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December 2018

Nutcracker (not so) Suite

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Nutcracker (not so) Suite is the spiked punch at an otherwise dry, kid-friendly party, and it’s worth splurging for, like a top-shelf martini.” – Star Tribune Think you know the Nutcracker? Think again! Spice up the most wonderful time of the year with this cheeky take on a classic tale! Nutcracker (not so) Suite careens through 1960s New York City as Marie and her egomaniac mother, Mama Flo, prepare to put on the holiday soirée of the season. When the…

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Nutcracker (not so) Suite

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Nutcracker (not so) Suite is the spiked punch at an otherwise dry, kid-friendly party, and it’s worth splurging for, like a top-shelf martini.” – Star Tribune Think you know the Nutcracker? Think again! Spice up the most wonderful time of the year with this cheeky take on a classic tale! Nutcracker (not so) Suite careens through 1960s New York City as Marie and her egomaniac mother, Mama Flo, prepare to put on the holiday soirée of the season. When the…

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Nutcracker (not so) Suite

December 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Nutcracker (not so) Suite is the spiked punch at an otherwise dry, kid-friendly party, and it’s worth splurging for, like a top-shelf martini.” – Star Tribune Think you know the Nutcracker? Think again! Spice up the most wonderful time of the year with this cheeky take on a classic tale! Nutcracker (not so) Suite careens through 1960s New York City as Marie and her egomaniac mother, Mama Flo, prepare to put on the holiday soirée of the season. When the…

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January 2019

Minnesota Dance Theatre

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on January 20, 2019 at 3:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) audience favorite Carmina Burana follows a long line of sensuous inspiration, from the silent songs of 13th century vagrant monks’ poetic homage to passion to Carl Orff’s brilliant orchestral adaptation of the ancient words. Under the direction of Lise Houlton, Loyce Houlton’s masterpiece brings the earthly rumblings of love and lust, mixed with the human pangs of fortune and fate, to a fully expressive celebration in a hedonistic romp of bodies, music, and movement. This sizzling…

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Minnesota Dance Theatre

January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) audience favorite Carmina Burana follows a long line of sensuous inspiration, from the silent songs of 13th century vagrant monks’ poetic homage to passion to Carl Orff’s brilliant orchestral adaptation of the ancient words. Under the direction of Lise Houlton, Loyce Houlton’s masterpiece brings the earthly rumblings of love and lust, mixed with the human pangs of fortune and fate, to a fully expressive celebration in a hedonistic romp of bodies, music, and movement. This sizzling…

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Minnesota Dance Theatre

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) audience favorite Carmina Burana follows a long line of sensuous inspiration, from the silent songs of 13th century vagrant monks’ poetic homage to passion to Carl Orff’s brilliant orchestral adaptation of the ancient words. Under the direction of Lise Houlton, Loyce Houlton’s masterpiece brings the earthly rumblings of love and lust, mixed with the human pangs of fortune and fate, to a fully expressive celebration in a hedonistic romp of bodies, music, and movement. This sizzling…

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March 2019

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Twin Cities Ballet, the company that created the groundbreaking event, Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet, is excited to present Essence, a mixed program of new original works and favorites from its repertoire that reveal the essence of gothic, folk, and contemporary stories, classical and neo-classical music, and mythological creatures. The program features TCB’s highly acclaimed Victor, its original work based on Mary Shelly’s gothic novel, Frankenstein, and an excerpt from Stravinsky’s classic, The Firebird, with all new choreography, and excerpts from…

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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Twin Cities Ballet, the company that created the groundbreaking event, Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet, is excited to present Essence, a mixed program of new original works and favorites from its repertoire that reveal the essence of gothic, folk, and contemporary stories, classical and neo-classical music, and mythological creatures. The program features TCB’s highly acclaimed Victor, its original work based on Mary Shelly’s gothic novel, Frankenstein, and an excerpt from Stravinsky’s classic, The Firebird, with all new choreography, and excerpts from…

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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance

March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance partner for a performance that merges the dynamic art forms of breaking and tap dance. With rhythm and movement as their foundation, BRKFST and KMD celebrate the roots and technique of their respective movement styles while pushing them to new heights in this electrifying collaboration. About BRKFST Dance Company BRKFST Dance Company, formerly known as In New Company, was founded in 2014 and is comprised of six dynamic performers, each with distinct training…

