Written in Water is the result of Ranee and Aparna’s ongoing investigation of the 2nd century Indian board game Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes and Ladders), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both.
Making its North American premiere at The Cowles Center, Not a moment too soon, directed by Spanish artist Ferran Carvajal, uses dance and theater to transport us into the image and voice of Merce Cunningham using unseen footage and tapes shot by Cunningham himself.
A Survey of Native American Dance in the Twin Cities
A Survey of Native American Dance in the Twin Cities, hosted by Rosy Simas, in conjunction with Oyate Okodakiciyapi – a series of Native contemporary dance events in the Twin Cities, a partnership with the Ordway and Rosy Simas Danse
Using cutting edge designs in both lights and sound, synthesized with movement and text, Still Life for The Cowles Center will be mounted inside the stage of The Goodale Theater, imaging that environment as an obsolete artifact; a space formally known as the proscenium theater.
Shapiro & Smith Dance has a reputation for performing tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious. Join them as they celebrate their 30th Anniversary Season at The Cowles Center.
Moving Narratives in Latin Dance, hosted by choreographer Giselle Mejia, featuring guest speakers René Thompson (Afro-Cuban of Havana), Yeniel Chini Perez (Afro-Cuban of Matanzas), Leo Paixao (Afro-Brazilian of Salvador), Maria Isa (Afro-Puerto Rican of Loíza), and Mejia (Afro-Ecuadorian of Esmeraldas).
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