Calendar & Tickets

Future Interstates

2015/16 Future Interstates (part 1)

Future Interstates
Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

Sep 08
Tue @ 8:00pm
MovementWise

MovementWise

MovementWise
Tickets
$10 - $75

An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sep 16
Wed @ 6:30pm
Sep 23
Wed @ 6:30pm
Sep 30
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 07
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 14
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 21
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 28
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 04
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 11
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 18
Wed @ 6:30pm

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 5)

History of Tap Dance in the Twin Cities
Tickets
Free

In anticipation of the upcoming inaugural Twin Cities Tap Festival in October, we share stories and celebrate what has made Minnesota a rhythmically diverse dance community.

Sep 20
Sun @ 2:00pm
Gotta Dance

Gotta Dance! Gala

Havana Nights
Tickets
$300.00

Prepare to experience a little Cuban flair as attendees of The Cowles Center's fourth annual GOTTA DANCE! Gala immerse themselves in our little Havana, recreated right in downtown Minneapolis.

Oct 03
Sold Out
Sat @ 5:00pm

Raze The Barre

Havana Nights
Tickets
$75.00

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 PM for a Cuban-inspired After Party immediately following our fourth annual GOTTA DANCE! Gala!!

Oct 03
Sat @ 10:00pm
Jamaican Flag

Jamaica Heritage Expo

Artscape
Tickets
$25.95 - $39.95

Learn about Jamaica's cultural heritage in dance, language and creative art forms.

Oct 11
Sun @ 4:00pm
Jamaica Reggae

Jamaica Reggae Night

Legends and Luminaries
Tickets
$35.99 - $50.99

Showcasing Jamaica's cultural heritage in music.

Oct 11
Sun @ 8:30pm
Sage Awards Performance

Sage Awards for Dance

Recognizing and celebrating Minnesota's vibrant dance community
Tickets
$10 - $20

Since 2004, the Minnesota SAGE Awards have been presented annually to honor choreographers, dancers, educators, presenters, scenic and lighting designers, visual artists and others who continue to make the Twin Cities a national center of dance.

Oct 13
Tue @ 7:30pm
JSB

James Sewell Ballet

New Moves, Le Corsaire, The rest of everything, Grave Matters
Tickets
$15 - $36

With its 22nd season, James Sewell Ballet sets out to spark a larger conversation with an inspired group of collaborators and artists.

Oct 23
Fri @ 8:00pm
Oct 24
Sat @ 8:00pm
Oct 25
Sun @ 2:00pm
James Sewell Ballet

James Sewell Ballet

Halloween Parade
Tickets
$10

Bring your entire family to the ballet!!

Oct 24
Sat @ 11:00am
La Divina

MN Concert Opera

La Divina
Tickets
$20 (Fees included)

This one-woman, one-act play is an intimate drama that tells the story of legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

Oct 31
Sat @ 2:00pm
Nov 01
Sun @ 2:00pm
MinnPost Anniversary

MinnPost's 8th Anniversary

MinnPost's 8th Anniversary
Tickets
$40 - $50

Help celebrate MinnPost's 8th anniversary by joining us for an evening with Bill & Judith Moyers.

Nov 02
Mon @ 7:30pm
Warriors of Light

Threads Dance Project

Warriors of Light
Tickets
$15 - $29

Warriors of Light is a world premiere evening-length dance work inspired by Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho - with music created by local musician Sanford Moore.

Nov 06
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 07
Sat @ 7:30pm
Future Interstates

2015/16 Future Interstates (part 2)

Future Interstates
Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

Nov 10
Tue @ 8:00pm
Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company

33rd Fall Season
Tickets
$15 - $34

Zenon's 33rd Fall Season will inspire and excite new and veteran dance audiences alike. This vibrant, entralling program promises to challenge the limits of dance.

Nov 13
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 14
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 20
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 21
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 22
Sun @ 2:00pm
JSB

Nutcracker (not so) Suite

JSB presents the Ballet of the Dolls production
Tickets
$25 - $45

JSB rings in the holidays with Myron Johnson’s off-kilter “Nutcracker (not so) Suite,” a coming-of-age tale set in the 1960’s, beginning on the Upper-East-Side and careening into a beatnik downtown vibe with a life-size Barbie doll. 

Dec 04
Fri @ 8:00pm
Dec 05
Sat @ 8:00pm
Dec 06
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 11
Fri @ 8:00pm
Dec 12
Sat @ 8:00pm
Dec 13
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 17
Thu @ 8:00pm
Dec 18
Fri @ 8:00pm
Dec 19
Sat @ 8:00pm
Dec 20
Sun @ 2:00pm
Outdoor Dances

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 6)

Outdoor Dances
Tickets
Free

Choreographic approaches are as varied as our landscapes and waterways.

Jan 10
Sun @ 2:00pm
Future Interstates

2015/16 Future Interstates (part 3)

Future Interstates
Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

Jan 12
Tue @ 8:00pm
Saint Paul Ballet

Saint Paul Ballet

Four Women in Choreography
Tickets
$15 - $35

St Paul Ballet presents three new works created by four women in choreography.

Feb 12
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 13
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 14
Sun @ 2:00pm
James Sewell Ballet

James Sewell Ballet

Ballet Works Project
Tickets
$20

JSB's annual choreographic laboratory puts the audience at the heart of the creative process.

