PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Do you enjoy experiencing the Rhythmically Speaking show every August? Well this year, you don't have to wait until summer to check out the work! In our eleventh year of producing an annual summer multi-choreographer show, we've re-imagined the program to feature four works—two by local choreographers Erinn Liebhard and Julie Warder, and two by out-of-town artists Rohan Bhagrava and Pat Taylor—all danced by a cast of excellent local dancers.
Local choreographer and RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard will preview the feisty new work she's creating to the music of Snarky Puppy during an informal showing from 5:00-5:30pm on Wednesday, March 13 at Zenon studio 4B.
Come find out what we've been up to for the last month and get a taste of the August show! If you enjoy what you see and want to try out the movement, come back to Zenon from 9:30-11am on March 15 for Friday Morning Jazz class. Erinn will be teaching movement from the new work.
Hope to see you there!
Photo: Bill Cameron.
Performance artist Anat Shinar will take over Minnesota Museum of American Art's ("the M") main gallery to perform a newly commissioned, movement-based piece created especially for the museum's space. Viewers will watch her performance from the M’s Rauenhorst Court, against the backdrop of the spring exhibition of mid-century American craft in the main gallery, "The Good Making of Good Things." You’ll peer through the gallery’s bay windows and around artworks, as if capturing Shinar unaware while she re-creates Jane Fonda’s iconic moves.
Please note: Access to the M’s main gallery will be restricted during the performance on Thursday evening from 5:45 – 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
For more, visit https://mmaa.org/anatshinar/.
Minnesota Ballet Theatre will present the enormously popular children's ballet, Sergei Prokofiev's imaginative Peter and the Wolf, as well as the Grand Pas Classique from M. Petipa's Paquita with music by Ludvig Minkus.
The dances of Paquita are cornerstones of the classical ballet repertory, and have been staged by ballet companies throughout the world.
Eden Prairie High School Auditorium
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Continental Ballet Company is presenting Classical Divertissments - an evening packed with a variety of dances. The program will include the ethereal ballet Les Sylphides as well as the western style ballet "Rodeo". Excerpts from Paquita, Raymonda, Esmeralda and "Pas de Quatre" will provide a range of ballet styles and choreography.
We are very excited to welcome Michelle Mahowald Vagi back to CBC. After several years with Arizona Ballet, Michelle has moved back to Minnesota and will be performing the pas de deux in Les Sylphides. Other cast members include Benjamin Olson, Michaela Macauley, Wesley Rocha, Leta Treibold, Vashti Goracke, Shelby Hagelstein, Alarica Hassett, Jalen Gisselquist, Kaethe Birkner, Keegan Eide, and Kacey O'Rourke Southwick.
Saturdays, March 16 and 23 at 7:30pm
Sundays, March 16 and 24 at 3:00pm
COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel, premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre.
Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young Dorian Gray who stumbles into an accidental photo opportunity and shoots to heights of social media fame. Disturbed that her physical beauty will deteriorate with age, Dorian wishes for eternal youth. Her wish is granted, and the photo rather than the woman degrades as she pursues a life of corruption and debauchery, reminding her that though her looks are unscathed, her soul is not. Can she still find salvation? Or is her soul trapped in the photograph?
This production features an all-female cast and music by female singer/songwriters from the 1990s to today. Brittany Keefe (James Sewell Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet) plays the title role of Dorian Gray alongside lead dancers Heather Brockman (Ballet of the Dolls), and Chelsea Rose (Collide’s The Great Gatsby).
curated and hosted by HIJACK
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30pm (7:00 doors).
* LILY CONFORTI
* MAUREEN KOELSCH + TIM DENNIS + DAVID MEANS
* from Chicago: AMANDA MARAIST + KARA BRODY
* GALEN TREUER + CAROLINE MCAULIFFE
* JUST RAPPORT
Future Interstates is a regularly-occurring series focused on dance improvisation in performance. Each session features artists who have been selected based on a call for proposals. This is the second Future Interstates at The Cedar and performances are roughly every month.
