PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
“The collaboration between Agami and Kotche produc[es] a stunning and intelligent evening-long work.” —Bachtrack
Ate9 is rooted in the rigorous yet emotionally liberating movement sensibility “Gaga,” originated by Batsheva Dance Company founder Ohad Naharin. Danielle Agami worked with Batsheva for ten years before founding Los Angeles–based Ate9, injecting a distinctive sense of humor and visceral virtuosity into her choreography. Nine dancers inhabit Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche’s aurally colorful soundscape in this full-length work of physical and live rhythmic precision. With live music by Glenn Kotche.
Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and Northrop, University of Minnesota.
OPEN TRACT is a new collaborative work by Laura Levinson and Sami Pfeffer.
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
February 10 and 11 at 7:00 PM, doors at 6:00pm.
$6-$15, sliding scale.
The gut and organs manifest the physiological experiences of rage, revolt, and regeneration on an ancestral and cellular level. We invite audiences into a strange, whimsical world of gut flora and fauna, ritual and procession, public and private grief. We use informed, consensual audience participation as a tool for reclaiming performance, supporting the dismantling of whiteness, and building resilient community.
SuperGroup continues their monthly experiment in audience retention.
Please note: RESEARCH COUNCIL will no longer be meeting in Park Building Community Room 201. All convenings will now take place at the Bryant Lake Bowl until further notice - thank you for your flexibility.
RESEARCH COUNCIL is SuperGroup’s latest performance project, a mysteriously unfolding epic delve into (literally and figuratively) meetings, knowledge, truth, and the unknown. Once a month for a year (if we make it that long) we’ll be dropping a new episode live on the BLB stage. Come for the whole series, or just drop in for one night - you might feel a little lost, but no worries, everyone else will too.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Research COUNCIL: Episode #5/Promotion
Created by SuperGroup
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Tickets: $6-$15, sliding scale.
February 14, 2019
6 PM – 11 PM
☆ Tasty snacks and refreshing beverages
☆ A thrilling live auction
☆ Performances by Eric Mayson & Aby Wolf, and HIJACK
☆ Dance party DJ'ed by Sophia Eris
☆ All your friends
Advance single: $25. Advance double: $45.
Door: $30. We-want-you-there-pick-your-price starting at $10+ticketing fees.
Buy your tickets in advance and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from b. resale!
We've got the choreography on lock, but we need your help to secure the rest of the moolah we need to bring our new piece: It's All Real. It's All Fake. It's All DaNCEBUMS. to the TEK BOX in May.
More information at www.dancebums.com
Tear up the floorboards and celebrate Valentine's Day by experiencing Edgar Allan Poe like you never have before! Dive into the depths of Poe’s classic short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” reimagined for the stage and told through dance and spoken word.
General admission: $18
Valentine's date night special: $30*
*Treat yourself to a Valentine's Day date night with Borealis Dance! Each ticket comes with table seating, one free drink ticket, and a dessert plate. Tables can be arranged to seat up to twelve, so make it a date night with your sweetheart or your closest friends!
Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Jaffa Aharonov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Ramona, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve & Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive & Maitreyi Ray
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring: Johanna Keller Flores, Deja Joelle Stowers, Yoni Light, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson
Accessible venue, ASL interpretation for each performance, and all-gender restrooms on-site.
$5-25, sliding scale.
Minnesota-based choreographer Chris Schlichting and collaborators are proud to present the Minneapolis premiere of Period. After a sold-out run of their New York premiere this past July at the The Chocolate Factory, co-presented with Lumberyard, they are excited to share the work with Minnesota audiences. Limited seating. Tickets are $20.
In Period, Chris Schlichting's prolific, obsessive movement generation dispenses with preciousness and patterns to hammer out a Rosetta Stone to leave behind for the next, better world. Small tectonic collisions create a dense choreographic landscape in the spareness of the space, and the dancers fasten themselves to intricate, churning movement in their slide toward extinction. Period is about letting go but not before exhausting every ounce of love one has left for dance.
Choreography: Chris Schlichting. Performances: Tristan Koepke, Laura Selle Virtucio, and Maggie Zepp. Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwall. Set Design: Caitlin Dippo and Katrina Matejcik.
