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Dance Community News - March 20, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

2. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

3. LAST WEEKEND: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MARCH 27

5. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 28-30

6. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

7. CELEBRATION 30 YEARS OF PASSION WITH ZENON! - APRIL 1

8. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS CINDERELLA - APRIL 5-6

9. NORTHROP PRESENTS KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE - APRIL 5

10. SISTAH SOLO AT PATRICK’S CABARET - APRIL 5-6

11. SAVE THESE DATES: MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 14-15

ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

13. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS WITH BRIAN MCCULLOUGH (SPRING DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW)

14. THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WITH LISA FIRST

15. OPEN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASS

16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. “ASK THE EXPERTS” AT THE COWLES CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION

18. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

19. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

20. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

21. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

22. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

23. GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

24. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

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

26. MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE CAMPS

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

27. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

28. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

29. YOUNG DANCE BOOKKEEPER POSITION OPENING

30. THE AILEY SCHOOL AT TU DANCE CENTER

31. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

32. DISCOUNT ON PRINT AND WEB DESIGN BY TARA KING

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS, and PODCASTS

33. TALK DANCE WITH KYLE ABRAHAM

OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IN EDINA IS CELEBRATING 5O YEARS OF DANCE

35. LIVE/WORK SPACE FOR RENT

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

Continental Ballet Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season with two great ballets.  All performances at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  For tickets call 952-563-8562 or visit online at www.continentalballet.com

Giselle ~ March 16 and 23 at 7:30 PM

Coppelia ~ March 17 and 24 at 3:00 PM

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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2. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

1,001 Buddhas: Journey of the Gods is inspired by twenty-eight Hindu deities that guard the 1,001 Buddhist statues of the Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The myriad histories and energies of these gods and goddesses bring to the modern stage a vision that traverses the scope of spiritual experience, from the intimate to the infinite.

A dynamic score by commissioned artists Wadaiko Ensemble Tokara of Nagano, Japan (taiko drums), Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan of New Dehli, India (chenda drum), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam drum), Lalit Subramanian (vocal) and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) conjures a mythic world where dance, music, and ceremony converge.

Ragamala's Silk Road Social

Annual Fundraising gala

Come for the performance, stay for the party! On Sunday, March 24, Ragamala invites you to the Silk Road Social, a chance to have bites of Indian and Japanese inspired fare by World Street Kitchen, chat with friends, shop the silent auction full of one-of-a-kind items, and mingle with the artists. Attendees will also receive premium seating for the performance of 1,001 Buddhas.

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/ragamala-dance

Contact: Ashwini Ramaswamy, ashwini781@gmail.com

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3. LAST WEEKEND: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

Focusing on the extraordinary costumes that Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo created for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario, this exhibition explores the collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and the legendary choreographer.

Camille LeFevre writes about the collaboration and its result at

http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=328432, noting that "curator Betsy Carpenter has marvelously accomplished the difficult, if not near-impossible task of transforming once-animate but now-static artifacts into engaging encounters with captured ephemera."

» more information at

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/dance-works-iii-merce-cunningham-rei-kawakubo

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

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4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MARCH 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Nick LeMere and Emily King

2. Bob Eisen with Tara King, Jennifer Mack, Betsy Schaefer, Marisha Erickson, Jeffrey Berger, Christine Hiatt, Lana Shtilman and more.

3. Rachel Sigrid Freeburg

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

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

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

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5. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 28-30

Sage Award honoree Shapiro & Smith Dance will return to The Cowles Center to present their 26th season. Recognized for “Outstanding Performance” for their 25th Anniversary retrospective Voices, Shapiro & Smith Dance will present two premieres and engage an impressive roster of guest artists to reinvent literary characters in their upcoming performance, Jack and The Ophelias.

Twin Cities dance luminaries Judith Howard, Erin Thompson and Nic Lincoln will perform alongside Shapiro & Smith Dance company veterans in new works choreographed by Smith, recipient of City Pages 2011 Artist of the Year distinction.

Tickets: $28 (fees included)

http://www.thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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6. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

The Christopher Watson Dance Company is hosting another Dance and Desserts! Join us for this fundraiser Saturday, March 30 from 7-9 pm at Ballare Teatro Center for Performing Arts, 4259 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, and meet our new company members Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, and Catlin Henderson.

Dance & Desserts is an informal studio showing of repertory dances and sections of a new work the company is creating.  Christopher and the dancers will introduce the pieces on the program and talk about the process of creating the new work. Following the showing enjoy desserts, drinks and conversation.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Space is limited.

Order tickets through Eventbrite at: http://cwdc-efbevent.eventbrite.com

Call 612.670.0839 or email cwdc1991@gmail.com

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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7. CELEBRATION 30 YEARS OF PASSION WITH ZENON! - APRIL 1

Celebrate 30 Years of Passion

Zenon's 30th Anniversary Benefit

Monday, April 1, 2013 | 6-10pm

Join us for an exclusive evening!

Enjoy a delightful meal with paired wines, a scintillating preview performance of Zenon's 30th Spring Season, and exciting silent and live auctions. Admission includes one complimentary ticket to Zenon's 30th Spring Season opening night performance at the The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, May 3rd, 2013 at 8:00pm.

Appetizer & Cocktail Hour

Silent and Live auctions

Preview performance of Zenon's 30th Spring Season

Tango lessons with Zenon Dance Company

Dinner served with Malbec wine tasting and dessert

Location:

Café Levain

4762 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis

http://www.cafelevain.com/

For tickets visit:

http://www.zenondance.org/support/benefit.html

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

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8. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS CINDERELLA - APRIL 5-6

Ballet Minnesota presents the Minnesota Dance Festival and the ballet classic Cinderella to conclude its 25th Anniversary performance season. All performances will be held at The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, April 5-6, 2013.  Tickets prices range from $14 to $30. Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com  or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

 

The ballet Cinderella quickly worked its way into the hearts of audience members to become one of the top ten classical ballets of all time.  This distinction seems all the more remarkable given that Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev, only finished writing the music in 1945.  “I began listening to this music 15 years ago,” said Andrew Rist, Ballet Minnesota’s artistic director and choreographer for this ballet. “After I listened to the full score, I fell in love with it. Over the weeks and months, the choreography came to mind and the final ballet looks dramatically different from anything I’ve seen before for the Cinderella ballet.”

 

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

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9. NORTHROP PRESENTS KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE - APRIL 5

Fri, Apr 5, 8:00 pm

State Theatre

WORLD PREMIERE

A Bend in the River  (2013)

Choreography by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro

Music by Him Sophy, performed by Khmer Arts Ensemble

Puppets by Sopheap Pich

Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, Artistic Director/Choreographer

2013 McKnight International Fellow

Khmer Arts Ensemble debuts in Minnesota with A Bend in the River, a reflection on the choices we make in the heat of passion, weaving a Cambodian village tale of love, heartbreak, magic, vengeance, consequence, and redemption. Created by National Heritage Fellow Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in collaboration with two of Cambodia’s most renowned artists, this dance drama intertwines fifteen dancers, one unreliable narrator, two oversized crocodile puppets by sculptor Sopheap Pich, and eight instrumentalists and singers performing Him Sophy’s new score for a pin peat ensemble that includes an original two-level circle gong and xylophone. Like all good stories transmitted from generation to generation, the meanings are multiple. The world is ever-changing, nature a great leveler, and human choices, often made in haste, are sure to be tested. We resort to vengeance in place of justice at our peril. Crocodiles have been known to eat their young, after all.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW

Fri, Apr 5, 6:45 – 7:30 pm, Solera Restaurant

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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10. SISTAH SOLO AT PATRICK’S CABARET - APRIL 5-6

 

Collectively celebrate women of color and their solo work thru film, dance, music, and spoken word! A powerful, dynamic, and elevating experience!

Creator/Curator: Maia Maiden

 

April 5 & 6

7:30 pm

Patricks Cabaret

3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Mpls 55406

612.721.3595

http://www.patrickscabaret.org/

$10 at the door, $8 from artist

 

Featuring:

Al-Taw'am

Amara Barner

Andrea Jenkins

Ashley DuBose

Brenda Bell Brown

Chantel SinGs

chitra

Ellena Schoop

FreE

Julie Warder

Kenna-Camara Cottman

Maia Maiden

Moot Naitan

Poet Karma

Tish Jones

Contact: Maia Maiden, maiamaiden@yahoo.com

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11. SAVE THESE DATES: MARGRET DIETZ CENTENARY CELEBRATION - JUNE 14-15

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Minnesota

COME AND JOIN US!

for master class, archival exhibit and dedication, with dance oral history as well as an informal performance. New friends and old are invited to a full day of remembrance and tribute to this German Expressionist modern dance educator who made Minnesota her home. Ms. Dietz founded Choreogram Dance Company and School in the early 1970s after chairing the Dance Department at UMN. Margret Dietz was an exemplar of the Mary Wigman School in America.

FFI: Contact Kate Hearth to RSVP. Suggested fee of $50.00 for the day.

Email kshearth@chibardun.net / Phone 612.240.3464

Saint Benedict's has dorm rooms available for rental the night of June 14th.

Contact Eliza Freeman re: giving or loaning items to the archives.

Email efreeman025@gmail.com / Phone 608.938.9463

We do hope you will spread the word to those interested in German Expressionism and the life and work of Margret Dietz.

In-town workshops June 10-13, 2013:

“Dietzchkins” Dance in the Community. Exploring dance as a human service.

Cowles Center Studio 7A. June 10, 11 & 12, 2013 (10am-2pm) & Studio Showing

2pm on Thursday, June 13.

Fee by donation.

Contact Lindalee Soderstrom: 507.523.2327,fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com.

Circles, Curves & Spirals: remembrance - awakening, exploring the winding paths of deep imagination.

Directed by Maureen Koelsch with composer and musician David Means.

10am-2pm Thursday 13 June 2013 Cowles Center Studio 7A.

(Will share Thursday studio showing 2-4pm.)

Fee $65.

Contact Maureen Koelsch:612.724.9130, info@maureenkoelsch.com.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse's ongoing weekly advanced inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio, Wednesdays 7:30-9PM.

 

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:

2601 Second Ave South

Corner of 26th St and Second Ave

Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director, offleash@offleasharea.org

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13. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS WITH BRIAN MCCULLOUGH (SPRING DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW)

Offered in many dance schools, the Alexander Technique facilitates heightened awareness, skill, and freedom, and is terrific for preventing and recovering from most musculoskeletal discomforts.  Special rate on the first session -- half off the regular $60 rate -- so, just $30.  Brian is highly experienced and serves on college faculties.  Call (612) 267-5154.

Dance Magazine article here:

http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/May-2009/Head-First

Brian's info here:  http://www.mn-alexandertechnique.com

Contact: Brian McCullough, Brian@MN-AlexanderTechnique.com

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14. THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WITH LISA FIRST

Study The Alexander Technique with AmSAT certified instructor Lisa First at the Midtown YWCA at 2121 East Lake Street.  Great for dancers and movers seeking increased support and freedom.

Our new six week session runs April 2-May 14, 2013. Class meets on Tuesday nights 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lisa at (612) 816-5472 or e-mail at lfirst.alexander@gmail.com or call the Midtown YWCA at 612-215-4333. Sign up online through the Midtown YWCA!

The Midtown YWCA is located at 2121 East Lake Street, Mpls, MN 55407.

Welcome change and discover new ways to think and move with increased ease and freedom. Lisa is an AmSAT certified instructor and has taught for over 20 years. Join us for this six week affordable and informative specialty session at the Midtown YWCA in Minneapolis!

Classes start Tuesday 4/2/13. Catch the early bird discount now. $72.00 for members and $88.00 for non-members.

Contact: Lisa First, lfirst.alexander@gmail.com

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15. OPEN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE CLASS

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 email us at info@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Regina Peluso, regina@collidetheatrical.com

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16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Morning Open Class Schedule (10:00-11:30am)

Fridays:  Modern with Erin Thompson

March 20, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley

March 21, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

March 25 and 27,  Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

March 26, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

March 28, GAGA with Berit Ahlgren

Weekly Open Afternoon Classes

Tuesday, Advanced Ballet with pointe (optional), 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday, Modern, 6:30-8:00pm

Friday, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday, Contemporary Ballet, 1:30-2:30pm

For more information please visit www.tudance.org

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. “ASK THE EXPERTS” AT THE COWLES CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION

Ask The Experts is an open forum offered to dancers of all ages and backgrounds.  Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation members will speak on a topic of interest to the dancers and be available to answer questions regarding injury prevention and strength training as it applies to the dancer.  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from experts in the dance medicine field.  These events are on a donation basis and all proceeds go toward supporting MDM's mission.  

Please register for each event via the MDM website at www.mndancemed.org

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10am-Noon

Prevention and Care of Foot Injuries by Dr. Brad Moser

** Dance injury screenings in the MDM clinic will follow the discussion

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7-9pm

Off-Season Training for the Dancer by Rhondi Miller, PT, MS, SCS, ATC

**Dance injury screenings in the MDM clinic will follow the discussion

Contact: Linda Muir, lindasmuir@aol.com

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18. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

Connect with spring’s renewing energy through the collective joy of Balkan Roma (Gypsy) dance. The Roma dance tradition contains the breadth of human experience, mirroring the cycle of life.  Come dance into your full self. Connect with life energy to support your vision.

The greatest gift you can give the world is to come alive.

Wednesdays April 3 – May 15, 7:00 – 9:00

Resonant Connection Center

2382 Hampden Ave, Saint Paul (Above the Hampden Park Co-op)

Cost: $110 ($100 with registration by March 20),  $75 for students with ID

Try out the first class for $16, which will be applied to course tuition if you choose to enroll for the entire session.

www.wisdomdances.com

Contact: Emily Jarrett Hughes, emily@wisdomdances.com

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19. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

It’s OPEN DOOR DANCE! This inclusive program offers an opportunity to learn new dances in a social setting. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and will focus on a new dance style every month. Bring a group of friends and make “hump day” Wednesday a bit more fun! After class, stop by Gluek’s and receive 20% off your entire food purchase.

March is Cuban Salsa!

Cuban-style salsa, also known as Casino, is a form of salsa dance which traces its origins as a partner dance from Cuban Son. Partners will learn the polyrhythmic tempo of the Son music and discover ways to incorporate Afro Cuban steps to their salsa dance. Such improvisations will be taught from elements of rumba, dances of African deities, cha cha cha, danzon and whatever else the dancer feels in the moment.

Classes taught by Giselle Mejia of Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Yeniel Chini Perez of Matanzas, Cuba.

AGES:  16+

DATES: March 13 & 27 at 6pm

COST: $10/single or $15/pair

REGISTER:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education/classes-workshops/open-door-dance-classes/march-cuban-salsa

Contact: Laura Bohne, lbohne@thecowlescenter.org

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20. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

Don't miss out on this vibrant, Langanese Afro-Carribean Dance class!  Class includes live drummers.  Dancers of all abilities are welcome.

Dates:  Saturday, March 23

Time:  1:00 - 2:30pm

Where:  2nd Floor, Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center

Cost:  $15

Maximum class size:  30 people

To register for this class or for questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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21. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

a highly physical workshop for performing artists

with

Robert Rosen, Barbra Berlovitz and Shawn McConneloug

 

STUDIO 206 Minneapolis MN

June 10-June 28, 2013

Monday-Friday   10:00 AM-5:00 PM  $475

Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

 

Spots are filled by qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis.

The Summer Intensive filled to capacity in its first two years.

Only twenty spots available…so apply soon!

Application deadline: Friday April 12th 5 P.M. CST

Notification by email no later than Friday April 26th

 

At 206, we are interested in artists who are actively engaged in exploring and “igniting” their process of creation.  The Intensive is designed for professional and pre-professional performing artists who have demonstrated rigor and commitment to their artistry and craft.  It offers the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in highly physical, imaginative training five days a week, six hours a day for three weeks… over ninety hours of training.

 

Everything from Nothing     Robert Rosen

Voice and the Physical Actor   Barbra Berlovitz

RAW Mechanics   Shawn McConneloug

DEVISE      Rosen, Berlovitz and McConneloug

Each day will also include physical preparation in dramatic acrobatics, balancing and juggling.

 

Details and Applications available at: Studio 206

Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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22. 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

YOUTH INTERDISCIPLINARY CAMP at ZENON DANCE

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

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

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

ZENON YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP –suburbs style

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

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

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

ADULT/TEEN DANCE SAMPLER

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

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

CULTURE CAMP

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

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

MORE INFO:

www.zenondance.org/summer-camps-2013

CONTACT: Allyson Taubenheim

612-338-1101

Email: info@zenondance.org

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23. GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. This workshop is open to people ages 16+ and does not require previous dance training.

March 25-29, 6:00-7:00pm

Please reserve in advance by email to education@tudance.org or by calling 612-605-1925.  Cost: $14/single class. 10-class card available for purchase online.

For more information visit "classes" at http://www.tudance.org

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55114

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

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

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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26. MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE CAMPS

w/ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company

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

*Due to requests we will be having two groups this week.

Daily schedule includes jazz technique class, speciality class (Fosse, tap, Pilates, jumps/turns, floor barre), musical theatre 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.

Tuition: $225

(There are a few assistance-based scholarships available...please email us for details.)

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

Regina Peluso

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company

646-436-8853

www.collidetheatrical.com

info@collidetheatrical.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

27. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

Off-Leash Area is auditioning to hire up to 11 dancers for a remount of their Ivey Award winning production, Psst!, at the Cowles Center this June.

We are looking for dancers with a background in modern and a theatrical ability to portray a character. The production is performed with dance and masks which cover the entire head. Mask work is a magnificent bridge between dance and theater vocabularies as they are non-verbal and you must communicate a character through movement that isn't realistic, but is abstracted to make the mask "come alive". Some mask training is involved in the rehearsal process.

For a video sample of the initial production go to:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/leash-area

AUDITION IS BY INVITATION ONLY, no walk-ups please.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME to Jennifer Ilse & Paul Herwig, co-artistic directors of Off-Leash Area, at offleash@offleasharea.org. Mask experience is not required, but please highlight if you have had any experience with masks. For questions contact same email address, and go to: www.offleasharea.org

AUDITION LOCATION: Patrick's Cabaret

AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday March 24, 2-5pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: June 21-22-23

TECH REHEARSALS: June 18-19-20

REGULAR REHEARSALS: Approx 2 times per week from April 8 through May 24, approx 3-4 times per week May 27 thru June 17.

