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Dance Community News - October 1, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- NOW THRU OCTOBER 12

2. ARENA DANCES: THE MAIN STREET PROJECT- OCTOBER 2-5

3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- THIS WEEKEND IN PLYMOUTH!- OCTOBER 3-4

4. SAINT PAUL BALLET: CAROLINE YANG PHOTO EXHIBIT- OPENS OCTOBER 4th

5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

6. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPENING CELEBRATION!- OCTOBER 5

7. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE- OCTOBER 14

8. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

9. ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER: ROSAS DANST ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

10. ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF ANNE TERESA DEE KEERSMAEKER’S DANCE-THEATER WORK- OCTOBER 16

11. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

12. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

13. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO BEDLAM PERFORMANCE- OCTOBER 19

15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

16. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

17. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

ONGOING CLASSES

19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

20. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

21. TAKE CLASS WITH SOPHIA OGREN-DEHN AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN OCTOBER!- OCTOBER 12, 19, & 26

22. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

23. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

25. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

26. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 27

27. MASTER CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER- OCTOBER 3-4

28. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

29. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

30. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

31. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

32. ENGAGE: A BODY MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 and NOVEMBER 9

33. DEIRDRE HOWARD MURNANE TEACHES 2 WORKSHOPS- NOVEMBER 1 and 8

34. PILATES II MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

35. NO TIME OR PLACE YET SET.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

38. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

39. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

40. WALKER ARTS PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

41. DANCER DISCOUNT: YOGA

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. MARGRET DIETZ- A DANCER’S LEGACY

OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. METRO SOCIAL SERVICES SEEKS DANCERS/ MENTORS

44. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S NEW WEBSITE

45. DANCERS: 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

46. COWLES CLUB

47. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. FLYING FOOT FORUM PRESENTS ALICE IN WONDERLAND- NOW THRU OCTOBER 12

September 25-October 12, 2014, The Lehr Theater, in the Lowry Building

350 St Peter St, St Paul, MN

tickets: The Ordway Box Office, 651-2244222, www.ordway.org

Alice in Wonderland is a major Twin Cities community event that will bring together community members, students, audiences, puppets, and 16 dancers, singers, actors, and musicians in a joyous trip down the rabbit hole in a participatory, promenade style, musical theater performance at the Lehr Theater in St Paul.Alice in Wonderland will be a combination folk dance party, bedtime story, and rock concert all in one fantastical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, reminding us all that life can be an adventure worth taking and that sometimes things you don’t understand can make life more wondrous and mysterious.

Contact: Karla Grotting, karlagrotting@gmail.com

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2. ARENA DANCES: THE MAIN STREET PROJECT- OCTOBER 2-5

The piece explores how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven technological world by utilizing integrative forms of media – juxtaposing visceral and explosive movement with electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and projections of filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. The work illuminates themes of isolation and belonging in contemporary society to ask the question, does “Main Street” still exist?

The Main Street Project is informed by ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program, which utilizes community outreach between youth and elder communities to create dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.

Dancers: Kimmie Allen, Sarah Baumert, Elise Erickson, Dustin Haug, Blake Nellis, and Timmy Wagner

Tickets are available here: http://www.showclix.com/event/ARENA-DANCESTheMainStreetProject

Contact: Scott Stafford, scott.arenadances@gmail.com

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3. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- THIS WEEKEND IN PLYMOUTH!- OCTOBER 3-4

ONLY TWO WEEKENDS REMAIN!

This year's tour features a brand new family friendly dance/theater production, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along" in which Stripe & Spot (Paul Herwig and Taous Claire Khazem) each set sail in search of glory and conquest, but instead find themselves haplessly shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Presided over by a vaudevillian Sun and Moon (Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and Jennifer Ilse), buoyed with an original music score, and anchored to an ingenious revolving stage, “Stripe & Spot (Learn to) Get Along” is a ridiculous and immensely creative fable for the entire family.

Full of Off-Leash Area’s visual creativity, "Stripe & Spot" features choreography by Jennifer Ilse, set design by Paul Herwig, music and sound composition by Craig Harris, costumes by Kym Longhi, lighting design by Paul Epton, and text by playwright Dominic Orlando.

