CHACONNE – encore performance!

We are back by popular demand. This performance is part of the End of Summer Splash! by Green Minneapolis.

Dancer and choreographer Yuki Tokuda creates live performance with violinist Natsuki Kumagai (MN Orchestra) at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. Tokuda’s choreography on J.S Bach’s Chaconne expresses that there is always a hope during dark times and after sorrow.

Choreographer – Yuki Tokuda
Violin – Natsuki Kumagai
Dancers – Hannah Benditt, Jarod Boltjes, Ashley Chin-Mark, Andrew Lester, Hettie Stern, Yuki Tokuda

Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30pm

Rain or shine.
Free to the public.

Location Info

Peavey Plaza
1101 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

website

Contact Info

Yuki Tokuda
yuki.tokuda@hotmail.com

Each year, three exceptional Minnesota dance artists receive the coveted honor of a McKnight Dancer Fellowship. SOLO celebrates the 2018 and 2019 recipients with new works expressly tailored for these exceptional performers. The result is an evening of six fascinating world premieres. In 2021, these solos exist as dance films.

SOLO will include some captioning in Spanish and English.

SOLO Fellows and their commissioned Choreographers include:

  • Renée Copeland – Choreographer: Erika Bettin, Italy
  • Sharon Mansur – Co-directors: Yara Boustany, Lebanon; Andrea Shaker, MN; Mette Loulou van Kohl, NY
  • Yeniel “Chini” Perez Domenech – Choreographer: Ephrat Asherie, NY
  • Erin Thompson – Choreographer: Bebe Miller, OH
  • Joseph “MN Joe” Tran – Choreographer: Rudi Goblen, FL
  • Elayna Waxse – Choreographer: Bobbi Jene Smith, NY

The Cowles Center and the McKnight Foundation’s Artist Fellowships Program present SOLO as part of The Cowles Center’s 21/22 Season.

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20, fees included
Date: September 22, 2021  Time: 12:00 am
Date: September 25, 2021  Time: 12:00 am

Today, September 22
4:30PM, livestream

FREE and open to the public.
Registration required.

Experience a rare glimpse into the studios of The Joffrey Ballet during a livestream rehearsal of the highly anticipated world premiere Of Mice and Men.

Enjoy this first look into Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s tender tale of friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice, with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Thomas Newman. Following the rehearsal, stay online to learn more about this new work during the Artist Q&A.

This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.

Location Info

Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Marsha Walker
northrop@umn.edu
Four dancers form a circle in back attitude, each holding onto foot of the dancer in front of them.

Come celebrate Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota’s new season and welcome its new professional company members and apprentices! Learn about the exciting performances coming up this season, meet and mingle with the Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers, and watch a preview performance by the company!

There will be many opportunities for you to support TCB throughout the night, including a silent auction, handmade items for sale, and information about tickets for upcoming performances.

FREE and open to the public!

Families, friends, supporters, and the curious are all welcome!

Saturday, September 25
7:00-9:00pm

Location Info

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

Denise Vogt
info@twincitiesballet.org
952-452-3163

This year at The Cowles Center, we are eating our dessert first!

In honor of our tenth anniversary, please join us as we celebrate a decade of dance with the decadence of desserts, all while raising $75,000 to expand our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiatives!

DECADANCE will feature desserts by Eat Street’s farm-to-table landmark The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen and drinks from nightlife hotspot Gold Room Restaurant & Bar (including a one-of-a-kind anniversary cocktail and mocktail), as well as short and sweet performances by Rhythmically Speaking and Duniya Drum & Dance Companyplus a special announcement that will celebrate our amazing local dance talent. In case you were wondering, DECADANCE is not a gala-style event, which means no formal dress code. Be yourself!

RSVP: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/tickets/decadance

Virtual tickets include the performance program without refreshments.

Covid19: Effective September 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in our theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

website

Contact Info

Mary Meyers
mary.meyers@artspace.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $25-$100
Date: October 1, 2021  Time: 5:00 pm

Featuring choreography by Caleb Teicher, Evita Arce, Latasha Barnes, Nathan Bugh, and Macy Sullivan.
With live music performed by Eyal Vilner Big Band.

Celebrate the roots of Swing and Lindy Hop in America—join Swing Out for an all-out dance party on the Northrop stage and plaza!