PAY: There is a stipend.

Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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28. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 5th annual choreographers showcase. We are proud to support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

Important Dates:

- May 19: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)

- July 7: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)

- August 12-14: Tech

- August 15-17: Shows

Compensation: Stipend provided.

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and twenty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

Submission form and requirements are currently posted at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 15th. Choreographer selection will be posted to the website above on May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

Boogie on, rhythm-lovers!

Erinn Liebhard

Artistic Director

Rhythmically Speaking

info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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29. YOUNG DANCE BOOKKEEPER POSITION OPENING

Young Dance seeks a bookkeeper starting July 1, 2013. This is a part-time position.  The successful candidate will assist the Treasurer with quarterly fiscal reporting to the Board.  Interested candidate must have bookkeeping experience, possess a proficiency in Microsoft computer applications, Word, Excel and Publisher. QuickBooks experience a must. Time commitment and rate: 4 hrs/month, $25/hr.  Interested candidates should send a letter of

interest and resume to: Young Dance: 3321 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

For more information: info@youngdance.org (612) 423-3064

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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30. THE AILEY SCHOOL AT TU DANCE CENTER

TU Dance is hosting The Ailey School as they visit the Twin Cities as part of their Summer Intensive national audition tour.  This visit will include a master class taught by the Ailey Audition Panel.

Horton Master Class, March 22, 2013 / 6:00-8:00pm

Summer Intensive Audition, March 23, 2013 / 1:30-2:00pm Registration,  2:00-5:00pm, Audition

Register online at www.theaileyschool.edu/PDauditions for one or both events.  TU Dance will not be processing registrations.  Please visit The Ailey School website for more information.

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

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31. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Registration:  11:30am

Audition:  12:00-3:00pm

Please send resume and headshot by Monday, April 1, 2013 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:

TU Dance

Attn: Company Auditions

PO Box 40405

St. Paul, MN 55104

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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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

32. DISCOUNT ON PRINT AND WEB DESIGN BY TARA KING

Dancer/choreographer Tara King is launching a new website for her print & web design business: www.sparklingrobots.com.  Tara makes postcards, business cards, and websites, and she offers general nerdy help to artists, small businesses & non-profits.

In honor of this occasion, she is offering a special 10% discount for dancers and DanceMN patrons.  Any projects initiated before April 30th qualify for the discount; just mention DanceMN when you get in touch.

Contact: Tara King, tara@sparklingrobots.com

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS, and PODCASTS

33. TALK DANCE WITH KYLE ABRAHAM

Check out the latest episode of TALK DANCE, with New York choreographer, Kyle Abraham, on Live! The Realest MC. http://www.walkerart.org/channel/2013/kyle-abraham-on-live-the-realest-mc

TALK DANCE is a podcast featuring interviews with some of the leading voices in contemporary dance produced and hosted by Justin Jones.  To listen to previous episodes go to:

http://www.walkerart.org/channel/genre/dance/type/audio

Contact: Justin Jones, jones_justin@mac.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IN EDINA IS CELEBRATING 5O YEARS OF DANCE

This year's Spring Revue Back To The Future will be the 50th recital presented by Barbi Lee Dance. Shows are Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm, followed by an Alumni Gala.

If any of you reading this newsletter are Barbi Lee alumni, please contact Barb so she can send you a special invitation to this years show and Gala.

Barbara Lotsberg

barbilee@aol.com

952-942-0020

WWW.BARBILEE.COM

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35. LIVE/DANCE  SPACE FOR RENT

Seeking roommate, studio mate or someone who needs good space and light to dance in. Live/work $475 +utils and net about $500 a month pvt 230 sq ft rm and shared 550 sq ft studio + kitchen, bath, washer. 2 blocks from Midtown. Month to month avail April or May.

Contact: Sean Smuda, 612 825 3833

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Dance Community News - March 13, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

2. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

3. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

4. ENCHANTED EVENING WITH CASSANDRA AND JAWAAHIR - MARCH 22

5. FINAL WEEKS: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

6. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MARCH 27

7. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 28-30

8. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

9. SISTAH SOLO AT PATRICK’S CABARET - APRIL 5-6

ONGOING CLASSES

10. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

11. AERIAL SILKS CLASSES WITH CADE HOLMSETH

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

13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

14. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

15. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASSES

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

17. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

18. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

19. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

20. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

21. “ASK THE EXPERTS” AT THE COWLES CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION

22. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVES SUMMER 2013

23. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

24. GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

25. CHRIS AIKEN & ANGIE HAUSER MINNEAPOLIS GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY - JUNE 7-8

26. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET TEACHER WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASSES WITH CAROL RODERICK

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

27. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

28. AUDITION FOR JAMES SEWELL BALLET

29. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

30. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

31. BALLET DANCERS NEEDED FOR LOCAL NATIVES VIDEO SHOOT

32. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DANCE MAJOR AUDITION

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

33. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IN EDINA IS CELEBRATING 5O YEARS OF DANCE



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

Live! The Realest MC

Walker Art Center
Mar 14–16, 8 pm
Thursday, $18 ($15 Walker members)
Friday–Saturday, $22 ($18)

"[Abraham] delivers as much pure pleasure as emotional complexity, whether delving into themes of gender, racial identity, and community, or letting his dancers just dance." —Dance Magazine

In this autobiographical exploration of coming out in a hip-hop world, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Abraham creates a fast and furious blend of contemporary and street dance.

» more information and a trailer at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion

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

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2. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

Pop/UGLY
March 15 + 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave/Mpls./55403
Tickets: $32 (fees included):
612-206-3600/ http:www.thecowlescenter.org

Join ARENA DANCES this Spring for our newest creative endeavor marking our first ever improvisation, Version, a world-premiere commissioned by the American Composer's Forum to collaborate with local composer Phil Fried. The evening also includes a solo for Janczewski, shredded evidence/damn this wild young heart, a mash-up of Jane Shockley's work and Mathew's own choreography. Next up, POP/UGLY  - a creative mash between 2009’s pulse-driving music of POP and a remount of the 2007 Walker commission Ugly, which now includes a music mash-up by Alex Berglund and a cast from the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Company Members: Jacob Melczer, Renee Starr, Sarah Steichen and Timmy Wagner are joined by apprentices Kimmie Allen, Elise Erickson, Rachel Hite, Carrie McCollum and Aleks Weaver.

This performance is made possible with the generous support of the American Composer's Forum, an Arts Activities grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with funds from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, Target Foundation and The McKnight Foundation. And great support from the following sponsors: ARESI Group, Armour Photography, ArtSpace, Bungalow 6, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, EMI, European Wax Center, Evolution, Implex.net, martinpatrick3 and Minnesota Monthly (Media Sponsor).

Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

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3. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

Continental Ballet Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season with two great ballets.  All performances at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  For tickets call 952-563-8562 or visit online at www.continentalballet.com

Giselle ~ March 16 and 23 at 7:30 PM

Coppelia ~ March 17 and 24 at 3:00 PM

Former company members are especially encouraged to attend opening night and celebrate this 25th anniversary with founder/director Riet Velthuisen.

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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4. ENCHANTED EVENING WITH CASSANDRA AND JAWAAHIR - MARCH 22

Join us for an Enchanted Evening — an engaging and beautiful evening-length performance with Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company. They’re joined by Sisters of the Sahara and Kamala Chaand Dance Company (American Tribal Style®), as well as Jawaahir soloists Helen and Lahlia.

Friday, March 22, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
$20.
Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

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

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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5. FINAL WEEKS: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

Focusing on the extraordinary costumes that Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo created for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario, this exhibition explores the collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and the legendary choreographer.

Camille LeFevre writes about the collaboration and its result at
http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=328432, noting that "curator Betsy Carpenter has marvelously accomplished the difficult, if not near-impossible task of transforming once-animate but now-static artifacts into engaging encounters with captured ephemera."

» more information at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/dance-works-iii-merce-cunningham-rei-kawakubo

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

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6. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MARCH 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Nick LeMere and Emily King

2. Bob Eisen with Tara King, Jennifer Mack, Betsy Schaefer, Marisha Erickson, Jeffrey Berger, Christine Hiatt, Lana Shtilman and more.

3. Rachel Sigrid Freeburg

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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7. SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 28-30

S&S Dance premieres JACK and THE OPHELIAS with guest artists Judith Howard, Nic Lincoln, and Erin Thompson.  Tickets are $28 (fees inclusive) reserve online at www.thecowlescenter.org or call 612-206-3600.

Contact: Joanie Smith, jsmith@shapiroandsmithdance.org

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8. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

The Christopher Watson Dance Company is hosting another Dance and Desserts!

Join us for this fundraiser Saturday, March 30 from 7-9 pm at Ballare Teatro Center for Performing Arts, 4259 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, and meet our new company members Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, and Catlin Henderson.

Dance & Desserts is an informal studio showing of repertory dances and sections of a new work the company is creating.  Christopher and the dancers will introduce the pieces on the program and talk about the process of creating the new work. Following the showing enjoy desserts, drinks and conversation.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Space is limited.
Order tickets through Eventbrite at: http://cwdc-efbevent.eventbrite.com
Call 612.670.0839 or email cwdc1991@gmail.com.

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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9. SISTAH SOLO AT PATRICK’S CABARET - APRIL 5-6

Collectively celebrate women of color and their solo work thru film, dance, music, and spoken word! A powerful, dynamic, and elevating experience!

Creator/Curator: Maia Maiden

Dates: April 5 & 6
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Patrick’s Cabaret
Cost: $10 at the door, $8 from artist

Featuring:
Al-Taw'am
Amara Barner
Andrea Jenkins
Ashley DuBose
Brenda Bell Brown
Chantel SinGs
chitra
Ellena Schoop
FreE
Julie Warder
Kenna-Camara Cottman
Maia Maiden
Moot Naitan
Poet Karma
Tish Jones

Contact: Maia Maiden, maiamaiden@yahoo.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

10. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly advanced inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio, Wednesdays 7:30-9PM.

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director  offleash@offleasharea.org

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11. 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 on March 26 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 three-dimensional thinking while becoming more comfortable with being inverted.

Also, there is a new class being introduced this session: acro-balancing/body balancing!  It's based on the ground and uses 2 or more people working together to make fantastic physical sculptures.  It's perfect for dancers wanting to learn more about partnering!

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

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12. OPEN MUSICAL THEATRE 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 email us at info@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Regina Peluso, regina@collidetheatrical.com

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13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for the participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. All skill levels are welcome!

Thursday, March 14
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Friday, March 15
Daytime Dance Without Borders (Folk dances from around the world)
with Terry McGibbon
1:00-2:30pm
$5

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

Country/Western Dance
7:00-11:30pm
$5

Saturday, March 16
Tapestry Gypsy Dance
with Emily Jarrett Hughes
9:30-11:00am
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Live music by Moonlight Madness with caller David Kirchner
$10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, March 17
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
7:00-9:00pm
$5

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

Contact: Cristina Perez, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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14. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Morning Open Class Schedule (10:00-11:30am)
Fridays:  Modern with Erin Thompson
March 20 and 28, GAGA with Berit Ahlgren
March 18, 25 and 27,  Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
March 19 and 26, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh
March 21, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley

Weekly Open Afternoon Classes
Tuesday, Advanced Ballet with pointe (optional), 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, Modern, 6:30-8:00pm
Friday, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, Contemporary Ballet, 1:30-2:30pm

For more information please visit www.tudance.org

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

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15. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASSES

Zorongo Flamenco Spring classes start Monday, March 18th and run for 9 weeks through May 18th.

Taught by Susana di Palma and Colette Illarde, with LIVE guitar accompaniment, Zorongo's classes welcome students of all levels. See our website at http://www.zorongo.org

Monday
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Beginning I and II  $18

7:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Intermediate  $18

Tuesday
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sevillanas $14

7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Advanced  $18

Thursday
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Advanced  $18

Saturday
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Intro to Flamenco $14

11:15 to 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate  $18

12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
Palomas children 8-13) $12.50

1:45 to 2:25 p.m.
Palomitas children 5-7) $12.50

Contact: Neils Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

a highly physical workshop for performing artists
with
Robert Rosen, Barbra Berlovitz and Shawn McConneloug

STUDIO 206 Minneapolis MN
June 10-June 28, 2013
Monday-Friday   10:00 AM-5:00 PM  $475
Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

Spots are filled by qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis.
The Summer Intensive filled to capacity in its first two years.
Only twenty spots available…so apply soon!

Application deadline: Friday April 12th 5 P.M. CST
Notification by email no later than Friday April 26th

At 206, we are interested in artists who are actively engaged in exploring and “igniting” their process of creation.  The Intensive is designed for professional and pre-professional performing artists who have demonstrated rigor and commitment to their artistry and craft.  It offers the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in highly physical, imaginative training five days a week, six hours a day for three weeks… over ninety hours of training.

Everything from Nothing     Robert Rosen
Voice and the Physical Actor   Barbra Berlovitz
RAW Mechanics   Shawn McConneloug
DEVISE      Rosen, Berlovitz and McConneloug

Each day will also include physical preparation in dramatic acrobatics, balancing and juggling.

Details and Applications available at: Studio 206
Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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17. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

Connect with spring’s renewing energy through the collective joy of Balkan Roma (Gypsy) dance. The Roma dance tradition contains the breadth of human experience, mirroring the cycle of life.  Come dance into your full self. Connect with life energy to support your vision.

A typical class begins with a guided, improvised warm-up.  We will then learn the circle form of basic traditional Balkan Roma dances.  Just as the musicians in Roma music take off on wild improvisations, we will practice dancing with expression and freedom.

Over the course of the session, as buds swell on the trees, we will give movement to our visions, exploring themes of resistance, strength, and leadership.  Journaling prompts will be given between sessions.  The vision of each person in the circle, and our shared vision for the world, will shape our creative expression and co-creation of a final dance ceremony.

The greatest gift you can give the world is to come alive.

Wednesdays April 3 – May 15, 7:00 – 9:00
Resonant Connection Center
2382 Hampden Ave, Saint Paul (Above the Hampden Park Co-op)
Cost: $110 ($100 with registration by March 20),  $75 for students with ID
Try out the first class for $16, which will be applied to course tuition if you choose to enroll for the entire session.

Learn more at www.wisdomdances.com

Contact: Emily Jarrett Hughes, emily@wisdomdances.com

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18. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

Sat, Mar 16, 11 am–1 pm
Walker Art Center
$10 ($8 Walker members)

Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham is known for blending fast and furious contemporary dance with athletic movement derived from the street. This class with Abraham.In.Motion emphasizes four specific core values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition.

The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening, then builds to challenging, creative, and invigorating phrase work. Students experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures, fearless floor work, and a dynamic range of musical influences through movement. Professional and advanced-level dancers only.

» tickets available at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/dance-master-class-with-kyle-abraham

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

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19. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

It’s OPEN DOOR DANCE! This inclusive program offers an opportunity to learn new dances in a social setting. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and will focus on a new dance style every month. Bring a group of friends and make “hump day” Wednesday a bit more fun! After class, stop by Gluek’s and receive 20% off your entire food purchase.

March is Cuban Salsa!

Cuban-style salsa, also known as Casino, is a form of salsa dance which traces its origins as a partner dance from Cuban Son. Partners will learn the polyrhythmic tempo of the Son music and discover ways to incorporate Afro Cuban steps to their salsa dance. Such improvisations will be taught from elements of rumba, dances of African deities, cha cha cha, danzon and whatever else the dancer feels in the moment.

Classes taught by Giselle Mejia of Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Yeniel Chini Perez of Matanzas, Cuba.

AGES:  16+
DATES: March 13 & 27 at 6pm
COST: $10/single or $15/pair
REGISTER:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education/classes-workshops/open-door-dance-classes/march-cuban-salsa

For questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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20. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

Don't miss out on this vibrant, Langanese Afro-Carribean Dance class!  Class includes live drummers.  Dancers of all abilities are welcome.

Dates:  Saturday, March 16 and March 23
Time:  1:00 - 2:30pm
Where:  2nd Floor, Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center
Cost:  $15
Maximum class size:  30 people

To register for this class or for questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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21. “ASK THE EXPERTS” AT THE COWLES CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION

Ask The Experts is an open forum offered to dancers of all ages and backgrounds.  Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation members will speak on a topic of interest to the dancers and be available to answer questions regarding injury prevention and strength training as it applies to the dancer.  Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from experts in the dance medicine field.  These events are on a donation basis and all proceeds go toward supporting MDM's mission.  

Please register for each event via the MDM website at www.mndancemed.org

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10am-noon

Prevention and Care of Foot Injuries by Dr. Brad Moser
** Dance injury screenings in the MDM clinic will follow the discussion

Contact: Linda Muir, lindasmuir@aol.com

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22. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: MUSICAL THEATRE 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

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B

Daily schedule includes jazz technique class, speciality class (Fosse, tap, Pilates, jumps/turns, floor barre), musical theatre 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.

Tuition: $225
(There are a few assistance-based scholarships available...please email us for details.)

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

Regina Peluso
ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company
646-436-8853
www.collidetheatrical.com
info@collidetheatrical.com

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23. 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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24. GAGA/PEOPLE WORKSHOP WITH BERIT AHLGREN AT TU DANCE CENTER

Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. This workshop is open to people ages 16+ and does not require previous dance training.

March 25-29, 6:00-7:00pm

Please reserve in advance by email to education@tudance.org or by calling 612-605-1925.  Cost: $14/single class. 10-class card available for purchase online.

For more information visit "classes" at http://www.tudance.org

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55114

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

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25. CHRIS AIKEN & ANGIE HAUSER MINNEAPOLIS GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY - JUNE 7-8

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 7th and Sunday June 8th
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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26. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET TEACHER WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASSES WITH CAROL RODERICK

March 14-16, 2013
1680 Grand Ave, St. Paul
Group discount available

Teaching Fundamentals of Classical Ballet: Beginning through Upper Intermediate Students taught by Carol Roderick, assistant professor of ballet at Colorado State University.