The O'Shaughnessy presents Contempo Physical Dance
Agbara Obirin: Strong Women, a world premiere.
February 22-23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Agbara Obirin, by Brazilian guest choreographer Nildinha Fonseca of Balé Folclórico da Bahia, is based on the research in dances of the African matrix, with poetic dialogues based on “Itãs,” which refers to African gods. The work seeks to construct a scenic language that portrays all the beauty, strength, courage, joy, sensuality, valor and understanding of the feminine as a circularity in the power of transformation, communication and, above all, a parallel with the ancestral force.
Dancers featured in the dance concert include Gabrielle Abram, Leanna Browne, Melissa Clark, Gemma Isaacson, Shannon Mulcahy, Jenny Pennaz, Marciano Silva dos Santos and Alanna Morris-Van Tassel.
Come out and enjoy an informal showcase!
See dances by different local artists with different styles:
Dance with Wheels Mike Cohn
Wild Moon Movement
Saturday, February 23, 2019
7:30pm at the TEKBOX
Pay what you can.
Refreshments and conversation will follow the performance.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145656765593702/.
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$15: pay as able.
Tracy Yang & All Day
Lindsay Forsythe & Heidi Kalweit
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
In its sixteenth year of supporting dance exploration by local and visiting choreographers, 9x22 Dance/Lab has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience. Hosted and curated by Laurie Van Wieren.
Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees come together for their first choreographic collaboration featuring epic live music by Grand Symphonic Winds with special guest and world-renowned soprano, Lindsay Kesselman.
8 features a wide-ranging night of all-new contemporary dance from four distinct choreographers, including Guest Artist Laura Selle Virtucio and company member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, sure to bring something compelling for every audience member in AMP's eighth season.
Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm – Post-show artists' reception.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm – Post-show Q+A discussion.
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm – ASL Interpreted and pay what you can (at the door only).
$20 - General admission.
$17 - Senior/student with ID and children under twelve.
$3 off with 2018 MN Fringe Festival button.
Group discounts available.
To purchase, visit http://www.thelabtheater.org.
Photo Credits: V. Paul Virtucio
Twin Cities Ballet, following its recent success, The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Essence, a mixed program of new and returning works.
Essence features the premiere of "Red," an all-female piece inspired by both historical events such as the rise of Nazism and fictional works such as The Handmaid’s Tale, and "The Firebird: Essence of Being," which uses excerpts from Stravinsky’s music The Firebird to explore the dynamics of cross-cultural relationships.
Returning to the Cowles Center are TCB’s acclaimed "Victor Frankenstein," an introspective exploration of the thematic elements of the Gothic novel, and TCB’s popular "Classicana," which showcases the artistry, technique, musicality and precision that are the essence of quality ballet.
This evening of relevant and approachable works highlights TCB’s innovation, versatility, and talent, and promises a meaningful and entertaining experience for all: long term ballet enthusiasts, those new to ballet, and fans of contemporary dance alike.
The Joffrey Ballet
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage
with live orchestra.
Direct from its world-premiere in Chicago, the Joffrey brings us this two-act ballet created by visionary choreographer Yuri Possokhov (Bolshoi Ballet, San Francisco Ballet) and an all-star creative team, including composer Ilya Demutsky (2016 Golden Mask Award recipient, Russia's most prestigious theatre honor). Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, becomes embroiled in a scandalous affair with the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky, in Tolstoy's tragic drama of passion and revenge, set against a backdrop of 19th-century Imperial Russia. Choreographer Possokhov has received critical acclaim for transforming iconic literature into inventive, emotionally driven story ballets—a perfect choice for “the greatest book ever written” (Time Magazine readers’ poll).
Laboratory II is a mixed repertory performance featuring the advanced level students of the School of Ballet Co.Laboratory in new works by six emerging female choreographers.
