Concerto Dance Presents The Adventures of Peer Gynt

Concerto Dance presents The Adventures of Peer Gynt, a new theatrical jazz dance work that follows the story of the self-absorbed Peer Gynt in search of meaning and significance through his wild adventures, only to return home to realize he wasted his life searching for something he already had… the love he was longing for.

Don’t miss this spin on a classic tale set in the American jazz era told through Concerto’s signature style of theatrical and classical jazz dance, featuring Doug Hooker playing the role of Peer Gynt, Rush Benson in the role of Death, and Betsy Nelson playing Solveig, along with the full company of Concerto Dance.

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm – Preview Performance, pay-what-you-can
Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets: $25-$30 – on sale now.
Run time: 60 minutes with no intermission.

All ticket holders to this weekend’s performance can attend our open company class at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 18 for free! This week’s class is Jazz Funk Emphasis.

Jazz Funk Emphasis – Age 14+
Open Level: 9:00-10:00am
Intermediate/Advanced: 10:00-11:30am

Analog Dance Works Presents: The Awe Factor

Analog Dance Works presents: The Awe Factor

World premiere!
May 16-19 at the TEK BOX Theater

This work, choreographed by Artistic Director Brenna Mosser, interweaves single-use plastic waste with the science of awe. In this fantastical and surreal world, 10 dancers examine how we access awe, what we do when we are confronted by it, and how we can harness this emotion to better our collective lives.

Portions of choreography presented in The Awe Factor were commissioned by Threads Dance Project for their Tapestries 7.0 program and by Alternative Motion Project for their Tenth Season Performance.

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm – post-show reception
Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm – post-show talkback

Tickets: $15-$30, pay as able.

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.

TU Dance Center: 2024 Spring Showcase and CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program

Join us for TU Dance’s annual Spring Showcase featuring students from The School at TU Dance Center and dancers from CULTIVATE, A Trainee Program. The program will include CULTIVATE trainees’ self-choreographed solos as well as a work entitled “A Voyage in 4” by Christopher Ralph which premiered at the 2023 Winter Showcase. Students from the Children and Teen and the 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 Daonna Lewis, Sa’Nah Britt, Davente Gilreath, Laurel Keen, and Gabrielle Abram (CULTIVATE Trainee). Please join us in celebrating these inspiring dancers and their dedication!

Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm  
Saturday, May 18 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 1:00pm

Matinee Performances will include all students from the Children and Teen Program (except Creative Movement), Pre-Professional Program, and CULTIVATE.

Evening Performances will include the Teen, Pre-Professional Program, and CULTIVATE.

Purchase Tickets
General admission. In-person only.
$20 Adults
$10 Children 3 and Under

The Little Prince

Explore the world of childlike wonder and re-discover a timeless classic with The Little Prince. Immerse yourself in the magical journey of a young prince from a distant planet as they discover the mysteries of life, love, and friendship. 

Ballet Co.Laboratory’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella will transport you to a realm where the appreciation of life’s simple joys is reclaimed. This unforgettable production will touch the hearts of both young and old, reminding us of the profound life lessons we may have forgotten along the way. 

Choreographed by: Zoé Emilie Henrot
Performed by: The Company Dancers of Ballet Co.Laboratory & the students of The School of Ballet Co.Laboratory

Friday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 18 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm

Red Eye 40th Anniversary Celebration

This year (well, the very end of 2023, to be exact) marks 40 years of Red Eye’s existence! 40 years of developing, nurturing, incubating, questioning, proposing, experimenting, iterating, world-making, and sharing new performance work. We’re taking a moment to celebrate all of you, to celebrate these eras, and to usher in the next.

Please join us on Friday, May 17! Come and enjoy:

  • 40 one-minute performances imagining Red Eye’s past, present, and future!
  • Dance floor activated by DJ Vinyl Lite!
  • Memories and reminiscences from across the decades of Red Eye’s history!
  • Signature beverages and classic snacks!
  • A silent auction featuring experiences contributed by the Red Eye community: bodywork and somatics, food and other pleasures, creative experiences, and more!
  • A special announcement regarding Red Eye’s space and opportunities to support!
  • Gathering with the key people who have been part of Red Eye’s community over the past decades, and the decades to come!

