PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Leonard Bernstein was America’s musical ambassador to the world. Through interviews with his children, collaborators, students, and artists that he influenced, filmmaker Georg Wübbolt explores Bernstein’s amazing legacy and his insatiable urge to educate. It’s a compelling portrait of the multifaceted career of one of the most iconic musical geniuses of our time.
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 Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre on Friday, April 13!
On Friday, April 13 at 6:30pm, Water Bar will host a Round Table discussion about performing arts, dance and the environment in honor of National Water Day.
We will present four artists who make performance/dance works in consideration of their environment: natural or constructed, by societal influence, or governed through a scientific or political lenses. Learn how they translate their perceptions of these environments into an artistic performance statement of the world we live in.
Join us Friday as we welcome Laurie Van Wieren (9X22), Scottie Reynolds (Founder of Mixed Precipitation and Picnic Operetta), Rea Eden (National Water Dances cohort and Don't you feel it too), and Marylee Hardenbergh (Founder of Global Water Dances).
Eclectic Edge Ensemble is turning fifteen. Come celebrate with us!
Join us on Friday, April 13 to celebrate EEE's fifteen years of jazz dance and support EEE’s upcoming show. Enjoy live music, wood fire pizza, delicious drinks, and great company at the charming Mojo Coffee Gallery. Bid on silent auction items and enter drawings to win prizes. It’s our birthday wish that you dress like the decade you were fifteen! We’ll bring the balloons, you bring your billfold. We hope you can join us to blow out the candles!
The event is 7:00-10:00pm.
Our party is open-house in style, but please note that the silent auction ends at 9:00pm.
Hopefully, you’ll leave with a present!
Your contribution supports our dancers, choreographers, production needs, and community outreach.
Free parking is available.
$20 ticket at the door.
Please email your reservation to email@example.com.
Games People Play
Games People Play features choreography by MotionArt’s co-directors Pam Gleason and Diane Moncrieff.
Enjoy a captivating, moving, and sometimes hilarious evening of dance performed by MotionArt’s multigenerational group of dancers as they explore – both literally and figuratively – the games that people play.
Friday, April 13, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 2:00pm
$12.00 Children, students, seniors
MotionArt has been sharing the art of dance and the joy of movement with people of all ages and abilities since 2013, enriching lives by fostering creativity, body awareness, and self-expression in a fun, non-competitive environment.
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 internationally renowned flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians, along with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum.
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
Northrop celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in a program that features our flagship orchestra at the University of Minnesota and the dancers of KEIGWIN + COMPANY.
The University Symphony Orchestra takes center stage under the direction of Mark Russell Smith and treats us to Bernstein’s quintessential melodies from “On the Town,” “On the Waterfront,” and more. The evening showcases choreographer Larry Keigwin’s refreshing vision of dance—a blend of Broadway and club styles with contemporary wit, heart, and theatrical flair. With movement and music on stage together, this delightful program pays tribute to Bernstein’s impact on American dance and culture.
Experience a beautiful and raw performance as ballet dancers and boxers illuminate our common bonds with electric physicality. St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym's shared performance is an interactive experience that crackles with energy, blurring lines and illuminating the grace, athleticism and common rituals of ballet and boxing. The performance, funded in part by The Knight Foundation Cultural Opportunity Fund, springs from the unusual partnership between the St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym that is sure to challenge stereotypes as it bridges seemingly disparate cultures and demanding physical pursuits.
Join a few of the choreographers of Mixtape Side B, including Herbert Johnson III, Al Taw'am, and Darrius Strong, as they talk about how they engage with power in a discussion facilitated by J-Sun. Power, in this context, is defined as dominant narratives and societal structure, as well as the communal and individual agency. Panelists will demonstrate through dance as a mode of inquiry, alongside spoken language, the ways we think and move with these particular issues.
The event will take place in the Target Education Studio on the second floor of The Cowles Center and is free for the community to attend.