March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
March 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Photo By Tim Pate
Ballet Co.Laboratory is splashing on to the scene with their new contemporary work Gentle Human. Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Zoe Henrot, this brand new company is a force in Twin Cities dance scene.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is a family of dancers who suddenly found themselves removed from the dance community they knew; so they built one for themselves. Out of a time of tumultuous uncertainty, they were able to look within and find where purpose and belonging actually come from. They saw in themselves untapped potential, and seized an opportunity to rise, to reevaluate, and to renew. Gentle Human is a vulnerable exploration of human emotion as a reaction to adverse outside forces. Inspired by true events in the lives of the company dancers and the wise words of Nikita Gill’s poetry in her book Wild Embers, Gentle Human is a portrait of young artists finding meaning against the odds.
April 6 at 7:30pm and April 7 at 2pm.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Yes, And, Or.
a three fold logic for group improvisation.
Colleen Oster and Joshua Lorris
This pilot series gathers individuals as a temporary ensemble for improvised group performance.
A 2:1 engagement of two ensemble practices and one community performance each month. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the whole series so as to deepen the ensemble practice. A $30-50 donation per series supports the continuation of providing space for artists to work creatively on improvisational performance. The series transforms into an evening performance event April 6, 2019 (more information to come).
Series 1 at Water Bar, 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 19
Thursday, February 21
Series 2 at Water Bar, 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 19
Thursday, March 21
BCL will be holding exciting and diverse summer camps, workshops, laboratories and more all summer-long for all ages and abilities! Please visit our website for details!
DANCE LABORATORY, for ages seven through ten.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday
Includes ballet and other techniques as well as special Beyond the Mirror educational sessions.
PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE, for ages ten through fourteen.
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
August 5-16, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe, as well as different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL, ages thirteen through 20.
June 17-28, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
July 15-26, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
August 5-16, Monday-Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Includes ballet technique and pointe, as well as different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, conditioning and educational sessions.
This eight-week workshop is designed for children (ages two through four) and a parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally-appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children.
Session 1: January 30-March 23
Session 2: April 10-June 1
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session.
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2019 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 28-March 23
Session 2: April 8-June 3. No classes on May 27.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week workshop, per session. Preregistration is required for the full eight-week session, completed online or in-person at TU Dance Center. $15.00 individual class drop-in rate, cash, check or debit/credit card at TU Dance Center.
Midday Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Evening Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Join Ate9 Artistic Director and choreographer Danielle Agami for a Gaga masterclass at TU Dance Center.
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body, providing a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while stimulating the senses and imagination. Agami's Gaga class is one session, no pauses or exercises, of a continuity of instructions with one on top of the other. It is encouraged to go to places where the pleasure in movement is awakened. All are welcome to this community class.
Wednesday, February 6
$14.00 payable at the door; cash, check or debit/credit card. Class cards are accepted.
There is no late entry for class. Please arrive on time. This class is first come, first serve, as space allows.
Presented in association with Northrop, University of Minnesota and Walker Art Center in conjunction with the Ate9 performance on February 7 at Northrop.
Photo by Cheryl Mann.
Friday, February 8, 9:30 am
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while stimulating the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers pathways for their elimination.
Danielle Agami's Gaga class is one session, no pauses or exercises, of continuous instructions with one on top of another. Each instruction does not cancel the previous one but is added to it, layer upon layer.
- Class size capped at 25. First come first served.
- THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY FOR CLASS. Please arrive on time.
- Cash, check, or Venmo only. No cards accepted.
Presented in partnership with Northrop, University of Minnesota and Walker Art Center, in conjunction with the Ate9 performance on February 7 at Northrop: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/ate9.
Each Friday morning in February, come join Tori Casagranda in the studio!
Classes will be explorations of the possibilities of the body, generating material in the moment and developing that material, all while practicing awareness of the entire space.
In solo and groups, through scores and exercises, we will play and deepen the knowledge of ourselves and the form.
Sliding scale, $5-15.
Friday, February 8
The Beautiful Studio
2242 University Ave W, Studio 214
St Paul, MN 55114
Fridays, February 15 and 22
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Go up the stairs to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss it! Free parking.
Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas.
Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for dancers ages eighteen through 26 who have pursued or are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in Dance to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.
Who: Open class for advanced dancers ages eighteen through 26
When: Mondays, February 11-25
Where: Cowles Center second floor, Target Education Studio
Cost: Free to attend.
Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/GZ3NPAYKCQmTVSZC2
Julia is a Twin Cities-based dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary performer driven by the desire for personal growth, authentic performance and joy, and meaningful human connections with audiences and other creators.
Do you love your barre classes and feel ready to do more?
Want to add to your fitness repertoire?
Become an instructor through this Barre Intensity training.
Our immersive Barre Intensity® instructor training program includes:
Proper body alignment.
Structured class outline.
Music and beat matching.
Class choreography with variations and modifications.
Intensity options for all exercises.
Tips for smooth transitions and cueing techniques.
Lecture, partner teaching and class participation.
Barre Intensity® instructor training has been approved for 12 AFAA CEU's, 1.4 ACE CEC's, 1.3 NASM CEU’s and 14 ACSM CEC's.
Classical ballet repertoire for adults and teens, ages sixteen and older.
You’re invited to spend two afternoons learning classical repertoire arranged for the intermediate level student. Experience the timeless choreography, luxuriate in the gorgeous music, and enjoy dancing with an ensemble.
Sunday, February 17
Sunday, February 24
1:30 – 3:00pm in Studio 6A
Teacher: Jennifer Murry
Registration fee: $50
Register here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaDanceTheatreSchool
Thanks to an MRAC Grant, Jawaahir Dance Company is hosting a free open rehearsal event featuring guest artist Ramzi El Edlibi, a renowned dancer and choreographer. Ramzi is in town for an intensive Dabke workshop with Jawaahir.
Immersed in the dance, rhythms, and cultural traditions of the Middle East, Ramzi was raised in Lebanon and studied Middle Eastern dance with Caracalla. He also traveled the world to broaden his dance training and research to include classical ballet, flamenco, ballroom, and tango. After moving to New York City in 1983, he established and directed Ramzi El Edlibi Dance Company in order to merge modern and western schools of dance with the rich stories and traditions of the Middle East. Ramzi is also well known for his young audiences’ education programs and has presented, choreographed, and performed for numerous universities, schools, cultural organizations, and museums.
Sunday, February 17 at 3:30pm.
Artist Q+A to follow.
No prior reservations needed.
Dance/Movement Therapy I – The Power of Movement (two credits, 30 hours)
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness, and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS
To register: Send payment with your name, address, phone number, and email to: Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410.
For questions, contact Barbara.
The Language of Movement: Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (two credits, 30 hours)
Movement is a language, but how do we know its meaning? How can we understand movement's nuanced power to communicate? Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) examines the subtle meanings within all patterns of movement and physical actions. Participants will study the communicative and expressive nature of all forms of movement from a multicultural lens.
Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS
To register: Send payment with your name, address, phone number, and email to: Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410.
For questions, contact Barbara.
For mid-career woman creatives—this residency/retreat is by invitation only and open to creatives across disciplines both in and beyond Minnesota.
Goals: To gather; to share, learn and and receive through dialogue, workshops, reflection and rejuvenation around three pillars: Envisioning and Goal-setting; Centering and Grounding; Fellowship and Sisterhood.
Participants will be hosted in a relaxing and luxurious cabin on a quiet wooded retreat center approximately two hours north of the Twin Cities. Amenities include: comfortable lodging, full-size kitchen, wrap-around porch, meditation/prayer room, wood burning fireplaces, sauna, outdoor pit and grill, private trails, and more.
Vision Board Workshop, adaptive yoga, massage, exploratory writing, and other creative activity around the three pillars!
Two gathering/information sessions remain: SUNDAY, February 10 at 7 PM and SUNDAY, February 24 at 3 PM.
Contact Alanna to learn more. Registration ends March 1.
Dance with Ballet Royale this summer!
Ballet Royale's summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including Dierdre Chapman (former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet) and Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (former Soloist with San Francisco Ballet).
- June "Spring into Summer" intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. June 10-28. NO AUDITION REQUIRED; intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older, June 10–14.
- July Summer Intensive, July 8-25. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Ages eight through professional.
- Ballet Royale Grand Prix variations workshop: August 5-16. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory workshop, August 18-23. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start, August 19-23.
Plus much more!
A three-week summer training program in St. Paul, Minnesota (three hours a day, five days a week) will introduce Yorchha™, our unique movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity, and our particular choreographic process of creating dance from the stories of our lives.