F.I. was initiated by Body Cartography Project and HIJACK in February 2015.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) presents a program of new and repertory works, Terra Incognita & Jewish Confessions, in the TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, March 29-30, 2019.
For this 39th home season, Artistic Co-Director Suzanne Costello’s "Terra Incognita" makes a welcome return, alongside two works on the theme of Jewish confessions: "At it Again" is Artistic Co-Director Stuart Pimsler’s solo homage to American author Philip Roth, complemented by themes of American-Jewish identity in Sophia Pimsler’s "Join Us." Jewish Confessions is generously supported by the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund.
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
$20 General admission; $14-$20 sliding scale for artist/student/senior/veterans.
More information and tickets available at http://stuartpimsler.com.
La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)
Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director
Is there a secret passageway that allows us to enter a painting? Angelin Preljocaj, one of the leading stars of contemporary dance in France and abroad, answers "YES" with this fascinating exploration of the supernatural power of art. The choreography plunges us into the rich symbolism and metaphor of a traditional Chinese tale, "The Painting on the Wall," a tale of two travelers mesmerized by a magnificent fresco. Originally conceived for young audiences, this journey to a parallel universe fascinates at any age.
Northrop will welcome Misty Copeland, celebrated dancer, author, celebrity spokesperson, and the first African-American woman elevated to ballet's highest title of principal dancer in New York's American Ballet Theatre for a special event. The program will feature Misty’s personal story of overcoming hardships as a young girl, her meteoric rise in the world of ballet and beyond, and her commitment to empowering youth worldwide. The master of ceremonies for the event is Robyne Robinson, and actress and Minnesota native Lea Thompson is a special guest. Proceeds from this event help support Northrop’s youth programming, which transforms lives through arts enrichment and education.
A limited number of VIP packages are available for $250 and include a pre-show reception and a photo opportunity with Misty Copeland.
"Songs of Bukovina" by Alexei Ratmansky with live piano
"Other Dances" by Jerome Robbins with live piano
"In the Upper Room" by Twyla Tharp
Northrop favorites since their first appearance in 1956, American Ballet Theatre celebrated our grand re-opening in 2014 with their beautiful Giselle. Five years later, they are back in a richly varied repertory program that showcases the passion, innovation and athleticism that the company is renowned for. Alexei Ratmansky’s "Songs of Bukovina" is set to music by Leonid Desyatnikov, full of folk-inspired choreography with a jubilant feel. "Other Dances" by Jerome Robbins pays homage to Chopin’s romanticism and the purity of classical ballet technique, while Twyla Tharp’s "In the Upper Room," set to one of Philip Glass’ propulsive scores, is 40 continuous minutes of sheer, exuberant motion.
MSP Film Society announces the Opening Night Film for the 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Fest (MSPIFF) is Yuli - a dazzling dramatization of the early life and work of legendary Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. Inspired by Acosta’s 2007 memoir No Way Home, which details his rise from the streets of Havana to the heights of classical ballet.
Carlos Acosta and Santiago Alfonso, acclaimed Cuban choreographer, dancer, and actor, have been invited to attend MSPIFF’s Opening Night Festivities, which includes the presentation of Yuli at St. Anthony Main Theatres on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7pm, with a party to follow at Jefe Urban Hacienda, featuring live music by celebrated Afro-Caribbean ensemble Malamanya.
Tickets to the Opening Night Film include entrance to the party and go on sale to MSP Film Society Members on March 14 and to the public on March 21.
Ballet Co.Laboratory is splashing onto 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 the 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
April 7 at 2:00pm
Directed by Susana di Palma, What the Moon Sees is a mesmerizing and provocative collage of five premiere choreographies by international choreographers that will take the audience on a journey exploring female power and creativity contrasted with heartbreaking stories of women without homes. These stories of homeless women inspired “Casita," a poignant new work danced by di Palma and Jeanne d’Arc Casas, including original music performed live by guitarist Ben Abrahamson, pianist Billy Steele, percussionist Jose Moreno, and vocalist Tonia Hughes. Zorongo’s Majas Ensemble will dance the contemporary works with Colette Illarde and Deborah Elias, featuring live music by flamenco guitarist Jose Valle “Chuscales” and singer José Cortés.
