PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Reflection House, choreographed and conceived by Jennifer Glaws, is an evening-length, interdisciplinary performance work reconfiguring a house of mirrors in a contemporary art work.
The piece investigates the intertwining sociological theories of collective identity and collective self by incorporating movement and projection to represent time, personal choice, and acts of belonging.
Wednesday March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday March 11, 2:00 p.m.
Collaborating Artists: Christine Maginnis, Halie Bahr, Kelsey Charlotte, Mirabai Miller, Sharon Picasso, and Sound Design by Dan Dukich
Photo by Bill Cameron.
HAIR+NAILS Gallery is pleased to announce:
Karen Sherman:::Minor Bodies
Thursday, March 8, 2018. 7:00-10:00pm.
OPEN GALLERY HOURS:
Through March 31 and by appointment.
HAIR+NAILS is a South Minneapolis gallery co-directed by Kristin Van Loon and Ryan Fontaine.
About Karen Sherman’s Minor Bodies:
Tenderness and invasion, donation and dependency, how we keep each other alive and destroy each other are central themes in Minor Bodies, which includes objects and drawings exploring blood donation, fugue states, laboratory animals, family, astronomy, and the body. Together, they create a latticework of images that plumb the between humans, events, animals, objects, and beliefs.
Minor Bodies is part one of Universal Donor, a three-part, interdisciplinary project. Part two, a dance-based work premieres in 2019, with part three, a limited-edition book, to follow.
FLOORWORK: a new series of discussions about the practice of making dance, by Mathew Janczewski.
Join ARENA DANCES founder and Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski, along with special guests Laurie Van Wieren and others (to be announced!) at The Southern Theater for a conversation and sharing of ideas, knowledge and resources for the field of dance. The first FLOORWORK will focus on production: how to take an idea from concept to the stage.
Friday, March 9
9:30am - 11:00am
Suggested donation of $5; no one turned away for lack of funds.
St. Paul Ballet has asked audiences to select the best of five seasons for a multifaceted anniversary celebration at The Cowles Center. From poignant to moving, with a bit of charm and verve, SPB takes its cue from audience favorites in classical and contemporary ballet. This program will include the one-act story ballet Bella Luna by Peter Davison and "Locked Key" by Zoé Emilie Henrot. Bella Luna, which premiered at The Cowles Center in 2014, is inspired by the traditional characters and situations of Commedia dell’Arte. This Tristan and Isolde-inspired tale of tragic love plays out under the glow of the beautiful moon as Izzy and Arlo’s love proves to be no match for deceit. Each show will also have a different Audience Choice work that will only be seen at that show. Plan accordingly!
“Dog Days dismantles theatrical mechanics and the desire for entertainment, to reclaim the stage as a place of encounter between human and human.” —De Standaard
This complex, mathematical, and ultimately ecstatic hour-long work features eight performers who surrender themselves to a single movement: the jump. Dutch choreographer Jan Martens’s conceptually rigorous and dynamically engaging The Dog Days Are Over has been captivating audiences across Europe since 2014. This astounding piece helps confirm Brussels’ continued position as a hothouse for compelling new dance.
Don’t miss two free bonus performances on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 and 7:30 pm in the Cargill Lounge as Jan Martens presents an in-gallery showing of excerpts from his latest work, Rule of Three. A meditation on transformation, the piece features three performers who slowly merge to become one body with a clear voice. Part of Target Free Thursday Night.
Tickets to each show are $25, $20 Walker Members.
Join Jawaahir Dance Company on the public floor of East Lake Library on Saturday, March 10, 2:00-2:30pm for a FREE special performance.
This performance is one of three from three of Longfellow neighborhood's incredible dance studios! Performances will celebrate dance from around the world. Open to all ages. Registration is not required.
Led by Cia Sautter, Dance, Self, Community is an event examining the impact of dance and dance performance on individuals and society through an interactive talk on dance and community, including:
- Group movement activities to help frame the event and lend to discussion.
- Panel discussion with Emily Jarrett Hughes, Susana di Palma, and Arshiya Sethi
- Audience discussion based on viewing choreography samples.
This event is meant for all, including dancers of all kinds and those who like to watch dance.