This summer dance intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers, and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement, allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.
Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique, Chhau, the East Indian martial art, and vinyasa yoga.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships available, based on need.
This activity is supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, and F. R. Bigelow Foundation.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Don’t You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) seeks individuals to join our artist-healer-activist Cohort and be part of a nine-month exploration and our third year creating this program. We are seeking to expand to 40 members for the practice season from March to November 2019.
This year, we focus the exploration on how to be a Cohort of resilience and resistance, responding to the needs arising from the current political climate and acting in conversation with local and national resistance efforts. We are exploring DYFIT as “pleasure activism,” (adrienne maree brown’s term)—seeking a type of activism that can move lives with joy, not only anger and fear, and make social justice work irresistible.
Apply here by Monday, February 18: https://goo.gl/JBqRFJ.
Current Cohort members need not reapply; please feel free to share!
Seeking five to six artists to create original work for DUMPSTER FIRE, a new performance-event led by movement artist Laura Levinson, in partnership with Franconia, Minnesota and Stage Manager Jäc Pau.
DUMPSTER FIRE carves out intentional space for queer catharsis, divine rage, and public grief, and seeks to center community and relationship in its artistic process.
Apply by Friday, February 15, and feel free to share widely!
[Photo by Amber White]
Minnesota Fringe is accepting applications for our upcoming 2019 Festival Season, July 26-August 11, 2019.
Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 1-11, 2019
A producing fee plus 30% of box office gains access to: a community of 1,000+ artists, 40,000+ potential audience members, venue, technicians, workshops, staff support, unified auditions, press, and more.
New this year: affordability initiatives Festival Artist Grants and fee deferments; artists can pay a higher producing fee to receive 100% of box office revenue; and expanded options for independently producing work outside of lotteried venues.
Lottery venues deadline: Thursday, February 14, 5:00PM CST.
Minnesota Family Fringe, July 26-August 4, 2019
A jury-curated festival of local and national work for adventurous multi-generational audiences. 2019 jurors include staff from Jungle Theatre, Children's Theater Company, Open Eye Figure Theatre, and more.
Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 5:00PM CST.
Ray Terrill Dance Group is currently mobilizing for presenting the eighteenth annual Dances at the Lake Festival, occurring at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden in Minneapolis.
The two FREE concerts will be presented July 5-6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Professional individual artists, adult, and youth companies are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Proposals should include: a link to website or artist bio, description of planned dance (seven minutes or less), number of dancers involved, and a link to sample video of work. Work must be family-friendly. Keep in mind, this is an outdoor performance and performed on grass. Submit proposal via email to email@example.com. More information available at http://www.dancesatthelakefestival.com.
RTDG is seeking two professional dancers (men and/or women) with strong contemporary technique and stage presence for upcoming season projects.
You must be able to commit to eighteen months of two rehearsals per week.
No rehearsal pay but modest honorariums offered for each performance.
Interested dancers please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and schedule an audition.
More information on the company available at http://www.rayterrilldancegroup.com.
The St. Olaf College Dance Department is looking for a Technical Designer starting as early as this spring.
Permanent Technical Designer position: https://tinyurl.com/y9kzbs83
To manage and design all the productions of the dance program, including design, lighting, sound, staging, and props. Additionally, this position provides lighting design for exhibitions in Flaten Art Gallery and Groot Art Gallery and assists with new media installations when available schedule permits.
Temporary Technical Designer position(s):
Same as above. This temporary position serves to provide maximum work schedule flexibility so two options are available and negotiable. See the link for more details. This position is conditional in the event the Dance Department finds a permanent individual to hire.
The Resistance Movement is a movement studio in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes are upbeat and music-driven and fuse Pilates, yoga, dance, and strength exercises with suspended resistance cords.
This program is available to participants wanting to take classes or use studio time. In exchange for taking one class, you volunteer one hour at the studio doing administrative and light cleaning tasks. We try to fit tasks to your specific skill set and interests. Administrative tasks could include answering phones, checking in clients or creating social media and/or blog posts. The swap may also be used for studio time for those needing a practice/rehearsal space. Participants must commit to at least two hours per week for a period of at least one semester.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your dance training/technique and learn to prevent injury. Email us indicating why you are interested in the program, potential work hours, and any particular interests.