Acclaimed choreographer and rising star Caleb Teicher and friends Eyal Vilner (composer), Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh, LaTasha Barnes, and Macy Sullivan are creating Swing Out to bring the best of swing dance to the stage. This immersive dance party is a culmination of Swing Out’s 2020-21 residency that included a month-long Artistic Exchange, a Solo-Jazz Dance class, a Meet the Artists panel, and a Spotlight Series discussion: Identities and Creative Processes, celebrating the passion and power of the African-American born dance form—the Lindy Hop. Experience the ensemble’s dance and music on stage and then join in a second-act “dance jam” on the Northrop Plaza!

This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.

Location Info

Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Marsha Walker
northrop@umn.edu

Dancers Leslie O’Neill, Megan Mayer, Sarah Baumert, and Erika Hansen perform their site-specific, roving, durational movement scores across a three-acre site along West River Parkway as part of composer/director JG Everest’s immersive FALL Sound Garden sound and performance installation event.

The roving movement scores will begin by 1:00pm and will come and go throughout the space until 4:00pm.

The third of four seasonal “pop-up” Sound Garden events along West River Parkway in 2021, the FALL Sound Garden features layers of site-specific dance, music, poetry, and visual art among some of the oldest trees in Minneapolis.

Sound Gardens are designed as durational, self-guided experiences intended for audience to connect more meaningfully to a particular place and the natural world. The spatial sound score and live dance and musical elements are meant to accompany the sounds and physical elements that are already there – the birds, the trees, the wind, the leaves. Audiences are encouraged to both circulate and linger at their own pace, following their own impulses for what to pay attention to.

Saturday, October 2
12:00-4:00pm
Free admission, but reservations required

Limited capacity.

Contact Info

James Everest
info@waveletscreative.org

Premieres Friday, October 8, 2021 at 7:30pm CT.
Available on-demand through October 15, 2021.

This dance film of Ananya Dance Theatre’s work, Dastakthe Farsi word for “knockings,” traces the knockings of global injustices on our hearts in four short sections: EarthWaterFire, and Air.

Each section is a meditation on stories of borders, boundaries, loss, belonging, home and liberation, and echoes the subtitle created by writer Sharon Brigforth — I Wish You Me — indicating the cross-generational love that has carried communities through difficult migrations. Filmmaker Darren Johnson captures these elemental journeys against the varied landscape of MniSota Makoce, ranging from post-Uprising scorched ruins in Minneapolis to tall prairie grasslands of Battle Creek Park, as the dancers pay tribute to the layered history of this land.

Choreographed by Ananya Chatterjea and performed by the artists of Ananya Dance Theatre, this dance film also features the work of a powerful team of collaborators, notably writer and dramaturg Sharon Bridgforth and sound artists Spirit McIntyre and Dameun Strange.

Led by Artistic Director, Ananya Chatterjea, Ananya Dance Theatre is a company of cultural activists and BIPOC women, womxn, and femme artists who believe in the transformative power of dance.

Select your own price when purchasing, $0-$50. Please note: ticket revenue from this film screening will be shared with the artists.

This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.

Location Info

Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

website

Contact Info

Marsha Walker
northrop@umn.edu

Join us in celebrating a remarkable 30 years of James Sewell Ballet! Powerful performers showcase favorite gems from the past along with new hits, highlighting the company’s distinct voice and vision. This program will also feature a new dazzling work from Da’Rius Malone. Live musicians will accompany select works.

Covid-19:
Effective September 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in our theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles.

For more information about our health and safety guidelines, and for information about getting to The Cowles Center, click here.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

website

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20-$35
Date: October 16, 2021  Time: 7:00 pm
Date: October 17, 2021  Time: 2:00 pm

The seventh annual Twin Cities Tap Festival Concerts and Showcase shines a spotlight on the dynamic and ever-changing art of tap dance.

Thursday, October 21 – The first night of the Twin Cities Tap Festival kicks off with the annual showcase, featuring phenomenal local and emerging tap artists and ensembles, including this year’s Elite Tap Feet – some of the best teen tap dancers in Minnesota!

The Twin Cities Tap Festival celebrates the incredible breadth, depth, and artistry of the ever-evolving American art of tap dance. The Festival provides opportunities for dancers of all ages and abilities to participate in classes, workshops, and performances all centered around enhancing technique, expanding creativity, and experiencing this uniquely American art form. We aim to foster learning, inspiration, and innovation as well as provide a venue to showcase tap artists, companies, and choreographers.

Covid19: Effective September, 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in our theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

website

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20-$35, fees included
Date: October 21, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm

The Twin Cities Tap Festival (TCTF) celebrates the incredible breadth, depth, and artistry of the ever-evolving American art of tap dance. The seventh annual TCTF Concerts and Showcase shines a spotlight on the dynamic and ever-changing art of tap dance.

