An evening of six world premieres.
Each year three exceptional Minnesota dance artists receive the coveted honor of a McKnight Dancer Fellowship. To celebrate their artistry, we commission a solo dance from a choreographer of their choice. The 2020 & 2021 dance fellows have selected an outstanding group of local, national, and international dance artists who will bring their choreographic imaginations into new works expressly tailored for each fellow. The result is an evening of world premieres ranging from innovative Hip Hop to rhythmic Chicago footwork to Brazilian contemporary choreographic explorations and more.
SOLO Dancers / Commissioned Choreographers:
Melissa Clark (2020 Dancer Fellow) & Alhassane Bangoura (Guinea/MN), John ‘Boodilla’ King (IL), René Thompson (Cuba/MN)
Alexandra Eady (2021 Dancer Fellow) & Maria Bauman (NY)
Non Edwards (2020 Dancer Fellow) & Anna Shogren (MN)
Hassan Ingraham (2021 Dancer Fellow) & Norbert De La Cruz III (NY)
Marciano Silva dos Santos (2020 Dancer Fellow) & Gil Mendes Coelho (Brazil)
David Stalter Jr. (2021 Dancer Fellow) & Sheopatra (CA)