PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
Contempo Physical Dance makes its Minnesota debut with the premiere of Motirô, a full-length dance work based on the Brazilian indigenous word which means "a meeting of people to build something together, helping one another along the way." The company is fueled by movement research and the pursuit of extreme physicality. In this virtuosic dance work, the company reveals its vibrant new movement, a distinct and irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance. Choreography by Marciano Silva dos Santos. Performances by Irving Amigon, Davente Gilreath, Timothy Herian, Orlando Hunter, Laura Klein, Jenny Pennaz, Justin Reiter, Marciano Silva dos Santos and Roxane Wallace-Patterson.
Friday, February 3, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2:00 p.m.
345 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
For ticket reservations: http://www.ritzdolls.com/tickets/ or call 612-436-1129
Visit the Contempo Physical Dance website: http://www.contempophysicaldance.org
Follow Contempo Physical Dance on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ContempoPhysical
This activity funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
2. JAWAAHIR’S 19TH ANNUAL HENNA PARTY
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. (Henna is a traditional dye used to decorate women’s skin like a temporary tattoo.)
The short Jawaahir performance starts at 2:00 p.m. and features special party dances. In addition to snacks and informal dance instruction, we have henna available for you to paint on yourself and your friends. Bring pillows and blankets to relax on.
Win a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi work her magic on you. Henna raffle tickets are $5, and we’ll pull 12 lucky winners. Also, we’re raffling off two 10-week sessions of beginning classes at The Cassandra School. Class raffle tickets are $10.
Tickets are available on-line now or, as always, you may purchase tickets at the door—there’s plenty of room for all!
19th Annual Henna Party
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Jawaahir Studios, 1940 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
$12 per person, $10 per person for groups of 5 or more
FFI: www.jawaahir.org, 612-872-6050, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. CASSANDRA'S CABARET: WONDROUS WINTER WAGGERY
Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! Sit at tables, sip champagne, and watch an evening of four fabulous dance performances, plus a little something extra at the end! A glass of champagne and snacks are included in the $25 ticket price.
See what you’ve been missing: Go to http://www.jawaahir.org/Cassandra,Cabaret,PicsAndVids.htm for photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.
Saturday, February 4, 2012. 8:00 P.M.
Jawaahir Studios, 1940 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Since these Cabarets are so popular, your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.
4. DANCES MADE TO ORDER
Dances Made to Order is a curated, monthly, online film series. Every month, we feature 3 different artists who each rise to the challenge to create a five-minute film in just two weeks in response to the ideas chosen by our audience. In 2012, we will spotlight a different American city and their unique dance culture every month. Explore America through the cinematic vision of 33 different artists without leaving your desk. These films are available exclusively through Dances Made to Order. In January, our journey begins in Los Angeles.
Vote on the ideas that will inspire our Los Angeles artists' films and pre-order your tickets for the online premiere from Jan 11 - Jan 19
Buy a subscription for the entire 2012 season or a single, monthly ticket.
Use this discount code for 20% off: MINN12
With the discount, the season subscription is only $40 and a single, monthly ticket is $8.
Laurie Van Wieren, choreographer and producer of 9x22 dance lab will curate the Minneapolis edition in July 2012. Stay tuned for the artist announcement!
5. ABRAHAM IN MOTION COMING TO THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT
The 2010 Bessie award winning dance company, Abraham In Motion creates work that is deeply rooted in personal experience. Born into the hip-hop culture of the late 70s, and grounded in his classical training, choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual movement with a strong understanding of music. His work often explores identity as it relates to personal history.
Through lush and striking movement, Abraham uses the The Radio Show to explore questions of the lingering effects of lost communication.
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict
Tickets: $30, Senior $27, Faculty/Staff $20, Student/Youth $10
For information and tickets: 320-363-5777 or www.csbsju.edu/fine-arts
Kyle Abraham will also lead two Dance as Identity Ownership workshops: Friday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Both workshops will take place in the Helgeson Dance Studio, College of Saint Benedict. Workshops are free but pre-registration is required through the box office.
