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Dance Community News - May 22, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

2. ANDA FLAMENCO Y LAS ZAPATISTAS PRESENTS FLAMENCO REVEALED - MAY 23

3. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

4. MY ONLY OPTION WAS SABOTAGE - JUNE 1

5. THE CUTTING BOARD AT REPUBLIC - SEVEN CORNERS - JUNE 3

6. ZENON: STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND: OPEN REHEARSAL - JUNE 4

7. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

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

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

10. BHARATA NATYAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES - JULY 13-14

11. SEASON THREE A TRIPLE THREAT AT THE COWLES CENTER

ONGOING CLASSES

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

13. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

16. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WITH TAJA WILL

17. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

18. ADVANCED JAZZ WITH ERINN LIEBHARD AT ZENON!

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

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

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

22. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S JAZZ WEEK INTENSIVE WITH KARIS SLOSS, KARLA

GROTTING AND FRIENDS IS BACK!

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

24. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

25. BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT PRESENTS IMPULSTANZ IN MINNEAPOLIS

26. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

27. HOW TO PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

28. R.G.K. MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS SUMMER BOLLYWOOD/FOLK DANCE INTENSIVE WITH RENU G. KUMAR

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

29. FREE WORK SPACE IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER—ART IS EASY IN 2014

30. SEEKING DANCERS FOR SOLSTICE RIVER 2013

31. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

32. VANESSA VOSKUIL PERFORMANCE SEEKS COMMUNITY LIAISONS

33. PERFORMERS NEEDED FOR THE GREENWAY GLOW ON JUNE 22!

34. JAZZ/TAP DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

35. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT?

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

37. AUDITION FOR YOUNG DANCE

38. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION

39. DID YOU MISS THE ZENON DANCE ZONE AUDITION?

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. SOMATIC BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE WITH TAJA WILL

43. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

46. SEEKING HOUSING FOR GUEST PERFORMERS JUNE 14-19

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. V. Paul Virtucio - a dance photography experiment with performers Renee Guittar and Nika Kasiulis

2. Laura Holway - a new duet with performers Emily Gastineau and Ashley Rose Montondo and poetry by Brad Liening

3. Tim Rehborg - a new solo titled “Twerk/Flamingo King”

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

In its ninth year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in  August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed, interested audience.

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

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2. ANDA FLAMENCO Y LAS ZAPATISTAS PRESENTS FLAMENCO REVEALED - MAY 23

Thursday, May 23, 2013

7:00-9:00 PM

Mango Bar & Grill (formerly Conga Latin Bistro)

501 E. Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Come early for Happy Hour and enjoy discounts on drinks and appetizers (5-7 PM)!

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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3. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

Join TU Dance as the company closes out its ninth performance season with a spring dance concert of world premiere works by Uri Sands and Camille A. Brown. Sands presents two premieres: a triptych of duets titled No Middle Name, and Escapades, an adventurous full-company work exploring themes of vice and escape of the everyday. Solo work makes up New York choreographer Camille A. Brown’s new piece, Make Amends, which was specially commissioned for this concert by The O'Shaughnessy. Also on the program is Dwight Rhoden's lyrical B Sessions, set to the music of Beethoven.

Friday, May 31 at 8:00p.m.

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00p.m.

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00p.m.

The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.

For tickets please visit http://www.theoshaughnessy.com or call 651.690.6700

For more information visit http://www.tudance.org

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

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4. MY ONLY OPTION WAS SABOTAGE - JUNE 1

A somewhat premature trailer, a work-in-progress fundraiser...

This evening is to generate interest for a new ensemble-based work by choreographer Taja Will. Currently set on three diverse ensembles, the current form is a framework for what will become an evening-length work.

SABOTAGE explores themes of survival, human and animal instinct, team or tribe building and boundary-pushing intimacy.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

June 1st at 8pm

Followed by a talk back

At the Tek Box in the Cowles Center

Sliding scale $12-18

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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5. THE CUTTING BOARD AT REPUBLIC - SEVEN CORNERS - JUNE 3

The Cutting Board is back!

Tap dance and live music jam and performance at Republic - Seven Corners

Monday, June 3rd at 8pm

All ages! FREE!

Hosted by Kaleena Miller.

Featuring the musical stylings of percussionist Paul Champa Jennings.

Republic is located at 221 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis.

Contact: Kaleena Miller, kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

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6. ZENON: STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND: OPEN REHEARSAL - JUNE 4

Tuesday, June 4, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek at World Premiere for Zenon Dance Company

What: Meet Paris/New York choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and preview her new work for Zenon Dance Company during open rehearsal.

When: Tuesday, June 4, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts (The Cowles Center), Minneapolis.

Paris and New York choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland, a 2010/12 Baryshnikov Arts Center/Jerome Robbins Foundation NEW Fellow and former dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, combines European subtlety and American ardor to investigate physical notions of community in her work. Zenon Dance Company has commissioned Batten Bland to choreograph a new work for the company’s 31st Season. You’re invited to preview the work on Tuesday, June 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m., in Zenon’s Studio 4A at The Cowles Center.

New York Resident magazine wrote that “When it comes to tackling demanding subject matter, there are few choreographers as intellectually ambitious as Stefanie Batten Bland.” Of Batten Bland’s “A Place in the Sun,” the New York Times wrote: “The setup was striking, as are Ms. Bland’s muscled, diverse performers; if the Matrix franchise had a dance team, this would be it.”

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

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7. 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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8. 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

Yudhhttp://yudh.brownpapertickets.com

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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9. 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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10. BHARATA NATYAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES - JULY 13-14

Body Mind Circle in Circle Pines, MN will host Bharata Natyam - For New Audiences. This is a series which brings the divine art of Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance) to communities throughout the USA, and has been touring since 2008.  Mr. Jaan R. Freeman, Artistic Director of New York's Dakshina Palli, Inc and Bharata Natyam dancer will present this program. Mr. Freeman performs in the rare Bharata Natyam lineage of the late great South Indian Dancer T. Balasaraswati. Freeman is a disciple of Nandini Ramani and Priyamvada Sankar, both senior disciples of Balasaraswati.

This art brings together Hindu philosophy, Hindu mythology, Carnatic music (South Indian music), poetry, rhythm and movement of the 18th century South India. Many of the interpretative dance items will draw from real life situations and emotions, which brings us into the current time.

The program will feature items of the repertoire with narration and interpretation and an interactive dialogue with the audience throughout the program. Don't miss this program, performed by a vibrant dancer of this great lineage!

Event Dates: 7/13 6pm-7:30pm & 7/14 2-3:30pm

Artist site: http://www.dakshinapalli.org

Contact: Jaan Freeman, director@dakshinapalli.org

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11. SEASON THREE A TRIPLE THREAT AT THE COWLES CENTER

A dynamic lineup of dance, music and theater

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is pleased to announce its 2013-14 performance season, featuring a dynamic lineup of dance companies, vocal performers and theatre. Presenting dance companies include: James Sewell Ballet, Zenon, MN Dance Theatre, Contempo Physical Dance, Flying Foot Forum, Threads Dance Project, TU Dance, Ballet of the Dolls, Aparna Ramaswamy, B-Boy J-Sun, Beyond Ballroom Dance Company, Shapiro & Smith Dance, Black Label Movement, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Curio Dance, Ethnic Dance Theatre and the Golden Dragon Acrobats.

Contact: Erin Harney, 612-206-3630

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. 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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13. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for 8 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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14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Come celebrate the return of the sun this summer with Zorongo Flamenco! 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 + repetoire, 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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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, May 23

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Friday, May 24

Daytime Dance Without Borders (Folk dances from around the world)

with Terry McGibbon

1:00-2:30pm

$5

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Terry McGibbon & Nairy Digris

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, May 25

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by guest band Entwyned with caller Ken Gall

7:30-11:00pm

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

Sunday, May 26

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with Mary Kay Shladweiler

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. 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 beginners 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 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)

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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17. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several morning and evening classes open to Intermediate and Advanced/Professional dancers.  

Morning Open Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh or Laurel Keen

Fridays, 10-11:30am, Modern with Erin Thompson

Afternoon Open Classes

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Advanced Ballet with Pointe (optional) with Laurel Keen

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Advanced Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Fridays, 6-7:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley.

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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18. 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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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

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

June 3-7             9:30-3:30pm          Ages 15 and up

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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21. 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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22. 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/

Contact: Karis Sloss, EEEdance@gmail.com

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

It is half full! Pre-register now to save your spot in the room!

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, tajawill@gmail.com

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24. 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. Placement/Audition Date:  April 21, 2013, 12:00-3:00pm.

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. No placement class necessary.

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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25. 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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26. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

Exploring the winding paths of deep imagination

Directed by Maureen Koelsch

With composer and musician David Means

Thursday 13 June 2013

10a-2p

Cowles Center Studio 7A

528 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

Fee $65

What arises when you tell your story?

