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Dance Community News - April 17, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/THE LIVING WORD PROJECT’S THE WORD BECOMES FLESH - APRIL 18-20

2. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 19!

3. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

4. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH MOMIX AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 20-21

5. THE GATHERING AT THE BLACK DOG CAFE AND WINE BAR IN LOWERTOWN, ST. PAUL - APRIL 20

6. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST’S NIICUGNI - APRIL 21

7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 24

8. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY PRESENTS: FLAMENCO REVEALED - APRIL 25

9. STORY ATE MY LIFE - APRIL 26

10. PRE-PROM, POST-PROM PARTY! - APRIL 27

11. UPTOWN SWING & SOUL DANCE @ FIVE EVENT CENTER - APRIL 30

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

13. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY - MAY 10-12

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

ONGOING CLASSES

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

16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

17. BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES WITH MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS

18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

20. NENKIN JAM VOL. 1

21. OPEN DOOR DANCE! AT THE COWLES CENTER

22. LITERARY DEVICES MEETS PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

23. WORD BECOMES FLESH WORKSHOP: NIGGER MENTALITY

24. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE, JULY & AUGUST SUMMER INTENSIVES

25. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

26. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

27. REGISTER TODAY FOR AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20

28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

29. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

30. DIETZCHKINS DANCE - GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST WORKING GROUP

31. HOW-TO-PROVIDE - DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

32. SUMMER INTENSIVES WEEKS 2013 AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

33. HEARTBEAT STUDIOS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ACCEPTING TEACHING APPLICATIONS

34. AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY'S FALL PRODUCTION HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED

35. STAGE MANAGER NEEDED

36. LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS IN KIDS’ DANCE AND THEATER

37. REIF DANCE SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

38. TEACHING POSITIONS AT ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE AND MUSIC IN ROCHESTER

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

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

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

40. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

41. DISCOUNT ON WEB AND PRINT DESIGN BY TARA KING

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. REIF DANCE PROFILE IN MINNESOTA MIST

43. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/THE LIVING WORD PROJECT’S THE WORD BECOMES FLESH - APRIL 18-20

Intermedia Arts and MAPP International Productions present

Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project's

WORD BECOMES FLESH

Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20, 8PM

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis

$15 advance, student, senior | $18 door

Opening Night Post-Show Reception: Thursday, April 18 with performers and writer/director Marc Bamuthi Joseph

GET TICKETS: http://www.IntermediaArts.org or 612.871.4444

Word Becomes Flesh is a deeply honest and raw physical performance, blending spoken word, dance and live music. This series of performed letters from a young, single father to his unborn son, fuses tender stories, playful wit—and at times, purposeful rage—to give voice to complexities and contradictions surrounding race and gender in America. Written and directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Written and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite, Daveed Diggs, Dion Decibels, Kahlil Anthony, Michael Turner and B.Yung.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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2. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 19!

This season marks Eclectic Edge Ensemble's diamond year - its 10th anniversary as a dance company! It has been such an amazing 10 years for EEE, and we would love to celebrate, honor and thank you our patrons at our Breakfast (for Dinner) at Tiffany's fundraiser.

We will have fabulous breakfast items including a build your own French toast bar, bacon donated from Kramarczkes, two different types of quiches, sweet treats from New French Bakery, Keys, and more classic breakfast dishes.

In addition to a great breakfast-themed meal, you will also have the opportunity to win fabulous silent auction items including: Saints baseball tickets, theatre tickets all over the Twin Cities, nutrition packages, yoga sessions, restaurant gift cards, and much, much, more!

What: Breakfast (for Dinner) at Tiffany’s

When: Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Dinner Reservations at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Where: East Side Neighborhood Services - 1700 2nd St. NE, Mpls

Why: All proceeds support Eclectic Edge Ensemble!

Cost: $25/person; $40/couple; $10/child 12 & under

Reservations: Email eeedance@gmail.com by Thursday, April 18th. Please include:

-Your name

-Contact number

-Number of people in your party

-Which dinner you plan to attend (6pm or 8pm)

Come to indulge in a delicious meal of savory breakfast dishes and sweet treats while also celebrating 10 years of shining performances and community arts leadership. Your support will help to ensure there are many more years in Eclectic Edge Ensemble's glittering future.

Contact: Karis Sloss, karis_sloss@yahoo.com

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3. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

Kala Vandanam is honored to present

SPANDA

Vibration - Life Force of the Universe

Bharatanatyam by the highly distinguished Leela Samson and Company

Performing for the first time in the Twin Cities

The internationally distinguished Leela Samson, along with the acclaimed Special Guest Artist Bragha Bessell and a company of highly talented dancers present SPANDA. Leela Samson is considered one of the most eminent Bharatanatyam dancers of our time. Her technical virtuosity and the poetry and polish she brings to the stage make her an unforgettable dancer.

This is a unique opportunity for Twin Cities audiences to experience Bharatanatyam in an ensemble performance led by one of India's most distinguished artists.

SPANDA

Choreography by Leela Samson

Special Guest Artist: Bragha Bessell

Company

Christopher Gurusamy

B. Harikrishnan

Satyapriya Mohan Iyer

Saisanthosh Radhakrishnan

Bilva Raman

Jin Shanshan

Arun K. Velayudhan

Show at 7:30pm, with seating at 7:15pm

Tickets - All Seating is Reserved

http://spanda.brownpapertickets.com

Advanced Purchase (online) - $27

At the door (Cash Only) - $30

Wellstone Center Performance Space

179 Robie St East

St Paul, MN 55107

For Map, Directions and Parking -

http://www.wellstonecenter.com/aboutUs_Location.htm

“Spanda” - a vibration - is symbolic of the enduring and perpetual energy that is the life force of the universe. It incorporates the philosophical concept of “Prithvi” - Mother Earth - as the center and source of energy in the universe, and equates it with the “nabham” - the womb - as the origin of energy in the human body. It is a journey inwards seeking the essential “center”, the origin of movement and its source of strength.

For more information: http://www.kalavandanam.com/spanda2013

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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4. CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH MOMIX AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 20-21

The Cowles Center presents internationally-known MOMIX April 20-21! Beautiful and enthralling, Botanica is the perfect show for the entire family! Always an audience favorite, MOMIX, under the direction of Moses Pendleton, defies categorization as easily as its dancers defy gravity. Mesmerizing, magical and imaginative, MOMIX spellbinds audiences across the globe. Botanica creates a magical and ethereal world.  Dancer-illusionists conjure surrealistic images using light,  shadow, props, humor and the human body. Tickets run up to $39. Discounts available. Go to http://www.thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3600 for tickets and info.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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5. THE GATHERING AT THE BLACK DOG CAFE AND WINE BAR IN LOWERTOWN, ST. PAUL - APRIL 20

Saturday, April 20th, 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Sendero Flamenco hosts this monthly music & dance event of Gypsy-inspired performance.  This month's featured performers are Anda Flamenco Company and Las Zapatistas.

TIckets; $8 in advance; $5 at the door.  Purchase advanced reserved seating at: http://www.sendero-flamenco.com/?page_id=2146

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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6. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST’S NIICUGNI - APRIL 21

Northrop and The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University Present

Women of Substance

Emily Johnson/Catalyst

Sun, Apr 21, 7:00 pm

The O'Shaughnessy

Niicugni (2012)

Created and performed by Emily Johnson with Aretha Aoki, James Everest, Bethany Lacktorin, and Heidi Eckwall

Originally from Alaska and currently based in Minneapolis, director/choreographer/curator Emily Johnson’s Niicugni is second in a trilogy of work. Niicugni ― the word ― is a directive to pay attention, to listen. Niicugni the dance quietly compels such attentiveness through its layering of multiple dances, live music, stories, and histories. Housed within a light/sound installation of hand-made, functional fish-skin lanterns, Niicugni asks ― can we pay attention to the ways we do and do not listen to our bodies, histories, impulses and environments? Equating the molecules of land with the cells that comprise our bodies, Niicugni is also about how land, or place, like our bodies is a repository of past, present, and future.

*Please note: The artist has requested that there be no late seating for this performance. We will not be able to seat you if you arrive after 7:00 p.m.

LOBBY EXHIBIT

Come early to experience the lobby exhibit with photos, video, and more.

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION

Connect with Emily Johnson for a Q & A immediately following the performance from the stage.

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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7. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Supergroup

2. Hannah Kramer

3. Erin Malley (San Francisco)

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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8. ANDA FLAMENCO COMPANY PRESENTS: FLAMENCO REVEALED - APRIL 25

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mango Bar and Grill – 501 E Hennepin Av, Minneapolis

7:00-9:00 PM with incredible happy hour specials starting at 6pm

A Monthly Flamenco Tablao (Cabaret)

Hosted by Kristina de Sacramento y Rafael de Tresa

www.mangobargrill.com

(612) 331-3360 Reservations

Contact: Maria Mancuso, mancu001@umn.edu

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9. STORY ATE MY LIFE - APRIL 26

A product of a year long process in personal research and storytelling, Story Ate My Life re-enters memories from our place now, our cells remembering, memories that haunt us, iterations of the possible relationships one can have with another.

Conceived/choreographed by Kara Motta and Margaret E Johnson

Music composed and performed by Eric Mayson

Special appearances by

Maggie Zepp

John Mark

Justin Spooner

April 26 with shows at 7pm & 10pm

Location: The Friction Collective

1211 Washington Ave S, Mpls

$5 suggested donation.  Refreshments provided by Kara's mom!

Please DO NOT park in the Bobby and Steve's parking lot. Or you will die.