Make reservations online at Eventbrite: https://garagetour.eventbrite.com

Remaining tour dates:

Plymouth (Oct 3 & 4 at 7pm; Oct 5 at 2pm)

Minneapolis (Oct 10 & 11 at 7pm; Oct 12 at 2pm)

More information about the tour: http://garagetour.tumblr.com/

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

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4. SAINT PAUL BALLET: CAROLINE YANG PHOTO EXHIBIT- OPENS OCTOBER 4th

We at Saint Paul Ballet have been truly blessed by Caroline Yang’s presence and artistic vision. She has been documenting our organization through a time of transition in which we have formed a new vision for who we are and what we stand for. She has been sharing this story and these efforts through her photography on Instagram (http://instagram.com/carolineyangphoto) since last year. The dancers and parents have formed a close bond with her and thus we are thrilled to see her work on display starting October 4th at Grand Central.

Please join us for the opening event starting at 6pm. The company will perform work by Artist In Residence, Katie Elliot at 7pm. Food will be provided by Shish and Grand Central, and drinks will be available for purchase. Grand Central is located at 1672 Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. See you there!

Purchase tickets here: http://www.spcballet.org/company/blind_contour/

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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5. NORTHROP PRESENTS SOLO- OCTOBER 4-5

Northrop Presents

SOLO

Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm

Sun Oct 5, 5:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$25

An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships.

Dancer Fellows:

Kari Mosel

Tamara Ober

Gregory Waletski

Taryn Griggs

Ashwini Ramaswamy

Stephen Schroeder

Commissioned Choreographers (respectively):

Lane Gifford (NY)

D.J. Mendel (NY)

Karen Sherman (MN)

Jodi Melnick (NY)

Alarmel Valli (India)

James Morrow (MA)

Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their

choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Read Linda Shapiro's "Going Solo" on mnartists.org for an in-depth look at this form and the artists featured in this year's SOLO performance: http://mnartists.org/article.do?rid=353263#

Credit line: SOLO and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers are made possible through the generous support of The McKnight Foundation.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/mcknight-solo

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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6. SAINT PAUL BALLET OPENING CELEBRATION!- OCTOBER 5

Our new studios at 655 Fairview Ave N are ready for a first look! Celebrate with us on October 5th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Meet all of the people behind this two-year effort.


In addition to seeing the space you will have the opportunity to take some FREE classes, see a new work - Blind Contour - performed by the SPB Company, and update your SPB wardrobe.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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7. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE- OCTOBER 14

10th Annual Celebration and Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting the 10th Annual SAGE Awards for Dance on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30p.m. in The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (fees included).

This year, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will present nine awards to honorees in six categories: Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Dance Educator, Outstanding Performing Ensemble and Special Citation (which recognizes someone with a strong connection to the field of dance in Minnesota). Awards recipients are selected by an anonymous group of peer panelists for work presented in the past year.

The awards Gala on October 14, 2014, will also include dance performances by Megan Flood, Patrick Scully, B-Boy J-Sun and Praxis. Legendary jazz pianist Butch Thompson will provide music for the evening. Following the ceremony is a reception at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre with the nominees, performers and friends (free with a 2014 SAGE Awards ticket).

Check out our facebook page for updates and sidenotes:

https://www.facebook.com/sageawards/

Call Cowles Center to make your reservation!:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/sage-awards-dance-1

Contact: Dana Kassel, danakkassel@gmail.com

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8. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

Ballet Tuesday returns for another season October 14th at 12pm!

Join Saint Paul Ballet for a FREE performance as they perform excerpts from their company repertoire and incorporate audience participation.

Location: Landmark Center

75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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9. ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER: ROSAS DANST ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8 pm

Walker Art Center

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although Walker Art Center has presented Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest.

Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas danst Rosas.

Details and tickets at http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-rosas

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

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10. ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION OF ANNE TERESA DEE KEERSMAEKER’S DANCE-THEATER WORK- OCTOBER 16

Thursday, Oct 16, 4 pm

Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop (second floor, east side)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free and open to the public

Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center, discusses the Midwest Premiere of Rosas danst Rosas with the members of the Rosas dance company. Presented as part of the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Studies Thursdays at Four series.

