Cassandra’s Zoom Cabaret: Spring Has Sprung!

Let our dancers put a little spring in your step when they perform for you.

Join Cassandra and fellow dancers Alana, Lauren, Megan, and Mirah Ammal in celebration of new beginnings and warmer weather.

Spring Has Sprung!

Show begins on your screen at 7:00pm CT, and only one reservation per home is needed.

Payment in advance is required by 12:00pm CT, the day of the show.

TCB Presents Mini Ruby Slippers In Person and Virtual

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to present a live miniature one-hour version of our new ballet, The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet.

TCB’s fresh reimagining of the iconic tale features an original adapted storyline, musical compilation, and choreography that ingeniously blends ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance styles. Join Dorothy and her friends for this fun and approachable family-friendly event!

In-person theater capacity is limited, and masks are required. You can also watch from the safety and comfort of your own home with our livestream option!

TCB’s Mini Ruby Slippers
Saturday, April 24 at 2:00pm
In-person at Lakeville Area Arts Center and livestream from anywhere in the world!
$12-$15

Tickets are on sale now! http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

Don’t Miss TCB’S The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to present our new original dance film, The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet.  Professionally filmed onstage at Ames Center, TCB’s fresh reimagining of the iconic tale features an original adapted storyline, musical compilation, and choreography that ingeniously blends ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance styles. Join Dorothy and her friends for this fun and approachable family-friendly event!

Three great opportunities to experience the ballet:

1) Mother’s Day Livestreeam Fundraising Event: Sunday, May 9 at 2:00pm

This is the premiere of the film!  While there is no cost to attend this special livestream event, we are asking and hoping for donations to help support TCB and keep it strong and vibrant. Covid-19 has caused TCB substantial financial harm, and we are so grateful for any and all donations. 

2) On-Demand Digital Streaming: May 13 – 16

We are also offering on-demand streaming of the film Thursday, May 13, through Sunday, May 16. During this time, you can view the film as many times as you like for a nominal one-time fee of just $40 per household. 

3) Special VIP Offer to Attend the Filming in Person: May 5 – 6

TCB is offering a limited number of special VIP passes that will give a unique “behind-the-scenes” look at the filming process for this new, original video production! Become a 2021 sponsor of Twin Cities Ballet at the Director Level or higher ($2500+) on or before May 3, and you can receive a special VIP Pass that permits up to 4 individuals in the same household to view the filming process in person at Ames Center on Wednesday and Thursday, May 5 and 6.  A one-of-a-kind opportunity! 

 

Refresh: The Space in Between a Screen and a Body

From April 26 through July 1.

The exhibition is accessible online as a series of videos recording the performances and the virtual reality artwork. A virtual panel discussion with the artists, curator and tech team will be 6–7:00pm, Thursday, June 24.

Access the videos and virtual panel discussion at metrostate.edu/arts/gordon-parks-gallery.

Refresh: The Space in Between A Screen and A Body exhibit brings immersive virtual reality experience to Metropolitan State Gordon Parks Gallery in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Refresh: The Space in Between A Screen and A Body examines ways in which we embody virtual spaces and digital technology. This two-person exhibition at Metropolitan State University’s Gordon Parks Gallery features Karst, a virtual reality artwork by new media artist Snow Yunxue Fu, and original choreography by dancer/visual artist Lela Pierce.

Continental Ballet Company’s Video on Demand: Spring 2021

Continental Ballet Company is offering a virtual performance for spring 2021.

See backstage scenes and preparation for a performance, as well as excerpts from the ballet Swan Lake.

Tickets are $28 per household.

We are anxious to get back to live performances but until then, we hope you enjoy this virtual event.

Live Spring Dance Party with Cassandra on Zoom

Spring is the perfect time to dance! Cassandra invites you to join her for an online dance party that will keep you moving and smiling!

This event is live on Zoom where you get to dance in the comfort of your own home with other online party goers as well as Cassandra herself, the DJ and host.

Please visit jawaahir.org/Events to make your easy $5 registration by 12:00pm the day of the party in order to get your Zoom invitation.

Freddie—Break Free! A Ballet in the Making

Join the artists of Freddie—Break Free! for a behind-the-scenes documentary surrounding the creative process of this new rock ballet. Get a glimpse at rehearsal footage, filmed at the Ballet Co.Laboratory studios prior to COVID-19, along with interviews with artists and more.

Registration for this virtual showing ends two hours before the show begins. A ticket from this event will give you access to a virtual stream for this show.

Northrop Presents RUBBERBAND

RUBBERBAND
Online premiere: Thursday, April 8, 7:30pm CDT
Performance available on demand through Thursday, April 15, 11:59pm CDT

Vic’s Mix
Mixed repertory program, spanning RUBBERBAND’S nineteen years!

Artist Q&A following the performance

“Three points of contact” defines choreographer and RUBBERBAND founder Victor Quijada’s work and style as an unusually difficult yet expressive and highly athletic dance form that connects dancers to the stage, or each other, with three body parts. The three points describe his technique and also Quijada’s trio of cultures: Mexican heritage, Los Angeles upbringing, and French-Canadian residency. Vic’s Mix extracts notable works from Quijada’s extensive repertory as both a classically trained dancer and b-boy performer in a humorous yet thoughtful program filled with dance theater and both classical and original music.

Exploring the Enchantment

The Cowles Center and Minnesota Dance Theatre Artistic Director Lise Houlton look back at previous productions of The Enchantment and provide a discussion of themes from the classic fairy tale “Twelve Dancing Princesses,” which inspired the production. How do those themes resonate in today’s world? Is this a harmless enchantment, a means of escape, or something bewitchingly dark and dangerous?

Registration for this virtual showing ends two hours before the show begins. A ticket from this event will give you access to a virtual stream for this show.

Northrop Presents Bharatanatyam and Yoga: A Shared Connection

Northrop Presents
Bharatanatyam and Yoga: A Shared Connection
Monday, April 19, 5:00-6:00pm CDT
At Northrop, with a livestream option available.
FREE and open to the public, registration required.

As an art form, Bharatanatyam demands the conscious understanding of body, mind and spirit; this often translates as the balance of multiple qualities within each movement: strength and flexibility, inner relaxation and focus. Ultimately, both Bharatanatyam and yoga ask the practitioner to find their inner divinity in order to transcend the distractions and obstacles of the physical world.

This free, in-person and virtual workshop begins with an introduction by Ragamala’s Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, followed by an all-levels yoga practice led by Aaron Asmundson, Program Director for Leadership Enrichment Programs at the University of Minnesota. Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes, or join from the comfort of your home.