Join us for an informal in-studio showing featuring THREAT, a TU Dance project with Yusha-Marie Sorzano! In anticipation of our live performances at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University on April 26 and 27 at 7:30pm, we invite you to attend this event and get an up-close and personal look into the creation of this work and have the opportunity to meet many of the artists involved.

April 11
5:30-6:30pm
In-person only at TU Dance Center.
Registration is required. Space is limited. First come, first served.
This event is free.

For more information, directions, and parking, click here.

Location Info

TU Dance Center
2121 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55114
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Laurel Keen
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708

make : magnify is an interdisciplinary arts festival hosted along the West Bank Arts Quarter of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. This festival was created by university dance students. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and encouraged to support both the project and individual artists. 

Artists were brought together in groups of 2-3 individuals of varying disciplines with the purpose of creating a new work within a 2-week residency period. These groups are made up of both student and community artists. Each of the three works vary in length from 15-25 minutes. 

The nature of this festival is that it travels between West Bank buildings and locations. Following the performances, there will be a reception in the Barbara Barker Center for Dance lobby with food, drinks, and a chance to mingle with the artists.

Saturday, April 13 at 4:00pm
Starts at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance.
RSVP here.

Artists: Alana Horton, Amital Shaver, Hannah MacKenzie-Margulies, Ella Kooyer, Merit Thursday, Ren Edson, Jacquelyn Fay, and Sudarsna Mukund 
MC/Host: Orren Fen
Stylized Photographer: Louise Ramberg 

Come support these local artists by witnessing, discussing, and experiencing their brand-new works of art!
As always, reach out to us at makemagnify@gmail.com if you have any questions! 

Location Info

Barbara Barker Center for Dance
500 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Talia Marcus
makemagnify@gmail.com
708-968 - 0680

Pointed Humor features the highly-anticipated choreographies of two guest choreographers and old friends of the company. Shohei Iwahama (former James Sewell Ballet dancer and current member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo) brings an expansive group work that emanates curiosity, play, and kinship. Michael Walters returns with his fourth choreographic commission for James Sewell Ballet with a passionate duet, at moments both gritty and gentle.

This remarkable evening includes two Sewell works: a new sextet that blends classical and contemporary ballet within Bach’s Concerto for Violin & Oboe; and a remount of Doo-Be-Doo, which combines high-energy playful antics with stunning technical feats.

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm

The approximate run time of the event is 105 minutes with a fifteen minute intermission.

Discount code: JSB invites all who are a part of the Minnesota dance community to join us at the O’Shaughnessy this weekend, with discount code FRIENDOFJSB for $25 tickets!

Location Info

The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
612-672-0480
website

Contact Info

Deirdre Murnane
deirdre@jsballet.org
612-672-0480

Join us for Reel Imaginings, a presentation of short films created by MotionArt director/choreographer Pam Gleason in collaboration with cinematographers Guy Wagner, Nate Gebhard, Adam Tapper, and the many multi-generational movers of MotionArt! Whether exploring humor in the mundane, suspending disbelief in unfolding absurdities, or meandering down a waterway, these films offer a fun and captivating viewing experience for people of all ages.

Total film time: 70 minutes. Informal reception following the films. Refreshments and special treats provided by Little Bettina’s.

Saturday, April 20
7:00pm – Doors open
7:30pm – Film showing: Evergreen, Last Chance, Currents, Afloat
Tickets

Sunday, April 21
2:30pm – Doors open
3:00pm – Film showing: Evergreen, Last Chance, Currents, Afloat
Tickets

Ticket Fees
General – $22
Seniors and Students – $17
Children – $12
Pay as you can is available by emailing us at info@motionartmn.org.

Join us at the Center for Performing Arts. Free on-street parking, and free parking in the lots of Lake Country School (3755 Pleasant Ave) and Venture Academy (3800 Pleasant Ave).

Location Info

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-821-9202
website

Contact Info

Pam Gleason
info@motionartmn.org

One weekend only! Collide Theatrical Dance Company presents Broadway Dancin’ at the Luminary Arts Center on April 20 and 21.

In this high-energy cabaret, Collide dancers will take you on a journey through a celebration of New York City and Broadway. The show will feature numbers from some of your favorite Broadway hits, including West Side Story, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, and more!

Join us as we explore some of the most influential dance musicals that helped shape Broadway’s history.

