The Fall Forward Festival is a month-long festival of shared evening performances celebrating the incredibly talented and robust Minnesota dance community. New dance audiences will experience a sampler of genres in one sitting, while avid dance-goers will see their favorite artists alongside equally stellar new-to-them artists. Each weekend features a new roster and a variety of experiences from new work commissions and Cowles stage debuts to community favorites and Cowles Center veterans.
Week One features Duniya Drum and Dance Ensemble, Twin Cities Ballet, and Rhythmically Speaking.
Duniya Drum and Dance Ensemble will take audiences on an energetic journey to Guinea West Africa with a vibrant premiere by guest artist Naby Bangoura. Twin Cities Ballet debunks ballet’s stereotypes of elitism, gender roles, and formality in exciting, creative, and accessible ways. With their signature groove-driven jazz, Rhythmically Speaking will share a sneak peek of a new work set to jazz renditions of Radiohead.