C.L.U.E. – Collide Theatrical

Collide Theatrical Dance Company presents C.L.U.E. at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis through March 10, 2024.

Welcome to Mystery Mansion, where murder and blackmail are on the menu for this evening’s dinner party. Was it the butler in the bedroom with the knife? Or perhaps the maid in the parlor with the candlestick holder?  

Get ready as Collide brings its unique blend of dance theater to a murder mystery. Only this time – you, the audience – get to choose the ending! Who will it be? Where? With what weapon? The verdict is in your hands. 

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

Red Eye Presents: VASTNESSESS by Valerie Oliveiro

VASTNESSESS is an evening-length dance work by performance maker Valerie Oliveiro. Conceived during unprecedented time, the piece searches for possibility. The dance finds support through, and relishes in, deep patterning—while accepting the sometimes bizarre coexistences of our current experiences. Techniques are passed down for centuries, birds migrate over great distances over thousands of years, dances move through thousands of bodies on the internet, and there are habitual ways to get off.

The choreography explores vastness at many scales—from durations that span beyond a single lifetime, to the feeling of expansion that may arise from the smallest places in the body. In VASTNESSESS, vernaculars may pass by, get picked up, come apart, walk alongside, or arrive at the same time. Form sets, then resets. Simultaneously we witness the beauty, the labor, and the journey of grief. Dance is devotion, dance is loss, and then—dance is stunningly available.

March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
All shows at 7:30 pm

Choreography, lighting, sound design: Valerie Oliveiro
Created with and performed by: Sam Johnson, Judith H Shuǐ Xiān, and Pramila Vasudevan
Guests: Emily Gastineau and Jennifer Monson
Environmental treatment and fabrication: Jess Kiel-Wornson
Liminal space technician: matt regan
Bosslady catchall: Jeffrey Wells
Writing vectors: Emily Gastineau (on devotion), Rachel Jendrzejewski (on deep pattern), Marcela Michelle (on queer versatility), and aegor ray (on grief)

Tickets: $25. No one turned away for lack of funds.
If cost is a barrier, please email boxoffice@redeyetheater.org for discount ticket options.

Immigrants: Dancing Our Stories – One Night Only

Immigrants: Dancing Our Stories is a performance that represents some of the stories that have had a large impact on the North American scene, individually and collectively. The show brings forward our culture, our influence, our work. We all came with a dream and a vision for a better life. This project is in the process of collecting videos, interviews, and performances of featured artists who are immigrants to the United States. This is the first in a series of events. Stay tuned for upcoming calls for artists (dancers, visual artists, musicians, singers…) and performances. Come see what it’s about!

Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Purchase tickets online.

See you there! – Ginga da Bahia

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks Informal Showing

Hatch Dance and HoneyWorks invite you to an open rehearsal on Friday, March 1 of their upcoming premiere, “In C” (working title). Celebrating the return of Live @ The Shed for its fourth year, Hatch, Ahlgren, and the 18-dancer cast welcome the community to take an intimate peek at our creative process as we culminate our 3-weeks of development with Terry Riley’s masterful composition, “In C”.

Rehearsal on March 1 will take place at the Cowles Center’s Studio 2B from 11:30-3:00pm.

For those interested in observing our rehearsal, please join us from 11:30am-1:00pm. You are welcome to come and go as needed while we work.

For those interested in observing a run of the piece, please plan to arrive between 1:15-1:30pm so we can promptly begin the run-through at 1:30pm. A short Q&A will follow, with a hard stop at 3:00pm.

Thank you!

Christopher Watson Dance Company Presents ALIGHT

Christopher Watson Dance Company (CWDC) presents ALIGHT, a showcase of modern concert dance.

Guest artists include Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company, KASM Dance Collective, Ray Terrill Dance Group, Thern Anderson, and Erin Thompson. Accompaniment for the dances includes selections from Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Yo-Yo Ma, J.S. Bach, local singer/songwriter Matt Marka of Ada Jane, “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith, and poetry by Muriel Rukeyser.

CWDC embraces the diverse and multigenerational composition of its artists whose ages range from 20-something to 70-something. This is the company’s thirty-third season of performances.

Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 2 at 5:00pm

Crash Dance Productions: Domino

It’s only a matter of time before they all fall down, one by one.