Saturday, April 20 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21 at 2:00pm

Tickets available online or by calling 651-395-7903, ext. 701. For group discounts and questions, please email Grace@collidetheatrical.org.

Location Info

Luminary Arts center
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
6513957903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
Grace@collidetheatrical.org
6513957903

The SugarBush Sound Garden comes to Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes as part of the annual Earth Day Celebration, featuring a roving site-specific movement score by dancers Erika Hansen, Suzette Gilreath, and Sarah Baumert, with live roving musical accompaniment by the Free Range Orchestra & Choir and a Carnival Song from Blue Lady and her Love Butterflies.

Saturday, April 20
12:00-4:00pm

This free family-friendly event will also feature a Dakota Language Scavenger Hunt with storyteller and poet Lisa Yankton, art-making activities, and an eco-fair.

The SugarBush Sound Garden is an outdoor, self-guided sound and performance installation featuring 40+ independent speakers, each playing a different part of the whole piece of music, spread throughout the “Nature Play” area of the park. Composed, designed, and directed by JG Everest.

The Sugar Bush Sound Garden is presented by Anoka County Library, through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund, and Anoka County Parks.

Location Info

Wargo Nature Center
7701 Main St
Lino Lakes, MN 55038

website

Contact Info

James Everest
james@waveletscreative.org
6128798676

April 22-27, 2024
At The Southern Theater.

The CANDY BOX Dance Festival is a week-long dynamic sampling of featured performances, master classes, and in-progress showings, hosted by ARENA DANCES and presented April 22-27, 2024 at The Southern Theater. The CANDY BOX Dance Festival features both emerging and established choreographers, Happy Hour work-in-progress performances, and dance class offerings.

Dance Classes – April 22-26, 4:00-5:15pm on The Southern Theater stage
Monday – Paula Mann
Tuesday- Sana Bangoura of Duniya Drum and Dance
Wednesday – jess pretty
Thursday – Tristan Koepke
Friday – Kaitlyn Hawkins
Tickets: $10 for single class or $25 for 5-class pass.

Happy Hour Showings – April 22-26, 5:30-6:30pm
Monday – Shannon Hartle Dolan, Kaitlyn Hawkins and Alicia Steeves
Tuesday – Kayla Schiltgen
Wednesday – Amez Dance
Thursday – Duniya Drum and Dance
Friday – Penelope Freeh
Tickets: Suggested $12 donation or $25 for pass to all Happy Hour showings; pay-as-able at door only.

Featured Artists Performances – April 25-27, 7:30pm
Tristan Koepke
Paula Mann/Time Track Productions
jess pretty

Tickets:
Before April 23: $20 online in advance; $18 student/senior.
After April 23: $27 online and at the door; $20 student/senior discount.
Saturday, April 27 at 2:00pm is pay-as-able, only at the box office.

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

website

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
arenadances@gmail.com

The Taja Will Ensemble presents:

Dearest Liberator, DISASTER! DISASTER! DISASTER! is a moment to metabolize climate catastrophe. Our queer Latine squad of contemporary avatars deliver a dark comedy, call to action, and awareness. We pack our “go bags” and practice all the survival strategies we’ve ever trained and retained. All the elemental energies are invited at once, WATER, AIR, FIRE, EARTH, moon, ghost, catastrophe, compost, restoration and diaspora ancestors. We call to action vibrational awareness of ecosystem solidarity, and elemental sovereignty.

Created and performed by Marisol Herling, Eric M.C. Gonzalez, Margaret Ogas and Taja Will

Performances
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30
​Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 – ​with ASL interpretation
​Friday, April 26 at 7:30
Saturday, April 27 at 5:00
Doors open 20 minutes before performances.

Tickets
30 seats per performance: 20 seats on pre-sale, 10 at the door each night – they are going fast!
Our tickets ​have a sliding scale price of ​$15-50, with a suggested price of $25.

Email directly with access needs or purchase tickets and fill out questionnaire at the end with access and accomodation support.

Location Info

Red Eye Theater
2213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

website

Contact Info

Taja Will
tajawill@gmail.com

We would like to invite the educators in our community and their students to attend this special event!

TU Dance is providing an educational performance featuring THREAT, a company project with choreography by Yusha-Marie Sorzano and other concepts and elements of the art form of dance. Our 10 dancers (including 5 dancers from TU Dance’s CULTIVATE, trainee program) welcome you to experience the connective power of dance. This educational performance is only available to students enrolled in schools throughout the district.