The Friction Collective is an interdisciplinary queer arts collective. Since August 2012, The Friction Collective has been creating and hosting performance and visual arts events in downtown Minneapolis for the Twin Cities queer and ally communities.

https://www.facebook.com/TheFrictionCollective

Contact: Kara Motta, mott0041@umn.edu

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10. UPTOWN SWING & SOUL DANCE @ FIVE EVENT CENTER - APRIL 30

Come join us for an amazing night as Naomi Uyama leads the Uptown Swing combo, some of the Twin Cities' best jazz musicians, for 2 sets of live jazz followed by a DJed soul set of the best (and most danceable!) 60's soul music around. Brought to you by Uptown Swing. Here are the details:

April 30th, 2013

7:30 - 11pm

Five Event Center

2917 Bryant Ave S

(just off Lake & Bryant in Uptown)

$12 cover

$2 off with student ID

$2 off for March session Uptown Swing students

7:30pm - Beginner recap lesson

7:45pm - Soul line dance lesson

8:00pm - Uptown Swing Combo

9:45pm - Soul music DJ

Website: http://www.uptownswing.net/events/uptown-swing-soul/

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/312965258831184/

Contact: Peter Strom, uptownswinglessons@gmail.com

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11. PRE-PROM, POST-PROM PARTY! - APRIL 27

Saturday, April 27th 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Memory Lanes

2520 26th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55406

$20 Adults, $15 Children/Students

Family attractions such as bowling and food will be available all afternoon. A silent auction and dance party, featuring music and entertainment by the Leaver’s Ball prom band: Nicholas Gaudette, Dan Choma, Eric Mayson and Linnea Mohn will round out the event. Excerpts from Leaver’s Ball will be performed throughout the afternoon in various locales at Memory Lanes by the fantastic Mary Easter, Andrea Zimmerman, Gabe Anderson, Dustin Haug and Emma Barber. Prom attire optional!

Maggie Bergeron & Company is currently working on a modern dance piece entitled Leaver’s Ball inspired by the unique experience of high school prom. Maggie received a Jerome Travel and Study grant to attend seven different high school proms across the country. The work will draw from these experiences and be premiered at the Red Eye Theater July 11-13, 2013.  

Contact: Maggie Bergeron, maggie@maggiebdance.org  

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

30 Years of Moving Dance

Zenon Dance Company’s 30th Anniversary

Spring Season: May 3-12, 2013

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

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

The Spring Season

Who: Zenon Dance Company, 30th Anniversary Spring Season

When: 8 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11; 7 p.m. May 5* & 12 (*ASL interpreted)

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Tickets: $34 (includes fees); $54 for both weekends (includes fees) 612.206.3600

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

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

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

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13. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY - MAY 10-12

Twin Cities Ballet, in collaboration with Ballet Royale Minnesota, presents the world premiere of its newest full-length production. Cinderella 1944: A Love Story is an original story inspired by the classic tale, set in war-torn England. This production, two years in the making, features an original musical compilation and original stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that includes swing and modern dance styles in addition to classical ballet.

This unique reimagining of Cinderella’s struggles, survival and journey of discovery, told through dance and music, will surprise and delight, and provide a touching and memorable experience for all.  Recommended for ages 5 and older.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Tickets available in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Box Office, via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com,

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Twin-Cities-Ballet-of-Minnesota-tickets/artist/1791376?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Twin Cities Ballet is the Resident Dance Company of the South Metro's premier professional theater, the 1000-seat state-of-the-art Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

For more information visit

www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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

Reserve your tickets now

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

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

The show will be held at;

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

For tickets please visit www.niclincoln.com/yes or call 612-206-3600 Tickets will also be available at the door. All tickets are $20.

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

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

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

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ONGOING CLASSES

15. 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 send us an email at megan@collidetheatrical.com.

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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16. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

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

Thursday, April 18

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Friday, April 19

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

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

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, April 20

Hambo

6:30-7:30pm

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

combined (general admission)

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Contratopia with caller Beau Farmer

7:30-11:00pm

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

Sunday, April 21

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with Mary Kay Schladweiler

7:00-9:00pm

5$

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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17. BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES WITH MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS

Contempo Physical Dance is pleased to announce a 6-week session of open Brazilian Contemporary Dance technique classes. Classes are Saturdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm beginning April 13th and continuing through May 18th. Classes will be taught by Marciano Silva dos Santos and are based on the corporeality of Brazilian contemporary dance explored through the lens of his personal movement research and the development of sensitivity to effort, quality and dynamics within the movement.

Warm-up includes working on core strength, flexibility, stamina, groundedness and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class from beginning to advanced levels.

Classes will take place at the Jawaahir dance studio, located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Cost is $14 for a single class or $72 for all 6 classes.

For more information and reserve your space in the class, please call 612-619-4116 or email to contempophysicaldance@gmail.com.

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

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18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

Saint Paul City Ballet School classes continue through May for all levels. Additional classes added in Beginning Ballet for Adults and Teens!

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

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

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gadu

Subbody Butoh Practitioner

5015 14th Avenue South,

Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-703-7501

Subbody.Gadu@gmail.com

Web: www.gadusubbody.weebly.com

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20. NENKIN JAM VOL. 1

Nenkin Butoh Dan (粘菌舞踏団)presents:

Nenkin Jam Vol. 1

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

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

Tickets: FREE (your Love Gifts are greatly appreciated)

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

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21. OPEN DOOR DANCE! AT THE COWLES CENTER

Lindy, Jitterbug, Swing … it’s all great fun when you learn the most common form of swing dance that works with many styles of music, from big band to rockabilly to country and more!  Swing into spring with the basic step of East Coast Swing, then learn popular moves and fun, easy sequences. Based in the traditions of Lindy Hop, a true American folk dance, we keep a strong focus on lead-&-follow partnered dance skills for the social dance

floor.  Even newer dancers will be ready to go out dancing after just one class!

April 24 @ 6pm

$10/person

$15/pair

Contact: Laura Bohne, lbohne@thecowlescenter.org

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22. LITERARY DEVICES MEETS PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

Saturday, April 20, 11AM-2PM

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis 55408

http://www.IntermediaArts.org  612.871.4444

$25 master class. Limited space; reservations required.

This master class is a fusion of writing and performance, teaching artists how to take the page to the stage. Participants will gain the tools to begin the writing process and how to maintain the theme, influence content, and possible ways to finish a particular writing. Then learn to develop performance skills and their own performance style. Tools will be shared around performance prep, understanding the evolving process of performing in front of an audience, and how to continue to create meaningful work. Master class participants should have extensive experience with Spoken Word and its aesthetic. They will be asked to share work they have created previously and critical feedback will be distributed in workshop setting. Led by Word Becomes Flesh performers. Dancers and performers welcome.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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23. WORD BECOMES FLESH WORKSHOP: NIGGER MENTALITY

Wednesday, April 17, 10AM-12PM

Free performance & discussion; reservations required.

REGISTER TODAY:

https://ima.tixato.com/buy/word-becomes-flesh-workshops-nigger-mentality/04-17-2013-1000am

or 612.871.4444

Please bring a lunch or reserve a $10 boxed lunch

Recommended for ages 12+

In Word Becomes Flesh, the scene entitled “Nigger Mentality” takes audience members on a journey into the birth of the word nigger, and its accompanying mentality. The subject matter of this workshop is sensitive and demands an ability to think about the word and subject matter in a critical and mature way. This piece mythologizes the origination of the nigger mentality, and invites participants to discuss the genealogy as it is detailed through the text and performance. Led by Word Becomes Flesh artists and local, multidisciplinary artist Shá Cage. A part of the Word Becomes Flesh artist residency. Dancers and performers welcome.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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24. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE, JULY & AUGUST SUMMER INTENSIVES

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Auditions  required for the July and August programs (Audition by DVD permitted through April 26). Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

Special guest faculty include:

BONNIE MATHIS, former Principal, ABT & Director Ballet Arts Minnesota, and

GARY JOYCE, former Principal, Bavarian State Opera Ballet.

BALLET ROYALE 2013 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

1)   SPRING INTO SUMMER FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN, June 10 – 21, 2013. NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

For Intermediate/Advanced (minimum of two years Pointe) through Professionals; daily Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

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. Performance opportunity for full-program students.

3)   AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 10 – 23, 2013,

AUDITION REQUIRED.

Ages 12 and older (minimum 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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25. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

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

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

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

Dates: June 10-21, 2013 (Monday thru Friday) Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (with a lunch break)

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

Cost: $500

– Registration must be completed by May 15th

– 15% OFF for EARLY paid registration by April 19th

Registration: online at arena-dances.org

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

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26. 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 Extended to Friday May 3rd at 5 P.M

Notification by email no later than Friday May 10th

 

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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27. REGISTER TODAY FOR AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20

AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP:

Implementing the K-12 Standards with Artistry and Respect

Saturday April 20

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Perpich Center for Arts Education

Registration Fee: $35

The K-12 Dance Standards require students to demonstrate understanding of cultural and historical contexts of dance, including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.

- What does this mean for K-12 Dance Specialists and schools?

- How can teaching artists and dance companies working in the schools help students understand dance in cultural and historical contexts?

- How does dance figure into Anishinaabe and Dakota tribes and communities?

Through interactive experiences, model lessons, and live demonstrations, this workshop supports dance educators and teaching artists in learning about Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. Participants will understand the learning goals and appropriate implementation of benchmarks that specify learning about the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.

Lead presenter Darlene St. Clair is an enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton, Minnesota, and currently serves as Visiting Associate Professor at UM teaching courses in Dakota Culture and History. Presenters also include Red Tree Drum Group and dancers Tawny Hale, Leya Hale and Lee Goodman demonstrating Pow Wow dance styles and explaining contextual traditions.

If you plan to attend, please register in advance. Download registration form from American Indian Dance Workshop web site:

http://www.pcae.k12.mn.us/news/nav_am_dance_wksp.html

Fax completed registration form to: 763-591-4759

Or email your registration form to: janice.schroer@pcae.k12.mn.us

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

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28. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

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

TAKE CLASS AND LEARN REPERTORY FROM ZENON DANCE COMPANY!

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

DROP IN RATES:

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

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

Whole Day Drop-In- $35

No registration necessary for drop-ins!

3 DAY PACKAGE:

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

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $100!

Register at zenondance.org/store!

More Info:

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

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

More info: http://www.zenondance.org/intensive

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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29. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

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

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

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

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis MN, 55403

612-338-1101

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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30. DIETZCHKINS DANCE - GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST WORKING GROUP

"Dietzchkins Dance" is a working group using German Expressionist themes and methodology. This is an open working group in April, May and June 2013. We are preparing for the Margret Dietz Centenary Celebration on June 15, 2013. There is no cost to you and your fee will be waived at the Dietz Centenary if you are performing. Meetings are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Patrick's Cabaret on Sundays April 21, May 5, 12, 26 and June 2 and 9. Informal performance of the dance choir created will be June 15th at the College of Saint Benedict. FFI: Call Lindalee Soderstrom 507-523-2327 or email fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com. Also see Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy or Margret Dietz Remembrance Project on Facebook.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com, 507-523-2327

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31. HOW-TO-PROVIDE - DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

HOW-TO-PROVIDE Dance as a Human Service will be taught at Cowles/7th floor on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday June 10, 11 and 12, 2013. Class will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuition is by donation. All are welcome! Teachers, youth, young dance educators, retired dancers - anyone with the knack and the feel for sharing the arts of dance, movement and song with special needs populations who wants content and clarification in developing their own theory and practice of working with persons with special needs in shelters, prisons, group homes and even churches and daycares - will find this three day workshop key. Lindalee Soderstrom is a Master of Human Development, and also licensed as a Practical Nurse. She brings her experiences offering dance/voice in closed treatment settings - with heartfelt hope for the health of all persons - even those who would not ordinarily dance.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com, 507-523-2327

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32. SUMMER INTENSIVES WEEKS 2013 AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

July 15-19: Level 1-2 Pre-pointe Intensive, Age 9+ with previous experience

June 24-28 and August 19-23: Level 3-5 Ballet Intensive ages 12+ with previous experience

Daily schedule includes ballet technique class, repertoire and conditioning.