Details at

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/rosas-danst-rosas-panel-discussion-anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker-s-dance-theater-work

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

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11. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE: INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

University of Minnesota Dance

Informal Studio Showing

A New Work by Cowles Visiting Artist Maurya Kerr

Performed by University of Minnesota Dance Students

Friday, October 17, 2014

4:30 PM

Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, west bank campus

Free; limited first-come seating

Contact: Nora Jenneman, jenne011@umn.edu

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12. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

This month, Dance Medicine P.T. Maryann Johnson will present Injury Prevention For Dancers

Please join us on Friday October 17th, 7pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul

For a complete list of lectures go to: https://www.spcballet.org/company/bodyimage-seminar-feb-28/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions.

Visit http://www.spcballet.org/
for more information.

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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13. FIRST PEOPLES FUND- OCTOBER 18

On October 18th, The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The First Peoples Fund – 2014 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards at 5:30pm in The Goodale Theater. At 5:30pm, there will be a pre-show art auction and reception. Tickets will be $100. At 7:30pm, the award ceremony begins.

A special one-night-only evening of traditional and contemporary American Indian performances featuring some of today’s most celebrated Indigenous artists.

The evening will feature Native artists performing on-stage together for the first time ever, including newly-commissioned works by poet Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe), contemporary musician Wade Fernandez (Menominee), world music singer Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora), traditional dancers Oneida Smoke Dancers (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) with five-year-old grass dancer Gavino Limón, traditional hula dancers Pua Ali'i 'Ilima with Vicky Holt Takamine (Native Hawaiian), and hip hop artist Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota), all the way from Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Pre-show Art Auction and Reception

Tickets $100

Begins at 5:30 pm

Only 100 tickets are available to the Second Annual Pre-show Art Auction and Reception. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet this year's Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award Honorees while attending a silent auction of First Peoples Fund artists’ donations. Food and drink will be provided. Two years ago, the fundraiser raised more than $20,000 to support First People Fund's fellowship and grant programs.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/first-peoples-fund

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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14. ZORONGO FLAMENCO BEDLAM PERFORMANCE- OCTOBER 19

Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul will be hosting Zorongo Flamenco's big end of tour Fundraiser.
Titled "Echoes of Spain", the show will feature the best of Zorongo's international artist lineup.

The night will be filled with flamenco dance and the feeling of Spain. Tapas will be served as well as other Spanish cuisine. Come enjoy a night of flamenco with Zorongo!

Get advance tickets now: https://bedlamtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FF000000GKfEzMAL

Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$58, $48, $38

Closer

Night Box

Harry

A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montreal

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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16. KATHA DANCE THEATRE REVEALS ANCIENT POEMS OF RUBAIYAT'S HIDDEN MEANINGS IN NEW COLLABORATIVE PROJECT- NOVEMBER 7-9

World premiere at the Cowles Center

November 7-9, 2014

- Friday, Nov. 7 @ 8pm

- Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 8pm

- Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2pm

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Box office:
612.206.3600 or
cowlescenter.org

Tickets: $25-$30 (Discounts available)

Katha Dance Theatre (KDT) presents the world premiere of THE RUBAIYAT – LIFE IN A DAY, based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam. The haunting, melancholy musings of the Persian philosopher-poet are brought to life in vivid detail by choreographer Rita Mustaphi (KDT founder/artistic director) and the company dancers of Katha Dance Theatre. The new work will debut Friday-Sunday, November 7-9 at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. in downtown Minneapolis.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

The Rubaiyat - Life in a Day features an exciting cast of guest artists, including composer/vocalist Maryam Yusefzadeh, actor/musician David Jordan Harris, composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, violinist David Stenshoel, guitarist Thomas Nordlund, and flutist Dawn Doering. The artist-media team of Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn bring the classic poems into lustrous focus, providing design projections and digital Illustrations.

Contact: Rita Mustaphi, Rita.mustaphi@gmail.com

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17. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

The Right Here Showcase, a new annual showcase of contemporary performance, is being launched to highlight and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. The inaugural Showcase will be held fortwo weekends at the James Sewell Ballet TEKBOX downtown Minneapolis at The Cowles Center, November 14-23.

The Right Here Showcase fills a gap in the local arts community by providing an annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists who create their own work and cultivate their own vision, and introduce new audiences to their work.

