held at Zenon, and teaching opportunities. The yearly schedule typically consists of Fall and Spring concert seasons at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, MN, 6-8 weeks of educational residencies, touring in Minnesota and the upper Midwest, and periodic national and international tours. Applicants must have advanced training in modern, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation as well as extensive performance experience.  A contract for September 2013-August 2014 will be offered.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Zenon Dance Company Summer Intensive, June 5-7, 2013, at the Zenon studios prior to the audition. Current Zenon repertory will be taught by Zenon Dance Company members in both the intensive and the audition.  (www.zenondance.org/intensive)

Please contact Founding Artistic Director Linda Z. Andrews with questions: linda@zenondance.org or 612-338-1101

 

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36. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – COMMUNITY LIAISONS

Deadline: June 5, 2013

Independent choreographer and director Vanessa Voskuil seeks two community liaisons with knowledge of and connections within specific communities of Twin Cities metro area. The community liaison will serve as an ambassador for a community inclusive movement-based performance project to premiere at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University April 3-4, 2014, presented as part of the Women of Substance Series. Each community liaison will utilize his/her community relationships to strategize and implement best methods to increase community participation in the performance event, in addition, to participating in the performance event. Stipend available.

Download detailed description and application guidelines here:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6-T2rr5QeNwSjJZQ2pXaldVQ00/edit?usp=sharing

Contact: Vanessa Voskuil, vanessa@vanessavoskuil.org

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37. AUDITION FOR VANESSA VOSKUIL

When: Sunday, June 9, 2013; 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Where: Center for the Performing Arts, Sunroom

Reservations: Please fill out the reservation form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gqqcrTL_VuGTbCIz3Ks9Az-O8h-Wh4nFfNHyiInX68Y/viewform

Auditions are for a core group of dancers/creators for a large-scale, community-inclusive performance project directed and choreographed by Vanessa Voskuil with sound/music composition by Jesse Whitney, choral compositions by Janika Vandervelde, and dramaturgy by Alexandre Spinelli.

Performers can improvise and have strong modern and/or ballet technique. Performances are April 3-4, 2014 at The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul. Performers will also act as leaders and assistants with student and community residency activities. Rehearsals will officially start in September - March for, roughly, 2x a week.  Performers may also potentially assist/perform for IMPETUS, being presented by the Soap Factory, August 21-24, 2013.  Stipend available.

Project Description:

The Student is about learning, about learners, about the process of learning. The work takes the position that in the process of learning, the student is always learning but not always knowing. This is the heart of The Student, awareness of the self. The student can learn, but does not always listen to itself and it is not always the self, but other than the self. The Student acts on all these different parts of learning.

If you cannot attend the audition, but interested in performing in the work, there is an option to send me a URL of performance clips and a letter of interest.

Please direct questions to: vanessa@vanessavoskuil.org.

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38. GET IN THE ZONE! UNLIMITED CLASSES AND MORE AS PART OF ZENON DANCE ZONE!

Did you miss the Zenon Dance Zone audition? It's not too late!

Audition this week by taking class at Zenon with Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews:

Saturday June 8th at 10am

Location: Zenon Dance Studios, 528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor, Downtown Minneapolis

Please contact Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews (lynn@zenondance.org) if you are going to attend the class!

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session (August 16-18th).

Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

Technique Level: provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

Performance Level: provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

The Summer Zone Choreographers are:

Gabe Anderson, Amanda Leaveck and Regina Peluso.

Tuition:

UNLIMITED CLASSES for the 13 week Summer Session!

Technique Level-$585 (only $45 per week)

Performance Level-$520 (only $40 per week)

*Payment plans available.

*Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.

Contact: Lynn Andrews, lynn@zenondance.org

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39. AUDITION FOR TIME TRACK PRODUCTIONS’ NEW WORK!

Choreographer Paula Mann and media artist Steve Paul seek an ensemble cast for a large-scale work to premiere in the fall of 2014. Men and women, strong modern technique and performance/improvisational skills. Rehearsal and performance pay. Saturday, June 15th 11 am-1 pm in Studio 2B in the Cowles Center second floor, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Please bring a resume along with summer and tentative fall availability. Please RSVP (and for more information) Kristine Zappa zapp0051@umn.edu or Pilar Poeschl poes0013@umn.edu.

