Calendar & Tickets

Raze the Barre

Raze the Barre 2014

The Most Spectacular Dance Party of the Year
Tickets
$100

Come party with us at Raze the Barre!

Sep 05
Fri @ 5:30pm

GOTTA DANCE! 2014

A Benefit for The Cowles Center
Tickets
$250

You are invited to join us for a fantastic night of drinks, dinner, and dance at our 3rd annual GOTTA DANCE! Gala.

Sep 06
break dancing

6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle

6th Annual Celebration of Hip Hop Artistry
Tickets
Free

Get ready for the 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle. 

Sep 13
Sat @ 12:00pm

Ananya Dance Theatre

Using art to inspire social change
Tickets
$10 - $30 (Fees included)

The interweaving of artistic excellence and social justice.

Sep 18
Thu @ 8:00pm
Sep 19
Fri @ 8:00pm
Sep 20
Sat @ 8:00pm

Celebration of Life

with special guest Shed G
Tickets
$20 - $25 (Fees included)

Come out and enjoy a night of side splitting, foot stomping laughter  with comedian Shed G. 

Sep 27
Sat @ 7:00pm

THE STEELES

Tickets
$40 (Fees included)

Colors of Gershwin

Oct 10
Fri @ 7:30pm
Oct 12
Sun @ 2:00pm

SAGE Awards for Dance

10th Anniversary
Tickets
$15 - $20 (Fees included)

Join us for the 10th annual SAGE Awards 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 14
Tue @ 7:30pm

Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Fall Concert
Tickets
$10 - $30 (Fees included)

Join Cantus in this celebration of the power of the human voice.

Oct 16
Thu @ 7:30pm

First Peoples Fund

A celebration of the Collective Spirit
Tickets
$25 - $100 (Fees included)

A special one-night-only evening of traditional and contemporary American Indian
performances featuring some of today’s most celebrated Indigenous artists.

Oct 18
Sat @ 5:30pm
Oct 18
Sat @ 7:30pm

James Sewell Ballet

Guy Noir: The Ballet
Tickets
$20 - $36 (Fees included)

A delightful murder mystery ballet inspired by radio personality Garrison Keillor. 

Oct 24
Fri @ 8:00pm
Oct 25
Sat @ 8:00pm
Oct 26
Sun @ 2:00pm
Oct 31
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 01
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 02
Sun @ 2:00pm

Katha Dance

Dance. Discover. Transform.
Tickets
$25 - $30 (Fees included)

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is a collection of mystical, highly symbolic poems that deals with the nature of the divine and the fleeting nature of life.

Nov 07
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 08
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 09
Sun @ 2:00pm

Threads Dance Project

The Secrets of Slave Songs
Tickets
$25 - $30 (Fees included)

This piece attempts to depict the complex relationships between Blacks and Whites that originated with slavery.

Nov 14
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 15
Sat @ 7:30pm

Zenon Dance Company

Fall season
Tickets
$34 (Fees included)

World premiere by Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, McKnight International Artist.

Nov 21
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 22
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 28
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 29
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 30
Sun @ 2:00pm

Yesterday Once More

A tribute to the Music of the Carpenters
Tickets
$35 (Fees included)

Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to The Carpenters - the ultimate soundtrack of a generation. Starring Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Michelle Carter and John Trones.

Dec 05
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 06
Sat @ 7:30pm

Lightwire Theater

A Very Electric Christmas!
Tickets
$33.50 - $43.50 (Fees included)

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky, Mariah Carey and of course a few surprises a long the way.

Dec 17
Wed @ 7:30pm
Dec 18
Thu @ 7:30pm

Contempo Physical Dance

Tickets
$20 - $25 (Fees included)

Contempo Physical Dance returns to The Cowles Center with Motirô, a fast favorite and defining work of the company.

Jan 30
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jan 31
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 01
Sun @ 2:00pm

ShapeShift

Tickets
$25 (Fees included)

From bboys who do pirouettes to ballerinas who have swag, this talented group of 17 dancers, tell stories of love, conflict, loss and success, while also tackling  heart- wrenching issues such as chemical dependency.

Feb 06
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 07
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 08
Sun @ 2:00pm

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company

Tickets
$30 - $35 (Fees included)

Beyond Ballroom creates innovative productions that continue to stretch the boundaries and challenge the genre.