The workshops include:
-A step-by-step study of the Syllabus Daily Technique Class for Teachers
-Student master classes
-Course materials

For reservation call 651-690-1588.
Visit spcballet.org/RoderickWorkshop for more information.

About Carol Roderick

Assistant Professor of Ballet at Colorado State University: Carol Roderick has taught, coached, and trained teachers and dancers for professional companies, universities, and prestigious schools in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She received her early training in Boston, and later at Butler and Indiana Universities. Her formal pedagogical training was received from the late Jürgen Schneider (Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre) and Gabriela Komleva (Kirov/Maryinsky Ballet). She was principal teacher at AIS International Ballet in Japan, and a member of the professional division faculties of Boston Ballet School and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

27. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 5th annual choreographers showcase. We are proud to support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

Important Dates:
- May 19: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)
- July 7: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)
- August 12-14: Tech
- August 15-17: Shows

Compensation: Stipend provided.

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and twenty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

Submission form and requirements will be posted by March 18 at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 15th. Choreographer selection will be posted to the Rhythmically Speaking website by May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

Boogie on, rhythm-lovers!

Erinn Liebhard
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking
info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org
www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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28. AUDITION FOR JAMES SEWELL BALLET

SAN FRANCISCO:
Friday, March 15, 2013, 6-8pm
Alonzo King Lines Dance Center, Studio 2
26 7th Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco CA.
Please bring photos and resume; women bring pointe shoes.

NEW YORK CITY:
March 17, 2013 – 3-5 pm
Steps on Broadway, Loft 3 on 4th Floor
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, New York NY.
Please bring photos and resume; women bring pointe shoes.

Seeking male and female dancers for paid company, project, and internship positions for the 2013/2014 season. Dancer should have excellent ballet technique and be comfortable with combining it with modern dance elements. Improvisation skills a plus. Inquiries call 612-672-0480.

http://www.jsballet.org

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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29. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

Off-Leash Area is auditioning to hire up to 11 dancers for a remount of their Ivey Award winning production, Psst!, at the Cowles Center this June.

We are looking for dancers with a background in modern and a theatrical ability to portray a character. The production is performed with dance and masks which cover the entire head. Mask work is a magnificent bridge between dance and theater vocabularies as they are non-verbal and you must communicate a character through movement that isn't realistic, but is abstracted to make the mask "come alive". Some mask training is involved in the rehearsal process.

For a video sample of the initial production go to:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/leash-area

AUDITION IS BY INVITATION ONLY, no walk-ups please.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME to Jennifer Ilse & Paul Herwig, co-artistic directors of Off-Leash Area, at offleash@offleasharea.org. Mask experience is not required, but please highlight if you have had any experience with masks. For questions contact same email address, and go to: www.offleasharea.org

AUDITION LOCATION: Patrick's Cabaret
AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday March 24, 2-5pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: June 21-22-23
TECH REHEARSALS: June 18-19-20
REGULAR REHEARSALS: approx 2 times per week from April 8 through May 24, approx 3-4 times per week May 27 thru June 17.
PAY: there is a stipend

Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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30. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Registration:  11:30am
Audition:  12:00-3:00pm

Please send resume and headshot by Monday, April 1, 2013 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:
TU Dance
Attn: Company Auditions
PO Box 40405
St. Paul, MN 55104

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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31. BALLET DANCERS NEEDED FOR LOCAL NATIVES VIDEO SHOOT

Seeking female ballet dancers with strong classical technique and pointe experience for a music video shoot with the LA based indie-rock band, Local Natives, and director Dan Huiting. Dancers should be available for 1-2 rehearsals the week of March 17th, and a 4-hour video shoot in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 24th. More information will be given upon inquiry.

Please send CV and reel to Bobby Maher at maher.bobby@gmail.com, as well as any inquiries or questions.

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32. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DANCE MAJOR AUDITION

with Carol Roderick
Saint Paul City Ballet
March 17, 2013

1680 Grand Ave, St. Paul

Dance major for prospective students (high school seniors). The purpose of the audition is to assess training background, technical level, and the potential to successfully complete the degree program at an advanced and/or pre professional level. Students should have professional quality dance training in both ballet and modern technique, be at the intermediate technical level, and have a fitness level which can withstand rigorous daily work. Other forms of previous dance training are applicable and highly encouraged. The audition includes a ballet technique class including pointe technique.

Reservations required call 651-690-1588.
Visit spcballet.org/CSU_Audition for more information.

About Carol Roderick
Assistant Professor of Ballet at Colorado State University: Carol Roderick has taught, coached, and trained teachers and dancers for professional companies, universities, and prestigious schools in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She received her early training in Boston, and later at Butler and Indiana Universities. Her formal pedagogical training was received from the late Jürgen Schneider (Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre) and Gabriela Komleva (Kirov/Maryinsky Ballet). She was principal teacher at AIS International Ballet in Japan, and a member of the professional division faculties of Boston Ballet School and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

33. 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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OTHER DANCE NEWS

34. BARBI LEE DANCE ARTS IN EDINA IS CELEBRATING 5O YEARS OF DANCE

This year's Spring Revue Back To The Future will be the 50th recital presented by Barbi Lee Dance. Shows are Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm, followed by an Alumni Gala.

If any of you reading this newsletter are Barbi Lee alumni, please contact Barb so she can send you a special invitation to this years show and Gala.

Barbara Lotsberg
barbilee@aol.com
952-942-0020
WWW.BARBILEE.COM

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Dance Community News - March 6, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. INTERMEDIA ARTS AND FREESTYLE THEATER PRESENT N.I.G.G.E.R. - MARCH 7-10

2. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

3. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

4. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

5. ON THE SUBJECT OF BEING TOGETHER - MARCH 15-16

6. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BLACK SEA TREASURES - MARCH 15-17

7. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

8. ENCHANTED EVENING WITH CASSANDRA AND JAWAAHIR - MARCH 22

9. RAGAMALA DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

10. FINAL WEEKS: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

11. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

12. BALLET MINNESOTA SELECTS CINDERELLA FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY MN DANCE FESTIVAL - APRIL 5-6

ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

14. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

15. OPEN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE CLASSES

16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

17. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS WITH BRIAN MCCULLOUGH

18. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

20. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

21. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

22. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

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

24. MAURICIO CASTRO TEACHING TANGO WORKSHOPS MARCH 13-28 IN MINNEAPOLIS

25. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE: A HIGHLY PHYSICAL WORKSHOP FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS WITH ROBERT ROSEN, BARBRA BERLOVITZ AND SHAWN MCCONNELOUG

26. WORLD DANCE WEEK AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 11-14

27. SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 16TH

28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

29. MASTER CLASS WITH ANTONIO GRANJERO

30. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS (30 HRS.)

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

31. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

32. AUDITION FOR JAMES SEWELL BALLET

33. APRIL 3 RABBIT SHOW, “PRANKS, PRATFALLS AND HUMOR,” CANCELLED

34. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

35. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. LIVE MUSIC FOR DANCE MINNESOTA RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. MARLEY-TYPE FLOORS FOR SALE

38. BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE SPECIAL WITH TAJA WILL



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. INTERMEDIA ARTS AND FREESTYLE THEATER PRESENT N.I.G.G.E.R. - MARCH 7-10

Written and Performed by Shá Cage
Directed by E.G. Bailey
with special guests Chastity Brown, Janaki Ranpura and Alissa Paris

Performances: Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 8PM
Tickets: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door
Recommended for ages 14+
GET TICKETS! https://ima.tixato.com/buy/nigger
MORE INFO: http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-N-I-G-G-E-R

Blending monologue, song, interviews and movement, this provocative new work features over 10 diverse characters and their related stories. N.I.G.G.E.R. is an experimental examination of the residual impact of this word (through a female lens). With each evening slightly different, Cage performs various frameworks of this developing work.

Project collaborators include acoustic guitarist and vocalist Chastity Brown, director E.G. Bailey, choreographer Leah Nelson, Line Break Media, choreographer Kenna Cottman, and installation artist Rachel Jendrzejewski.

*Come Early, Stay Late*
- Community Video Interviews: Thursday and Friday nights starting at 7PM share your own personal stories about the "N" word.
- Post-show Dialogues: Thursday and Sunday nights join us after the show to hear from the artists.
- Post-show Interactive Chat: Friday and Saturday nights join Sha Cage for a casual gathering in the lobby/gallery after the show.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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2. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre will present its newest flamenco ballet, Locas Mujeres y Más/Mad Women and More, at The Goodale Theater in The Cowles Center on March 8, 2013. This show marks the culmination of Zorongo's 30th Anniversary Season.

Created by Susana di Palma, Locas Mujeres y Mas/Mad Women and More consists of three sections: Locas Mujeres/Madwomen, inspired by the poems of the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral; Ida Y Vuelta/ Departure and Return choreographed by di Palma with original music by Pedro Cortés, Jr. infuses New World cultures into traditional Spanish flamenco and Pure Flamenco, a new group work bringing artists and audience together in a give-and-take between dancer and musician.

Zorongo will feature local and visiting artists in their sophomore show at The Cowles Center. “We have assembled a remarkable and talented roster of artists for Locas Mujeres y Más,” Susana di Palma, Zorongo’s founder and artistic director said. “With this combination of internationally respected flamenco artists from the Twin Cities and elsewhere, we will be able to present a wonderful, invigorating evening of flamenco to our Cowles Center audience,” she added.

Performances are March 8 & 9 at 8pm and March 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at http://www.thecowlescenter.org , over the phone at 612.206.3600 or in person at 528 Hennepin Ave. S. Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm. Student/Senior discounts are available.

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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3. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
Live! The Realest MC

Walker Art Center
Mar 14–16, 8 pm
Thursday, $18 ($15 Walker members)
Friday–Saturday, $22 ($18)

"[Abraham] delivers as much pure pleasure as emotional complexity, whether delving into themes of gender, racial identity, and community, or letting his dancers just dance." —Dance Magazine

In this autobiographical exploration of coming out in a hip-hop world, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Abraham creates a fast and furious blend of contemporary and street dance.

» more information and a trailer at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion

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

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4. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

Pop/UGLY
March 15 + 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave/Mpls./55403
Tickets: $32 (fees included):
612-206-3600/thecowlescenter.org

Join ARENA DANCES this spring for our newest creative endeavor marking our first ever improvisation, Version, a world-premiere commissioned by the American Composer's Forum to collaborate with local composer Phil Fried. The evening also includes a solo for Janczewski, shredded evidence/damn this wild young heart, a mash-up of Jane Shockley's work and Mathew's own choreography. Next up, POP/UGLY  - a creative mash between 2009’s pulse-driving music of POP and a remount of the 2007 Walker commission Ugly, which now includes a music mash-up by Alex Berglund and a cast from the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Company Members: Jacob Melczer, Renee Starr, Sarah Steichen and Timmy Wagner are joined by apprentices, Kimmie Allen, Elise Erickson, Rachel Hite, Carrie McCollum and Aleks Weaver.

This performance is made possible with the generous support of the American Composer's Forum, an Arts Activities grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with funds from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, Target Foundation and The McKnight Foundation. And great support from the following sponsors: ARESI Group, Armour Photography, ArtSpace, Bungalow 6, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, EMI, European Wax Center, Evolution, Implex.net, martinpatrick3 and Minnesota Monthly (Media Sponsor).

Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com  

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5. ON THE SUBJECT OF BEING TOGETHER - MARCH 15-16

TRANSForm Dance Collective is coming to Minneapolis for their 3rd annual concert and teaching residency!  A.T. Moffett hosts choreographers from across the country for a two night run at James Sewell Ballet’s Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center.  It will be a wonderful evening of contemporary dance and original music.

The artists:
A.T. Moffett from St. Paul, MN
Alexandra Taylor of (Alex)andra Taylor Dance from New York, NY
Marcie Mamura from Chicago, IL
Carrie Goodnight from Seattle, WA
Amanda Records from Seattle, WA
Valerie Ifill of Ifilldance from Charlotte, NC
Gina Bolles Sorensen & Kyle Sorensen of somebodies dance theater from San Diego, CA

When: March 15 -16 8:00 PM
Where: 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 215
Tickets: $12/$15 at the door $10/$12 in advance
www.brownpapertickets.com

The choreographers are also offering an incredible lineup of open classes at the Tek Box.

Friday March 15
10-12 A New Spin on an Old Favorite… Horton Technique! With Val Ifill, All Levels Welcome
12-2 Freaky Folk Fusion (Middle Eastern meets Hip Hop) with Kyle Sorensen, All Levels Welcome
2-4:30 Improvisation Workshop and Performance with Carrie Goodnight and Amanda Records, Intermediate+ Dancers
*participants will perform with Amanda and Carrie

Saturday March 16
10-12 SubtleBodyBigDance with Gina Bolles Sorensen, Intermediate+ Dancers
12-2 Moving Co-ILABor@tions with Marcie Mamura, All Levels Welcome
2-4 A Gesture is Worth a Thousand Words with Alexandra Taylor, All Levels Welcome
Cost: $12/class

For more information, contact A.T. Moffett at atmoffett@gmail.com
646-391-8167
transformdancecollective.blogspot.com
www.facebook/TRANSFormDanceCollective

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6. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS BLACK SEA TREASURES - MARCH 15-17

The Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT) will present its newest production, Black Sea Treasures, at the historic Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis on March 15,16 and 17. This show marks EDT's 39th continuous season as one of Minnesota's premier dance companies.

The Ethnic Dance Theatre is known for traditional presentations of the vibrant colors, vivid movements and enchanting sounds of various ethnic dance and music cultures, and Black Sea Treasures will not disappoint. The performance will be presented in EDT's signature style, with traditional choreography, live music and spectacular costumes. ASL interpretation will be a part of each performance.

Artistic Director Donald La Course and John Omorean from the Twin Cities' Izvorasul Romanian Dance Ensemble will create choreography for Black Sea Treasures. Five new works will be premiered, and four works from the EDT repertoire will be revived for this concert. “Musically, Black Sea Treasures will be a spectacular show,” La Course said. In addition to the acclaimed EDT Folk Orchestra, performing all the musical sets, Black Sea Treasures will feature the multi-faceted vocal talents of Mila Vocal Ensemble.

Performances are March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students/seniors and $12 for children under 12. They can be purchased on-line at http://www.ritz-theater.org , over the phone at 612-436-1129 or in person at the Ritz Theater Box office, 343 13th Avenue NE, Tuesday-Friday 11 am – 5 pm and 2 hours before a show.

Contact: Eva Kish, evakish@ethnicdancetheatre.com

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7. CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY PERFORMS GISELLE AND COPPELIA - MARCH 16-24

Continental Ballet Company is celebrating its 25th anniversary season with two great ballets.  All performances at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.  For tickets call 952-563-8562 or visit online at www.continentalballet.com

Giselle ~ March 16 and 23 at 7:30 PM

Coppelia ~ March 17 and 24 at 3:00 PM

Former company members are especially encouraged to attend opening night and celebrate this 25th anniversary with founder/director Riet Velthuisen.

Contact: Genevieve Spooner, gspooner@continentalballet.com

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8. ENCHANTED EVENING WITH CASSANDRA AND JAWAAHIR - MARCH 22

Join us for an Enchanted Evening — an engaging and beautiful evening-length performance with Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company. They’re joined by Sisters of the Sahara and Kamala Chaand Dance Company (American Tribal Style®), as well as Jawaahir soloists Helen and Lahlia.

Friday, March 22, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
$20.
Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

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

Contact: Eileen Goren, booking@jawaahir.org

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9. RAGAMALA DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

1,001 Buddhas: Journey of the Gods is inspired by twenty-eight Hindu deities that guard the 1,001 Buddhist statues of the Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The myriad histories and energies of these gods and goddesses bring to the modern stage a vision that traverses the scope of spiritual experience, from the intimate to the infinite.

A dynamic score by commissioned artists Wadaiko Ensemble Tokara of Nagano, Japan (taiko drums), Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan of New Dehli, India (chenda drum), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam drum), Lalit Subramanian (vocal) and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) conjures a mythic world where dance, music, and ceremony converge.

Ragamala's Silk Road Social
Annual Fundraising gala

Come for the performance, stay for the party! On Sunday, March 24, Ragamala invites you to the Silk Road Social, a chance to have bites of Indian and Japanese inspired fare by World Street Kitchen, chat with friends, shop the silent auction full of one-of-a-kind items, and mingle with the artists. Attendees will also receive premium seating for the performance of 1,001 Buddhas.

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/ragamala-dance

Contact: Ashwini Ramaswamy, ashwini781@gmail.com

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10. FINAL WEEKS: DANCE WORKS III: MERCE CUNNINGHAM / REI KAWAKUBO AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - CLOSES MARCH 24

Focusing on the extraordinary costumes that Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo created for Merce Cunningham’s 1997 dance Scenario, this exhibition explores the collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and the legendary choreographer.

Camille LeFevre writes about the collaboration and its result at http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=328432, noting that "curator Betsy Carpenter has marvelously accomplished the difficult, if not near-impossible task of transforming once-animate but now-static artifacts into engaging encounters with captured ephemera."

» more information at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/dance-works-iii-merce-cunningham-rei-kawakubo

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

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11. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IN DANCE & DESSERTS - MARCH 30

Join us for this fundraiser Saturday, March 30 from 7-9 pm at Ballare Teatro Center for Performing Arts, 4259 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, and meet our new company members Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, and Catlin Henderson.

Dance & Desserts is an informal studio showing of repertory dances and sections of a new work the company is creating.  Christopher and the dancers will introduce the pieces on the program and talk about the process of creating the new work. Following the showing enjoy desserts, drinks and conversation.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Space is limited. Call 612.670.0839 or email cwdc1991@gmail.com

CWDC Members:
Megan Bridges, Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, Joe Crook, Heidi Draskoci-Johnson, Catlin Henderson, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Una Setia.