TC Dance is a well-established ballroom dance club located in Appleton, Wisconsin with exciting employment opportunities available. Get extensive training throughout your employment with us. The Club is growing and we would like to offer you the opportunity to grow with us. This is a salaried position, with paid training and benefits.
Please call 920-731-8851 to find out about the opportunities awaiting you, or e-mail us at email@example.com. Take the first step in a skill that will last you the rest of your life!
For more information: http://tcdanceclubwi.com.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer!
Ballet Royale summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for motivated and focused students of all ages. Master teachers join its renowned faculty to give an incomparable experience, in body, mind, and spirit.
Of six separate summer intensives and workshops, this audition is for the following two programs:
1. July Full-Day Summer Intensive, variable length options. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
2. August Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop. AUDITION REQUIRED for Upper Division. Prerequisite: completed a minimum of one year of pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training.
February 10, 2019
Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; or work on a new project. The fellowship program is designed to award Minnesota dance artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who have created a substantial body of work over a period of time.
To apply for a fellowship, you must submit your full application by April 3, 2019 at 3pm. No late submissions will be accepted, so start early.
Full guidelines and application can be found here:
For questions regarding guidelines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
The Jawaahir Dance Company Minneapolis location is conveniently located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next door to the police station. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Fully handicapped accessible. $20 per hour for all regular rentals.*
Our Bloomington location is at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Floor is tile on concrete—NOT a sprung wood dance floor. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area. Free parking in lot. Not handicapped accessible. $15 per hour for all regular rentals.*
*Rental fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.
The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. We still have a few slots left for performances this spring - email us now to book!
If you haven't been to the Art Box yet, we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!
Lots more details at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
Minnesota Dance Theatre has three studios available for hourly rental. The studios are located on the sixth floor at the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. All studios have sprung floors covered with Marley, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and a sound system.
Studio 6A: 3286 square feet; approximately 45' x 65'
Studio 6B: 1563 square feet; approximately 27' x 53'
Studio 6C: 929 square feet; approximately 15' x 38'
Rates for artists and nonprofit rehearsal:
Studio 6A: $15/hour
Studio 6B: $12.50/hour
Studio 6C: $10/hour
To schedule a artist/nonprofit rental: https://goo.gl/forms/IQbjybxObCJvIp9D2
Rates for auditions and classes:
Studio 6A: $30/hour
Studio 6B: $25/hour
Studio 6C: $20/hour
To schedule an audition/class rental: https://goo.gl/forms/geMQt4tcclpZ20lb2
Rental fees may be paid with cash, check, or credit card. Make checks payable to MDT. A three percent processing fee is added to credit card purchases.
Expose your students to a professional dance environment with a field trip to TU Dance Center.
Students will tour TU Dance Center, have conversations with members of TU Dance company, watch the rehearsal process, come onto the dance floor for a brief movement exploration, and have a short Q&A. This may also be combined with a dance class for students in our upstairs studio upon request. Schedule this visit on its own or in conjunction with one of our educational performances for a more in-depth, comprehensive experience.
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio One) and 21x46 feet (Studio Two) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, 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.
The Resistance Movement has two large studios for rent. The studio space is quiet, calm and peaceful. Both studios have sprung dance flooring. The first studio is 600 square feet, mirrored on one side. The second studio is 860 square feet, mirrored on two sides, with large windows with natural light.
Renters have access to portable speakers or Sonos speaker system, locker room (with showers), towels, mats and stretching blocks and balls. You may leave some equipment at the studio. We are a no-shoe or soft-soled shoes only studio, to protect flooring. Please email as to price; discounts are available for students and non-profits.
Open Office Hours at The Cowles Center is a day of free 30-minute consultations with The Cowles Center’s administrative staff. Participants can sign up to discuss a grant they're writing, building a donor base, receive guidance on working in a union space, advice on preparing for a performance, or touch base about outreach opportunities and career development.