April 19, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM
RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/222124615017006/
Golmah: The Jewish Wonder Woman
Written and Performed by Cia Sautter
With Michael Hauser, guitar, and Dagmara Gutman, plus Sharon Jaffe
Directed by Cynthia Uhrich; Art Direction by Paige Dansinger
Women take power! Before “Me Too,” there was the Golmah. Drama, flamenco dance, humor, audience participation, politics, and even a little Shakespeare all contribute to the show based on the classic tale of the Golem. This time it’s women who create a magical creature to defend themselves, and the creature is female.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE THREE PERFORMANCES AT TWO DIFFERENT VENUES
Performance dates are:
THURSDAYS, April 19 and 26:
There will be an ASL interpreter and an education panel following the performance on Thursday, April 26.
Reserve tickets at (612) 825‑8949 or at http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/cabaret-theater/
SUNDAY, April 22
Zorongo Dance Studio
Limited seating, reservations suggested to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TICKETS: $12. $10 for seniors, students, Fringe button holders.
Please note some work exchange is available, along with group rates.
Additional ticket links posted at https://www.facebook.com/cialunastorydance/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/249112595626846/
Friday and Saturday
April 20 and 21, 2018
Works in Progress: a ReClaim New Works Residency
produced by CFPA Minneapolis
Featuring the work of:
April Sellers Dance Collective
Emily Rose Duea
Free admission. Free snacks. Free parking available across the street in the Lake Country School lot.
CFPA Minneapolis’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.
CFPA Minneapolis produces free, public art events on the Third Saturday of every month.
RSVP through Facebook: @minneapoliscfpa
GST + Erinn Liebhard + Molly Stoltz welcome you to the experience the latest installment of their VISUAL GROOVES series! This live music and dance improvisation event is an open invitation to local dancers to improvise to live tunes in a casual setting with their full chops - we're talking jumps, turns, floor work - no holds barred! Anyone who qualifies themselves as 'a dancer' is welcomed to join in the fun: the ONLY rule is ACTIVE LISTENING!
We also welcome anyone who wants to come enjoy a drink and observe these visual grooves while taking in music sets from GST! Stick around for Hotpants Rare Funk and Soul dance night, hitting the Uptown VFW stage at 10pm! For more info on Hotpants, visit https://uptownvfw.ticketfly.com/event/1657371-hotpants-djs-minneapolis/.
We look forward to sharing the groove with you!
WORLD PREMIERE - Body, the Shrine
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:30pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 6pm
Performance and 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration
ILLUMINE - A GALA CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
Saturday, April 28 at 6pm. Performance begins at 6:30pm.
Special Guest: Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Music by dj/rupture, curated by The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series
Tickets: $75 includes performance, dinner and drinks.
Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Body, the Shrine. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala’s work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal.
Ashwini Ramaswamy joins her mother and sister in an intergenerational partnership to create Body, the Shrine, in which choreography, mythography, and Bhakti poetry entwine to connect the spiritual, the immediate, the intimate, and the transcendent. All performances are accompanied by an extraordinary musical ensemble from South India. A special gala celebration and performance will take place on Saturday, April 28 in honor of this milestone year.
Created and performed by Matt Jenson in collaboration with choreographers Nicole Hettwer, Marcia Keegan, and Laura Selle Virtucio and composers Joel Arpin, Marya Hart, Eric Jensen, and Michelle Kinney.
Greek gods, goddesses and fantastic creatures abound in this unique performance that alternates between dances to watch and poses to draw.
"Most present is Matt himself, in a tour-de-force performance, mainly in the nude, by turns melancholic, heroic, witty in the Shakespearean sense of “Wit” (the clever play of ideas), and the contemporary sense of humor, sometimes very campy humor." --Linda Shapiro
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
$20 in advance, $24 at the door. $12 for students.
Purchase tickets at: http://www.jensondance.org.
Tuesday, May 1, 7:30pm
Carlson Family Stage
Called “riveting” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alonzo King’s Biophony is a fascinating investigation of life on earth. Created in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, the score draws from the rainforests of Borneo, a waterhole in Kenya, the Alaskan tundra, and a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, echoing animal voices and imprints of habitats in peril. King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES dancers, has an earthy and sensual feeling that imbues classical ballet with new, expressive potential. Dancers crawl, fly, elongate, flutter, and somersault, creating composites of otherworldly creatures.
Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES presents the second annual Candy Box Dance Festival, an eclectic collection of performances, workshops, and public showings that will take place May 4 – May 12, 2018 at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
Featured Artist Performances are a shared evening between Black Label Movement and Taja Will. Tickets are available on the Southern's website (https://southerntheater.org/candy-box-2018/) and are free for ARTShare members.
Happy Hour Showings are a series of works-in-progress showings by artists, including time for audience feedback. All Happy Hour Showings are a suggested donation of $10, at the door only. 100% of donations go directly to the artist(s) showing work.
Take master classes with Taja Will, Black Label Movement, Helen Hatch, and Daara Dance Company! All classes are held at the Southern Theater.
PLUS: Panel discussion with the artists, contact improvisation, an opening weekend party, and more!
Inspired by the creators' personal narratives of mental health and mental illness, Persephone is an original interdisciplinary devised piece that is equal parts story and movement, which first premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August 2017. Persephone speaks to the experience of living with a mental illness-the difficult moments, the support of others, and, most importantly, the moments of laughter and hope. What unfolds is a glimpse into the small corners of these characters' lives, pushing past the typical tone that can befall stories of mental illness to offer an alternative fueled by levity and vulnerability.
May 4 at 7:30pm
May 5 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
May 6 at 1:00pm
Featuring: Jasmine Porter, Crissy Tolson, Antonio Jordan, Julia Winkels, Addie Smith, and Megan Marcy
Directed by Mariah Larkin and Torre Edahl
Assistant Directed by Kathleen Willard
Video Design by Nadia Honary
Lighting Design by William Harmon
Original Music by Erik Ostrom
The fourth annual Right Here Showcase is ON!
This year's line up is as exciting as ever, with Brian J Evans, Erinn Liebhard, Charles Campbell, and Rory Wakemup.
Chalres Campbell and Erinn Liebhard
May 10-12 at 8pm
May 13 at 5pm
Brian J Evans and Rory Wakemup
May 17-19 at 8pm
May 20 at 5pm
For more on the artists and their works visit http://www.righthereshowcase.weebly.com.
NEW THIS YEAR
One ticket for BOTH artists' performances. A la carte attendance not allowed.
New venue: the Off-Leash Art Box is near LRT Blue Line 50th St Station. FREE 20-space parking lot!
Seating is LIMITED - reserve now!
You can reserve and pay in advance at: https://tix-2018righthereshowcase.eventbrite.com.
Admission is a suggested donation of $10-$30 with a $10 minimum.
MATINEE is a “sumptuous multidisciplinary collaboration” (Rebecca Ritzel, Star Tribune) that juxtaposes “the prodigiously talented performers of SPDT” (Linda Shapiro, City Pages) with exquisitely rendered black and white films by Andrew Welken. Adapted from fabulist American author Robert Coover’s short story of the same name, MATINEE is a dance/theater/film work that explores the complexities of relationships and the changing realities of the characters in a myriad of locations from train cars to shabby hotel rooms, lonely bars, wilderness vistas, elegant restaurants, and mundane apartments.
Ballet Minnesota hosts 30th annual Minnesota Dance Festival
E.M. Pearson Theater, May 11-12, 2018
Showcasing dancers from TU Dance Company, Minnesota Dance Theater, CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, and Ballet Minnesota!
Every year, Ballet Minnesota brings a variety of dance groups together to give audience members a sampling of dance works.
This year is no different with Ballet Minnesota company members, along with advanced students from Classical Ballet Academy, performing a new contemporary dance, "Conversations."
Other dance festival performers include Helen Hatch Dance (Helen Hatch, former MDT company member), Juliana Johnson (current apprentice with TU Dance), Elayna Waxse (current company member with TU Dance) and CAAM Chinese Dance Theater.
Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Adult admission: $30
Senior and students with a valid student ID: $22
Children under the age of twelve: $17
The professional company of St. Paul Ballet will complete the 2017/18 season in 1920s New York City.