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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12. BALLET MINNESOTA SELECTS CINDERELLA FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY MN DANCE FESTIVAL - APRIL 5-6

Ballet Minnesota presents the Minnesota Dance Festival and the ballet classic, Cinderella, to conclude its 25th Anniversary performance season. All performances will be held at The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave, on the campus of  St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, April 5-6, 2013.  Tickets prices range from $14 to $30. Order online at www.theoshaughnessy.com  or call The O’Shaughnessy at 651-690-6700.

Contact: Susan Ritt, sritt@hotmail.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly advanced inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio, Wednesdays 7:30-9PM.

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director  offleash@offleasharea.org

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14. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Come join Erin Thompson on Friday mornings for her advanced modern open dance classes in the beautiful studios at TU Dance Center. Classes are from 10-11:30. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

Single class: $14      10 Class card: $120

Address for TU Dance Center:  2121 University Ave West, St Paul, MN 55114

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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15. OPEN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ DANCE CLASSES

with ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company

Tuesdays 730-9pm *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 email us at info@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Regina Peluso, regina@collidetheatrical.com

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16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Thursday, March 7
Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students
Bollywood is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. It's energetic, lyrical and aerobic, modeled on classical and folk dance forms (Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani), and influenced by Western hip hop. You will learn short choreography of about a minute or two each week (4 dances in a month). We will also email a video of the dance, and the music, so you can dance anytime you are bored! In short, it's way too much FUN! Learn Bollywood dance in a fun and friendly environment!

Barn Dance
Live music by Danebodium with caller Robin Nelson
7:00-9:00pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Friday, March 8
Daytime Dance Without Borders(Folk dances from around the world) with Jamie Berg
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance with Barb Hassing and Dan Garvin
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, March 9
Tapestry Gypsy Dance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
9:30-11:00am
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students
Explore the spirit of collective joy and rhythmic passion found in Roma (Gypsy) dance from the Balkans. Develop your ability to express yourself through dance. The rhythm and simple steps danced in a circle create a structure while also allowing for individual expression.

Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Live music by Pat O'Loughlin & Friends
with caller Tom Van Deusen
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, March 10
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
7:00-9:00pm
$5

Tapestry Scandinavian Dance
5:30-9:00pm
$5

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

Contact: Cristina Perez, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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17. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE LESSONS WITH BRIAN MCCULLOUGH

Offered in many dance schools, the Alexander Technique facilitates heightened awareness, skill, and freedom, and is terrific for preventing and recovering from most musculoskeletal discomforts.  Special rate on the first session -- half off the regular $60 rate -- so, just $30.  Brian is highly experienced and serves on college faculties.

Dance Magazine article here:
http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/May-2009/Head-First

Brian's info here:  http://www.mn-alexandertechnique.com

Call or email for appointment times:  Brian@MN-AlexanderTechnique.com or (612) 267-5154

A quote from Trisha Brown:  “I think we need a variety of skills…the Alexander Technique helps to integrate the individual dancer plus all the systems that he or she has been exposed to. It is important to tell a student that there is a different way of moving free of grit force, interruptions, habitual patterns, of tension. They need to learn to stop that.” (An excerpt from an interview originally published in ACAT-West News Copyrighted by Jean-Louis Rodrigue 1986)

Contact: Brian McCullough, Brian@MN-AlexanderTechnique.com

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18. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE

Zorongo Flamenco's spring class session begins Monday, March 18th. This will be a 9-week session. Further information is available at http://www.zorongo.org/the_school.html

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. COME ALIVE: BALKAN ROMA (GYPSY) DANCE - CREATIVE EXPRESSION - DANCE CEREMONY

Connect with spring’s renewing energy through the collective joy of Balkan Roma (Gypsy) dance. The Roma dance tradition contains the breadth of human experience, mirroring the cycle of life.  Come dance into your full self. Connect with life energy to support your vision.

A typical class begins with a guided, improvised warm-up.  We will then learn the circle form of basic traditional Balkan Roma dances.  Just as the musicians in Roma music take off on wild improvisations, we will practice dancing with expression and freedom.

Over the course of the session, as buds swell on the trees, we will give movement to our visions, exploring themes of resistance, strength, and leadership.  Journaling prompts will be given between sessions.  The vision of each person in the circle, and our shared vision for the world, will shape our creative expression and co-creation of a final dance ceremony.

The greatest gift you can give the world is to come alive.

Wednesdays April 3 – May 15, 7:00 – 9:00
Resonant Connection Center
2382 Hampden Ave, Saint Paul (Above the Hampden Park Co-op)
Cost: $110 ($100 with registration by March 20),  $75 for students with ID
Try out the first class for $16, which will be applied to course tuition if you choose to enroll for the entire session.

Learn more at www.wisdomdances.com

Contact: Emily Jarrett Hughes, emily@wisdomdances.com

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20. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

It’s OPEN DOOR DANCE! This inclusive program offers an opportunity to learn new dances in a social setting. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and will focus on a new dance style every month. Bring a group of friends and make “hump day” Wednesday a bit more fun!  After class, stop by Gluek’s and receive 20% off your entire food purchase.

March is Cuban Salsa!

Cuban-style salsa, also known as Casino, is a form of salsa dance which traces its origins as a partner dance from Cuban Son. Partners will learn the polyrhythmic tempo of the Son music and discover ways to incorporate Afro Cuban steps to their salsa dance. Such improvisations will be taught from elements of rumba, dances of African deities, cha cha cha, danzon and whatever else the dancer feels in the moment.

Classes taught by Giselle Mejia of Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Yeniel Chini Perez of Matanzas, Cuba.

AGES:  16+
DATES: March 13 & 27 at 6pm
COST: $10/single or $15/pair
REGISTER: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education/classes-workshops/open-door-dance-classes/march-cuban-salsa

For questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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21. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON

Don't miss out on this vibrant, Langanese Afro-Carribean Dance class!  Class includes live drummers.  Dancers of all abilities are welcome.  

Dates:  Saturday, March 16 and March 23
Time:  1:00 - 2:30pm
Where:  2nd Floor, Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center
Cost:  $15
Maximum class size:  30 people

To register for this class or for questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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22. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

Sat, Mar 16, 11 am–1 pm
Walker Art Center
$10 ($8 Walker members)

Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham is known for blending fast and furious contemporary dance with athletic movement derived from the street. This class with Abraham.In.Motion emphasizes four specific core values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition.

The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening, then builds to challenging, creative, and invigorating phrase work. Students experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures, fearless floor work, and a dynamic range of musical influences through movement. Professional and advanced-level dancers only.

» tickets available at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/dance-master-class-with-kyle-abraham

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

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

June 3-7             930-330pm          Ages 15 and up
July 29-Aug 2      930-330pm          Ages 9-14

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B

Daily schedule includes jazz technique class, speciality class (Fosse, tap, Pilates, jumps/turns, floor barre), musical theatre 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.

Tuition: $225
(There are a few assistance-based scholarships available...please email us for details.)

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

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company
646-436-8853
www.collidetheatrical.com
info@collidetheatrical.com

Contact: Regina Peluso, regina@collidetheatrical.com

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24. MAURICIO CASTRO TEACHING TANGO WORKSHOPS MARCH 13-28 IN MINNEAPOLIS

As the founder of Tango Discovery, Mauricio Castro will teach 3 weeks in Minneapolis during his worldwide teaching tour. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to study tango through the fresh perspectives and somatic investigations in Tango Discovery:
http://www.tangodiscovery.com/TD2/English/Index.htm

Classes are 8:00 - 9:45 at 4 Seasons Dance Studio, 1637 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis, on March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28  (Wednesdays & Thursdays). All levels mixed class.  Price will be $20 drop-in or $75 for 5 classes. 50% off for Full Time Students with ID and unemployed.

Teachers’ workshop on March 16, Saturday, from 1:00 -6:00 PM.

"I think everyone who wants to find real quality in their dance should look for professional stimulation in an open-minded environment. Apart from clear teaching in great technical movement, improvisation and musical skills, Mauricio teaches you how to learn effectively, to use what your body already knows and to find out what works for you personally. You are stimulated to connect to you and your partner and to open up in the dance, which provides for very big enjoyment. When people take Mauricio's classes,  they gain confidence over what they obviously are able to do, they start to understand that practicing like this actually is a lot more fulfilling."  Marieke Timmer, Tango teacher

Contact:  mcastro@tangodiscovery.com or 612-323-2963  for more information about the classes.

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25. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE: A HIGHLY PHYSICAL WORKSHOP FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS WITH ROBERT ROSEN, BARBRA BERLOVITZ AND SHAWN MCCONNELOUG

STUDIO 206 Minneapolis MN
June 10-June 28, 2013
Monday-Friday   10:00 AM-5:00 PM  $475
Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

Spots are filled by qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis.
The Summer Intensive filled to capacity in its first two years.
Only twenty spots available…so apply soon!

Application deadline: Friday April 12th 5 P.M. CST
Notification by email no later than Friday April 26th

At 206, we are interested in artists who are actively engaged in exploring and “igniting” their process of creation.  The Intensive is designed for professional and pre-professional performing artists who have demonstrated rigor and commitment to their artistry and craft.  It offers the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in highly physical, imaginative training five days a week, six hours a day for three weeks… over ninety hours of training.

Everything from Nothing     Robert Rosen
Voice and the Physical Actor   Barbra Berlovitz
RAW Mechanics   Shawn McConneloug
DEVISE      Rosen, Berlovitz and McConneloug

Each day will also include physical preparation in dramatic acrobatics, balancing and juggling.

Details and Applications available at: Studio 206
Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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26. WORLD DANCE WEEK AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 11-14

EXPLORE MOVEMENT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! Join the Facebook Event for updates!

MODERN/TAICHI | March 11, 5:30-7pm
A Tai-chi body is soft, relaxed and neutral. It is from this neutral body that we will move from slow to fast, small to big and easy to rigorous. We will practice standing meditation, breath work & movements that are slow, simple and gentle. These movements will be the foundation for a faster and more complex phrase of movements that highlight the body's relationship to gravity.

BOLLYWOOD | March 14, 5:30-7pm
Bollywood is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. It is energetic, lyrical, and aerobic, molded on classical and folk dance forms and influenced by Western Hip Hop.

AFRICAN | March 12, 5:30-7pm
An invigorating workout which incorporates West African dance movement with live drumming! This class offers a variety of dynamics and all levels are welcomed. Choreography is broken down to accommodate new dancers & the pace is heightened for those wanting a challenge.

IRISH | March 14, 5:30-7pm
A class of various traditions within Irish dance ranging from the popular & well known modern step dancing, to rarer styles still found in Ireland today. Historical context will accompany steps & technique in a class designed to invoke the true spirit of this social dance tradition!

$13/class- no need to pre-register! Visa/Mastercard, cash or checks accepted; we cannot accept class-cards or workstudy/free-class cards. No experience necessary!

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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27. SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 16TH

Join us for a day of FREE SAMPLE CLASSES at Zenon Dance School! Classes will run 10 am - 12 pm for youth students ages 3-14 and 10am – 3pm for adults. Join the Facebook Event for updates and special info!

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

No reservations needed.  Just drop-in and get a taste of the classes Zenon offers!  Every class is beginning level – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

WHAT:  Zenon Dance School’s Open House
WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 10am – 3pm
COST:  FREE!  No reservations needed
CONTACT: Call Zenon at 612.338.1101 or visit zenondance.org for further information.

FREE Classes for Adults
10-11am  Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
11-12pm  Modern with John Munger
12-1pm   Lyrical with Corinne Gray
12-1pm   Nia with Beth Giles
1-2pm    Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso
1-2pm    Jazz with Tracy Vacura
2-3pm     Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso
2-3pm     Ballet with Marcia Keegan

FREE Classes for Youth
10-10:30 am  Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Brittany Schrimpton
10:30-11 am  Hip Hop (ages 10-14) with Jesse Jess
11-11:30 am  Ballet (ages 7-10) with Brittany Schrimpton
11:30-12 pm  Jazz (ages 11-14) with Tracy Vacura

To learn more about our classes, visit www.zenondance.org! Keep in touch!
www.facebook.com/zenondance and www.twitter.com/zenondance

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP at ZENON DANCE
Covers popping, top rocking and break dancing. July 22-26 at Zenon. Beginners welcome!
Ages 6-10, 9am-12pm $170
Ages 10-14, 12:30-4:00pm $195

INTERDISCIPLINARY CAMP at ZENON DANCE
Includes jazz, ballet, hip hop and modern dance. July 29-Aug2.
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

CULTURE CAMP
Children’s Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Print-making, 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

ADULT/TEEN DANCE SAMPLER
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

MORE INFO:
www.zenondance.org-summer-camps-2013

CONTACT: Allyson Taubenheim
612-338-1101
Email: info@zenondance.org

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29. MASTER CLASS WITH ANTONIO GRANJERO

Antonio Granjero, star of Zorongo Flamenco's Zorro in The Land of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker (2012) and Locas Mujeres y Más (this weekend!) will give two more master classes for intermediate to advanced students of flamenco dance. The workshops will be held Saturday March 9 - 12:00 pm -1:30 pm and Sunday March 10 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The cost is $27.50 per class. Classes will be held at the Zorongo Studio, 3012 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis. Email zorongoflamenco@gmail.com or call (612) 234-1653 with
questions.

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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30. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS (30 HRS.)

Sat/Sun. May 25-26 & June 22-23, 9am – 6pm (30 hrs-2 credits)
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a language for working with non-verbal behaviors. Its use increases awareness of individual movement patterns, develops sensitivity to cultural non-verbal expressions, and promotes an understanding of the communicative and expressive nature of movement. Participants will:
·  Learn tools for working with the nuanced subtlety of all forms of non-verbal behaviors;
·  Explore how movement communicates meaning and can reflect all aspects of human experience – including personality traits and familial, social and cultural patterns;
·  Begin to identify your own movement patterns and learn how they can be used to facilitate therapeutic interactions and goals;
·  Begin to learn specific uses and applications of LMA to facilitate therapeutic goals;
It partially fulfills requirements for dance/movement therapy registration and is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association to count for an R-DMT Alternate Route credential, contact instructor for university credit options.
St. Paul, MN
Fees: $750.00 – for R-DMT credit; $500.00 – CEU’s
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb  MA, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssoc, SEP
            
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb is a board certified dance/movement therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, Somatics/Body Therapies, Mindell ProcessWork Therapist and Somatic Experiencing.  She has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years and has extensive diversity expertise and multicultural experience. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and has recently returned from a semester teaching at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, as a Fulbright Scholar.

Contact: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, loebx001@umn.edu or  612-916-1829

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

31. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE

Zenon Dance Zone technique-level audition for the Spring session (March 18-May 26) will take place on Saturday, March 9th, from 6:00-7:30PM in studio 4A. Dancers in the Zone receive subsidized tuition and are entitled to take unlimited classes at Zenon during the session. This is a great opportunity for dancers of all levels to save money on taking class. For more information, please contact Dance Zone Coordinator Lynn Andrews at lynn@zenondance.org. All are welcome!

Contact: Lynn Andrews, lynn@zenondance.org

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32. AUDITION FOR JAMES SEWELL BALLET

SAN FRANCISCO:
Friday, March 15, 2013, 6-8pm
Alonzo King Lines Dance Center, Studio 2
26 7th Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco CA.
Please bring photos and resume; women bring pointe shoes.

NEW YORK CITY:
March 17, 2013 – 3-5 pm
Steps on Broadway, Loft 3 on 4th Floor
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, New York NY.
Please bring photos and resume; women bring pointe shoes.

Seeking male and female dancers for paid company, project, and internship positions for the 2013/2014 season. Dancer should have excellent ballet technique and be comfortable with combining it with modern dance elements. Improvisation skills a plus.
Inquiries call 612-672-0480.

http://www.jsballet.org

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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33. APRIL 3 RABBIT SHOW, “PRANKS, PRATFALLS AND HUMOR,” CANCELLED

The April 3 Rabbit Show at Bryant Lake Bowl, “Pranks, Pratfalls and Humor” has been cancelled due to insufficient artist/choreographer participation.

The next Rabbit Show will be June 5th on the topic, “Wardrobe Malfunctions.” And no, it is not limited to Janet Jackson slippages. Lots can go wrong with costuming. Lots.

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

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34. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

About Young Dance:
• Young Dance: Transforming Lives through Movement. The Dance Company and school collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance.
• The Young Dance company is made up of 35 boys and girls ages 7-18.  They take modern dance classes, work with professional artists, and create their own choreography.
• The Young Dance company is directed by Gretchen Pick and Justin Jones.

Project Description:
• Young Dance is looking for choreographers to create work on members of the Young Dance company. We wish to expose Young Dance members to the scope of work being created in the Twin Cities dance community, and are looking for a range of choreographers.
• Young Dance is a mixed ability company – dancers range in age from 7-18; dancers are with and without disabilities; dancers have a variety of experience.
• The Young Dance season runs from September 2013 – May 2014. Guest artists will rehearse with dancers for an 8-10 week period during the year. All dances will be performed at the Young Dance spring performance in May (exact location and date TBD). Selected Applicants will receive a commission fee of $1000.

For more information or to submit an application go to www.youngdance.org or contact Gretchen@youngdance.org. Application deadline extended to March 11th, 2013!

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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35. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

Off-Leash Area is auditioning to hire up to 11 dancers for a remount of their Ivey Award winning production, Psst!, at the Cowles Center this June.

We are looking for dancers with a background in modern and a theatrical ability to portray a character. The production is performed with dance and masks which cover the entire head. Mask work is a magnificent bridge between dance and theater vocabularies as they are non-verbal and you must communicate a character through movement that isn't realistic, but is abstracted to make the mask "come alive". Some mask training is involved in the rehearsal process.

