Join Frank Theatre in their 4th Year presenting this alternative holiday classic!
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season, Frank Theatre's production of The Santaland Diaries has been described by the Washington Post as "unforgettable, an autobiographical confession of a penniless, gay, would-be soap opera writer named Crumpet working as an elf at Macy's mega-department store on Herald Square in New York."
Off-Leash Area's latest dance and theater fusion is Maggie's Brain, a performance about a young woman reeling from the onset of schizophrenia. It is a heartfelt exploration of the effects of mental illness on a young woman and her family who have not yet discovered the tools to cope with a situation over which they seem to have no control.
Inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro by Antonio de Castro Alves, the work will explore that which chains and bonds us together. Alves’ profound writing and vivid imagery will incite fervent and sublime explorations of the company’s dynamic fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.
Hip Hop. focuses on a variety of social issues, internal and external, with a wry sense of humor and concern. J-Sun mentors the next generation of breaking, house, funkstyles and rocking choreographers in the performance.
Acclaimed as the “premier vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is recognized worldwide for its artistic excellence and musical versatility. Based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cantus serves its audience with public and community concerts, educational residences, recordings and digital media.
Body & Soul will feature familiar audience favorites “Childless Mother” and “Memories”, along with the World Premiere of a new work set to the soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms of Sweet Honey In The Rock. This show will touch your mind, body and your soul through movement and music.
The essence of Zorongo Flamenco's work combines the passionate soul of Spain with the lively innovative spirit of America and relates to contemporary audiences in a way that few companies do. Zorongo Flamenco brings the very essence of Spain to the performance hall.
Shapiro & Smith Dance is noted for creating tales of beauty and wit that run the gamut from the provocative to the absurd. They are performed with a physicality and emotional depth that has earned S&S an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, and pure abandonment.
With the Dante Project, James Sewell Ballet will create a new full-length dance/theater performance piece – “Inferno” – inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. The piece will premiere at The Cowles Center as the centerpiece of James Sewell Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Season.
One dynamic company – three decades of modern and jazz dance performed with passion, perfection and panache. Zenon Dance Company has been a standard-bearer of artistic excellence in the Twin Cities for 30 years.
One foot follows another in a symbolic ballet of our vibrant memories of countries walked on, like a caravan picking up movement around the world. It is a balance of roots and modernity, street dance and theater connecting contemporary and historical foundation.