April 11-14: 8:00 p.m.
April 13-14: 2:00 p.m.
Post-performance discussion with the Director of St. Stephen's Human Services, "Ending Homelessness," April 14.
Purchase tickets at http://www.thelabtheater.org.
In this split bill evening, two internationally renowned ensembles reimagine classical music and dance for contemporary viewers.
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings) and “a string quartet of boundless imagination” (NPR), Brooklyn Rider draws rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. They open the evening with Healing Modes, an autumnal masterwork comprised of five new commissions from women composers—Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Matana Roberts, and recent Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.
Called “soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious” (The New York Times), Ragamala Dance Company’s artistic matriarchy of Ranee, Aparna, and Ashwini Ramaswamy explores the myth and spirituality of their Indian heritage to engage the dynamic tension between the historical, the ancestral, and the personal. Nocturne, conceived and choreographed by Ashwini Ramaswamy, “imports magical realism into the dance world" (Star Tribune).
MotionArt presents Collabulous!, a dance concert filled with collaborations between choreographer Pam Gleason, artist Edward Bock, composer/percussionist Bruce Wintervold, musicians Sara Thompson and Pat Norton, and cinematography team Splash Tantrum.
Enjoy a colorfully kinetic evening in this engaging multi-generational performance. Included is Evergreen, a video of 32 dancers who add a new twist to the game of chess, and a suite of dances performed with a live string ensemble.
Dancers include: John Agurkis, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Anna Andahàzy, Thern Anderson, Mary Bock, Robert Borman, Maija Brown, Wes Cannon, Sydney Enzler, Pam Gleason, Elana Gravitz, Lori Mercil, Carol Oyanagi, Derek Phillips, Paige Powers, Julie Schuster, Kristine Spangard, Kamalar Tabor, Char Terrana, Alan Tse, Jen Warg
April 12, 7:30 pm
April 13, 7:30 pm
April 14, 2:00 pm
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://Collabulous.brownpapertickets.com.
Free parking available.
Halfway to Dawn
Written, choreographed, and directed by David Roussève and performed by his diverse nine-member company, REALITY, Halfway to Dawn is a vibrant multi-media dance/theater work. The core is African-American composer Billy Strayhorn’s music, interpreted through a dynamic dance vocabulary that melds jazz, modern/postmodern and social dance. To a lush soundtrack of famous Strayhorn recordings from the 1940s-50s, a complex portrait of this remarkably private artist emerges, touching on themes of fame, privacy, gay identity, and the artist’s role as activist.
Notes from a Séance, an evening-length Gothic romance, zeros in on fake spiritualists and features the company's signature biting wit and breathtaking physicality. In this tale of gullible seekers of the unknown lies a wider moral about hypocrisy and human nature.
The New York Times calls Notes from a Séance “quirky and sharp-witted.” Amidst hysteria and hypnotism, frauds and true-believers, Notes from a Séance is sure to be an otherworldly experience.
Performance contains partial nudity.
The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project’s twelfth season will open with Tapestries 4.0 at The TEKBOX Theater: April 26-28.
Tapestries 4.0 features premieres by local choreographers Leila Awadallah, Julie Marie Muskat, and Deja Stowers.
The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity and will explore issues and connections in our inner and outer worlds. Karen L. Charles will revisit "Abraham's Seed", an excerpt from Ashes to Ashes that examines the natural cycle of life from birth to death. Her evocative trio, "Pariah", delves into the moments when one feels outcast, never really fitting in anywhere.
by The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project
April 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
ARENA DANCES is very excited to present the third annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival this spring! This year’s festival offers a week-long array of masterclasses and performances, showcasing both Twin Cities' emerging and established professional dance artists. This sweet treat runs from April 29-May 4 at The Southern Theater!
Featured Performances: a shared evening showcasing the work of Chris Schlichting, April Sellers Dance Collective, and STRONGmovement.