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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance partner for a performance that merges the dynamic art forms of breaking and tap dance. With rhythm and movement as their foundation, BRKFST and KMD celebrate the roots and technique of their respective movement styles while pushing them to new heights in this electrifying collaboration. About BRKFST Dance Company BRKFST Dance Company, formerly known as In New Company, was founded in 2014 and is comprised of six dynamic performers, each with distinct training…

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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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BRKFST Dance Company and Kaleena Miller Dance partner for a performance that merges the dynamic art forms of breaking and tap dance. With rhythm and movement as their foundation, BRKFST and KMD celebrate the roots and technique of their respective movement styles while pushing them to new heights in this electrifying collaboration. About BRKFST Dance Company BRKFST Dance Company, formerly known as In New Company, was founded in 2014 and is comprised of six dynamic performers, each with distinct training…

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VocalEssence

March 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until March 23, 2019

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One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Shinah Brashears Michael Fairbairn Bradley Greenwald Rodolfo Nieto Liv Redpath G. Phillip Shoultz, III Chamber orchestra Philip Brunelle, music director Peter Rothstein, stage director This production is in partnership with Theater Latté Da. With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide in search of “the best of all possible worlds” on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. Imagined…

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VocalEssence

March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Shinah Brashears Michael Fairbairn Bradley Greenwald Rodolfo Nieto Liv Redpath G. Phillip Shoultz, III Chamber orchestra Philip Brunelle, music director Peter Rothstein, stage director This production is in partnership with Theater Latté Da. With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide in search of “the best of all possible worlds” on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. Imagined…

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VocalEssence

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 23, 2019

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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Shinah Brashears Michael Fairbairn Bradley Greenwald Rodolfo Nieto Liv Redpath G. Phillip Shoultz, III Chamber orchestra Philip Brunelle, music director Peter Rothstein, stage director This production is in partnership with Theater Latté Da. With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide in search of “the best of all possible worlds” on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. Imagined…

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VocalEssence

March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until March 23, 2019

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One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Shinah Brashears Michael Fairbairn Bradley Greenwald Rodolfo Nieto Liv Redpath G. Phillip Shoultz, III Chamber orchestra Philip Brunelle, music director Peter Rothstein, stage director This production is in partnership with Theater Latté Da. With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide in search of “the best of all possible worlds” on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. Imagined…

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VocalEssence

March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 23, 2019

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One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Shinah Brashears Michael Fairbairn Bradley Greenwald Rodolfo Nieto Liv Redpath G. Phillip Shoultz, III Chamber orchestra Philip Brunelle, music director Peter Rothstein, stage director This production is in partnership with Theater Latté Da. With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide in search of “the best of all possible worlds” on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. Imagined…

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James Sewell Ballet

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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James Sewell presents an updated hypothesis in polyrhythmic movement to the multi-textured music of local talent Dosh. The new work will be the culmination of Sewell’s research via a residency at NYU's Center for Ballet & the Arts. NYC-based Gabrielle Lamb, an accomplished performer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Morphoses dance companies, continues her upward momentum as a choreographer with new work that will examine spaciousness and unruliness, all the while preserving a commitment to form. About Gabrielle Lamb…

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James Sewell Ballet

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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James Sewell presents an updated hypothesis in polyrhythmic movement to the multi-textured music of local talent Dosh. The new work will be the culmination of Sewell’s research via a residency at NYU's Center for Ballet & the Arts. NYC-based Gabrielle Lamb, an accomplished performer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Morphoses dance companies, continues her upward momentum as a choreographer with new work that will examine spaciousness and unruliness, all the while preserving a commitment to form. About Gabrielle Lamb…

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James Sewell Ballet

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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James Sewell presents an updated hypothesis in polyrhythmic movement to the multi-textured music of local talent Dosh. The new work will be the culmination of Sewell’s research via a residency at NYU's Center for Ballet & the Arts. NYC-based Gabrielle Lamb, an accomplished performer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Morphoses dance companies, continues her upward momentum as a choreographer with new work that will examine spaciousness and unruliness, all the while preserving a commitment to form. About Gabrielle Lamb…