Sometimes things that appeared to be, may not now. Beginnings circle back, journeys curve and swerve. Points of view, multiple tellings, new voices reveal thoughtful more nuanced narrative. Meanings come from delving deep in imaginative spirals. Memoir, autobiography, personal myth danced acted sung or spoken allow for new dimensions in the stories we tell about ourselves and our histories. In and about we dance at a center of stillness and awakening.

Through movement, words and music we will explore origin-essence, structure-shape, place-gesture. Using questions and their playful, profane and profound answers we will create performance. An opportunity to show and share this work will follow the workshop from 2-4pm.

This Imaginarian Workshop offers space and time to pursue and play with different perspective that appear in the moment or enhance ideas and work you may already be creating.

Space is limited. To reserve your place in the workshop or for further information, contact Maureen Koelsch at 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com.

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27. HOW TO PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

In celebration of Margret Dietz, German Expressionist master teacher in America from 1953-1972, Lindalee Soderstrom will conduct a three-day workshop June 10, 11 and 12 in the small studio, 7th floor at Cowles Center, 6th and Hennepin. Class will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. No previous experience required. Fee: by donation. Please RSVP.

HOW-TO-PROVIDE MODERN DANCE in very special needs settings such as prisons, shelters, treatment centers and other closed, secure environments will be shown and shared, Powerpoints included. Dancers interested in beginning to teach lay people in churches, on retreats, in daycare homes or centers and at elderly facilities will benefit from Ms. Soderstrom's curriculum as well.

Lindalee has a Masters Degree in Human Development and is a Licensed Practical Nurse, with 40 years of experience in the dance, movement and vocal arts, serving persons who would not ordinarily dance. Margret Dietz, Lindalee's mentor in the 1970s in SE Minneapolis and at the College of Saint Benedict, did certainly say it best: "To dance - to dance is my way of saying YES to life."

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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28. R.G.K. MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY PRESENTS SUMMER BOLLYWOOD/FOLK DANCE INTENSIVE WITH RENU G. KUMAR

Two Weeks Intensive Camps and Once a Week Course for Twelve Weeks

Level Beg/Int. Bollywood/Folk

June 25 - July 3rd, 2013

Youth (10 years) to Adults Monday-Thursday

7:30pm-8:30pm

Fee $195 Youth, Adult $250

Level Int/Adv. Bollywood

July 15 - July 22

Youth (10 years) to Adults Monday-Thursday

7:30pm-8:30pm

Fee $195 Youth, Adult $250

Twelve weeks- For All Ages & Levels

Once a week Class PLY & SV

Starting from June - August for all ages and levels,

6:30-7:15 PM

Plymouth and Shoreview locations

OPEN HOUSE:

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 12:00-1:00 PM (PLYMOUTH)

SATURDAY, JULY 12, 12:00-1:00 PM (SHOREVIEW)

Come to one of our open houses, or contact us to set up a time to tour the studio and meet with the choreographer. Get 10% off in the OPEN HOUSE (new students only).

Contact: 763-227-0740

Website: www.rgkdance.org

Email: renukumar@rgkdance.org

Location: Plymouth Studio -17430 45th Ave N. Plymouth, MN 55446

Shoreview Studio-1057 W. HWY 96, Shoreview, MN 55124

Bollywood/Folk dance is full of imagination, fun and storytelling art. It is a fusion of a traditional art form with a modern twist. You can actually express what the music means, through the graceful movements of the body. It is a dance with an expression, graceful body, feet movements, hands gestures, spins, turns and twists. It is a full-body exercise with lots of dhamal and masti.

Mission: R.G.K. MODERN INDIAN DANCE ACADEMY is committed to serving the community and the future generations through art, dance, theater and cultural education and produces Indian, traditional, innovative, and collaborative works to build local, national, and international community support for modern Indian dance, theater, art and cultural education.

Contact: Renu Kumar, renukumar@rgkdance.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

29. FREE WORK SPACE IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER—ART IS EASY IN 2014

Seeking artists and creative people, “professionals” and “amateurs”, especially (but not only) those who engage with the words “contemporary” and “performance”.

This is an opportunity for you to receive free work/rehearsal space, simultaneously participating in an art piece while you work on your work.

Art Is Easy in 2014 is a piece by dance/performance artist Emily Gastineau, taking place at the Soap Factory from September 7-November 3, 2013, as part of the Minnesota Biennial (,,,), curated by John Marks and David Petersen.  Art Is Easy in 2014 is a piece about immaterial labor and art economies.

“Free” is for real, as in no monetary cost to you.  You will be free to work on whatever you want to work on in this shared space.  There will be a few requirements for participation, but they won’t take away from your work time.

If you are interested in taking part, email emily.gastineau@gmail.com before May 29 to learn about the next steps.  

www.emilygastineau.com

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30. SEEKING DANCERS FOR SOLSTICE RIVER 2013

Solstice River is a site-specific dance show which takes place at the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge.  All of our dancers will be placed at various sites around the bridge including building tops, the park, and the levy.

All of our rehearsals will take place on site at the south end of the bridge.  Rehearsals will start on May 31 and run until the show on June 15. If you are interested in performing, please email me and I will send the rehearsal schedule and further information.

The first 20 dancers to sign up will receive a stipend.

You can find more info on the event at www.globalwaterdances.org.

Jordan Hart

Project Manager, Solstice River 2013

612-508-8425

hart.solstice@gmail.com

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31. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company invites you to audition for a role in I’ll Be Seeing You, their fall production designed to raise awareness about OutFront Minnesota and its mission to achieve full equality for the LGBT community.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM in Studio 7A of The Cowles Center for both men and women. Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 PM at the same location.

Please email your headshot and resume to auditions@collidetheatrical.com in order to confirm your audition appointment.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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32. VANESSA VOSKUIL PERFORMANCE SEEKS COMMUNITY LIAISONS

Vanessa Voskuil Performance seeks two community liaisons for upcoming community inclusive performance event to premiere at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine’s University April 3-4, 2014.

Deadline: June 5, 2013

Vanessa Voskuil Performance 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. 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.

Project Period: June 15, 2013 – April 15, 2014

Working Hours: Flexible (roughly 4 hours per week)

Salary: Estimate $10 per/hr

Click here to download full job description and application guidelines:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6-T2rr5QeNwcWY4N3JFVjNxLXc/edit?usp=sharing

Contact: Vanessa Voskuil, vanessa@vanessavoskuil.org

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33. PERFORMERS NEEDED FOR THE GREENWAY GLOW ON JUNE 22!

Community art festival to raise funds for the Midtown Greenway. Dancers, musicians, artists of all kinds needed.  Pass the hat.  Great visibility on our website and connection to city-wide art festival that same night.  

http://www.midtowngreenway.org

Contact: Soren Jensen, soren@midtowngreenway.org

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34. 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 about 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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35. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT?

We are looking for one or two people to join a new group that will meet every other Tuesday from 8.45-10.45am. If you are interested, please email me.

Thanks.

Olive Bieringa

olive@bodycartography.org

www.bodycartography.org

917 463 9300

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36. 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 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. 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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37. AUDITION FOR YOUNG DANCE

Young Dance, a modern dance company for youth ages 7-18 seeks creative and energetic young dancers. Auditions are Tuesday, May 28th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Cowles Center for Dance, Studio 2B.

Young Dance is directed by Gretchen Pick and Justin Jones, who work with a team of local dance artists and educators. Company members will be trained in modern dance and introduced to other styles. They will work with professional choreographers and explore choreographing themselves. Guest artists for the 2013-14 season include Kenna-Camara Cottman and Voice of Culture, Penelope Freeh, SuperGroup, Laurie Van Wieren, Chris Schlichting and Morgan Thorson.

Young Dance is an inclusive dance organization for dancers of all abilities. Dancers with physical disabilities are encouraged to audition or check out our dance classes. Young Dance meets twice a week from September through May. The company performs in venues through the year and a in a final show in May.

To register, or for more information, call 612-423-3064 or e-mail info@youngdance.org.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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38. ZENON DANCE COMPANY: MALE DANCER AUDITION

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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39. DID YOU MISS THE ZENON DANCE ZONE AUDITION?

It's not too late to audition for the program. Come take class at Zenon taught by Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews on Thursday, May 23th at 7PM or Saturday, May 25th at 10AM and audition for the program.

The Summer Zone Choreographers are Gabe Anderson, Amanda Leaveck and Regina Peluso.

Location:

Zenon Dance Studios

528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor

Downtown Minneapolis

What is Zenon Dance Zone?

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. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels. The Technique Level provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles. The Performance Level provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

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.

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

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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. Applicants who are new to the Artist Initiative program may want to view an online presentation that gives a more detailed overview of the program, available for viewing on the Artist Initiative page.

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 email 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. SOMATIC BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE WITH TAJA WILL

Summer has landed. 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.

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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43. 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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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

44. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

The memoir entitled Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy is still available for $30.00. Published in 2010 by Freeman, Soderstrom and Winckler. Lindalee will gladly hand-deliver to you. Call 507.523.2327 or email fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com.

