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Dance Community News - December 7, 2011

In This Issue


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS:

  1. Dance Works I and II at the Walker Art Center
  2. TWIN CITIES BALLET Presents its 9th Annual “THE NUTCRACKER” This Coming Weekend!
  3. TWIN CITIES BALLET & BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA Performing with the MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
  4. Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy December 23-December 31
  5. "Voices of the Silenced" Dance Concert Presented by Macalester College
  6. University Dance Theatre's Annual Concert, Dance Revolutions
  7. St. Olaf College Senior Dance Concert, Constellation: An Assemblage of Energies
  8. Zenon Dance Zone Performances
  9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’s Annual Holiday Treat, “The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose”
  10. You Come. We'll show you what we do. Minneapolis Chapter, 2011
  11. NUTBUSTER !

  12. CLASSES and WORKSHOPS:

  13. Contact Improvisation from the Bones with Rosy Simas
  14. 8 weeks Subbody Butoh Workshop with Kats D
  15. Beginning level Merengue style Salsa/Latin dance class
  16. Guest artist Rajendra Serber (San Francisco) Minneapolis Residency
  17. HISTORY OF MODERN DANCE – 1895 TO 1980
  18. FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN DANCE
  19. Body Re-Education / Contemporary Technique Class a class for dancers taught by Rosy Simas

  20. AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS:

  21. Zenon Dance Zone Auditions and Call for Choreographers
  22. Tap Dancing Fred Astaire-look-a-like Needed

  23. GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS:

  24. McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE
  25. 2012 Live Music for Dance Minnesota grants

  26. OTHER DANCE NEWS:

  27. Space at Patrick’s Cabaret Available for Long Term Lease


PERFORMANCES and EVENTS:

1. Dance Works I and II at the Walker Art Center

The Dance Works exhibitions explore the legendary collaborations between choreographer Merce Cunningham and leading visual artists, drawing from the 2011 acquisition of more than 150 works from the Merce Cunningham Dance
Company collection—the single largest acquisition of visual art in the Walker’s history.

Dance Works I: Merce Cunningham / Robert Rauschenberg-- on view
Cunningham and Rauschenberg, who repeatedly reshaped dance and visual art during their lengthy careers, collaborated on over 20 dance works between 1954 and 1964, a key period for both. Dance Works I features enormous curtains painted by Rauschenberg for one of Cunningham’s dance pieces that frame other rarely seen works he made for the stage, including large-scale sculptural objects that lend new perspective to his famous “combines” of the 1950s.

Within the exhibit there is a video of interviews with figures from the Twin Cities dance community, sharing stories about their interactions with Merce Cunningham and his work. Featuring Diane Aldis, Judith Brin Ingber, Sage Cowles, Leigh Dillard, Denise Gustafson, Stephen Rueff, Linda Shapiro, and Kristin Van Loon.

>> more information at http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=6287

Dance Works II: Merce Cunningham/Ernesto Neto-- opens December 15
Rio de Janeiro-based Ernesto Neto is a leading figure in the international contemporary art scene, known for large-scale, abstract sculptural environments that are influenced by the human body and other living organisms. For Cunningham’s Views on Stage, Neto created Otheranimal, a massive installation of suspended biomorphic forms above the dancers on stage; made of translucent white fabric, its elements were intended as a kind of blank canvas to be illuminated by colored lights. Visitors experience the installation in the Perlman Gallery, whose dramatically high ceilings approximate the fly space of a theater stage.

>> more information at http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=6425
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2. TWIN CITIES BALLET Presents its 9th Annual “THE NUTCRACKER” This Coming Weekend!

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents its 9th annual full-length production of Denise Vogt’s original The Nutcracker ballet on December 9–11, 2011, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Guest Artists familiar to local audiences this year include Brittany Fridenstine-Keefe as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Benjamin Johnson as Drosselmeyer, Ned Sturgis as the Nutcracker, and Duncan Schultz as the Snow King.

Joining Duncan as the Snow Queen is Ballet Royale Minnesota Pre-professional division alumnus Emily Short, who is currently also an apprentice/trainee with James Sewell Ballet. The Flower Queen will be danced by former Twin
Cities Ballet soloist Kira Petersen, who returns to Ballet Royale & Twin Cities Ballet after three years in New York with the Joffrey Ballet School company. The Flower Queen role will be alternated with current Ballet Royale pre-professional division dancer Nicole Brown.