The six inaugural Showcase Artists commissioned to create new work, or significantly reimagine an existing work from their repertoire, are:

Bart Buch

Kym Longhi

Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz

Rosy Simas

Deborah Jinza Thayer

Vanessa Voskuil

All six artists are well known within the Twin Cities performing arts community as dedicated independent creators of original performance, honing a personal vision, and establishing a significant body of work right here in our community.

DATES:

November 15-15-16, 21-22-23

LOCATION:

The JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center

TICKETS:

Suggested Donation $10-$25

INFORMATION:

www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com, Facebook

ARTISTIC PRODUCER:

Paul Herwig, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area, offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

Paul Herwig is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact: Paul Herwig, Offleash@offleasharea.org, 612-724-7372

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18. FALL 2014 TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION- NOW THRU NOVEMBER 23

Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

Developed in partnership with the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

This project coincides with Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Center. http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/composing-forward-art-steve-paxton

Contact Improvisation Weekly Class and Jam series

Monday September 8- November 17th, 2014

The Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio

Class 6-7.30pm $10-15 sliding scale

$100 for the eleven week series & including jam

Open jam 7.30-9pm $3 suggested donation

This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

This special series will be an opportunity to learn from movement practitioners and improvisers based in Twin Cities. Teachers include Rosy Simas, Taja Will, Jane Shockley, Kristin Van Loon, Morgan Thorson, Dustin
Haug, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad.

Contact Improvisation talks

October 5th 2-4pm, 3304 East 24th st, apt 2

Contact Quarterly readings with Peter Pleyer (Berlin), Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and special guests YOU! Bring your favorite CQ contact improvisation article to share or just come listen.

October 19th 2-4pm at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

The history of contact improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley.

November 13th 7pm with Steve Paxton at the Walker Art Centerhttp://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/talking-dance-steve-paxton

November 16 with Karen Nelson details tba

Thru the Skin Workshop with Karen Nelson

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November 10-4pm

To register email wendyruble@gmail.com or call
651-­‐699-­‐4905

Full schedule and details: http://bodycartography.org/upcoming

Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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ONGOING CLASSES

19. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT TU DANCE AND ZENON

Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes at TU Dance Center on Tuesdays, and at Zenon Dance School on Thursdays beginning September 11th. Classes are from 9:30-11:00 with live accompaniment.

Tu Dance Center

2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

Zenon Dance School

528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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20. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level.
Join us in our spacious studio!

​​Morning Open Classes

Monday, ​​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse (Monday, Sep. 29 - Open Class with guest artist Katrin Hall)

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, Modern with Erin Thompson

Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Friday, 9:30-11:00am, Horton-based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce

​Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

Afternoon/Evening Open Classes

Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

Wednesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

Thursday, 7:15-8:45pm, Advanced/Intermediate West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

Friday, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen (Friday, Oct. 3 - Master Class with guest artist Katrin Hall)

Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Katelyn Skelley

​​(Saturday Oct. 4 - Master Class with guest artist Maurya Kerr)​

For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org.
Schedule is subject to change.
Cost:
$14/class, $120/10-class card.

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: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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21. TAKE CLASS WITH SOPHIA OGREN-DEHN AT THE MOVEMENT LAB IN OCTOBER!- OCTOBER 12, 19, & 26

Adult Int/Adv Contemporary with Sophia Ogren-Dehn

Sunday Oct 12, 19, 26

6:00-7:30 pm

$15 drop-in | $40 for series | $130 for 10-class card

(Professionals or pre-registrants: $13 drop-in | $36 for series | $110 for

10-class card)

The Pre-Professional/Professional Division of the Movement Lab is excited to welcome Sophia Ogren-Dehn as instructor of our Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Class during the month of October!!
Sophia recently directed, choreographed and danced in the "clever, joyful and fun" production of On The Move for the 2014 MN Fringe Festival. She grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2013 with a Political Science major and minors in both Dance and Peace Studies.
Sophia trained with Ballet Arts until the age of sixteen when she transferred to St. Croix Ballet and studied formal Vaganova style ballet. She has attended summer intensives with the American Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the Minnesota Ballet.
As a part of the Gustavus Dance Company, Sophia studied modern technique, choreography, improvisation and performance with Melissa Rolnick, Jeffrey Peterson, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Michele Rusinko, Sarah Hauss and Stephen Koplowitz.

