Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 10)

The History of ROOTED Dance

The History of ROOTED Dance

Hosted by Maia Maiden. With Ololade Gbadamosi-Alashe, Destiny Anderson, Averie Mitchell-Brown, Melvina Cha, Raphael Dow, Aaliyah Elfstrom, Joelle Fernandez, Jaylen Franklin, Tamiko French, Jervonne Gibson, Rachel Harris, Mary Hayes, Alexes Heflin, Julian Hines, Shakhila Islam, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah Griffin, Zhane Jackson, Joseph James, Herbert Johnson III, Mia Johnson, Lydia Jones, Robert King, Kaus Lis, Meng Lor, Storm McKee, Alan Mure, Adam Myhand, Cecil Neal, Jason Noer, Luis Nufio, Kylie Redding, Jake Riley, Bella Roberts, Corina Seuasoukseng, Mimi Solis, David Stalter Jr, Vasthy Vastos, Tracy Yang, and Ashley Yangtao.

Curated by Maia Maiden, ROOTED is the first and only choreographers’ evening focused on Hip Hop dance and its roots: African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Waacking, House, Old School, and New School. Illuminating and celebrating the skill of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities, ROOTED won the Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Performance in 2014 and has sold out every show since its debut in 2009. The History of ROOTED Dance will feature artists from past performances discussing their approaches in dance and the influences that have shaped their careers.

This series is curated by Michèle Steinwald for The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with Judith Brin Ingber, choreographer and writer; Cecily Marcus, curator, and Kathryn Hujda, assistant curator, of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries; Nancy Mason Hauser, videographer, and Linda Shapiro, choreographer and writer, founders of the Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project. The 2016-17 season’s events are in partnership with the hosts, Ashley Selmer (Sept 25), Maia Maiden (November 6), Rosy Simas (February 26) and Giselle Mejia (June 4).

Program support provided by The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries

Credit: DEADPOOL, by DigieMade Photography.


Nov 06
Sun @ 2:00pm