Also, Monday through Thursday evenings try an Adult Beginner summer class and exercise with elegance.

Please visit us at www.spcballet.org for registration forms and additional information.

Contact: Sonia, spcb@spcballet.org/651-690-1588

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

33. HEARTBEAT STUDIOS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ACCEPTING TEACHING APPLICATIONS

Heartbeat Studios Performing Arts Center, Apple Valley, MN is accepting applications for teaching positions for upper-level ballet and pointe, ages middle school through adult for 2013-2014 season. We are looking for an educated, energetic and enthusiastic ballet teacher who will inspire our dancers and who can work well independently as well as collaboratively in the creation of each production.  Our summer (seven-week) ballet classes are Thursday evenings 5:00-8:30pm from July 11th through August 22nd. Our Fall begins September 9th and runs through spring June 16th. Fall-spring ballet evening classes have not yet been set yet, so we can work around your schedule. Send your resume/bio to kristinhtbt@frontiernet.net.

We are a non-competitive art education-based performing arts center with an academy program for college prep in performing arts and are very proud of our many students who receive scholarships into college and theater programs across the country. All of our staff are performing art professionals who direct/choreograph or are in performing dance or theater companies. We work collaboratively with our teaching staff to produce productions that include dance (ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, break-dance, improvisation and cultural dance forms), acting and choir.

Contact: Kristin Freya, kristinhtbt@frontiernet.net

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34. AUDITIONS FOR COLLIDE THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY'S FALL PRODUCTION HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company has rescheduled auditions for its fall production, I’ll Be Seeing You.

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

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

ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company apologizes for the schedule change but looks forward to seeing everyone soon!

Contact: Megan Spanjers, megan@collidetheatrical.com

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35. STAGE MANAGER NEEDED

Stage manager needed for dance performances at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis on June 14-15, 2013.

Please contact Sarah LaRose-Holland for more info at sarahlarose@hotmail.com.

If you have someone to suggest we contact, please email Sarah their contact info. Thanks!

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36. LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS IN KIDS’ DANCE AND THEATER

I am looking for a few like-minded individuals interested in collaborating on a project involving kids dance and theater.

If you-

Love working with kids

Have a dance and/or theatre background

Are interested in launching a new project involving both,

Contact me!

I am looking for people interested in a more holistic approach in a learning setting. This program will be less about competition, and more about fostering creativity and teaching young ones how to comfortably express, starting with their peers and then society.

Contact: Marisha Erickson, Childrenscreativehaven@gmail.com

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37. REIF DANCE SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

The Reif Dance Program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a jazz and tap instructor. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and a start date no later than September 10, 2013. This is the lead instructor and choreographer for all jazz and tap levels.  The ideal candidate will also have strong skills for teaching beginning dancers, and may also teach some modern, Zumba, hiphop or other forms.  For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at  dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5783.

Contact: Katie Benes, katie@reifcenter.org

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38. TEACHING POSITIONS AT ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE AND MUSIC IN ROCHESTER

Allegro School of Dance and Music, Rochester, MN is accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2013-2014 season. Openings include upper-level ballet, children's work and more. Send your resume/bio to AllegroDanceMusic@gmail.com. Looking forward to a great dance education collaboration!

Contact: Janet Johnson, allegrodancemusic@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

40. FREE CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS COUNSELING SESSIONS

Are you a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow or trying to be proactive about your future?  Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers grants and support for college tuition, small business creation, vocational study and more.  Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are free; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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41. DISCOUNT ON WEB AND PRINT 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, 651-321-1812

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. REIF DANCE PROFILE IN MINNESOTA MIST

Gary Peterson profiled Amy Earnest and Lance Hardin in Minnesota Mist; they are Co-Ballet Directors of Reif Dance in Grand Rapids, Minnesota:

http://minnesotamist.blogspot.com/2013/04/shaping-young-dance-dreams-in-grand.html

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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43. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

The book Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy is still available at $30.00 for dancers interested in German Expressionist modern dance. Margret Dietz taught in Minnesota in the early 1970s, at the U-MN, The Hauser School and founded Choreogram Dance Company and School. This memoir chronicles Ms. Dietz's life in Europe as a student and friend of Mary Wigman during WWII. Written by Freeman, Nickell and Soderstrom in 2010, it follows her story from Germany to America in 1953 and through her career as educator, choreographer, and exemplar of the Mary Wigman School in America. She passed away in 1972 and was lovingly buried at The College of Saint Benedict where her Centenary will be celebrated on June 14th and 15t, 2013. Archives will be dedicated, a Master Class taught by Thern Anderson with an informal performance by Dietzchkins and Friends. Exhibits will include Charlotte Rudolph photography from the 1930s - which is also featured in the memoir from Margret's portfolio. This Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Margret Dietz has grown from the research and scholarship in the book, and dance writers will have a sense of continuity from dance as history, telling our own stories and on into a permanent archival setting. FFI: Lindalee Soderstrom 507-523-2327/fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com. Books can be hand-delivered to you or purchased at the Centennial Gathering.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

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

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

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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Dance Community News - April 10, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - APRIL 11

2. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS IN DULUTH - APRIL 13

3. MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/THE LIVING WORD PROJECT’S WORD BECOMES FLESH - APRIL 18-20

4. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - APRIL 19

5. VI PLAGGE'S DAUGHTER, PAM - AN EVENING OF DANCE- APRIL 19-20

6. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

7. SAVE THE DATES! SAVE THE DATES! SAVE THE DATES! LOTS OF DANCE AT BRYANT-LAKE BOWL THEATER THIS SEASON

8. KAIROS ALIVE! DANCE COMPANY - APRIL 20

9. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST’S NIICUGNI - APRIL 21

10. PRE-PROM, POST-PROM PARTY! - APRIL 27

11. 30 YEARS OF MOVING DANCE - MAY 3-12

12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY MAY 10-12

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

ONGOING CLASSES

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

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

17. BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES WITH MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS

18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. 6TH ANNUAL FAKOLY DANCE & DRUM PROJECT

20. WORKSHOP: “NIGGER MENTALITY”

21. LITERARY DEVICES MEETS PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

22. WHO’S IN CHARGE? A MINNESOTA THEATER FORUM ON LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY

23. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE, JULY & AUGUST SUMMER INTENSIVES

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

25. MOVE YOUR YOGA!

26. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

27. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

28. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

29. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

30. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

31. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

32. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

33. LISA FIRST - THIS FRIDAY AT ZENON!

34. SUMMER INTENSIVES WEEKS 2013 AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

35. DIETZCHKINS DANCE - GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST WORKING GROUP

36. HOW-TO-PROVIDE - DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

37. MN AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING THE K12 STANDARDS WITH ARTISTRY AND RESPECT

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. CHOREOGRAPHERS: SIX MORE DAYS TO APPLY FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013!

39. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: APRIL 14, 2013

40. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

41. PRINCIPAL MALE DANCER AUDITIONS

42. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

43. LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS IN KIDS’ DANCE AND THEATER

44. "WARDROBE MALFUNCTION" TOPIC OF JUNE 5 RABBIT SHOW

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

45. “LOOK WHO’S LOOKING NOW: HOW WE WATCH, WHAT WE THINK, AND WHY IT MATTERS”

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - APRIL 11

Young Dance presents a Dance for All Abilities showcase, featuring work done in our Integrated Dance classes and new choreography by Michael Cohn. FREE.

5:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Road.

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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2. CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS IN DULUTH - APRIL 13

Over the Top Dance Productions and the Christopher Watson Dance Company present It Happened. It’s Real. YOU ARE HERE on Saturday, April 13th, 2013. 8:00 pm. There is ONE SHOW ONLY — Fregeau Auditorium at Marshall School: 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth.

Performing artists include: Laura-Selle Virtucio (Shapiro and Smith, Zenon; Black Label Movement), Byron Johnson (Minneapolis Salsa Movement, The Salsa Police, salsa dance instructor at Social Dance Studio), Leah Lapic (Minneapolis Zumba instructor and salsa dance performer), Alex Loch (aerial silk dancer), Erin Tope (Duluth Dolls), Jay Cai (Minneapolis ballroom dancer and competitor), Andrea Johnson-Kuzel and Darren Franco (ballroom teachers and competitors), Juliana Bertelsen, Paul Kimpling, Renee Miller, Nikolay Zhelev, and Johanna Dittus.

CWDC features dances ranging from witty to poignant that explore the hairy friction of incompatible relationships and our interdependence with family members and friends throughout the stages of our lives, to music by Bono, Ingrid Michaelson, Bruce Springsteen, Cake, Bon Iver, Fun., Caravan Palace, Andrea Bocelli & Katharine McPhee, Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, and the driving rhythms of Bhangra, a genre of riff-oriented popular music associated with the Punjabi region of India. The dancers from CWDC who will be appearing are: Megan Bridges, Justin Carlson, Jonathan Ciccarelli, Heidi Draskoci-Johnson, Catlin Henderson, Lori Mercil, Una Setia, and Christopher Watson.

General Admission tickets: $15 adults, $8 children 12 and under. Group rate of 8 or more: $10/person Tickets are available at the door or in advance at:

http://danceperformance.eventbrite.com/

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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3. MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/THE LIVING WORD PROJECT’S WORD BECOMES FLESH - APRIL 18-20

Intermedia Arts and MAPP International Productions present

MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH/THE LIVING WORD PROJECT’S

WORD BECOMES FLESH

Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20, 8 pm

Intermedia Arts // 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15 advance, student, senior / $18 door

Tickets: http://www.IntermediaArts.org  612.871.4444

Opening Night Post-Show Reception: Thursday, April 18 with performers and writer/director Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Word Becomes Flesh is a deeply honest and raw physical performance, blending spoken word, dance and live music. This series of performed letters from a young, single father to his unborn son, fuses tender stories, playful wit—and at times, purposeful rage—to give voice to complexities and contradictions surrounding race and gender in America. Written/directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Written/performed by Dahlak Brathwaite, Daveed Diggs, Dion Decibels, Kahlil Anthony, Michael Turner and B.Yung.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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4. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - APRIL 19

is in a little over a week!

