Calendar & Tickets

Future Interstates

Tickets
$5 Suggested Donation

A bi-monthly no-tech show for dance makers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation.

Sep 13
Tue @ 8:00pm
MovementWise

MovementWise

MovementWise
Tickets
$10 - $75

An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sep 14
Wed @ 6:30pm
Sep 21
Wed @ 6:30pm
Sep 28
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 05
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 12
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 19
Wed @ 6:30pm
Oct 26
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 02
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 09
Wed @ 6:30pm
Nov 16
Wed @ 6:30pm

Katha Dance Theatre

Sufiana - The Sufi Ecstasy
Tickets
$25 - $30 (fees included)

The Sufi Ecstasy is truly an uplifting experience, completely unique and ecstatically alive!

Sep 16
Fri @ 8:00pm
Sep 17
Sat @ 8:00pm
Sep 18
Sun @ 2:00pm

SOLO

McKnight Dance Fellows
Tickets
$25

An exceptional evening including solo performances from all six 2014 and 2015 McKnight Dancer Fellows, with choreography from an eclectic group of national and international choreographers.

Sep 23
Fri @ 8:00pm
Sep 24
Sat @ 8:00pm

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences

Tickets
Free

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences lecture series continues its participatory storytelling and collective remembering with guest speakers from the local dance communities.

Sep 25
Sun @ 2:00pm
Nov 06
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 26
Sun @ 2:00pm
Jun 04
Sun @ 2:00pm

GOTTA DANCE! Gala/Raze the Barre After-party

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2016 for our largest fundraising event of the year – The GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After-party. 

Oct 01
Sat @ 5:30pm

Sage Awards for Dance

Tickets
$12 (Fees not included)

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 18
Tue @ 7:30pm

Trade Offs

McKnight dancer fellows and SOLO commissioned choreographers
Tickets
Free For All Dance Makers

A pop-up discussion group for dance makers who acknowledge the cost of dedicating one’s life to dance.

Oct 20
Thu @ 6:00pm
Twin Cities Tap Festival

Twin Cities Tap Festival

Tickets
$15 - $30

The Twin Cities Tap Festival brings together national tap artists, local tap professionals, and students of all ages to share and learn about the rhythm, music, and the ever-changing art of tap dance.

Oct 20
Thu @ 8:00pm
Oct 21
Fri @ 8:00pm
Oct 22
Sat @ 8:00pm
Threads Dance Project

Threads Dance Project

Progressions
Tickets
$24 - $29

Join Threads Dance Project as they celebrate their 5th year of creating works that examine, expose and celebrate the threads that connect us.

Nov 04
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 05
Sat @ 7:30pm
Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company

34th Fall Season
Tickets
$34

Zenon Dance Company’s 34th Season takes you into new worlds of dance.

Nov 11
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 12
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 18
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 19
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 20
Sun @ 2:00pm

Nutcracker (Not So) Suite

Tickets
$25 - $50

Join The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet as we ring in the holidays with Myron Johnson’s off-kilter Nutcracker (Not So) Suite, a coming-of-age tale much closer to E.T.A. Hoffman’s original, grittier story than the Sugar Plum Fairy version many of us know today.

Dec 02
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 03
Sat @ 7:30pm
Dec 04
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 08
Thu @ 7:30pm
Dec 09
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 10
Sat @ 7:30pm
Dec 11
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 15
Thu @ 7:30pm
Dec 16
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 17
Sat @ 7:30pm
Dec 18
Sun @ 2:00pm

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Carmina Burana
Tickets
$26 - $45 (fees included)

Carmina Burana is a sensuous and gritty romp to the stirring and powerful music of composer Carl Orff, based on poems written by 13th century vagabond poets!


Jan 20
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jan 21
Sat @ 8:00pm
Jan 22
Sun @ 3:00pm
Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Company

Written In Water
Tickets
$29

Written in Water is the result of Ranee and Aparna’s ongoing investigation of the 2nd century Indian board game Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes and Ladders), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both.