Tickets are on sale now: http://www.arena-dances.org/upcomingperformances/spring2019/.
Happy Hour Showings: a five-day series of works-in-progress showings and audience feedback by Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, Taja Will, Brenna Mosser Dance Works, and ARENA DANCES.
Suggested donation at the door of $10, all donations go directly to the artists showing work.
Master classes with Chris Schlicting, April Sellers, Darrius Strong, Taja Will and Brenna Mosser.
For more information and schedule: http://www.arena-dances.org/upcomingperformances/spring2019/.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Join ARENA DANCES for one week of movement classes and creative process taught by Founder and Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high-intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will research their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic responses. With a combination of technique classes, improvisational labs and choreographic rehearsals, the week will culminate in an informal showing for friends, family, and the community.
Soma Studios in Northeast. Free parking.
More information and registration can be found at http://www.arena-dances.org/instinct-dance-intensive/.
Photo: Cameron Wittig.
As part of the 2019 Mois de la Francophonie series, Alliance Française Minneapolis/St. Paul and ARENA DANCES are proud to present a master class with the talented choreographer Ismaël Mouaraki on Tuesday, March 19.
Come explore dance and movement through Mouaraki's mixed roots and inspired by his life path. Raised on a mix of urban and contemporary dance, Ismaël takes inspiration from both sides and fuses them together. Across his many creative projects he unites artists from broadly distinct cultural backgrounds. Attend this workshop to learn about his work and learn some moves.
Tuesday, March 19: 10:00AM-12:00PM
The Cowles Center, Studio 5B
Cost: $10. Pay in advance with the link OR at the door.
For more information on Ismaël Mouaraki and to reserve your spot, visit http://www.arena-dances.org/masterclass-with-ismael-mouaraki
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 and special Beyond the Mirror educational sessions.
PRE-POINTE/BEGINNING POINTE for ages ten through fourteen:
August 5-16, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
July 8-19, Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Includes ballet technique and pointe as well as education sessions and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, and conditioning.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL for 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 education sessions and different dance forms such as contemporary, partnering, musical theater, modern, and conditioning.
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
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through 20. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.
Creative Movement/Drum: July 22-26
Bridge Program: July 15-27
Teen Program: July 8-27
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.
The Beginning/Intermediate Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshops, and repertory work for students up to age sixteen. July 8-27, 2019.
The Advanced Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is designed for students (ages seventeen to 24) who are interested in strengthening technique, developing their artistry, and participating in a professional-level creative process. Students will work with TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance Center teaching artists, and guest artists Marcus Jarrell Willis (New York) and Maurya Kerr (San Francisco), who will be creating with the students during the three-week intensive. July 29–August 17, 2019.
For level placement, please contact School Director Laurel Keen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-440-9028.
Registration deadline: June 14, 2019.
Photo: Laura Scher.
Midwest School of Ballet and Edina Park and Rec are offering a NEW Inclusive Beginning Ballet for students ages three through six.
Saturdays, March 30-April 13: 1:00-1:45pm
This is a beginner class that incorporates age-appropriate motor skills to teach the basic fundamental movements of ballet. Instructors use methods designed to encourage exploration and foster creativity. For all children ages three to six of varying abilities. Edina Park and Rec offers support as needed and available. Please provide information regarding your unique needs at registration.
Students may wear a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, or they may wear a t-shirt and leggings or shorts. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in on the floor as well as standing.
To register, visit http://edinamn.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx, click on "Adapted" on the left, and scroll down.
Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults and teens, ages sixteen and up. Fundamentals I is a basic introduction for the absolute beginner. Fundamentals II is slightly more advanced and can be taken repeatedly until ready to progress to the beginning level open classes.
Fundamentals I with Hassan Ingraham
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Spring Session: April 2 - June 18
Fundamentals II with Zachary Tuazon
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Spring Session: April 4 - June 20
Register here: https://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
Each course includes twelve classes and costs $160. Receive a $10 discount when you register at least two weeks in advance.
Other upcoming sessions:
Summer Session: July 9, 2019 – August 29, 2019, eight weeks.