Carmen is an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot with music after Bizet’s original, arranged with new sections by local artist Richard Erickson. Inspired by Georges Bizet’s original score and the story of the opera, SPB’s Carmen will bring the characters and story line into a different era. With new sets designed by Anne Henly, imaginative costumes by MaryBeth Gagner and a live five-piece jazz band on stage with the company, see the electric energy of the 1920s spring to life in St. Paul Ballet’s Carmen. Special thanks to the McKnight Foundation for making this possible.
May 12 at 7:30pm
May 13 at 2:00pm
Community School Show:
Friday, May 11 at 10:30am.
Open to public, charter, and private schools, homeschool groups, assisted living homes and more members of the community!
Contact Outreach Team Lead Michelle Ludwig for more details: email@example.com.
Unpacking issues of gender inequality, privilege, appropriation, and homophobia, up-and-coming and established Twin Cities’ hip hop choreographers challenge notions of what hip hop dance is and will be.
Mixtape Side B artists include: Al Taw’am, Darrius Strong, Herbert Johnson III, Joelle Fernandez, J-Sun, and BIONIK.
From the artists:
We are a comm(unity) of artists investigating issues of power, tradition, and identity through dance forms in the continuum of Hip Hop culture. A reflexive and intersectional lens is used in our explorations of these forms from their origins to current incarnations. Practitioners in many of these forms like Krump, House, and Rocking do not identify as Hip Hop dancers so we employ the term “urban and street expressions” to be respectful of each style’s history and culture.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Midwest School of Ballet is offering numerous classes throughout the summer in multiple locations.
Eden Prairie ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Performing Institute of Minnesota
Classes taught by Lara Ciganko
June 11-15: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages nine through thirteen. In this week-long session students will experience classes in ballet and modern each day, variations, choreography, folk dance and more. A more detailed schedule to come.
Eden Prairie SIX-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Performing Institute of Minnesota.
THURSDAYS, June 18-August 3
Classes taught by Eileen Kamp
Fundamentals I - ages three and four: 9:30-10:15am or 5:15-6:00pm
Fundamentals II - ages five and six: 10:30-11:30am
Fundamentals II/III - ages five through eight: 6:00-7:00pm
Pre-Teen Intro to Ballet - ages nine through twelve: 7:00-8:15pm
Edina NINE-WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Edina Community Center
TUESDAYS, June 12-August 14
Classes taught by Marcia Keegan
Fundamentals I - ages three and four: 9:00-9:45am
Fundamentals II/III - ages five through eight: 10:00-11:00am
Ballet for Teens and Athletes - ages eight through fourteen: 11:00-12:30pm
TU Dance Center offers its second eight-week session of adult workshops during the 2018 Spring Session.
Session 2: April 9 - June 4. No classes 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
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 20. 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.
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.
Stephen Patterson is a contemporary dance artist exploring the boundaries of public, private, and experimental movement-based performance art. By utilizing contemporary music and movement experiments to engage dancers and allow them to connect personally with the work, the goal of these sessions is to create an environment where artists are confident, decisive, emotional, and connected to themselves and one another. Stephen’s teaching style is question-based, student-driven, and, most importantly, fun.
Classes | April 16, 23
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio, second floor
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Geared towards university dance students, graduates, and young professionals who are new to the Twin Cities, Pivotal Moment provides accessible space for artists to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. This program is supported through The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Contact Improvisation Twin Cities hosts a monthly live music jam every third Monday. All levels are welcome to join in an evening of pop-up collaboration between a rotating roster of incredible local musicians and the Twin Cities' CI community. Leave your phone at the door to connect, dance, listen, move and be moved!
April’s musician will be Clifton Nesseth, a musician hailing from the woods of Barron County, Wisconsin and a graduate of St. Olaf College. For Clifton, music has always been a primary way to connect with people and the world. Armed with interesting instruments and techniques of the trade, Clifton combines languages and modes of music in search of that interesting new sound, melody, rhythm, texture, or silence that has a little bit of "the magic."
April 16, 6:30pm
$10-$20 suggested donation
The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio - second floor
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Space and marketing support for CI Music Jam is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
ONE CLASS LEFT! Inversion modern with Jennifer Ilse, Tuesday April 17, 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.
Join Cowles Center Teaching Artists next Wednesday 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.