Date and time: Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm
Borealis Dance is proud to present our spring concert in collaboration with members of the Hmong community as we come together to visit the past and remember what makes America a diverse nation of people: Hope for a better life rooted in peace, safety, and promise for the future.
Together, we visit the story of the aftermath of the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War and the mass exodus of a people fleeing for their safety as they fought to escape genocide.
Join us as we explore this journey through movement and visual art as part of North Hennepin Community College's Hmong Awareness Week. Featuring the photography of Darrin Hauck.
March 16 and 17, 7:30pm
Tickets and more info at: http://www.borealisdance.org.
Take a walking tour of The Cowles Center and see an incredible evening of dance all in one night with our new Historic Tour and Performance Packages!
Join Artist in Residence Sally Rousse as she takes you back to 1888 when The Cowles Center complex was first built as a Masonic Temple. Learn about the Unique Theater, which stood in what is now the main lobby and where Charlie Chaplin had some of his earliest performances. Experience The Goodale Theater, formerly The Shubert, whose history dates back to 1910 when it opened the same day as its sister theater, The Fitzgerald in St. Paul. Hear Sally’s personal anecdotes while walking through our studios and end your night with a performance by one of Minnesota’s leading professional dance companies.
Catch the tour, a complimentary beverage and the performance with Curio Dance on Friday, March 16!
Curio Dance returns with their seventh show – Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized – a dynamic evolution of the company’s top pieces from the past six productions. Joined by live musicians in the musical genres of classical, hip hop, Latin, and R&B, metamorphosized pairs new forms of dance like contemporary, breaking, jazz, funk, pointe work, and Brazilian zouk. The all-star cast of staple Twin Cities performers, including local favorite hip hop artist Maria Isa, will unite their movement and voices in this show about transformation.
QUICK + DIRTY
a bi-monthly series for experimental performance
RED EYE THEATER
Curated by Sam Johnson and Kristin Van Loon
REB L. LIMERICK with ALEX JULIAN LEEDS, ALEX ADKINSON and OTHER ECHOES
CHITRA VAIRAVAN with RITIKA GANGULY
Monday, March 19, 2018
at 7:29pm (SHARP)
Doors open at 7:10.
Tapestries 3.0 features new and reprised works showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles and local guest choreographers: Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Vie Boheme, and Jim Lieberthal.
The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity, exploring mental and physical turmoil, women’s intuition, and personal and group support. Karen L. Charles’ excerpt from “Humanity & Elysian Fields Avenue” (2012), is an ode to the Gulf Coast residents devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2007 and hurricanes in Houston, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean this past year - a journey of how the human spirit, though devastated by natural disaster, returns and remains an integral part of the cultural tapestry of America.
This production contains mature content.
Tickets (fees included):
$25 General Admission
$22 Student/Senior/Children under twelve years old
Visit: http://bit.ly/tapestries3-0 or call 612.206.3600
Co-presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and The O'Shaughnessy.
Reclaiming African-American narratives by showcasing their authenticity, ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora.
This dance theater work, performed by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, examines the culture of black life that is often appropriated, rewritten, or silenced.
Camille A. Brown is the choreographer for Broadway's Once on this Island and NBC's upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
“A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” —New York Times
Fierce and charismatic Zimbabwe/New York–based choreographer Nora Chipaumire continues her investigations of the black body, Africa, and the self. Situated in a real boxing ring, Chipaumire trades jabs with the specter of her estranged father as he fights against prejudice, social pressures, and the weight of history in this bright, loud, and penetrating work. Outfitted with boxing gloves, African talismans, and football pads, they stagger between combat and jest in this symbolic dance-ritual that forces us to question stereotypes of race and gender. Contains mature content.
Tickets are $25, $20 Walker Members.
Talking Dance with Nora Chipaumire
Join Chipaumire in the galleries on Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm as she discusses the intersectionality of being black, female, and African.
Seven features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with six distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s seventh annual performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality, and artistry.
Guest Artist – Sophia Pimsler
"Delta Blues" (2013)
"Picture Perfect" (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong
Friday, March 23 - 8pm - Opening Night Artists' Reception
Saturday, March 24 - 8pm – Post-Show Q+A Discussion
Sunday, March 25 - 2pm – ASL interpreted as well as pay-what-you-can
$20 - General Admission
$17 - Senior/Student with ID, and children under twelve
$3 off with 2017 MN Fringe Festival button
To purchase: http://www.thelabtheater.org or call (612) 333-7977.