This original professional production of The Nutcracker ballet—the only produced in the Twin Cities south of the Minnesota River—has become a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and is a joy for families and audiences of all ages, long time patrons and novices to ballet alike!

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 9, 7pm;
Saturday, December 10, 2pm;
Saturday, December 10, 7pm;
Sunday, December 11, 1pm;
Sunday, December 11, 4:30pm.

At Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

Tickets from $12 to $26:

Available via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787,
http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&q=twin+citie... or in person at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center box office.

For more information please visit http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org or call 952-452-3163
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3. TWIN CITIES BALLET & BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA Performing with the MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

December 16-18.

Dancers from Ballet Royale Minnesota and Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota will be performing excerpts of TCB's Nutcracker ballet, accompanied live by the Minnesota Orchestra. Featuring special restaging for an unusual performance layout, there will be four performances, part of the annual holiday production, "Hosanna! Christmas Concert Featuring the Minnesota Orchestra" at the 2500 seat Hosanna! church theater.

Performances:
December 16-18, 2011

Hosanna!
9600 163rd Street W
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-435-3332

For more information about Twin Cities Ballet and Ballet Royale, visit:
http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org
and
http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org
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4. Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy December 23-December 31

Tickets are going fast! Join Minnesota Dance Theater at The Cowles Center for Minnesota's longest running holiday show! This classic holiday show unfolds through the eyes of Marie who receives a gift of a cherished Nutcracker from her beloved godfather Drosselmayer. Witness the drama of the nefarious Rat Queen and be entertained by the antics of the hilarious Madame Bonbonniere as Drosselmayer takes Marie on a journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

December 23rd through December 31st.

For Tickets: www.thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600
Single tickets: $36 Does not include $4 handling fee.

For more information: www.mndance.org
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5. "Voices of the Silenced" Dance Concert Presented by Macalester College

An eclectic range of modern dance is featured in this Theatre and Dance Department performance. Choreography by faculty members Wynn Fricke, Patricia Brown, Sharon Varosh and Becky Heist, as well as two students and guest artist Dmitri Peskov.

Concerts will be on December 9 at 7:30 and December 10 at 2:00 and 7:30 in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Theater on the Macalester campus. For reservations call the box office at 651-696-6359. For more information contact Becky at heist@macalester.edu.
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6. University Dance Theatre's Annual Concert, Dance Revolutions

December 9-11, 2011

University Dance Theatre presents four powerful works on the grand stage of the Whiting Proscenium in Rarig Center. With stunning work choreographed by Ananya Chatterjea, Stephen Petronio, and Uri Sands, the concert also features Helen Tamiris' 1937 masterpiece "How Long Brethren?" reconstructed by Dianne McIntyre.

Visit THEATRE.UMN.EDU or call 612.624.2345.

Tickets $5 Students*
Everyone else $10*
(*a small ticket fee applies)
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7. St. Olaf College Senior Dance Concert, Constellation: An Assemblage of Energies

Come see the capstone choreography and performance projects by St. Olaf College's Senior Dance Majors. Nine unique works will be presented that reflect years of work by the dancers. This concert also features choreography
by Twin Cities artists Eddie Oroyan and Stephen Schroeder, and New York based artist Matthew Keefe.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm
St. Olaf's Kelsey Theater
1520 St. Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057

Free and open to the public

More information:
Gwen Daniels
507-786-3248
danielsg@stolaf.edu
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8. Zenon Dance Zone Performances

Join us in Studio 4A for a performance that celebrates the great talent at Zenon Dance School and in our local community! This show features students from the Zenon Dance Zone in works by SuperGroup, Non Edwards and Laurie Van Wieren. Also performing are students from Zenon’s choreography, tap and modern classes in works by Erin Sheppard, Monica Olson, Denise Gagner, Deborah Jinza Thayer, Starla Larson, Missa Kess and Eli Ebbenga. This concert is a testament to the passion and beauty of these dancers.

