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Dance Community News - October 8, 2014

In This Issue.

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. GIRLYWOOD- This weekend! OCTOBER 9-11

2. “CLASS OF ‘85” OPENS THIS WEEK!- OCTOBER 9-19

3. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES- OCTOBER 10

4. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- OCTOBER 10-18

5. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!- OCTOBER 14

6. ST PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER- OCTOBER 14

7. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

8. NORTHROP PRESENTS ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

9. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DANCE INFORMAL STUDIO SHOWING- OCTOBER 17

10. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. PAUL BALLET- OCTOBER 17

11. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17- NOVEMBER 1

12. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

13. HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN THE TWIN CITIES- OCTOBER 19

14. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

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

16. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

17. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

18. THE RIGHT HERE SHOWCASE- NOVEMBER 14-23

19. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

20. TICKETS ON SALE FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S “THE NUTCRACKER”- NOVEMBER 22

ONGOING CLASSES

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

22. TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAM AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

23. CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

24. YOUNG DANCER CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

25. YOUR TAP SHOES MISS YOU…

26. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION CLASSES-- DROP-INS WELCOME!

27. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

28. MOTION ART IMPROV GATHERING

29. IMAGINATION MOVERS: CREATIVE DANCE FOR AGES 3-5

30. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

31. CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

32. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

33. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

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

35. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

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

37. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

38. PILATES MAT TEACHER TRAINING- NOVEMBER 7-9

39. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- NOVEMBER 22

40. PILATES REFORMER II TEACHER TRAINING- DECEMBER 5-7

AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

41. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

42. BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

43. SEEKING BALLERINAS FOR HANNIBAL BURESS SHOW

44. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

45. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS GRANT

SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

46. ARTS MARKET!

47. STUDIO LIVE/ WORK SPACE AVAILABLE

48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

49. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

51. PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP VOICE LESSONS

DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

52. WRITING DANCING/ DANCING WRITING CONFERENCE

OTHER DANCE NEWS

53. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

54. Dance/USA TO HOST GATHERING

55. COWLES CLUB

56. 2 NEW WAYS TO BUY TICKETS


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

1. GIRLYWOOD- This weekend! OCTOBER 9-11

Thursday - Saturday, October 9 - 11, 2014 | 7:30PM

Tickets: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door

http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-girlywood

April Sellers Dance Collective brings two dances, BIG BABY and Jousting, to Intermedia Arts this Fall. Set among ruffles and tinsel, BIG BABY, explores female archetypes and queer performance’s influence on them. Jousting, a collaborative duet with Mary Ann Wall first seen in Brooklyn, NY, examines the spectrum of gender and how feminism has become the new “F-word.” Choreographed by April Sellers with Guest Artist Mary Ann Wall. Featuring performances by Emily Gastineau, Tim Rehborg, Kimberly Rhyme, Susan Scalf and Heather Spear

Also featuring works by choreographers Laurie Van Wieren and Kenna Cottman. Cottman's excerpt from crowd control will address the question "why do we put on stage what's been born in the dark?" crowd control will feature the live music of Gospel Machine, and local dancers Deja Stowers, Emily Broeker, Kenna Cottman and an ASL interpreter. Choreographer and dancer Laurie Van Wieren will be showing 1 dancer and a dj, especially for Girlywood.
performed by Chris Holman and Laurie Van Wieren.

Contact: April Sellers, aprilsellersdc@gmail.com

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2. “CLASS OF ‘85” OPENS THIS WEEK!- OCTOBER 9-19

Come see your favorite John Hughes movies come to life in this original dance musical! With 8 professional dancers, live music and vocals, complimentary drinks, intermission dance party and more! Created by Regina Peluso with dancers Renee Guittar, Elander Rosser, Jeffrey Robinson, Alannah Renstrom, Lucas Melsha, Riley Weber, Lauren Anderson, Kole Nelson and Jami Snively. Musicians Bob Beahen, Matt Vannelli, Sean O'Hea, Michael Hanna. Doug Rohde and Deb Brown.