Butoh is a contemporary Japanese performance art form that began in the late 1950's. Originally started as an anti-establishment, anti-traditional dance theater, butoh explores the relationship between our mind and body, and it questions society's perceptions of the body and ideas of "beauty." Though it is considered an underground art form, butoh is practiced all over world.
This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.
Come and experience the power of Resonance!
When: Thursday, March 14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Come for a master class with our guest teacher Isaac Hawkersmith (Tucson Ballet, Soloist) as well as audition for our Summer Intensive 2019!
Auditions are held in order to provide Vaganova syllabus instruction to the most diverse and talented students. During our auditions, Minnesota Ballet School faculty evaluate participants based on their performance at the time of audition.
March 17, 12:00pm
Registration starts at 11:30am.
Auditions are open to all male and female students ages nine through 21.
Colleen Oster and Joshua Lorris are local emerging artists in the dance and performing arts and invite you to join the ensemble, "Yes, And, Or!"
Colleen and Joshua bring a frame to group improvisation as performance. Improvisation is sometimes described as a game of "Yes, And." This exploration adds "or," focusing group practices to identifying and engaging with what’s happening in the moment. With awareness to both audience and performers' eyes, "yes, and, or" invites a look at how our choices place potency on (or dilute) what the audience experiences.
The ensemble is formed by anyone that wants to show up, with various levels of experience. Rehearsals are March 12 and 19 from 6:30-9pm. Attendance for both rehearsals is strongly encouraged for the showing. This culminates in an open showing Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm with a discussion to follow. Donations accepted at the door.
Beginning Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed as a pre-requisite for Doushin Butoh Workshop in order to learn the basic physical methods of Subbody Butoh Method and basic meditation techniques of Spring Forest Qigong.
This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh:
- Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
- Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
- Resonate with other bodies.
- Go into meditative state using Spring Forest Qigong techniques.
Doushin Butoh Workshop is a group process and this workshop requires no previous dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!
When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
2019 schedule, dates are subject to change:
Second Term: March 21 and 28; April 18; May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 13
Please join Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy for a Bharatanatyam master class at TU Dance Center.
Taught by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance Company, this master class introduces participants to the Pandanallur lineage of Bharatanatyam, focusing on the rhythmic, gestural, and expressive vocabularies that are the underpinnings of the form. In addition to active instruction, the class explores concepts of lineage, aesthetics, the close relationship between music and movement in Bharatanatyam, the evolution of culturally rooted art forms, and their ongoing relevance in the 21st century. This class is open to any level of experience.
Saturday, March 23: 2:00-3:30pm
$16, online pre-registration required.
Photo: Grant Halverson.
Join Jawaahir for an open rehearsal with Amel Tafsout on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30pm at the Minneapolis studio.
Jawaahir is pleased to announce that we have received an MRAC Arts Learning Grant to be used to bring two guest choreographers to set new pieces on the company. The second of these choreographers is Amel Tafsout. This charismatic and multi-faceted artist will be teaching the company both the Guedra and Dancing to Raï music—both specific to the area of North Africa.
No registration is necessary for the open rehearsal. Just come at 2:30!
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, email to: Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410.
Questions? Contact Barbara.
Friday, April 12: 3-8pm
Saturday, April 13: 11:30am-7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 9:30am-6pm
Class fee: Before March 21—$499.00 early bird; $549 regular.
Materials Fee: $160.00.
ACE (CEP121230 (2.00) )
PMA (Prov# 100070, Crs# 9024(20.0))
Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
Chair training includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the mat. This course includes exercises and programming for both personal training sessions and classes.
Barrels training includes exercises and variations for the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes. This course includes exercises and programming.
For more information, visit: http://www.pilates.com.
Academia de Baila con Pasión is thrilled to announce that world-renowned coach to world champions, Sonia Rivera is coming to the Twin Cities for our Latin Diamond y Pasión Weekend!
Sonia Rivera is a Latin dance performer, artist, coach, adjudicator, costume designer and lover of life. This lady does it ALL and she does it with grace, elegance and an expertise that is rare.