Friday, December 9 Show at 8 pm
Saturday, December 10 Show at 8 pm
Sunday, December 11 Show at 7 pm

Zenon Dance School, Studio 4A
528 Hennepin Ave, downtown Minneapolis

Tickets are $10 at the door.
Free for Zenon teachers and children under 12

Performers: Missa Kess, Katie Burgess, Walken Schweigert, Ari Edes, August Patience, Emily Gastineau, Laura Holway, Celeste Grimm, Eli Ebbenga, Abbie Honson, Erica Honson, Alora Gracyalyn, Karin White, Michael Holt, Jeffrey Berger, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Robert Borman, Ashley McDonell, Angelica Morales, Molly Quinlan, Hillary Walker, Stephanie Dean, Brenna Klassen-Glanzer, Chrissy Hill, Claudia Mallace, Emily Flink, Jenny Covington, Vera Morbey, Monica Olson, Stephanie Stoumbelis, Lizzie Schwartzrock, Alli Shurilla, Lorelei Noire, Elizabeth Fei, Sarah Henning, Alan Tse, Deborah Jinza Thayer, the Intermediate Jazz class and more!

AUDITION for ZENON DANCE ZONE
The Zenon Dance Zone program is for adult dance students dedicated to advancing their technique and performance skills. An audition for dancers in the Winter/Spring session of the Zone will be held Saturday, December 10 from 5-7 pm at Zenon. If you can NOT attend this audition, please contact Brinsley Davis at brinsley@zenondance.org by Dec 19th to arrange for an alternative audition.

Winter/Spring Tuition
Technique Level Tuition - $450 - Unlimited classes for 10 weeks Jan 2 - March 11 OR March 19 - May 27
Performance Level Tuition -$800 - Unlimited classes for 20 weeks Jan 2 - March 11 AND March 19 - May 27

(Formerly Block E scholarship program)

For more information on the performances or the audition contact Program Coordinator Brinsley Davis: Brinsley@zenondance.org
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9. ZENON DANCE COMPANY’s Annual Holiday Treat, “The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose”

ZENON DANCE COMPANY’s Annual Holiday Treat, “The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose” Makes its Cowles Center Debut for 4 Shows Only!

What: Zenon Dance Company’s “The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose”
When: Saturday, December 17, 1:00 (ASL interpreted) and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis
Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under; 612-206-3600, http://www.thecowlescenter.org

Hot on the heels of its Cowles Center debut last month, Zenon Dance Company returns in December with its annual holiday treat, “The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose.” A holiday must-do for families with small children—and in-the-know adults—the 50-minute show enchants young ones with a real Mother Goose (Zenon artistic director Linda Z. Andrews) and her rollicking entourage of Wee Willie Winkie, Mary Quite Contrary, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble and other lively characters. Still, the show is embedded with enough sly winks and nudges to keep the adults entertained.
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10. You Come. We'll show you what we do. Minneapolis Chapter, 2011

Friday December 9th and Saturday December 10th

8pm at Patrick's Cabaret, tickets $10 at the door

FEATURING:
Alex Lange, Brian Evans, Dustin Haug, Eva Mohn, Timmy Wagner and Taja Will
with musicians
Erkki Huovinen and Elaine Evans
and guest performers
Elizabeth Bergman (Iowa) and Rajendra Serber (San Francisco)

"You Come. We’ll show you what we do." is named after one of the first ever contact improvisation performances in San Francisco circa 1975. Our performance will showcase the art of performative improvisation in the Minneapolis community, a powerhouse team of local dancers will be joined by improvisational musicians and paired on the spot each evening. The audience can expect the unexpected as there may be visits by Minneapolis veterans and a guest performer from San Francisco. Every dance is premiere and lives only for one night, all performances will play on the edge of unpredictability, and together these artists seek an aesthetic of spontaneity.

We hope to see you there!
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11. NUTBUSTER !

You already know the saccharine version with Clara and the Snow and the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This ain’t that. This is NUTBUSTER, a 50-minute one-man show with music mostly by Tchaikovsky and featuring an old, impoverished, alcoholic wreck named Drosselmeyer. Yes, it’s funny, but it’s also alarming. John Munger presents this tour de force for the third year in a row at Bryant Lake Bowl on Wed Dec 14, 7:00pm (doors at 6:00). For reservations contact BLB at bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949. Be warned that a murder occurs.

FFI John Munger
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393 (mobile)
651-646-8076 (land)
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CLASSES and WORKSHOPS:

12. Contact Improvisation from the Bones with Rosy Simas

Monday & Wednesday
December 19th & 21st
7-8:30pm
Zenon Dance School
Minneapolis, MN
$13 per class/$26 for both

In this workshop we will apply the principles of Body Re-Education/Klein Technique to Contact Improvisation.