Thursday, April 25
10:30-11:25am
At The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University.
Cost: $3.50
For more information about THREAT and to register, click here.

TU Dance educational performance featuring THREAT is provided thanks to a generous grant provided by the Saint Paul Foundation and Bigelow Foundation.

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-724-9708
website

Contact Info

Canaan Mattson
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708

THREAT is an evening-length work choreographed by TU Dance Guest Artist Yusha-Marie Sorzano.

THREAT is a concert dance theater work that aims to provoke an interrogation of the roles we play as individuals and communities in hierarchies. The work posits that hierarchies have the power to control our behavior and infiltrate our thoughts, even when no authority is present to enforce the rules. Using a physical language and soundscape that fuses multicultural traditions and styles of the West and the African Diaspora, this social exploration invites audiences into a modern narrative that speaks to the universal experience of authority, obedience, and rebellion.

Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm

Purchase Tickets
Adult: $40
Student/Senior: $30
St. Kate’s Student: $5
Subscription information can be found here.

TU Dance is one of four dance companies participating in the pilot program The O’Shaughnessy Dance Cohort.

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

website

Contact Info

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez
info@tudance.org
651-724-9708

Last chance for now! Don’t miss this opportunity to join Minnesota Dance Theatre for the company’s parting performances.

Witness the Minnesota premiere of And yet here we are, by Seattle based choreographer Nia-Amina Minor. This piece, originally created on Pacific Northwest Ballet, lives in an imaginative space propelled by rhythm. Set to a soundscape that is both turbulent and reflective, this work urgently explores what is and the possibilities of what could be.

The performance is rounded out by world premieres from local choreographer Javan Mngrezzo, MDT company member Zachary Tuazon, and MDT Interim Artistic Director Elayna Waxse. With music from Chopin to jazz to indie rock, this program displays the diversity and power of our remarkable dancers.

Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm – pay as able
Saturday, May 4 at 8:00pm
Sundays, May 5 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 10 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $32. Student: $20.

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

website

Contact Info

Elayna Waxse
elayna.waxse@mndance.org
612-338-0627
dancer in a pink and white tutu performs a back attitude on pointe.

Coppélia in Paris, a family-friendly show, is Twin Cities Ballet’s fun twist on the world’s most famous ballet comedy. Set in 1920s Paris, the ballet mixes humor and incredible dancing. The story moves between “real life” company scenes and traditional dances of Coppélia, showing how life sometimes imitates art… or is it the other way around?

Saturday, May 11 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00pm
At the Ames Center.

Tickets from $32.50, available at twincitiesballet.org/tickets.

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4685
website

Contact Info

Denise or Rick Vogt
info@TwinCitiesBallet.org
952-452-3163

Join us for Sadhana, Katha Dance Theatre’s annual school showcase, as we celebrate a year’s worth of hard work by our dedicated students! All are welcome. KDT students are educated in the Lucknow school of Kathak, the North Indian classical dance form characterized by pirouettes and rhythmic footwork. KDT is the only Kathak company and dance school in Minnesota, and it is led by a leading proponent of the art form: guru Rita Mustaphi. This performance is a low-cost opportunity to see high-quality, authentic Kathak dance following the teachings of the legendary Kathak master Pandit Birju Maharaj, Rita Mustaphi’s guru.

Sadhana will take place on May 11, 2024.
The show will start promptly at 4:00pm and run through approximately 6:40.

Tickets are available below, or in-person at the door on the day of the performance. Please note that prices online are slightly raised to include a processing fee. Please email info@kathadance.org with any accessibility requests and we will work to meet your needs!
Adult: $15
Student/Youth/Senior (62+): $10

Location Info

Sadhana 2024
Hopkins High School
2400 Royals Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

website

Contact Info

Rita Mustaphi
info@kathadance.org

Please join us for the premiere of our new dance film Mamko Moja L’uba at our kickoff event!

Featuring dancers Sarah McCullough and Amanda Sachs, this work explores our relationship with matrilineal lineage through the use of folk and contemporary dance vocabulary. In addition to the film, Alexandra Bodnarchuk will premiere a new solo work-in-process.

Social hour, light refreshments, and signature sodas provided.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 10!

May 11
6:00-8:00pm
At Doma Dance Theater Studio.

Location Info

Doma Dance Theater Studio
528 Hennepin Ave
Suite 302
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Alexandra Bodnarchuk
domadancetheater@gmail.com