20 percent for group of ten.
25 percent for group of 20.
Photo Credit: V. Paul V
Guided by La Pocha Nostra co-artistic director Saúl García-López
This event is the culminating presentation of the CFPA Minneapolis-hosted workshop, “Exercises for Rebel Artists.” García-López will present concepts from his upcoming book, A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society, co-written with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, and the workshop participants will present a human installation that explores the iconography of funeral and/or rebirth as an exercise in identity reinvention. The installation of collective altars, with the human body as the medium, will explore memory, gender, ethnicity, migration, and politics. The ritual installation is also a call for audiences to recapture their own identities as a site for creativity, activism, imagination and compassion. Join us for this unique, unrepeatable, ritual performance.
Visit http://www.centerforperformingarts.net/reclaim-march-open-salon-ritual-p... for more details.
RELAY RELAY is an artist-to-artist interview marathon for and by Twin Cities contemporary performance makers. Twenty artists working in dance, theater, music, and performance art will engage in public dialogue at the Red Eye Theater, in wide-ranging conversations that draw from Red Eye’s core values of collaboration, experimentation, and critical discourse as a starting point.
Chantal Pavageaux | Sonya Berlovitz | Kimberly Richardson | Trevor Bowen | Maia Maiden | Alan Mure | Anjanie Da Artist | Ben Obi | Karen Sherman | Samantha Johns | Emmett Ramstad | Martin Gonzales | Masanari Kawahara | Akiko Ostlund | E.G. Bailey | Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra | Eric Larson | Rosy Simas | Rhiana Yazzie | Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
SCHEDULE and more information at: http://www.relayrelay.info
M-SHE Productions Dance Company is rolling their Victorian carnival dance performance of L'Heure De Minuit back into town on March 25 within the captivating setting of Can Can Wonderland!
There will be: live original music, whimsical dancing of a variety of styles, side show acts, carnival games for audience members to play, and, of course, prizes, carnival food, and the smell of sweet fun!
Kids of all ages and adults still young at heart, grab your best friend Jill, and your granny too! It is coming and we promise you don’t want to miss out.
"As my six-year-old kept saying throughout the show, "This is so cool!" She left the show with a new passion for dance theater. Fun characters move around the audience at several points in the show allowing an up close view of fun costuming. The music, live drumming, and acrobatics are energizing. We were captivated from the opening scene to the end, and wished it had been longer." ~Tiffany Weeks
BACK FROM HIATUS!
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-$16: pay as able
Anna Marie Shogren
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.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for its 31st season with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak, triumph and despair.
The program will feature the world premiere of "Later that night" by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith, as well as a reprisal of 2017’s uproariously funny “A Naked Man’s Shirt.” Back by popular demand, the company will also perform its critically-acclaimed “Bolero” featuring an army of the Twin Cities most powerful female dancers.
Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
The work of choreographer Matthew Bourne was last seen on the Northrop stage in Scottish Ballet’s performance of Highland Fling last spring. While Houston Ballet will offer us the beautiful classic form, Bourne’s groundbreaking reinterpretation of Swan Lake, featuring an all-male cast of swans, took the ballet world by storm at its 1995 Sadler’s Wells premiere. After collecting a wealth of international theater awards, including three Tonys, it is now firmly established as a modern day classic. This performance capture from 2010 features significant changes to the Act III plot from the 1995 original.
Susana di Palma’s Garden of Names, an original flamenco dance/theater work inspired by Lawrence Thornton’s novel Imagining Argentina, is a triumphant acclamation of the imagination’s power to fight injustice. From stories of “disappeareds” (desaparecidos) during the 1970s, when people disappeared to be tortured and killed in a reign of government terror, names blossom forth amid the lush “garden” of remembering. This production features an exciting collaborative cast of international flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians, along with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum.
Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 8, 1:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
Houston Ballet, one of America’s most highly-regarded ballet companies, has long been a Northrop audience favorite. They will return with Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake, performed with a live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged score. Created especially for the company, Welch’s choreography imbues his characters with psychological complexity and gives the work a 21st century pace. One of the greatest love stories in all of classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and the prince who swears his eternal love to her.
Twin Cities Ballet, the company behind the sold-out success The Wall: A Rock Ballet, presents Beauty and the Beast.
May 10-12, 2017
Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB story adaptation written by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt is returning to the stage and will be a fun and magical ballet for all ages!
This production features an original musical score by composer Jordan Cox both written and recorded specifically for this production. It also features enchanting stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes, and choreography.
Full of magic, imagination, hope, and redemption, Beauty and the Beast is a delight for the whole family!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
TU Dance Center offers two sessions of eight-week adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.
Session 1: January 29 - March 24
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes March 26 - April 8 or May 28.
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 or check 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
Dancing Together is a child and parent/caregiver creative movement eight-week workshop designed for children ages two through four and their parent/caregivers 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. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.
Session 2: April 11 - June 2
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am or Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am.
Cost: $112.00 per eight-week session. Online preregistration required.
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2018 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through twenty. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 9-28, 2018.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 30-August 18, 2018.
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 11-29. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
- Male Dancer Intensive, ages ten and older: Dates TBA.
- July Full-Day Summer Intensive, July 9-27. AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION. Students ages eight through professionals.
- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 6-17. AUDITION REQUIRED. Ages ten and older.
- Pointe Preparatory Workshop: August 19-24. Girls ages eleven and older.
- Youth Ballet August Jump-Start
Tuning Score is an improvisational movement practice guided by a set of instructional "scores".
This practice is about developing a sense of your body in space, by itself and with others, and how it might respond to others, uncertainty, its orientation, and directionality. This practice is joyful and also head-scratching at times. You will be in the company of others in a similar place. This work is often done with eyes switching between open and closed.
If you are coming please send a "heads up" to Jennifer via email/text, or to receive information about the practice.
Parking is often available on Central Ave, on Lowry Ave, and in the church lot one half of a block west of Central.
Jennifer Arave has studied extensively with Lisa Nelson, the creator of the tuning scores, and others who are building on to her legacy.
Join Jan Martens to explore the themes and choreography of The Dog Days Are Over, his dance piece using a specific language of constant small jumps and hops. Participants will learn key phrases and create their own movement material. This fun, physical workout will focus on stamina, body efficiency, precision, coordination, rhythm, and group communication. Seeing the performance prior to the workshop is recommended but not essential. Professional and advanced movers/dancers preferred. Limited to 20 participants. Located in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater.
Tickets are $10. $8 Walker Members.
Touring with PINK, choreographer Reina Hidalgo is offering a Hip Hop/Street Jazz class at Zenon!
Intermediate to advanced level class.
Space is limited! Sign up today!
Credits for Asiel and Reina (AandRCreative): Emmy-nominated "East Los High" (Consulting Producers and Choreographers); OMI; MTV's "Mary & Jane"; Pink; Lady Gaga; Rihana; Ciara; Gloria Estefan; Missy Elliot; Alicia Keys; Sean Kingston; Ricky Martin; Jennifer Lopez; Kylie Minogue; Dance Spirit Magazine; the Grammys; the VMA's; American Music Awards; Saturday Night Live; Dancing with the Stars; iPod; Good Morning America; Jay Leno; Ellen DeGeneres; Nike; Adidas.
These classes are inspired by Laban Movement Analysis and Functional Anatomy elements. Explore different postures and create new ways to move in order to widen our artistic abilities.
Brenna Mosser is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. A Rochester native, Brenna attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education before going to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England for her BA in Dance Theater. In addition, she trained at le Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France, where she received a level three license in Performance Dance and Arts Management.
Classes | March 12, 19
Time - 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Target Education Studio
Pivotal Moment classes are geared toward university dance students and graduates as well as young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, pursuing a professional career in dance. This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Inversion modern is BACK! Tuesdays in March, 7:30-9:00pm at the Off-Leash Art Box.
Build your relationship with gravity on the floor and on the walls, (and also build your upper body strength!). The goal is to expand a vocabulary of inverted work that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, working the body safely and centered.
