Recognizing and celebrating Minnesota's vibrant dance community
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.