Here is an excerpt:

"Then there was the war, but after the war there was again thought of dancing. From 1946-1948 Margret Dietz taught the children of Berlin to dance. But how could she? To many of them home had never been more than a basement bomb shelter; movement meant running to save one's life. German youth knew terror and cold and hunger. They had never known joy or laughter. How could they dance?

They learned how to dance and they learned how to live through faith in an art which, she (Margret Dietz) taught them, no bomb can destroy. She made them stand firmly on a floor full of holes and she made them feel warm in winter in a room which had windows but no window panes.

It is little wonder that now (1955), in America, Margret Dietz enjoys giving dance to people whose lives do not first have to be remade."

by Selma Jeanne Cohen, from “German Teacher in America” in Dance Magazine (February 1955)

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, 507.523.2327

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

Ivey and Sage Award-winning performance company Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for their 2013 Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour.  This year we will tour our production The Picnic, a family-friendly tale told in dance about a bird and dog who fall in love, as the seasons, and their love, change.  

Being a tour host is a great way to meet your neighbors and encourage community, and a great excuse to clean your garage!

For more information about hosting, please contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org or 612-724-7372.

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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46. SEEKING HOUSING FOR GUEST PERFORMERS JUNE 14-19

Hello!

I'm looking for housing for 2 lovely NYC-based tap dancers that will in be town to work with me Friday, June 14- Wednesday, June 19.

Ideally looking for two bedrooms, but one bedroom with two beds is also fine.

A bit of rent could be paid, if needed.

Let me know if you can help!  Many thanks in advance!


Contact: Kaleena Miller, kaleenakaleena@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - May 15, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TU DANCE IN-STUDIO SHOWCASE - MAY 16

2. YES! NIC LINCOLN DANCES SOLO - MAY 16-19

3. APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS DANCEWORKS - MAY 16-18

4. THE MOVING COMPANY- THROUGH MAY 26

5. MAD KING THOMAS PRESENTS PHONE DANCES (COLON) DANCES FOR THE TELEPHONE AS PART OF ART(ISTS) ON THE VERGE - ARTIST TALK MAY 18

6. BARBI LEE DANCE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH SPRING CONCERT AND GALA - MAY 18-19

7. DUNIYA DRUM AND DANCE PRESENTS 6TH ANNUAL WEST AFRICAN ALL STARS! - MAY 18

8. TAPESTRY: FABULOUS AT 30! - MAY 18

9. DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA - MAY 18-19

10. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS SADHANA - MAY 19

11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

12. THE SUMMIT INVITATIONAL - MAY 28

13. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

14. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

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

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

ONGOING CLASSES

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

18. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

19. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

20. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

21. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

22. AERIAL SILKS CLASSES WITH CADE HOLMSETH

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

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

24. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE - DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TODAY, MAY 15TH!

25. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

26. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: FAKOLY AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM WORKSHOP - MAY 16TH-19TH

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

28. WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH DWIGHT RHODEN AT TU DANCE CENTER, MAY 17-19

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

30. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE

31. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

32. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

33. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

34. HOW TO PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

35. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

36. SEEKING DANCERS FOR SOLSTICE RIVER 2013

37. JAZZ/TAP INSTRUCTOR NEEDED!

38. SUMMER & FALL JOB OPPORTUNITIES - BALLET TEACHERS!

39. AUDITION THIS SATURDAY FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER SESSION (JUNE 3-AUGUST 31)

40. FREE WORK SPACE IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER—ART IS EASY IN 2014

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

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

42. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

43. SUBSIDIZED VIDEO AND AUDIO PRESERVATION SERVICES

44. REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE

45. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

46. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

 

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

47. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

49. JOHN MUNGER’S LIFE AND LEGACY- GATHERING VENUE CHANGE - PATRICK’S CABARET

 

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TU DANCE IN-STUDIO SHOWCASE - MAY 16

Join us at TU Dance Center for a special in-studio showing, as Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands discuss new choreographic works by Sands and New York choreographer Camille A. Brown.

Sands will share two excerpts, previewing premieres from the Company's upcoming spring concert: a triptych of duets titled No Middle Name, and Escapades-- an adventurous full-company work exploring themes of vice and escape of the everyday. The Company will also share an excerpt of Make Amends, New York choreographer Camille A. Brown's new piece, which was specially commissioned for this concert by The O'Shaughnessy.

Thursday, May 16, 5:00-6:30pm

Reception starts at 5:00, Program at 5:45pm

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, St. Paul MN 55114

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

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2. YES! NIC LINCOLN DANCES SOLO - MAY 16-19

Five solos danced by Nic Lincoln. Choreographers include Penelope Freeh, Wynn Fricke, Judith Howard, Megan Mayer, and Kristin Van Loon. Vocal artist Venus DeMars will be the opening act and 20% of the ticket sales will be donated to Outfront MN.

May 16th through the 18th at 8 pm and the 19th at 2 pm.

The show will be held at

TEK BOX, 528 Hennepin Ave., 2nd Fl., Mpls. 55403

For tickets please visit www.niclincoln.com/yes or call 612-206-3600

All tickets are $20

Nic is an instinctive seeker of beauty who takes inspiration from pop culture and visual art to voice his activism through dance. For eight years James Sewell Ballet has acted as a creative incubator for Lincoln. In 2011 he received a Mcknight fellowship for dance and was named Best Dancer by City Pages, as well as one of the “Artists Who We Love” by MN Monthly Magazine.

This project is important to him not only because it is an artistic challenge but also because it will connect dance with public awareness of GLBT youth issues. Through his inspiration he has teamed with Outfront MN because they provide leadership in moving the state toward the elimination of homophobia and toward full equality for GLBT people, as well as bringing allies into the movement.

Contact: niclincolndances@gmail.com, www.niclincoln.com/yes

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3. APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS DANCEWORKS - MAY 16-18

Apple Valley High School will present its annual end of the year dance concert entitled Danceworks.  This year's show, themed Power, Strength, Move, will showcase choreography by Kristin Blatzheim, Sarah Beck-Esmay, Brian Evans, Jessica Briggs, Callie Schulberg, and countless students in various styles of dance including modern, jazz, hip hop, swing, and more.

The show runs Thursday-Saturday, May 16th-18th, at 7:30pm in the Apple Valley High School Theater.  Tickets are $7 for Adults and $5 for students.  Apple Valley High School is located at 14450 Hayes Road in Apple Valley, just a short 20-25 minute drive south of the cities.

Come support 130 of the next generation's most talented dancers as they showcase the Power of dance as a communication tool, the Strength of those who perform it, and the inherent nature of everyone to get up and Move!

Contact: Kristin Blatzheim, kristin.blatzheim@district196.org

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4. THE MOVING COMPANY- THROUGH MAY 26

Out of the Pan Into The Fire, a new fairy tale

Conceived and created  by Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand

Performed by Christina Baldwin, Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Sam Kruger

Costumes by Sonya Berlovitz

Out of the Pan Into the Fire is a fairytale, but not one you’ve ever read before. It takes place in the days when wishing was still of some use, and also right now. There’s this kid named Thirteen, who’s kind of stupid, and not afraid of anything, and his sister Elsie, who’s really smart, but has never been around the block, and who isn’t actually his sister. They were both found in the garbage, by this old guy named Angelo, who is sort of an angel, or he might be a bird, or it could be that he’s just old, and really, really poor, and maybe a bit of a liar.

A lot of stuff happens to all of them, like growing up, as in Out of the Pan Into the Fire. It’s pretty funny, a little naïve, and then it gets scary, a bit grotesque, Grimm, you might say, and kind of brutal, painful, like it makes your heart hurt a little.

Performances May 3 through May 26th, Thursday - Sunday, 7:30

The Moving Company

“Stunning physical theater work” -The Daily Planet

http://themovingco.org/

At the Southern Theater

1420 Washington Ave. S. Mpls

Tickets: 612-343-3390

http://ticketing.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=35

Contact: Dominique Serrand, dominiqueserrand@gmail.com, 612-605-1945

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5. MAD KING THOMAS PRESENTS PHONE DANCES (COLON) DANCES FOR THE TELEPHONE AS PART OF ART(ISTS) ON THE VERGE - ARTIST TALK MAY 18

Exhibit runs May 4-May 26 at the Soap Factory. 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis 55414

Come any time during gallery hours:

Thursdays and Fridays: 2-8pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 12-5pm

Join us for an Artist Talk May 18 from 2-4pm. Hear about the evolution of these pieces and discuss the work with us. (Also wish Monica a happy birthday!)

It's just what it sounds like: telephone dances! What does that mean? Come experience a few manifestations of the millions of possibilities. Two interactive parts accessed through the gallery: A Dance for Them invites viewers to become performers, creating a minimalist telephone dance in the gallery. A Dance for You gives viewers a chance to leave Mad King Thomas a message so they can receive a personalized dance over the telephone later in the month.

Art(ists) on the Verge also features the work of Chris Houltberg, Sarah Julson, A.J. Warnick, and Asia Ward. Gallery is free but donations accepted at the door.

