Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $30
Students/Seniors/Veterans - $20
Goodale Theater

MATINEE is a “sumptuous multidisciplinary collaboration” (Rebecca Ritzel, Star Tribune) that juxtaposes “the prodigiously talented performers of SPDT” (Linda Shapiro, City Pages) with exquisitely rendered black and white films by Andrew Welken. Adapted from fabulist American author Robert Coover’s short story of the same name, MATINEE is a dance/theater/film work that explores the complexities of relationships and the changing realities of the characters in a myriad of locations from train cars to shabby hotel rooms, lonely bars, wilderness vistas, elegant restaurants, and mundane apartments.

 *A matinee of MATINEE for Mother’s Day! On Sunday, May 13, join SPDT performers for a special pre-show Mother’s Day dance with fun music and mingling in The Cowles Center lobby. Learn a few movements as you dance the afternoon away with your mom or special loved one. Afterwards, attend the final performance of MATINEE in the Goodale Theater. This package includes two discounted tickets along with this special dancing celebration! Use code MOTHERSDANCE when you purchase your two tickets to receive this special offer.
1:00 pm – Mother’s Day Dance
1:30 pm – House opens
2:00 pm – MATINEE performance

*Please be advised: This performance contains mature content.

“The dancing is particularly strong in MATINEE performers swirl through the meta-worlds... some sad or poignant, others comic or even criminal.”
- Caroline Palmer, Minneapolis Dance Critic

MATINEE premiered in Minneapolis to critical acclaim last season and has been touring nationally ever since. In the October 2016 edition of the acclaimed AmericanTheaterMagazine, Dramaturg and Head of Playwriting/Directing at the University of Texas at Austin, Liz Engelman, when asked about the most exciting works of theater written in the last five years said, “This dance-theatre work focuses on our fascination with film and the mystique of movies, mixing movement, text, and media to do what SPDT does best: create poetic and dynamic head and heart pieces that examine and explode our need for love, longing, and the human-est of connections. Plus they are just amazing to watch.”

Stick around after the show!
Meet the Artist: Post-Show Discussion Series
Friday, May 11
Saturday, May 12
Sunday, May 13 - More Info

About Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT)is an internationally-recognized performance company founded by Stuart Pimsler in 1979 and co-directed with Suzanne Costello since 1984. Since its founding, SPDT has continued to engage populations worldwide through its performance works and community inclusive programs. SPDT’s interdisciplinary vision weaves movement, spoken text, song, and visual imagery that provokes and comments on the personal and political. In the U.S., SPDT has been presented in hundreds of cities across more than 35 states including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Civil Rights Museum, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, and Dance Theater Workshop, among many others. Based in Minneapolis since 2000, SPDT has toured to Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia, Canada, Bermuda, China, and Mexico, including presentations at the Beijing Modern Dance Festival, International Tanzmesse, Dusseldorf, the Bermuda Ministry of Culture and the National Center for the Arts, UNAM and American Embassy in Mexico City.

In the Twin Cities, SPDT has been commissioned and presented twice by the Guthrie Theater for The Ends of Love (2007) and Tales from the Book of Longing (2009). The company has also toured extensively throughout Minnesota with major support from the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

SPDT is a leader in Arts & Education programs and has been at the forefront of the Arts & Healthcare field since introducing its signature program, Caring for the Caregiver in 1992.

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.