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2014 Stories by Linda Shapiro

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  • 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 >>

  • Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening

    published June 11, 2014

    The Twin Cities' hip-hop scene thrives, and curator Maia Maiden shows us every aspect of it in this wide-ranging choreographers' evening. Fourteen... More >>

  • Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa: Song of the Jasmine

    published May 14, 2014

    What do Bharatanatyam, a rigorously formal South Indian dance form, and jazz have in common? Leave it to our own internationally acclaimed... More >>

  • TU Dance

    published May 7, 2014

    TU Dance is the brainchild of Uri Sands and Toni Pierce-Sands, former members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This 10th anniversary... More >>

  • Zenon Dance Company: Spring Season

    published May 7, 2014

    Zenon's spring fling features a new work by Daniel Stark, assistant professor of dance at Mankato State University, that re-imagines an Icelandic... More >>

  • Young Dance: Found in Translation

    published April 30, 2014

    Young Dance gives kids ages 7 to 18 a chance to work with professional choreographers, and, maybe more importantly, a chance for dance makers to... More >>

  • James Sewell Ballet: Inferno

    published April 23, 2014

    A timeless tale gets a high-tech makeover when the James Sewell Ballet unveils Dante's Inferno. Sewell's rendering of that iconic work... More >>

  • Shapiro & Smith Dance

    published April 16, 2014

    Shapiro & Smith's spring concert plays just about every note on the emotional scale. Artistic director Joanie Smith unveils "Narcissus," in which... More >>

  • Trey McIntyre Project

    published April 16, 2014

    Trey McIntyre's reputation for dances that are both elegantly constructed and full of playful spontaneity has rocketed his company to national... More >>

  • Glass Armonica:An Evening of Poetry and Dance Inspired by the Work of Rebecca Dunham

    published April 9, 2014

    Music, dance, and poetry intermingle on the tiny Bryant-Lake Bowl stage as Maggie Bergeron's always illuminating choreography and Nicholas... More >>

  • MinnesotaDance Theatre: Spring Season

    published April 9, 2014

    Minnesota Dance Theatre's intriguing spring concert features new pas de deux by Martine Van Hamel, formerly an American Ballet Theatre principal... More >>

  • Vanessa Voskuil: The Student

    published April 2, 2014

    In Vanessa Voskuil's 2009 work "En Masse," 79 civilians of diverse ages, sizes, genders, and ethnicities, led by Voskuil herself, cycled through a... More >>

  • Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre: ConVivir

    published April 2, 2014

    The gritty and passionate dance form flamenco meets messages of peace and tolerance in this multicultural performance. Inspired by a golden age of... More >>

  • Flying Nuns

    published April 2, 2014

    Don't expect cheery Sister Bertrille (Sally Field, circa 1967) performing aerial stunts, the wings of her wimple flapping. Melissa Birch's version... More >>

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