Zenon Dance Company

36th Fall Season

The singular Zenon Dance Company, a modern and jazz dance institution based in Minneapolis, announces its 36th Anniversary Season – Fall Performances, with world premieres by emerging New York choreographers Sam Kim and Alex Springer + Xan Burley. The season continues with a Zenon premiere of Just Her Time by prominent Minnesota choreographer Wynn Fricke. In addition to the premieres, Zenon will perform signature repertory works by New York Choreographer Greg Dolbashian’s Eternal Reveal that showcases fierce intimacy and physicality, and Mariusz Olszewski’s Pink Martini – a scintillating tribute to the mambo, cha-cha, and salsa. Zenon’s Fall Season will electrify and engage audiences with its unique blend of American modern and jazz dance.

About Zenon Dance Company
Since its first performance in 1983, Zenon Dance Company has grown to be one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies. Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works created by emerging New York and Twin Cities choreographers, as well as internationally renowned masters. Zenon commissions four to six works yearly – adding richness and diversity to America’s modern and jazz dance genres. Zenon’s choreographers and performers have earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and City Pages.

Zenon’s diverse repertory has allowed it to reach a broad range of audiences – from dedicated Twin Cities’ dance enthusiasts to at-risk youth in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and to students and adults in Greater Minnesota. Zenon has also toured internationally to Cassis, France; Havana, Cuba; Budapest, Hungary; St. Petersburg, Russia; Switzerland, Saipan, Guam, Tinian in the Northern Marianas, and Aruba. The company has built a loyal audience base and has received accolades for its kinetic, high-energy performances, technical acuity, and generous personality. Zenon challenges its audiences, while remaining accessible.

Zenon is not only unique in its artistic excellence as both a modern and jazz dance company, but also in its unparalleled distinction as a company of trained “teaching artists.” The company is a pioneer in the field of dance education and has developed a dance residency emphasizing student creativity and self-esteem enhancement while incorporating the host schools’ curriculums into the technique and artistry of dance. Zenon is strongly committed to working with diverse populations including the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and Blind communities, and students with severe behavioral and emotional issues. In the past five years, the company has conducted over 75 residencies in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, open and magnet schools, and neighborhood and community centers across Minnesota.


Nov 02
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 03
Sat @ 7:30pm
Nov 09
Fri @ 7:30pm
Nov 10
Sat @ 7:30pm
Nov 11
Sun @ 2:00pm