Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (Part 3)

Educational Outcomes
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U.S.Bank Atrium Lobby

PART 3: Educational Outcomes

Sunday, March 1st from 2-4pm
U.S. Bank Atrium Lobby 
Free admission 

With Colleen Callahan, Kenna Cottman, Kathie Goodale, Mary Harding, Judith Howard, Linda Shapiro, and Kenneth Yoder

Next in the Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences series:

PART 4: Developing Dance
Sunday, May 31st from 2-4pm
U.S. Bank Atrium Lobby
Free admission 


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

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts’ inaugural participatory lecture and panel series will focus on the artist’s influences is a way to begin unraveling the histories that are part of the Twin Cities dance communities. 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 peoples 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.


Mar 01
Sun @ 2:00pm