Class is for intermediate to advanced dancers who have done some form of inverted work, such as gymnastics, capoeira, yoga, etc.
Class is sliding scale $10-15.
Contact Jennifer for more information.
Master Class with Eclectic Edge Ensemble Guest Artist, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner
Sunday, March 18, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
This 90-minute jazz class for intermediate to advanced dancers will be followed by a question and answer session with Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner.
Ages eighteen and older.
Scholarships available, contact email@example.com.
Garner received her B.F.A. in dance at the University of Minnesota and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her work, focused research on contemporary modern dance and American concert jazz dance, has been produced in Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; New York City; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She is currently on faculty at University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and Western Oregon University.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation.
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam at The Cowles Center Target Education Studio. Every third Monday, all are welcome to join in an evening of pop-up collaboration between a rotating roster of incredible local musicians and the Twin Cities' contact improvisation community. Leave your phone at the door to connect, dance, listen, move and be moved! This month’s musician will be The Nunnery!
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/rfoKAhgdBdhBdjYz1
All levels welcome! Class beings at 6:30pm.
$10-$20 suggested donation at the door.
Space and marketing support for CI Music Jam is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Class begins with a technique-based warm up, working on proper alignment while also infusing style and musicality. After the warm up, there will be several across-the-floor combinations, continuing to focus on technical elements. Class will culminate with a combination in the musical theatre style, with a concentration on storytelling through dance.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Micki Weiner's career spans the worlds of ballet, concert dance, commercial work, and music theatre. Based out of New York City, Micki is a longtime member of The Chase Brock Experience, a quirky and colorful theatrically-based dance company. This spring she is working at Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, re-staging Drew McOnie's original choreography from the London production of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
This class will run March 19, 26 and April 2.
On March 19 the class will be held in Studio 5B.
On March 26 and April 2 the class will be held in studio 2B.
Enhance your dance technique with Pilates mat classes!
Eight Thursdays, March 22 - May 10
8:15 - 9:15am in Studio 6C
Instructor: Kari Schire
Register by March 8 for a discount!
Register here: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
Kari Schire is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor. Her classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and moving more efficiently. As a professional dancer, she also focuses on creating harmony for the body's natural imbalances.
Minnesota Dance Theatre offers ballet classes for absolute beginners, ages sixteen and older. The twelve-week spring session begins April 3 and continues through June 21.
• Tuesdays at 7pm with Jill Lile - $160
• Thursdays at 7pm with Zachary Tuazon - $160
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm - $320
Register by March 20 for a discount!
Registration page: http://bit.ly/2vTAmpc
About the teachers:
Jill Lile has a BFA and an MFA in dance from Texas Christian University and the University of Illinois. She has taught at Ballet Arts MN, University of Minnesota/Mankato, St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Macalester College, and Minnesota Dance Theatre.
Zachary Tuazon has been an MDT company dancer and faculty member since 2015. He received his BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and also received training from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Are you a dance team dancer looking for a spring recital opportunity? Come dance with us!
DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCE CLASS: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, April 4 through June 9
This class is designed for dancers interested in an energetic, precision-focused performance opportunity. Dancers will perform in our year-end recital on June 9. Whether you are preparing to audition for your school's dance team or simply interested in growing as a dancer and exploring new dance styles, this class is for you!
Dancers entering ninth through twelfth grade are welcome.
Workshop Dates: May 18, 19 and 20
Early bird preregistration ends on April 20.
Pay in full, or pay a deposit of $50 with the rest due the first day of the workshop.
In an effort to keep cost low and to ensure the workshop is a go, we need at least nine early bird registrants/commitments or more. Please register by April 20.
Contact Jennifer: Please send your name and a message saying "yes, register me", to Jennifer Arave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: Send a check or PayPal payment by April 20 for the early bird commitment/preregistration.
Checks should be mailed to:
686 23rd Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
To pay via PayPal:
Go to PayPal. Click "send and request" across the top menu bar. Click "pay or send money," then click "send money to family or friends." Enter: email@example.com, the amount, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdraw from. Press "send."
STUDENT RATES AVAILABLE!
Developed for pre-professional and professional dancers, ARENA DANCES' annual INSTINCT Intensive taps into your creative potential through technique and the creation of a new dance through improvisation and composition. Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski will focus on the creation of a new sextet to be premiered at The Fitzgerald Theater in fall 2018.
