Our Stories – Special Dance Community Deal

Collide Theatrical Dance Company ends their 2021/2022 Performance Season with a celebration of the Black experience. OUR STORIES, an evening of dance storytelling, gives voice to a group of exceptional Black dancers to tell their stories through movement and dance.

Directed by Allyson Richert and featuring spoken word artist Carnage the Executioner, the performance runs for 4 public performances in St. Paul.

Cast includes Patrick Jeffrey (Ordway), Javan Mngrezzo (Black Label Movement), Chelsea Rose (Ordway), Gabrielle Dominique (Theater Latte Da) and Jayson Douglas (James Sewell Ballet).

DANCE COMMUNITY DEAL – ENTER CODE: Dance15 for $15 tickets to any performance! Simply go to check out on the show you choose and enter the code! www.collidetheatrical.org

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21 – 7:30pm
Sunday, May 22 – 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Collide Theatrical Dance Company | 755 Prior Ave North Suite 235H | St Paul, MN 55104

Tickets: http://www.collidetheatrical.org or call 651-395-7903.

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

Dance Film LÍNEAS de SANGRE Virtual Premiere

LÍNEAS de SANGRE A dance film by Choreographer Taja Will and Filmmaker Sequoia Hauck

On-demand viewing: You can watch from your home, couch, bed, with a sweetie, with your family, with your favorite snacks, at any time during the date range. LÍNEAS includes open captioning and runs 54 minutes.

Tickets on sale May 11-June 5 | Viewing: May 20-June 5

LÍNEAS de SANGRE is the third chapter in a trio of works that instigate from archetypal and ancestral work. This chapter defines itself through a devotion to plant ancestors and land sovereignty, to indigenous solidarity and decolonization in artistic practice. This dance film is the biomythology of bodies in Latine diaspora, Boricua, Chicana, Chilean. We journey with the archetypes which support/guide/mask/empower us, we are LOVER, VIRGEN, SHADOW, SERVANT, SIREN and ALCHEMIST. We are here now, and ancient, elders in training and millennials, we are stress, and meditation, we are tired and we are growing.

Artistic Team
Choreographer, Director, Performer: Taja Will
Director of Photography and Editing: Sequoia Hauck
Collaborative Authors of Movement and Performers: Marisol Herling and Margaret Ogas
Sound Design and Composition: Brandon Anderson Musser
Dramaturg: Lisa Marie Brimmer

The School at TU Dance Center 2022 Spring Student Showcase

Artistic Director Toni Pierce-Sands invites you to The School at TU Dance Center 2022 Spring Student Showcase. Students from the Children & Teen and Pre-Professional Programs will share technique demonstrations in modern, ballet, hip hop and African dance as well as perform in works by TU Dance Center teaching artists and guest artists, Gregory Dolbashian (New York) and Marcus Jarrell Willis (Cardiff, Wales). With the first live performances for the school in two years, we welcome you back and ask you to please join us in celebrating these inspiring young dancers and all of their beautiful dedication and hard work!

Saturday May 21: 1:00pm and 6:00pm 
Sunday, May 22: 1:00pm

Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100
University of Minnesota
500 21st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tickets: $15 (General Admission, In-person only)

Young Dance Board of Directors Present a Menu of Great Gatherings

As part of the spring fundraising campaign, the Young Dance Board of Directors will offer multiple events for donation. Select one – or many – of the gatherings from the menu to join in the fun!

Virtual Cooking – Goat Cheese
May 21, 10:00-11:00am
Learn to make goat cheese from home with Soph Myers-Kelley! Impress friends and family with simple skills and in less than an hour. Zoom link sent upon registration. Suggested donation $20/person

Virtual Cooking – Sushi Making
May 28, 10:00-11:00am
Learn the basics of sushi making from home with Soph Myers-Kelley! Your new skills will save you money and you are guaranteed to laugh at how silly your first rolls look! Zoom link sent upon registration. Suggested donation $20/person

Register by emailing info@youngdance.org. Donations can be made online here, or by check to Young Dance, sent to 655 Fairview Ave North St. Paul, MN, 55104.

We are so excited to gather with you in 2022, and thank you for supporting Young Dance.

Young Dance Miniature Golf Extravaganza

On Saturday, May 21 Young Dance families, friends, and neighbors are invited to build their own hole to be part of our unique, one-day-only, miniature golf course. The course will be constructed at Newell Park in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul from 12:00–3:00 p.m. Participants can sign up to build and design the course as an individual or bring a group of friends.

Once the course is complete, golfing will open at 3:00 p.m. Pick your price to play! All proceeds go to Young Dance.

