MERGES IN MARCH: Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers

Berit Ahlgren & Nathan Keepers

Ticket Prices: 
Adult – $30

In dedication to building new audiences and in continued pursuit of innovation and engagement, The Cowles Center created MERGE, a program that pairs two local dance companies/artists to collaborate together on a full-length evening performance. This approach fosters inter-organizational collaboration in the dance community and cross-pollinates audiences, introducing both audiences and artists to new ideas.

New to our 2019/20 season, MERGES IN MARCH expands on our program to facilitate multiple nights of inter-disciplinary and ground-breaking performances.

About Berit
Native to St. Paul, Minnesota, Berit Ahlgren trained at Minnesota Dance Theatre and was a founding company member of TU Dance, performing between the years of 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Art Council’s Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren studied the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and shortly thereafter moved to Israel to pursue an intensive, yearlong teacher certification. Ahlgren transitioned to New York City in 2014 to obtain her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, developing ties in the community while teaching Gaga at both Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Centers. Returning to Minnesota in late 2016, Ahlgren has been working as a dance educator, performer, choreographer and collaborator across the United States and abroad, using her relationship with Gaga as a lens to define her creative process.

About Nathan
Nathan Keepers is Producing Artistic Director of The Moving Company in Minneapolis, where he has co-created 12 original works, including Come Hell and High Water, Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Werther and Lotte, Liberty Falls 54321, Refugia, and Speechless. Previously he spent 11 seasons with Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he co-created and performed in many productions including Chez Pierre, The Little Prince, Amerika, The Deception, and many others. He has performed at many local and national venues and with a multitude of companies. Nathan is also a director and teacher, and studied with Pierre Byland in Switzerland, and Philippe Gaulier in London.

Image Credit: Shelly Mosman Photography


Mar 13
Fri @ 7:30pm
Mar 14
Sat @ 7:30pm