Minnesota Dance Theatre

Spring Season
$24 - $36 (Fees included)
Ticket Prices: 
$36 Tier 1
$30 Tier 2
$24 Student
Goodale Theater

Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) presents a dynamic weekend of repertory performances Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12 at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, featuring José Limón’s modern masterpiece The Moor’s Pavane, the world premiere of Point of Reference by MDT Artistic Director Lise Houlton, and a collection of significant excerpts by MDT Founder Loyce Houlton.

Considered one of the most poetic works in the modern dance canon, José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane is a powerful tale of love, jealousy, and deceit. Performed to the stately music of Henry Purcell, this one act piece eloquently distills the passion and dramatic arc of Shakespeare’s Othello. Originally premiering in 1949, Limón’s masterpiece has been preserved and passed on from generation to generation through its dancers. MDT is proud to work closely with reconstructor Jennifer Scanlon, former principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Limón Dance Company, to bring this hauntingly beautiful piece to life for Minnesota audiences to experience.

The evening will also feature the world premiere of Point of Reference, Lise Houlton’s follow up to Point of Departure (2008) which highlighted the “company’s daring approach to motion.” The second installment continues with robust energy and style, and inquisitive dancers playing with indicators that reveal a course. 

Post-show discussion - Saturday, Apr 11


Apr 10
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 11
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 12
Sun @ 2:00pm