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  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    published December 3, 2014

    In the 1960s, Suzanne Farrell became choreographer George Balanchine's main muse for the last 20 years of his life, leaving her indelible imprint... More >>

  • Choreographers' Evening

    published November 26, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a time for the mingling of disparate things: mounds of food colliding on the plate, sports and politics, relatives. So the perfect... More >>

  • Wild Swans

    published November 19, 2014

    Recent Sage Award winner Young Dance gives kids the chance to work with professional choreographers on dances that challenge them on every level.... More >>

  • Composing Forward: the Art of Steve Paxton: Night Stand

    published November 19, 2014

    I was present at the first performance of Steve Paxton's contact improvisation at Oberlin College in 1972. In a large gymnasium, eight male... More >>

  • Wild Swans

    published November 19, 2014

    Recent Sage Award winner Young Dance gives kids the chance to work with professional choreographers on dances that challenge them on every level.... More >>

  • Zenon Dance Company: Coming Home

    published November 19, 2014

    The overall theme of Zenon's fall concert boils down to some fairly abstract ideas given vibrantly concrete form by the superb Zenon dancers.... More >>

  • Talking Dance with Steve Paxton

    published November 12, 2014

    I was present at the first performance of Steve Paxton's contact improvisation at Oberlin College in 1972. In a large gymnasium, eight male... More >>

  • Composing Forward: The Art of Steve Paxton: Bound

    published November 12, 2014

    I was present at the first performance of Steve Paxton's contact improvisation at Oberlin College in 1972. In a large gymnasium, eight male... More >>

  • Absolute Bliss: West Coast & Midwest Choreography

    published November 12, 2014

    Increasing numbers of local dance artists get that if they want to see wildly inventive performers from other parts of the country, they need to... More >>

  • The Right Here Showcase

    published November 12, 2014

    The Twin Cities is unique for the number of entrepreneurial spirits who have formed artist-driven networks and performance series. The latest is... More >>

  • Faustin Linyekula & Panaibra Gabriel Canda: Tales of Home: Congo/Mozambique

    published November 5, 2014

    A two-evening program features contemporary artists from Africa grappling with the complex histories of their countries via personal experiences... More >>

  • Katha Dance: The Rubaiyat — Life in a Day

    published November 5, 2014

    Dance forms from India are increasingly popular in the Twin Cities these days. One reason might be the evocative live music that accompanies most... More >>

  • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

    published October 22, 2014

    Propulsive dance with a coolly Canadian-Gallic flair defines this company's style, which melds jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance forms.... More >>

  • SOLO

    published October 1, 2014

    The solo is arguably the most difficult dance form to pull off. Vulnerable and exposed, the dancer offers both a portrait of herself and a mirror... More >>

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company

    published September 24, 2014

    Paul Taylor has been making dances since 1954, 60 years in which his expertise and musicality have been honed to perfection with no loss of... More >>

  • Flying Foot Forum: Alice in Wonderland

    published September 24, 2014

    Part dance party, part bedtime story, part rock concert, Joe Chvala's take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, incorporating students,... More >>

  • Ananya Dance Theatre: Neel: Blutopias of Radical Dreaming

    published September 17, 2014

    "Neel," meaning "blue" in artistic director Ananya Chatterjea's native language Bangla, evokes the blues experience of past pain and loss. Duke... More >>

  • Groundbreaker Battle

    published September 10, 2014

    A day of dance wars with local and regional B-boy and B-girl crews competing for cash prizes, the sixth annual Groundbreaker Battle promises some... More >>

  • Time Track Productions: The One and the Many

    published September 10, 2014

    Inspired by the "Surrealist Manifesto" of Andre Breton, Paula Mann's new work for 14 dancers deconstructs social and tribal structures. The... More >>

  • Rhythmically Speaking 2014

    published August 13, 2014

    Rhythmically Speaking puts jazz- and rhythm-based dance at the forefront of a wildly eclectic program. Joanne Spencer shows an expanded version of... More >>

  • Don't You Feel It Too?

    published July 30, 2014

    Now in its seventh season, Don't You Feel It Too? promotes truthful dancing, playful provocation, social healing, and personal liberation, and is... More >>

  • Adrienne Truscott's Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy

    published July 9, 2014

    Those sly trickster dance and performance artists Chris Schlichting and Kristen Van Loon like to stir things up. This week, they're presenting... More >>

  • Ethnic Dance Theatre: 40th Anniversary

    published June 25, 2014

    Ethnic Dance Theatre features dances from the people, by the people, and for the people. This 40th anniversary concert reprises works from each... More >>

  • Emily Johnson/Catalyst: SHORE

    published June 18, 2014

    For Emily Johnson and her company, Catalyst, it takes several villages to make a dance. Her latest work, "SHORE," has been developed over the past... More >>

  • Blue Dream Journeys: Ananya Dance Theatre

    published June 11, 2014

    As part of the Northern Spark Festival, Ananya Dance Theatre presents an all-night, audience participatory performance that begins outside... More >>

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