Zenon Dance Company performs "Pink Martini" by Mariusz Olszewski. Photo by Steve Niedorf


Zenon Dance Company: The Final Performance

Daily from June 13-15
7:30 p.m.
June 16
2 p.m.

After 36 years, Zenon Dance Company is saying goodbye to the Cowles Center. Since its inception, the modern- and jazz-dance troupe has presented new works from emerging choreographers, toured locally and around the world, and won quite a few City Pages Best Ofs. This week’s performances will be their last, as the dance company has suffered budget cuts from corporate and foundation funders (the organization’s dance school will continue). Each evening will feature a unique performance. They include the female rallying cry “Molten Substance” by luciana achugar; “Song Awakened” by Danny Buraczeski, set to Creole-Portuguese soul music; Daniel Charon’s “Storm,” City Pages’ Best Dance Performance of 2012; “Wine Dark Sea” by Wynn Fricke, which explores humanity’s attraction to the ocean; and Colleen Thomas’ journey through loss, “Catching Her Tears.”