Thursday Oct 9 7:30 (Preview)

Friday Oct 10 7:30 (Opening)

Sat Oct 11 4:00 (G Rated Family program) 7:30

Sunday Oct 12 3:00

Thursday Oct 16 7:30

Friday Oct 17 7:30

Sat Oct 18 4:00 G Rated Family program) 7:30

Sunday Oct 19 3:00pm

For Tickets www.collidetheatrical.org

STUDENT RUSH LINE (Seats available 5 minutes prior to performance)=$15

Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org

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3. BUCKETS AND TAP SHOES- OCTOBER 10

Buckets and Tap Shoes will perform for one night only on Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm at The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave. in Saint Paul.

Since 2004, Buckets and Tap Shoes have transported a high-energy blend of music, dance and percussion from the streets of Minneapolis to theaters around the globe. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, brothers Andy and Rick Ausland and their multi-talented crew lead audiences on a rhythmic journey using a multitude of instruments including tap shoes, found objects, drums, keyboards, guitars, voice, audience participation and, of course, buckets!

Tickets are $25 with discounts for students, seniors, military and groups.

For more information and tickets, contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700; open Mon-Sat 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The ticket office is located on the main campus of St. Catherine University at 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.
Tickets can be purchased online at
http://www.oshag.stkate.edu.

Contact: Anne Ulseth, anne@aquamn.com

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4. OFF-LEASH AREA’S FIFTH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE TOUR- OCTOBER 10-18

****Extra weekend added!!!****

Final two weekends in Minneapolis!

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:

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

Minneapolis (Oct 17 & 18 at 7pm; Oct 19 at 2pm)

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

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

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5. 2014 MINNESOTA SAGE AWARDS FOR DANCE IS ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!- OCTOBER 14

QUICK! Find something to wear!

2014 Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance is only One Week Away!

10th Annual Celebration and Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm

Check out our facebook page for updates and sidenotes:

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

Call Cowles Center to make your reservation today:

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

Contact:
Dana Kassel,
danakkassel@gmail.com

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6. ST 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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7. NORTHROP AND WALKER ART CENTER PRESENT ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER/ROSAS- OCTOBER 15-17

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm

Walker Art Center

$32

Rosas Danst Rosas

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 the Walker has presented 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.

For more info and tickets, please visit:

http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/anne-teresa-de-keersmaekerrosas

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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8. NORTHROP PRESENTS ROSAS DANST ROSAS: A PANEL DISCUSSION- OCTOBER 16

Northrop and The Institute for Advanced Study Present

Rosas danst Rosas:

A Panel Discussion of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Dance-Theater Work

Thu, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room at Northrop

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 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas dance company. Rosas danst Rosas is being presented at the Walker in partnership with Northrop for the first time in the Midwest 31 years after its groundbreaking European debut. 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 the original Rosas.

For more info, please visit:

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

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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9. 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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10. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT ST. 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:

http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

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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11. SKEWED VISIONS PRESENTS EX BY CHARLES CAMPBELL- OCTOBER 17- NOVEMBER 1

Part theater and part dance, EX follows an unusual formal structure deriving from Radiohead’s song “Codex.” The performance substitutes a theatrical image for each musical image, converting a 4’45” sonic experience into a 60 minute performance. The structure of the song gives the performance a unique rhythm to carry its evocative images.

Devised with the collaboration of Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer and Billy Mullaney, EX developed out of a year in which Campbell lost his mother to Alzheimer’s and his sister to cancer. The creation of EX forgoes

confessional or memoir formats to explore themes of family, memory, and loss, placing these themes in an ordinary room, giving them a home alongside the bedroom door and the family portrait. Don’t worry, EX is an entertaining encounter with death.