Spring Series: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM through 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
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Lx3bHhoUcwwxmLS63
New York City Guest Artist Barbara Mahler will lead a three-day workshop in Klein Technique this May. Klein Technique is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and mind. The result, over time, is a clarity and sureness of movement, fluidity, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of one's body. When the bones are aligned we become connected and grounded, efficient, and alive. Firmly grounded in the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through the tools of the process, Klein technique weaves together theory and practice.
The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio - second floor
May 18: 5:00-7:30 PM
May 19: 10:00-2:30 PM
May 20: 11:00-2:00 PM
Student rate - $140
Early bird rate (on or before April 20) - $165
Standard rate (after April 20) - $195
$50 deposit due to secure registration. Deposit is non-refundable two weeks prior to the workshop. Check or Paypal accepted - email for instructions.
Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6
Friday: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Fee: $449.00 until April 26 or $499.00 regular.
Enhanced Pilates Mat completes the Mat training by adding rings, rollers, bands and balls to the traditional Mat exercises. Includes functional exercises for the upper and lower body expanding the Mat work beyond the core to develop whole-body strength and flexibility. This programming is introduced to make class design easy, effective, and fun. Adding props to a Mat class makes them more dynamic, creative, and accessible; and clients love toys!
Enhanced Pilates Mat and Props Instructor Training course includes:
-Detailed manual and instructor training video.
-The Balanced Body Movement Principles.
-Balanced Body programming system to help you create classes quickly and easily.
-Progressions, regressions, and modifications to make Pilates Mat useful for everyone.
Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Haitian Dance Workshop featuring Rosangela Silvestre
Contempo Physical Dance is proud to host Brazilian dance artist, teacher, and choreographer Rosangela Silvestre for an open-level dance workshop exploring connections across traditional and contemporary forms of Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Haitian dance. This community dance workshop is open to dancers of all levels. Rosangela will be joined by Minnesota dance master teachers Chini Perez Domenech (Afro-Cuban), Djenane Saint Juste (Haitian), and Marciano Silva dos Santos (Afro-Brazilian/contemporary).
9:30-11:00: Welcome and Afro-Brazilian orixa dance movement with Rosangela Silvestre
11:00-12:00: Afro-Cuban dance with Chini Perez Domenech
12:00-1:00: Haitian dance with Djenane Saint Juste
1:30-2:30: Afro-Brazilian contemporary movement with Marciano Silva dos Santos
2:30-3:30: Introduction to the Silvestre Technique with Rosangela Silvestre
3:30-4:30: Closing circle and open discussion
ARENA DANCES' Candy Box Dance Festival includes a week of workshops from some of the area's most interesting contemporary teachers and choreographers - all on a sliding scale!
Join Taja Will, Carl Flink/Black Label Movement, Helen Hatch, and Daara Dance Company May 5-11.
Saturday, May 5, 12:00-2:00pm: Contact Improvisation with Taja Will
Monday, May 7, 9:30-11:30am: Moving Into Front Space: Intermediate Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique with Carl Flink
Tuesday, May 8, 9:30-11:30am: Contemporary Phrasework with Helen Hatch
Wednesday, May 9, 9:30-11:30am: Moving Into Front Space: Intermediate Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique with Carl Flink
Thursday, May 10, 9:30-11:30am: Master Class with Taja Will
Friday, May 11, 9:30-11:30am: Master Class with Daara Dance Company
All classes are a sliding scale ($5-$15) at the door. All classes are held at the Southern Theater.
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. 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
The Cowles Center, Studio 2B
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55401
Registration must be completed by May 5—$75 discount for early registration by April 15!
Ages: Young adults to adults
Monday–Friday, June 11–29, 2018. 11:00am–2:00pm.
A three-week summer training program three hours per day, five days per week will introduce Yorchha™, our contemporary Indian dance aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity over three weeks and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.
Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique; Chhau, the East Indian martial art; and vinyasa yoga.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 25, 2018. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will respond to all applications within ten days or less with our decision. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will close the application process once we reach capacity at 40 participants.
For more information and to apply: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/event/summer-intensive-with-ananya-dan...