Food will be available for purchase from the KCM Eggrolls food truck. Smiling Drum will perform at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by: No Mythic Robotics; Home Depot – St. Louis Park Store #2806; Welna Ace Hardware: Store #7166 Minneapolis, Bloomington Ave; South High School Athletic Department; Southwest High School Athletic Department; and Smiling Drum.

Pramila Vasudevan and Rachel Jendrzejewski Present a\c|c/e|p\t|i/n|s\i|s/t

a\c|c/e|p\t|i/n|s\i|s/t is an exhibition of “disposable writings and drawings from the gut” by Pramila Vasudevan + Rachel Jendrzejewski opens this Saturday, May 21 at HAIR+NAILS Gallery in South Minneapolis.

This exhibition drops a frame onto their practices and their ongoing dialogue, fluidly examining public and private intersections of illness, mortality, constitution, buoyancy, exhaustion, ease, and showing up.

Please join us Saturday, May 21 from 7:00-10:00 pm for an opening reception.

Open gallery hours continue Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-5:00 through June 12 and by appointment via hairandnailsart@gmail.com

Borealis Dance Theatre Presents id.ego.

Named after the Samantha Rei’s fashion line, id.ego. is an evening of dance that is dedicated to how the arts can help heal mental health.

This  includes “Angels Sang to Me” where composer AJ Isaacson-Zvidzwa reveals her experiences with mental illness through music and spoken word illustrating her journey through bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Samantha Rei’s “id.ego.” fashion collection inspires new works that explore healing through arts. The designer created what she calls her “Therapy Collection which reflects feelings she experienced during a time of feeling low.

Join us for an evening of self discovery through dance, spoken word, visual art, and music. Featuring live music with musicians from Minnesota Orchestra, MacPhail, and the Isles Ensemble, and visual art from artists Paul Herwig and Liv Majors.

May 26 – 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Barbara Barker Center for Dance  (U of M)
500 21st Ave S Minneapolis 55455

Tickets at www.borealisdance.org

Red Eye Theater Presents: New Works 4 Weeks Festival

May 26-June 18, 2022 | 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404

A cornerstone of the Twin Cities performance landscape, the long-running New Works 4 Weeks Festival returns to live formats for the first edition in Red Eye’s new performance space in the Seward neighborhood. This process-driven, cohort-based incubator of new works culminates in a showcase of the freshest experiments from Minnesota’s most risk-taking performing artists. 

  • May 26-28, 7 pm: Works-in-Progress, with Christian Bardin | Maddie Granlund | Atlese Robinson | J H Shuǐ Xiān | Anat Spiegel
  • June 2-4, 7 pm: Lelis K. Brito | Ricardo Beaird
  • June 9-11, 7 pm: A.P. Looze | José A. Luis
  • June 16-18, 7 pm: Kate Sutton-Johnson | Ritika Ganguly

More information and tickets at www.redeyetheater.org

ENCORE 2022 Gala with Performances by Limón Dance Company and GALLIM

Join us for this celebratory event supporting Northrop Centennial Commissions for the creation of new dance works, elevating artists, and bringing extraordinary presentations to our stage. Featuring an exquisite performance by Limón Dance Company and GALLIM, your evening will also include delicious food and drinks, live music by the Bluewater Kings Band, dancing, and special guests. Plan to attend with friends—you can help ensure that artists’ creative works are seen by audiences and youth in our community for years to come.

Limón Dance Company will perform José Limón’s Chaconne, a solo from 1942 set to music by Bach. The Chaconne as a dance form originated in Mexico during the Spanish occupation. Bach employed the strict musical form of the Chaconne but enriched it with powerful emotional implications. Limón has tried to capture in his dance both the formal austerity and the profound feeling of the music.

$75 All-inclusive Ticket

$125 VIP Ticket
All-inclusive plus backstage Meet and Greet Artist Reception with Limón Dance Company soloist, along with Artistic Director, Dante Puleio.

Katha Dance Theatre Presents Black Candle

Katha Dance Theatre is pleased to announce the upcoming revival of one of its classic repertory works, Black Candle. The new production is set to premiere at the Southern Theater June 3 – 5, 2022.

Based on the award-winning poetry of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and featuring all-new choreography by Rita Mustaphi, Black Candle combines the elegant medium of Kathak dance with text and music to evoke female joy, love, pain and resilience. Telling stories of triumph and bravery, it pays tribute to the strength and tenacity shown by the women of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan in the face of adversity such as sexism, misogyny and repressive cultural norms.

Tickets on sale now at southerntheater.org.

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm (ASL-interpreted; post-show discussion)

Learn more about the production at https://kathadance.org/black-candle-announcement/