The skeleton is the structure within the body that conducts the most energy. Moving from the bones connects us to the deep muscles which stabilize us and help us move more efficiently. We will use basic principles (righting the pelvis on top of the legs, connecting the sitz bones to the heels, freeing up the torso to be supported by the pelvis/legs, etc) to create a grounded base to support others and to become a lighter/more easeful dance partner.

This workshop is a great combination of technique and play. If you are interested in learning more about contemporary dance partnering, this type of Contact Improvisation class would be very helpful.

Rosy Simas has been practicing Contact Improvisation since 1989. Although she has taken many workshops and classes from a diversity of CI teachers internationally, she credits the majority of her learning to CI teachers Nita Little, Martin Keogh, Chris Aiken and her first teacher (and person she last took class from) Andrew Harwood. Simas is also a long time student of Barbara Mahler (Body Re-Education/Klein Technique) and became a teacher of Body Re-Education/Klein Technique in 2006.

Body Re-Education/Klein Technique and Contact Improvisation are the two classes that Simas teaches on a regular basis. She is excited to have this opportunity to fuse the two in three hour workshop at Zenon.

For more information contact Rosy at 415-446-8160 or Zenon at 612-338-1101
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13. 8 weeks Subbody Butoh Workshop with Kats D

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create world that is completely different from daily world. Though various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm. For more information about Subbody Butoh Method, please go to: www.subbody.net

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Subbody Butoh:
· Quiet down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle body signals.
· Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds in order to create movements that are novel and unique to the individual body.
· Develop Subbody movements through opening eight channels (body feeling, movement, visual, audio, emotion, relationship, world-self image and thinking).
· Explore movements through Hidden Body (Hidden Skin, Hidden Muscle, Hidden Joints, etc)
· Through the resonance with other Subbodies, become Co-body.

This workshop requires no dance experience. Anyone who would like to explore his or her hidden creative potentials is welcome!

When: Thursday 6:00-9:00pm January 5, 12, 19 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 1
Where: Fallout Urban Art Center Studio Three, 2601 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis
Tuition: $200 ($180 when you register by December 15th)

To register, please write a check payable to Kats D Fukasawa and mail to 5015 14th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55417. Full payment required to register.

Kats D (Workshop Instructor) has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. He has also studied with other Butoh masters, such as Katsura Kan, Akira Kasai and Kim Itoh. He performs and teaches Subbody Butoh regularly in the Twin Cities and abroad. For more information about upcoming performances and workshops by Kats D, please go to: http://sites.google.com/site/katsdsubbody

For more information about workshop, please contact Kats D Fukasawa at KatsD.Subbody@gmail.com.
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14. Beginning level Merengue style Salsa/Latin dance class

A number of people told me that they want to continue learning Salsa/Latin dancing on Thursdays in December, even if they are busy with the holidays, to not gain weight despite holiday foods, and to continue the Salsa dancing fun we had in November.

So, we will continue with various Latin/Salsa dances, learning a different dance from the beginning each week.

The dance for 12/8/11 will be Merengue style Salsa.

The remaining classes will be Thursdays 12/8/11, 12/15/11, and 12/22/11.

We will be meeting at Shift Fitness and Massage, 1304 University Ave NE #302, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
** This studio is above the Erte Restaurant at the corner of 13th and University in NE Minneapolis, and the entrance is on University Avenue around the corner from Erte and Peacock Lounge.
** Plenty of free parking on street
** Additional parking at the parking lot across the street from Peacock Lounge

Check in with Milind at 7:00,
Lesson from 7:15 to 9:00,
Practice time 9:00 to 9:15

Couples and partnered people are more than encouraged to join us.
They can start/end with their partners, but change partners in-between.

We will cover a variety of Salsa/Latin dances in this class, starting from beginning steps, to make sure you can dance all night long when you go dancing.

The cost for the lesson is $15/person/class.
Please bring cash (exact change please) or checks, no credit cards.

We hope to see you there!
Please invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join in the fun.

