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
An artist-to-artist talk with Indigenous choreographers from Turtle Island
Rosy Simas has invited these Indigenous choreographers to dialogue together on creating and presenting their dance works. The discussion will touch on current work, aesthetics, challenges, methods, audiences, community engagement, and plans for the future.
Celebrated local choreographer Morgan Thorson reimagines The Goodale Theater as an obsolete, picturesque diorama in this site-specific performance. With the audience seated on the deck of the stage, Still Life for The Cowles Center brings the audience close to the action as Thorson charges seven dancers to kill the choreography, examining what happens when they have nothing left to do.
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).
Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.