Contact: Mad King Thomas, madkingthomas@gmail.com

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6. BARBI LEE DANCE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH SPRING CONCERT AND GALA - MAY 18-19

Concert: Back To The Future

Saturday, May 18, 7 pm and Sunday, May 19, 3 pm

Richfield Middle School  

7400 Oliver Av S

Gala for alumni following Sunday show at 6:30 pm at the studio. Any Barbi Lee alumni, email Barbi for information.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

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7. DUNIYA DRUM AND DANCE PRESENTS 6TH ANNUAL WEST AFRICAN ALL STARS! - MAY 18

http://duniyadrumanddance.org/dddevents.html

Saturday May 18th

8:00pm

Location:

In The Heart of the Beast Theater

1500 East Lake St.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

West African All Stars has become a highly anticipated annual event and staple in the Twin Cities African drum and dance community . Duniya Drum & Dance will hit the stage with all-star guest artists from Guinea, Senegal and Ivory Coast. Join us on a rhythmical journey through West Africa!

WEST AFRICAN ALL STARS Performance Tickets

$17 in advance

$20 at the door (cash only)

$12 Children 12 & under

To purchase advanced tickets visit: http://duniyadrumanddance.org/dddevents.html

Contact: Whitney McClusky, whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

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8. TAPESTRY: FABULOUS AT 30! - MAY 18

Come party on Saturday, May 18th from 7:00-11:00pm to celebrate 30 years of Tapestry Folkdance Center! There will be a Contra Dance featuring Pat O’Loughlin, Patrice Pakiz, and Tim Reese with caller Beau Farmer. Enjoy a variety of sampler "join-in" sessions, such as Bollywood and English Country, in the small studio, showcasing various Tapestry dances.

Come and shop at the annual Bizarre Bazaar, play some board games, have some birthday cake and wish Tapestry a happy birthday!

(Admission: $10 members, $12 others. No passes.)

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

http://www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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9. DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA - MAY 18-19

Dance Moves Performing Arts School presents The Princess and the Pea, an original adaptation of the classic story told through dance, a family friendly story performed by dancers from Dance Moves PAS and guests. The performance will be May 18 and 19 at 2:00 pm in the Wellstone Center Theater, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, MN.

Tickets are available from April 24th - May 11th at Dance Moves PAS, Northway Shopping Center, Lexington, MN and at the door. Tickets are: At the door, $18.

Questions? Contact Laura McClanahan at: dance.moves@comcast.net.

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10. KATHA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS SADHANA - MAY 19

Katha Dance Theatre is honored to present over 100 of its school students in the 26th annual “Sadhana” student recital at The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium on Sunday, May 19th. The program will feature a diverse range of traditional Kathak repertoires, including Vandana, Ghazal, Thumri and Tarana, which rose to prominence in the North Indian tradition of the village minstrel during the Mughal courts of the 16th century.

The second half of the program will feature a work-in-progress showing of “Shedin Thekey Aaj”, a new original production which will premiere at the North American Bengali Conference in Toronto this July. KDT's innovative mix of rhythmic, expressive and thematic works has become a favorite for families of all ages, and we hope you will share in the experience of Northern India's powerful expressive art.

Sadhana - The Annual School Recital

Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m.

The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium | 2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Tickets* - Adult $15 | Child 12 & Under $10

*A $2 restoration fee has been included in the price of each ticket.

Purchase your tickets online today by clicking on this link:

http://oshaughnessy.stkate.edu/events/12-13/Katha_Sadhana_2013.html

This activity is supported, in part, through funding by the McKnight Foundation and the Nash Foundation.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, info@kathadance.org

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11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. V. Paul Virtucio

2. Laura Holway

3. Tim Rehborg & Kimberly Lesik

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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12. THE SUMMIT INVITATIONAL - MAY 28

 

The Summit Invitational will offer an evening of dance on May 28th at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis. The evening will get underway at 6pm with a pre-show reception and silent auction preview.  The concert will begin at 7pm and will feature a variety of dance works, including “Concerto” by local dance artist, Penny Freeh, new works by the Invitational junior class and, and a special dance for camera project entitled “Keep Moving”, by Invitational alum Austen Brown. The evening will conclude with a dessert reception with the dancers.  All auction proceeds are used support the Summit Invitational program’s commitment to providing the students with the opportunity to work with significant local and national dance artists and choreographers.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available through the Ritz Theater Box Office, 612-436-1129 or at www.ritzdolls.com

Contact: Linda Muir, lindasmuir@aol.com

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13. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

Join TU Dance as the company closes out its ninth performance season with a spring dance concert of world premiere works by Uri Sands and Camille A. Brown. Sands presents two premieres-a triptych of duets titled No Middle Name, and Escapades- an adventurous full-company work exploring themes of vice and escape of the everyday. Solo work makes up New York choreographer Camille A. Brown’s new piece, Make Amends, which was specially commissioned for this concert by The O'Shaughnessy. Also on the program is Dwight Rhoden's lyrical B Sessions, set to the music of Beethoven.

Friday, May 31 at 8:00p.m.

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00p.m.

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00p.m.

The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.

For tickets please visit http://theoshaughnessy.com or call 651.690.6700

For more information visit http://tudance.org

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

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14. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

Live jazz and dance performance

June 14 - 15 at The Lab Theater

Featuring BUTCH THOMPSON - jazz legend and the man behind the music of A Prairie Home Companion & choreographer SARAH LAROSE-HOLLAND's dynamically engaging dance company KINETIC EVOLUTIONS.

www.KineticEvolutions.yolasite.com

Presented by KBEM-FM Jazz 88.

This concert is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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

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15. 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, S

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 Cages – http://soulcages.brownpapertickets.com

Yudh – http://yudh.brownpapertickets.com

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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16. 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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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 8 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. 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, May 16

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Friday, May 17

Daytime Dance Without Borders (Folk dances from around the world)

with Terry McGibbon

1:00-2:30pm

$5

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Terry McGibbon & Nairy Digris

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

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

Tapestry Bizarre Bazaar

8-10:30pm

Saturday, May 18

Tapestry: "Fabulous at 30!" Anniversary Party and Dance

Contra dance: live music by Pat O'Loughlin, Patrice Pakiz & Tim Reese with caller Beau Farmer

Sample "Join-in" sessions and demos throughout the evening of other Tapestry dance forms

Bizarre Bazaar will be open during the whole party

Have a piece of the Tapestry birthday cake

Come join us to celebrate!

7:00-11:00pm

$12 general, $10 members

Sunday, May 19

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with Mary Kay Shladweiler

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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20. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several morning and evening classes open to Intermediate and Advanced/Professional dancers.  

Morning Open Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Fridays, 10-11:30am, Modern with Erin Thompson

Afternoon Open Classes

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Advanced Ballet with Pointe (optional) with Laurel Keen

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Fridays, 6-7:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley.

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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21. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

SPCB School classes continue through May for all levels. Additional classes added in beginning ballet for adults and teens!

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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22. AERIAL SILKS CLASSES WITH CADE HOLMSETH

Learn to fly on the silks like they do in Cirque du Soleil!  The next session of beginner aerial silks classes are starting in June at Burlesque MN with Cade Holmseth as teacher.

Learn to develop another mode of movement and expression while getting yourself some upper body and core strength to boot!  Aerial silks classes are also a great way to learn about support and 3-dimensional thinking while becoming more comfortable with being inverted.

Cade Holmseth is a dancer/performer/aerialist here in the Twin Cities and has been performing professionally locally, nationally, and internationally for 8 years.  Together with his aerial partner Marissa Dorschner, who was trained at the nationally recognized Circus Juventas, they have developed a program for learning the aerial arts here in the twin cities.

Cost: $240 for 16 classes (2/wk)

Info:  www.burlesquemn.com

Contact: Cade Holmseth, cholms@hotmail.com, 612-269-2207, www.2defygravity.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

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

June 3-7              9:30-3:30pm          Ages 15 and up

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@collidetheatrical.com

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24. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE - DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TODAY, MAY 15TH!

INstinct Dance Intensives are designed for college students, adults, and young dance professionals. What is your habit? What is your instinct? The workshop focuses on recognizing and breaking dance habits so that each participant can find his or her own instincts and learn how to follow them.

Rediscover why you move, what makes you move, and how it moves you. Rediscover your INstinct.

Students will work on various techniques, improvisation, contact improv and partnering work during daily technique class with ARENA DANCES company members. Students will learn a repertory work as well.

Dates: June 10-21, 2013 (Monday thru Friday)

Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (with a lunch break)

Location: Cowles Center Campus / Studio 5B, Minneapolis, MN

Cost: $500

Registration must be completed by May 15th

Registration: online at www.arena-dances.org

Further questions, please email Mathew Janczewski at arenadances@gmail.com.

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25. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

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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26. DUNIYA DRUM & DANCE PRESENTS: FAKOLY AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM WORKSHOP - MAY 16TH-19TH

Folwell School of Performing Arts

3611 20th Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

4 days of Master dance and drum classes with guest artists from Guinea, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

Guest Artists: Naby Bangoura, Marietou Camara, Vado Diomande, Mohamed Tounkara, Fatoumata Camara, Nafi Dioubate and Babacar Ndiaye.