Alexandra Bodnarchuk at The Museum of Russian Art

Join us for a unique experience in the museum as one remarkable local artist activates the work of another. Choreographer Alexandra Bodnarchuk presents a short original work she created in conversation with the sculptures of Zoran Mojsilov’s exhibition, Dry Neck of the Pig and Other Curios. This program explores the concept of dance as embodied gallery interpretation, inviting museum visitors to experience a different mode of engagement with visual art.

Saturday, May 18
12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm

Tickets are included in admission to the museum.
$0-14: free for members and children; $5 for students; $14 for adults; $12 for seniors.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is a Carpatho-Rusyn American choreographer and cultural activist based in Minneapolis, MN. As the Artistic Director and choreographer for Doma Dance Theater, Bodnarchuk creates original works for the stage and screen that draw together her ethnic heritage with contemporary movement practices. Centering the body as a tangible site of culture, Bodnarchuk explores questions of self-expression, community, dispossession, and cross-cultural identity through works that range from solo pieces to evening-length group performances. By amplifying her ethnic heritage and probing the connections among the Carpatho-Rusyn experience and diasporic communities around the world, Bodnarchuk offers a potent invitation to rediscover the unrecognized histories embedded in each of us. Learn more

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA), an independent American organization, promotes understanding of the art, people, and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and its former republics through outstanding exhibitions, cultural presentations, and educational programs serving the people of Minnesota and the nation. The Museum upholds an independent voice and the freedom of expression to carry out its mission unconstrained by influence from foreign governments, political actors and/or corporate or individual interests. Learn more

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective Presents FLAMENCO X TANGO

FLAMENCO X TANGO featurying Scott Mateo Davies, singer Rachel Milloy, and ROGUE TANGO.

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective invites the Twin Cities Argentine Tango community to celebrate the convergence of two beautiful art forms, flamenco and Argentine Tango. Bridging the two worlds is guest flamenco guitarist Scott Mateo Davies, founder and musical director of ROGUE TANGO, a four-person ensemble dedicated to impassioned interpretations of Argentine Tangos, past and present. Singer and percussionist Rachel Milloy will return to perform with both groups.

Sunday, May 19 at 5:00pm

Set 1: FLAMENCO
Featuring guests Scott Mateo Davies & Rachel Milloy, with TCFC members Ross “El Vecino”, Eva Makiko and La Gracia

Set 2: TANGO
Music by ROGUE TANGO and Rachel Milloy, featuring Twin Cities area Tango dancers

Dance Church PopUp With Kate Wallich Presented by Liquid Music and Northrop

Dance Church® PopUp is an all-levels movement class taught by choreographer Kate Wallich that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds, and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies.

Wallich will lead this 70-minute class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open but guided throughout. No prior dance experience necessary, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite.

Dance Church classes are offered in dance spaces across the country with a mission to bring the joy and release of dance to every body while supporting dance artists and partner organizations and making connections between class takers and the dance world.

Thursday, May 23
7:00pm

This PopUp class with Dance Church founder Kate Wallich was made possible through Liquid Music and Northrop alongside Kate Wallich + Perfume Genius technical residency at Northrop.

Parking is available in front of TU Dance Center and along the parking lot entrance. Do not park in the Subway lot.

Red Eye Theater Presents New Works 4 Weeks Festival

A cornerstone of the Twin Cities arts landscape, Red Eye’s New Works 4 Weeks Festival is an annual gathering for inter/anti/transdisciplinary performance. Each year, a cohort of ten artists develops new performance works that cross disciplines of dance, theater, and music, pushing artistic form and interrogating the contemporary world. The 2024 festival contains a throughline of futurisms, bringing together many lineages and approaches to imagine how we might be otherwise.

May 23-June 15, 7:00pm
May 23-25: Works-in-Progress – Juliet Irving, Sonny Dee, 陳璐 / Lu, Parisha Rajbhandari, Katie Ka Vang
May 30-June 1: Noelle Awadallah, Or (Laura) Levinson
June 6-8: Masanari Kawahara, Benny Olk
June 13-15: Marcela Michelle, Dameun Strange

Tickets: $15-50 sliding scale

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with Keane Sense of Rhythm at Como Park Pavilion.

Local talent welcome to participate!

Join us for free Tappy Hour class:
1:00pm: Adults
1:30pm: Kids

Performances:
2:00-5:00pm
Free to the public

Raffle tickets and refreshments available for purchase.