Pop-Up SUMMER 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 SUMMER Sound Garden sound and performance installation event.

The second of four seasonal “pop-up” Sound Garden events along West River Parkway in 2021, the SUMMER 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.

Free admission, but reservations required, with limited capacity.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Project Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

https://waveletscreative.org/four-seasonal-sound-gardens-on-west-river-parkway/

EURYDICE presented by Vox Medusa and Infiammati FireCircus

What, or who would you sacrifice to achieve eternal greatness? Critically acclaimed Vox Medusa with Infiammati FireCircus breathes new life into this time honored dilemma with EURYDICE – a reimagining of the Orpheus myth from his mysterious wife’s viewpoint of her harrowing journey. Follow Eurydice’s epic odyssey over land and sea, through true love, death and a fiery underworld in order to discover herself not just as a muse to Orpheus, but as her own inspiration for rebirth.

EURYDICE is a collaborative creation born of provocative contemporary dance by Vox Medusa, powerful original electronic music by Jeremy Christensen and moving vocal score by Emily Colay, potent spoken word by Desdamona Ross, breathtaking fire performance by Infiammati FireCircus, stunning video environments and dynamic light design by Tony Biele, and cinematic film debut by Jeremy Christensen and Vox Medusa.

Experience live performance once again! EURYDICE is created by a cast of 20 performers led by Grace Fredell (Eurydice), Leviticus Martin (Orpheus), Rah Diavola (Hades), Emily Colay (Persephone), and Desdamona Ross (Oracle), as they take you on an ethereal and visually stunning journey guided by muses, goddesses and creatures of the Underworld.

Social distanced outdoor seating. Ample audience area for socially distanced seating is available on both flat ground for chairs and raked hillside for blanket seating.

Venue: Live outdoor performances at the beautiful Target Stage on Harriet Island on the banks of the Mississippi in St. Paul.

Please Note: All audiences should bring their own blankets or camp chairs for personal seating.

Three performances:
Friday, July 16 at 9:00pm
Saturday, July 17 at 9:00pm
Sunday July 18 at 9:00pm

Doors open at 8:30pm each night to check-in at the ticket table to find your seating area.

VIM: 10th Wave x Yuki Tokuda Dance Collaboration Concert

10th Wave Chamber Music Collective is collaborating with choreographer and dancer Yuki Tokuda for a dance concert featuring music by Asian American composers.

Vim: (noun) energy; enthusiasm

A virtual concert program of original ballet choreography with works by Asian American composers.

Premiere Broadcast of full concert on Friday, June 4 at 7:00pm CST on icareifyoulisten.tv and YouTube, available online from June 4-6. Free with suggested ticket donation of $15. Please consider donating the cost of a ticket or more at 10thwave.org/support-us to help 10th Wave continue to bring accessible concerts to you.

PROGRAM

Andy Akiho – 21
Kenji Bunch – Ralph’s Old Records
Joshua Cerdenia – Heavenward
Viet Cuong – Fine Lines
HyeKyung Lee – Vim

Join us for a post-broadcast reception!

https://tinyurl.com/10thWavedanceconcertreception
Meeting ID: 955 8113 4209
Passcode: 615808

Dancers

Yuki Tokuda
Andrew Lester
Ashley Chin-Mark
Hannah Benditt

Mulier Dierum – Pop Up Performance Fundraisers

Mulier Dierum (Chronicles of Woman) is an epic project celebrating the generational wisdom and wildness of women and femme power. Support the creation of this new women-led work, see excerpts from the upcoming evening length performance of Mulier Dierum and pieces from the repertoire of See Change Treble Choir, and enjoy a Covid-safe celebration of returning to in-person live performance with lots of space for outdoor social distancing!

Featuring dancers from Mulier Dierum: Rachel Lieberman, Jennifer Mack, Heather Klopchin, Christine Maginnis, Esther Ouray.
Featuring vocalists from See Change Treble Choir: Kirsten Suppler, Jacquelyn Lutz, Allyss Haecker, and Marie Scholtz.

Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 from 7:00-7:30pm
Off-Leash Art Box – parking lot
4200 E. 54th St, Minneapolis

Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13 from 4:00-4:30pm
Keg and Case Market – outdoor stage
​928 7th St W, St. Paul

Directed and choreographed by Off-Leash Area Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse, Mulier Dierum is being created in collaboration with See Change Treble Choir under the direction of Allyss Haecker, singing an original score by Linda Kachelmeier, with performances by dancers Gemma Isaacson, Christine McGinnis, Parisha Rajbhandari, Julie Warder, Heather Klopchin, Rachel Lieberman, Jennifer Mack, Esther Ouray, and Jennifer Ilse; with Off-Leash Area Co-Artistic Director Paul Herwig‘s immersive live animation projection design and sound design, edited and mixed by Reid Kruger.

Ananya Dance Theatre: Altars of Our Sacred Geometries

Join us as we perform again In Response!

