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  • Jeff Bartlett

    published December 24, 2008

    For over three decades, Jeff Barlett has been lighting dance from the inside. He partners with choreographers from the Twin Cities and across... More >>

  • Ballet of the Dolls: The Little Match Girl

    published December 10, 2008

    Hans Christian Anderson wrote some pretty dark fairytales. There's the mermaid who swapped her tail for legs to dance for her beloved... More >>

  • Choreographers' Evening

    published November 26, 2008

    Since Walker Art Center launched the Choreographers' Evening in 1971, this popular post-Thanksgiving event has exposed audiences to a range of... More >>

  • Zenon Dance Company: 26th Fall Season

    published November 19, 2008

    The Zenon Dance Company hits the ground running in its 26th season with a program that gives these versatile dancers plenty to wrap their highly... More >>

  • Savion Glover

    published November 5, 2008

    Savion Glover is to tap dance what the Coen brothers are to movie making: innovative and contrary. His dancing style is hunkered-down and... More >>

  • James Sewell Ballet: Classic JSB

    published October 22, 2008

    James Sewell creates dances that sing. This time out, he's choreographing to Chopin, a meeting of lyrical sensibilities with a bit of bite if... More >>

  • Karen Sherman: Copperhead

    published October 1, 2008

    Karen Sherman is an artist with both grit and guts, a shaker-upper of our sometimes complacent local dance scene. Traumatized women and the forces... More >>

  • Groundbreaking Battle 2008

    published October 1, 2008

    The Minnesota Shubert Theater is still in extended rehab, but "innovate while you renovate" is executive director Kim Motes's mantra. So "Hip-Hop... More >>

  • Spark24

    published August 27, 2008

    Are you up for sustained exposure to the Minneapolis/St. Paul arts scene for 24 straight hours? If so, spark24 is for you. Starting at 5 p.m. on... More >>

  • The Eclectic Edge Ensemble: A Woman's Choice

    published July 16, 2008

    Jazz dance is a hybrid that incorporates everything from Broadway rhythms to balletic maneuvers to funky moves from street and vernacular forms.... More >>

  • TU Dance

    published June 25, 2008

    Since it hit the ground running five years ago, TU Dance has enriched the local dance scene with powerful technique in the service of luminous... More >>

  • Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum: French Twist

    published May 7, 2008

    For the past 16 years Joe Chvala has melded diverse forms of percussive dance into dramatic spectacles. He's created everything from Scandinavian... More >>

  • Ragamala Music and Dance Theater: Sva

    published April 30, 2008

    "Fusion" is the buzz word in the arts these days, and dance is no exception. Choreographers infiltrate one another's forms, mixing ballet and hip... More >>

  • Trisha Brown Dance Company

    published April 16, 2008

    Trisha Brown is an artist of and for our time, and has been for over 30 years. She began walking on walls and dancing on New York City rooftops in... More >>

  • Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether or Not I Have Stopped Dancing

    published April 16, 2008

    Trisha Brown is an artist of and for our time, and has been for over 30 years. She began walking on walls and dancing on New York City rooftops in... More >>

  • Unbranded: Conversations in Performance

    published April 9, 2008

    Emerging artists abound in the Twin Cities, showing us what's hot and cool, and pushing the current aesthetic envelope. But what about... More >>

  • Continental Ballet: Coppelia

    published April 2, 2008

    She's a doll. He's her rather sinister creator. Thus begins the delicious ballet Coppelia, and the almost-downfall of young Franz, who... More >>

  • Shapiro & Smith Dance: Next Step

    published April 2, 2008

    Shapiro & Smith Dance rebounds from the death of artistic co-director Danial Shapiro in 2006 and a successful national tour of "Anytown" to... More >>

  • Pamela

    published March 19, 2008

    Dancers Emily Johnson, Jessica Cressey, and Hannah Kramer are fascinating to watch, no matter what they're doing. A press release for "Pamela,"... More >>

  • Ballet of the Dolls

    published March 12, 2008

    Ballet of the Dolls has gone back to its loamy roots with the informal cabaret performances that made the company so popular in the 1980s.... More >>

  • State Ballet of Georgia:Repertoire Evening

    published March 12, 2008

    Ballet may have been born and nurtured in the French court of Louis XIV, but it developed a heart and soul in 19th-century Russia. Since the... More >>

  • The State Ballet of Georgia: Giselle

    published March 12, 2008

    Ballet may have been born and nurtured in the French court of Louis XIV, but it developed a heart and soul in 19th-century Russia. Since the... More >>

  • Fidgety Fairy Tales: The Mental Health Musical

    published March 5, 2008

    Sleeping Handsome tries to escape the pain of his dad's death by pricking his finger on a spindle, while the Phobia Triplets channel Rapunzel's... More >>

  • Fidgety Fairy Tales: The Mental Health Musical

    published March 5, 2008

    Sleeping Handsome tries to escape the pain of his dad's death by pricking his finger on a spindle, while the Phobia Triplets channel Rapunzel's... More >>

  • Fidgety Fairy Tales: The Mental Health Musical

    published March 5, 2008

    Sleeping Handsome tries to escape the pain of his dad's death by pricking his finger on a spindle, while the Phobia Triplets channel Rapunzel's... More >>

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