Contact: Paula Mann, pmann102@gmail.com

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40. K3 RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2014/2015

at K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg

Application period: June 3rd to August 5th, 2013

For the eighth time K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of the careers, but have already produced some choreographic work of their own. The residencies runs from August 2014 until April 2015 and includes amongst others a monthly grant, a production budget, mentoring as well as a qualifying course program.

For further information about the residency program and the required application material click here <http://www.k3-hamburg.de/en/ausschreibungen/>

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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41. BODYCARTOGRAPHY SUPER NATURE AUDITION

We are looking for a dancer for a show October 7-13th, 2013 in Chicago and for ongoing gigs in 2014. We are seeking someone who can improvise and has strong ballet or modern technique. Person would need to be available in July, August and September to rehearse in Minneapolis and will be paid for rehearsal and performances.

Please send me an email with information about you and a photo ASAP.  People will be asked to learn some material from video for the audition which will take place in mid late June.

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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42. SCUBA 2014 APPLICATION ONLINE BY FRIDAY

The application for the 2014 SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance will be posted on the Ritz Theater website by this Friday, June 7.  It will be found under the “Performing at the Ritz” tab.  The deadline will be July 1, 2013.  Stay tuned for more details.

http://www.ritz-theater.org/

http://www.scubadance.us/

The Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, ODC Theater in San Francisco,  Philadelphia Dance Projects and Ritz Theater in Minneapolis partner together to bring the freshest names in contemporary dance to new audiences. SCUBA provides precious touring opportunities for local dance artists, and for everyone else it gives a fantastic view of the breadth of choreographic invention across the country.  SCUBA Touring Network is in its ninth season. This program is geared towards the early to mid-career artists who are looking to begin their national touring experience and have developed dance work ready for a small-scale tour.

Contact Laurie Van Wieren at laurievw.ritztheater@gmail.com with any questions.

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

43. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD FY 2014 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS JUNE 28, 2013

Dancers and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2014 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 28, 2013. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2014 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us

Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000.

Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use.

Individuals who aren’t already on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive messages with the latest information about WebGrants and grant program announcements.

Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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44. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

Hey Minnesota dancers, I just want to give you the heads-up about our next grant application deadline: July 3, 2013.  To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule a phone appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.  For more information about this grant opportunity and our free services visit our website at careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J. Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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45. ANNOUNCING THE 2013 MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS

Northrop at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers.  Each Fellow will receive a $25,000 fellowship award and additional support for career and artistic development. Congratulations to the following new McKnight fellows!

McKnight Artist Fellowships for DANCERS

2013 Fellowship Recipients

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Dancer Selection Panel:

Jeffery N. Bullock, Associate Professor and Chair, Dance Department; Director, MFA in Dance Program, Hollins University; Roanoke, VA

Mary Cochran, Chair and Artistic Director, Department of Dance, Barnard College of Columbia University; Former soloist, Paul Taylor Dance Company; New York, NY

Catherine Liska, Global Somatics movement educator and therapist; Former dancer, Jawaahir Dance Company; Minneapolis

Abdo Sayegh, Dancer/Dance teacher, University of MN, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, TU Dance; Managing Director, TU Dance; Minneapolis

Laura Selle Virtucio, Dancer/Artistic Associate, Shapiro & Smith Dance; Dancer, Zenon Dance Company; and Teaching Artist, St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts and The Cowles Center; Minneapolis

McKnight Artist Fellowships for CHOREOGRAPHERS

2013 Fellowship Recipients

HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder)

Emily Johnson

Karen Sherman

Choreography Selection Panel:

Sara Coffey, Founder & Director, Vermont Performance Lab, Guilford, VT

Mark Dendy, Choreographer, New York, NY

George Lugg, Associate Director, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Streb, Choreographer, Director, STREB LAB FOR ACTION MECHANICS (S.L.A.M.), Brooklyn, NY

For more information: http://northrop.umn.edu/mcknight/choreographers

Contact: Mary Ellen Childs, child067@umn.edu

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

Dancer/choreographer/bodyworker Cade Holmseth LMT, CMT is offering a special dancer rate for services through June 15th, 2012!  Mention this ad to receive $35/hr for any regular priced service.