Authentic Movement (AM) promotes deep embodied awareness. In this didactic and experiential course, participants will be introduced to the form of Authentic Movement and will also explore and deepen their own inner experiences, promote creative expression and connect with their being more deeply. Other expressive creative modalities will be introduced. This class is appropriate for anyone looking for embodied, movement practices to become more engaged and empowerd in their life. It is approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit.
Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; WoS
Authentic Movement (AM) nurtures the ability to be deeply present to both one’s own and another’s embodied experiences. In this didactic and experiential course, participants will continue to learn about and explore the form of Authentic Movement in relationship to personal growth and clinical work. It will also explore and deepen the participant's understanding of the Witness role.
This course is approved by the ADTA for credit toward the R-DMT through alternate route.
This experiential and didactic course will explore dance/movement therapy and somatic therapy-based approaches for working with trauma. Specific areas of focus will include 1) neurological perspectives on the impact of trauma; 2) DMT and somatic techniques for working with various types of trauma; 3) stages of the trauma healing process; and 4) considerations when working with groups and individuals from a multicultural perspective.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.
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) is a language for understanding movement expression. Its use increases awareness of individual movement patterns, develops sensitivity to cultural non-verbal expressions, and promotes an understanding of the communicative nature of movement.
• Learn tools for working with the nuanced subtlety of all forms of movement;
• Explore how movement communicates meaning and can reflect all aspects of human experience – including personality traits and familial, social and cultural patterns;
• Begin to identify their own movement patterns and learn how they can be used to facilitate therapeutic interactions and goals.
The course is pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate route R-DMT. Contact instructor for university credit options.
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
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.
Seeking motivated and charismatic fitness instructors to teach dance, Pilates, or bungee classes.
The Resistance Movement is a boutique fitness studio located in Lowertown, St Paul. Classes fuse Pilates, yoga, dance and strength exercises with suspended resistance cord for a total body experience. Classes are upbeat and music-driven. We’re looking for part-time individuals to teach six to ten classes a week, but for the right individual, we also have studio management and program development roles available.
-Teach six to ten classes per week or more.
-For the right candidate, duties could be expanded if interested in studio administrator role or program creation and development.
-Have two to four years of experience in the fitness industry, Pilates, gymnastics or dance.
-Experience with the MVe chair, aerial or bungee cords a plus.
-Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.
-Must complete mandatory training program.
Please email for further details if interested!
Please email a headshot, resume, and any available acting reels to email@example.com.
If submitting for a role that requires dance experience, please include details of your experience in either your resume or the body of your email.
Please clarify in the subject line the role for which you are submitting. Sides will be sent to those selected to audition. Due to a limited number of slots, not everyone will receive an in-person audition. Video submissions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
All auditions will be held in Minneapolis on April 28.
Synopsis - Set in the world of contemporary, avant-garde dance, Only Dance Can Save Us explores the ups and downs of the artistic process. Retired dancer and down on her luck choreographer, Sophie Florence has been commissioned to create a piece for her recently departed mentor's memorial exhibition. A mentor she had a strained relationship with. A mentor whom she had cut ties with years earlier.
Written and directed by John J. Kaiser, Only Dance Can Save Us is a feature-length film, challenging traditional cinematic form while acting as an interdisciplinary vehicle to create a portrait of the artistic process. Only Dance Can Save Us is generously funded by a Jerome Foundation Artist Grant.
Production Dates: September 24, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Union Status: TBD
Compensation: SAG Ultra Low Budget Day Rate (more depending on role and experience).
Interested in dancing in Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018?
Choreographers Leila Awadallah, Melissa Clark, Jolene Konkel and Erinn Liebhard are looking for dancers for their works in the show, running August 16-18 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Bring three printed copies of your headshot and resume (attached front to back), and come prepared to move through a warm-up and phrase work from each choreographer.
For more information on compensation, required dates and other details, please visit the link below. To RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/160575974605976/. Questions can be directed to Erinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to dancing with you on April 29!
Samantha Johns and George McConnell are making a new show, SUPERHERO, to be presented at The Southern Theater July 18-22, 2018.
We are seeking artists interested in learning movements, wearing superhero masks, and fully committing to the idea of making a great piece of art!