She trains world champions worldwide in technique and stage presence, creates amazing choreography, and more. Sonia is bringing her expertise and talents to share with us here in the great Twin Cities.
Details, schedule, and registration at:
July 8-19, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm
Ballet School Summer Intensive Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique—Vaganova syllabus—and skills development.
For four hours each day, dancers will participate in ballet class focusing on the barre, center work and jumps, pointe work, and variations from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Corsair, and many more. Students will all take classes such as contemporary and aerial ballet, character dance, and partnering.
With unique knowledge of the Vaganova Method, guest teachers and faculty will emphasize basic stance and correct placement, turnout, aplomb, epaulment and port de bras as well as simple batterie and turns on two legs and on one leg. This is an exciting opportunity to increase skill, knowledge, technique, and endurance.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Male dancer needed ASAP for Latin dance performances locally, nationally and internationally. No Latin dance experience needed as long as you have ballet or jazz experience and are either a professional or advanced dancer.
You MUST be able to do lifts/theatre arts. No experience necessary, we will train. Applicants MUST be at least 28 years of age.
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bolero (NOT ballroom). Choreography is ready to go.
Please contact us!
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 these disciplines: marketing, development, administrative/school assistant, photography/videography.
Interns will be housed by Ballet Co.Laboratory board and community members. These internships are unpaid, however, interns will receive free classes at Ballet Co.Laboratory throughout their internship. Questions? Email Zoé Emilie Henrot.
Photo: Tim Pate.
TU Dance is considering dancers for the 2019-2020 season.
Interested artists should submit their materials to email@example.com, including CV/résumé, work sample (YouTube or Vimeo links only), headshot, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to see your work.
In-person auditions are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those dancers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an in-person audition.
Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!
Photo: Michael Slobodian.
Straightline Dance Fitness offers recreational dance classes for children in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. We explore our physical abilities and learn how to use movement to nourish our brains, bodies, and souls. We are looking for a new instructor to join our staff.
About the work:
Teach children ranging from preschoolers to grade-schoolers.
Dance forms include creative movement, ballet, and jazz.
Hours include one themed dance camp in August and weekends starting in September.
Two years or more experience teaching children.
Ability to create your own lesson plans.
Ability to communicate with both children and their parents.
To apply email your resume to Straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com.
TU Dance is seeking guest choreographers for the 2019-2020 season.
Interested choreographers should submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, including CV/résumé, work sample, and a minimum of two personal references.
Please include information about any upcoming performances of your work as it may be possible for the Artistic Directors to attend.
Interviews are by invitation only. The Artistic Directors will make a pre-selection based on the materials you provide. Only those choreographers selected in the pre-selection process will be contacted for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in working with TU Dance!
Photo: Michael Slobodian.
TWO SEPARATE OPPORTUNITIES TO AUDITION:
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program 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.
TWO ALTERNATIVE DATES: Saturday, March 30, 10:00am OR Sunday, April 7, Noon. Registration opens 30 minutes prior.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
About the Program:
This weekday afternoon program provides training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, performance (musical theater) jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertory, pas de deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/injury prevention, advanced variations, and multiple performance opportunities.
For pre-audition requirements and submission material details, visit http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org.
Open Company audition for 2019-2020 season.
Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Please bring resume and two photos. No audition fee.
TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that is reigniting passion for ballet through original high-quality performances, including our recent sold-out show Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet.
Company: Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position, 34-week season.
Apprentice: Unpaid Apprentice positions for dancers eighteen and older seeking performance opportunities, training, and artistic development to grow, gain experience, and better prepare for a company position.
Trainees: High school-age, for those who wish to receive the finest training available and perform with a professional company alongside professional dancers in professional productions, while on a path to a professional career.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale summer intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give an incomparable experience for all.
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.
April 7, 2019
Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
The DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival takes place every year during the DanceBARN Festival. Official selections for the ScreenDANCE Festival are presented during a free outdoor screening at the ArtSTREAM Alley in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Any screendances made during the festival also premiere during the showing.