DATES:

EX has only eight performances October 17 – November 1, 2014:

Friday, October 17

Saturday, October 18

Thursday, October 23

Friday, October 24

Saturday, October 25

Monday, October 27

Thursday, October 30

Saturday, November 1

All performances are at 8:00pm

TICKETS:

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets:
http://svex.bpt.me

$28 (or $10 for Skewed Visions members)

$15 dance artist tickets for opening weekend, use code: X4M3FTN

LOCATION:

Ex
takes place in the Thingmakers Union Hall in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis, 2205 California St NE. Come to the south door.

Contact: Charles Campbell, charles@skewedvisions.org

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12. SPB PRESENTS “BLIND CONTOUR” AT TWIN CITIES ARTS GALLERIES- OCTOBER 18 and 24-25

Blind contour, created by Katie Elliot of 3rd Law Dance Theater, was created in response to the gallery environment that it is performed. This piece is as much about the practice of drawing as about dance. It is a series of studies revolving around the idea of point and line moving through the body as a continuous line. As individual line/movement intersects, duets, trios and larger groups emerge through intersection.

October 18th the company will be performing at the University of St Thomas American Museum of Asmatt Art in the Anderson Student Center. The gallery is located at 2115 Summit Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 on the second floor of the Anderson Student center. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

October 24th and October 24th the company will be performing at Three Sisters Eclectic Arts. Three Sister Eclectic Arts is located at 253 E 4th St, St Paul, MN 55101. Performance times are at 7:00PM, 7:45PM, and 8:30PM. Your ticket is good for any (or all) of the times.

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

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

Contact: SPB Admin, spcb@spcballet.org

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13. HISTORY OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN THE TWIN CITIES- OCTOBER 19

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting “Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences”, a lecture series with the purpose of drawing from our past as a means to envision our future as a dance community. The event is free to the public and will be held in The U.S. Bank Atrium inside The Cowles Center. With Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley, with special guests Ric Watson, Kristin Van Loon, Arwen Wilder, Linda Shapiro, Jeff Bartlett, Olive Bieringa, and Otto Ramstad

Co-presented with BodyCartography Project in conjunction with Walker Art Center’s Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton

Sunday, October 19th from 2-4pm
The U.S. Bank Atrium in the Cowles Center
Program supported by Judith Brin Ingber and Linda Shapiro.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/minnesota-dance-and-ecstasies-influences

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. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PERFORMANCE PREVIEW- OCTOBER 24

Northrop Presents

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Performance Preview

Fri, Oct 24, 6:45 pm

Best Buy Theater at Northrop

Free and open to the public

BJM's artistic director, Louis Robitaille, and Northrop Director Christine Tschida preview the evening's performance. Learn more about the work you will see and have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more info, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-jazz-de-montr-al-performance-preview

Contact: Cari Hatcher,
northrop@umn.edu

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15. NORTHROP PRESENTS LES BALLET 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. JAMES SEWELL BALLET- GUY NOIR: THE BALLET- OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 2

The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting The James Sewell Ballet on Oct 24-26, 31, Nov 1, and 2. The production will be at The Goodale Theater. Tickets are $20-$36 (fees included)

This delightful murder mystery ballet is inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor’s fictitious character Guy Noir, Private Eye. It comes to life through a colorful cast of characters and the music of Rich Dworsky of A Prairie Home Companion. Also on the bill is Rib Cage, a collaboration with celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw.

More information and tickets:

http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/james-sewell-ballet-4

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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17. NORTHROP PRESENTS HONG KONG BALLET- NOVEMBER 6-7

Northrop Presents

Hong Kong Ballet

Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm

Fri, Nov 7, 8:00 pm

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

$74, $64, $49

Turandot

The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

An adaptation of the opera, Turandot is a ballet of power, lust, and revenge with visually stunning sets, drama, and accompanied by Puccini’s original music. The dazzling spectacle of Turandot revolves around the love triangle surrounding the princess Turandot, who shuns potential lovers with her heart of ice.