Have you made your reservation?

You are cordially invited to Eclectic Edge Ensemble's...

BREAKFAST (FOR DINNER) AT TIFFANY'S

This season marks Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s diamond year - its 10th anniversary! For this memorable year, it seems appropriate to match up a particularly dazzling Hepburn film with EEE’s annual dinner fundraiser…hence a Tiffany’s-inspired breakfast for dinner!

Come to indulge in a delicious meal of savory dishes and sweet treats while also celebrating 10 years of shining performances and community arts leadership. Your support will help to ensure there are many more years in Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s glittering future.

What: Breakfast (for Dinner) at Tiffany’s

When: Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Dinner Reservations at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Where: East Side Neighborhood Services - 1700 2nd St. NE, Mpls

Why: All proceeds support Eclectic Edge Ensemble!

Cost: $25/person; $40/couple; $10/child 12 & under

*Cash or check only

Reservations: Email eeedance@gmail.com by Monday, April 15th

Please include:

-Your name

-Contact number

-Number of people in your party

-Which dinner you plan to attend (6pm or 8pm)

You probably won’t need your oversized sunglasses at this nighttime event, but layering on the sparkly accessories is a definite must!  So…hail a yellow taxi (like Audrey!) and join us April 19th for food and fun in support of EEE!

Contact: Karis Sloss, karis_sloss@yahoo.com

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5. VI PLAGGE'S DAUGHTER, PAM - AN EVENING OF DANCE- APRIL 19-20

As a painfully shy fräulein growing up in Ludersfeld, Germany, never in her wildest dreams could Pam Plagge imagine that she would dance her way to fame and fortune on stages across the world. For one weekend only she is coming out of retirement to perform with an all-star cast from Cuba, Peru, Finland, Kentucky, Guinea, Minnesota, and Long Island. This tantalizing spectacle of mambo, schuhplattling, rumba, orisha-modern, and high-intensity aerobics is sure to make Vi proud.

April 19 & 20 - 7 p.m.

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater

810 West Lake Street - Minneapolis, MN

Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of the show - Buy online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call the BLB box office at 612-825-8949

Choreographers/Performers: Pam Plagge, Vi Plagge, April Sellers, Kristin Morant, Whitney McClusky, Fodé Bangoura, Bruno Rivera, Ann Dolan, Jeanne Lucita, Yeniel "Chini" Domenech, Giselle Mejia, Cate Mckinney

Contact: Pam Plagge, plagge.isaac@gmail.com

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6. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

Kala Vandanam is honored to present

SPANDA

Vibration - Life Force of the Universe

Leela Samson and Company

Performing for the first time in the Twin Cities

The internationally distinguished Leela Samson, along with the acclaimed Special Guest Artist Bragha Bessell and a company of highly talented dancers present SPANDA. Leela Samson is considered one of the most eminent Bharatanatyam dancers of our time. Her technical virtuosity and the poetry and polish she brings to the stage make her an unforgettable dancer.

This is a unique opportunity for Twin Cities audiences to experience Bharatanatyam in an ensemble performance led by one of India's most distinguished artists.

SPANDA

Choreography by Leela Samson

Special Guest Artist: Bragha Bessell

Company

Christopher Gurusamy

B. Harikrishnan

Satyapriya Mohan Iyer

Saisanthosh Radhakrishnan

Bilva Raman

Jin Shanshan

Arun K. Velayudhan

Show at 7:30pm, with seating at 7:15pm

Tickets - All Seating is Reserved

http://spanda.brownpapertickets.com

Advanced Purchase (online) - $27

At the door (Cash Only) - $30

Wellstone Center Performance Space

179 Robie St East

St Paul, MN 55107

For Map, Directions and Parking -

http://www.wellstonecenter.com/aboutUs_Location.htm

“Spanda” - a vibration - is symbolic of the enduring and perpetual energy that is the life force of the universe. It incorporates the philosophical concept of “Prithvi” - Mother Earth - as the center and source of energy in the universe, and equates it with the “nabham” - the womb - as the origin of energy in the human body. It is a journey inwards seeking the essential “center”, the origin of movement and its source of strength.

For more information: http://www.kalavandanam.com/spanda2013

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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7. SAVE THE DATES! SAVE THE DATES! SAVE THE DATES! LOTS OF DANCE AT BRYANT-LAKE BOWL THEATER THIS SEASON

PAM PLAGGE

Vi Plagge's Daughter, Pam

Friday April 19 @ 7pm

Saturday April 20 @ 7pm

9x22 DANCE/LAB

presented and hosted by Laurie Van Wieren

Wednesday April 24 @ 8pm

Wednesday May 22 @ 8pm

Wednesday June 26 @ 8pm

Wednesday July 24 @ 8pm

THE RABBIT SHOW

presented by John Munger/Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble

Topic for June will be "Wardrobe Malfunctions"

Wednesday June 5 @ 7pm

HIJACK + SCOTT HERON

Friday June 14 @ 7pm

Saturday June 15 @ 7pm

CHRIS YON/TARYN GRIGGS

The Very Unlikeliness (I'm Going to KILL You!) [again&again version]

Friday June 21 @ 7pm

Saturday June 22 @ 7pm

Sunday June 23 @ 7pm

Friday June 29 @ 7pm

Saturday June 30 @ 7pm

reservations and more info:

http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

612-825-8949

Contact: Kristin Van Loon, kristin@bryantlakebowl.com

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8. KAIROS ALIVE! DANCE COMPANY - APRIL 20

Kairos Alive! Dance Company will perform as part of the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church Arts Series, April 20, 7:00 pm.  Tickets: $12.00.  (Holy Nativity is at 3900 Winnetka Ave., New Hope, MN.)  

Questions:  Kathy Mohn, 612-703-2727

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9. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST’S NIICUGNI - APRIL 21

Northrop and The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University Present

Women of Substance

Emily Johnson/Catalyst

Sun, Apr 21, 7:00 pm

The O'Shaughnessy

Niicugni (2012)

Created and performed by Emily Johnson with Aretha Aoki, James Everest, Bethany Lacktorin, and Heidi Eckwall

Choreography, writing, and direction by Emily Johnson

Music composition by James Everest and Bethany Lacktorin

Originally from Alaska and currently based in Minneapolis, director/choreographer/curator Emily Johnson has created work since 1998 that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance.

Niicugni ― the word ― is a directive to pay attention, to listen. Niicugni the dance quietly compels such attentiveness through its layering of multiple dances, live music, stories, and histories. Housed within a light/sound installation of hand-made, functional fish-skin lanterns, Niicugni asks – can we pay attention to the ways we do and do not listen to our bodies, histories, impulses and environments? Equating the molecules of land with the cells that comprise our bodies, Niicugni is also about how land, or place, like our bodies is a repository of past, present, and future. It holds, at once, myth and truth, magic and evil, hope and death, laughter and monsters, as well as ancestral histories and cultural identities. In the moment of each performance, Niicugni wonders if we can recognize the importance of everyone in the room? Can we see ourselves as part of the whole? Can we absorb that everyone we see is here now and will be gone?

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION

Connect with Emily Johnson for a Q & A immediately following the performance from the stage.

Contact: Melissa Wray, wrayx027@umn.edu

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10. PRE-PROM, POST-PROM PARTY! - APRIL 27

Saturday, April 27th 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Memory Lanes

2520 26th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55406

$20 Adults, $15 Children/Students

Family attractions such as bowling and food will be available all afternoon. A silent auction and dance party, featuring music and entertainment by the Leaver’s Ball prom band: Nicholas Gaudette, Dan Choma, Eric Mayson and Linnea Mohn will round out the event. Excerpts from Leaver’s Ball will be performed throughout the afternoon in various locales at Memory Lanes by the fantastic Mary Easter, Andrea Zimmerman, Gabe Anderson, Dustin Haug and Emma Barber. Prom attire optional!

Maggie Bergeron & Company is currently working on a modern dance piece entitled Leaver’s Ball inspired by the unique experience of high school prom. Maggie received a Jerome Travel and Study grant to attend seven different high school proms across the country. The work will draw from these experiences and be premiered at the Red Eye Theater July 11-13, 2013.  

Contact: Maggie Bergeron, bergeronm@spcpa.org

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11. 30 YEARS OF MOVING DANCE - MAY 3-12

30 Years of Moving Dance

Zenon Dance Company’s 30th Anniversary

Spring Season: May 3-12, 2013

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

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

Live percussion scores composed/performed by JT Bates and Peter O’Gorman

Final performances by veteran company member Greg Waletski

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

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

The Spring Season

Who: Zenon Dance Company, 30th Anniversary Spring Season

When: 8 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11; 7 p.m. May 5* & 12 (*ASL interpreted)

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Tickets: $34 (includes fees), $54 for both weekends (includes fees)

612.206.3600

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

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12. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY MAY 10-12

Twin Cities Ballet, in collaboration with Ballet Royale Minnesota, presents the world premiere of its newest full-length production. Cinderella 1944: A Love Story is an original story inspired by the classic tale, set in war-torn England. This production, two years in the making, features an original musical compilation and original stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that includes swing and modern dance styles in addition to

classical ballet.

This unique reimagining of Cinderella’s struggles, survival and journey of discovery, told through dance and music, will surprise and delight, and provide a touching and memorable experience for all.  Recommended for ages 5 and older.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Tickets available in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Box Office, via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com,

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Twin-Cities-Ballet-of-Minnesota-tickets/artist/1791376?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Twin Cities Ballet is the Resident Dance Company of the South Metro's premier professional theater, the 1000-seat state-of-the-art Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

For more information visit

www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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

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

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

The show will be held at;

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

For tickets please visit www.niclincoln.com/yes or call 612-206-3600. All tickets are $20.

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

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

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

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ONGOING CLASSES

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

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm (Intermediate/Advanced)

*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: Megan Spanjers, Megan@collidetheatrical.com

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15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

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

Thursday, April 11

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Friday, April 12

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

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

1:00-2:30pm

$5

Call of the Loon Contra Dance Weekend

See Tapestry website for more info!