For a video sample of the initial production go to:
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/leash-area

AUDITION IS BY INVITATION ONLY, no walk-ups please.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME to Jennifer Ilse & Paul Herwig, co-artistic directors of Off-Leash Area, at offleash@offleasharea.org. Mask experience is not required, but please highlight if you have had any experience with masks. For questions contact same email address, and go to: www.offleasharea.org

AUDITION LOCATION: Patrick's Cabaret
AUDITION DATE/TIME: Sunday March 24, 2-5pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: June 21-22-23
TECH REHEARSALS: June 18-19-20
REGULAR REHEARSALS: approx 2 times per week from April 8 through May 24, approx 3-4 times per week May 27 thru June 17.
PAY: there is a stipend

Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. LIVE MUSIC FOR DANCE MINNESOTA RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

The American Composers Forum has announced this year's Live Music for Dance Minnesota grant recipients:

CATEGORY 1: commissions to composer/choreographer teams
·Mike Hallenbeck (composer) and Lisa Conlin (choreographer)
·Julie Johnson (composer) and Tamara Ober (choreographer)
·Brian Van Tassel (composer) and Alanna Morris (choreographer)
·Jesse Whitney (composer) and Vanessa Voskuil (choreographer)
CATEGORY 2: grants to Minnesota-based dance companies to commission a composer to write a score for a new work
·Minnesota Ballet will commission New York composer Ryan Homsey.
·Threads Dance Project will commission New York composer Nioka Workman.
CATEGORY 3: grants to Minnesota-based dance companies to engage live musicians for their productions
·Katha Dance Theatre to engage Gospel and Blues singer Robert Robinson and his ensemble.
·Rosy Simas Danse to collaborate with French composer/performer François Richomme.
·Zorongo Flamenco to engage Amir-John Haddad and an ensemble of musicians.

The panelists for this year’s grant round were composer David Conte, Professor of Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Janice Garrett, dancer, choreographer and co-director of Garrett + Moulton Productions  (San Francisco, CA); and Lawrence Pech, Dance Master at the San Francisco Opera.

Contact: Craig Carnahan, CCarnahan@composersforum.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. MARLEY-TYPE FLOORS FOR SALE

5 new, unused marley-type floor surfaces.  Each roll is 6'x100' and slate gray.  Will deliver in the Twin Cities.  $390 per roll.  Send email to taliwesa@gmail.com.

Contact: Angela WebbBauer, taliwesa@gmail.com

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38. BODYWORK AND ENERGY MEDICINE SPECIAL WITH TAJA WILL

It's cabin fever time and your body may be feeling it. Schedule a session for restorative somatic bodywork, anything from stiff joints (knee, shoulder, hips), muscle tension, low back pain, or the winter blues, we'll find cellular release that supports your mind/body/spirit wellness.

$45 for a one hour session!

Now taking appointments Tuesday and Thursday evenings and during the day on Saturday at Moe Bodyworks in Uptown. To schedule a session call 563-379-8611 or email tajawill@gmail.com.

Testimonial:
“As a practitioner of Integral Energy Medicine Taja Will holds a grounded, strong container which allows for the deep unfolding of the personal growth process. Taja's background with the Luminous Body's training draws from a strong container which integrates principles from medical Qi Gong and Buddhism, and Somatic Education. Through working with Taja one can expect to realize more of their full capacity as a human being. She holds one's vulnerabilities with tenderness, grace, and a compassionate presence, and through this process new avenues of expression and possibility open up in the field of the individual.”
Kristen Greco
Clinical Bodyworker and Somatic Movement Educator
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - February 27, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

2. ART IN THE EVERYDAY: STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER RETROSPECTIVE - THROUGH MARCH 9

3. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT - MARCH 1-2

5. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS METAMORPHOSES: A PLAY BY MARY ZIMMERMAN DIRECTED BY CHOREOGRAPHER KAORI KENMOTSU - MARCH 1-9

6. MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS PRESENTS DIALOGUE OF ROOTS AT THE JSB TEK BOX - MARCH 1-3

7. BLAKE NELLIS IN SMALL ART: A LIVING ROOM PERFORMANCE SERIES - MARCH 2

8. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS GRUPO CORPO - MARCH 5

9. YOU ARE INVITED! ARTS ADVOCACY DAY - MARCH 7

10. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

11. ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT: THE 2ND SEASON - MARCH 8-10

12. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

13. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

14. BLACK GRACE AT THE ORDWAY - MARCH 19

15. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

16. THE CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IS HOSTING ANOTHER DANCE AND DESSERTS! - MARCH 30

17. SAVE THE DATE FOR SISTAH SOLO - APRIL 5-6

ONGOING CLASSES

18. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

20. BEGINNINGS ARE SUCH DELICATE THINGS

21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

23. AERIAL SILKS CLASSES WITH CADE HOLMSETH

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

24. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

25. WORLD DANCE WEEK AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL MARCH 11-14 - EXPLORE MOVEMENT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!

26. SPIRAL FLOW WORKSHOP WITH KEVIN KORTAN, FORMER DANCER WITH TRISHA BROWN

27. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

28. YOUNG DANCE MIXED ABILITY DANCE OPPORTUNITY - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE! JOIN THE DANCE!

29. SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 16TH

30. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET TEACHER WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASSES WITH CAROL RODERICK

31. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON AT THE COWLES CENTER

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

32. CALLING ALL YOUTH CHOREOGRAPHERS

33. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

34. RABBIT SHOW APRIL 3:  “PRANKS, PRATFALLS AND HUMOR”

35. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

36. CHOREOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT/DANCER STAND-IN WANTED

37. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

38. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DANCE MAJOR AUDITION

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

39. HALF OFF MASSAGE!



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Pam Plagge with Solo excerpts from her new show in April
2. Mike Cohn with Shana Hoglund, Mike Lynch and Henry Gibbons
3. Margaret E. Johnson & Kara Motta with a new work-Story Ate My Life

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. ART IN THE EVERYDAY: STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER RETROSPECTIVE - THROUGH MARCH 9

Explore the extensive 34 year history of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater through a retrospective gallery show exhibiting costumes, scenic elements, photographs, and video of the company's work over the years.

Where: Anita Sue Kolman Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

The exhibit will be open through Saturday, March 9th.

For more information contact:
Liz Schoenborn
528 Hennepin Ave S.
Suite 707
Minneapolis, MN 55403
office2.spdanth@gmail.com
(763) 521-7738
www.stuartpimsler.com

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3. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

In honor of its 10th anniversary of stretching the boundaries of ballroom dance, Beyond Ballroom Dance Company is reprising its most beloved show from the past decade, Dinner for Seven, a lively celebration of ballroom, Latin, swing dance and more. Beyond Ballroom is the only ongoing ballroom dance theater production company in the United States today.

Dinner for Seven has been a true highlight of our first decade as a company, and we look forward to reprising it as we move into our next decade of creating artful, entertaining ballroom dance for dance lovers across the Twin Cities,” said Deanne Michael, director and co-founder of Beyond Ballroom. “We are thrilled to share this favorite performance in the
beautiful Cowles Center and to continue to share our passion for beautiful ballroom dance.”

WHEN:   Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 8 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2 pm

WHERE:  The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS:  Tickets are $28- $31, fees included, and can be purchased at
http://www.thecowlescenter.org/ or at The Cowles Center box office at 528 Hennepin Ave.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT - MARCH 1-2

March 1 & 2; 6pm & 8:30pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100
Directed by Joanie Smith; Choreography by Kenna Cottman, HIJACK; Shapiro & Smith and student choreographers Elena Hollenhorst, Stephanie Mueller and Kaitlin Setzke
Tickets: 612.624.2345; student tickets $5, everyone else $10 + $1 handling fee

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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5. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS METAMORPHOSES: A PLAY BY MARY ZIMMERMAN DIRECTED BY CHOREOGRAPHER KAORI KENMOTSU - MARCH 1-9

Hamline University Theatre is eager to continue its 82nd season with METAMORPHOSES, a play by Mary Zimmerman based on David R. Slavitt's free-verse translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid. The show will be dancer/choreographer Kaori Kenmotsu's theatrical debut. METAMORPHOSES tells the story of the transformative power of love and human relationships, through a visually stunning and movement-centered experience. This physicality allows the ensemble to create a place of mythical timelessness that inhabits the space between heaven and earth. In addition to an intricate movement score, the scenic design will call for performers to be submerged in, fight against, and submit to the transforming nature of water.

METAMORPHOSES opens on Friday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. and runs March 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in Hamline University’s Anne Simley Theatre. Tickets are $2 for Hamline students, $3 for ACTC students and staff, $8 for adults and $5 for outside students and seniors.  Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the Hamline University Theatre Box Office at 651-523-2905 or via email attickets@hamline.edu.

Contact: Kaori Kenmotsu, kenmotsu@live.com

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6. MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS PRESENTS DIALOGUE OF ROOTS AT THE JSB TEK BOX - MARCH 1-3

Marciano Silva dos Santos invokes Afro-Brazilian dance in this solo work called Dialogue of Roots March 1-3, 2013 at the JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center with percussive music by extraordinary local composer Timothy Berry. In this solo performance, Marciano speaks through his body the expressiveness of a man who breaks the restlessness silence of words and turns them into evocative physicality.

Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

The JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(2nd floor)

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/343658

General Admission
$10 for adults
$5 for children

Please join us after the performance for a conversation about Dialogue of Roots.

Marciano Silva dos Santos, in partnership with Timothy Berry, is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Marciano Silva dos Santos, marcianosano@gmail.com

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7. BLAKE NELLIS IN SMALL ART: A LIVING ROOM PERFORMANCE SERIES - MARCH 2

Blake Nellis is sharing performance and choreography on March 2 at 8pm as part of Small Art: a living room performance series. Small Art takes place in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. Also performing are Levi Weinhagen (comedian) and Toussaint Morrison (slam poet). Suggested donation is $10. Small Art aims to foster community and conversation across artistic disciplines (and in creative spaces)-- preferably on a couch with a glass of wine. Please contact Laura for more information, to RSVP, and for exact location. Lightsey Darst writes about November's Small Art here: http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=325317

Contact: Laura Holway, LMholway@gmail.com

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8. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS GRUPO CORPO - MARCH 5

Tue, Mar 5, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

Ímã  (2009)
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by +2 (Moreno, Domenico, Kassin)

Sem Mim  (2011)
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by Carlos Núñez and José Miguel Wisnik on songs by Martín Codax

Back by popular demand, contemporary Brazilian dance superstars Grupo Corpo return with an evening of Northrop premieres. Not seen in Minnesota for nearly 10 years, Grupo Corpo and choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras have reinvented classical ballet as an exuberant and rhythmic dance form, infused with Brazilian dance rhythms. The group’s distinctive artistic
achievements, identity, and popularity have been the fruits of a long, arduous journey.

Sem Mim, meaning “without me,” is an ebbing and flowing ballet, performed in nude colored unitards tattooed with inscriptions from the Middle Ages. A soothing, rocking original score, inspired by a medieval Galician-Portuguese songbook, tells of women who mourn the absence and celebrate the return of lovers from sea. Ímã, or “magnet,” is a kinetic, exuberant exploration of attraction and repulsion amidst an ever-changing array of radiant colored light, set to the driving, multi-instrumental sounds of Brazilian trio +2.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tue, Mar 5, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant
Connect with members of the dance company’s artistic staff at an in-depth conversation led by Carl Flink and Emilie Plauché Flink.

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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9. YOU ARE INVITED! ARTS ADVOCACY DAY - MARCH 7

The next two years of arts funding is on the line...
And it's the best networking day of the year!

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) invites you to join your fellow arts advocates at the MN History Center and State Capitol make new friends and educate our legislators about the importance of the arts. Artists and arts supporters from across the state will join together to secure Arts & Legacy funding for the next two years, making sure we remain in the strongest arts community in the country. Together we will speak about the impact that arts funding has had on our lives and communities through the grants of the Minnesota State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils. Meet great arts people from all over the state, and make a difference with your friends and neighbors. By working together we show the strength of Minnesota’s arts community. Let your elected officials know what you think!

Arts Advocacy Day is a free event. Register Online At: www.mncitizensforthearts.org.

Can't come to Arts Advocacy Day?  Use this quick link www.votervoice.net/MNARTS/Campaigns/ to contact your legislators to ask them to support the arts.

Questions or comments?
Contact Mark Albers at MCA: 651-251-0868 / staff@mncitizensforthearts.org

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10. ZORONGO FLAMENCO DANCE THEATRE AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre will present its newest flamenco ballet, Locas Mujeres y Más/Mad Women and More, at The Goodale Theater in The Cowles Center on March 8, 2013. This show marks the culmination of Zorongo's 30th Anniversary Season.

Created by Susana di Palma, Locas Mujeres y Mas/Mad Women and More consists of three sections: Locas Mujeres/Madwomen inspired by the poems of the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral; Ida Y Vuelta/ Departure and Return choreographed by di Palma with original music by Pedro Cortés, Jr. infuses New World cultures into traditional Spanish flamenco and Pure Flamenco, a new group work bringing artists and audience together in a give-and-take between dancer and musician.

Zorongo will feature local and visiting artists in their sophomore show at The Cowles Center. “We have assembled a remarkable and talented roster of artists for Locas Mujeres y Más,” Susana di Palma, Zorongo’s founder and artistic director said. “With this combination of internationally respected flamenco artists from the Twin Cities and elsewhere, we will be able to present a wonderful, invigorating evening of flamenco to our Cowles Center audience,” she added.

Performances are March 8 & 9 at 8pm and March 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at http://www.thecowlescenter.org , over the phone at 612.206.3600 or in person at 528 Hennepin Ave. S. Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm. Student/Senior discounts are available.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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11. ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT: THE 2ND SEASON - MARCH 8-10

After selling out its premiere show, Alternative Motion Project brings its 2nd Season to The Southern Theater March 8th-10th, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. This show will feature a 16-member modern dance company, spoken word, and original music by local composer Dameun Strange and NYC Band Genes and Machines. Known for their unique, physical and dynamic "Move BIG" style, this diverse show will include choreography by its founders Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees as well as local choreographer, Joanie Mix, who will premiere a new dance work set to funky-blues music.

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Senior/Children under 12, $3 off ticket with Fringe Button (walk up only).
Buy tickets at alternativemotionproject.brownpapertickets.com

More info at www.alternativemotionproject.com

Whether you are new to dance or a seasoned lover of movement, there is something for everyone!

Move BIG.

Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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12. KYLE ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION AT THE WALKER ART CENTER - MARCH 14-16

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion
Live! The Realest MC

Walker Art Center
Mar 14–16, 8 pm
Thursday, $18 ($15 Walker members)
Friday–Saturday, $22 ($18)

"[Abraham] delivers as much pure pleasure as emotional complexity, whether delving into themes of gender, racial identity, and community, or letting his dancers just dance." —Dance Magazine

In this autobiographical exploration of coming out in a hip-hop world, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Abraham creates a fast and furious blend of contemporary and street dance.

» more information and a trailer at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion

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

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13. ARENA DANCES PERFORMS POP/UGLY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 15-16

Pop/UGLY
March 15 + 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave/Mpls./55403
Tickets: $32 (fees included):
612-206-3600/thecowlescenter.org

Join ARENA DANCES this Spring for our newest creative endeavor marking our first ever improvisation, Version, a world-premiere commissioned by the American Composer's Forum to collaborate with local composer, Phil Fried. The evening also includes a solo for Janczewski, shredded evidence/damn this wild young heart, a mash-up of Jane Shockley's work and Mathew's own choreography. Next up, POP/UGLY  - a creative mash between 2009’s pulse-driving music of POP and a remount of the 2007 Walker commission Ugly, which now includes a music mash-up by Alex Berglund and a cast from the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Company Members: Jacob Melczer, Renee Starr, Sarah Steichen and Timmy Wagner are joined by apprentices, Kimmie Allen, Elise Erickson, Rachel Hite, Carrie McCollum and Aleks Weaver.

This performance is made possible with the generous support of the American Composer's Forum, an Arts Activities grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with funds from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, Target Foundation and The McKnight Foundation. And great support from the following sponsors- ARESI Group, Armour Photography, ArtSpace, Bungalow 6, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, EMI, European Wax Center, Evolution, Implex.net, martinpatrick3 and Minnesota Monthly (Media Sponsor).

Contact: Mathew Janczewski, arenadances@gmail.com

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14. BLACK GRACE AT THE ORDWAY - MARCH 19

Black Grace takes the stage with an explosive program that mixes athleticism, rhythm, physical strength and energy. This leading contemporary dance company from New Zealand fuses Pacific traditional cultures with contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. Founding Artistic Director Neil Ieremia not only weaves two styles of dance together while he choreographs, but also uses three key Samoan principles to guide his company; Fa’amaoni: integrity, honesty and pride; Fa’amalosi/Loto Tele: perseverance and determination; Fa’aloalo: humility and respect.

Boasting some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary dancers of Pacific Island and Maori heritage, Black Grace has become internationally renowned as the world’s finest example of Pacific contemporary dance.

Performance: March 19th 2013
Show Time: 7:30pm
Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Ticket are $20 including fees using discount code: GRACE20 (Offer Expires March 8)
Tickets can be purchase by calling 651-224-4222 or by going to www.ordway.org

Contact: Jessica Brooks, jbrooks@ordway.org

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15. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

1,001 Buddhas: Journey of the Gods is inspired by twenty-eight Hindu deities that guard the 1,001 Buddhist statues of the Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The myriad histories and energies of these gods and goddesses bring to the modern stage a vision that traverses the scope of spiritual experience, from the intimate to the infinite.

A dynamic score by commissioned artists Wadaiko Ensemble Tokara of Nagano, Japan (taiko drums), Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan of New Dehli, India (chenda drum), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam drum), Lalit Subramanian (vocal) and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) conjures a mythic world where dance, music, and ceremony converge.

Ragamala's Silk Road Social
Annual Fundraising gala

Come for the performance, stay for the party! On Sunday, March 24, Ragamala invites you to the Silk Road Social, a chance to have bites of Indian and Japanese inspired fare by World Street Kitchen, chat with friends, shop the silent auction full of one-of-a-kind items, and mingle with the artists. Attendees will also receive premium seating for the performance of 1,001 Buddhas.

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/ragamala-dance

Contact: Ashwini Ramaswamy, ashwini781@gmail.com

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16. THE CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY IS HOSTING ANOTHER DANCE AND DESSERTS! - MARCH 30

Join us for this fundraiser Saturday, March 30 from 7-9 pm at Ballare Teatro Center for Performing Arts, 4259 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, and meet our new company members Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, and Catlin Henderson.