For more info and tickets, please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/hong-kong-ballet

Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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18. 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 for two 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 14-15-16, 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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19. ABSOLUTE BLISS: WEST COAST & MIDWEST CHOREOGRAPHY - NOVEMBER 15

Presented by Fire Drill

Performances by:

keyon gaskin (PDX) // Allie Hankins (PDX) // Maryanna Lachman & Sam Hertz (OAK) // SuperGroup (MPLS) // Aniccha Arts (MPLS) // Takahiro Yamamoto (PDX) // Lucy Lee Yim (PDX)

Bedlam Lowertown

213 East 4th Street

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Purchase here

Absolute Bliss, presented by performance duo Fire Drill, is an evening of pop-up experimental choreography by up-and-coming artists from Portland, Oakland, and the Twin Cities, brought together through an emerging artist-driven touring network for contemporary performance. Through an open format at Bedlam Lowertown, performances unfold throughout the evening, highlighting experimental forms and speculating on contemporary embodiment.

http://fire-drill.org/

Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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20. TICKETS ON SALE FOR PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO’S “THE NUTCRACKER”- NOVEMBER 22

Saturday, November 22

2:30 and 6:00 pm

St Paul U of M Student Union Theater

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door for ages 3+

No admittance under age 3.

To purchase in advance, email studio@pasdedeuxdance.com to check ticket

availability and have tickets held for you.
Once you have received confirmation for your order you will receive directions on either stopping by the studio to pay for and pick up tickets, or mail in your ticket payment. Advance ticket purchases may be made in cash or by check.

Please note that "at the door" purchases are cash only.
There is an atm available on site.

For more details on the production, please see our website.

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com/nutcracker.

We have a few spots remaining for Teens and Adults in the Party Scene.
If you would like to be a part of the production, email the studio today!

Contact: Miss Zachari/ Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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ONGOING CLASSES

21. 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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22. TEEN AND ADULT PROGRAM AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Teen / Adult Ballet, Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm

For dancers who have never learned ballet, as well as those who have been out of class for a while and would like to start again. Optional spring recital.

$270/year.

Ballet III, Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm

For dancers who have covered the basics of ballet and want to continue their ballet training.
Spring recital optional.
$270/year.

Ballet IV, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

For dancers at an intermediate level of ballet.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
$270/year.

Ballet IV/V, Mondays, 7:45-8:30 pm

This class is intended for advanced dancers.
May be taken alone or with Pointe II/III.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
All dancers in this class should plan on coming to the studio 15 minutes early to complete their own stretching and barre warm-up as this class is focused mostly on center exercises.
$270/year.

Pointe I, Mondays, 5:30-6:00 pm

For dancers who are new to pointe shoes.
Class is focused mostly on barre work.
Dancers who are ready for center work by December have the option of dancing in the spring recital.
$150/year.

Pointe II/III, Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm

This class is for dancers comfortable with one-footed pointe work.
Dancers participate in the spring recital.
$210/year.

Open Ballet Program

For adults who can't commit a weekly class, this option allows you to only pay for the classes you attend.
$15/class.

Discounts available for college students and guys!

Visit us online:
http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari/ Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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23. CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

**All classes participate in the Spring Recital. Classes are $270/year unless otherwise specified.**

Ballet I, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Ages 7-12 with no or little prior ballet experience.

Ballet I Advanced, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm

Ages 8-13, 1+ years prior ballet experience.
Dancers must have a basic understanding of ballet technique.

Ballet I/II, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 8-13, 1+ years prior ballet experience.
This class is for dancers who have a good understanding of Ballet I material, but need some polishing before moving to Ballet II.

Ballet II, Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Ages 9-15, 2+ years prior ballet experience.
Dancers in this class may choose to take lessons once or twice a week.

Ballet III, Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm

Age 10+.
For beginning intermediate dancers.
May be taken alone or with Ballet II or IV.

Ballet IV, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Age 12+.
For intermediate level dancers.
May be taken alone, or with Ballet III or IV/V.

Ballet IV/V, Mondays, 7:45-8:30 pm

Age 13+.
For advanced dancers.
May be taken alone or with Ballet IV.

Dancers should come 15 minutes early to complete their own warm-up, as this class focuses on center work.