Saturday, April 13

Call of the Loon Contra Dance Weekend

See Tapestry website for more info!

Sunday, April 14

Call of the Loon Contra Dance Weekend

See Tapestry website for more info!

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with George Ehrenberg

7:00-9:00pm

5$

Tapestry Scandinavian Dance

6:00-9:00pm

5$

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry, martha@tapestryfolkdance.org

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16. OPEN CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER

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

Morning Open Classes

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

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

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

Afternoon Open Classes

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

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

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

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

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

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block  east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

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

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17. BRAZILIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES WITH MARCIANO SILVA DOS SANTOS

Contempo Physical Dance is pleased to announce a 6-week session of open Brazilian Contemporary Dance technique classes. Classes are Saturdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm beginning April 13th and continuing through May 18th. Classes will be taught by Marciano Silva dos Santos and are based on the corporeality of Brazilian contemporary dance explored through the lens of his personal movement research and the development of sensitivity to effort, quality and dynamics within the movement.

Warm-up includes working on core strength, flexibility, stamina, groundedness and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class from beginning to advanced levels.

Classes will take place at the Jawaahir dance studio, located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Cost is $14 for a single class or $72 for all 6 classes.

For more information or to reserve your space in the class, please call 612-619-4116 or send an email to contempophysicaldance@gmail.com.

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

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18. ONGOING CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

Saint Paul City Ballet School classes continue through May for all levels. Additional classes added in Beginning Ballet for Adults and Teens!

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

Contact: Sonia, spcb@spcballet.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

19. 6TH ANNUAL FAKOLY DANCE & DRUM PROJECT

Duniya Drum & Dance Presents:

http://duniyadrumanddance.org/dddevents.html

6th Annual Fakoly Dance & Drum Project

Hosted by: Fode Bangoura

May 16th - 19th

Workshop Location:

Folwell School of Performing Arts

3611 20th Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Performance Location:

Heart Of The Beast Theater

1500 East Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Master drummer Fode Bangoura will be hosting his 6th Annual Fakoly Dance & Drum Project! 4 days of daily drum and dance classes taught by master drummers and dancers from Guinea, Senegal and Ivory Coast. The workshop will culminate in a guest artist performance Saturday evening May 18th at In the Heart of the Beast Theater.

Guest Artists:

Dancers - Naby Bangoura, Marietou Camara, Vado Diomande, Mohamed Tounkara, Fatoumata Camara, Nafi Dioubate and Babacar Ndiaye

Drummers - Fode Bangoura, Fara Tolno, Alya Sylla, Ali Camara, Mandjou Mara and Muse Sarr

Pre-Registration Through April 30th

1–3 classes $17 each

4–6 classes $16 each

7–9 classes $15 each

10 or more classes $14 each

Drop-In $18/class

Classes are open level & drop-ins are welcome

Performance Tickets

$17 in advance

$20 at the door

$12 Children 12 & under

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

Contact: Whitney McClusky, whitney@duniyadrumanddance.org

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20. WORKSHOP: “NIGGER MENTALITY”

Wednesday, April 17, 10AM-12PM

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis 55408

http://www.IntermediaArts.org  612.871.4444

Free performance & discussion; reservations required.

Please bring a lunch or reserve a $10 boxed lunch.

Recommended for ages 12+.

In Word Becomes Flesh, the scene entitled "Nigger Mentality" takes audience members on a journey into the birth of the word nigger, and its accompanying mentality. The subject matter of this workshop is sensitive and demands an ability to think about the word and subject matter in a critical and mature way. This piece mythologizes the origination of the nigger mentality, and invites participants to discuss the genealogy as it is detailed through the text and performance. Led by Word Becomes Flesh artists and local, multidisciplinary artist Shá Cage.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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21. LITERARY DEVICES MEETS PERFORMANCE MASTER CLASS

Saturday, April 20, 11AM-2PM

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis 55408

http://www.IntermediaArts.org  612.871.4444

$25 Master class. Limited space; reservations required.

This master class is a fusion of writing and performance, teaching artists how to take the page to the stage. Participants will gain the tools to begin the writing process and how to maintain the theme, influence content, and possible ways to finish a particular writing. Then learn to develop performance skills and their own performance style. Tools will be shared around performance prep, understanding the evolving process of performing in front of an audience, and how to continue to create meaningful work. Master class participants should have extensive experience with Spoken Word and its aesthetic. They will be asked to share work they have created previously and critical feedback will be distributed in workshop setting. Led by Word Becomes Flesh performers.

Contact: Bri Whitcraft, bri@intermediaarts.org

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22. WHO’S IN CHARGE? A MINNESOTA THEATER FORUM ON LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY

May 6-7, 2013 at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Theater Alliance invites artists, performers, dancers, administrators, educators, and students to a collective conversation around critical challenges and opportunities in leadership, inclusion, and diversity facing our community. Registration now open. Scholarships still available. Mileage reimbursement for Greater MN attendees.

TOPICS

  • Overcoming privilege and bias. Valuing and building diversity: As an individual challenge. As an institutional challenge. Exploration of historic and systemic factors. Directions forward and through.

  • Leadership sustainability and succession: For mature leaders, how to take breaks, revitalize vision, have room to fail, have peers to confide in. Sabbaticals. Succession planning.

  • Cultivating and learning with the next generation: Internships, apprenticeship, and mentorship. University programs. Hiring practices.

  • Leadership models: New and different models of leadership, governance, and management. Alternatives to the 501c3 structure and the regional theater template.

Structure will be a mixture of presentations and breakouts, very interactive, and with many opportunities for small group discussion. This is an opportunity to learn from and with your colleagues in the Minnesota performing arts community.

TIME AND PLACE

Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration and snacks at noon, supper at 4:00, reception at 8:00.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Check-in and breakfast at 9:00, lunch at 11:45 reception at 3:30.

All conference sessions will take place at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN

More info at http://mntheateralliance.org/content/whosincharge.

Contact: Ashley Hanson, ashley@mntheateralliance.org

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23. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JUNE, JULY & AUGUST SUMMER INTENSIVES

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Auditions are required for the July and August programs (Live Audition April 14, 1:00pm). Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

BALLET ROYALE 2013 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

1)   SPRING INTO SUMMER FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN, June 10 – 21, 2013. NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

For Intermediate/Advanced (minimum of two years Pointe) through Professionals; daily Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

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. Performance opportunity for full-program students.

3)   AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 10 – 23, 2013,

AUDITION REQUIRED.

Ages 12 and older (minimum 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.

Special guest faculty include:

BONNIE MATHIS, former Principal, ABT & Director Ballet Arts Minnesota, and

GARY JOYCE, former Principal, Bavarian State Opera Ballet.

http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

FREE PARKING

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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24. 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 and 15-17

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B and 2A

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

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

Contact: Megan Spanjers, Megan@collidetheatrical.com

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25. MOVE YOUR YOGA!

Deirdre Howard Murnane (formerly with Zenon Dance Co. and Ballet of the Dolls) will be offering a Dance/Yoga workshop taking the vocabulary of yoga poses and moving them through space in a choreographed phrase to music. There will be a 2 hour workshop Sat 4/13 1:30 - 3:30 at Yoga Center Minneapolis, St. Louis Park (4200 Minnetonka Blvd.) and a 4 class series on Tuesdays 4/30 - 5/21 from 7:30 - 8:45 PM at Yoga Center Minneapolis, Downtown studio (212 3rd Ave N #205). Register online www.yogacentermpls.com or by phone 612-436-4700.

Contact: Deirdre Murnane, dehem@comcast.net

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26. ARENA DANCES 4TH ANNUAL INSTINCT DANCE INTENSIVE

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

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

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

Dates: June 10-21, 2013 (Monday thru Friday) Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (with a lunch break)

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

Cost: $500

– Registration must be completed by May 15th

– 15% OFF for EARLY paid registration by April 19th

Registration: online at arena-dances.org

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

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27. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE

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

TAKE CLASS AND LEARN REPERTORY FROM ZENON DANCE COMPANY!

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

DROP IN RATES:

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

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

Whole Day Drop-In- $35

No registration necessary for drop-ins!

3 DAY PACKAGE:

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

Includes all Master and Repertory Classes - only $100!

Register at zenondance.org/store!

More Info:

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

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

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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28. CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS WITH STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND

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

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

Stefanie Batten Bland (Choreographer) has danced for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Pal Frenak, Georges Momboye, Pina Bausch Tanz Theater Wuppertal, Lar Lubovitch, Julie Taymor and Angelin Preljocaj.

Stefanie’s choreographic vision has been recognized as a 2010-12 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Jerome Robbins NEW Fellow and 2011/12 Cambridge Who’s Who! of Professionals and Entrepreneurs. She is currently a guest choreographer for Alvin Ailey ll and Frontier Danceland of Singapore.

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis MN, 55403

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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29. ZENON DANCE COMPANY AND SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP at ZENON DANCE

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

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

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

INTERDISCIPLINARY CAMP at ZENON DANCE

Includes jazz, ballet, hip hop and modern dance. July 29-Aug 2. Campers will perform their works on the last day! Beginners welcome!

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

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

ZENON YOUTH HIP HOP/BREAKIN’ CAMP –suburbs style

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

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

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

ADULT/TEEN DANCE SAMPLER

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

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

CULTURE CAMP

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

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

CONTACT: Allyson Taubenheim

612-338-1101

Email: info@zenondance.org

MORE INFO:

www.zenondance.org/summer-camps-2013

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30. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

a highly physical workshop for performing artists

with

Robert Rosen, Barbra Berlovitz and Shawn McConneloug

Please note:Application deadline is this Friday April 12th 5 P.M.

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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31. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

Sat/Sun. May 25-26 & June 22-23 9am – 6pm (30 hrs.)

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;

The course is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate route R-DMT. Contact instructor for university credit options.

St. Paul, MN

Fees: $750.00 – for R-DMT credit; $500.00 – CEU’s

Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb          

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.

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA-MFT, MFA

LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP

Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012

phone: (c) 612-916-1829

e-mail: loebx001@umn.edu

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32. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

Pre-Professional Summer Intensive, July 29 - August 17

A 3-week intensive program for aspiring dance artists ages 12-23, with training in techniques such as ballet, modern (Horton and Gaga), West African, body conditioning and TU Dance repertory.  Students in this program will advance technique while developing their own artistic voice.  Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. 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" atwww.tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

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

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33. LISA FIRST - THIS FRIDAY AT ZENON!

