CHACONNE – encore performance

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.

SOLO: Six World-Premiere Dance Films On Demand

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.

The Joffrey Ballet: Of Mice and Men Rehearsal and Artist Q&A

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.

Twin Cities Ballet Free Season Preview Performance

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

Performance in the Gallery: HIJACK and J.H. SHUǏ XIĀN at Rochester Art Center

See

HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon + Arwen Wilder) and J.H. Shuǐ Xiān

perform dances within the enormous space and crowded company of paintings, sculpture, video and installation art, as part of the exhibition The Human Scale curated by HAIR+NAILS at Rochester Art Center.

This one time only performance will be a strolling audience event about an hour long.

Free with gallery admission ($5).

DECADANCE: Featuring Duniya Drum & Dance and Rhythmically Speaking

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.

Swing Out

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.

Pop-Up FALL Sound Garden on West River Parkway

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.

Ananya Dance Theatre: Dastak – The Film

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.

James Sewell Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Retrospective

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.