To pre-register for Sophia's upcoming classes, send your name, contact info and method of registration (drop-in, series or class card) to movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com.

Movement Lab

5155 Bloomington Ave

Minneapolis, MN
55417

Contact: Stepheni Hubert, movementlabminneapolis@gmail.com

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22. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

There’s still time to register!

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Dance Fundamentals (Age 6). One 1-hour lesson per week.

Dancers gain strength, flexibility, self confidence and are encouraged to create in collaboration with others

Beginning Ballet (Age 7+). One 1.5-hour lesson per week.

Introduction to the basics of ballet vocabulary and technique, traditional structure and etiquette of the ballet class, creative movement and repertoire.

Level 1 Ballet (Must be age 8 by September 1, 2014). Two lessons per week. 4 hours total.

Introductory ballet technique with a focus on developing movement vocabulary. Classes include introduction to modern.

Level 2 Ballet. Two lessons per week. 5 hours total.

Continuation of ballet technique with a focus on increased strength, stamina, flexibility, and coordination. Classes include modern.

Boys’ Club (Ages 7-11) FREE! Monday 4:30-5:15pm

.75 hrs intro to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises.

Location: Fairview Avenue Studio

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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23. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko (Some Sundays this fall with Lirena Branitski)

Cost:
$15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad
CLASS CARDS

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98

good for 3 months from date of purchase.

12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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24. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ave Studio

Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience ; ages 12-18)

Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Saturdays 8:30-9:30am Grand Ave Studio

Adult Lifelong Ballet

This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

Monday 10:00-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm Grand Ave Studio

Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm Grand Ave Studio

Thursday 7:00-8:30pm Fairview Ave Studio

Friday 10:00-11:30am Grand Ave Studio

Saturday 9:30-11:00am Grand Ave Studio

CLASS CARDS

4-class card: $54 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 8-class card: $98 good for 3 months from date of purchase. 12-class card: $132

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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25. PRE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

Will continue to take registrations through September.

Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an e-mail to info@spcballet.org to enroll.

For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

Level 3
Three required days per week (M,Th, F)

Classes include beginning pointe, modern and workshop.

Level 4
Four required days per week. (M,Tu, W, Sa)

Classes include pointe three times per week, modern, and workshop.

Level 5
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Level 6
Five required days per week. (M, Tu, W, Th, Sa)

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

26. LADIES SALSA STYLING WORKSHOP- SEPTEMBER 27

Ladies: you've been asking for it! SDS is going to be offering monthly ladies salsa styling workshops.

Leah Lapic and Kasidy Moore will be hosting the first one on September 27th at 3:30pm. Our goal is to help you improve your fundamental salsa movements and give you some new ideas to spiff up your shine work. This will be an all levels class.

The workshop will be broken down into two parts:

- Part One will focus on breaking down basic body movements, arm styling and isolations.

- Part Two will be spent learning a shine pattern and then styling it up in two different ways.

Workshop is $10 preregistration/$15 at the door.

http://www.socialdancestudio.com

We hope to see your lovely faces on Saturday, September 27th!"

Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com

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27. MASTER CLASSES AT TU DANCE CENTER- OCTOBER 3-4

Join us in a series of master classes with guest artists Katrin Hall and Maurya Kerr.

Katrin Hall master class: Friday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7:00pm

Icelandic choreographer Katrin Hall is in the Twin Cities creating a new work for TU Dance dancers commissioned by The O'Shaughnessy to be premiered on Nov. 21-23, 2014. Ms. Hall's class is based on classical ballet and designed for contemporary dancers with focus on movement flow, use of energy and the body in the space, and the importance of breath and (different) dynamics. To learn more about Ms. Hall please visit: http://katrinhall.com/

Maurya Kerr master class:
Saturday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30pm

Maurya Kerr is a former dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and founder of San Francisco's project-based dance company tinypistol.
Maurya Kerr is in the Twin Cities creating work for students at the University of Minnesota Dance Program with support from the Sage Cowles Land Grant Chair program. To learn more about Ms. Kerr please visit:
http://www.tinypistol.com/home.html

Cost of each masterclass: $20

For class registration please visit "open classes & workshops" at http://tudance.org Pre-registration is encouraged.