Pointe I, Mondays, 5:30-6:00 pm

Age 11+ and instructor approval.
Must also take 2 technique classes (Ballet II+). $150/year.

Pointe II/III, Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm

Age 12+ and instructor approval.
Under 19 must also take 2 technique classes.
19+ must also take 1 technique class. $210/year.

Discounts available for college students and guys!

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari/ Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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24. YOUNG DANCER CLASSES AT PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIO

Dancers learn ballet basics in a fun, activity oriented environment geared towards young children.
All classes participate in the annual spring recital.
Classes are taught by Miss Zachari and have older students as assistants.

Preliminary Ballet I, ages 4-6

Tuesdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

For dancers with no previous ballet experience.
Dancers take class once a week.
$150/year.

Preliminary Ballet II, ages 5-7

Thursdays, 4:00-4:30 pm

For dancers who have completed Preliminary Ballet I, as well as 6 year olds with no previous ballet experience.
$150/year.

Preliminary Ballet III, ages 5-7

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 pm

For dancers who have completed Preliminary Ballet II, as well as 6 year olds who have completed Preliminary Ballet I and have instructor approval. $210/year.

Check us out online and register your dancer today!

http://www.pasdedeuxdance.com

Contact: Miss Zachari/ Pas de Deux Dance Studio, studio@pasdedeuxdance.com

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25. YOUR TAP SHOES MISS YOU…

Still moving your feet, want to get your groove on? Grown up tap dance for everyone Beginner through advanced, Musical Theater, improv-ests, even "I always wanted to try tap Dance". Now is the time. Great for bone density and as we all know dancing makes you smarter".

Starting in October

Tuesday Int/adv

6:45 to 8pm
Instructor Cathy Wind

Wednesday Tappy Hour for Beginners

9:30-10:45AM
Instructor: Ellen Keane

Classes at Celtic Junction

836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Sign up at website www.tapcompany.org

Contact: Cathy Wind, 612 986 1944

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26. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL FALL SESSION CLASSES-- DROP-INS WELCOME!

Zenon offers an impressive array of classes in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, break dance, tap, African dance, belly dance, contact improvisation, and yoga for Adult and Youth of all levels.

Classes are taught by the area’s leading independent instructors who bring out the unique potential of each student, from the beginning child or adult to the professional-level dancer.

Drop-ins always welcome!

Check out our schedule and sign up for classes at: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=146041

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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27. DANCE OF THE BREATH WITH KEVIN KORTAN

Kevin Kortan, former member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, is teaching DANCE OF THE BREATH Wednesday mornings. This class has for years drawn dancers, somatic practitioners, and yoga enthusiasts.
DANCE OF THE BREATH orients you to the initiation of movement from the internal movement of the breath.
Form follows function, movement billows out of your breath.

WEDNESDAYS: 10 am - 11:30

10-wk Series: Oct 15 – Dec 17 $130 ($13/class)

5-wk Series: Oct 15 - Nov 12 $70 ($14/class)

5-wk Series: Nov 19 - Dec 17 $70 ($14/class)

$15 Single Class

Patrick’s Cabaret – 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis 55406

Whether you are interested in freedom of motion, peace of mind, or knowing your true nature, this approach welcomes you.
Suppose you could take advantage of the wisdom of the ages, and the best methods of today, all in one class? You can! Connect your breath to your body and mind, as well as to the bodies and minds of wise ancient yogis, and contemporary somatic geniuses.

“I find that because of Kevin’s approach, I’m able to do postures that I haven’t been able to do previously.
It’s great!
After Kevin's classes, I feel so loving.
That's why I keep coming back.” – Marjorie Huebner

http://www.evolutionaryyoga.com/calendar/event.php?calendar=1&category=&event=2040&date=2014-10-15

Free parking on both sides of the cabaret & on-street.

BRING:
A yoga sticky mat & a bath-size towel or blanket.
Dress in layers.

ARRIVE: Arrive 10-15 minutes early to every class.