This Friday, April 12, Lisa First will teach at Zenon from 9:30-11:00am. Lisa First is an American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) certified instructor with 20 years teaching experience.

The Alexander Technique invites change, freedom and increased ease of movement. Everyone can benefit from the Technique including performing artists, athletes, business people and office workers with repetitive strain, chronic illness or anyone who wants to optimize their psycho-physical well-being. In this 120-year-old technique we improve the head, neck and back relationship for the enhanced performance of our daily activities. Many of us carry unnecessary tension that causes pain, impedes movement and interferes with coordination and performance.

The Alexander Technique is a process for making discoveries, gaining self-awareness, and engaging with choice. This technique enhances coordination, refines balance, increases presence, and allows us to delight in the experience of well-being and poise. Lisa First is an American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) certified instructor of the Alexander Technique.  She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she teaches private and group lessons in the Alexander Technique.  Lisa teaches nationally and abroad.

Learn more: http://lfirstalextech.com/

Contact: Allyson Taubenheim, allyson@zenondance.org

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34. SUMMER INTENSIVES WEEKS 2013 AT SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET

July 15-19: Level 1-2 Pre-pointe Intensive, Age 9+ with previous experience

June 24-28 and August 19-23: Level 3-5 Ballet Intensive ages 12+ with previous experience

Daily schedule includes ballet technique class, repertoire and conditioning.

Please visit us at www.spcballet.org for registration forms and additional information.

Contact: Sonia, spcb@spcballet.org/651-690-1588

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35. DIETZCHKINS DANCE - GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST WORKING GROUP

"Dietzchkins Dance" is a working group using German Expressionist themes and methodology. This is an open working group in April, May and June 2013. We are preparing for the Margret Dietz Centenary Celebration on June 15, 2013. There is no cost to you and your fee will be waived at the Dietz Centenary if you are performing. Meetings are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Patrick's Cabaret on Sundays April 21, May 5, 12, 26 and June 2 and 9. Informal performance of the dance choir created will be June 15th at the College of Saint Benedict. FFI: Call Lindalee Soderstrom 507-523-2327 or email fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com. Also see Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy or Margret Dietz Remembrance Project on Facebook.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com, 507-523-2327

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36. HOW-TO-PROVIDE - DANCE AS A HUMAN SERVICE

HOW-TO-PROVIDE Dance as a Human Service will be taught at Cowles/7th floor on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday JUNE 10, 11 and 12, 2013. Class will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuition is by donation. All are welcome! Teachers, youth, young dance educators, retired dancers - anyone with the knack and the feel for sharing the arts of dance, movement and song with special needs populations who wants content and clarification in developing their own theory and practice of working with persons with special needs in shelters, prisons, group homes and even churches and daycares - will find this three day workshop key. Lindalee Soderstrom is a Master of Human Development, and also licensed as a Practical Nurse. She brings her experiences offering dance/voice in closed treatment settings - with heartfelt hope for the health of all persons - even those who would not ordinarily dance.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, fastxfarnwide@yahoo.com, 507-523-2327

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37. MN AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING THE K12 STANDARDS WITH ARTISTRY AND RESPECT

Saturday April 20

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Perpich Center for Arts Education

Registration Fee: $35

Through interactive experiences, model lessons, and live demonstrations, this workshop will support educators  in increasing their knowledge of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. Participants will understand the learning goals and appropriate implementation of benchmarks that specify learning about the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities. Although the workshop is geared towards dance educators, all content area teachers & teaching artists will benefit from this workshop.

Lead Presenter Darlene St. Clair is an enrolled member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton, Minnesota, and currently serves as Visiting Associate Professor at UM teaching courses in Dakota Culture and History. Presnters also include Red Tree Drum Group and dancers Tawny Hale, Leya Hale and Lee Goodman demonstrating Pow Wow dance styles and explaining contextual traditions.

More info and downloadable registration forms online at MN American Indian

Dance Workshop: http://www.pcae.k12.mn.us/news/nav_am_dance_wksp.html

To request that a registration form be sent to you, call 763.279.4188.

Professional Development clock hours (6) are included.

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

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

38. CHOREOGRAPHERS: SIX MORE DAYS TO APPLY FOR RHYTHMICALLY SPEAKING 2013!

Rhythmically Speaking will be accepting submissions for the 2013 show until Monday, April 15th. That is only six days away, so get your submission in soon!

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: At least $500.

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 questions and completed submission forms (due April 15th) to info@rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. Choreographer selection will be posted to the website on May 1st. 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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39. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: APRIL 14, 2013

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs; auditions required for the July and August programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, maximizing students’ full potential.

Special guest faculty include:

BONNIE MATHIS, former Principal, ABT & Director Ballet Arts Minnesota, and

GARY JOYCE, former Principal, Bavarian State Opera Ballet.

Summer Intensive 2013

LIVE AUDITION:

APRIL 14, 2013 1:00pm

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

16233 Kenyon Ave., Ste. 100

Lakeville, MN  55044

952-898-3163

(Students may also audition via video/DVD by April 26, 2013.)

For More Information please visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

FREE PARKING

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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40. AUDITION FOR THREADS DANCE PROJECT

Threads Dance Project (TDP) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older for its season four show October 25-27 and other performing opportunities.

Candidates must have extensive training in ballet and modern dance. Experience in jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Auditions will be held:

Saturday April 13, 2013

Cowles Center Studio 5B

528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis

2:30p - 4:30p

Email mgr@threadsdance.org or call 952-250-9565 for more information.

http://www.threadsdance.org

Contact: Karen Charles, threadsdance@gmail.com

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41. PRINCIPAL MALE DANCER AUDITIONS

For leading roles in ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company's Fall production Sept 19-22 at The Southern Theater. Rehearsals begin Aug 4 and are flexible with existing schedules. There is pay.

Auditions will be held SUNDAY APRIL 21 at 1pm at The COWLES CENTER studio 5B. Please email your headshot/resume to collidetheatrical@gmail.com for an audition appointment.

*We will be holding female and male ensemble auditions on June 9th.*

Please visit our website for more information on our company at www.collidetheatrical.com or view our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5yflxr22vA

Contact: Megan Spanjers, Megan@collidetheatrical.com

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42. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

Boddhisattva Soyuz, a new modern company, is looking for performers with a strong modern dance training, for several upcoming shows and projects including:

-Open Call Cabaret @ Patrick's, June 28-29

-dance film projects

in addition to other performance opportunities.

Rehearsals will be once a week. Ballet, jazz, martial arts, breakdance training are a plus. If interested, please email me and let me know your availabilities to rehearse. Thanks.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, govi0006@umn.edu

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43. LOOKING FOR COLLABORATORS IN KIDS’ DANCE AND THEATER

I am looking for a few like-minded individuals interested in collaborating on a project involving kids dance and theater.
If you-

Love working with kids

Have a dance and/or theatre background

Are interested in launching a new project involving both,

Contact me!

I am looking for people interested in a more holistic approach in a learning setting. This program will be less about competition, and more about fostering creativity and teaching young ones how to comfortably express starting with their peers and then society.

Contact: Marisha Erickson, Childrenscreativehaven@gmail.com

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44. "WARDROBE MALFUNCTION" TOPIC OF JUNE 5 RABBIT SHOW

The Rabbit Show on June 5 has "Wardrobe Malfunctions." Have you ever been forced to work with a procrastinating, lazy, willful;, tasteless, or just plain incompetent costume designer and maker? I have, and I was the designer in question. Costumes can be ill-fitting, hideous, an impediment to movement, actually dangerous, prone to coming apart, or a thousand other catastrophes. Janet Jackson's slippage is not the only way for costumes to go wrong. What does your memory or imagination suggest? The Rabbit Show, on that topic, is Weds June 5 (doors at 6:00) at Bryant Lake Bowl. Reservations at 612-823-8949 or bryantlakebowl.com. Don't know enough about The Rabbit Show? Interested artists should contact John Munger.

John Munger

Third Rabbit Dance

651-357-0393

jrmdance@aol.com

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

45. “LOOK WHO’S LOOKING NOW: HOW WE WATCH, WHAT WE THINK, AND WHY IT MATTERS”

"Look Who’s Looking Now: How We Watch, What We Think, and Why It Matters"

http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2013/04/04/look-whos-looking-now-how-we-watch-what-we-think-and-why-it-matters/

"Look Who’s Looking Now: How We Watch, What We Think, and Why It Matters" is a four-part series on watching dance. Discussions are divided into sections on the body, space, time, and action/energy. The series aims to give audiences the tools to discuss the elements of dance performance and dig deeper into the philosophical meaning behind the works.

This week, Anat Shinar focuses on "Dance and the Body" stating, "What is communicated through dance performance depends both on the dancers’ bodies and the audiences’ cultures of perception. That is, our bodies, as viewers, are part of the meaning."

» Read more and view photos and video clips at

http://blogs.walkerart.org/performingarts/2013/04/04/look-whos-looking-now-how-we-watch-what-we-think-and-why-it-matters/

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

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Dance Community News - April 3, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. NORTHROP PRESENTS KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE - APRIL 5

2. THIS WEEK!  SISTAH SOLO AT PATRICK’S CABARET - APRIL 5-6

3. JAMES SEWELL BALLET “LOVER” PERFORMANCES - APRIL 5-13

4. DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - APRIL 11

5. JAMES SEWELL BALLET CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCES - APRIL 13-14

6. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - APRIL 19

7. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

8. MOMIX AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 20-21

9. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 24

10. ZENON DANCE ZONE SPRING CONCERT - APRIL 26-28

11. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY - MAY 10-12

ONGOING CLASSES

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

13. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT ZORONGO FLAMENCO

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

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

17. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

18. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

19. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

20. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

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

22. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH NEIGE CHRISTENSON (BOSTON) - APRIL 15

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

23. MALE JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS

24. THREADS DANCE PROJECT - AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

25. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: APRIL 14, 2013

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

27. NEXT RABBIT SHOW –JUNE 5

28. TEACHING POSITIONS AT ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE AND MUSIC IN ROCHESTER

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

30. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

31. INFORMATION MEETINGS ON ADA ACCESS IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR METRO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

32. HALF OFF MASSAGE!

33. DISCOUNT ON PRINT AND WEB DESIGN BY TARA KING

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

34. “TRISHA BROWN: FROM FALLING AND ITS OPPOSITE, AND ALL THE IN-BETWEENS”

35. BOOK RECOMMENDATION - MAKING MUSIC FOR MODERN DANCE: COLLABORATION IN THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF A NEW AMERICAN ART

OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. 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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2. THIS WEEK!  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

Patrick’s 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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3. JAMES SEWELL BALLET “LOVER” PERFORMANCES - APRIL 5-13

The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Avenue • Minneapolis

Friday-Saturday, April 5-6 & 12-13, 8pm

Sunday, April 7, 2pm

A three-part program: (1) In partnership with The Schubert Club, the trio of Bradley Greenwald, Maria Jette, and Dan Chouinard join the dancers on stage for a poignant and poetically comic revival of “Lover”, set to the music of Rodgers and Hart. (2) Throughout the year, audience members shared their "moves" on videotape; this montage of movements established the framework for the new ballet “Your Move”. (3) Nic Lincoln dances solo in "Glitter Garden," choreographed by Larry Keigwin as part of Nic's McKnight Artist Fellowship.