$18/class - Drop-ins Welcome

For full info visit http://duniyadrumanddance.org/dddevents.html.

All classes open-level unless otherwise noted. Live drumming for all dance classes!

Thursday May 16th

5pm–6:30 Naby Bangoura–Guinea

6:30pm-8 Mohamed Tounkara-Guinea

8pm-9:30 Marietou Camara-Guinea

Friday May 17th

5pm–6:30 Babacar Ndiaye–Senegal

6:30pm–8 Vado Diomande–Ivory Coast

8pm–9:30 Naby Bangoura– Guinea

Saturday May 18th

11am–12:30 Marietou Camara–Guinea

11am–12:30 African Dance for Beginners! with Fara Tolno-Guinea

12:30pm–2 Vado Diomande–Ivory Coast

2pm–3:30 Babacar Ndiaye-Senegal

Sunday May 19th

11am–12:30 Fara Tolno-Guinea

12:30pm–2 Fatoumata Camara & Nafi Dioubate-Guinea

2pm–3:30 Naby Bangoura-Guinea

Contact: Whitney McClusky, whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

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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/

Contact: Karis Sloss, EEEdance@gmail.com, (612) 910-2920

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28. WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH DWIGHT RHODEN AT TU DANCE CENTER, MAY 17-19

TU Dance Center welcomes director/choreographer Dwight Rhoden of Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a special weekend workshop.  Over 3 days, students will have the chance to train rigorously, learn original choreography and movement phrases from Rhoden's expansive body of work, and participate in a creative process.

Friday, May 17, 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, May 18, 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, May 19, 12:00-3:00pm

Cost: $150; register online by visiting "classes" at http://www.tudance.org

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

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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29. 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. Placement/Audition Date:  April 21, 2013, 12:00-3:00pm.

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. No placement class necessary.

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

It is half full! Pre-register now to save your spot in the room!

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, tajawill@gmail.com

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31. 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 Liz Schoenborn at office2.spdanth@gmail.com for applications or questions.

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32. 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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33. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

exploring the winding paths of deep imagination

directed by Maureen Koelsch

with composer and musician David Means

Thursday 13 June 2013

10a-2p

Cowles Center Studio 7A

528 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

fee $65

What arises when you tell your story?

Sometimes things that appeared to be, may not now. Beginnings circle back, journeys curve and swerve. Points of view, multiple tellings, new voices reveal thoughtful more nuanced narrative. Meanings come from delving deep in imaginative spirals.

We will reflect on & create work around the theme of remembrance-awakening playing with the underlying structure of circles, curves & spirals. Memoir, autobiography, personal myth danced acted sung or spoken allow for new dimensions in the stories we tell about ourselves and our histories.

Through movement, words and music we will explore origin-essence, structure-shape, place-gesture. Using questions and their playful, profane and profound answers we will create performance. An opportunity to show and share this work will follow the workshop from 2-4pm.

Circles, curves and spirals figure importantly as foundation elements in technique, choreography and guiding concepts for our lives. This Imaginarian Workshop offers space and time to pursue and play with different perspective that appear in the moment or enhance ideas and work you may already be creating.

Space is limited. To reserve your place in the workshop or for further information contact Maureen Koelsch, 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com.

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34. HOW TO PROVIDE MODERN DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

In celebration of Margret Dietz, German Expressionist master teacher in America from 1953-1972, Lindalee Soderstrom will conduct a three-day workshop June 10, 11 and 12 in the small studio, 7th floor at Cowles Center, 6th and Hennepin. Class will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. No previous experience required. Fee: by donation. Please RSVP.

HOW-TO-PROVIDE MODERN DANCE in very special needs settings such as prisons, shelters, treatment centers and other closed, secure environments will be shown and shared, Powerpoints included. Dancers interested in beginning to teach lay people in churches, on retreats, in daycare homes or centers and at elderly facilities will benefit from Ms. Soderstrom's curriculum as well.

Lindalee has a Masters Degree in Human Development and is a Licensed Practical Nurse, with 40 years of experience in the dance, movement and vocal arts, serving persons who would not ordinarily dance. Margret Dietz, Lindalee's mentor in the 1970s in SE Minneapolis and at the College of Saint Benedict did certainly say it best: "To dance - to dance is my way of saying YES to life."

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

35. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company invites you to audition for a role in I’ll Be Seeing You, their fall production designed to raise awareness about OutFront Minnesota and its mission to achieve full equality for the LGBT community.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM in Studio 7A of The Cowles Center for both men and women. Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 PM at the same location.

Please email your headshot and resume to auditions@collidetheatrical.com in order to confirm your audition appointment.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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36. SEEKING DANCERS FOR SOLSTICE RIVER 2013

Solstice River is a site-specific dance show which takes place at the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge.  All of our dancers will be placed at various sites around the bridge including building tops, the park, and the levy.

All of our rehearsals will take place on site at the south end of the bridge.  Rehearsals will start on May 31 and run until the show on June 15. If you are interested in performing, please email me and I will send the rehearsal schedule and further information.

The first 20 dancers to sign up will receive a stipend.

You can find more info on the event at www.globalwaterdances.org.

Jordan Hart

Project Manager, Solstice River 2013

612-508-8425

hart.solstice@gmail.com

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37. JAZZ/TAP 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 or a position, visit www.reifdance.org, or 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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38. SUMMER & FALL JOB OPPORTUNITIES - BALLET TEACHERS!

Prairie School of Dance in Eden Prairie, MN is seeking passionate, professional, & positive ballet teachers to teach summer master classes & join their team for the 2013/2014 dance year!

For more details on either of these opportunities, please contact Sarah Steichen, School Coordinator, at prairieschoolofdance@gmail.com or 952-829-9436.

Visit our website for more information about our program, www.prairieschoolofdance.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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39. AUDITION THIS SATURDAY FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER SESSION (JUNE 3-AUGUST 31)

Audition Date: Saturday, May 18th at 5PM

Location:

Zenon Dance Studios

528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor

Downtown Minneapolis

What is Zenon Dance Zone?

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. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels. The Technique Level provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles. The Performance Level provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

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.

Please contact Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews (lynn@zenondance.org) if you have any question or are unable to attend the audition.

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40. FREE WORK SPACE IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER—ART IS EASY IN 2014

 

Seeking artists and creative people, “professionals” and “amateurs”, especially (but not only) those who engage with the words “contemporary” and “performance”.

 

This is an opportunity for you to receive free work/rehearsal space, simultaneously participating in an art piece while you work on your work.

 

Art Is Easy in 2014 is a piece by dance/performance artist Emily Gastineau, taking place at the Soap Factory from September 7-November 3, 2013, as part of the Minnesota Biennial (,,,), curated by John Marks and David Petersen.  Art Is Easy in 2014 is a piece about immaterial labor and art economies.

 

“Free” is for real, as in no monetary cost to you.  You will be free to work on whatever you want to work on in this shared space.  There will be a few requirements for participation, but they won’t take away from your work time.

 

If you are interested in taking part, email emily.gastineau@gmail.com to learn about the next steps.

 

www.emilygastineau.com

 

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

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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42. 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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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

43. SUBSIDIZED VIDEO AND AUDIO PRESERVATION SERVICES

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) has received a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to offer subsidized video and audio preservation services to artists and small to mid-sized arts and cultural heritage organizations. NEA funding will also support BAVC's efforts to advance audiovisual preservation practice and theory based on new and innovative developments in the field.

BAVC will provide a suite of services, including preservation planning, collection assessment tools and training, and analog-to-digital preservation transfers, at a discounted rate based on organizational budget size. Artists and organizations interested in BAVC's preservation services are invited to join an online informational session on Tuesday, May 21st at 12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST. Click to register http://www.bavc.org/preservation-access-program

For more information, please contact BAVC's Preservation Department at (415) 558-2158 or visit bavc.org/preservation-access-program. Prospective preservation clients will be asked to complete an application describing their media collection and needs; the first round of applications will be accepted through July 17, 2013.

Contact: Rebecca Schultz, 415-558-2104

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44. REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE

Rehearsal space, especially during the day! Beautiful, large studios!  Only 15 minutes from either St. Paul or Minneapolis!

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

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45. 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 grants and support for college tuition, small business creation, vocational study and more.  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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46. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

Dancer/choreographer/bodyworker Cade Holmseth LMT, CMT is offering a special dancer rate for services through May 31st, 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 4 years’ experience as a body worker, working primarily with dancers 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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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

 

47. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy, a memoir by Freeman, Soderstrom and Winckler is still available for $30.00. Will deliver.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

Ivey and Sage Award-winning performance company Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for their 2013 Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour.  This year we will tour our production The Picnic, a family-friendly tale told in dance about a bird and dog who fall in love, as the seasons, and their love, change.  

Being a tour host is a great way to meet your neighbors and encourage community, and a great excuse to clean your garage!

For more information about hosting, please contact Off-Leash Area at offleash@offleasharea.org or 612-724-7372.