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April 2019

St. Paul Ballet

April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The St. Paul Ballet (SPB) brings audiences back to the era of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a fresh adaptation on the Bizet opera, Carmen. SPB fully embraces Fitzgerald’s description of the era: “…the parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper…” (The Great Gatsby). CARMEN in the 1920s fuses multiple local Minnesota artists to create and revisit a celebrated time period. Zoé Emilie Henrot…

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St. Paul Ballet

April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The St. Paul Ballet (SPB) brings audiences back to the era of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a fresh adaptation on the Bizet opera, Carmen. SPB fully embraces Fitzgerald’s description of the era: “…the parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper…” (The Great Gatsby). CARMEN in the 1920s fuses multiple local Minnesota artists to create and revisit a celebrated time period. Zoé Emilie Henrot…

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Contempo Physical Dance

April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 13, 2019

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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SenZalma is inspired by the poem "O Navio Negreiro" ("The Slave Ship") by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves. The title SenZalma is a powerful play on words: senzalas were large living quarters built for African slaves in Brazil, whom Portuguese rulers believed had no souls. Alma is the word for soul. Artistically, SenZalma is built on Contempo’s dynamic movement fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, blending forms and cultures to create a distinctive…

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Contempo Physical Dance

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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SenZalma is inspired by the poem "O Navio Negreiro" ("The Slave Ship") by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves. The title SenZalma is a powerful play on words: senzalas were large living quarters built for African slaves in Brazil, whom Portuguese rulers believed had no souls. Alma is the word for soul. Artistically, SenZalma is built on Contempo’s dynamic movement fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, blending forms and cultures to create a distinctive…

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Shapiro and Smith Dance

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 20, 2019

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and captivating physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak; triumph and despair. The program will feature the world premiere of Fool’s Errand by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith, dealing with the passion we invest in lost causes in love and war. Shapiro & Smith will…

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Shapiro and Smith Dance

April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 20, 2019

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and captivating physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak; triumph and despair. The program will feature the world premiere of Fool’s Errand by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith, dealing with the passion we invest in lost causes in love and war. Shapiro & Smith will…

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May 2019

MIXTAPE

May 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until May 11, 2019

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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The artists of MIXTAPE continue to challenge and investigate Urban and Street dance in this third edition of the collaborative effort between up-and-coming and established Twin Cities choreographers. About MIXTAPE MIXTAPE is a collective of choreographers in the local Urban and Street dance scene that practice breaking, krump, house, New Jack Swing, and mixtures of all of these styles. They use these forms of movement to create dance works that express and explore different ways of seeing and navigating the world.…

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MIXTAPE

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The artists of MIXTAPE continue to challenge and investigate Urban and Street dance in this third edition of the collaborative effort between up-and-coming and established Twin Cities choreographers. About MIXTAPE MIXTAPE is a collective of choreographers in the local Urban and Street dance scene that practice breaking, krump, house, New Jack Swing, and mixtures of all of these styles. They use these forms of movement to create dance works that express and explore different ways of seeing and navigating the world.…

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MIXTAPE

May 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2019

One event on May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The artists of MIXTAPE continue to challenge and investigate Urban and Street dance in this third edition of the collaborative effort between up-and-coming and established Twin Cities choreographers. About MIXTAPE MIXTAPE is a collective of choreographers in the local Urban and Street dance scene that practice breaking, krump, house, New Jack Swing, and mixtures of all of these styles. They use these forms of movement to create dance works that express and explore different ways of seeing and navigating the world.…

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Minnesota Dance Theatre

May 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2019 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. This annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division and Boys Program performing pieces especially created and selected for them. About Minnesota Dance Theatre Minnesota Dance Theatre is a non-profit professional dance company and school founded in 1962 by Loyce Houlton, one of the first American women to…

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Minnesota Dance Theatre

May 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2019 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. This annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division and Boys Program performing pieces especially created and selected for them. About Minnesota Dance Theatre Minnesota Dance Theatre is a non-profit professional dance company and school founded in 1962 by Loyce Houlton, one of the first American women to…

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