NEW this year, we are excited to welcome a panel of local jurors who will help select this year's screenings. We have also added a discounted submission category for screendances made in Minnesota!
DanceBARN seeks screendance submissions under fifteen minutes in length, made for the screen. Submissions must, in some way, employ both choreographic concepts and the language of film. Documentation of live performances will not be accepted.
Regular Deadline: April 1, 2019 - $20.
Extended Deadline: May 31, 2019 - $30.
Notification: July 1, 2019.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The Actors Fund is pleased to announce the Career Transition For Dancers grant program for 2019, plus a dancer information session open to dancers nationwide.
Dancers with at least five years' professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills.
Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000) are also offered to dancers with at least seven years' professional dance experience.
To learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund, dance professionals can register for a bi-weekly national dancer information session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-dancer-info-session-tickets-578224...
All dancers, from early career to mid-career to retired from performing, can work with career counselors—at no cost—in person or remotely.
Learn more at http://www.actorsfund.org.
Naked Stages, a seven-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2019/20. Three emerging artists will be selected.
The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools for opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time-intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.
More information and application: https://bit.ly/2RLrNDg.
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 CST. No late submissions will be accepted, so start early.
Full guidelines and application can be found here:
For questions regarding guidelines, please contact email@example.com.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Hard to believe spring will ever arrive, but we've got space at the Art Box for all your upcoming warmer-weather events!
The Art Box offers both studio and performance space, with wall-to-wall sprung wood floors and a great variety of audience seating options. Join a growing network of incredible artists and community members who are making the Art Box home for their next rehearsal, performance, or event.
If you haven't been to the Art Box yet, let us know and we'd be happy give you a tour—we're always happy to show off our theater!
Lots more details about the Art Box at http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
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.
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.
Three beautiful new studios are available for rent at Ballet Co.Laboratory.
Studio One and Studio Two are 52'x25'.
Studio Three is 32'x25'.
We have two gender neutral restrooms, changing rooms, a comfortable lobby space with wifi access, and ample seating. The entire facility is HVAC-heated and cooled. Free parking available in front of the studio.
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.*
Our Bloomington location is located at 9050 Lyndale Avenue 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.*
*Rental rates quoted for dance-related activities. Sorry, no Irish shoes or tap shoes permitted. Fees may change at the discretion of Jawaahir Dance Company.
One hour of work equals one free (90-minute) class.
Each shift is three to four hours, depending on class schedules and availability.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
Checking in students for class.
Answering questions and assisting parents and students as needed.
Answering the phone and general e-mail.
Sweeping and mopping the lobby and bathrooms, and taking out the trash.
Other administrative tasks as assigned by the director.
Work exchange students are eighteen years of age or older, are passionate about dance, and are interested in helping to build the BCL community. The student and director will agree on a set shift schedule which will last through June 10, 2019, at which time a new schedule can be set.
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Ave, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
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.
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.
Through the exploration of floor work and partnering we will find a deeper connection to our physical self. This course will help every person, dancer, actor, painter, or plumber, find their inner Fearless Mover. We will incorporate moments of improvisation and layers of touch. We will embrace fearless dance, focusing on big, physical movement!
You can expect to experience a collaborative, innovative, positive, challenging, and theatrical approach to class. It is Joe’s hope that you come wanting to explore and leave knowing to never fear movement.
This class is open to ALL level dancers!
Soma Studios - Go up the stairs to enter the atrium and head up the larger staircase. You can't miss us!
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212
Minneapolis, MN 55413
March 13, 20, 27
Sliding scale $5-15.
Mathew Janczewski is teaching intermediate modern dance classes at Zenon. This class will be a study of how certain fundamentals of modern dance technique such as alignment, balance, centering, and momentum intersect with the experience of being embodied. Warm-up exercises will incorporate conditioning and somatic exploration. Guided improvisation will be used as a means of generating material and excavating content to feed our creative curiosity.
Intermediate Level 2 Modern
Cost: $15 per 90-minute class; $140 for a ten-class card.