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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49. JOHN MUNGER’S LIFE AND LEGACY- GATHERING VENUE CHANGE - PATRICK’S CABARET

Linda Shapiro wrote an obituary for John Munger, published at www.john-munger.com.  Read about John's life and legacy, and learn about the newly established John R. Munger Research Fellowship Program at Dance/USA.

Then join us for the memorial service next Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - May 8, 2013

In this issue:

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY’S THEATER DEPARTMENT AND DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENT PAST/PRESENT - MAY 9-11

2. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS A DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - MAY 9

3. ZENON - 30 YEARS OF MOVING DANCE - MAY 10-12

4. HIGH TEA WITH SUPERGROUP FUNDRAISER! - MAY 11

5. NENKIN JAM VOL. 1 - MAY 12

6. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS FIERCE/FEMININE: DANCE BY WOMEN CHOREOGRAPHERS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MAY 16-19

7. YES! NIC LINCOLN DANCES SOLO - MAY 16-19

8. BARBI LEE DANCE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH SPRING CONCERT AND GALA - MAY 18-19

9. DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA - MAY 18-19

10. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS MOVIE MAGIC, SPRING RECITAL 2013 - MAY 18

11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

12. THE RITZ THEATER PRESENTS: THE SUMMIT INVITATIONAL - MAY 28

13. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

14. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

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

16. BALLET OF THE DOLLS PRESENTS: CABARET NUDISTA! - JUNE 15-23

ONGOING CLASSES

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

18. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES SUMMER DANCE CLASSES AT ZENON

19. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

20. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

21. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

22. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

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

24. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

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

26. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

27. WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH DWIGHT RHODEN AT TU DANCE CENTER, MAY 17-19

28. TAP JAM THIS MONTH!

29. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S SUMMER OPEN HOUSE!

31. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

32. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

33. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

34. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE

35. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

36. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

37. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION SEEKS BREAKDANCER

38. SEEKING LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

39. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

40. DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER SESSION (JUNE 3-AUGUST 31)

42. AN INVITATION TO DANCE ARTISTS TO BE AT THE RITZ THEATER

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

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

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

44. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENTALS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

45. REMEMBERING JOHN MUNGER

OTHER DANCE NEWS

46. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013 CHOREOGRAPHERS ANNOUNCED!

47. A CELEBRATION HONORING JOHN MUNGER - MAY 21

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY’S THEATER DEPARTMENT AND DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENT PAST/PRESENT - MAY 9-11

Hamline University's Theater Department and Dance Ensemble present Past/Present, a collage of new and slightly used work by students and noted Twin Cities’ choreographers, May 9 - 11.  Old favorites such as former Ensemble member Stacy Spencer’s “Pas De Chat” and Megan Flood’s “Trippin’ in Eden” will be presented along with new work by Twin Cities’ choreographers Bryan Godbout and Judith James Ries.  Artistic Director Kaori Kenmotsu will premiere “Crossing”, based on images from Nobel Prize Laureate playwright Gao Xingjian’s The Other Shore, which explore the Buddhist concept of Nirvana.  This piece includes live performance by composer and musician Andrew Brady.

Tickets are $2 for ACTC students, $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $4.50 for groups of ten or more. For tickets, call the Hamline University Theatre Box Office at 651-523-2905 or tickets@hamline.edu.

Past/Present

Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11; 7:30 pm

Anne Simley Theater

Hamline University Campus

1536 Hewitt Ave.

St. Paul 55104

Contact: Kaori Kenmotsu, kenmotsu@live.com

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2. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS A DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - MAY 9

Free! May 9th at 4:30 p.m. at the Children's Hospital, main entry

2525 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

The performance will feature Young Dance's Dance for All Abilities Class and choreography by Mike Cohn.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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3. ZENON - 30 YEARS OF MOVING DANCE - MAY 10-12

Zenon Dance Company’s 30th Anniversary

Spring Season: May 3-12, 2013

Two Weekends, Two Different Programs of Experimental Work and Signature Repertory

Featuring Vanguard New York Choreographers luciana achugar, Faye Driscoll, Netta Yerushalmy

The Spring Season

Who: Zenon Dance Company, 30th Anniversary Spring Season

When: 8 p.m. May 10-11; 7 p.m. May 12

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Tickets: $34 (includes fees); 612.206.3600

Zenon Dance Company fulfills its landmark 30th Anniversary Spring Season May 3-12 at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis with two weekends and two different programs featuring “downtown” New York choreographers luciana achugar, Faye Driscoll and Netta Yerushalmy. Both programs include original percussion scores performed live by composers, JT Bates and Peter O’Gorman.

The 30th Spring Season also marks the final performances of Greg Waletski, much-loved Zenon company member, Hipshaker dj and salmon fisherman. Waletski will retire from Zenon after 22 years of outstanding performances.

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

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4. HIGH TEA WITH SUPERGROUP FUNDRAISER! - MAY 11

This Saturday, May 11, SuperGroup and Rachel Jendrzejewski are hosting afternoon tea to raise funds for our new production it's [all] highly personal. Join us to celebrate the beautiful, long overdue, spring weather as you sip tea and mimosas, nibble on cucumber sandwiches and other tasty treats, all while supporting new local dance. We'll have a little live music and a live auction hosted by Hannah Kramer too! It's the perfect Mother's Day Weekend outing!

How it works:

If you'd like to attend, please email SuperGroup at info@supergroupshow.biz to make a reservation for one of the following times:

Noon, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, or 3:30pm

Tell us who you are and how many people are in your party, and we'll email you back confirming your reservation and our address. Then just show up at your reservation time and enjoy! There is no set cost for attendance, just donate what you are able to on the way out!

it's [all] highly personal is SuperGroup's fifth evening-length work, and is premiering this July 11-13, 2013 at the Southern Theater as part of the Walker Art Center's Momentum: New Dance Works. it's [all] highly personal is a collaboration with playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski and will feature local performers Angharad Davies, Hannah Kramer, and Stephanie Stoumbelis. For more information visit our USA Projects page at

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/its_all_highly_personal or the Momentum page on the Walker website at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/momentum-new-dance-works-2013

www.supergroupshow.biz

Contact: Jeffrey Wells,  info@supergroupshow.biz

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5. NENKIN JAM VOL. 1 - MAY 12

Nenkin Butoh Dan (粘菌舞踏団)presents:

Nenkin Jam Vol. 1

This is the first series of informal performance by Nenkin Butoh Dan, the first Butoh collective in the Twin Cities. Trained in Subbody Butoh technique, the performers explore their subconscious and transform into movements on stage. Come and experience the world of Subbody Butoh!

When: Sunday, May 12th at 3:30 pm

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

Tickets: FREE (your Love Gifts are greatly appreciated)

For more information, contact Gadu at DoushinGadu@gmail.com or call 612.703.7501.

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6. MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS FIERCE/FEMININE: DANCE BY WOMEN CHOREOGRAPHERS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MAY 16-19

MDT shines the spotlight on women who create bold, breathtaking works for the stage from this and last century. Choreographers include Emery LeCrone, rising star and bright artistic voice, returns to MDT for her second choreographic commission.

Joanie Smith, co-founder of Shapiro & Smith Dance and 2012 Sage Award recipient for “Outstanding Performance”, brings to MDT her trademark blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater.

Loyce Houlton, Twin Cities dance doyenne and MDT founder, embraced a 34-year odyssey of creating, teaching, and producing dance. One of the first American women to gain national and international recognition through her distinct aesthetic, she created over 90 ballets and a lasting legacy of trademark repertory.

Jennifer Baldwin Peden and orchestra will join the dancers for their May production.

Tickets are $24 - 36 includes fees

May 16, 17  and 18 at 8 pm and May 19 at 2 pm.

Tickets at  thecowlescenter.org or by calling 612-206-3600

Contact: Erin Harney, eharney@thecowlescenter.org

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7. YES! NIC LINCOLN DANCES SOLO - MAY 16-19

Five solos danced by Nic Lincoln. Choreographers include Penelope Freeh, Wynn Fricke, Judith Howard, Megan Mayer, and Kristin Van Loon. Vocal artist Venus DeMars will be the opening act and 20% of the ticket sales will be donated to Outfront MN.

May 16th through the 18th at 8 pm and the 19th at 2 pm.

The show will be held at;

TEK BOX, 528 Hennepin Ave., 2nd Fl., Mpls. 55403

For tickets please visit www.niclincoln.com/yes or call 612-206-3600

All tickets are $20

Nic is an instinctive seeker of beauty who takes inspiration from pop culture and visual art to voice his activism through dance. For eight years James Sewell Ballet has acted as a creative incubator for Lincoln. In 2011 he received a Mcknight fellowship for dance and was named Best Dancer by City Pages, as well as one of the “Artists Who We Love” by MN Monthly Magazine.

This project is important to him not only because it is an artistic challenge but also because it will connect dance with public awareness of GLBT youth issues. Through his inspiration he has teamed with Outfront MN because they provide leadership in moving the state toward the elimination of homophobia and toward full equality for GLBT people, as well as bringing allies into the movement.