Be sure to RSVP to dance987@yahoo.com to make sure we will look for you.
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15. Guest artist Rajendra Serber (San Francisco) Minneapolis Residency

Dec 10th and 11th from 10am to 1pm at Studio 206 in the Ivy Building (Seward neighborhood)

Two day physical improvisation workshop:
This class will explore embodied presence. The movement of our bodies can be both a catalyst to change our inner state and an expression of our inner state. In this class we will practice attention to these changing states. How can we let this guide us in physical communication? We will start with simple exercises to raise sensitivity to our own energetic body, then practice communication with other bodies and the space around us. We will use energy cultivation, sensory attention and physical alignment as a means to deepen our clarity of presence as well as discover our physical habits and energetic blocks. How can we use these techniques to shape our performance in instant composition? We will use presence as the subject of our improvisation practice.

Two day registration $50, single day $30

Class space is limited please register by emailing tajawill@gmail.com

You can also see Rajendra perform along side local dancers and musicians at Patrick's Cabaret in an all improvisational performance, You Come. We'll show you what we do. Minneapolis, Chapter 2011. curated by Taja Will. December 9th and 10th at 8pm, $10 tickets at the door.

Read more about Rajendra at RJNDR.NET.
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16. HISTORY OF MODERN DANCE – 1895 TO 1980

This popular three-day Holiday Workshop at Zenon Dance School happens Mon-Wed Dec 19-21 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. I know what you’re thinking. Dance History. Yecch. Long texts and grainy b&w still photos of people who are dead now. Not so.

This class is based on the premise that you learn about dance by SEEING it rather than by reading or hearing about it. Approximately 80% of the class is video, some of it historical and quite rare. Cost is $13 per class. You can take one class, any combination of two, or all three. Instructor John Munger, who has taught at Zenon since 1990 and who served for 20 years as Director of Research for Dance/USA, compiles videos, offers commentary, answers questions, and mostly pushes “play.”

FFI contact Zenon at zenondance.org or 612-338-1101. Also:

FFI John Munger
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-357-0393 (mobile)
651-646-8076 (land)
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17. FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN DANCE

Have you got a friend, neighbor, colleague, partner, accomplice or in-law who needs a change of pace? Maybe some spiritual and personal uplift? Maybe some exercise? Encourage them to try Zenon’s “Fundamentals of Modern Dance” class. We have been offering this class for a year now. You can be an athlete who has never danced. You can be a total total total beginner. You can be young. You can be out of shape. You can be older. It’s OK if you took the class in the Fall because I’m coming at it from a different angle in Winter. It’s OK if you’re totally new, because even the “old timers” will be getting a new slant. We have fun, we burn some calories, and we learn quite a lot about how dance really works. Sample class Dec 31 and first real class Jan 7.

FFI zenondance.org or 612-338-1101

John Munger
Jrmdance@aol.com
651-646-8076 (land)
651-357-0393) (mobile)
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18. Body Re-Education / Contemporary Technique Class a class for dancers taught by Rosy Simas

(these classes are based on the teaching of Barbara Mahler and taught with her permission and encouragement).

Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Begins January 5th
$12 drop in/$50 for five
(when you buy a class card it can be applied to either the Monday morning or the Thursday evening class)

Millikan Studio
609 South 10th Street
Downtown Minneapolis

We will approach contemporary dance technique from anatomical and body-felt viewpoints. Working on the deep structural level, we move towards gaining support through muscular and skeletal connections for moving through space. Classes are designed to aid the individual in getting the most out of what they have, helping the student move with greater ease, efficiency and power. We align the bones by using the muscles most responsible for the transfer of forces through the body.

This is a technique class so students should be familiar with contemporary dance basics, positions, and feel comfortable with picking up choreography and improvising.

This class is complimentary to Rosy's Monday morning class with an emphasis in taking the principles of this work into movement.

If you have not taken a workshop with Rosy, Barbara Mahler or Susan Klein please contact Rosy before attending. Because the studio is a bit tricky to locate, please contact Rosy if you have not been to the Millikan Studio before (formerly Space Space).

A testimonial from regular student Kristin Van Loon ""I love this material. It keeps me current with my body. It's how I define balance. It even sparks my imagination for choreography. I missed class for the last 2 months and then I tore my calf. Hmmmmm. Rosy is a generous and inspiring teacher."

Rosy Simas began her studies of Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein in 1991/92 in New York. She began teaching classes under Barbara Mahler's teacher training program in 2007. Since, Rosy has taught weekly Body Re-Education/Alignment Technique classes in Montréal and in Minneapolis.
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AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS:

19. Zenon Dance Zone Auditions and Call for Choreographers

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study & performance program that offers adult students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers, and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. Students must take a minimum of four classes per week. The program is divided into two tiers, Performance and Technique. Local choreographers work with students in the Performance level to make new works that are premiered in the end-of-session showcase.

