Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (Part 2)

Legendary Spaces
Free admission
U.S.Bank Atrium Lobby

Legendary Spaces

with Marius Andaházy, Judith Brin Ingber, Steve Busa, Myron Johnson, John Linnerson, Paula Mann, Patrick Scully, Linda Shapiro, and Kristin Van Loon

Sunday, January 18th from 2-4pm

The U.S. Bank Atrium in the Cowles Center

Program supported by the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Next in the series:

Educational Outcomes 
Sunday, March 1st from 2-4pm

Developing Dance
Sunday, May 31st from 2-4pm


Of Jonathan Lethem’s The Ecstasy of Influence, theNew York Times critic summarizes the book’s central trope: “For an artist, influence is everything.”

In The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts’ inaugural participatory lecture and panel series, the concept of the artist’s influences is a way to begin unraveling the histories of the Twin Cities dance communities today. From Contact Improvisation and performance spaces to educational pioneers and works in progress platforms, we invite you to explore these conversations with us.


The energies behind creating the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts began decades ago with the determination of artists and supporters to build numerous opportunities for dance everywhere in the Twin Cities. The local dance communities have grown organically as the cities have expanded and new ideas and people have entered the scene. This series is a collective remembering and a way to draw on our pasts as a means to envision our futures.


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 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.


Jan 18
Sun @ 2:00pm