Contact: Kevin Kortan, kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

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28. MOTION ART IMPROV GATHERING

This month's Improv Gathering will be held on the SECOND Friday, October 10th, instead of the usual first Friday. We will start a HALF HOUR LATER than usual - 7 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. And, just to add to all these zany changes, TOM KANTHAK will be there to provide unlimited inspiration through his musical accompaniment! Please join us in what is sure to be a fun and memorable evening! Come to dance, to observe, or to do a little bit of both.

Friday, October 10th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Center for Performing Arts

3754 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis

This event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Suggested Donation: $5 -$10

(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

For more information, visit us at www.motionartmn.org

Contact: Diane Moncrieff, diwebbmo@gmail.com

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29. IMAGINATION MOVERS: CREATIVE DANCE FOR AGES 3-5

Diane Moncrieff is offering a 10 week session of Creative Dance for preschool boys and girls on Monday mornings at the Crystal Community Center. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump away... It’s really not that far!

Diane teaches Imagination Movers using playful, structured activities that revolve around a different dance concept each week. Children quickly build movement vocabulary, develop body awareness and gain self-confidence. Props, percussion instruments and a wide variety of music are all part of the fun.

Imagination Movers

10 week session

Dates: Mondays, Oct 6 - Dec 8 (register at any time!)

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Fee $79, $72 residents of Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale

Register through Crystal Recreation Department

www.crystalmn.gov

763-531-0052

Contact: Diane, diwebbmo@gmail.com or (763) 546-8884

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30. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

Minnesota Dance Theatre & School

Open Ballet Classes for Teens and Adults

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS (*Pre registration required)

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING BALLET

Sunday, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, Studio 6B

Teacher: Ellie Ahmann

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Monday, 6:45PM - 8:15PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

Thursday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with Pointe 8:30PM - 9:00PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Laura Daugherty

Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:30AM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Jill Lile

INTERMEDIATE BALLET

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET

Sunday, 11:15AM - 12:45PM (with Pointe 12:45PM - 1:15PM), Studio 6A

Teacher: Marcia Keegan

ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET, 9:30AM - 11:00AM, Studio 2B

Monday - James Sewell (or Chris Hannon)

Tuesday - Lirena Branitski

Wednesday - Barry Leon

Thursday - Lirena Branitski

Friday - Sally Rousse (Matthew Keefe on October 10, 17, 24, & 31)

Saturday - Justin Leaf

Regular Class Prices:

90-minute class $15

Barre only $10

30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110

5-class card $60

10-pointe class card $40

Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card.

Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

*Ballet Fundamentals (preregistration required)

Fall Session: September 9 - November 25, 2014

12-class series, $150

Winter Session: January 6 - March 24, 2015

12-class series, $150

Spring Session: April 7 - June 23, 2015

12-class series, $150

Summer Session: July 7 - August 25, 2015

All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

For more information, visit the MDT&S website at http://www.mndance.org

Contact: Open Division Manager Justin Leaf at justin.leaf@mndance.org

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31. 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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32. 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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33. 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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WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

34. 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 soon – Sign-up now to get these special rates.

http://consciousdanceminneapolis.com/biodanza/

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

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35. ROSAS DANST ROSAS MASTER CLASS- OCTOBER 13

Rosas danst Rosas Master Class

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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36. 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 to secure your spot.

Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org

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37. MASTER CLASS WITH AILEY II- OCTOBER 29

Take a class with the rising stars of modern dance!

Minnesota Dance Ensemble is hosting a master class with Ailey ll on Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm, at the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for only $35!

Open to ages 16+. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Register at http://www.minnesotadanceensemble.com/registration.html

Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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38. PILATES 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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39. ANATOMY IN 3D FOR DANCERS: DEEP HIP AND CORE- NOVEMBER 22

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

9:30am – 1pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, conf. room

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ is the best way to understand the musculoskeletal system and integrate the knowledge into your own life as a dancer.
In this 3 hour course, you will build each muscle in clay and place it on a specially designed skeleton.
We will build the muscles of the deep hip and core, and do movement to help imprint the functionality of the muscles.
(Subsequent coursework will be offered on the upper extremity & lower extremity.)
Previous students have included dancers, dance teachers, Pilates teachers, yoga teachers, nurses, and physical therapists.
They have said, "The hands on aspect of the course helped to integrate the learning at a deeper level". The deeper your knowledge is in 3D anatomy, the better teacher you will become! Space is limited to 8 people.

