Open Class and Showing with Visiting Artist Carlos R.A. Jones - July 28 to July 29

Rhythmically Speaking 2023 visiting artist Carlos R.A. Jones will be in town July 24-29, and there are two public chances to experience his work!

Open Class: All Levels Jazz
Friday, July 28 from 10:00-11:15am
At Zenon

Open Showing
Saturday, July 29 at 4:30pm
At Cowles Center Studio 5B
Come see what Carlos will have created for us for our upcoming show The Cohort 2023: Stage (running August 17-19 at The Southern)! His new work, Groove: A Communal Love, will invite everyone from dancer to observer to sit in the pocket of the music and ride the joy of feeling the funk.

More on Carlos: Carlos R. A. Jones is professor of musical theater and dance, coordinator of Africana Studies, and associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Buffalo State. He has also served on faculty at Chapman University, Loyola Marymount, UCLA and St. Cloud State University. His early career was in television, film, musical theater, and concert dance, where he worked with Broadway legend André De Shields, SNL veteran Ellen Cleghorn, and television icon Carol Burnett, among others. A few of his credits: Film/TV – The Drew Carey Show, The Nanny, Dance With Me, and Uptown Girls. Directing/Choreography – Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Camelot, Beehive and Hairspray. Concert Dance – Jazz Antiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, Bethune Theaterdanse, Movement Source and his self-named, Carlos Jones and Company. He is a contributing author and co-editor of Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century. @thegroovydean

We hope you can join us for class, the showing or both!

Location Info

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Contact Info

Erinn Liebhard