Occurs the every second Wednesday of the month, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Pre-registration required, sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/ffNdOi3Aik3YhsmN2.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced level modern/contemporary dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground in locomotion.
Advanced Modern/Contemporary at Zenon
with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
Winter Session began on Monday, January 7 and will run for ten weeks.
Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them.
Beginning classes are only $160 for the ten-week session (make up classes may be made during winter session only). We also have monthly class passes that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Or, since we are at the half way point in our session, you may drop-in to any Level 1 class for $18 per class.
Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com to view the class schedule and check “Today’s Classes” on our website at often to see if your class has been cancelled or has any notifications.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station, within the Hook & Ladder complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
MotionArt’s mission is to share the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities. We strive to enrich lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive, welcoming environment. Classes begin with floor and standing warm-up to strengthen, stretch and balance the body. Included are sequences that focus on joint articulation, balance, foot work, and preparing the body to move through space. Concepts drawn from the infinite possibilities of time, space and energy are explored through given movement combinations and improvisation.
Center for Performing Arts (CFPA) | 3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lake Harriet Spiritual Center (LHSC) | 4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
INTERMEDIATE ADULT MODERN
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 AM at CFPA. Cost $15.
MIXED LEVEL ADULT MODERN
Saturdays, 4:00-5:30 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.
DANCE FOR THE AGELESS
Mondays, 5:00-6:15 PM at LHSC.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM at CFPA. Cost $15.
Join Threads Dance Project for open class with Julie Marie Muskat!
9:00-10:00 AM, Tuesday and Thursdays.
$10 per class.
Free parking at the Lundstrum Center.
Julie is one of the guest choreographers for our upcoming show "Tapestries 4.0." She will be teaching now through February 14.
Tuesday Contemporary Ballet: This technique class is rooted in the philosophy and training of Alonzo King and LINES Ballet. Using the foundational science of ballet, dancers will explore how to fulfill technical demands and simultaneously DANCE everything.
Thursday Israeli Contemporary Styles: This class takes a look at the common elements of the Israeli modern dance scene. Israel is home to one of the foremost contemporary dance scenes in the world right now, creating innovative choreography and powerful, gut-wrenching art out of a bold, harsh environment.
Photo by Weiferd Watts
Ballet Co.Laboratory's mission is to create, develop, and inspire artists and communities through collaboration with the art of ballet.
Interested in signing up for the Full Term Program? We offer serious classical ballet training for ages seven through eighteen. Collectively, our staff brings over 80 years of ballet instruction to our studios.
Level 1: ages seven through nine
Level 2A and 2B: ages ten through twelve
Level 3A and 3B: ages thirteen through fifteen
Level 4: ages fifteen through eighteen
Weekly classes include technique, pointe, and repertory. Multiple performance opportunities offered throughout the year. Head to our website for more information.
Photo by Tim Pate
Dance is for everyone and every body at any age! Join us in the studio for our drop-in classes at an introductory, intermediate or advanced level. Our website and app have the most up-to-date schedule.
BALLET BASICS TEEN/ADULT
GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONING
INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
This class is geared towards intermediate and advanced level dancers who have studied ballet for at least three years.
Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Debbie Nettell, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.
Dancers completely new to dance and ballet will learn the basics of ballet including names of steps and preliminary technique.
Began January 23, 2019.
Teaching Artist: Anna Goodrich.
An hour-long yoga class geared towards postures that will strengthen and stretch the dancer body. Suitable for ages twelve and up.
Join us in our new studios in St. Paul!
Session 1: February 9 - March 16, 2019
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan.
FAMILY DANCE, for ages two through four with a parent or guardian.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for parents and their young dancer to explore movement together.
Six-week session: February 7 - March 14, 2019.
Teaching Artist Michelle Ludwig.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT, for ages four through six.
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Two different six-week sessions:
February 7 - March 14, 2019 on Thursdays from 9:00-9:45am
February 9 - March 16, 2019 on Saturdays from 9:30-10:15am
Teaching Artists Michelle Ludwig and Rosa Prigan.
INTRO TO BALLET, for ages nine through twelve.