Students will participate in a daily technique class and choreography development rehearsal, ending with a public showing of the work created. Students will receive a professional video of their final performance. Summer intensive students are also considered for apprenticeships with ARENA DANCES.
June 11-16, 2018, Monday through Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm with a lunch break.
Studio 2B in the Cowles Center.
Registration must be completed by May 5. $75 discount for early registration by April 15!
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
The Diversity Street Dancers organization is looking for female dancers immediately for participating in Twin Cities festivals and performances.
Dancers can be trained in any style, however, Diversity Street Dancers is an ethnic-inspired group of performers. A small stipend is possible.
Those interested, please contact Maja Wheeler, Managing Director.
CREO Arts and Dance is looking for vibrant, encouraging, disciplined instructors for summer 2018 and fall-spring employment opportunities.
Expertise needed specifically for creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary, for students ages three to eighteen.
- Dance degree or professional performance experience preferred
- Minimum one year teaching experience
- Must enjoy working with and be able to connect with children ages three to eighteen
- Must be willing to adhere to school curriculum guidelines
- Must be well organized, professional, a team player, and possess strong interpersonal and relational skills
- Must consent to and pass background check and drug test prior to hiring
CREO is a non-competitive dance studio committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists.
Applications are being accepted now to take part in 9x22 SOLO, a bi-yearly special edition of 9x22 Dance/Lab curated by Laurie van Wieren.
Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO will present the work of a single choreographer in a 30-minute piece of new, original choreography in any style to help further their work through extended in-depth discussion.
The next opening is July 25, 2018.
A short online application is available now: https://goo.gl/eAQeMw
Attention artists, healers, and activists! Don't You Feel It Too? is seeking up to five additional members to join our artistic cohort and be part of an eight-month exploration of dancing, healing, and activism. The 2018 cohort is a hybrid of several things -- a study group, activists working together, a social support network, and a public dance company. Plus, access to DYFIT workshops on self and community care for FREE!
Applications are due March 15.
For more details and application instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hEnR4o9Q9I8L1zanR4QZZxVZpbcgoKa3Q-XO...
In development since 2008, Don't You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) is the practice of dancing your inner life in public for social healing and personal liberation. It is an artistic mind-body practice that explores the intersection of performance, protest, spirituality, health, and civic belonging. Participants report feeling stress relief, compassion, confidence, and connection.
James Sewell Ballet seeks new creations for its annual New Works program. We invite two choreographers (one NYC-based and one MN-based) to create new work with our dancers for the 2018-19 season!
Performances will take place in Minneapolis in the spring of 2019, with one week of creation scheduled no earlier than November 2018 and no later than March 2019.
What we provide each choreographer:
-An opportunity to craft new work with professional, ballet-trained and diversely-qualified dancers.
-Approximately 50 hours for rehearsal and tech (30 creation / fifteen upkeep / five technical) for a piece ten to 30 minutes in length.
-A costume/prop budget in addition to artist compensation.
-Access to a studio outside of rehearsal hours.
-No fewer than three performances of the piece.
-Video footage of the performances.
APPLY HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/1FkCWvjDMk8gTvgr1
Applications due by 11:59pm CST on March 15, 2018.
The Cowles Center invites Minnesota-based artists or organizations to submit proposals for engagement and community events that bring a unique perspective, discussion, and/or education opportunity to the Minnesota arts community. Selected artists and organizations will work with Cowles Center staff to produce a project rooted in dance that serves a specified community and provides access to quality arts experiences. Proposed projects may include one-time events or workshops/panel discussions that occur in a series.
Quarter Two proposal applications opened on January 3, 2018 with two to three artist selections in March 2018.
Who is eligible: Pre-emerging, emerging, and established artists of any medium, dance companies, community arts organizations.
Open proposal application: https://goo.gl/forms/IvmWNijGTElFZ8E53
Twin Cities Ballet has openings for male and female company dancers and apprentices for the 2018-2019 season!
Friday, March 9, 9:30am at Ballet Royale MN
TCB is an innovative professional ballet company that creates original high-quality performances and introduces and promotes the artistry, discipline and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms to Minnesota communities.
