15 W. 14th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Category: Movie Theaters
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
Choreographer Maggie Bergeron spent a year researching high school proms across the country. Leaver's Ball both celebrates and interrogates that rite of passage through a carnival of scenarios where tribal hierarchies, gender-bending, insecurity, and Carrie-style menace all play out. Not to mention good old-fashioned dance 'til you drop moments. The stellar cast includes veterans like Mary Moore Easter and Andrea Zimmerman, plus lots of fresh talent. The live music is by Bergeron's husband, composer and musician Nicholas Gaudette, performing with musicians Dan Choma, Eric Mayson, and Linnea Mohn. In a truly non-hierarchical spirit, all the dancers and musicians contributed material to this ball. Dust off your tulle and and tux memories. (Photo by Brendon Stengel)
July 11-13, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 13, 2 p.m., 2013