A 60-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
February 9 - March 16, 2019 on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am
Teaching Artist Rosa Prigan.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is seeking summer interns interested in learning more about arts administration. As an artist-led company, we believe in artists being on stage as well as behind-the-scenes of our organization. Interns must be at least eighteen years of age and must be able to spend a minimum of four weeks in the Twin Cities. Every intern will be assigned a specific project within one of four disciplines.
Interns will be housed by Ballet Co.Laboratory board and community members. These internships are unpaid, intern will receive free classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory throughout their internship.
Photo by Tim Pate
MDT's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and older.
• Classes seven days a week
• All levels
• Piano accompaniment
• Spacious studios in the heart of Minneapolis
• A noncompetitive atmosphere
Monday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS I and II - Preregistration required
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
April 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019, twelve weeks
July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks
Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school of Twin Cities Ballet, offers the highest quality classes for all ages: toddlers in our Mommy and Me classes, youth and teens, adults revisiting or starting their first plies, and professionals enhancing their skills.
Our groundbreaking training is founded on a proprietary comprehensive syllabus and includes customized plans, private lessons, and is the first Twin Cities program to fully integrate Progressing Ballet Technique® into its core curriculum.
Ballet Royale offers diverse and balanced training for every body—all ages, levels, and abilities:
- Pre-ballet creative dance
- Mommy/Daddy and me
- Youth, adult and teen ballet
- Professional Trainee Division day program
- FREE boys' program for ages five through nineteen
- Contemporary and jazz dance
- Pas de deux/partnering
- Men's ballet
- Opportunities to perform with TCB
Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year. Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, improvisation, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Wendy Anderson, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. There is free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.
The School at TU Dance Center 2019 Spring Session registration is open!
The session runs from January 28-June 8.
The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23.
The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged two through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.
Flexible payment plans are available.
Midwest School of Ballet's spring enrollment is ongoing.
Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III - ages three through eight:
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. Classes build on infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format.
Ballet Level I, II, III - ages eight and older:
The traditional ballet format of barre and center work is emphasized with proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry. Student musicality and quality of movement is developed to produce artistic distinction and expression between supple, graceful, strong, and bounding movement.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe (Level II+)
Ballet for Teens and Athletes, ages eight through twelve
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ballet
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Winter/spring classes began January 12; our second session starts March 4.
SATURDAYS, 9:30am-11:00am: Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center. Instructor: Marcia Keegan.
MONDAYS, 5:30pm-7pm: Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.
TUESDAYS, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet at the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM). Instructor: Lara Ciganko.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other teens/adults in a non-competitive atmosphere. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Edina Community Center (ECC) | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
You're in for a treat this week - come groove around with the joyful and jazzy Lori Mercil!
Grab a friend and #GetYourAssToClass this Friday from 9:30-11am at Zenon for multi-generational, multi-level, classic jazz. Drop-ins encouraged!
Photo credit: Steve Peterson
Monday, February 11, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classes meet weekly.
This weekly contact improvisation jam will begin with a focused warm-up led by some of the most experienced movers in the Twin Cities. We will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other, focusing on mass, gravity, momentum, and inertia. We will train in sensory awareness, partnering skills, and improvisation. Warm-up will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic. An open jam follows.
The Underscore is a long-form improvisation structure created by Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through states, ranging from internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others. A talk-through at the beginning and a "map" taped to the wall depicting over 20 symbols and their definitions will guide the dance.
February 11: Warm-up and jam
6:30-9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!
Wild Moon Movement presents GET JAZZED, a weekly jazz technique and choreography class!
Did you dance growing up and want to get back to it? Have you been looking for an intermediate (more or less) jazz class that is specifically for adult dancers? Are you a dancer who simply wants to keep your skills and technique sharp and fresh?
Starting on Wednesday, March 13, we will host a weekly drop-in jazz-style dance class at Glen Lake Academy of Dance.
$15 at the door, $12 if you pre-register by the Tuesday before, and $10/class for five-class packs.
This class is open to adult dancers with some dance background who want to keep moving and get jazzy. We will focus on improving or honing basic jazz skills and technique, and every week we'll teach a new piece of choreography. At Wild Moon Movement we are big on musicality and stylized movement, so each week you'll get a new flavor!
Mark your calendars!