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position. Season runs from approximately September 2018 to May 2019 (34 weeks).
Applicants must have strong classical ballet foundation and contemporary (modern) technique, excellent performance skills, good work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-452-3163.
Off-Leash Area presents Inbox at the Art Box, June 14-16, curated by Sarah Hauss. We hope to make Inbox at the Art Box a grass-roots, artist-centered, and must-see annual event, highlighting the incredible quality and diversity of Twin Cities professional dance on a single stage.
Sunday, April 8 - 10am-noon, 1-4pm
Monday, April 9 - Noon-2pm
Audition slots are ten minutes. Audition pieces must be no more than eight minutes.
Contact Sarah Hauss at email@example.com or 612-669-3417 with any questions or to schedule a time.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer! Ballet Royale Summer Intensives are comprehensive day programs providing the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach their full potential. Master teachers join renowned faculty and guest instructors to give professional instruction.
April 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm. Registration opens at 11:30am.
Cost: $25 non-refundable audition fee; cash or check only.
Audition for the following intensives:
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.
The DanceBARN Festival is an annual event held in Battle Lake, MN that brings professional dancers, choreographers, and dance educators together for one week of dancing, creating, relaxing, and performing in the heart of the lakes. Visit our website for more details on the festival: http://www.dancebarncollective.org.
TEACH - Share the technique of something you are an expert in, or experiment with something you've been pondering. All idioms and styles are welcome. APPLY BY APRIL 8.
CHOREOGRAPH - Create something new or reset a work on new dancers at the festival. Selected choreographers will present their work on Saturday, July 28 at a performance open to the public. APPLY BY APRIL 8.
Follow the link to apply.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2017, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 4, 2018 3pm, CST.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) 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.
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location 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. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Contact Jenny Piper for pricing and availability.
Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor.
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor.
St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
We are located conveniently at the intersection of University Avenue and Fairview Avenue North.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!
The Resistance Movement Fitness is offering a Movement Exchange Program. This program is open to students, artists, dancers and those who need a scalable way to take movement classes or rent studio space.
The Movement Exchange Program will require students to volunteer at the front desk, clean studios or other small tasks in exchange for their choice of classes or studio rental. For every hour worked, the student will receive the equal amount of class time or studio rental.
Those who wish to inquire in The Movement Exchange Program must provide The Resistance Movement a proof of artistry work in the Twin Cities, proof of student status, or other reason to be involved in our exchange program.
For further details, please email and provide your name, why you want to take part in our exchange program, and whether you are a student, artist, dancer or other.
We are excited to offer the Art Box stage and studio spaces for rental to the Twin Cities performance community! 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!
To learn about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
Want to discuss opportunities for individual dance artists?
Need to understand press kits for your next show?
Trying to revise your teaching artist curriculum?
Don’t know where to start with individual donations?
Free 20-minute consultations with The Cowles Center’s seasoned dance administrators are now available. The Cowles Center hosts open office hours quarterly. Sign up to connect with Cowles Center staff on any of the offerings listed:
-General arts administration questions, Cowles questions, contract negotiations
-Fundraising, social media campaigns, and grant opportunities
-Press pitches, marketing plans, promotional efforts
-General design questions, how to find a designer, creating visually effective emails
-Artist resources/networking, lesson plan development, career building
-Working in a union space, how to prepare for touring
Sign up for a time slot here: https://goo.gl/forms/6bWUVB2XeamMrPuB2
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, Kenna-Camara Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Michel Kouakou, 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.
Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon this winter. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
Give yourself the gift of dance in the New Year! Winter session began on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, March 18. Spring Session begins April 2.
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.
Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, OR, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. Just come to class to pay. Go to http://www.cassandraschool.com for details! Please remember to check “Today's Classes” on our website 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.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.
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, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next Session: April 3 - June 21
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
PILATES - Preregistration required
Next Session: March 22 - May 10
Midwest School of Ballet is offering an eight-week spring session March 3 - May 12.
Enrollment is open any point in session, pro-rated options available.