Dance & Desserts is an informal studio showing of repertory dances and sections of a new work the company is creating.  Christopher and the dancers will introduce the pieces on the program and talk about the process of creating the new work. Following the showing enjoy desserts, drinks and conversation.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Space is limited. Call 612.670.0839 or email cwdc1991@gmail.com.

CWDC Members:
Megan Bridges, Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, Joe Crook, Heidi Draskoci-Johnson, Catlin Henderson, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Una Setia.

Christopher Watson Dance Company is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Our federal tax ID is #68-0280745. Your gift to CWDC is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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17. SAVE THE DATE FOR SISTAH SOLO - APRIL 5-6

Sistah Solo
Collectively celebrate women of color and their solo work thru film, dance, music, and spoken word! A powerful, dynamic, and elevating experience!

April 5&6, 2013
730pm
$10 at door, $8 from artist
Creator/Curator: Maia Maiden
Patrick's Cabaret 3010 Minnehaha Ave S in Minneapolis
www.patrickscabaret.org
612.724.6273

Contact: Maia Maiden, maiamaiden@yahoo.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

18. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly advanced inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio, Wednesdays 7:30-9PM.

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director  offleash@offleasharea.org

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19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Come join Erin Thompson on Friday mornings for her advanced modern open dance classes in the beautiful studios at TU Dance Center. Classes are from 10-11:30. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

Single class: $14      10 Class card: $120

Address for TU Dance Center:  2121 University Ave West, St Paul, MN 55114

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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20. BEGINNINGS ARE SUCH DELICATE THINGS

Did you know that you are dancing all the time? You wave hello to someone you’re really glad to see. You lose it and make some violent gesture that smashes something on your kitchen table. You’re in a bit of a hurry and you walk speedily to your destination, weaving in and out of pedestrian traffic. Dance has a thousand definitions. One of them is intentional movement done with commitment and investment. You move, therefore you dance, at least a little bit. And you know the difference between committed, invested action and something phony that has no dance in it. Have you ever found yourself in a hug that clearly is not heartfelt? Fundamentals of Modern Dance at Zenon Dance School at 9:00am on Saturday morning takes this human reality, explores it a bit further, and enhances it. Yes, you can do it even if you’ve never taken a dance class in your life. I’ve had several students from that class come to me and say with delight that it has changed the way they carry themselves, the way they walk down the street, and the way they move. They report feeling better and more alive. Try it out.

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

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21. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for the participation in the joys of music and dance from around the world. All skill levels are welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 28
Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students
Bollywood dancing is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. This dance is very energetic yet simple and is primarily modeled on classical and folk dance forms like Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani.

Friday, March 1
Daytime Dance Without Borders (folkdances from around the world)
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Tapestry Intro to International Folkdance (small dance studio)
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry International Folkdance-SNOPA Review (large dance studio)
7:30-9:00pm
Tapestry Request Dancing
9:00-11:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Saturday, March 2
Tapestry Gypsy Dance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
9:30-11:00am
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students
This winter, burn up the dance floor with the passion of Roma (Gypsy) dance. Explore the exciting rhythms, playful spirit, and spirit of collective joy found in Roma (Gypsy) dance from the Balkans.

Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Live music by Fiddlebuddies with caller Jeff Petrovitch
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Sunday, March 3
Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance
Mary Kay Schladweiler teaches
7:00-9:00pm
$5

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

Contact: Cristina Perez, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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22. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Morning Open Class Schedule (10:00-11:30am)
Fridays:  Modern with Erin Thompson
March 4, 20 and 28, GAGA with Berit Ahlgren
March 18, 25 and 27,  Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
March 19 and 26, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh
March 21, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley
Weekly Open Afternoon Classes
Tuesday, Advanced Ballet with pointe (optional), 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, Modern, 6:30-8:00pm
Friday, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, Contemporary Ballet, 1:30-2:30pm

For more information please visit www.tudance.org.

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

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23. 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 on March 26 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

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

24. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

Learn the Cha Cha and Rumba with Beyond Ballroom instructor Christine Hardcastle. The Rumba is a slow, romantic dance style characterized by sensual movement and swaying.  This dance style was created in Cuba and later brought to the Americas in the 1930’s.

One – Two – Cha Cha Cha.  This energetic Latin dance style originated in Cuba during the 1950’s.  You’ll enjoy this playful, flirty dance along with its upbeat music.

AGES:
16+

COST:
$10/person, $15/pair - buy tickets online or at the door (cash only at door)

WHEN:
Wednesday Feb 27 @ 6pm

WHERE:
Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education/classes-workshops/open-doors-dance-classes/vintage-american-social-dances

Contact: Laura Bohne, lbohne@thecowlescenter.org  

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25. WORLD DANCE WEEK AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL MARCH 11-14 - EXPLORE MOVEMENT FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!

MODERN/TAICHI | March 11, 5:30-7pm
A Tai-chi body is soft, relaxed and neutral. It is from this neutral body that we will move from slow to fast, small to big and easy to rigorous. We will practice standing meditation, breath work (chi kung), & movements that are slow, simple and gentle. These movements will be the foundation for a faster and more complex phrase of movements that highlight the body's relationship to gravity.

BOLLYWOOD | March 14, 5:30-7pm
Bollywood is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. It is energetic, lyrical, and aerobic, molded on classical and folk dance forms and influenced by Western Hip Hop.

AFRICAN | March 12, 5:30-7pm
An invigorating workout which incorporates West African dance movement with live drumming! This class offers a variety of dynamics and all levels are welcomed. Choreography is broken down to accommodate new dancers & the pace is heightened for those wanting a challenge.

IRISH | March 14, 5:30-7pm
A class of various traditions within Irish dance ranging from the popular & well known modern step dancing, to rarer styles still found in Ireland today. Historical context will accompany steps & technique in a class designed to invoke the true spirit of this social dance tradition!

$13/class- no need to pre-register! Visa/mastercard, cash or checks accepted; we cannot accept class-cards or workstudy/free-class cards. Classes taught at Beginning level - no experience necessary!

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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26. SPIRAL FLOW WORKSHOP WITH KEVIN KORTAN, FORMER DANCER WITH TRISHA BROWN

Location: Yoga Center of Mpls, 212 3rd Ave. N, Suite 205
Date: Sat, Mar 2nd From 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Phone: 612.436.4700 | Email: register@yogacentermpls.com

From the DNA of our bodies to the swirling of storms and galaxies, we live in a world that is turning, spiraling.  This workshop is for those who love to move both quietly and dynamically through inner and outer space. Come and learn a series of spiral, spatially expressive, three-dimensional flows.  You will explore how to move harmoniously, naturally aligned with your design of form and flow.

We’ll begin by feeling how our very breath spirals into our bodies. Our bones and muscles spiral and were formed by the forces of nature that spiral through us.  You will learn fundamental flow forms based on the spiral, starting on the floor and gradually spiraling up through space to standing. Based on the flow forms you learn as a foundation, you will go away with tools for your own practice.  Those who have some degree of experience in dance, yoga, somatics, or martial arts are heartily welcome to join in the joy of moving in spirals!  To see the Spiral Swan Sequence go to: http://www.tinyurl.com/spiralswan

Contact: Kevin Kortan, kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

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27. DANCE MASTER CLASS WITH ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION

Sat, Mar 16, 11 am–1 pm
Walker Art Center
$10 ($8 Walker members)

Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham is known for blending fast and furious contemporary dance with athletic movement derived from the street. This class with Abraham.In.Motion emphasizes four specific core values: exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition.

The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening, then builds to challenging, creative, and invigorating phrase work. Students experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures, fearless floor work, and a dynamic range of musical influences through movement. Professional and advanced-level dancers only.

» tickets available at
http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2013/dance-master-class-with-kyle-abraham

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

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28. YOUNG DANCE MIXED ABILITY DANCE OPPORTUNITY - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE! JOIN THE DANCE!

Movers, teens and adults, who use wheelchairs, walkers, canes and legs to participate in creating a dance performance!

Join the Dance workshop will be Thursdays, 4:30-5:50
Courage Center Gym, 3915 Golden Valley Rd.
Feb. 28 – March 28th
Performances at the Courage Center, April 11th
Barton School in South Minneapolis, April 18th
Cost - $50; with scholarships available

Contact Gretchen Pick at gretchen@youngdance.org for more information or to register.

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29. SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL- MARCH 16TH

Join us for a day of FREE SAMPLE CLASSES at Zenon Dance School!  Classes will run 10 am - 12 pm for youth students ages 3-14 and 10am – 3pm for adults.  From Belly Dancing to Hip Hop, Nia to Modern, try it all!

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

No reservations needed.  Just drop-in and get a taste of the classes Zenon offers!  Every class is beginning level – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

WHAT:  Zenon Dance School’s Open House
WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 10am – 3pm
COST:  FREE!  No reservations needed
CONTACT: Call Zenon at 612.338.1101 or visit zenondance.org for further information.
FREE Classes for Adults

10-11am  Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
11-12pm  Modern with John Munger
12-1pm    Lyrical with Corinne Gray
12-1pm    Nia with Beth Giles
1-2pm      Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso
1-2pm     Jazz with Tracy Vacura
2-3pm      Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso
2-3pm      Ballet with Marcia Keegan

FREE Classes for Youth
10-10:30 am  Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Brittany Shrimpton
10:30-11 am  Hip Hop (ages 10-14) with Jesse Jess
11-11:30 am  Ballet (ages 7-10) with Brittany Shrimpton
11:30-12 pm  Jazz (ages 11-14) with Tracy Vacura

To learn more about our classes, visit www.zenondance.org! Keep in touch!
www.facebook.com/zenondance and www.twitter.com/zenondance

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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30. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET TEACHER WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASSES WITH CAROL RODERICK

March 14-16, 2013
1680 Grand Ave, St. Paul

Teaching Fundamentals of Classical Ballet: Beginning through Upper Intermediate Students taught by Carol Roderick, assistant professor of ballet at Colorado State University.

The workshops include:
-A step-by-step study of the Syllabus Daily Technique Class for Teachers
-Student master classes
-Course materials

Reservations required call 651-690-1588.
Visit spcballet.org/RoderickWorkshop for more information.

About Carol Roderick
Assistant Professor of Ballet at Colorado State University: Carol Roderick has taught, coached, and trained teachers and dancers for professional companies, universities, and prestigious schools in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She received her early training in Boston, and later at Butler and Indiana Universities. Her formal pedagogical training was received from the late Jürgen Schneider (Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre) and Gabriela Komleva (Kirov/Maryinsky Ballet). She was principal teacher at AIS International Ballet in Japan, and a member of the professional division faculties of Boston Ballet School and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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31. MASTER CLASS WITH MORRIS JOHNSON AT THE COWLES CENTER

Don't Miss out on this vibrant, Langanese Afro-Caribbean Dance class!  Class includes live drummers.  Dancers of all abilities are welcome.  

Dates:  Saturday, March 16 and March 23
Time:  1:00 - 2:30pm
Where:  2nd Floor, Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center
Cost:  $15
Maximum class size:  30 people

To register for this class or for questions contact Laura Bohne at lbohne@thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3641.

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

32. CALLING ALL YOUTH CHOREOGRAPHERS

9th Annual Youth Cabaret at Patrick’s Cabaret
April 14th, 2013
Patrick's Cabaret
Workshop: 1:00-3:30P
Youth Dance Cabaret and Performance: 5:00P
Hosted by Young Dance, Minneapolis MN, in collaboration with Patrick’s Cabaret
www.youngdance.org

Young Dance would like to open up the opportunity for emerging youth choreographers to show their dance work amongst peers in their community. Young Dance is thrilled to be hosting the annual Youth Cabaret at Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN. Young Dance is dedicated to bringing youth of similar interests together in a non-competitive environment to share artistry, and diversity of their craft. We come together to learn from each other, foster artistic relationships, and gain confidence and inspiration.

Participants have the opportunity to join in two dance workshop classes including a choreography discussion. The day will conclude with a performance of all Youth Choreography works submitted.

Any genre is welcome. Young Dance is currently taking requests for admission. The event will be booked on a first-request-first-serve basis and under the curating discretion of Young Dance.  Open to all young artists of grade school and high school age. To sign up please contact Jennifer Glaws at jennifer@youngdance.org  with the following information: Name of Group/Choreographer, number of participants, genre, and a short description of the dance work.

The Cabaret performance is free to all guests. $3 workshop fee for participants. For more detailed information: www.youngdance.org or call 612-423-3064.

Contact: Jennifer Glaws, jennifer@youngdance.org

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33. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 5th annual choreographers’ showcase. We are proud to support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

Important Dates:
- May 19: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)
- July 7: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)
- August 12-14: Tech
- August 15-17: Shows

Compensation: Stipend provided.

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and twenty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

Submission form and requirements will be posted by March 18 at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 15th. Choreographer selection will be posted to the Rhythmically Speaking website by May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

Boogie on, rhythm-lovers!

Erinn Liebhard
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking
info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org
www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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34. RABBIT SHOW APRIL 3:  “PRANKS, PRATFALLS AND HUMOR”

Times are hard and we all need a laugh. Maybe not a knee-slapping gut buster but at least a delighted smile and a charitable chuckle at the frailty of fate, human nature, and art. Dance does not lend itself terribly well to gags and jokes – too often they seem, in pure motion, to be merely silly. But true humor is another matter. The surprise of the inevitable. The witty juxtaposition. The movement material that is too true, too true, too true. This is what we’re hoping for with the April 3 Rabbit Show at Bryant Lake Bowl. Gags and pratfalls also welcome, but make them inventive. If you aren’t familiar with “The Rabbit Show,” a showcase six times a year for the past seven years, always built around a topic or theme, contact me as given below. April 3 is only 5 weeks away.

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

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35. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Registration:  11:30am
Audition:  12:00-3:00pm

Please send resume and headshot by Monday, April 1, 2013 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:
TU Dance
Attn: Company Auditions
PO Box 40405
St. Paul, MN 55104

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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36. CHOREOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT/DANCER STAND-IN WANTED

I’m finishing up a project that premieres and begins touring in mid-April. Since I also perform in the piece, I’m looking for someone who can stand-in for me so that I can sit out during rehearsals and tech, as well as someone who can be an all-around assistant during rehearsals and touring (running sound, videotaping, etc.).  Looking for a smart, experienced performer who is quick at learning choreography, has a good sense of humor and doesn’t mind switching from one job to another. Someone with experience in technical production, arts admin, carpentry, sewing, backstage work, touring, etc., is a bonus but not a requirement. You must have a valid driver’s license, daytime availability and be able to travel in mid-April. Additional tour dates through spring 2014 are possible. This is a paid gig and starts immediately.

Please email Karen Sherman at kesksay@earthlink.net and include info about yourself and your amazing skills.

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37. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

About Young Dance:
• Young Dance: Transforming Lives through Movement. The Dance Company and school collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance.
• The Young Dance company is made up of 35 boys and girls ages 7-18.  They take modern dance classes, work with professional artists, and create their own choreography.
• The Young Dance company is directed by Gretchen Pick and Justin Jones.

Project Description:
• Young Dance is looking for choreographers to create work on members of the Young Dance company. We wish to expose Young Dance members to the scope of work being created in the Twin Cities dance community, and are looking for a range of choreographers.
• Young Dance is a mixed ability company – dancers range in age from 7-18; dancers are with and without disabilities; dancers have a variety of experience.
• The Young Dance season runs from September 2013 – May 2014. Guest artists will rehearse with dancers for an 8-10 week period during the year. All dances will be performed at the Young Dance spring performance in May (exact location and date TBD). Selected Applicants will receive a commission fee of $1000.

For more information or to submit an application go to www.youngdance.org or contact Gretchen@youngdance.org. Application deadline is March 8th, 2013.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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38. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DANCE MAJOR AUDITION

with Carol Roderick
Saint Paul City Ballet
March 17, 2013

1680 Grand Ave, St. Paul

Dance major for prospective students (high school seniors). The purpose of the audition is to assess training background, technical level, and the potential to successfully complete the degree program at an advanced and/or pre-professional level. Students should have professional quality dance training in both ballet and modern technique, be at the intermediate technical level, and have a fitness level which can withstand rigorous daily work. Other forms of previous dance training are applicable and highly encouraged. The audition includes a ballet technique class including pointe technique.

Reservations required call 651-690-1588.
Visit spcballet.org/CSU_Audition for more information.

About Carol Roderick
Assistant Professor of Ballet at Colorado State University: Carol Roderick has taught, coached, and trained teachers and dancers for professional companies, universities, and prestigious schools in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. She received her early training in Boston, and later at Butler and Indiana Universities. Her formal pedagogical training was received from the late Jürgen Schneider (Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre) and Gabriela Komleva (Kirov/Maryinsky Ballet). She was principal teacher at AIS International Ballet in Japan, and a member of the professional division faculties of Boston Ballet School and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Contact: Kim Norberg, knorberg@spcballet.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

39. 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 Community News - February 20, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 22-24

2. RENOVATE ROCKS THE RITZ - FEBRUARY 22-24

3. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS JOFFREY BALLET - FEBRUARY 26

4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

5. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT - MARCH 1-2

6. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

7. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS GRUPO CORPO - MARCH 5

8. INTERMEDIA ARTS AND FREESTYLE THEATER PRESENT N.I.G.G.E.R. - MARCH 7-10

9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

10. ART IN THE EVERYDAY: STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER RETROSPECTIVE - THROUGH MARCH 9

ONGOING CLASSES

11. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

14. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

15. START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND LISA FIRST

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. MASKS: THREE WEEKENDS OF INTENSIVE MASK WORK WITH BARBRA BERLOVITZ AND ROBERT ROSEN

17. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S SPRING OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY MARCH 16TH!