Tickets: 612.206.3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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4. DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES SHOWCASE - APRIL 11

Young Dance presents a Dance for All Abilities showcase, featuring work done in our Integrated Dance classes and new choreography by Michael Cohn. FREE.

5:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Road

Contact: Gretchen Pick, gretchen@youngdance.org

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5. JAMES SEWELL BALLET CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCES - APRIL 13-14

The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Avenue • Minneapolis

Saturday, April 13, 11am

Sunday, April 14, 2pm

Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals is a collaboration with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony and Reif Dance in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Nearly 100 young performers join JSB's dancers on stage while Bradley Greenwald narrates Ogden Nash's humorous poetry. This program also features fun excerpts from "Your Move," making this performance a treat for all ages. Arrive early for animal face painting in the lobby and join in a kids' parade at intermission.

Tickets: 612.206.3600

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Gary Peterson, garypetersonmn@aol.com

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6. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - APRIL 19

You are cordially invited to Eclectic Edge Ensemble's...

BREAKFAST (FOR DINNER) AT TIFFANY'S

This season marks Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s diamond year - its 10th anniversary! For this memorable year, it seems appropriate to match up a particularly dazzling Hepburn film with EEE’s annual dinner fundraiser…hence a Tiffany’s-inspired breakfast for dinner!

Come to indulge in a delicious meal of savory dishes and sweet treats while also celebrating 10 years of shining performances and community arts leadership. Your support will help to ensure there are many more years in Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s glittering future.

What: Breakfast (for Dinner) at Tiffany’s

When: Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Dinner Reservations at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Where: East Side Neighborhood Services - 1700 2nd St. NE, Mpls

Why: All proceeds support Eclectic Edge Ensemble!

Cost: $25/person; $40/couple; $10/child 12 & under

*Cash or check only

Reservations: Email eeedance@gmail.com by Monday, April 15th

Please include:

-Your name

-Contact number

-Number of people in your party

-Which dinner you plan to attend (6pm or 8pm)

You probably won’t need your oversized sunglasses at this nighttime event, but layering on the sparkly accessories is a definite must!  So…hail a yellow taxi (like Audrey!) and join us April 19th for food and fun in support of EEE!

Contact: Karis Sloss, karis_sloss@yahoo.com

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7. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

Kala Vandanam is honored to present

SPANDA

Vibration - Life Force of the Universe

Leela Samson and Company

Performing for the first time in the Twin Cities

The internationally distinguished Leela Samson, along with the acclaimed Special Guest Artist Bragha Bessell and a company of highly talented dancers present SPANDA. Leela Samson is considered one of the most eminent Bharatanatyam dancers of our time. Her technical virtuosity and the poetry and polish she brings to the stage make her an unforgettable dancer.

This is a unique opportunity for Twin Cities audiences to experience Bharatanatyam in an ensemble performance led by one of India's most distinguished artists.

SPANDA

Choreography by Leela Samson

Special Guest Artist: Bragha Bessell

Company

Christopher Gurusamy

B. Harikrishnan

Satyapriya Mohan Iyer

Saisanthosh Radhakrishnan

Bilva Raman

Jin Shanshan

Arun K. Velayudhan

Show at 7:30pm, with seating at 7:15pm

Tickets - All Seating is Reserved

http://spanda.brownpapertickets.com

Advanced Purchase (online) - $27

At the door (Cash Only) - $30

Wellstone Center Performance Space

179 Robie St East

St Paul, MN 55107

For Map, Directions and Parking -

http://www.wellstonecenter.com/aboutUs_Location.htm

For more information: http://www.kalavandanam.com

“Spanda” - a vibration - is symbolic of the enduring and perpetual energy that is the life force of the universe. It incorporates the philosophical concept of “Prithvi” - Mother Earth - as the center and source of energy in the universe, and equates it with the “nabham” - the womb - as the origin of energy in the human body. It is a journey inwards seeking the essential “center”, the origin of movement and its source of strength.

Contact: Suchi Sairam, hello@kalavandanam.com

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8. MOMIX AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 20-21

The Cowles Center presents internationally-known MOMIX April 20-21!  Beautiful and enthralling, Botanica is the perfect show for the entire family! Always an audience favorite, MOMIX, under the direction of Moses Pendleton, defies categorization as easily as its dancers defy gravity. Mesmerizing, magical and imaginative, MOMIX spellbinds audiences across the globe. Botanica creates a magical and ethereal world.  Dancer-illusionists conjure surrealistic images using light,  shadow, props, humor and the human body. Tickets run up to $39. Discounts available. Go to http://www.thecowlescenter.org or call 612.206.3600 for tickets and info.

Contact: Andrea Tonsfeldt, atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org

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9. 9x22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 24

8:00 PM (7:00 doors)

$6-15 (sliding scale)

1. Supergroup

2. Hannah Kramer

3. Erin Malley (San Francisco)

Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

810 W Lake St

Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

www.bryantlakebowl.com

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

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

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

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10. ZENON DANCE ZONE SPRING CONCERT - APRIL 26-28

Mark Your Calendar!

Zenon Dance Zone Spring Concert (3 performances):

Friday, April 26th at 8PM

Saturday, April 27th at 8PM

Sunday, April 28th at 7PM

$10 at the door

Featuring new works by Zone choreographers Vanessa Voskuil and Emily Tubman, as well as by other local choreographers, Zone alum and current Zone students.

Location:

Zenon Dance Studios

528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor

Downtown Minneapolis

Contact: Lynn Andrews, lynn@zenondance.org

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11. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY - MAY 10-12

Twin Cities Ballet, in collaboration with Ballet Royale Minnesota, presents the world premiere of its newest full-length production. Cinderella 1944: A Love Story is an original story inspired by the classic tale, set in war torn England. This production, two years in the making, features an original musical compilation and original stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that includes swing and modern dance styles in addition to classical ballet.

This unique reimagining of Cinderella’s struggles, survival and journey of discovery, told through dance and music, will surprise and delight, and provide a touching and memorable experience for all.  Recommended for ages 5 and older.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Tickets available in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Box Office, via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at Ticketmaster.com,

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Twin-Cities-Ballet-of-Minnesota-tickets/artist/1791376?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Twin Cities Ballet is the Resident Dance Company of the South Metro's premier professional theater, the 1000-seat state-of-the-art Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

For more information visit

www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

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, collidetheatrical@gmail.com

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13. 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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14. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world. Here are our upcoming classes.

Thursday, April 4

Tapestry Bollywood Dance

7:00-8:30pm

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

Friday, April 5

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

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

1:00-2:30pm

$5

Zedashe Workshop

Dance Workshop

7:30-9:00pm

Tapestry Request Dancing

9:00-11:30pm

See website for more details

Saturday, April 6

Zedashe Workshop

Dance/Choral/Instrumental Workshops

9:30am-3:30pm

See website for more details

Tapestry Contra Dance

Live music by Fiddlebuddies with caller Tom Van Deusen

7:30-11:00pm

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

Sunday, April 7

Tapestry and Woven Ring English Country Dance

with Mary Kay Schladweiler

Live music by Anytime English Players

6:00-9:00pm

7$

Tapestry Folkdance Center

3748 Minnehaha Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55406

612-722-2914

www.tapestryfolkdance.org

Contact: Martha Megarry, staff@tapestryfolkdance.org

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15. ONGOING CLASSES AT ZORONGO FLAMENCO

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School classes are underway for all levels of flamenco instruction. Join us to learn the basics of flamenco dance or refresh your skills! It's not too late to get started!

Full schedule available at our website.

http://www.zorongo.org/the_school.html

Contact: Niels Strandskov, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

16. 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 and 15-17

at The Cowles Center Studio 5B and 2A

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

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

Contact: Regina Peluso, collidetheatrical@gmail.com/646-436-8853

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17. 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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18. SUBBODY RESONANCE BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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19. JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE SUMMER CAMP

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

DATES:

-July 22–26 ~ ages 10-14 years old

9:00am–12:00pm

-July 29–Aug 2 ~ ages 6-10 years old

1:00– 3:00pm

PRICING:

-$175 for 10–14 year old camp

-$150 for 6–10 year old camp

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

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20. THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT - INTRODUCTION TO LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

Sat/Sun. May 25-26 & June 22-23 9am – 6pm (30 hrs.)

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.

The course is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate route R-DMT. Contact instructor for university credit options.

Fees: $750.00 – for R-DMT credit; $500.00 – CEU’s

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

            Questions, contact Barbara (loebx001@umn.edu  or 612-916-1829)                

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.

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA-MFT, MFA

LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP

Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012

612-916-1829

loebx001@umn.edu

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21. 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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22. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH NEIGE CHRISTENSON (BOSTON) - APRIL 15

Becoming the Marvelous Beast

Exploring the phenomenon of merging into one marvelous, two-headed, four-legged beast. We will practice tuning in to our partner, reading each other’s structure, blending the leading/following roles, cooperating to enhance momentum, and listening for what the third mind between us wants the dance to be.

Monday April 15th

5-7pm in the Sunroom at the Center for Performing Arts

Drop-in rate $20

Neige Christenson has been an avid Improviser since 1981. She is a loyal jammer, dancer, performer, teacher, therapist, and mother, with a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Her writings on CI have appeared in Contact Quarterly and magazines. Her home-dance is in Boston, MA.

Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

23. MALE JAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS

For leading roles in ColliDe Theatrical Dance Company's Fall production Sept 19-22 at The Southern Theater. Rehearsals begin Aug 4 and are flexible with existing schedules. There is pay.

Auditions will be held SUNDAY APRIL 21 at 1pm at The COWLES CENTER studio 5B. Please email your headshot/resume to collidetheatrical@gmail.com in order to secure a spot.