6. TIGERLION ARTS PRESENTS THE DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT AT THE SOUTHERN THEATER
2012 is the Year of the Dragon and in collaboration with the Minnesota Boychoir, Puppet Farm Arts, and Circus Juventas, TigerLion Arts will present the world premiere of The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon at the Southern January 26 through February 12.
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a new musical based on the well-loved book of dragon poems by U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky. Composer Laurie MacGregor brings the poems to life in a score of sixteen songs, while Markell Kiefer (TigerLion Arts) directs actors Isabella Dawis (StarTribune’s “Outstanding Youth Performer” 2004, 2005), Tyson Forbes (TigerLion Arts), Matthew Thao, and Elise Langer in the story of an ordinary boy, a magical girl, and a nasty, nasty dragon. Thirty singing boys from the Minnesota Boychoir, three dazzling aerialists from Circus Juventas, 12 top-notch musicians, and countless puppets both giant and small create a wonderful winged world of dragons. The storytelling is movement-based with a number of choreographed dance segments.
Preview: January 26; Continues: January 27–February 12
Thursdays & Fridays - 7pm; Saturdays - 1 & 5pm; Sundays - 1pm
Ticket Prices (recommended for ages 4+)
VIP: $30 Adults, $25 Children/Seniors
Zone 1: $27 Adults, $22 Children/Seniors
Zone 2: $25 Adults, $20 Children/Seniors
Children (15 & under); Seniors (65 & over)
Preview January 26: all tickets $15
More info www.tigerlion.org.
7. TANCHAZ- HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE PARTY!!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 Holly Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Family-fun event! Come one, come all! Teaching throughout evening. Live Music by Szaszka.
4:00 pm Workshop, 5:30 Children's dance 6:00 Dance party
One Admission for Day: $10/person, Under 17/Free
Food and Beverages sold separately
Mixers, Waltzes, Csardas, Party Games, Village-sytel dances
8. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE’S CARNIVAL DANCE PARTY
February 18, 2012
7-11 p.m. CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan Avenue (corner of West Fort Road), St. Paul, MN
$12/adults; $5 under 17, under 3 FREE
Live music by Orkestra Bez Ime
What can you do to brighten these long winter nights? How about a dance party? The Ethnic Dance Theatre's annual winter dance party, CARNIVAL, should lift you out of those winter blues. It will be full of good music, dancing, food and drink.
For those who don't know folk dances, Ethnic Dance Theatre's artistic director, Donald La Course, will teach several dances from various regions of Europe. The dances are fun and easy to learn and you need no experience or partner to join in. If jumping up and down to vigorous music is not your style, you can sit and watch as members of Ethnic Dance Theatre preview numbers from their upcoming spring concert "Reflections on the Danube". There will also be a silent auction with interesting and unusual items. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Please note this is a family-friendly event and children are welcome.
9. TENDERNESS: THE FEB 08 RABBIT SHOW
Never been to a Rabbit Show? Try this one. The line-up is terrific.
Choreographers this time include veterans Sarah LaRose Holland with her Kinetic Evolutions company, Kalila Indivar’s Smiling Lune company, Jim Lieberthal, Deidre Kellogg, and Mirah Ammal’s Al-Bahira company, plus Kimberly Lesik, Maria Fontana’s Cabaret, Karen Gullikson, and new faces Ruth Glaeser, and Betsy Schaefer. And John Munger himself choreographing Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” on Jennifer Stutsman.
Assembled and presented by Third Rabbit Dance, The next Rabbit Show is three weeks from now. Playing Wed, Feb 8 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) at Bryant Lake Bowl. $1 off with Fringe button. The topic is “Try A Little Tenderness,” a quality sorely lacking in today’s world.
You can eat and booze up in the full-serviced cabaret setting. Doors at 6:00pm on Wed Feb 8, performance (a little over an hour) at 7:00pm. Reservations and so forth at bryantlakebowl.com, or at 612-825-8949. Tickets are $7 - $12 sliding as you choose, but you can get in for only $6 with a current Fringe Button.