Feb 13
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 14
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 15
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 20
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 21
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 22
Sun @ 2:00pm

Flying Foot Forum

Tickets
$30 (Fees included)

Flying Foot Forum is a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussion and percussive dances with many other forms of music, dance and theater.

Feb 27
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 28
Sat @ 7:30pm

Black Label Movement

Tickets
$25 - $30 (Fees included)

Black Label Movement (BLM) is a Twin Cities based dance theater dedicated to creating wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging art.

Mar 05
Thu @ 7:30pm
Mar 06
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 07
Sat @ 7:30pm

Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Spring Concert
Tickets
$10 - $30 (Fees included)

Cantus returns to this inspiring story and the beautiful music of the Baltic states.

Mar 12
Thu @ 7:30pm

Minnesota Concert Opera

Tickets
$14 - $19 (Fees included)

Starring coloratura soprano/actress Andrea Lynn Cianflone, LA DIVINA is Minnesota Concert Opera’s first new works commission.

Mar 15
Sun @ 2:00pm

Saint Paul Ballet

Tickets
$25 - $35 (Fees included)

Saint Paul Ballet returns to The Cowles with a dance concert of familiar line and fresh images.

Mar 20
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 21
Sat @ 7:30pm
Mar 22
Sun @ 2:00pm

Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES

Tickets
$30 (Fees included)

Choreographed by Mathew Janczewski, Plastic Language is an evening length trio that deconstructs everyday moments to investigate their simplest form.

Mar 27
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 28
Sat @ 7:30pm

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Tickets
$30 (Fees included)

Shapiro & Smith Dance has a reputation for performing tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious.

Apr 02
Thu @ 8:00pm
Apr 03
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 04
Sat @ 8:00pm

Minnesota Dance Theatre

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

With a history spanning over half a century, Minnesota Dance Theatre & School is an acclaimed arts leader in our state, our region and in the nation.

Apr 10
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 11
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 12
Sun @ 2:00pm

TU Dance

Tickets
$30 - $35 (Fees included)

The company's 2015 spring concert features a world premiere work by choreographer Uri Sands honoring Marian Anderson, the celebrated American contralto who was breaking barriers for African-American artists decades before the civil rights movement.

Apr 17
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 18
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 19
Sun @ 2:00pm

James Sewell Ballet

Spring Season
Tickets
$20 - $36 (Fees included)

The 2014/2015 season ends with an epic Minneapolis premiere, a restaged favorite, and hip hop music by rappper singer Dessa. 

Apr 24
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 25
Sat @ 11:00am
Apr 25
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 26
Sun @ 2:00pm
May 01
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 02
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 03
Sun @ 2:00pm

Zenon Dance Company

Spring Season
Tickets
$34 (Fees included)

One of the nation’s premier repertory dance companies, Zenon Dance Company captivates audiences with a rare and dynamic blend of modern and jazz.

May 08
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 09
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 15
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 16
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 17
Sun @ 2:00pm

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Strawberry Festival
Tickets
$20 - $30 (Fees included)

See tomorrow’s dancers today and celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s Young Children Division and Performing Arts Division, an annual performance of MDT students.

May 29
Fri @ 6:00pm
May 30
Sat @ 2:00pm

Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Covers Concert

Don’t miss the best sing-along of the year as Cantus returns to The Cowles Center to cover more of your favorite pop hits.

Jun 05
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 06
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 11
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 12
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 13
Sat @ 7:30pm

Curio Dance: Drop the Mic!

Tickets
$25 (Fees included)

Curio Dance defines pure entertainment. With grace and precision, Curio Dance blends urban dance styles with classical and traditional dance training.

Jun 19
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 20
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 21
Sun @ 2:00pm

Zorongo Flamenco

Tickets
$30 (Fees included)

Zorongo presents two passion filled performances of FLAMENCO ON FIRE.

Jun 26
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 27
Sat @ 7:30pm

Momentum: New Dance Works

New Dance Works
Tickets
$20 (Fees included)

Join us at The Southern Theatre for an evening of new dance projects from Luke Olson-Elm and Hyponymous.

Jul 09
Thu @ 8:00pm
Jul 10
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jul 11
Sat @ 8:00pm

Momentum: New Dance Works

New Dance Works
Tickets
$20 (Fees included)

Join us for the second series at The Southern Theatre that showcases new works from choreographers Angharad Davies and Nic Lincoln.

Jul 16
Thu @ 8:00pm
Jul 17
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jul 18
Sat @ 8:00pm