Ballet Fundamentals I - ages three and four:
Saturdays, 9-9:45am (PIM)
Thursdays, 5:15-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals II - ages five and six:
Thursdays, 6-7pm (PIM)
Ballet Fundamentals III - ages six through eight:
Saturdays, 10-11am (PIM)
Tuesdays, 5-6pm (PIM)
Ballet Level I - ages eight and older:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level II:
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Ballet Level III:
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm (PIM)
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm (PIM)
Mondays, 5:30-7pm (PIM)
Saturdays, 9:30-11am Beginning Adult Ballet (Edina Community Center)
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)
Midwest School of Ballet is offering Beginning Adult Ballet at the Edina Community Center.
If you have always wanted to try ballet but never had the chance to take lessons, or if you used to dance and want to start again, this class is for you! Learn the basics of ballet alongside other adults. Ballet classes are a great way to gain strength and flexibility, improve posture and balance, and reduce stress in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Please wear ballet shoes if possible and comfortable clothing.
Beginning Adult Ballet
Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am
Spring Session: Saturdays, April 7 - June 2.
Summer Session: Thursdays, June 14 - August 23. Saturdays, June 16 - August 25.
Instructor: Marcia Keegan
Boys' Club is an introduction to ballet, conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises. Boys in the class also have the opportunity to perform in the School of St. Paul Ballet spring showcase in May 2018.
What to wear: white shirt, black shorts or tights, black ballet slippers.
Boys' Club – drop in for boys, ages seven through eleven.
1:00-2:00 pm, Saturdays
FREE to dance!
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am. Conditioning Class from 11:30-12pm.
Open Professional Classes: Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. Teaching Artists: Laura Greenwell, Jeffrey Hankinson, Maureen Haworth, Deborah Nettell, and Barbara Weinstine.
Intermediate Open Classes: St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate classes four days a week!
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm with Helen Hatch
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm with Zoé Henrot, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm with Anna Goodrich
Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am with Deborah Nettell
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 by Aaron Warkov.
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boys' Program!
Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's innovative Boys' Program is designed specifically for boys and both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys' Creative Dance Adventures - ages five to seven
- Boys' Dance Cross-Training - ages seven and older
- Ballet for Boys I and II - ages seven and older
- Boys' Intermediate Ballet - by approval and invitation
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to nineteen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY!
bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.
Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.
THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT DANCER RATE - $15/class (as compared to $20-$25/class)! Bring proof of performance, contract or teaching job.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!
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.
March 12 : Warm up and jam at The Beautiful Studio.
6:30-9:00pm. Studio open at 6pm.
An eclectic blend of contemporary, modern and post-modern styles engaging the dancer in full-body movements spanning a dynamic range from subtle to explosive. Concepts involving varying points of initiation, ease of movement and the utilization of momentum are emphasized. Movement vocabulary is focused on crafting a dancer both athletic and evocative; phrases are created to challenge the mind and body. The atmosphere in class tries to create a feeling of inclusiveness, creativity, playfulness and interaction.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am throughout the Winter/Spring 2018 session.
Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists Christopher Yaeger and Derek Phillips for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50 and older who love a healthy, active lifestyle.
MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.
Next Wednesday’s class will also feature a short warm-up/demonstration from Shapiro & Smith, previewing their upcoming performance at The Cowles Center.
Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, February 21 - May 16
Membership: $90-includes all classes, a pair of season tickets and 20 percent discount to season performances at The Cowles Center.
Where: The Cowles Center Second Floor, Target Education Studio
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63
This class delves into the realm of contemporary West African dance such as N'dombolo, Soukous, Kuduro, Azonto, Coupe, Decale and some traditional West African dances. Edna blends both her African roots with her American flavor-teaching specific steps and full dance routines to up-beat Afro-beats, Afro-house and Hip-co African music from the Congo, Ivory Cost, Nigeria, Liberia and more. You will also experience full training in this genre to develop physicality and strength. Explore and learn new fun energetic moves while working up a sweat. This class is also therapeutic and uplifting. Students who excel in skill level will be invited to perform with Edna and her company, Universal Dance Destiny, for upcoming community events in the summer.
TRY CLASS FOR FREE this coming Sunday, March 18th, 1-2pm at Zenon Open House!
Cost: $15 per 60-minute class/$140 for a discounted ten-class card
Photo Credit: Bill Cameron