Friday and Saturday, October 22-23 – This year’s concert features live music accompanying the best in local and national tap artists, including Jumaane Taylor and Max Pollak!

Celebrating John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme with live jazz and tap dance, Jumaane Taylor’s Supreme Love displays the spiritual, artistic, and historical values that infuse human life, using a symbol of nature to transcend hope. Max Pollak will perform All in One, a solo performance of uniquely arranged drum rhythms, songs, dances, and stories that outline Pollak’s artistic evolution. All music is created live by Pollak, only using his body.

Covid19: Effective September 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in our theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

website

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20-$35, fees included
Date: October 22, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: October 23, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm
Dracula bares his fangs and sweeps his black cape dramatically.

Twin Cities Ballet’s premiere of Dracula will take place at Ames Center on October 27-28. This new ballet features an original story adaptation by TCB Artistic Director Denise Vogt based on the classic novel, and an original musical score written for this production by Minnesota composer Simon Sperl. Also featured in the evening are RED, a ballet inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale, and the premiere of a new Halloween-themed work choreographed by TCB company dancer Micah Chermak.

For Dracula, Vogt used the plot of the Gothic novel as a jumping off point to explore themes of social and physical isolation, mind control, fear, and seduction that permeate the novel, but reinvents the setting. “In this version, the Dracula character is in solitary confinement in a prison,” says Vogt. “It’s not your regular Dracula.” 

Twin Cities Ballet will also be performing Denise Vogt’s RED, an intellectually provocative and emotionally powerful ballet with an all-female cast. The evening is rounded off by the premiere of a new piece choreographed by Micah Chermak, featuring monsters, zombies, and athletic and powerful dancing.

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional ballet company located in the South Metro. Our mission is to make ballet approachable, relatable and fun through innovative, professional and original productions.

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Location Info

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-452-3163
website

Contact Info

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

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Ames Center
Email: info@ames-center.com
Phone: 952.895.4685
Price: $30-$40
Date: October 27, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: October 28, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm

Threads Dance Project emerges from the ashes of the pandemic to celebrate its tenth anniversary, premiering the film Out of the Ashes and new works by 2020 Tapestries Program choreographers Gabby Abram, Jennifer Pray, and Elayna Waxse.

Out of the Ashes honors those impacted by 9/11 and asks whether we can resurrect a better way of living. This film, along with the works premiered by Tapestries program choreographers, emerges Threads anew.

Covid19: Effective September 1, 2021, all visitors to the Cowles who are attending a performance/event in the theater spaces are required to show either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at least 14 days prior to the show or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance/event. Masks are required throughout the Cowles.

Location Info

The Cowles Center
Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

website

Contact Info

Elyse Chambers
echambers@thecowlescenter.org

Box Office Info

Box Office Contact: Alyssabeth Sandberg
Email: boxoffice@thecowlescenter.org
Price: $20-$30, fees included
Date: November 6, 2021  Time: 7:30 pm
Date: November 7, 2021  Time: 2:00 pm

Season tickets are now available for Collide Theatrical’s eighth season, as are individual show tickets! This season’s shows focus on the power of human connection, which is more important than ever after a year of loss, loneliness, and social isolation. Choose between tickets to all five shows, just the two mainstage shows, or just the three cabaret performances. For more about our season, click here. To buy individual show tickets, click the “purchase tickets” link next to each show.

Mainstage
Frankenstein – October 7-24, 2021 purchase tickets
Class of ’85 – April 7-May 1, 2022 purchase tickets

Cabaret Seires
Holiday Celebration – December 3-12, 2021 purchase tickets
Our Stories – January 21-30, 2022 purchase tickets
Romance: A Candlelight Cabaret – February 11-20, 2022 purchase tickets

The Benefits
Great Seats: Advance access to tickets (before the general public) allows us to place you in the BEST SEATS in the house.
Flexibility: Choose the shows you want to see when you want to see them. Free and easy ticket exchanges.*
Save Money: Save 15% off individual ticket prices.
Bring Your Friends: Your guests receive 10% off of tickets to their first Collide performance.
Special Invitations: Season subscribers receive exclusive access to performance receptions and behind-the-scenes events.

*48-hour notice required

Our subscribers receive guaranteed tickets for our limited-seating shows!

Location Info

Collide Theatrical
755 Prior Ave N
Ste 235H
St Paul, MN 55104
651-395-7903
website

Contact Info

Grace Kidder
admin@collidetheatrical.org