Floorwork: Conversations and Knowledge Sharing Potluck

Floorwork: a communal conversation and shared meal.

Every first Saturday! Floorwork was developed to hold conversations, knowledge sharing, and supportive space for dance artists and people who like to move.

The next Floorwork is:
Saturday, June 3
12:00-2:00pm – new time
RSVP by Thursday, June 1

This June Floorwork will focus on the question, “How do we improve our creative practice with thoughtful and critical feedback?” – conversation assisted by Arwen Wilder of Hijack. Conversation will be held over a communal meal – bring your own dish to share in our potluck! ARENA DANCES will supply beverages, plates, napkins, and utensils.

The SOTA Movement – Minnesota’s Street Dance Festival

The SOTA Movement – Minnesota’s Street Dance Festival

3 days and over 100 artists. Minnesota, national, and international!

Come join us for The SOTA Movement where artists, creators and supporters come together to celebrate dance, connections and culture. For more information and to reserve your tickets, go to www.sotamove.com!

Global Water Dances ~ Minneapolis 2023

Please come dance for clean water at our Global Water Dances – Minneapolis 2023

Saturday, June 10

To perform: Come at 12:30pm dressed in white (any shoes will do) to learn the worldwide dance.

To witness: Come to watch the performance (and wear anything you want)!

Summer Soiree Benefit for ARENA DANCES

Join us for a night of summer celebration!

Our roaring Summer Soiree will raise support for our upcoming world premiere of Erased Steps, coming to the historic Union Depot in downtown Saint Paul this August. A dance-theatre work, Erased Steps is inspired by visual artist Eve Sussman, a British-born American creator of film, video, installation, sculpture, and photography. The dancer’s relationships are gradually revealed through the work’s deft abstraction, incorporating dance, visual symbolism, and imaginative staging to an original score by local composer Zack Baltich.

The evening will be filled with 1920’s inspired bite-sized apps by Create Catering, libations, an experiential silent auction, fresh fashion by MartinPatrick 3…and an exclusive sneak peek of Erased Steps by ARENA DANCES!

Thursday, June 15, 6:00–9:00pm
at MartinPatrick 3
FREE to attend!
Includes appetizers and drinks, with performances by ARENA DANCES
RSVP by June 10.

Discover Dance Series

The Bloomington Center for the Arts presents the Discover Dance Series, June 15-17:
A weekend festival featuring performances by multiple local dance companies representing a wide range of styles aimed for an all-ages audience to discover and experience the joy and power of the art of dance!

Three evening performances featuring dances by Alternative Motion Project (modern), Concerto Dance (jazz), Continental Ballet Company (ballet) and Rhythm Street Movement (tap).

Thursday, June 15 – Saturday, June 17
Each evening will feature the same program.
Tickets: $25 for ages 12 and up; $15 for ages 11-6; free for ages 5 and under.

Master classes will be offered by each company at the BCA:
Saturday, June 17: 1:00-3:30pm
Free with a ticket to the performance, or $10.
Participants can choose up to 2 classes with options in an open level format or master classes geared for more experienced dancers. Classes are open to participants ages 12 through adult. Register online through the ticket site or at the Info Desk day of the event. Participants under 18 need a guardian-signed waiver.

More information – look for Discover Dance Series under the “Guest Performers” tab.

Dance Projects by ME Presents Migration Stories

Dance Projects by ME presents Migration Stories, a collection of unique and sacred stories honoring the transformational experiences of ten artists. This collaborative performance was developed from the Movement as Language Dance Program, where community members were guided through movement exercises and encouraged to develop their own choreography as a way of storytelling. When words are not enough, movement becomes our common language.

The piece examines migration from our unique perspectives. Every human experiences migration in one way or another – for some movers the migration experience is literal, moving from one country to another, for others it is a recovery from an accident, the transition to parenthood, or their relationship to a butterfly migrating from Mni Sota to Mexico. We invite you to witness with compassion our vulnerable memories that seek to speak.

Price: $20

June 16 at 7:30pm
June 17 at 1:30pm – Pay as able
June 17 at 7:30pm

Two by Two – Live Music and Dance Performance

Join us for one of the two special nights of two pianos and two dancers! The dynamic program will feature two-piano works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and John Adams.

Choreographer, Dancer – Yuki Tokuda and Shohei Iwahama
Piano – Rie Tanaka and Koki Sato

Suite No.2 Op.17 for Two Pianos by Sergei Rachmaninov
Random Bird Variations Op.23 by Takashi Yoshimatsu
Hallelujah Junction by John Adams
By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey an Hawkes company, publisher, and copyright owner.

Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00pm

Adult: $20
Under 18 years: $15
At the door: $25

Any additional donations will be greatly appreciated here.

DanceCo Presents Dance Around Minnesota

After a three-year pandemic slumber, DanceCo returns to the stage with a series of free, interactive, family-friendly outdoor performances. Meet Paul Bunyan and Babe, and be ready to join the dancers onstage as we learn facts about Minnesota in movement and fun! 

This show will begin with a short kid-focused workshop to move and learn the interactive parts of the show, followed by a 45-minute performance with opportunities to join the dancers onstage!

You will learn about Minnesota’s history, move, and have a great time! Fun for ages 3-103, guaranteed—or you can get your money back! Come to one show, or come to all!

Saturday, June 24, 2023
Performances at 10:00am and 11:30am
Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave W. St. Paul, MN 55103

Saturday, July 1, 2023
Performances at 10:00am and 11:30am
Minnehaha Falls Park Pavilion, 4825 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Saturday, July 8, 2023
Performances at 10:00am and 11:30am
Raspberry Island, 2 Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN 55107

Saturday, July 15, 2023
Performances at 10:00am and 11:30am
The Downtown Commons, 425 Portland Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55415

To learn about DanceCo and our professional artists, go to: www.DanceCoMN.com

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective at Icehouse MPLS

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective inspires audiences through its passionate and soulful expressions of flamenco music and dance alongside special guest artists. This is part of TCFC’s monthly residency at Icehouse MPLS.

Our special guest in June is internationally acclaimed dancer and singer La Conja from NYC.
Sunday, June 25 at 5:00pm

La Conja – Flamenco dancer and singer; Special Guest from NYC
Bobby “El Eléctrico” – TCFC, Percussionist
Eva Makiko – TCFC, Flamenco dancer
Raquel del Bosque – Flamenco dancer, Special Guest
Ross “El Vecino” – TCFC, Flamenco guitarist
Sachiko “La Chayí” – TCFC, Flamenco dancer