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

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

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28. PILATES REFORMER 1 & MOVEMENT PRINCIPLES TEACHER TRAINING- OCTOBER 3-5

Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, October-3-2014 to Sunday, October-5-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of the Pilates method and to the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises are included for teaching these key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer including set up and safety, plus beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions. 1 year experience teaching movement, anatomy, 30 Pilates Reformer classes or personal training sessions

Class: $499.00

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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29. BIODANZA- THE HEART’S WISDOM: CO-CREATING THE LIVING DREAM- OCTOBER 10-11

OCT 10 – 11, 2014 | Walker Church Sanctuary Space | MPLS

Facilitated by Maria Magdalena

Join us for a weekend workshop traversing music – movement – and experience. Biodanza is the “Poetry of the Human Encounter.” New to the Midwest, Biodanza is a modality that stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life. Maria is a dynamic and inspiring facilitator of this form. “Biodanza creates the opportunity for the rhythm of life to penetrate your being – and the seeds of joy to find the fertile ground of community.”

Discovery Evening – open to all

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

$20 advance / $25 door

Whole Workshop – includes Friday eve

Friday, October 10, 7-10pm

Saturday October 11, 10am–6pm

$90 advance / $99 door

Discount pricing ends September 30 – Sign-up before then to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

Contact: Miel Dragun,
mnbiodanza@gmail.com,
[612] 816-2962

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30. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

Monday, Oct 13, 5–6:30 pm

Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, Northrop (ground floor; east entrance)

84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Free (reservations required: call Melissa Wray at 612-301-1961 or email northrop@umn.edu)

Join Rosas’ Rehearsal Director and dancer Fumiyo Ikeda in a master class that explores two select dance movements from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s seminal work, Rosas danst Rosas. Open to all levels of dance and movement experience. Limited to 25 participants.

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

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31. ROARING 20s: THE BASIC OF CHARLESTON AND SWING- OCTOBER 14

Tues, Oct 14

6:00-7:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room

Participants will be swingin’ back to the 20s where they will learn basic single swing with Charleston flare. With instructor Bryant Ortega from Arthur Murray Dance Center – Saint Paul.

Ages 14+. Singles welcome.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for ticket holders of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Space is limited, so register today. Call 651.224.4222 or secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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32. ENGAGE: A BODY MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOP- OCTOBER 25 and NOVEMBER 9

A Body-Mind Centering® workshop with certified teachers Otto Ramstad & Olive Bieringa
on how we interact with the world with our feet, hands and face. This workshop is open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves.

Sunday October 25 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our hands, feet: the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and fluid content through hands on and movement explorations.

Sunday Nov 9 10am-5pm

Together we will investigate the anatomy and embryological origins of our nervous system and sensory structures. Systems that bring us into relationship with the world through kinesthesia, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.

Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® who have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, and for dance companies, such as Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and Young Dance, Minneapolis. As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project they were named Dance Company of the Year 2013 and Artists of the Year 2008 by the Twin Cities City Pages.

Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Chu’an Studio, St Paul

2242 University Avenue W, #207

$160-220 sliding scale/$90-120 sliding scale for one day

Registration and questions:

olive@bodycartography.org

tel 917.463.9300

www.bodycartography.org

Contact: Olive, olive@bodycartography.org

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33. DEIRDRE HOWARD MURNANE TEACHES 2 WORKSHOPS- NOVEMBER 1 and 8

Deirdre Howard Murnane (formerly with Zenon Dance Company and Ballet of the

Dolls) will be teaching 2 workshops in November at Yoga Center Minneapolis:

HIP STABILIZERS 11/01/14 1:30 - 3:30 St. Louis Park studio

Everyone wants supple and open hips but the fact is that the deep hip muscles need to be strong in order for us to balance and maintain proper alignment. Focusing too much on opening and stretching the hips can cause instability. The good news is that strengthening these muscles doesn't make your hips tighter! They just get stronger and more stable so you can continue to open the hips safely. Learn some exercises to strengthen these deep hip muscles so that they will continue to support you!