FFI John Munger
Third Rabbit Dance)
10. YOUNG DANCE AT LARGE PRESENTS PROJECT PARK
At Matthews Park
Saturday, January 21st, 2:00 p.m.
A free dance performance created by guest artists Miriam Colvin and Megan Flood
With the Young Dance Company
Dress Warmly! The performance will be outdoors.
Meet at the Matthews Park Community Center, 2318 29th Ave. S, at 2:00 p.m.
From there the audience will be led to the performance site. The performance will last approximately 15 mn.
Since 1988, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. The Dance Company and school collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. The Young Dance company is made up of 35 boys and girls. They take modern dance classes, work with professional artists, and create their own choreography. The company performs at venues throughout the year and a final performance in May. www.youngdance.org
11. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
You were all invited to be a part of UDD 7th Annual Holiday Showcase in some shape or form! Your presence means a lot to us! Also we want to include you in this joyous celebration that is now an undying Movement!
Universal Dance Destiny (UDD) 7th Annual Holiday Showcase is going to captivate your five senses once again this year! Recurring acts include: Cooper High School Step and Hip Hop Dance Team; Champlin High Steppers; ASEAP Steppers, UDD African Dancers, Obtuse Crew, and many more! Some of our newer acts include: A-List Performers, Phototron the Poet, Tri-C Praise Dancers and many more! Our audience will be completely mesmerized by talents showcased under one roof! Focused on the genre of Dance, the Showcase features other artistic talent such as: Singers, Spoken Word Artists, and more! This event has been going strong for seven years! Clean and Fun material for the entire family! Snacks and refreshments on Sale!
January 21st from 6:30-8PM!
Doors open for seating at 5:30PM. Admission $6, $3 for Youth 12 and under.
Open free parking is available in the front and back of the building). Lets make it happen once again folks!
Here is the event facebook link:
12. FAR AFIELD
WHO & WHAT:
A unique shared concert of New Dance Performance by Penelope Freeh and Paula Mann / Steve Paul / Time Track Productions
Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 26th 27th 28th at 8pm
*Pay As Able Show on Saturday at 5pm*
Red Eye Theater 14 West 15th Street Minneapolis
$20 Adults, $15 Students
Stay for the talk back after each 8pm performance!
Nora Jenneman (1/26)
Justin Jones (1/27)
Sally Rousse (1/28)
13. 9x22 DANCE/LAB, WEDNESDAY- JANUARY 25
Wednesday, 8PM (7:00 doors)
$6-12 (sliding scale)
Featuring Work By
2. Emily Gastineau- The Work, The Work, a new solo
3. Karen Sherman- Impermanent Collection, a trio with Joanna Furnans, Jeffrey Wells and Karen Sherman
Make a reservation!
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
Full service food and bar in theater
Call BLB Ticketline: 612 825 - 8949 for reservations
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. The venue has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed, interested audience.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
For dancers interested in a music-based jazz class that blends the history of jazz music from its African roots, explores the blending of blues, spirituals and ragtime and the birth of Jass through modern jazz and beyond. Enjoy a technical dance class that explores the contribution of social dance forms as well as the influences of ballet and modern dance on the development of jazz styles. From Buddy Bolden through Miles Davis, come catch the spirit of Jazz Dance!
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm at Ballare Teatro
15. JAZZ DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE TAUGHT BY LINDA TALCOTT LEE
Broadway Veteran and Emmy Award winning choreographer
Come one, come all!!
Where: Ballare Teatro
4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis 55406
When: Saturday from 9am to 10:30
Price: $15 drop in rate, $110 class card
16. INSIDE OUT THERE: TOSHIKI OKADA/CHELFITSCH
Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater
Saturday, January 21, 11 am–1 pm
$6 ($4 Walker members)
Join chelfitsch playwright/director Toshiki Okada as he guides participants in drawing on unconscious physical movements to create conscious choreography. It’s helpful if participants see the performance Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and The Farewell Speech
(http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2012/chelfitsch-toshiki-okada) before attending the workshop. Open to artists of all levels.