Ages ten to 100, all gender, ethnicity, size, shape, ability or skill levels welcomed. This is a volunteer opportunity.
Casting involves attending a workshop on one of two days, where we learn you and you learn us.
SIGN UP HERE:
FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP
MAY 5 or 6, 2018.
Come prepared to move.
For questions, email email@example.com.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
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 St and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil.
Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, and has one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor
St. Paul Ballet is unveiling its newest specialized summer 2018 training workshop, the SPB Company In-Residency Program!
When you participate in this program, three professional company dancers from SPB will come to your studio to give challenging classical and contemporary ballet training in tailored, customized classes based on your studio needs.
The SPB Company In-Residency Program is offered in one-, three- or five-day workshops this summer. Classes may include ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, men’s technique, pas de deux, contemporary choreography, variations, nutrition, dance history, conditioning for dancers, yoga for dancers, and other specialized lectures such as “how to audition,” and “mental tips for better performances/competitions.” Studio dancers will create a connection with this professional dance company and school.
To learn more or reserve SPB company staff for this program, please contact SPB Artistic Director, Zoé Henrot.
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave and Fairview Ave N, St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
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.
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.
Open Studio: May 17
Every first and third Thursday.
Water Bar will be open from 6:00-9:00pm for Open Studio for Movers. This is your opportunity to have access to Water Bar’s non-traditional movement studio, (wooden dance floor, not sprung, no mirrors) and work on whatever you wish in a shared movement space. You can spend the time working on a new or continuing project, or find the time useful for connecting and brainstorming with other Twin Cities movers.
The three Open Studio hours every first and third Thursdays are free and open to anyone needing movement space!
If you are working with music we ask that you are prepared to work with headphones if there are others in the room.
Barbara Mahler is offering Zero Balancing bodywork sessions at reduced rates while she is in Minneapolis teaching Klein Technique.
Sessions are available on Saturday, May 19 and possibly Sunday, May 20.
Saturday: 6:10pm; 7:20pm; 8:30pm
Sunday will only be available after Saturday has been filled.
Please contact Jennifer Arave to schedule a session with Barbara or for more information.
Zero Balancing is transforming work, treat yourself today!
Barbara's work is grounded in more than 35 years in the teachings and practice of movement and the healing arts, specifically Zero Balancing, as a certified practitioner (1986), and a faculty member (1989), and a co-creator and teacher (1983-present) in Klein Technique, a movement technique.
"My approach to the body, in private practice as well as in class, is aimed towards stress reduction, ease of pain, freedom of movement and increased well-being."
Summer specials are HOT at the Art Box! Reserve now through the end of April for dates May 28-September 2 to enjoy our summer discount: Weekly rental for $900 (regular rate $1200); and weekend single-day rental for $400 (regular rate $500).
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 more about features and rental rates, visit our website: http://www.offleasharea.org/rentalscalendar.html.
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.
With Dean Magraw on guitar!
$15 per 90-minute class, $1 off for professionals; $140 for a ten-class card.
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: July 10 - August 30
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Spring session began Monday, April 2 and will run for ten weeks, ending on Sunday, June 10.
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.
This ten-week session is $160 and you may register online at http://www.cassandraschool.com, or just come to class to pay. Drop-in hour and a half classes are $18 each, OR, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes within a calendar month at $105 for beginner-level classes. 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.
Midwest School of Ballet has classes running through May 12.
Enrollment is open to join at any point in the session, pro-rated options available.
Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) is located at 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
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). Enrollment for session is required.
Mondays, 7-7:30pm/7-8pm (PIM)
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm (PIM)
Drop-in for boys aged seven through eleven.
1-2 pm, Saturdays
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.
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.
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.
From Karla Grotting, co-teacher of Friday Morning Jazz:
"I'm super glad that #IGotMyAssToClass today for a classic and complete warm-up, a fun and foundational across the floor series that delighted us as it built on itself, and a buoyant, brilliant combo that made this old body and young heart swing. I loved dancing with all the old-timers, students, friends and new faces. Do yourself a favor and #GetYourAssToClass next Friday!"
You heard it here. All are welcome for an experience that will get you warm, thinking and grooving. Join us on April 13!