Contact: niclincolndances@gmail.com, www.niclincoln.com/yes

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8. BARBI LEE DANCE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH SPRING CONCERT AND GALA - MAY 18-19

Concert: Back To The Future

Saturday, May 18, 7 pm and Sunday, May 19, 3 pm

Richfield Middle School  7400 Oliver Av S

Gala for alumni following Sunday show at 6:30 pm at the studio. Any Barbi Lee alumni, email Barbi for information.

Contact: Barbara Lotsberg, barbilee@aol.com

 

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9. DANCE MOVES PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA - MAY 18-19

Dance Moves Performing Arts School presents The Princess and the Pea, an original adaptation of the classic story told through dance, a family friendly story performed by dancers from Dance Moves PAS and guests. The performance will be May 18 and 19 at 2:00 pm in the Wellstone Center Theater,179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, MN.

Tickets are available from April 24th - May 11th at Dance Moves PAS, Northway Shopping Center, Lexington, MN and at the door. Tickets are: Advance:$16; At the door, $18.

Questions? Contact Laura McClanahan at: dance.moves@comcast.net.

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10. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS MOVIE MAGIC, SPRING RECITAL 2013 - MAY 18

Join us for a journey through movies, including classics such as Star Wars and My Fair Lady, children's favorites such as The Lion King and Meet the Robinsons, and many more.

Saturday, May 18

1:30 and 4:00 pm

St Paul U of M Student Union Theater

Tickets $5.  No one under age 2 will be admitted.

To purchase tickets, bring your CASH payment to the studio between 4:15 and 6:15, Monday through Thursday.  Contact the studio for additional hours.

1899 Larpenteur Avenue West, corner of Larpenteur and Tatum near the State Fair Grounds.

Contact: Zachari W, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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11. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 22

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. V. Paul Virtucio

2. Laura Holway

3. Tim Rehborg & Kimberly Lesik

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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12. THE SUMMIT INVITATIONAL - MAY 28

 

The Summit Invitational presents an evening of dance on May 28th at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis. The evening will get underway at 6pm with a pre-show reception and silent auction preview.  The concert will begin at 7pm and will feature a variety of dance works, including “Concerto” by local dance artist, Penny Freeh, new works by the Invitational junior class and, and a special dance for camera project entitled “Keep Moving”, by Invitational alum, Austen Brown. The evening will conclude with a dessert reception with the dancers.  All auction proceeds are used support the Summit Invitational program’s commitment to providing the students with the opportunity to work with significant local and national dance artists and choreographers.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available through the Ritz Theater Box Office, 612-436-1129 or at www.ritzdolls.com.   

Contact: Linda Muir, lindasmuir@aol.com

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13. TU DANCE SPRING CONCERT AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - MAY 31-JUNE 2

Join TU Dance as the company closes out its ninth performance season with a spring dance concert of world premiere works by Uri Sands and Camille A. Brown. Sands presents two premieres-a triptych of duets titled No Middle Name, and Escapades, an adventurous full-company work exploring themes of vice and escape of the everyday. Solo work makes up New York choreographer Camille A. Brown’s new piece, Make Amends, which was specially commissioned for this concert by The O'Shaughnessy. Also on the program is Dwight Rhoden's lyrical B Sessions, set to the music of Beethoven.

Friday, May 31 at 8:00p.m.

Saturday, June 1 at 8:00p.m.

Sunday, June 2 at 2:00p.m.

The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul.

For tickets please visit http://theoshaughnessy.com or call 651.690.6700

For more information visit http://tudance.org

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

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14. DESTINATION TWIN CITIES - JUNE 14-15

Live jazz and dance performance

June 14 - 15 at the Lab Theater

Featuring BUTCH THOMPSON - jazz legend and the man behind the music of A Prairie Home Companion & choreographer SARAH LAROSE-HOLLAND's dynamically engaging dance company KINETIC EVOLUTIONS.

www.KineticEvolutions.yolasite.com

Presented by KBEM-FM Jazz 88.

This concert is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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

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15. 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

Yudh - Three Perspectives, One Truth

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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, S

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 Cages http://soulcages.brownpapertickets.com

Yudh http://yudh.brownpapertickets.com

SOUL CAGES

Soul Cages captures the cycles of life and death as a journey, rather than an end in itself. At its core, 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

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. There are some wars we fight whether or not we believe in them. This is what we were created for.

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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16. BALLET OF THE DOLLS PRESENTS: CABARET NUDISTA! - JUNE 15-23

Ritz Theater 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Tickets- Ritz Theater Box Office,612-436-1129, www.ritz-theater.org

Ballet of the Dolls presents Cabaret Nudista; a dance festival spanning two weeks based on the music of Tijuana, Mexico. Myron Johnson’s newest work seeks to highlight the Mexico he visited often in his youth: mystical, colorful and full of celebration! From traditional Mexican composition and dance to pop to hip-hop, the Dolls will take you on a journey through time on the streets of this beautiful border town. A Doll-exico experience not to be missed!

June 15, 8PM

June 16, 8PM

June 20, 8PM

June 21, 8PM

June 22, 8PM

June 23, 8PM

Prices for Friday and Saturday performances:

Adult, $27.50

Student, $22.50

Senior, $22.50

Cabaret Table, includes 4 seats and a bottle of wine, $150

Prices for Thursday and Sunday performances:

Adult, $23.50

Student, $18.50

Senior, $18.50

Cabaret Table, includes 4 seats and a bottle of wine, $150

Contact: Maggie FitzGibbon, mfitzgibbon.ritztheater@gmail.com

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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 8 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 25   $15 per 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. 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 this week:

Thursday, May 9

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Techno Contra

with caller Jeff Petrovitch

7-10:30pm

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, May 10

Daytime Dance Without Borders (Folk dances from around the world)

with Caren Grantz Keljik

1:00-2:30pm

$5

Tapestry International Folkdance

with Dan Garvin

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

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

Saturday, May 11

Hambo- Last Week!

6:30-7:30pm

$5 Hambo only, $10 Hambo & Contra combined (member price), $12 Hambo & Contra

combined (general admission)

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Possum Landing with caller David Kirchner

7:30-11:00pm

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

Sunday, May 12

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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20. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance Center offers several morning and evening classes open to Intermediate and Advanced/Professional dancers.  

Morning Open Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11:30am, Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Fridays, 10-11:30am, Modern with Erin Thompson

Afternoon Open Classes

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Advanced Ballet with Pointe (optional) with Laurel Keen

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Fridays, 6-7:30pm, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

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

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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21. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

SPCB School classes continue through May for all levels. Additional classes added in beginning ballet for adults and teens!

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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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

22. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

INstinct Dance Intensives are designed for college students, adults, and young dance professionals. What is your habit? What is your instinct? The workshop focuses on recognizing and breaking dance habits so that each participant can find his or her own instincts and learn how to follow them.

Rediscover why you move, what makes you move, and how it moves you. Rediscover your INstinct.

Students will work on various techniques, improvisation, contact improv and partnering work during daily technique class with ARENA DANCES company members. Students will learn a repertory work as well.

Dates: June 10-21, 2013 (Monday thru Friday)

Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (with a lunch break)

Location: Cowles Center Campus / Studio 5B, Minneapolis, MN

Cost: $500

Registration must be completed by May 15th

Registration: online at arena-dances.org

Further questions, please email Mathew Janczewski at arenadances@gmail.com.

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

June 3-7             9:30-3:30pm          Ages 15 and up

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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24. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

Subbody Resonance Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Subbody Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic conditioning methods and approach of Subbody Butoh Method.  The essence of Subbody Method is “Resonance.” As Taoist master Lao-tzu said “Tao can be told is not an eternal Tao,” Resonance is also indescribable. It can only be felt and experienced. Come and experience the power of Resonance!

Subbody Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience.  Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When:  Tuesday 6:15-9:15 pm   May 7, 14, 21, 28  June 4, 11, 18, 25  March 5

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

Tuition:  $200 ($180 when you register by April 23rd)

To register, please write a check payable to “Kats D Fukasawa” and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417.  Full payment required to register.

For more information about workshop, please contact Kats D Fukasawa at DoushinGadu@Gmail.com

Gadu

Subbody Butoh/Tao Shiatsu/Spring Forest Qigong practitioner

Email: doushingadu@gmail.com

Phone: 612.703.7501

Butoh Web: gadusubbody.weebly.com

Shiatsu Web: taoshiatsugadu.weebly.com

Facebook: facebook.com/SubbodyGadu

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25. 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 Dance; 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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26. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 17

A 3-week intensive for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced/Professional students ages 12-23.  Technique classes include ballet, modern (Horton and Gaga) and West African.  Other classes are body conditioning and TU Dance repertory.  Students in this program will advance technique while developing their own artistic voice.  Places still available!

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.

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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27. WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH DWIGHT RHODEN AT TU DANCE CENTER, MAY 17-19

TU Dance Center welcomes director/choreographer Dwight Rhoden of Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a special weekend workshop.  Over 3 days, students will have the chance to train rigorously, learn original choreography and movement phrases from Rhoden's expansive body of work, and participate in a creative process.