Feb 19
Fri @ 7:00pm
Feb 20
Sat @ 7:00pm
Feb 21
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 26
Fri @ 7:00pm
Feb 27
Sat @ 7:00pm
Feb 28
Sun @ 2:00pm

Ragamala Dance

They Rose at Dawn
Tickets
$15 - $25

A solo work depicting women as carriers of ritual.

Feb 19
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 20
Sat @ 8:00pm
SHAPESHIFT

SHAPESHIFT

Tickets
$15 - $25

SHAPESHIFT is a Minneapolis hip-hop dance company that uses a fusion of hip-hop styles to create a storytelling production.

Feb 26
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 27
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 28
Sun @ 2:00pm
Cinderella

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Cinderella 1944: A Love Story
Tickets
$25 - $35

Set in England during WWII, this is an original story written specifically for TCB, and features an original music compilation, original stage design, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that includes swing and modern dance styles in addition to classical ballet.

Mar 04
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 05
Sat @ 2:00pm
Mar 05
Sat @ 7:30pm
Mar 06
Sun @ 3:00pm
Future Interstates

2015/16 Future Interstates (part 4)

Future Interstates
Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

Mar 08
Tue @ 8:00pm
Lakmé

MN Concert Opera

Lakmé
Tickets
$15 - $35 (fees included)

An enchanting and beautiful opera, Lakmé is set in British-occupied India in the late 19th century.

Mar 11
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 13
Sun @ 2:00pm

VocalEssence

Four Saints in Three Acts
Tickets
$20 - $30 (Fees included)

Founded in 1969, Minneapolis-based VocalEssence has decades of history as one of the world’s premier choral music organizations. But despite its global influence, VocalEssence has kept its focus local—consistently pioneering ways to strengthen Minnesota’s community through thrilling musical experiences.

Mar 19
Sat @ 8:00pm
Mar 20
Sun @ 4:00pm
Shapiro & Smith

Shapiro & Smith Dance

HANDS
Tickets
$15 - $29

Join Shapiro & Smith for the premiere of HANDS as they examine the power and the beauty of our hands.

Mar 25
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 26
Sat @ 8:00pm
MDT

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Spring Season
Tickets
$24 - $36 (fees included)

Be immersed in an array of riveting repertory which illuminates the versatility of MDT’s classical and contemporary aesthetic.

Apr 01
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 02
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 03
Sun @ 2:00pm
AXIS Dance Company

AXIS Dance Company

"To Go Again" Tour
Tickets
$15 - $30

A powerful and evocative evening with one of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles.

Apr 08
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 09
Sat @ 8:00pm
Covering Dance

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 7)

Covering Dance
Tickets
Free

Through the years, Minnesota has had many influential and substantial contributors to the field of dance writing, both locally and nationally. We will examine the ability of language to capture the power of dance.

Apr 10
Sun @ 2:00pm
Zorongo Flamenco

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Tickets
$15 - $30

Joined by an ensemble of guest singers and musicians, Zorongo Flamenco will premiere Susana di Palma's new work LORCA'S WOMEN.

Apr 15
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 16
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 17
Sun @ 2:00pm
JSB

James Sewell Ballet

Band It, Chopin Studies, Excerpts from Seasons
Tickets
$15 - $36

JSB brings rhythm, playfulness, and artistry to the Cowles Center for its Spring Season.

Apr 22
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 23
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 29
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 30
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 01
Sun @ 2:00pm
James Sewell Ballet

James Sewell Ballet

Spring Into It!
Tickets
$10

Bring your entire family to the ballet!!

Apr 23
Sat @ 11:00am
Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company

Tickets
$15 - $34

Zenon Dance Company captivates audiences with a rare and dynamic blend of modern and jazz.

May 06
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 07
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 13
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 14
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 15
Sun @ 2:00pm
Future Interstates

2015/16 Future Interstates (part 5)

Future Interstates
Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

This series focuses on dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

May 10
Tue @ 8:00pm
TU Dance

TU Dance

Tickets
$15 - $35

Join us, as TU Dance returns to the Cowles Center for the culminating Twin Cities concert of its 12th season.

May 20
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 21
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 22
Sun @ 2:00pm
MDT Strawberry Festival

MDT Strawberry Festival

Student Showcase
Tickets
$20 - $30 (fees included)

Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre's aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2016 Strawberry Festival.

May 27
Fri @ 6:00pm
May 28
Sat @ 1:00pm
Cantus

Cantus

Covers: A Pop Concert
Tickets
$10 - $35

Cantus returns to The Cowles Center with adventurous programming and inspiring performances.

Jun 03
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 04
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 09
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 10
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 11
Sat @ 7:30pm

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 8)

Recovering Dance
Tickets
Free

Based on the success of Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s event Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company, we examine what it takes to bring choreography back from the past and place it onto today’s dancing bodies.

Jun 12
Sun @ 2:00pm
Merge

BLM and Contempo Physical Dance

MERGE
Tickets
$15 - $30

Two of Minnesota’s dance powerhouses, Black Label Movement and Contempo Physical Dance, join forces to produce the Cowles Center’s first ever collaborative dance concert.

Jun 17
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 18
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 24
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 25
Sat @ 7:30pm