*We will be holding female and male ensemble auditions on June 9th.

Please visit our website for more information on our company at www.collidetheatrical.com or view our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5yflxr22vA

Contact: Regina Peluso, collidetheatrical@gmail.com/646-436-8853

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24. THREADS DANCE PROJECT - AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Threads Dance Project (TDP) is seeking an ethnically diverse group of dancers ages 21 and older for its season four show October 25-27 and other performing opportunities.

Candidates must have extensive training in ballet and modern dance. Experience in jazz, pointe work, African and hip-hop are a plus.

Dancers must bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Auditions will be held:

Saturday April 13, 2013

Cowles Center Studio 5B

528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis

2:30p - 4:30p

Email mgr@threadsdance.org or call 952-250-9565 for more information.

http://www.threadsdance.org

Contact: Karen Charles, threadsdance@gmail.com

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25. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: APRIL 14, 2013

Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs; auditions required for the July and August programs. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, maximizing students’ full potential.

Special guest faculty include:

BONNIE MATHIS, former Principal, ABT & Director Ballet Arts Minnesota, and

GARY JOYCE, former Principal, Bavarian State Opera Ballet.

Summer Intensive 2013

LIVE AUDITION:

APRIL 14, 2013 1:00pm

BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

16233 Kenyon Ave., Ste. 100

Lakeville, MN  55044

952-898-3163

(Students may also audition via video/DVD by April 26, 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; great preparation for longer intensives!

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 9 and older. 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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26. 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 1st. 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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27. NEXT RABBIT SHOW –JUNE 5

 

Rabbit Show coming on June 5!! ’The topic this time is “Wardrobe Malfunctions.” Nine weeks away. Performance curtain on Wed, June 5 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm) at Bryant Lake Bowl. Tickets at 612-825-8949 or at www.bryantlakebowl.com. Sliding $7.00 to $12.00 with a dollar off for wearing Fringe Festival button.

 

So--what exactly is a “wardrobe malfunction?” Of course the Janet Jackson “slippage” is well known but there are other, sometimes funnier, sometimes more tragic examples. A common one is that a procrastinating and willful costume designer creates “wearable art” at the last minute that doesn’t just call for difficult last minute adjustments; they actually make half the choreography physically impossible. Another is a poorly assembled costume that starts to come apart onstage, with or without titillating “slippage.”

 

Your imagination is the only limit. Contact me if you need to know more about The Rabbit Show.

 

John Munger

Third Rabbit Dance

651-357-0393

Jrmdance@aol.com

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28. TEACHING POSITIONS AT ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF DANCE AND MUSIC IN ROCHESTER

Allegro School of Dance and Music, Rochester, MN is accepting applications for teaching positions for the 2013-2014 season. Openings include upper-level ballet, children's work and more. Send your resume/bio to AllegroDanceMusic@gmail.com. Looking forward to a great dance educational collaboration!

Contact: Janet Johnson, allegrodancemusic@gmail.com

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

Saturday May 18th at 5PM

Location:

Zenon Dance Studios

528 Hennepin Ave, 4th floor

Downtown Minneapolis

What is Zenon Dance Zone?

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels. The Technique Level provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles. The Performance Level provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

Tuition:

UNLIMITED CLASSES for the 13 week Summer Session!

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

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

*Payment plans available.

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

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

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30. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

Boddhisattva Soyuz, a new modern company, is looking for performers with a strong modern dance training, for several upcoming shows and projects including:

-Open Call Cabaret @ Patrick's, June 28-29

-dance film projects

in addition to other performance opportunities.

Rehearsals will be once a week. Ballet, jazz, martial arts, breakdance training are a plus. If interested, please email me and let me know your availabilities to rehearse. Thanks.

Contact: Prem Govindaswamy, govi0006@umn.edu

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

31. INFORMATION MEETINGS ON ADA ACCESS IMPROVEMENT GRANTS FOR METRO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

 

Learn how your arts organization can use this grant of up to $15,000 to help support activities that serve more people with disabilities. Application deadline is May 17.

 

Pick up a copy of the grant guidelines/application and see if projects you are considering might fit.

NOTE: the focus is on program or facility-related activities with potential for significant or long-term impact in involving more people with disabilities as participants or patrons in arts programs. Since 2010, 52 grants have been awarded to 40 organizations, totaling $602,985. Download the guidelines at http://www.vsamn.org/new.html#grantinfo2, or a list of previous grant projects and recipients at http://www.vsamn.org/recent.html#metro.

 

Thursday, April 4, 3:30-4:30 PM

CLIMB Theatre

6415 Carmen Avenue E., Inver Grove Heights

Directions: 651-453-9275

 

Wednesday, April 3, 4:00-5:00 PM

Franklin Art Works

31021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Directions: 612-872-7494

(Come early to see their art exhibit!)

 

Funding for these grants is from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008, which directs a substantial portion toward arts access and arts education. VSA Minnesota administers the grants for the Metro Regional Arts Council.

 

For more information, contact:

VSA Minnesota

Jon Skaalen, Access Programs Coordinator

612-332-3888 or 612-305-0132, ext. 2

jon@vsamn.org or access@vsamn.org

528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 305, Mpls. MN 55403

www.vsamn.org

Cell: 651-336-8206

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

32. 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 bodyworker, 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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33. 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, 651-321-1812

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

34. “TRISHA BROWN: FROM FALLING AND ITS OPPOSITE, AND ALL THE IN-BETWEENS”

http://www.walkerart.org/magazine/2013/philip-bither-trisha-brown

Trisha Brown’s contributions to dance—from a singular movement vocabulary to her development of the nearly ubiquitous “release” technique—are widely celebrated. But looking back at a five-decade career, Walker Art Center performing arts curator Philip Bither highlights some of Brown’s less-recognized but tremendously influential innovations, from aerial movement inventions and text-infused works to equipment-based performance.

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

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35. BOOK RECOMMENDATION - MAKING MUSIC FOR MODERN DANCE: COLLABORATION IN THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF A NEW AMERICAN ART

Author: Katherine Teck

Making Music for Modern Dance traces the collaborative approaches, working procedures, and aesthetic views of the artists who forged a new and distinctly American art form during the first half of the 20th century. The book offers riveting first-hand accounts from innovative artists in the throes of their creative careers and provides a cross-section of the challenges faced by modern choreographers and composers in America. These articles are complemented by excerpts from astute observers of the music and dance scene as well as by retrospective evaluations of past collaborative practices.

Beginning with the careers of pioneers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, and continuing through the avant-garde work of John Cage for Merce Cunningham, the book offers insights into the development of modern dance in relation to its music. Editor Katherine Teck's introductions and afterword offer historical context and tie the artists' essays in with collaborative practices in our own time. The substantive notes suggest further materials of interest to students, practicing dance artists and musicians, dance and music history scholars, and to all who appreciate dance.

Review: “The latest of Katherine Teck's numerous books on dance & music. While the dance instrument remains the kinesthetic body, but with music now undergoing a melding of forms, definitions, tools & reinventions, this book reflects the long lineage of this extraordinary collaborative art form and is a must-have for anyone.” -Manjunan Gnanaratnam

Contact: Manjunan Gnanaratnam, manjunan@gnanaratnam.net

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

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

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

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

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

Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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Dance Community News - March 27, 2013

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

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

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

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

4. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS CINDERELLA - APRIL 5-6

5. NORTHROP PRESENTS KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE - APRIL 5

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

7. JAMES SEWELL BALLET “LOVER” PERFORMANCES - APRIL 5-13

8. JAMES SEWELL BALLET CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCES - APRIL 13-14

9. LEELA SAMSON AND COMPANY - APRIL 19

10. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - APRIL 19

11. MOMIX AT THE COWLES CENTER - APRIL 20-21

12. EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST AT THE O’SHAUGHNESSY - APRIL 21

13. TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA WORLD PREMIERE, CINDERELLA 1944: A LOVE STORY - MAY 10-12

ONGOING CLASSES

14. DANCING UPSIDE DOWN CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

15. ONGOING CLASSES AT TAPESTRY FOLKDANCE

16. ZORONGO FLAMENCO SPRING CLASS SESSION

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

17. SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVE

18. OPEN DOOR DANCE AT THE COWLES CENTER

19. "ASK THE EXPERTS"  AT THE COWLES CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MINNESOTA DANCE MEDICINE FOUNDATION   

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

21. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH NEIGE CHRISTENSON (BOSTON)

22. MAURICIO CASTRO WOMEN’S TANGO TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

23. HORTON TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP WITH TONI PIERCE-SANDS

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

25. TU DANCE SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

26. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION: APRIL 14, 2013

27. NEW MODERN COMPANY BODDHISATTVA SOYUZ LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

28. TU DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

29. BODYWORK DISCOUNT FROM TAJA WILL (LBC)

30. SOMATIC MOVEMENT THERAPY AND BODYWORK WITH MANDY HERRICK

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

31. PREVIEW OF UPCOMING RAGAMALA SHOW

32. MARGRET DIETZ - A DANCER’S LEGACY

 


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. TONIGHT! 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, Christine Hiatt, Lana Shtilman, Janet Skidmore and Jeffrey Berger

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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2. 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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3. 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.co.

Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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4. BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS CINDERELLA - APRIL 5-6

New costumes, new scenery and new choreography will be the highlights of Ballet Minnesota’s Cinderella!   

 

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.

 

“We have a very strong cast for this ballet, including past and present company members coming together for this anniversary show,” said Rist.  Ballet Minnesota company members Erin Warn Wilson and Jennifer Pray will share the dancing the role of Cinderella.  Guest artist Jennifer Bennett will dance the role of the wicked stepmother.  Company members Allen Gregory will perform as the prince, and stepping into the limelight as the stepsisters, are Ben Olson and Riley Weber.  “It’s a very light-hearted show with a fairy tale story we all know.”

 

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

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5. NORTHROP PRESENTS KHMER ARTS ENSEMBLE - APRIL 5

Fri, Apr 5, 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Living Social Exclusive Deal: Save 51% on tickets to Khmer Arts Ensemble now through midnight on Sunday, March 31! Each ticket includes your choice of one free sangria or dessert at Solera Restaurant the night of the performance. To purchase:

https://www.livingsocial.com/events/605832-khmer-arts-ensemble-ticket

WORLD PREMIERE

A Bend in the River  (2013)

Choreography by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro

Music by Him Sophy, performed by Khmer Arts Ensemble