Threads Dance Project

Daily from Nov. 4-5
7:30 p.m.

Threads Dance Project founder Karen Charles sees community activism as a vital part of her dance creations. Over the last five years, she has brought awareness to the loss of youth in our nation by collaborating with local grief support organizations. That includes From Death to Life, devoted to ending violence through the facilitation of healing and reconciliation between the families of victims and perpetrators, and Compassionate Friends, who provide hope and support to families experiencing loss. This year’s Progression concert will honor Twin Cities mothers who have lost children to violence or otherwise, inviting them to share the stage with the dancers in Charles’ new work, “Childless Mother.” Threads will engage young artists by featuring student dancers from the Main Street School of Performing Arts, North High School, Perpich Arts High School, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in their new work, “Abraham’s Seed.” The concert also includes audience favorites from the past five years.