EXPLORING TENSEGRITY IN THE BODY 11/08/14 1:30-3:30 St. Louis Park Studio

Using Buckminster Fuller's concept of Tensegrity (tension + integrity) we will explore how the body is made of islands of compression (bones) and bands of tension and elasticity (fascia - muscles, tendons and ligaments) that move in tandem. Our fascia contains and connects every muscle and bone in our body which gives us structure without being rigid, stability with flexibility and mobility that gives grace and freedom to our movement. Using imagery we can create actions in the body that maximize this tensegrity (tension with integrity) to bring ultimate balance and ease to our movement. We are the operators (puppeteers, if you will) of the most amazing structures of engineering imaginable. Let's take full advantage of what we have and play!

Contact: Deirdre Howard Murnane, dehem@comcast.net

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34. PILATES II MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

with Cari Riis Stemmler
and Tiza Wynn Riley

Mat II

Intermediate/Advanced Exercises

Mat II includes the remaining intermediate and advanced level exercises as well as essential movement principles and training tips for advancing clients to the higher levels. Pilates for sports specific activities are also covered.

Fri, Nov. 7th - Sun, Nov 9th

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

5101 Vernon Ave. South
Suite 2A

Edina MN 55436 USA

952-405-9765

Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler,

cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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35. NO TIME OR PLACE YET SET.

Do you see winter on the horizons and wonder how to collectively get through another one??? Do YOU wish for an indoor, warm, wood over air floored spot where you can drop in, noodle around with other mature and professional dancers while improving and composing and maybe teaching little segments or chunks, phrases or memorabilia of dance to each other for fun and function?? Could you contribute nominally to a cooperative space rental in an on-going community studio on Sunday afternoons or Monday mornings? If so and you can commit November 2014 to May 2015, let's sort about and find a home for this little group of nomads. Can a shared and random space use be cordial, considerate and above all - HOME - for a cluster of us who need to hop and roll around outside the living room or marching around the Galleria. Space suggestions welcomed. Format suggestions welcomed. Time and place to be determined. name name name - what could this be called?

Call me at 507.523.2327 and let's set up a discussion as to WhoWhatWhereWhenHow & Why. more to follow.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom,
llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

36. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: November 5, 2014.

To apply:

1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify.

2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application.
For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE services visit our website at
careertransition.org

Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

37. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

Learn to use your vocal instrument with strength and stamina. Knowing the masque of the face, the ringing of the sinuses, timbre of your own tones, opening of throat, diaphragmatic bellows, Vocalese (warm-up vocabulary) and other practices of trained singing can enhance your Dance. If you can TALK, you can SING. Many current movement arts employ voice in various formats (spoken word, chanting, breath sounds, breathing, counting, voice accompaniment to teaching). Come explore with me your Gifts in Sounding, Supporting and Sending yourself through Voice integrated/incorporated/embodied with Dance.

Here is what I need: the space and yourself or your group. The pleasures of working together will be sufficient for me in payment. In your home, company or school - let's begin. You host. I teach and lead. We learn and gather our voices, practice our techniques, meet your needs and prepare to broaden your use of your total body, including Voice as Instrument through noise, song, found sound, authentic scores, unique compositions, improvs galore and more. There is no COST to dancers. Well, okay - you can pay for my parking if needed. Call today. Let's play.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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38. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

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

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

Contact: abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

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39. CAREER COUNSELING FOR DANCERS

Dancers!! A quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE.

Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, 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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40. WALKER ARTS PERFORMING ARTS SEASON- SAVE WHEN YOU SEE 4!

SEASON PACKAGE: Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or stop at the box office to take advantage of this special offer.

Dance highlights include rare remounts of signature works by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Judson Dance Theater alum/contact improvisation creator Steve Paxton; a Walker commission and world premiere from Chris Schlichting; solo dance works on the redefinition of home by leading African choreographers Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda; and Kenna-Camara Cottman curates a new edition of Choreographers’ Evening.

Browse all the events at http://www.walkerart.org/performing-arts/browse/2014-2015-season (including a world premiere theater piece from Miranda July, a mini-festival from The National’s Bryce Dessner, and the Out There 2015 lineup)

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

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41. DANCER DISCOUNT: YOGA

$10 a class at Kula Yoga every Saturday at 11 am - 12:15pm with dancer Chloe Freytag.