Fee: $99

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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40. PILATES REFORMER II TEACHER TRAINING- DECEMBER 5-7

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

Roger Gonzalez Hibner

Friday, December-5-2014 to Sunday, December-7-2014

Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

Reformer 2 includes intermediate exercises and modifications designed for group an individual instruction. Teaching successful classes to clients at different levels of ability is emphasized, along with variations on sequences and progressing your class from the beginning to intermediate level. 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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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

41. SEEKING MALE DANCERS

1) A professional male Dancer for the 2014–15 season as a full company member salaried employee, Sept 2014 to mid-May 2015

2) Nutcracker: Male dancer for title role of Nutcracker, AND one or more additional men for first act party scene. TCB's Nutcracker is at the beautiful 1000-seat Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), December 12-14, 2014;

3) Company Trainee: opening for an advanced male student to both train with TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program with educational financial aid packet, and take class and dance with TCB company members for the 2014-2015 season. Applicants must have advanced classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and who have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

Interested dancers should contact Twin Cities Ballet's Artistic Director Denise Vogt at info@TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163

Video links of class and/or performances in different genres is recommended but not required.

Dancers will receive company class each weekday afternoon, with rehearsals primarily on the weekends during non-performance weeks. Expect to participate in TCB's The Nutcracker and a new spring production in May at the south metro's premier professional theater, the Ames Center, as well as other smaller venues doing shorter mixed genre pieces as additional opportunities arise throughout the year.

For more information: http://www.twincitiesballet.org/documents/TCBCCompanyAudition.htm

Contact: Denise Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org, or call 952-452-3163.

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42. BALLET ROYALE’S PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION is an elite daytime training program that provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship, and ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY.

This weekday afternoon program provides training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Performance (Musical Theater) Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and

multiple performance opportunities. In addition to receiving the finest professional dance training, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train along side TCB's professional company members.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

To accommodate the various schedules of potential Professional Trainee Division participants, students interested in auditioning for the program should contact Ballet Royale directly and arrange to take an audition class.

For more information and to schedule an audition class: Call 952-898-3163 or E-mail info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

Contact: Rick Vogt, info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

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43. SEEKING BALLERINAS FOR HANNIBAL BURESS SHOW

I’m getting in touch from comedian Hannibal Buress' (BROAD CITY, ERIC ANDRE SHOW, SNL, 30 ROCK) manager's office. Hannibal Buress will be performing at UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA and is looking for 3-4 ballerinas to perform with him. I've included some information below.

The show will be on Friday, October 3rd at 7:30pm at the Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. (Ballerinas would be required to arrive at 7:00pm just to be briefed about the show).

Wardrobe: Ballerina garb. (No pointe shoes, just ballet slippers)

Compensation: $40 pay

Note: Only dancers over the age of 18 can perform.

No rehearsal is necessary. Ballerinas would dance solo while Hannibal performs a 4 minute rap song at the end of his set. To get an idea of what the ballerinas would be doing, please follow the Youtube link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnVmqgvV8ss

Please contact me with all your information, or the information of anyone you know that would be interested. We ask that you send a headshot/resume to estern@3arts.com and to please cc (nyintern@3arts.com) along with the e-mail you send to Ethan.

If you have any questions, please use the contact info below. Thank you for your help!

Contact: Ethan Stern/ Office of Avi Gilbert | 3 Arts Entertainment, 212.213.2259 or estern@3arts.com

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44. PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT ZENON DANCE SCHOOL

Are you creating a new work? Looking for somewhere to present?

Zenon Dance School is looking for works to be part of the Fall Zenon Dance Zone Concert December 12 & 13 @ 8pm and December 14 @ 7pm.