Winter/Spring Auditions for Technique and Performance Levels:
Zenon Dance School, Studio 4A, 528 Hennepin Ave.
Friday, December 2 from 4-6 pm
Saturday, December 10 from 5-7 pm
If you can NOT attend one of these auditions, please contact Brinsley Davis at brinsley@zenondance.org by Dec 19th to arrange for an alternative audition.

Winter/Spring Tuition
Technique Level Tuition - $450 - Unlimited classes for 10 weeks Jan 2- March 11 OR March 19 - May 27
Performance Level Tuition -$800 - Unlimited classes for 20 weeks Jan 2- March 11 AND March 19 - May 27

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS:
The Dance Zone is also looking for guest choreographers interested in working in the Winter/Spring session with Performance Level students. Must be available for the showcase performances April 27-29. Please send resume and statement of interest to Brinsley Davis at brinsley@zenondance.org. Recent Zone guest choreographers include Laurie Van Wieren, SuperGroup, Non Edwards, HIJACK, Jennifer Glaws, and Erinn Liebhard.
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20. Tap Dancing Fred Astaire-look-a-like Needed

We are looking for a tap dancer that resembles Fred Astaire.

This informal performance is an out of town event New Years Eve.
- 1.5 hour driving time.
- Stipend, transportation, hotel room and 2 meals will be provided.
- Dancer will be taught posing techniques and will work with other talent.

If interested, please set up an audition and prepare up to a one minute tap performance.

Two dates and times are available:
Sunday December 11 from 12-2PM at Ballare Teatro Dance Center 4259 Minnehaha
Ave S
Tuesday December 13 from 8-9PM at the Peoples Center Gym 425 20th Ave S

contact ellen@tapcompany.org for a 15 minute appointment.
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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS:

21. McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE

Guidelines for the 2012 fellowships are now available online at www.northrop.umn.edu/mcknight

Northrop Concerts and Lectures is pleased to be the administrative home of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers and the McKnight International Fellowship.

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers annually awards three fellowships of $25,000 each to Minnesota dancers, and three fellowships of $25,000 each to choreographers. McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial assistance to mid-career individuals whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. A fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

Deadlines are:
INTENT TO APPLY - January 11, 2012
FINAL DEADLINE - March 28, 2012

For more information contact:
Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director
McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers
Northrop Concerts and Lectures
mckfell@umn.edu
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22. 2012 Live Music for Dance Minnesota grants

Application deadline: Dec. 15, 2011 (postmark)

In partnership with New Music USA, the American Composers Forum is pleased to offer the 2012 Live Music for Dance Minnesota grants to composers, dancers, and dance companies based in Minnesota.

The objectives of the program are:
· to support collaborations between composers and choreographers;
· to foster meaningful collaborations between composers and dance companies; and
· to support and encourage the use of live music for dance performances.

Applicants may request up to a total of $5,000.

Grants will be awarded in three categories:
· Category 1: Funds to support the commissioning of new work created by a Minnesota-based composer/choreographer team (i.e. individual artists).
· Category 2: Funds awarded to Minnesota-based professional dance companies to work with an American composer. For this category, the composer does not have to be based in Minnesota.
· Category 3: Funds awarded to Minnesota-based professional dance companies to hire live musicians (who may be from Minnesota or from outside the state).

Complete guidelines and application materials are available at:
http://www.composersforum.org/program/live-music-dance-minnesota
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OTHER DANCE NEWS:

23. Space at Patrick’s Cabaret Available for Long Term Lease

Patricks Cabaret located at 3010 Minnehaha Ave S has both long term and short term space for rent for rehearsals and performance.

Beginning in March, 2012 we have available for long term lease, a large (1,780 sq ft) space at the rear of the building. Space will have new heating and air conditioning. Its own keyless entrance in addition to an entrance in the common area. Operational Skylights. Block Windows. Off Street Parking. Accessible for handicap and public transportation. The space will be fresh from construction, with no existing structures and no obstructions. Renter can configure space to their own requirements. A performance dance floor just across the hallway, also available for rehearsals and performances.

Please direct inquiries to marc@patrickscabaret.org
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