Class is an Ashtanga half primary series. Ashtanga is a lineage-based practice out of Mysore, India that focuses on breath, strength, flexibility, and mind-body connection. A wonderful complement to any dancer's training. Studio is located off of 44th and France.
See you there!

Contact: Chloe Freytag, ccfreytag19@gmail.com

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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

42. MARGRET DIETZ- A DANCER’S LEGACY

The Margret Dietz Remembrance Project was founded by Lindalee Soderstrom in 2010. Lindalee was a student of Margret Dietz and author (Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy; co-authors Elizabeth Freeman and Marie Winckler) who continues oral history taking, research and writing on the Wigman diaspora. This book contains ninety photos, thirty of which are from the 1930s by the famed Wigman portraitist Charlotte Rudolph and which exist nowhere else - as the negatives were all destroyed in WWII. Ms. Dietz's life and work come alive in the book and the Mary Wigman School's curriculum and philosophy are fully presented as in the early 1970s in Minneapolis at Choreogram Dance. Currently, Ms. Soderstrom is focused, through GEMs in Dance, on keeping the German Expressionist dance movement and stories from the Wigman Diaspora available and interesting to all. Please contact: 507.523.2327 /

llsod.lindalee@gmail.com to share your related experiences, scholarship and wisdom.

"Margret Dietz - A Dancer's Legacy" is available for $30.00 or 2 for $50.00 and can be hand-delivered to your home or studio.

Contact: Lindalee Soderstrom, 507.523.2327 or write llsod.lindalee@gmail.com

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

43. METRO SOCIAL SERVICES SEEKS DANCERS/ MENTORS

Metro Social Services is building a mentoring program for youth.
We are looking for dancers who would be interested in volunteering as mentors. This mentoring program is focused on careers and building professional skills.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in a child's life! Please contact me with any questions/interest in volunteering!

Thank you!

Contact: Whitney Bey, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, whitney@metrosocialservices.org or (651) 366-7075.

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44. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S NEW WEBSITE

Ananya Dance Theatre has launched a new website. Check it out at http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org

Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org

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45. DANCERS: 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS

You spoke, we listened. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, so we have added two new easy ways to purchase tickets—with an app and on Facebook.

App

Visit your Playstore, search and download the app Walletini. Once it is downloaded, you can search locally for our listing of performances and purchase directly from your phone or tablet.

Facebook

Visit our Facebook page, click on the tab Get Tickets. You will see all of our performances under the tab and you can simply purchase tickets.

As always, you can call our friendly box office at 612.206.3600 or visit us online at thecowlescenter.org.

Visit our Facebook page
| Download Walletini |
www.thecowlescenter.org

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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46. COWLES CLUB

Dancers: Join The Cowles Club! With this $50 membership, you get 20% off all tickets purchased, 2 free guest passes for the 14/15 season, 10% off at Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, $5 parking to all events, $1 off adult beverages at concessions, and early ticket buying to special events.
I know, these deals are outrageously awesome, and if you break it down, you would be saving money after your second show!

More information and to sign up: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/member

The Cowles Center:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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47. ReRosasMN: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO CONTEST

In anticipation of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas’ performance at Walker Art Center, October 15-17, Northrop and Walker Art Center are asking you to step up and record your own performance of Rosas danst Rosas for a #ReRosasMN video submission contest.

Keersmaeker, perhaps inspired by Beyoncé's "rework" of the piece for her Countdown video, has a video with instructions on how to recreate the piece. To date, there have been over 1,500 reproductions, from accomplished dancers to preschool classes and from senior centers to danceline teams.

Make your submission, and then get social: the submissions with the most retweets (use the hashtag #ReRosasMN) have a chance to win the grand prize package, which includes:

—4 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—10 tickets to a 2014-15 Northrop Dance Season event

—2 tickets to a 2014-15 Walker Performing Arts Season event

—4 gallery passes to the Walker Art Center

More of a spectator than a participant? Just check the Northrop blog for submissions and retweet your favorite and tag it #ReRosasMN. Everyone who retweets a submission will be entered in a drawing for:

—2 tickets to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (opening night)

—4 drinks while you enjoy the performance

More details—and videos—available here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/learn-engage/blog/wanna-dance-somebody

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

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