Calendar & Tickets

Gravity | Christopher Watson Dance Company

TEK BOX Performance
Tickets
$15 - $10 (FEES INCLUDED)
Nov 15
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 16
Sat @ 7:30pm
Nov 17
Sun @ 2:00pm

Defending Democracy: MinnPost's 12th Anniversary Celebration

MinnPost marks 12 years of award-winning nonprofit journalism with Defending Democracy, featuring special guest Dr. Brian Klaas and MinnPost Editor Andrew Putz in an in-depth conversation on the threats facing democracy across the globe and what can be done to reverse these trends. 

Nov 18
Mon @ 7:30pm
Crash Dance Productions: Proxy

Crash Dance Productions

Proxy
Tickets
$27 – $30 (FEES INCLUDED)

A voyage of discovery. Proxy morphs dancers into cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves, and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, your discoveries will lie in precisely how much you let yourself see.

Nov 22
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 23
Sat @ 7:30pm
Nov 24
Sun @ 2:00pm
Ricci Milan & Rhythm Street Movement: Who Brought the Humbug?

Who Brought the Humbug?

Ricci Milan & Rhythm Street Movement
Tickets
$25 - $45 (FEES INCLUDED)

WHO BROUGHT THE HUMBUG? is the wildly creative, interactive, holiday show the whole family can enjoy.

Holidays at The Cowles Center

Dec 05
Thu @ 7:30pm
Dec 06
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 07
Sat @ 7:30pm
Dec 08
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 12
Thu @ 7:30pm
Dec 13
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 14
Sat @ 7:30pm
Dec 15
Sun @ 2:00pm

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Carmina Burana
Tickets
$26 - $45 (FEES INCLUDED)

Love and lust spill from the stage in this sensuous and gritty romp set to the powerful music of Carl Orff. Returning for its fifth consecutive year, this Minnesota Dance Theatre audience favorite features "a breathtaking amalgam of music, movement, and imagery."

Jan 17
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jan 18
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jan 19
Sun @ 3:00pm
Collide Theatrical: Romeo & Juliet

Collide Theatrical

Romeo & Juliet
Tickets
$33 – $39 (FEES INCLUDED)

Classic meets contemporary in this reimagined story of star-crossed lovers, filled to the brim with all of the passion and violence of young love. A score of pop hits from artists like Nirvana, The White Stripes, and Lady Gaga is performed live by musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and vocalist Katie Gearty.

Feb 14
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 15
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 16
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 21
Fri @ 7:30pm
Feb 22
Sat @ 7:30pm
Feb 23
Sun @ 2:00pm
MERGES IN MARCH: Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers

Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers

MERGES IN MARCH
Tickets
$30 (FEES INCLUDED)

MERGES IN MARCH: Contemporary dancer Berit Ahlgren and local actor Nathan Keepers join together for a night of unforgettable performance artistry.

Mar 13
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 14
Sat @ 7:30pm
MERGES IN MARCH: Penelope Freeh & Alanna Morris Van Tassel

Penelope Freeh & Alanna Morris Van Tassel

MERGES IN MARCH
Tickets
$30 (FEES INCLUDED)

MERGES IN MARCH: Contemporary ballet dancer, choreographer, educator, and writer, Penelope Freeh joins Brooklyn-born Dancer-Choreographer-Educator Alanna Morris Van Tassel to honor and manipulate classicism, traditional vocabularies, and deconstructs traditions.

Mar 20
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 21
Sat @ 7:30pm
MERGES IN MARCH: Hatch Dance & STRONGmovement

H Y B R I D: Hatch Dance & STRONGmovement

MERGES IN MARCH
Tickets
$30 (FEES INCLUDED)

MERGES IN MARCH: Fusing their distinct choreographic aesthetics, Strong and Hatch forge new ground as they bring their communities together for this premiere.

Mar 27
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 28
Sat @ 7:30pm
Minnesota Dance Theatre: The Enchantment

Minnesota Dance Theatre

The Enchantment
Tickets
$31 – $36 (FEES INCLUDED)

A mystery reigns: twelve princesses awake each morning with their dance shoes destroyed. The King is in a quandary; is it a harmless enchantment or something bewitchingly darker? Delve into this magical world full of breathtaking dance, luminous live music, and an array of enchantments.

Apr 03
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 04
Sat @ 2:00pm
Apr 04
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 05
Sun @ 3:00pm
Ballet Co.Laboratory: Freddie - Break Free

Ballet Co.Laboratory

Freddie - Break Free
Tickets
$33 – $39 (FEES INCLUDED)

We Will Rock You! From Ballet Co.Laboratory comes a ballet set to live Queen music exploring Freddie Mercury’s life on and off the stage. You’ll go ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ with extraordinary dance and the sounds of local Queen tribute band Ready Freddie featuring frontman Michael Hanna.

Apr 10
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 11
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 17
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 18
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 19
Sun @ 2:00pm

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project

Tapestries 5.0
Tickets
$22 - $25 (FEES INCLUDED)

TEK BOX

Apr 24
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 25
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 26
Sun @ 2:00pm
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre - Duende

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Duende
Tickets
$25 – $43 (FEES INCLUDED)

Harness the emotional power and animated spirit of flamenco. Zorongo Flamenco presents an ensemble of celebrated artists performing live traditional flamenco music, song, and dance bringing expressive and rhythmic excitement to the stage.

Apr 24
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 25
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 26
Sun @ 2:00pm
TU Dance - Spring Concert

TU Dance

Spring Concert
Tickets
$29 – $39 (FEES INCLUDED)

Explore the struggle between the mannequin-like existence we assemble and the realistic need for human connection. TU Dance presents “Vanity Fare” a world premiere by choreographer Marcus Jarell Willis. You’re not going to want to miss TU Dance’s triumphant return to the Cowles.

May 01
Fri @ 7:30pm
May 02
Sat @ 7:30pm
May 03
Sun @ 2:00pm
MIXTAPE: Now Streaming MIXTAPE Part IV

MIXTAPE

Now Streaming MIXTAPE Part IV
Tickets
$27 – $30 (FEES INCLUDED)

Break away from the norm. With a performance that encourages audiences to be fully present with each other, honor vulnerability as strength, and resist a political landscape that tries to keep us apart, Now Streaming brings us together in the NOW to work within a complex unity.

May 15
Fri @ 7:30pm
May 16
Sat @ 7:30pm
May 17
Sun @ 2:00pm

Strawberry Festival, A Student Showcase

Tickets
$15 - $25 (FEES INCLUDED)
May 22
Fri @ 6:00pm
May 23
Sat @ 1:00pm
Cantus  'Covers'

Cantus

Covers
Tickets
$27 - $37 (FEES INCLUDED)

Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers arranging and performing the everyday classics of our time.

Cowles Extra

Jun 05
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 06
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 12
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 13
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 14
Sun @ 3:00pm