Photo: Aaron Warkov.
For more information:
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: Tim Pate.
GENTLE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET
TEEN/ADULT BALLET CONDITIONINg
INTERMEDIATE TEEN/ADULT BALLET
ADVANCED TEEN/ADULT BALLET
Faculty includes Anna Goodrich, Zoe Henrot, Jeffrey Hankinson, and Brittany Pate.
Drop-in prices range from $10-17, cash or check only. Class cards available.
An hour-long yoga class geared towards postures that will strengthen and stretch the dancer body. Suitable for ages twelve and up.
Session 1: February 9 - March 16, 2019
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan
Join us in our new studios in St. Paul!
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 to six:
A 45-minutes class held in sessions for young dancers to explore movement through stories and themes.
Two six-week sessions:
February 7 - March 14, 2019, Thursdays, 9:00-9:45am
February 9 - March 16, 2019, Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am
Teaching Artists: Michelle Ludwig and Rosa Prigan
INTRODUCTION TO BALLET for ages nine through twelve.
A 60-minute class held in sessions that introduces dancers to ballet.
February 9 - March 16, 2019, Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
Teaching Artist: Rosa Prigan
Spring Session begins on Monday, April 1 and runs for ten weeks.
Note: all Sunday classes will begin on Sunday, April 14 and 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 spring 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.
You may also simply come to class and pay $18 each time you attend.
Registration for Spring Session is open for you NOW at http://www.cassandraschool.com!
Visit our website often to check “Today's Classes” for any notifications or cancellations that may occur for your class.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, within the Hook & Ladder complex; and in Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
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, 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.
Midwest School of Ballet's spring session starts this week.
Ballet Fundamentals I, II, III for 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 for 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
PIM | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
ECC | 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55424
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet and Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet!
Spring session starts March 4 at PIM and April 6 at ECC. Keep an eye out for our summer schedule—coming soon!
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
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
Come get your groove on with Erinn Liebhard at Friday Morning Jazz (FMJ)! This jazz dance class, hosted by Zenon and taught by Erinn, Karla Grotting, and guests, is your weekly chance to connect with jazz and jazz-related music, yourself, and each other in a friendly environment that welcomes and encourages dancers of all stripes.
With her March 15 class, Erinn will teach sections of the feisty new work she's currently creating to Snarky Puppy music for August's Rhythmically Speaking show. Come to Zenon studio 4B at 5pm this Wednesday, March 13 for a showing of the entire new work, and then come back to FMJ this Friday, March 15 to try on the movement yourself.
See you soon, jazzers!
Photo: Pat Berret
Company Class is a creative safety zone to hone acting, dancing and ensemble skills in a weekly class.
Class led by Corey Mills and Betsy Mills.
Monday, March 18, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classes meet weekly.
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday. Come join us to connect, dance, listen, move, and be moved!
March 18: MUSIC JAM with Brandon Musser:
Brandon Musser is a music composer, producer, designer, and performer - a sound artist with blood from Pittsburgh and an address in Minneapolis. Recent media are composition for dance, techno, and large performative installation. His current work investigates the physical materialization of sound within the performer/viewer and producer/consumer codependency. Through performative installation he explores the fundamental qualities of what this codependency is and how this relationship dictates performance’s definition.
Doors at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!
It is my great pleasure to be sharing the studio and my love dance and movement this March and April!
In process towards my GYROKINESIS® Method Trainer certification, I will be teaching both straight Gyrokinesis classes and Bastard Dance Practice.
Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
Monday, April 1
Bastard Dance, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday, April 3*
Bastard Dance, 7:00-9:00PM
Thursday, April 4
Bastard Dance, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Friday, April 5
Monday, April 8
Bastard Dance, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10*
Bastard Dance, 7:00-9:00PM
Wednesday, April 17*
Bastard Dance, 7:00-9:00PM
Classes continue through April 27. Check the link for venues and more details.
*Part of ARENA Teaches, produced by ARENA Dances. Every Wednesday in April at Soma Studios.
GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission.
Photo: Bill Cameron.