Growing tension stacks onto high drama as the visceral ensemble blindly selects who among them undertakes the role of The Con. When identities collide, the 13 unique personalities clash as a story of hierarchy, vulnerability, and influence develops in real time. Anyone could be the villain. No one knows who it will be. And every performance will be different.

Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm
Tickets: $35, fees included.

Sunday, March 3, 2:00pm
Tickets: Pay-as-you-are. Market value: $35, fees included.

Puss in Boots

Everyone’s favorite charismatic cat pounces off the page and onto the stage for a balletic re-imagination of Puss in Boots. Adventure with our fearless feline in an attempt to get a paw up in the world.

Puss in Boots is specially created for our youngest audience members – toddlers and preschoolers. With a pre-show craft, 45-minute performance, post-show movement class, and a chance to meet a few kittens from Feline Rescue, it’s the purrrfect event for the entire family.

Warning – tomfoolery guaranteed!

Choreographed by: Anna Betz, part of Ballet Co.Laboratory’s Laboratory II: Emerging Choreographer Program
Performed by: The upper-level students of The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

March 2–3 and 9–10:
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 and 6:00pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 and 6:00pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00pm

Tickets
Adults: $30
Seniors: $28
Children/Students: $25
Groups of 10+ tickets to the same performance: $25

Dance Party at Communal Studio

Free 21+ dance parties on the first Saturday of each month at Communal Studio!

Saturday, March 2
7:00-10:00pm
No need to sign up. Show up and shake your groove thang.

Communal Studio is a collective space for rent for the community to take and offer classes, workshops, and events. The space is 1200 square feet and includes a spacious entryway with coat hooks and shoe storage, a 629 square feet studio with dimmable lights, ceiling fans, mirrors on 2 walls, barres on 3 walls, a sound system with aux jack, and a back area with a bathroom, storage room, 2 sinks, and a mini fridge. What would you like to take? What would you like to offer?

Check out all of our offerings.

Class Links
Una’s Yoga and Hip Hop Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays
Kake’s or Cait’s Barre Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Natalie’s Qigong Class – Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Addy’s Breath and Body Retreat – Saturday, March 9
Erolyn’s Spring Invocation Workshop – Saturday, March 16

Coming Soon
Yoga with Molly Bartho – Thursdays starting March 7, 7:00pm
Sound Bowl Healing with Royce Vagnier – Sundays starting March 24, 7:00pm

Dance Community Town Hall Regarding Goodale Theater Closing

A call to action for all Minnesota dance community members to organize!

Town Hall
Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm
Woman’s Club of Minnesota – Ballroom
Calling: Anyone and everyone invested in the future of Minnesota dance, movement, and performance!
Please RSVP here by March 1.

Join us as we chart a path forward to ensure the resilience and vitality of our local dance scene. This meeting will be attended by Ben Johnson, Minneapolis Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and city officials. The purpose is for the dance community to provide directed options from the recently circulated survey findings to discuss supportive ways the city can in turn support the local dance community upon the news of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts closure of the Goodale Theater and its Educational Outreach Programs.

If unable to attend in person, you are invited to participate via Zoom. A link will be provided at a later date. Your virtual presence is highly valued.

Thank you to Kevin Winge of The Woman’s Club for the generous gift of the space to convene. The Woman’s Club is located near Loring Park. Please enter the building under the green canopy. An accessible entrance is located to the left of the main stairs. There is free parking in the lot adjacent to The Woman’s Club. Additional options for parking include street parking on Oak Grove and 15th Streets, a parking garage at Walker Art Center, and metered parking at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Additionally, carpooling and ride-sharing with Lyft and Uber are encouraged.

Black Label Movement – Movers Make Show

Come join the launch of our inaugural Movers Make Season. Movers Make is an exciting new dance incubator that features seven premieres by dance makers from Black Label Movement’s uniquely athletic and ballistic movement community. Experience fresh takes on our wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, and intellectually and emotionally engaging movement aesthetic!

Featuring choreography from Aubrey Clark, Hannah Albers, Rachel Lieberman, Anna Pinault, Javan Mngrezzo, Cheng Xiong, and Kaitlyn Hawkings.

March 8 at 7:30pm
March 9 at 2:00pm
March 9 at 7:30pm

All tickets are pay-what-you-want.