As a dancer/aerialist, Cade is well experienced with how the body works, how it breaks down, and how to aid in its recovery.  Cade has over 5 years experience as a body worker, working primarily with dancers, serious athletes and personal injury cases.

Whether dealing with limitations from an old injury or simply speeding recovery from hard work, body maintenance is a great way to make sure your craft stays strong and continues to last!

Come check out what I can do for you!

Cade Holmseth LMT, CMT

612-269-2207

cholms@hotmail.com

www.hohbodywork.com

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47. SOMATIC BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE WITH TAJA WILL

Summer is landing. Now is a great time to detoxify the system, unclutter the body, mind and spirit, to create space for yourself, to be luxurious. The early summer rain and heat helps remind us to be easeful in the joints.  For pointers and hands-on work with any knee, ankle, hip or shoulder pain, schedule a bodywork session. For a detox to the energy body encompassing physical, emotional and mental bodies, schedule a energy medicine session.

“Taja Will has been instrumental in assisting me in energetic and physical healing on profound levels. The work has been immediately effective, in my physical, emotional and energetic bodies. Her work has, without a doubt, been the most powerful energy work (hands off) that I have received, in many years, and maybe ever. The focus and intentionality is clear and direct. If you’re ready to go for it and not afraid of transformation, work with Taja!”

Krista DeNio, Artist, Educator, Administrator, Bodyworker

Dancer/Artist Rates:

$45 for 60 minutes

$60 for 75 minutes

$75 for 90 minutes

Taja's healing space is located in Moe Bodyworks at 3541 Lyndale Ave So.

Contact Will directly to make an appointment by emailing tajawill@gmail.com.

For more information visit tajawill.com

Also, detox your home or office! Ask me about green cleaning with rates artists can afford!

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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48. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

Free Career Transition For Dancers counseling sessions by phone (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays).  Are you a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow or trying to be proactive about your future?  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance and assistance with resumes and cover letters. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are free; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J. Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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49. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE SPECIAL OFFER FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AND ALUMNI

Join us for classes this month! Ballet Royale Minnesota invites professionals and its alumni to take class with us during the month of June for a special rate of only $16 per day.

Classes will be held at Ballet Royale at the following times: advanced ballet and pointe on June 6th from 6:30–8:30pm and June 8th from 9:30am–Noon. From June 10–21, we have training three hours each weekday morning that consists of a Pilates warm-up from 9:00–9:30am, ballet technique from 9:30–11:00am and pointe from 11:00am–Noon. No pre-registration required; simply drop in any days and take whichever classes you wish, and pay as you go.

This special offer is for professional dancers and Ballet Royale alumni ONLY. The June morning classes will have two separate levels, intermediate/advanced (minimum of two years’ pointe) through professional.

We are excited to extend this special invitation to you and hope to see you in the studios soon. Find us just off I-35 on the border of Burnsville and Lakeville, only 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul:

Ballet Royale Minnesota

16233 Kenyon Ave

Lakeville, MN 55044

FREE PARKING

For more information visit our website: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call 952-898-3163

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

50. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy, memoir to 1970s German Expressionist modern dance master in MN is $30.00. I will hand-deliver.  Call 507.533.2327.

This book in tribute to Margret Dietz was written by Marie Winckler, Elizabeth Freeman and Lindalee Soderstrom and published in 2010. It tells the story of Ms. Dietz's life and career on the ground throughout WWII and later, from 1953-1972 in the USA. She taught modern dance as learned in Europe's Mary Wigman School in IL, CN, CA, UT, IN and MN in colleges and universities. She also traveled and toured as a soloist and master lecturer in Germany/Switzerland and America. Margret is buried at The College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN where she passed away in 1972 at the age of 59. Those who loved and worked with her are celebrating the dedication of her papers and gowns, photography and other ephemera, as well as collecting oral history on June 15, 2013 June 3, 2013 would have been her one hundredth birthday, had we