Q&A with Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello

Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler

Stuart Pimsler

Q: How did you start dancing?
A: My father taught me the lindy-hop and cha-cha in the basement of our New York home. Years later, I took my first modern dance class from the tennis coach at Catholic University (the coach was the sister of New York Times Columnist, Maureen Dowd).

Q: What’s your favorite memory of The Cowles Center?
A: My favorite memory of The Cowles Center is accompanying Sage Cowles on stage during a SAGE Award celebration.

Q: What show are you excited to see at The Cowles Center this season?
A: Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater is honored to be a part of the Cowles Season in 2017-18 and looks forward to supporting the other artists on the schedule.


Suzanne Costello

Q: How did you start dancing?
A: I started dancing in college at Washington University in St. Louis where I had gone as an English/Pre-Law student. Once I took my first dance class, everything changed!

Q: What’s your favorite memory of The Cowles Center?
A: My most powerful memory of The Cowles Center was not a performance, but the celebration in honor of its namesake, Sage Cowles' life. It spoke to her incredible spirit and her indelible impact on our community. What an elegant force she was.

Q: What show are you excited to see at The Cowles Center this season?
A: Looking at the Cowles season roster I, again, am honored to be a part of such a diverse and accomplished dance community! I look forward to seeing Marciano's work (Contempo Physical Dance) as he was in our company when he first came to Minneapolis, and I think he has such an individual voice. When I'm not on tour, I hope to see many of the other programs.

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's 'MATINEE' runs May 11-13. For tickets and more information, click here.