Category Archives: Dance

motherlanded

Theaterwalla

Dates: Oct 17-27, 2019
Tickets: Pay What You Can, $10-$20
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 8+.
The play touches upon themes of race, trauma and sex.
Patron discretion advised.
Duration: 75 mins.

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motherlanded
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY JULIA GAY
direction & dramaturgy by SUN MEE CHOMET
(produced by Julia Gay and presented as a part of Dreamland Arts’ Theaterwalla program)

Adopted from China in 1996 and raised by a single mother, Julia Gay grew up shaped by an interconnected web of maternal guidance, love and loss. Through poetry, memoir and movement, she honors the women in her life. Join Julia as she journeys from China to the US and, at last, rediscovers her motherland.

Thu, Oct 17 at 7:30p (Preview)
Fri, Oct 18 at 7:30p (Opening)
Sat, Oct 19 at 2:00p
Sat, Oct 19 at 7:30p (ASL)
Sun, Oct 20 at 2:00p*

Fri, Oct 25 at 7:30p*
Sat, Oct 26 at 2:00p
Sat, Oct 26 at 7:30p
Sun, Oct 27 at 2:00p (Closing)

*A brief post-show discussion will follow the performance.

motherlanded premiered at Pangea World Theater in May 2016 as part of their Lake Street Arts! Emerging Artist Showcase. Julia is honored to be remounting her show as a part of Dreamland Arts’ Theaterwalla program, a pilot program that supports the art of solo theater by writer/performers who create their own work.

Julia Gay is an actor, dancer, playwright, stand-up comedian and teaching artist. She completed her BA at Macalester College, studying American studies, urban studies, and theatre. Julia was the recipient of the Playwrights’ Center’s (PWC) 2017-18 Many Voices Mentorship and is currently a PWC Affiliated Writer. This is her fourth season with St. Paul-based professional dance company, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), training, performing, and touring in the contemporary Indian dance form of Yorchha. As an actor, Julia has worked with the CornerHouse, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Pangea World Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Pillsbury House + Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, and Transatlantic Love Affair, among others. Learn more at http://www.juliagay.com/

M-SHE Productions Youth Performance

Date: Fri-Sat, June 21-22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

M-SHE Productions presents
Youth Theatrical Workshops & Performances of “American Dream”

Come rock out with us as we celebrate the hard work our youth performers have put in. They have spent a week in an intense environment, learning their show material and developing captivating characters. We are excited to have 2 casts this season. The workshops and performances give them a chance to see what it is like to be a professional dancer and the demands that can entail. We are diving head first into Green Day’s Broadway Musical, “American Idiot.” While looking for the meaning of life and trying to find their freedom, these hardcore dancers just might find out that what they were looking for was there in the first place.

M-SHE Productions is the creation of the husband and wife duo, Maggie Hoadley-Edwards-Culp and Parker Culp. With the eye and soul for all things artistic, M-SHE Productions, provides choreography, instruction, direction, music mixes, recording studio needs, and performers for dance, music, and photography.

Sketch Mythology 2019

Dates: Sat-Sun, June 8-9, 2019 (Sat at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 General ($10 Students/Figure Models)
Age Recommendation: This performance contains nudity. For audiences 18+
Duration: Act 1 – 65 minute dance performance including several short poses to sketch
Act 2 – 40 minutes of figure drawing including a 4, 10, and 22 minute pose

Jenson Dance presents
Sketch Mythology 2019

Performed/Modeled by Matt Jenson and Laura Selle Virtucio
Music performed live by Karen Majewicz
and Special Guest Lars Lee

Gods, goddesses, and fantastic creatures from Greek mythology abound, and YOU get to draw them! Modern dance blends with figure drawing to create a unique performance experience.

Throughout the six dances in Act I, you’ll get to warm up by drawing a series of 1, 2, and 4 minute poses. Act II will be one long pose. No previous drawing experience required, and paper and pencils will be provided. You are welcome to bring their own art supplies (nothing too messy, please).

Don’t remember much about Medusa? Never heard the story of Orpheus and Eurydice? Who the heck is Ares? Don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Before the performance, you can stroll through a gallery of drawings and paintings that introduce you to the characters. A brief synopsis of each myth will tell you all you need to enjoy the show.

This performance contains a whole bunch of nudity. For audiences 18+

Trigger warning: Please note that, as with most Greek myths, the stories included in this show are full of potentially distressing elements such as war, decapitation, deaths of loved ones, and sexual situations

Sketch Mythology was created Matt Jenson and Laura Selle Virtucio in collaboration with many artists:
Choreographers/Directors: Maria Asp, Annie Enneking, Lise Houlton, and Marcia Keegan
Composers: Joel Arpin, Marya Hart, Eric Jensen, and Michelle Kinney
Performers/Musicians: Lars Lee, Karen Majewicz
Writer: Linda Shapiro
Puppets: Andrew Jenson
Costumes: Lucy Hinton
Pre-performance Gallery Visual Artists: Emily Barton, Liz Carlson, Robert Borman, Dona Kos, David Sandberg, and Deb Zeller

     

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

M-SHE Productions Youth Theatrical Workshop & Performance

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

M-SHE Productions presents
M-SHE Productions Youth Theatrical Workshop & Performance

Come one, come all, to celebrate all the glorious work our youth performers have put in. They have spent a week in an intense environment, learning their show material and developing captivating characters. This workshop and performance is a chance for them to see what it is like to be a professional dancer and the demands that can entail. There truly is no business like show business and these hungry individuals want to show you their determination and passion for the stage.

“Nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience. ” ~P. T. Barnum

M-SHE Productions is the creation of the husband and wife duo, Maggie Hoadley-Edwards-Culp and Parker Culp. With the eye and soul for all things artistic, M-SHE Productions, provides choreography, instruction, direction, music mixes, recording studio needs, and performers for dance, music, and photography.

Invisible

Dates: May 7 & 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Tuition: $25 for individual 2 hour workshop, $40 for both!

Ages: For women ages 40+
Duration: 2 hrs.

Time Track Productions presents

INVISIBLE: Movement workshops for women (over age 40)
with Paula Mann and Sandy Agustin

Tap into your unique physical instincts! Learn fun movement exercises from the new dance piece INVISIBLE! Our practice is to be present and grounded in our bodies. We will heighten physical sensation and expand awareness through specific creative movement exercises. We will discover the connection between emotion and movement and learn to release this energy, allowing emotions to move through us fueling our own unique creations.

Jump start your imagination! Experience with dance not necessary!
Space is limited: please email Paula at pmann102@gmail to reserve your space.