Friday, May 17, 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, May 18, 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, May 19, 12:00-3:00pm

Cost: $150; register online by visiting "classes" at http://www.tudance.org

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

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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28. TAP JAM THIS MONTH!

@ Ballare Teatro

Sunday, May 19- 6pm

Save the date for...

THE CUTTING BOARD (performance and jam with live music)

@ Republic- Seven Corners

Monday, June 3- 8pm

Questions?  Contact Kaleena Miller at kaleenakaleena@gmail.com.

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29. CIRCLES, CURVES & SPIRALS: REMEMBRANCE-AWAKENING

a performance workshop exploring the winding paths of deep imagination

directed by Maureen Koelsch

with composer and musician David Means

Thursday 13 June 2013

10am-2pm

Cowles Center Studio 7A

528 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis MN

fee $65

What arises when you tell your story?

Sometimes things that appeared to be, may not, now. Beginnings circle back, journeys curve and swerve, points of view, multiple tellings, new voices reveal thoughtful more nuanced narrative. Meaning comes from delving deep in imaginative spirals. Memoir, autobiography, personal myth danced acted sung or spoken allow for new dimensions in the stories we tell about ourselves and our histories.

Through movement, words and music we will explore origin/essence, structure/shape, place/gesture. Using questions and their playful, profane and profound answers we will create performance. An opportunity to show and share this work will follow the workshop from 2-4 pm in the same studio.

This Imaginarian Workshop offers space and time to pursue and play freely with different perspectives that appear in the moment or enhance what you've been thinking about or what you've been working on.

Space is limited. To reserve a place in the workshop contact Maureen Koelsch 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com.

Contact: Maureen Koelsch, info@maureenkoelsch.com

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30. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S SUMMER OPEN HOUSE!

Zenon Dance School will offer FREE SAMPLE CLASSES on Saturday, June 1st. This is a great chance to try new classes and get a taste of what Zenon offers! Every class is taught at beginning level – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Take advantage of the $10 off discount on enrollments and 10-class cards at the Summer Open House! Plus, enter to win a FREE ENROLLMENT!

ADULT CLASSES

10-11:00 am   Afro Modern with Roxane Wallace

11-12:00 pm   Modern with TBA

12-1:00 pm    Lyrical with Corrine Gray

12-1:00 pm    Jazz with Tracy Vacura  1-2:00 pm

1-2:00 pm     Zumba with Corrine Gray

1-2:00 pm     Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso

2-3:00 pm     Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

2-3:00 pm     Ballet with Marcia Keegan

3-4:00 pm     House Dance with Arturo Miles

3-4:00 pm     Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso

YOUTH CLASSES

10-10:30 am     Creative Movement (age 3-6) with Brittany Schrimpton

10:30-11 am     Jazz (age 10-14) with Tracy Vacura

11-11:30 am     Ballet (age 7-11) with Brittany Schrimpton

11:30-12 pm     Modern (age 7-14) with Lynn Andrews

Join the facebook event- https://www.facebook.com/events/517636001605346/

Questions? Visit zenondance.org, call 612.338.1101 or email info@zenondance.org.

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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31. 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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32. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

Physical Perspectives - May 16, 21, 30 – 9:30-11am

Physical Perspectives is a contemporary dance class created in Stefanie Batten Bland's own technique style of perpetual movement making. Dancers are invited to examine technical proficiency through risk-taking and empower their instinct with focus on initiation to completion. The class offers a physical investigation of the intuitive physical self, the practice of hearing and doing in the now, physical weight design, the connection to the breath body, rhythmical dynamics, and examining neutral through counterbalance resolutions. The subtle changes that the body encounters from this evolving class canvas will offer dancers new perspectives in their different states of being and moving.

Stefanie Batten Bland (Choreographer) has danced for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Pal Frenak, Georges Momboye, Pina Bausch Tanz Theater Wuppertal, Lar Lubovitch, Julie Taymor and Angelin Preljocaj. Stefanie’s choreographic vision has been recognized as a 2010-12 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Jerome Robbins NEW Fellow and 2011/12 Cambridge Who’s Who! of Professionals and Entrepreneurs. She is currently a guest choreographer for Alvin Ailey ll and Frontier Danceland of Singapore.

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis MN, 55403

612-338-1101

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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33. 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-Aug 2. 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

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34. 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 Liz Schoenborn at office2.spdanth@gmail.com for applications or questions.

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35. 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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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

36. JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company invites you to audition for a role in I’ll Be Seeing You, their fall production designed to raise awareness about OutFront Minnesota and its mission to achieve full equality for the LGBT community.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM in Studio 7A of The Cowles Center for both men and women. Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 PM at the same location.

Please e-mail your headshot and resume to auditions@collidetheatrical.com in order to confirm your audition appointment.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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37. MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION SEEKS BREAKDANCER

Seeking a breakdancer to assist with a Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation presentation at the fall conference. We need someone to demonstrate breakdancing to an audience of healthcare professionals during our "What is Dance?" presentation. If you are interested in finding out more please email Megin at SeekBalance.Megin@Gmail.com.

This is a non-paid event for a non-profit organization.

Contact: Megin Sabo, SeekBalance.Megin@Gmail.com

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38. SEEKING LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

Lighting person for set-up, performance and take-down. Dates: May 15 - May 18. Stipend position. You will be working with a youth ballet performance.

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

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39. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Minnesota Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for their 2013-2014 season May 19, 12-3 pm, at the Paramount Theatre, 913 W. St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Open to dancers 18+, the company is predominantly modern- and jazz-based; however, dancers trained in various styles are welcome and encouraged to audition. Dancers are asked to prepare a two-minute solo as well as a dance resume that includes training and performance experience. Those auditioning will also learn a phrase of choreography and interview with the directors.

This organization is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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40. 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 or a position, contact David Marty, President at the Reif Arts Council, (dmarty@reifcenter.org). Visit our website at www.reifdance.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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41. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER SESSION (JUNE 3-AUGUST 31)

Audition Date: Saturday, May 18th at 5PM

Location:

Zenon Dance Studios

528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor

Downtown Minneapolis

What is Zenon Dance Zone?

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. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels. The Technique Level provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles. The Performance Level provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

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.

Please contact Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews (lynn@zenondance.org) if you have any question or are unable to attend the audition.

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42. AN INVITATION TO DANCE ARTISTS TO BE AT THE RITZ THEATER

There are number of ways for dance artists to be at the Ritz Theater. Here are 3 ways:

1. Monday Live Arts: A studio series on the first Monday of the month.

2. The Dance Season 2014-2015: This will be a curated season of Twin Cities dance companies and individual artists. It will be a season of one- and two-week runs, shared evenings and solo evenings.

3. BIG NIGHT: One-night stands of dance.

For information and how to apply, contact Laurie Van Wieren at LaurieVW.Ritz@gmail.com.

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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 are not already on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up to ensure that they receive messages with the latest information about grant programs.

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

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

44. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY DANCE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENTALS

Located in the Ivy Building for the Arts in the Seward neighborhood.   20 x 25 sprung dance floor.  Lots of windows.  Check out our website: andaflamenco.com

For rental information, contact Kristina de Sacramento: lakristina@comcast.net.

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

45. REMEMBERING JOHN MUNGER

A note about John Munger and his contributions to the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2013/04/30/remembering-john-munger-best-his-writing-twin-cities-daily-planet

Contact: Jay Gabler, jaygabler@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

46. RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013 CHOREOGRAPHERS ANNOUNCED!

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce that the following choreographers have been selected for the 2013 show:

Yung-Tsi Bolon and Laura Horn

Emily Broeker

Maura Garcia

Karla Grotting

Erinn Liebhard (Artistic Director of RS)

Christine Maginnis

Darrius Strong

Wondering about our process? This year, we received many solid, thoughtful, intriguing and high-quality submissions, which made for a lot of difficult decisions. Like a creative puzzle, the show was curated as a whole to represent a wide, diverse range of work while fitting together as a cohesive, intriguing show of a decent length.

We truly enjoyed viewing all of the submissions, are blown away by the wealth of rhythmic talent in the Twin Cities, and are proud to continue serving our jazz and rhythm-based dance community! Thank you to all the choreographers who applied.

Mark your calendars for August 15-17: See you at the Southern Theater for Rhythmically Speaking 2013!

Best,

Rhythmically Speaking Programming Committee +

Erinn Liebhard

Artistic Director and Production Manager

rhythmicallyspeakingdance@gmail.com

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47. A CELEBRATION HONORING JOHN MUNGER - MAY 21

You are invited to join in a celebration honoring the life and legacy of John Munger! Please mark your calendars: It will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Southern Theater, at 7:30 pm (1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454).

John Munger, teacher of dance and life, very beloved friend, mentor, dance historian, storyteller, philosopher, dancer and choreographer passed away peacefully on April 30, 2013. While it “is impossible to take full measure of this wonderful, complicated, maddening, talented, deeply intelligent man” (Bonnie Brooks), we will make an attempt.  John made a difference in the lives of so many and will be sorely missed.  Stories, images, dances, and other remembrances are welcomed.

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Dance Community News - May 1, 2013