Shapiro & Smith Dance

Later that night
Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $29
Goodale Theater

Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for its 31st season with an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and breathtaking physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak; triumph and despair.

The program will feature the world premiere of Later that night by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith. Later that night is a duet of longing, lingering, and near misses, exploring the heart-wrenching possibilities of an evening, or perhaps a lifetime.  Shapiro & Smith will also reprise 2017’s uproariously funny A Naked Man’s Shirt and the expressive hit HANDS. Back by popular demand, the company will also perform its critically-acclaimed Bolero featuring an army of 18 of the Twin Cities most powerful female dancers. This physically demanding piece is performed to Maurice Ravel's iconic score and its images of heroism and defeat show women's power to endure.

About Shapiro & Smith Dance
Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.

Founded in 1985, the company began as a collaboration between Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. After meeting in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, they went on to create their first choreography during a Fulbright Lectureship in Helsinki, Finland. Since then Shapiro and Smith’s blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater has elicited enthusiastic receptions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. The company has been presented by major festivals and venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark’s DanSpace Project, PS 122, Festival di Milano, Teatro de Danza in Mexico City, Recklinghausen RuhrFestSpiele, and the Korean International Festival.

Danial Shapiro died of complications from prostate cancer in 2006. In the years since Shapiro’s death, Smith has taken over as sole artistic director of the company, creating numerous award-winning works.

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.