Calendar & Tickets

Ballet Minnesota

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Tickets
$22 - $34 (FEES INCLUDED)

Ballet Minnesota brings to life Beethoven’s most renowned composition, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Comprised of four movements, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is a one-of-a-kind work that transforms music into movement. Movement 1 reveals how Beethoven’s thoughts and experiences are reflected in his work. Audiences experience a joyous Orchestra Hall concert in Movement 2. Movement 3 is a dedication to Beethoven’s “immortal beloved,” and the search among scholars to find her. Movement 4 crescendos with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

Feb 23
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 24
Sat @ 2:00pm
Feb 24
Sat @ 8:00pm
Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII Minnesota Dance Events

Minnesota's world-renowned dance communities will be on display in the lead-up to Super LII. Find out how you can take it all in with this guide to all things dance.

Feb 25

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Pink Floyd’s The Wall: A Rock Ballet
Tickets
$30 - $38 (FEES INCLUDED)

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (TCB) is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists­: choreographers, dancers, and musicians, and demonstrates TCB’s artistic vision, innovation, and its dancers’ versatility.  

Mar 01
Thu @ 7:30pm
Mar 02
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 03
Sat @ 2:00pm
Mar 03
Sat @ 7:30pm
St. Paul Ballet

St. Paul Ballet

Fifth Anniversary Best
Tickets
$26 - $36 (FEES INCLUDED)

St. Paul Ballet (SPB) has selected the best of five seasons for a multifaceted anniversary celebration at The Cowles Center. From poignant to moving with a bit of charm and verve, SPB takes its cue from audience favorites in classical and contemporary ballet.

Mar 09
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 10
Sat @ 7:30pm

Curio Dance

Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized
Tickets
$22 - $25 (FEES INCLUDED)

Curio Dance returns with their seventh show - Drop the Mic: Metamorphosized  - an ambitious program highlighting the company’s top pieces from the past six original productions. 

Mar 16
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 17
Sat @ 7:30pm
Mar 18
Sun @ 2:00pm

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project

Tapestries 3.0
Tickets
$22 - $25

Tapestries 3.0 features new and reprised works showcasing the diverse perspectives and talents of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles and local guest choreographers: Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Vie Boheme, and Jim Lieberthal.

Mar 23
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 24
Sat @ 7:30pm

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Later that night
Tickets
$29 (FEES INCLUDED)

Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for its 31st season with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak; triumph and despair.

Mar 30
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 31
Sat @ 8:00pm

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Garden of Names
Tickets
$30 (FEES INCLUDED)

Susana di Palma’s Garden of Names, an original flamenco dance/theater work, inspired by Lawrence Thornton’s novel Imagining Argentina, is a triumphant acclamation of the imagination’s power to fight injustice.

With Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum.

Apr 06
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 07
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 08
Sun @ 2:00pm
Apr 13
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 14
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 15
Sun @ 2:00pm

James Sewell Ballet

New Works
Tickets
$23 (FEES INCLUDED)

New Works takes a longer run in James Sewell Ballet’s own TEK BOX this year. Featuring innovative choreography by New York choreographer Loni Landon, company members Jordan Lefton and Laurie Nielsen, plus a new work by James Sewell.

Apr 13
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 15
Sun @ 2:00pm
Apr 20
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 21
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 22
Sun @ 2:00pm
Apr 27
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 28
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 29
Sun @ 2:00pm

Ragamala Dance Company

Body, the Shrine
Tickets
$25 - $75 (FEES INCLUDED)

Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Body, the Shrine. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal.

Apr 26
Thu @ 7:30pm
Apr 27
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 28
Sat @ 6:00pm

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Matinee
Tickets
$30 (FEES INCLUDED)

Adapted from fabulist American author Robert Coover’s short story of the same name, MATINEE is a dance/theater/film work that explores the complexities of relationships and the changing realities of the characters in a myriad of locations from train cars to shabby hotel rooms, lonely bars, wilderness vistas, elegant restaurants, and mundane apartments.

May 11
Fri @ 7:30pm
May 12
Sat @ 7:30pm
May 13
Sun @ 2:00pm

Mixtape Side B

Mixtape Side B
Tickets
$22 - $25 (FEES INCLUDED)

Unpacking issues of gender inequality, privilege, appropriation, and homophobia, up-and-coming and established Twin Cities’ Hip Hop choreographers challenge notions of what Hip Hop dance is and will be.

May 18
Fri @ 7:30pm
May 19
Sat @ 7:30pm
May 20
Sun @ 2:00pm
Ballet Dancers

MDT Strawberry Festival

A Student Showcase
Tickets
$20 - $30 (FEES INCLUDED)

Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2018 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. This annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division, and Boys Program performing pieces especially created and selected for them.

May 25
Fri @ 6:00pm
May 26
Sat @ 1:00pm

Cantus

Covers: A Pop Concert
Tickets
$10 - $37 (FEES INCLUDED)

Is it summer yet? 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. Whether it is music from the ‘60s, the ‘80s, or something brand new, Covers will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. Always an audience favorite, Covers shows off a completely different side of Cantus.

Jun 01
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 02
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 03
Sun @ 3:00pm
Jun 07
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 08
Fri @ 7:30pm

Sally Rousse

ICON SAM: Temple Dances
Tickets
$25 (FEES INCLUDED)

ICON SAM: Temple Dances is an historical, hysterical romp that takes place in the doorways, studios, alleys, and hallways of 528 Hennepin Avenue – now The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

Jun 14
Thu @ 6:00pm
Jun 15
Fri @ 6:00pm
Jun 16
Sat @ 6:00pm
Jun 17
Sun @ 3:00pm
Jun 21
Thu @ 6:00pm
Jun 22
Fri @ 6:00pm
Jun 23
Sat @ 6:00pm
Jun 24
Sun @ 3:00pm
MN Opera - Fellow Travelers

Minnesota Opera

Fellow Travelers
Tickets
TBA (FEES INCLUDED)

The story of a forbidden love affair between two men in 1950s McCarthy-era Washington, D.C., Fellow Travelers is a searing opera infused with political drama, unexpected humor, and sincere heartbreak.

Jun 16
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 17
Sun @ 2:00pm
Jun 19
Tue @ 7:30pm
Jun 21
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 23
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 26
Tue @ 7:30pm

2018 GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party

Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018, for our largest fundraising event of the year – The GOTTA DANCE! Gala and Raze the Barre After Party. 

Oct 06
Sat @ 5:00pm