"chelfitsch’s singular anti-choreograpy emphasizes the ways we are stuck in our bodies, employing a dance vocabulary of formalized awkwardness and hunched postures that registers its relevance in terms of a contemporary experience of youth." Read more about chelfitsch's "Mumblechoreography" in a blog by Jesse Leaneagh here:
17. “EMBODIED TOUCH; GLOBAL SOMATICS EXPERIENTIAL ANATOMY” INTENSIVE
Suzanne River will be teaching a two-day intensive, "Embodied Touch; Global Somatics Experiential Anatomy," at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
January 28 and 29, 9:30-6:30pm each day.
Cost is $351.00
Northwestern Health Sciences University is home to a chiropractic college, massage therapy program, and acupuncture program.
This workshop is accessible for movers, bodyworkers, and those with an interest in bridging these worlds.
The work is exquisite.
Please join us.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about the class: email@example.com.
For more information or to register, visit Northwestern's website: http://www.nwhealth.edu and click on "continuing education".
18. FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN TECHNIQUE
There’s still time to check out the Winter Term session of this friendly and cheerful class at Zenon. We’ve had two classes out of ten, and next Saturday (Jan 21) will be the third. If you, or your friend whom you’re encouraging, haven’t made it to class yet, it’s still OK. After the fifth class, or so, you kind of have to adjust to what’s been set up. It would still be do-able because the class is designed for newcomers, but it’s easier if you can make it to your first class next week. So screw your courage to the sticking place and give it a try! Absolute beginners more than welcome. Older folks, people seriously out of shape, short, tall, wide, narrow, and so on and so forth, all welcome. Whatever your excuse, try the class and you’ll discover that you’re having a good time, learning something, not getting hurt, and laughing a lot.
We currently have eight or nine people in class, and I’m willing to go to as many as a dozen. But after that it gets hard to give the kind of personal attention that’s appropriate.
Classes meet 9:00am to 10:00am Saturday mornings at Zenon (www dot zenondance dot org). Only $12 per class, with some discount options available. Taught by John Munger, a highly awarded figure in Twin Cities dance with 40 years’ experience as a professional dance teacher. As those insurance folks say, “You’re in good hands …”
19. PAS DE DEUX DANCE STUDIOS OFFERS NEW TEEN/ADULT BALLET CLASS
Pas de Deux Dance Studio offers new teen/adult ballet class
Did you take ballet when you were younger and want to start up again? Have you always wanted to take ballet, but the timing has never been right? If so, check out our new teen/adult ballet class.
Mondays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Winter Trimester (through February 20) $56
Spring Trimester (February 27 - May 7) $88
20. TU DANCE CENTER CLASSES RESUME JANUARY 30
9 - 10:30 am Modern, Toni Pierce-Sands
9 - 10:30 am Ballet, Laurel Keen
5 - 6:30 pm Ballet, Abdo Sayegh
9 - 10:30 am Modern, Toni Pierce-Sands or Uri Sands
9 -10:30 am Ballet, Abdo Sayegh
5 - 6:30 pm Modern, Toni Pierce-Sands
9 - 10:30 am Modern, Toni Pierce-Sands
6 - 7:30 pm Ballet, Laurel Keen
7:30 - 9 pm West African, Kenna-Camara Cottman
** Afro-Modern on February 3 and 10
12:30-1:30 pm Modern (Gaga-based), Katelyn Skelley
Classes are $14, or $120 for a 10-class card.
TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Ave West on the north side of University between Vandalia and Cleveland (behind Subway). Free parking in the lot in front of the TU Dance Center entrance is accessible only from the northside of University due to the light rail tracks. (You must be heading east on University from Cleveland Ave/downtown St Paul.)
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21. TU DANCE CENTER YOUTH AND TEEN CLASSES: FREE CLASS!
Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands invite new students to attend ONE youth or teen class for FREE on February 4 or February 11 at TU Dance Center in St. Paul. Classes are on Saturdays, February 4 through June 2.
Drum/Movement and Intro to Dance
These classes introduce youth ages 5 through 13 to structured creative movement and improvisational techniques as they explore traditional and non-traditional ideas and concepts of dance. Students learn basic movement skills and elements of dance technique including modern, ballet and Afro-dance that build balance, coordination, flexibility and strength and musicality. Taught by Alanna Morris. Accompanied by live drumming.
Modern-Based Teen Beginning
This modern based movement class references fundamental elements in techniques such as ballet, Horton and breath that will lead into explorations of phrase work and creation of movement. Students will connect concepts of articulation, balance, release and breath. Through dance, we will embrace the knowledge and ideas students already contain; and expand on new ideas about movement and their relationship to dance. Taught by Duncan Schultz.
Drum/Movement (ages 5-8)
Saturdays, 9:15 - 10 am
Intro to Dance (ages 10-13)
Saturdays, 10:15 - 11 am
Modern-Based Teen Beginning (ages 14+)
Saturdays, 11 am - 12:15 pm
TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Ave West on the north side of University between Vandalia and Cleveland (behind Subway). Free parking in lot in front of the TU Dance Center.
For more information:
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Is there someone in our area who can teach classes in the Bollywood style of dance? I would like to expose our students to this form....Please contact Barbara Lotsberg at Barbi Lee Dance firstname.lastname@example.org
23. CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR RENOVATE
Auditions Sunday, January 29th
The Ritz Theater is proud to present their 5th annual choreography showcase, “Renovate.” “Renovate” is created to showcase the talent of Minnesota’s finest choreographers and bring an eclectic evening of fresh and intriguing new dance and theater to the community. Show dates are March 16-18, 2012.
*Applicants must be 18 years or older.
*Choreographers must have shown their work at least three times in a non-student context.
*Work should be no less than 5 minutes and no more than 12 minutes.
*Please keep your technical needs simple. Storage space and special technical needs are at the discretion of the production manager.
*DVD and video tape submissions are accepted; however, auditioning in January is preferred.
The selection panel will consist of guest advisory panelists Colette Illarde, Jim Lieberthal, and Carol Meyer, and curator Lisa Conlin. The panel shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, sexual preference, or national origin. The purpose of the panel is to select a showcase of high artistry, innovative work, and representation of several dance aesthetics. Selected choreographers will receive a stipend for compensation and Marketing/PR provided by the Ritz.
Audition Slots: Auditions will be held at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, on Sunday, Jan. 29th from 10 am - 4 pm. To set up your audition time, call Lisa Conlin @ (612) 920-3402. Final audition announcements will be emailed to you a few days before your audition time.
24. AUDITION FOR OFF-LEASH AREA
Off-Leash Area is casting several dance and physical performers for two pieces, which will be part of our May show - an evening of short works called “Rip, Romp, and Howl”.
First piece – looking for contemporary dancers with experience in inverted (upside down) movement (ie. Gymnastics, capoeira, joy of standing on your head in yoga class, etc.)
Second piece – looking for dance and physical performers, will require training in mask performance (non-verbal).
Training in inverted dance vocabulary and in mask work will be part of the rehearsal process, with weekly classes open to the public.
You can audition for both pieces.
• Rehearsals are 1-2 times a week Feb thru April.
• Performances are May 10/11/12/13/14, and May 17/18/19, at the Playwrights’ Center
• Compensation is a small stipend.
Audition time - Sunday, January 29th, 4 to 8pm, at Studio 206 in the Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave South, Minneapolis
Email us to reserve a spot: email@example.com
Visit www.offleasharea.org for more info.
Super excited – hope to see you there! And keep an eye out for our upcoming schedule for our brand new classes!
Here is a link to Linda Shapiro's feature article on dance in the Twin Cities in the January issue of Dance Magazine.