Sally Rousse

ICON SAM: Temple Dances
Ticket Prices: 
Adults - $25

ICON SAM: Temple Dances is an historical, hysterical romp that takes place in the doorways, studios, alleys, and hallways of 528 Hennepin Avenue. Now The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, this building has been many things, most notably, a Masonic Temple. The roaming show features choreography by award-winning local dancemakers Wynn Fricke, HIJACK, Lise Houlton, Judith Howard, Judith Brin Ingber, Sally Rousse, and others and explores notions of transition and inclusiveness.

About this show

ICON SAM: Temple Dances is a promenade performance experience that travels through spaces in and around the eight floors of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts by way of stairs, elevator, and marble hallways. Audiences should expect to be on their feet for most of the show, which may last up to 120 minutes.

We highly encourage patrons to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Upon arrival, patrons will be asked to check bags and coats at our complimentary coat check, located in the lobby of The Cowles Center.

All performances will be able to accommodate all mobility devices. If you or anyone in your party has concerns related to this promenade performance, we ask that you contact so we can ensure the most comfortable experience for you. 

Due to the site-specific nature of the performance, there is very limited capacity. Limit: 40 tickets per show.

About Sally Rousse
Best known to Minnesota audiences for her work with James Sewell Ballet, which she co-founded in 1990, dance maker Sally Rousse made her 1992 Minneapolis debut in what was then known as The Little Theater (now TEK Box) on the second floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts. Rousse worked tirelessly with Artspace, the Minnesota Legislature and Minneapolis City Council, and the dance community to raise funds and awareness for the Shubert’s historic move and renovation. In 2014 The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet (JSB) honored Rousse with a tribute and retrospective. 

Photo by Cameron Wittig, courtesy of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.


Jun 14
Thu @ 6:00pm
Jun 15
Fri @ 6:00pm
Jun 16
Sat @ 6:00pm
Jun 17
Sun @ 3:00pm
Jun 21
Thu @ 6:00pm
Jun 22
Fri @ 6:00pm
Jun 23
Sat @ 6:00pm
Jun 24
Sun @ 3:00pm