Join us for an exhilarating performance of traditional Ukrainian folk dances! Spirit of Ukraine is a rich repertoire brimming with dances from diverse regions of Ukraine, authentic costumes and lively music. The culminating number, “Hopak,” is a crowd-pleasing favorite!
One of Minnesota’s most dynamic and adventurous dance companies, Black Label Movement (BLM), led by 2012 McKnight Fellow and City Pages Artist of the Year Carl Flink presents a feast of daringly physical dance, compelling design and original, live music. BLM’s sixth Minnesota season features the world premiere of Flink’s Whack-A-Mole set to original music created by composer Greg Brosofske. The evening concludes with the return of Flink’s Field Songs accompanied live by Minnesota roots rock band the Jinnies on a grass-covered stage.
Join us for the second night of The Cowles Center's annual gala. The evening will begin with a Wine Reception in the U.S. Bank Atrium followed by a performance by the Golden Dragon Acrobats in The Goodale Theater and finish out the night with a dance party for every style!
Experience the Minnesota premier of David Seaman’s four-hour reduction of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. The MINI-RING will feature eight of the biggest operatic names in the world, including Jane Eaglen, Jay Hunter Morris, and Richard Paul Fink, singing with a stellar 17-piece orchestra under the direction of Jonathan Khuner.
Three and Three gives the Flying Foot Forum audience a peek into their future with three new sections of their next three full evening projects and revives three of their most successful repertory pieces from various points in their 21 year history.
Venus and Adonis explores concepts of love and romance through the choreography of Myron Johnson, an experimental, multimedia stage production and the music of Kate Bush, Carole King, Tracy Chapman and more.
Join the “premier vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) for their annual fall production in The Goodale Theatre. Cantus is recognized worldwide for its artistic excellence and musical versatility.
Born in India and raised in the U.S., APARNA RAMASWAMY is a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam artist Alarmel Valli, one of India’s greatest living masters. Aparna sees the classical form as a dynamic, living tradition. Her choreography embraces the philosophy, spirituality, mysticism and myth of her heritage to create visceral experiences that bring the eloquence of Bharatanatyam to universal themes.
Aparna was jointly named with her mother and Co-Artistic Director, Ranee Ramaswamy, as Star Tribune (Minneapolis) "Artist of the Year."
James Sewell Ballet celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a retrospective of work that showcases the company's exceptional talent. JSB will bring back favorites that have been performed in the Twin Cities over the past 20 years.
Join TU Dance as they returns to The Cowles Center for the opening concert of TU's 10th Anniversary Season-- an evening featuring world premiere work by New York choreographer Gregory Dolbashian . Also on the program are selections from the company’s outstanding repertory, reflecting a decade of signature choreography by Uri Sands.
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.
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.
Single ticket sales will be available early September.
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.