All dance styles welcome!

Please send a resume and video work sample to Molly Johnston (molly@zenondance.org) to be considered. Call 612.338.1101 for more information.

Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

45. 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

46. ARTS MARKET!

http://mnartsmarket.org

Like a Craig's List for the arts, Arts Market is a free online materials exchange for the arts in Minnesota. You can post and browse listings for items that can be reused like set pieces, props, costumes, building materials, office furniture, gear, etc. It's a great way to save money, storage, and keep useful stuff out of the landfill.

You notice might some confusing aspects of the site when you go to use it. It's brand new and the Minnesota Theater Alliance is still working out the kinks. More info: http://minnesotatheateralliance.org/content/about-arts-market

Contact: Leah Cooper, (651) 789-0787

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47. STUDIO LIVE/ WORK SPACE AVAILABLE

Studio live/work share ideal for dance! Studio share with mature artist available near Powderhorn and Midtown Global Market $575 plus 1/2 utils and internet. 230 sq ft pvt room split 550 sq ft studio and common kitchen NY loft style bath. Available October 15th. Month to month lease.

Contact: Sean Smuda, 612 825 3833

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48. FREE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

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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49. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS

GREAT location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Contact: Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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50. REHEARSAL/CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE IN BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

Contact:
Eileen at
genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

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51. 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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DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

52. WRITING DANCING/ DANCING WRITING CONFERENCE

A Joint Conference of

The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and

The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)

13–16 November 2014

Hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa is home to the renowned Writers’ Workshop (http://www.uiowa.edu/~iww/), and Iowa City is a designated UNESCO City of Literature (http://cityofliteratureusa.org/).

Conference Theme: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing

The 2014 conference provides an opportunity to examine issues of authorship, representation, notation, and narrative in dancing and writing practices across social and cultural contexts and between disciplines.

Bringing writing and dancing into dialog, once again, allows us to reassess their relationship considering aspects such as medium, form, methodologies, aesthetics, authorship, tradition, temporality, duration, meaning, and communication.

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

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OTHER DANCE NEWS

53. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE

Ananya Dance Theatre announces the second installment of a multi-year series of full-length dances exploring the kinds of work that women around the world do to sustain their communities. This second piece is funded in part by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding ideas that engage and enrich Saint Paul through the arts. Titled ROKTIM, it will premiere at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University in Saint Paul in September 2015.

To tell the story of women’s roles in the global food system, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, visual artist Seitu Jones, and behavioral artist Marcus Young will partner with Frogtown Farm, Afro Eco, and the Indigenous Peoples Task Force to reflect and honor the age-old work of women who cultivate, nurture and protect land and agriculture. The work will employ contemporary Indian dance to weave together artistic process and social justice in telling the stories of those whose often-unacknowledged labor sustains communities.

Roktim will include an original sound-and-music score by Greg Schutte, Chatterjea’s longtime collaborator.

Young helped direct Ananya Dance Theatre’s two most recent productions, Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming (2014) and Mohona: Estuaries of Desire (2013). Chatterjea recently collaborated with Jones on Create: The Community Meal, a multi-media public artwork that included an outdoor civic dinner served to 2,000 people on a half-mile long table. Earlier, Jones designed the sets for Duurbaar: Journeys Into Horizon in 2006.

For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.

Contact: Anne Q. Ulseth, anne@aquamn.com

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54. Dance/USA TO HOST GATHERING

Dance/USA will host a final gathering for the Twin Cities dance community on Friday, October 10.
Members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul dance community are invited for dialogue and reflection on the 2014 Dance/USA Annual Conference that was held in Minneapolis in June.
Dance/USA Executive Director Amy Fitterer will host the gathering along with members of the 2014 Minneapolis Host Committee.

Details:

Friday, October 10th

5:30pm CT

James Sewell Ballet’s TEK BOX

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Contact: Johanna Tschebull, jtschebull@danceusa.org

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55. COWLES CLUB

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

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https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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56. 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.

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Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org

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