19. YOUNG DANCE MIXED ABILITY DANCE OPPORTUNITY - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE! JOIN THE DANCE!

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

21. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: FEBRUARY 24, 2013

22. SEEKING MALE PERFORMERS FOR ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

23. AUDITION FOR KINETIC EVOLUTIONS DANCE COMPANY - OPEN CALL FOR MALE DANCERS

24. AUDITION FOR TU DANCE COMPANY

25. AUDITION FOR THE STARETTES

26. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

27. AUDITION FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTIONS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

28. BODYWORK WITH ROSY SIMAS - $45 FOR A ONE-HOUR SESSION ($20 OFF)

29. FEBRUARY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE SPECIAL



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 22-24

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back Buckets and Tap Shoes as they premiere their new production DREAMS February 22–24, 2013 in The Goodale Theater.

The group, having performed a variety style show for the past few years decided to throw out all of their old material, start from scratch and create all-new music and choreography. DREAMS is a brand new direction for Rick & Andy Ausland, the creators of Buckets and Tap Shoes. A multi-disciplinary series of 14 vignettes, each explores a different dream themes. Follow Rick and Andy through the dream portal to a world where rhythm comes to life in unusual and surreal ways. The Auslands combed through over 15 years of dream journals, sketch pads and spiral notebooks filled with show ideas they always wanted to put into their “dream show”. Buckets and Tap Shoes teamed up with musical director Tony Braasch, and after over 100 hours of creative meetings they have created their most ambitious project to date.

Don’t miss out on this brand new dance and theatrical event from Buckets and Tap Shoes! Tickets are $28 and can be purchased online at http://www.thecowlescenter.org, over the phone at 612.206.3600

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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2. RENOVATE ROCKS THE RITZ - FEBRUARY 22-24

Please join the Ritz Theater for their 6th Annual Choreographer’s Evening February 22-24, 2013

Renovate returns to rock the Ritz with this year’s eclectic lineup featuring 13 innovative choreographers.  From fresh emerging to hot tickets, this program premieres a collection of dynamic, witty, and thought-provoking choreography.  From contemporary, ballroom, hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern and more, the RENOVATE Choreographer’s Evening promises to be an unforgettable dance event.

Choreographers:  BODYTALK, Lisa Conlin, Kenna Cottman & David Marcotte, Zoe Henrot, Hiponymous, Amanda Leaveck, Christine Maginnis, Danielle Ricci, Karis Sloss, Lisa Vogel, and Vanessa Voskuil, Julie Warder, and Taja Will
Panelists: Jennifer Ilse and Mariusz Olszewski
Curator:  Lisa Conlin

Show Dates:  Friday, February 22 8pm, Saturday, February 23 8pm, and Sunday, February 24 2pm
WHERE:  Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. N , Minneapolis, MN  55413

Tickets:  $18-Adults, $15 –sr/st/ne residents
For tickets, call the Ritz Theater Box Office at 612-436-1129
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-5:00pm or 2 hours prior to performance or online at www.ritz-theater.org

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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3. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS JOFFREY BALLET - FEBRUARY 26

Tue, Feb 26, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

Son of Chamber Symphony
Choreography by Stanton Welch

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography by William Forsythe

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky

*The U of M Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Russell Smith, performs live for Son of Chamber Symphony and The Rite of Spring.

One of America’s leading ballet companies epitomizing the highest standard of classical training, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America. A treat for Minnesota audiences after recently seeing his new Indigo, a new work choreographed by Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch will be seen in Minnesota. Originally created for the Paris Opera Ballet, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is a purely abstract work combining classical ballet lines with an air of cool detachment in this contemporary masterpiece, with Willems’ intense electronic score cutting the air like thunder. Commemorating its 100th anniversary, The Rite of Spring’s (Le Sacre du Printemps) famously scandalous world premiere in Paris caused a riot and changed dance forever. Its outrageous costumes, audacious choreography, and Stravinsky’s musical innovations secured its place in history as monumental art still relevant today. Despite its inauspicious debut, Stravinsky’s score for The Rite of Spring today stands as a magnificent musical masterpiece of the  twentieth century, being used for choreography more than any other music.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tue, Feb 26, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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4. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Pam Plagge
2. Mike Cohn
3. Margaret E. Johnson & Kara Motta

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
www.bryantlakebowl.com
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

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

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

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5. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT - MARCH 1-2

March 1 & 2; 6pm & 8:30pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100

Directed by Joanie Smith; Choreography by Kenna Cottman, HIJACK; Shapiro & Smith and student choreographers Elena Hollenhorst, Stephanie Mueller and Kaitlin Setzke

Tickets: 612.624.2345; student tickets $5, everyone else $10 + $1 handling fee

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu



6. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

In honor of its 10th anniversary of stretching the boundaries of ballroom dance, Beyond Ballroom Dance Company is reprising its most beloved show from the past decade, Dinner for Seven, a lively celebration of ballroom, Latin, swing dance and more. Beyond Ballroom is the only ongoing ballroom dance theater production company in the United States today.

“Dinner for Seven has been a true highlight of our first decade as a company, and we look forward to reprising it as we move into our next decade of creating artful, entertaining ballroom dance for dance lovers across the Twin Cities,” said Deanne Michael, director and co-founder of Beyond Ballroom. “We are thrilled to share this favorite performance in the beautiful Cowles Center and to continue to share our passion for beautiful ballroom dance.”

WHEN:   Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 8 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2 pm

WHERE:  The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS:  Tickets are $28- $31, fees included, and can be purchased at http://www.thecowlescenter.org/ or at The Cowles Center box office at 528 Hennepin Ave.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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7. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS GRUPO CORPO - MARCH 5

Tue, Mar 5, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

Ímã  (2009)
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by +2 (Moreno, Domenico, Kassin)

Sem Mim  (2011)
Choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras
Music by Carlos Núñez and José Miguel Wisnik on songs by Martín Codax

Back by popular demand, contemporary Brazilian dance superstars Grupo Corpo return with an evening of Northrop premieres. Not seen in Minnesota for nearly 10 years, Grupo Corpo and choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras have reinvented classical ballet as an exuberant and rhythmic dance form, infused with Brazilian dance rhythms. The group’s distinctive artistic
achievements, identity, and popularity have been the fruits of a long, arduous journey.

Sem Mim, meaning “without me,” is an ebbing and flowing ballet, performed in nude colored unitards tattooed with inscriptions from the Middle Ages. A soothing, rocking original score, inspired by a medieval Galician-Portuguese songbook, tells of women who mourn the absence and celebrate the return of lovers from sea. Ímã, or “magnet,” is a kinetic, exuberant exploration of attraction and repulsion amidst an ever-changing array of radiant colored light, set to the driving, multi-instrumental sounds of Brazilian trio +2.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tue, Mar 5, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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8. INTERMEDIA ARTS AND FREESTYLE THEATER PRESENT N.I.G.G.E.R. - MARCH 7-10

Written and Performed by Shá Cage
Directed by E.G. Bailey
with special guests Chastity Brown and Janaki Ranpura

Performances: 8PM Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10, 2013
Tickets: $10 "Early Bird" Tickets through February 15 | $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door
Recommended for ages 14 +

Blending monologue, song, interviews and movement, this provocative new work features over 10 diverse characters and their related stories. N.I.G.G.E.R. is an experimental examination of the residual impact of this word (through a female lens). With each evening slightly different, Cage performs various frameworks of this developing work.

Project collaborators include, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Chastity Brown, Director E.G. Bailey, Choreographer Leah Nelson, Breakline Media, Choreographer Kenna Cottman, and Installation artist Rachel Jendrzejewski.

Contact: Intermedia Arts, Info@IntermediaArts.org

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9. ZORONGO FLAMENCO AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 8-10

Zorongo Flamenco is proud to invite the dance community to our new show, Locas Mujeres y Más/Madwomen+More! This performance will feature special guest dancer & choreographer Antonio Granjero (who appeared as the eponymous Zorro in our 2012 show) originally from Jerez, Spain, as well as Barbara Martinez, Jesús Montoya, Pedro Cortés, Jr., Gary Schulte, Anthony Hauser, El Yiyi, Deborah Elias, Colette Illarde and of course Susana di Palma as well! Locas Mujeres is inspired by the poetry of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American and the first lesbian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The show also looks at the New World sounds which influenced flamenco music when they were re-imported to Spain.

Locas Mujeres y Más/Madwomen+More
March 8th, 8 pm
March 9th, 8 pm
March 10th, 2 pm

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Tickets $30 including fees
Call The Cowles Center box office at 612-206-3600 or visit http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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10. ART IN THE EVERYDAY: STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER RETROSPECTIVE - THROUGH MARCH 9

Explore the extensive 34 year history of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater through a retrospective gallery show exhibiting costumes, scenic elements, photographs, and video of the company's work over the years.

Where: Anita Sue Kolman Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

The exhibit will be open through Saturday, March 9th.

For more information contact:
Liz Schoenborn
528 Hennepin Ave S.
Suite 707
Minneapolis, MN 55403
office2.spdanth@gmail.com
(763) 521-7738
www.stuartpimsler.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

11. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Come join Erin Thompson on Friday mornings for her advanced modern open dance classes in the beautiful studios at TU Dance Center. Classes are from 10-11:30. With the wonderful and raucous Eric Mayson at the piano.

Single class: $14      10 Class card: $120

Address for TU Dance Center:  2121 University Ave West, St Paul, MN 55114

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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12. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio. Beginning/Intermediate class Tuesdays from 6-7:30PM and Advanced class Wednesdays7:30-9PM.

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director  offleash@offleasharea.org

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13. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Thursday, Feb. 21
Tapestry Bollywood Dance
7:00-8:30pm
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Bollywood is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. It's energetic, lyrical and aerobic, modeled on classical and folk dance forms (Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani), and influenced by Western hip hop. You will learn short choreography of about a minute or two each week (4 dances in a month). We will also email a video of the dance, and the music, so you can dance anytime you are bored! In short, it's way too much FUN! Learn Bollywood dance in a fun and friendly environment!

Friday, Feb. 22
Daytime Dance Without Borders with Jamie Berg
1:00-2:30pm
$5

Intro to International Folkdance
7:30-9:00pm
International Folkdance with Sandy Lipsky
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, Feb. 23
Tapestry Gypsy Dance with Emily Jarrett Hughes
9:30-11:00am
$8 general, $6 members, $5 students

Develop your ability to express yourself through dance in Gypsy dance!

Tapestry Contra Dance
7:30-11:00pm
Live music by Light of the Moon with caller Beau Farmer
$10 general, $8 members, $7 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Sunday, Feb. 24
Tapestry (Mostly) Afternoons
3:30-6:00pm
$5

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

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

Contact: Cristina Perez, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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14. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

Morning Open Class Schedule (10:00-11:30am)
Fridays:  Modern with Erin Thompson
Feb. 25, Mach 18, 25 and 27,  Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands
Feb. 26, March 19 and 26, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh
March 4 and 20, GAGA with Berit Ahlgren
March 21 and 28, Contemporary Ballet with Katelyn Skelley

Weekly Open Afternoon Classes
Tuesday, Advanced Ballet with pointe (optional), 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, Modern, 6:30-8:00pm (except Feb. 20, Ballet)
Friday, Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, Contemporary Ballet, 1:30-2:30pm

For more information please visit www.tudance.org  

TU Dance Center, 2121 West University Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

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15. START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND LISA FIRST

New location at the Midtown YWCA at 2121 East Lake Street. New six-week session runs February 19 - March 26, 2013. Class meets on Tuesday nights 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lisa at (612) 816-5472 or lfirst.alexander@gmail.com. Sign up online through the Midtown YWCA!

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. MASKS: THREE WEEKENDS OF INTENSIVE MASK WORK WITH BARBRA BERLOVITZ AND ROBERT ROSEN

Saturday and Sunday   
March  9,10, 16,17, 23 and 24
10:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.   $300
STUDIO 206
Minneapolis MN

Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists! Apply soon...only 15 spots.

Everything that is "written" about a character is revealed through the mask...the voice and the body are transformed. Neutral Mask, Larval Masks, Character Masks, Utilitarian Masks, Commedia and other Half-Masks, object manipulation, disguises, voice, sounds, words. With the mask we build a foundation of structure and simplicity, precision of movement and gesture that opens you to a vibrantly playful world. Come prepared to surprise, amuse, create and stretch your imagination. Participants may also bring in their own masks to try out on the second and third weekends.

Details and Registration at ivystudio206.com

Contact: Shawn McConneloug, ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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17. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

Learn the Cha Cha and Rumba with Beyond Ballroom instructor Christine Hardcastle. The Rumba is a slow, romantic dance style characterized by sensual movement and swaying.  This dance style was created in Cuba and later brought to the Americas in the 1930’s.

One – Two – Cha Cha Cha.  This energetic Latin dance style originated in Cuba during the 1950’s.  You’ll enjoy this playful, flirty dance along with its upbeat music.

AGES:
16+

COST:
$10/person, $15/pair - buy tickets online or at the door (cash only at door)

WHEN:
Wednesday Feb 27 @ 6pm

WHERE:
Target Education Studio at The Cowles Center

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education/classes-workshops/open-doors-dance-classes/vintage-american-social-dances

Contact: Laura Bohne, lbohne@thecowlescenter.org

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18. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL’S SPRING OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY MARCH 16TH!

Join us for a day of FREE SAMPLE CLASSES at Zenon Dance School! From Ballet to Hip Hop, Belly Dance to Modern, try it all!

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

No reservations needed.  Just drop-in and get a taste of the classes Zenon offers!  Every class is beginning level – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

WHAT:  Zenon Dance School’s Open House
WHERE: 528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 10am – 3pm
COST:  FREE!  No reservations needed.
CONTACT: Call Zenon at 612.338.1101 or visit zenondance.org for more information.

FREE Classes for Adults
10-11am  Hip Hop with Arturo Miles
11-12pm  Modern with John Munger
12-1pm   Lyrical with Corinne Gray
12-1pm   Nia with Beth Giles
1-2pm    Belly Dance with Stephanie Shapso
1-2pm    Jazz with Tracy Vacura
2-3pm    Hip Hop with Stephanie Shapso
2-3pm    Ballet with Marcia Keegan

FREE Classes for Youth
10-10:30 am  Creative Movement (ages 3-6) with Brittany Shrimpton
10:30-11 am  Hip Hop (ages 10-14) with Jesse Jess
11-11:30 am  Ballet (ages 7-10) with Brittany Shrimpton
11:30-12 pm  Jazz (ages 11-14) with Tracy Vacura

To learn more about our classes, visit www.zenondance.org!
Keep in touch! www.facebook.com/zenondance and www.twitter.com/zenondance

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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19. YOUNG DANCE MIXED ABILITY DANCE OPPORTUNITY - WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE! JOIN THE DANCE!

Movers, teens and adults, who use wheelchairs, walkers, canes and legs to participate in creating a dance performance!

Join the Dance workshop will be Thursdays, 4:30-5:50
Courage Center Gym, 3915 Golden Valley Rd.
Feb. 28 – March 28th
Performances at the Courage Center, April 11th
Barton School in South Minneapolis, April 18th
Cost - $50; with scholarships available

Contact Gretchen Pick at gretchen@youngdance.org for more information or to register.

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

20.  CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to announce that we are seeking submissions for our 5th annual choreographers’ showcase. We are proud to support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are excited to be figuring out what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the conversation by applying.

Important Dates:
- May 19: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)
- July 7: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)
- August 12-14: Tech
- August 15-17: Shows

Compensation: Stipend provided.

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to www.vimeo.com. Video of the work being applied with is strongly encouraged, but if not available, work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and twenty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

Submission form and requirements will be posted by March 18 at www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Please send completed Submission Form to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org by Friday, April 15th. Choreographer selection will be posted to the Rhythmically Speaking website by May 1. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest.

Boogie on, rhythm-lovers!

Erinn Liebhard
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking
info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org
www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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21. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate Summer Intensive Programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty and local guest instructors to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, maximizing students’ full potential.

Special Guest Faculty include:
BONNIE MATHIS, former Principal with ABT & Director Ballet Arts Minnesota;
and
GARY JOYCE, former Principal with Bavarian State Opera Ballet.

Summer Intensive 2013
FIRST LIVE AUDITION:
FEBRUARY 24, 2013 1:00pm

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA
16233 Kenyon Ave., Ste. 100
Lakeville, MN  55044
952-898-3163

(Students may also audition via video/DVD; a second live Audition is on April 14, 2013.)

BALLET ROYALE 2013 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

1)  SPRING INTO SUMMER FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN
June 10 – 21, 2013 (No Audition Required)
For Intermediate/Advanced through Professionals.

2)  JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 9 – August 2, 2013, AUDITION REQUIRED.
Variable two to four week Intensive Program, ages 7 and older. A rigorous ballet-based program. Classes include Classical Ballet, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Yoga, Lectures, Choreographic Methods, and Injury Prevention.

3)  AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP
August 10 – 23, 2013, AUDITION REQUIRED.
Ages 11 and older with a minimum of one year Pointe. Intensive Program with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker Choreography. Students have the opportunity to perform classic-style jazz dance numbers with Twin Cities Ballet at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center as part of Burnsville’s “Art and All That Jazz” festival on August 17, 2013.

http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org
http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

FREE PARKING

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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22. SEEKING MALE PERFORMERS FOR ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Rehearsals in progress.  Seeking male, singer/dancer/actors. Principal and ensemble roles available.

Director:  Teresa Lyons Hegdahl
Choreographer:  Linda Talcott Lee
University of St. Catherine's
Opens April 12

For more information or to audition, contact Teresa Lyons Hegdahl at tflyonshegdahl@stkate.edu.

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23. AUDITION FOR KINETIC EVOLUTIONS DANCE COMPANY - OPEN CALL FOR MALE DANCERS

Saturday, February 23, 2013
3 - 4:30PM

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company will hold an audition on Saturday, February 23 from 3 - 4:30PM at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis. Upcoming activities include an open call cabaret in May at Patrick’s Cabaret, performances with Butch Thompson at The Lab Theater in June and outdoor summer shows in Minneapolis and Duluth in July. Bring a resume and a headshot if you have one. Contact Sarah LaRose-Holland at sarahlarose@hotmail.com for further information.

www.KineticEvolutions.yolasite.com

Facebook event page:  http://www.facebook.com/events/130373577135287/?context=create

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

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24. AUDITION FOR TU DANCE COMPANY

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - TU Dance Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Registration:  11:30am
Audition:  12:00-3:00pm

Please send resume and headshot by Monday, April 1, 2013 by e-mail to info@tudance.org, or by mail to:
TU Dance
Attn: Company Auditions
PO Box 40405
St. Paul, MN 55104

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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25. AUDITION FOR THE STARETTES

You are invited to audition for The Starettes, a high-kick and precision dance troupe, to perform in the Christmas Show, ALL WRAPPED UP in early December.

