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  • U Theatre: Dance Revolutions

    published December 9, 2009

    Graduates of the University of Minnesota Dance Program find themselves eagerly recruited by area companies from Zenon to Black Label Movement.... More >>

  • Zenon Dance Company's Fall 2009 Dance Concert

    published November 18, 2009

    The Zenon Dance Company consistently gives us dancers whose breadth and depth surpass that of any other area company. They perform everything from... More >>

  • Reggie Wilson, Andréya Ouamba: The Good Dance: Brooklyn/Dakar

    published November 11, 2009

    African American Reggie Wilson joins forces with Congolese Andréya Quamba for this world premiere that links the Mississippi River delta... More >>

  • Alarmel Valli

    published October 28, 2009

    India's foremost exponent of Bharatanatyam, a divinely inspired dance form that requires demonic precision, Alarmel Valli transforms... More >>

  • James Sewell Ballet: Moving Works

    published October 21, 2009

    James Sewell makes ballet accessible without being condescending. He and his versatile, remarkable dancers take classical ballet on a wild ride... More >>

  • Ballet of the Dolls: Pas de Quatre

    published October 14, 2009

    Choreographer Myron Johnson deconstructs, debriefs, and decants four ballets made famous by the Ballet Russe in the early 20th century. You could... More >>

  • Big Love

    published October 14, 2009

    University of Minnesota theater students invest playwright Charles Mees's take on Aeschylus's drama The Suppliant Women with extreme... More >>

  • The Mississippi/Volga III Dance Festival

    published October 7, 2009

    Under the tireless direction of Lisa First, Link Vostek fosters global collaborations in dance and performance. This year's program bursts with... More >>

  • Ragamala Music and Dance, Cudamani: Dhvee (Duality)

    published September 30, 2009

    A dovetailing of two vibrant cultures in one sizzling spectacle, Dhvee (Duality) brings together Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance, which... More >>

  • Raimund Hoghe: Bolero Variations

    published September 16, 2009

    Every time Raimund Hoghe dances he throws himself into battle. But his severe scoliosis has also contributed to his minimalist, intensely dramatic... More >>

  • Ananya Dance Theatre: Ashesh Barsha, Unending Monsoon

    published September 9, 2009

    Ananya Chatterjea's militantly political dances quickly dispel any notions we might have about female Indian dancers as sensual, exotic... More >>

  • Wayne McGregor: Random Dance

    published September 9, 2009

    U.K.-based Random Dance starts the Northrop Dance Season off with a Brit-style bang indicative of the fresh energy NDS director Ben Johnson is... More >>

  • The Three Bonnies

    published August 5, 2009

    Six seasoned performers deliver a dance-fueled rumination on relationships to songs by Bonnie Raitt, whose "Let's Get Back to Talking About... More >>

  • Pipa

    published August 5, 2009

    Tamara Ober tells and dances this original story of a Candide kind of gal who loses everything—her money, her way—but finds herself in... More >>

  • Ballets Russes 100 Year Festival

    published August 5, 2009

    The great ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev's motto was etonné-moi (astonish me). One hundred years ago he did just that with his... More >>

  • Eclectic Edge Ensemble: Reeling Over Love

    published July 15, 2009

    The Eclectic Edge Ensemble presents Jazz Dance in all its forms. Works by Karis Sloss run the gambit from "Big Noise," set to New Orleans-style... More >>

  • Momentum: New Dance Works

    published July 15, 2009

    Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater, this annual event features new works by four of the Twin Cities' boldest and... More >>

  • Nicolas Lincoln: Hot Mess

    published June 24, 2009

    Red Eye's annual "Isolated Acts" presents the wild-eyed visions of both emerging and established experimental artists, nurturing the work for a... More >>

  • Talk of the Stacks: Alan Furst

    published June 24, 2009

    Alan Furst's novels of pre-World War II Europe combine masterfully plotted spy stories with total sensual immersion: John Le Carré by way... More >>

  • HIJACK & Mad King Thomas: Maybe

    published June 17, 2009

    Red Eye's annual Isolated Acts series presents a collaboration between Hijack and Mad King Thomas, a harmonic convergence of five women who have... More >>

  • Rooted: Hip-Hop Choreographers' Evening

    published June 17, 2009

    Hip hop has migrated from the streets to the stage without losing face or the radical spontaneity that infects the genre. Eighteen of the Twin... More >>

  • RadioBrain & the SCREEN/the THING

    published June 10, 2009

    Justin Jones's dances are inspired by everything from cosmology and quantum mechanics to the transformative power of imaginative attention (from... More >>

  • Black Label Movement: Field Songs

    published May 27, 2009

    Carl Flink's Black Label Movement generates physically intense, elegantly constructed dances. The hearty, blue-collar, folk-roots eclecticism of... More >>

  • ARENA Dances: Pop

    published May 13, 2009

    One of our most versatile choreographers, Mathew Janczewski creates dances that range from meticulously abstract to wildly rambunctious. His... More >>

  • New World Dance: New York

    published April 29, 2009

    For New World Dance, the Walker Art Center will bring in three choreographers from Zimbabwe, Uruguay, and Japan who are currently based... More >>

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