Shapiro & Smith

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Ticket Prices: 
Regular - $29
Goodale Theater

Hands- some of our smallest, yet most powerful tools. We work them nimbly and diligently and use their power in extreme and diverse ways. With a hand, we can move seamlessly from the tender caress of a cheek to the abrupt slitting of a throat. We use them to create and to explore, to communicate and to emote. Join Shapiro & Smith for the premiere of HANDS as they examine the power and the beauty of our hands.

The evening will also feature Bolero “…a thrill ride of a dance…” (Star Tribune) and Wee Violence with guest Sally Rousse.

Audience Engagement discussion following the performance on Saturday, Mar. 26


Mar 25
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 26
Sat @ 8:00pm

Shapiro & Smith Dance has a reputation for performing tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious. Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth they have earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.

Founded in 1985, the Company began as a collaboration between Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. After meeting in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, they went on to create their first choreography during a Fulbright Lectureship in Helsinki, Finland. Since then Shapiro and Smith’s blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater has elicited enthusiastic receptions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. The Company has been presented by major festivals and venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark’s DanSpace Project, PS 122, Festival di Milano, Teatro de Danza in Mexico City, Recklinghausen RuhrFestSpiele, and the Korean International Festival.