7th Annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival - April 24 to April 28

ARENA DANCES presents the seventh annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival, Minnesota’s only dance festival with a dynamic sampling of great dance artists featuring performances, master classes, and public showings wrapped all in one week. This year’s festival features the work of local Twin Cities artists Berit Ahlgren of HoneyWorks and Megan Mayer, with a warm welcome to Chicago-based artist J’Sun Howard with a National Performance Network co-commission to headline.

CANDY BOX Dance Festival is a unique celebration of dance, packed with a wonderful assortment of various renowned choreographers, accomplished dancers, and fresh movement styles all perfectly packed into one sweet week. It is an opportunity for diverse emerging and established artists to share the performance stage, with the addition of selected artists leading intimate workshops to offer a welcoming space for communal movement education, and in doing so gathering a range of tastes for varied audiences.

Featured Artist Performances
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 at 2:00pm – Pay-As-Able pricing option available, at the door only.

Get your tickets:
Purchase before April 23: $21; $18 student/senior
After April 23: $25 online and at the door; $18 student/senior discount with inquiry.

Happy Hour Artists
Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:30pm
Monday, April 24 – Nic Lincoln
Tuesday, April 25 – Cheng Xiong and Javan Mngrezzo
Wednesday, April 26 – Shane Larson and Rachel Lieberman
Thursday, April 27 – Laurie Van Wieren
Friday, April 28 – Lily Conforti

Tickets: $12 per show or $25 for five-show package.
Walk-ins welcome. Cash/check/card accepted at the door.
All Happy Hour ticket income and donations go directly to the artists.

Master Classes
Monday-Friday, 4:00-5:15. See our post under Workshops!

More information!

Location Info

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski