TU Dance: “an experiment” with Leslie Parker and Collaborators - June 3 to June 22

The public offering of an experiment is a live collaborative improvisation performance drawing from Blackness in experimental music, storytelling, visual art, and dance. This is a Twin Cities Jazz Festival event.

The Twin Cities Black Dance Improvisation Intensive 2024 is an extension of CtR methodology centering on Black, Native, Indigenous, and Artists of Color narratives. The focus is on creatives who are steeped in dance and performance practices to provide more opportunities to deepen awareness of improvisation. BDI Intensive 2024 is open to all bodies and ethnicities including artists, organizers, activists, and co-conspirators of varied dance experiences. All participants of the BDI Intensive are encouraged to perform.

In partnership with Northrop, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Cedar Cultural Center, TU Dance, and Barbara Barker Center for Dance. Performances by Black Dance Improvisation Intensive participants and Music Collaborative with Michael Wimberly, Farai Malianga, Dameun Strange, and DeCarlo Jackson. Produced by Leslie Parker Dance Project.

June 22, 2024
Free. At the Cedar Cultural Center.

Intensive Workshop Schedule
Leslie Parker Dance Project brings together improvisers in the Twin Cities who practice various models of improvisation from around the world to participate in three weeks of practice.

June 3-6, 2024
Workshop Session with Ishmael Houston-Jones
TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

June 10-13, 2024
Workshop Session with Merián Soto
Northrop Dance Studio, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

June 17-20, 2024
Workshop Session with Leslie Parker and Cynthia Olive
Barbara Barker Dance Center, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

More information and registration.

Contact Info

Laurel Keen