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, April 14th, 2:00pm
OR
Wednesday, May 1st 7:00pm

Auditions will take place at The DanceXchange (6885 Washington Ave S, Edina).

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
-Jazz & Ballet Training
-Must Be 18 Years & Older
-Wear Jazz or Character Shoes
-Wear Dance Clothing (avoid baggy clothing please)

Please register by emailing Starettes@minnesotaperformdance.org.
Call Rachel at 612-309-2430 with questions.
Find us on Facebook under "The Starettes"!

Mark your calendars! The team meeting will take place on Sunday, May 5th and Wednesday evening rehearsals will begin on May 8th.

If you're unable to attend one of the general audition dates, we will also audition by appointment.

http://www.MinnesotaPerformDance.org

Contact: Rachel Filippi, Starettes@minnesotaperformdance.org

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26. YOUNG DANCE SEEKS CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON

About Young Dance:
• Young Dance: Transforming Lives through Movement. The Dance Company and school collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance.
• The Young Dance company is made up of 35 boys and girls ages 7-18.  They take modern dance classes, work with professional artists, and create their own choreography.
• The Young Dance company is directed by Gretchen Pick and Justin Jones.

Project Description:
• Young Dance is looking for choreographers to create work on members of the Young Dance company. We wish to expose Young Dance members to the scope of work being created in the Twin Cities dance community, and are looking for a range of choreographers.
• Young Dance is a mixed ability company – dancers range in age from 7-18; dancers are with and without disabilities; dancers have a variety of experience.
• The Young Dance season runs from September 2013 – May 2014. Guest artists will rehearse with dancers for an 8-10 week period during the year. All dances will be performed at the Young Dance spring performance in May (exact location and date TBD). Selected Applicants will receive a commission fee of $1000.

For more information or to submit an application go to www.youngdance.org or
contact Gretchen@youngdance.org. Application deadline is March 8th, 2013.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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27. AUDITION FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTIONS

Auditions: February 25 at 7:15 pm!

Innovative Productions, a performing arts and entertainment company, is seeking talented and passionate male individuals ages 18 and older to become a part of a stylistically diverse company. We have a few upcoming performances, one in April and many more in the works.

Prefer male candidates with training and performance experience but encourage all to attend! Looking for jazz, modern, hip hop, and contemporary styled dancers.

To reserve a spot at the audition, please email Shana Hoglund at Innovative_Productions@yahoo.com.

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

28. BODYWORK WITH ROSY SIMAS - $45 FOR A ONE-HOUR SESSION ($20 OFF)

Massage, Shiatsu, Global Somatics or private Body Re-Education session

This offer is good until March 15th, 2013

You can read reviews at
http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30050009/reviews/?bookingSourceId=1000

Book your appointment online or call Rosy. Make sure to mention the DanceMN.org Newsletter to get the discount.

http://www.blueheronbodywork.com
info@blueheronbodywork.com
612-719-9605

Contact: Rosy Simas, dance@rosysimas.com

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29. FEBRUARY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE SPECIAL

Seven 45-minute private lessons within a 16-day period for the price of $294.00. This winter series is a popular opportunity for students wanting to learn more about the Alexander Technique with lessons in close proximity and at a reduced rate.  American Society of the Alexander 20 year certified instructor Lisa First. Read more about Lisa at lfirstalextech.com

Contact: Lisa First, lfirst.alexander@gmail.com

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Dance Community News - February 13, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. JAMES SEWELL BALLET'S 17TH BALLET WORKS PROJECT - THROUGH FEBRUARY 24

2. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS LOT OF LIVING TO DO AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - FEBRUARY 14-17

3. THE BALLET OF THE DOLLS/RITZ THEATRE: THE BLUESTOCKING SOCIETY PRESENTS: VENUS AND ADONIS... - FEBRUARY 14-17

4. OPEN REHEARSAL WITH CHOREOGRAPHER LUCIANA ACHUGAR AT ZENON - THIS FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 15

5. THICK AS A BRICK - FEBRUARY 18-19

6. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 22-24

7. RENOVATE ROCKS THE RITZ - FEBRUARY 22-24

8. BASSIST AND COMPOSER NICHOLAS GAUDETTE DEBUTS 416 COMMISSION WITH KENNA SARGE, KALEENA MILLER, ANANYA CHATTERJEA AND MAGGIE BERGERON - FEBRUARY 24

9. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS JOFFREY BALLET - FEBRUARY 26

10. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

11. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

12. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

14. STEP UP TO FUNDAMENTAL MODERN AT ZENON

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE - INCLUDING BOLLYWOOD AND BALKAN ROMA

16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. OPEN DOOR DANCE! AT THE COWLES CENTER

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

18. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHIC SUBMISSIONS: RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013, RUNNING AUGUST 15-17 AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER

19. GOOD LAUGHS IN APRIL

20. ANNOUNCING! McKNIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER 2013 THREE-DAY DANCE WORKSHOP & AUDITION

21. AUDITION FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTIONS

22. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: FEBRUARY 24, 2013

23. 2013 REIF DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITION

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

24. METRO ADA ARTS ACCESS IMPROVEMENT GRANTS AVAILABLE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

25. MARCH DANCE READS

26. SUBMIT MUSIC FOR CHANCE-STYLE COLLABORATION



PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. JAMES SEWELL BALLET'S 17TH BALLET WORKS PROJECT - THROUGH FEBRUARY 24

JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Thru February 24 • Fri-Sat 8pm • Sun 2pm

Tickets: $20 adults • $16 students (includes all charges)
Phone: 612.206.3600 • Online: jsballet.org

Featured choreographers:
Karen Charles ("Call")
Cory Goei ("Liberate")
Chris Schlichting ("Intervals")
Judith Howard ("Lounge Twins Die and Go To Heaven")
Erin Arntson ("Sail")

The Ballet Works Project is supported by the Jerome Foundation

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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2. COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS LOT OF LIVING TO DO AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER - FEBRUARY 14-17

Thursday, February 14 7:30pm
Friday, February 15 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17 2pm and 7:30pm

Lot of Living to Do is an original dance musical performed in the style of Broadway’s Tony Award Winning Movin’ Out. It portrays the struggles and hopes of three young women who are thrown into a life of hardship during the 1930s. This production will raise awareness for The Women’s Foundation’s project, “MN Girls Are Not For Sale”, that seeks to end the trafficking of Minnesota girls.

Lot of Living to Do features the live vocals of Katie Gearty and Jared Oxborough and the dance talents of Lauren Anderson, Renee Guittar, Kelly Adams, Jeff Quast, and Galen Higgins. The performance will be complemented by a talented cast of ensemble dancers, actors, and live musicians.

For tickets and information please visit our website www.collidetheatrical.com

Contact: Regina Peluso, collidetheatrical@gmail.com

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3. THE BALLET OF THE DOLLS/RITZ THEATRE: THE BLUESTOCKING SOCIETY PRESENTS: VENUS AND ADONIS... - FEBRUARY 14-17

The Ballet of the Dolls / Ritz Theatre:
The Bluestocking Society Presents: Venus and Adonis...

Showing: Thursday, February 14th, 8:00
This evening, we will have catering by Chowgirls and drink specials.

Friday Night, 8:00
Saturday Night, 8:00
Sunday Night, 8:00

ALL SHOWS $13.00
We will be offering wine and champagne specials throughout the weekend.

A beautiful show.
One not to be missed.

Box Office: 612-436-1129
The Ritz Theatre
345 13th Ave NE
Mpls, Mn
55413

Our mission: "To fearlessly create challenging and surprising performance work that brings a sense of discovery to artists and audiences alike."

Contact: Stephanie Fellner, fellner@me.com

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4. OPEN REHEARSAL WITH CHOREOGRAPHER LUCIANA ACHUGAR AT ZENON - THIS
FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 15

luciana achugar: OPEN REHEARSAL
Friday: February 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek of World Premiere for Zenon Dance Company

Press Preview Opportunity
What: Preview Brooklyn-based, Uruguayan-born choreographer luciana achugar’s new women’s quartet for Zenon Dance Company during open rehearsal
When: Friday, February 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis
RSVP: by 10:00 a.m. February 15 to: camillelefevre@comcast.net

Now in its 30th Anniversary Season, Zenon Dance Company has commissioned a new work from Brooklyn-based, Uruguayan-born choreographer luciana achugar. We invite you to preview the piece—a women’s quartet—during an open rehearsal Friday, February 15.

Achugar’s last piece for Zenon was the 2010 “Structures of Feeling,” which the Star Tribune called “an intruging…. kaleidoscopic pairing of illusion and movement” and the Pioneer Press praised for its “raw physicality.” Achugar’s work “A Super Natural Return to Love” was presented at the Walker Art Center last year as part of “New World Dance: New York, a Night of Innovative International Dance by Choreographers.”

Become a fan of Zenon Dance Company on Facebook for the most recent updates and information. For more on Zenon’s 30th Anniversary Season, contact Camille LeFevre at 651-646-2098, camillelefevre@comcast.net.

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

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5. THICK AS A BRICK - FEBRUARY 18-19

What:
Thick as a Brick
a new dance/theater production
(yes, as in the 1972 anthem album by Jethro Tull!)

Who:
A University of Minnesota Creative Collaboration with Nautilus Music-Theater
Co-directed by Ben Krywosz and Penelope Freeh
Choreographed by Penelope Freeh
Orchestrated by Robert Elhai
Music direction by Patrick Thompson
Featuring a cast of 16 outstanding U of MN Theater and Dance students plus live Musicians.

When:
Monday 2/18 and Tuesday 2/19
7:30pm

Where:
Rarig Center Thrust on the U of MN West Bank
330 21st Ave.

Join us for this informal workshop presentation followed by a talk-back.

Contact: Penelope Freeh, barefootpenny@gmail.com

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6. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 22-24

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back Buckets and Tap Shoes as they premiere their new production DREAMS February 22–24, 2013 in The Goodale Theater.

The group, having performed a variety style show for the past few years decided to throw out all of their old material, start from scratch and create all-new music and choreography. DREAMS is a brand new direction for Rick & Andy Ausland, the creators of Buckets and Tap Shoes. A multi-disciplinary series of 14 vignettes, each explores a different dream themes. Follow Rick and Andy through the dream portal to a world where rhythm comes to life in unusual and surreal ways. The Auslands combed through over 15 years of dream journals, sketch pads and spiral notebooks filled with show ideas they always wanted to put into their “dream show”. Buckets and Tap Shoes teamed up with musical director Tony Braasch, and after over 100 hours of creative meetings they have created their most ambitious project to date.

Don’t miss out on this brand new dance and theatrical event from Buckets and Tap Shoes! Tickets are $28 and can be purchased online at thecowlescenter.org, over the phone at 612.206.3600

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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7. RENOVATE ROCKS THE RITZ - FEBRUARY 22-24

Please join the Ritz Theater for their 6th Annual Choreographer’s Evening
February 22-24, 2013

Renovate returns to rock the Ritz with this year’s eclectic lineup featuring 13 innovative choreographers.  From fresh emerging to hot tickets, this program premieres a collection of dynamic, witty, and thought-provoking choreography.  From contemporary, ballroom, hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern and more, the RENOVATE Choreographer’s Evening promises to be an unforgettable dance event.

Choreographers:  BODYTALK, Lisa Conlin, Kenna Cottman & David Marcotte, Zoe Henrot, Hiponymous, Amanda Leaveck, Christine Maginnis, Danielle Ricci, Karis Sloss, Lisa Vogel, and Vanessa Voskuil, Julie Warder, and Taja Will
Panelists: Jennifer Ilse and Mariusz Olszewski
Curator:  Lisa Conlin

Show Dates:  Friday, February 22 8pm, Saturday February 23 8pm, and Sunday, February 24 2pm

WHERE: Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. N, Minneapolis, Mn  55413

Tickets:  $18-Adults, $15 –sr/st/ne residents
For tickets call the Ritz Theater Box Office at 612-436-1129
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-5:00pm or 2 hours prior to performance or online at www.ritz-theater-org

Contact: Lisa Conlin, lisaconlin@yahoo.com

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8. BASSIST AND COMPOSER NICHOLAS GAUDETTE DEBUTS 416 COMMISSION WITH KENNA SARGE, KALEENA MILLER, ANANYA CHATTERJEA AND MAGGIE BERGERON - FEBRUARY 24

Bassist and Composer Nicholas Gaudette will be debuting a series of commissions for bass and solo dancer at the Cedar Cultural Center on February 24th at 7:30pm. The night will unfold with a series of works composed and choreographed for Gaudette's virtuosic bass stylings and Kenna Sarge, dynamic West African dancer and drummer of Voice of Culture; Kaleena Miller, virtuosic tapper of Rhythmic Circus's National Tour and Ananya Chatterjea, energetic innovator of Ananya Dance Theatre. Throughout the night, music and dance patrons alike will experience a bass line interpretation through the body, a sonata written for bass and tap, and a worldly statement expressed through the power and unity of music and movement. The audience will also have an opportunity to see Nicholas Gaudette team up with partner Maggie Bergeron to perform their Harvest suite that premiered in 2010 as a part of an evening-length work in collaboration with Maggie Bergeron & Company and The Orange Mighty Trio. This show promises to be a treat for music and dance lovers alike.

Tickets are $5. Please visit www.cedar.org to purchase tickets or call 612-338-2674. Nicholas Gaudette was a recipient of this year's 416 Club Commission, which is funded by the Jerome Foundation and presented through the Cedar Cultural Center.

Contact: Nicholas Gaudette, njgbass@gmail.com

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9. NORTHROP DANCE PRESENTS JOFFREY BALLET - FEBRUARY 26

Tue, Feb 26, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

Son of Chamber Symphony
Choreography by Stanton Welch

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Choreography by William Forsythe

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Choreography after Vaslav Nijinsky

*The U of M Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Russell Smith, performs live for Son of Chamber Symphony and The Rite of Spring.

One of America’s leading ballet companies epitomizing the highest standard of classical training, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America. A treat for Minnesota audiences after recently seeing his new Indigo, a new work choreographed by Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch will be seen in Minnesota. Originally created for the Paris Opera Ballet, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is a purely abstract work combining classical ballet lines with an air of cool detachment in this contemporary masterpiece, with Willems’ intense electronic score cutting the air like thunder. Commemorating its 100th anniversary, The Rite of Spring’s (Le Sacre du Printemps) famously scandalous world premiere in Paris caused a riot and changed dance forever. Its outrageous costumes, audacious choreography, and Stravinsky’s musical innovations secured its place in history as monumental art still relevant today. Despite its inauspicious debut, Stravinsky’s score for The Rite of Spring today stands as a magnificent musical masterpiece of the  twentieth century, being used for choreography more than any other music.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tue, Feb 26, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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10. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - FEBRUARY 27

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)
$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Pam Plagge
2. Mike Cohn
3. Margaret E. Johnson & Kara Motta

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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11. BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 1-3

In honor of its 10th anniversary of stretching the boundaries of ballroom dance, Beyond Ballroom Dance Company is reprising its most beloved show from the past decade, Dinner for Seven, a lively celebration of ballroom, Latin, swing dance and more. Beyond Ballroom is the only ongoing ballroom dance theater production company in the United States today.

Dinner for Seven has been a true highlight of our first decade as a company, and we look forward to reprising it as we move into our next decade of creating artful, entertaining ballroom dance for dance lovers across the Twin Cities,” said Deanne Michael, director and co-founder of Beyond Ballroom. “We are thrilled to share this favorite performance in the beautiful Cowles Center and to continue to share our passion for beautiful ballroom dance.”

WHEN:   Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 8 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2 pm

WHERE:  The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS:  Tickets are $28- $31, fees included, and can be purchased at http://www.thecowlescenter.org/ or at The Cowles Center box office at 528 Hennepin Ave.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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12. RAGAMALA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 1,001 BUDDHAS: JOURNEY OF THE GODS AT THE COWLES CENTER - MARCH 22-24

1,001 Buddhas: Journey of the Gods is inspired by twenty-eight Hindu deities that guard the 1,001 Buddhist statues of the Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The myriad histories and energies of these gods and goddesses bring to the modern stage a vision that traverses the scope of spiritual experience, from the intimate to the infinite.

A dynamic score by commissioned artists Wadaiko Ensemble Tokara of Nagano, Japan (taiko drums), Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan of New Dehli, India (chenda drum), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam drum), Lalit Subramanian (vocal) and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) conjures a mythic world where dance, music, and ceremony converge.

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/ragamala-dance

Contact: Ashwini Ramaswamy, ashwini781@gmail.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

Jennifer Ilse' ongoing weekly inverted dance classes run through May 22nd, 2013.

Classes take place at Fallout Arts, in their beautiful two-story back studio. Beginning/Intermediate class Tuesdays from 6-7:30PM and Advanced class Wednesdays 7:30-9PM.

Fallout Arts studio space is located at:
2601 Second Ave South
Corner of 26th St and Second Ave
Near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MCAD

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, OLA Co-Artistic Director  offleash@offleasharea.org

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14. STEP UP TO FUNDAMENTAL MODERN AT ZENON

Zenon (zenondance.org) offers Fundamentals of Modern Dance from 9:00 to 10:00 on
Saturday mornings, and Beginning One Modern immediately following from 10:00 to 11:30. Beginning One is a bit more challenging and sophisticated than Fundamentals.  These classes are beloved by the students who take them. Come to Zenon to experience what this is all about. Never taken any dance at all, ever? Try Fundamentals. You’ll have a good time.

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

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15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE - INCLUDING BOLLYWOOD AND BALKAN ROMA

Friday, Feb. 15
Daytime Dance Without Borders (Folkdancing)
Caren Grantz Keljik teaches
1:00-2:30pm
$5

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