Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 5)

History of Tap Dance in the Twin Cities
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History of Tap Dance in the Twin Cities

In anticipation of the upcoming inaugural Twin Cities Tap Festival in October, we share stories and celebrate what has made Minnesota a rhythmically diverse dance community.

Speakers

Rick Ausland, Joe Chvala, Ellen Keane, Kaleena Miller, Beth Sartor Obermeyer, Char Weiss, Cathy Wind, and special guests.

Purpose

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 past as a means of envisioning our future.

Partnership

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.

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

Images from The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries

young tap dancers from Lyon Dance Studios circa 1930-1940

Upcoming

Sep 20
Sun @ 2:00pm

Next in the series:

Outdoor Dances- Sunday, January 10, 2:00pm

Covering Dance- Sunday, April 10, 2:00pm

Recovering Dance- Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm

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