Jan 27
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jan 28
Sat @ 8:00pm
Jan 29
Sun @ 2:00pm

Curio Dance: Drop the Mic!

The Experience
Tickets
$22 - $25

Experience the future of dance-makers and funk-stylists turned-on to psychedelic rock, electric blues and the ageless grooves by Jimi Hendrix and the elevated powers that unite generations. 

Feb 10
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 11
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 12
Sun @ 2:00pm
Contempo Physical Dance

Contempo Physical Dance

Balacobaco
Tickets
$16 - $24

Marciano Silva dos Santos’ Balacobaco is extraordinarily beautiful, excessively animated and will make you want to jump out of your chair and dance along.

Feb 24
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 25
Sat @ 7:30pm

Ballet Works Project

Tickets
$16 - $20 (fees included)

James Sewell Ballet’s annual choreographic laboratory puts the audience at the heart of the creative process.


Mar 02
Thu @ 7:30pm
Mar 03
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 04
Sat @ 8:00pm
Mar 05
Sun @ 2:00pm
St. Paul Ballet

St. Paul Ballet

Tickets
$25 - $35
St. Paul Ballet returns to the Cowles Center with fresh new contemporary works.
Mar 03
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 04
Sat @ 7:30pm
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Classical Connections
Tickets
$25 - $35

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota presents CLASSICAL CONNECTIONSan exciting mixed program featuring Tutus & Toe Shoes, Gothic Romance, Cowboys and Classical Ballet!

Mar 10
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 11
Sat @ 7:30pm
Still Life

Morgan Thorson

Still Life
Tickets
TBA

Using cutting edge designs in both lights and sound, synthesized with movement and text, Still Life will be mounted inside the stage of the Goodale Theater, imaging that environment as an obsolete artifact; a space formally known as the proscenium theater.

Mar 17
Mar 18
Mar 19

James Sewell Ballet

Titicut Follies: The Ballet
Tickets
$20 - $36

Inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s landmark documentary, Titicut Follies, having its 50th Anniversary this year, this new full length ballet is a collaboration between Wiseman and James Sewell.

Mar 31
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 01
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 02
Sun @ 2:00pm
Minnesota Dance Theatre

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Spring Season
Tickets
$24 - $36

Celebrating local music icon Bob Dylan, Minnesota Dance Theatre presents the Minneapolis premiere of “Moonshine” by world-renowned British choreographer Christopher Bruce.

Apr 07
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 08
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 09
Sun @ 2:00pm
Shapiro & Smith

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Tickets
$29

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.

Apr 13
Thu @ 8:00pm
Apr 14
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 15
Sat @ 8:00pm
Zorongo And FFF

Flying Foot Forum and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Tickets
$30 (Fees included)

Flying Foot Forum and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre join forces to bring you an evening of rhythm, passion, and energy.

Apr 21
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 22
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 23
Sun @ 2:00pm
Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company

34th Spring Season
Tickets
$34

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 05
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 06
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 07
Sun @ 2:00pm
MixTape

MIXTAPE

Tickets
$22 - $25

MIXTAPE is a collaboration of seven local artists whose differences in upbringing, generation, and relationship to “Hip Hop” have evoked important questions and dialogue around “What is Hip Hop?”.

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

MDT Strawberry Festival

Tickets
$20 - $30

Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young dancers

May 26
Fri @ 6:00pm
May 27
Sat @ 1:00pm
Cantus

Cantus

Covers
Tickets
$25 - $35

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 02
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 03
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 08
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 09
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 10
Sat @ 7:30pm

Metropolitan Ballet

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tickets
$21.75 - $49

Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare with A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 24
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 25
Sun @ 3:00pm

Momentum: New Dance Works 2017

Tickets
$20

Since 2001, Momentum has enabled the creation and presentation of new work by artistically and culturally diverse emerging artists that have continued to make significant contributions to the local and national arts scene.

Jul 13
Thu @ 8:00pm
Jul 14
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jul 15
Sat @ 8:00pm
Jul 20
Thu @ 8:00pm
Jul 21
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jul 22
Sat @ 8:00pm