A series of artistic rejoinders to urgent issues in BIPOC, women, womxn, and femme communities.

Altars of Our Sacred Geometries explores the vibration, life-force, collaboration, and live public performance as we emerge from pandemic. Five 90-minute performances will feature dancers performing duets with live musicians. No performances will be the same, but all will connect vibrationally and resonate thematically.

Sound Artists: Maestro Douglas Ewart, Queen Drea, Michelle Kinney, Joe Strachan

Performances:
Friday, June 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 12, 5:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 13, 4:30pm and 6:30pm

Witness on the sidewalk and through the windows at Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice.

Altars of Our Sacred Geometries is supported, in part, by The MAP Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Nexus Grand Opening

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the Threads Dance Nexus as we officially open our doors to the community!

Thanks to your support, we are in our new home in the Focus Arts Building and cannot wait to thank each of you for helping us make this dream possible.

We will be offering staggered tours of the space, sample dance classes, and a chance to view our custom glass Donor Wall, where capital campaign contributors can find their name.

We invite everyone who supports the work we do to come celebrate with us!

Cassandra’s Zoom Cabaret

Join Cassandra and fellow dancers Anjela, Emalee, Margo Abdo O’Dell, and Theresa for a fun night of dance, pretty costumes, and good music!

Saturday, June 12

Show begins on your screen at 7:00pm CT

Only one $20 reservation per home is needed.
Payment in advance is required by 12:00pm CT the day of the show.

Alternative Motion Project Presents On the Verge with Guest Dameun Strange

Join Alternative Motion Project for a delicious beverage as we return to live performance with the premiere of On The Verge. A cast of 9 movers enter a turbulent world to experience the multiverse of limits, possibilities, and connections of the body, space, and identity. Choreographed by Kristin Howe and Joanna Lees with original composition and performance by award-winning Sound Artist, Dameun Strange.

Safety precautions for COVID-19 will be observed.
To follow local guidelines and ordinances, mask wearing will be mandatory.

June 19: 3:00pm and 7:00pm
June 20: 3:00pm and 7:00pm

On the Verge

Live outdoor performance at The Shed – part of The Lab Brewery in St. Paul.

Tickets: $17-$20* On sale soon.
Seating is limited. Reservations strongly encouraged.
*No one turned away for lack of funds. Email AMP for any financial requests or general questions.

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Mulier Dierum – Off-Leash Area Goes Live at Caponi Art Park

Tickets are now available for the final production of Mulier Dierum, which will be presented live under the stars at the center of a beautiful oak grove woodland on the gorgeous outdoor stage at Caponi Art Park in Eagan, MN on June 25 and 26 at 9:00pm.

The final production will feature all the voices of  See Change Treble Choir mixed into a gorgeous sound score, a small live vocal ensemble, and eight dancers, all bathed in multi-layered projected imagery and staged on a multi-platform set emphasizing a safe and physically distanced audience. You won’t want to miss it!

Mulier Dierum (Chronicles of Woman) is an epic project that mirrors the strength of cumulative generations of women. Mulier Dierum faces our fears and fulfills desires with ferocity and vulnerability, sharing generational wisdom and wildness of women and femme power. The voices of forty choral singers and the bodies of eight dancers affirm together: Women build, honor, persevere, and flourish.

Directed and choreographed by Off-Leash Area Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse, Mulier Dierum is being created in collaboration with See Change Treble Choir under the direction of Allyss Haecker, singing an original score by Linda Kachelmeier, with performances by dancers Gemma Isaacson, Christine McGinnis, Parisha Rajbhandari, Julie Warder, Heather Klopchin, Rachel Lieberman, Jennifer Mack, Esther Ouray, and Jennifer Ilse; with Off-Leash Area Co-Artistic Director Paul Herwig‘s immersive live animation projection design and sound design, edited and mixed by Reid Kruger.

 

Northrop Presents ABT Across America

American Ballet Theatre Announces Summer Tour – New York Times

American Ballet Theatre will take to the road this summer, traveling by bus and truck to eight U.S. cities including Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Northrop will present ABT Across America for four outdoor performances at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Watch the performance in style by preordering your exclusive ABT Across America X Northrop at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum merchandise by noon June 11, 2021 (see below).

The performance and seating area will be outdoors on an open lawn near the Red Barn and Bee and Pollinator Center at the Arboretum. Seating will be divided into three price zones, and seating within those zones will be general admission.

Bring your own chair for the performance, or preorder limited edition ABT Across America blankets or chairs as a souvenir of this unique event. Only VIP ticket purchases include a free chair to keep, otherwise, chairs will not be provided by the Arboretum or Northrop.

In addition to the opportunity to see America’s National Ballet Company® in this breathtaking outdoor performance, your ticket purchase will include free parking and all-day admission to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Named the Best Botanical Garden in North America by USA Today readers in 2017 & 2019, the Arboretum is known for its beautiful display gardens, award-winning tree collections, and extensive hiking and walking trails.