Category Archives: Dance

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.

Sketch Mythology

Dates: Fri-Sun, Apr 27-29, 2018 (Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 General (in advance, $24 at the door), $12 Students
Ages: This performance contains nudity. For audiences 18+
Duration: 90-120 minutes, including one intermission.

Matt Jenson presents
Sketch Mythology

Gods, goddesses, and fantastic creatures from Greek mythology abound in this performance that blends dance, theatre, and figure drawing. Choreographer, writer, and performer Matt Jenson will perform eight solos, each one as a different character from Greek mythology. After each solo, the house lights will come up and YOU get to sketch while Jenson poses as the character!

After the 70-minute performance, you will be able to do a more detailed drawing during a 25-minute pose. No previous drawing experience required, and paper and pencils will be provided. Visual artists are welcome to bring their own art supplies (pencils and pastels only, please).

Don’t remember much about the Minotaur? Never heard the story of Leda and the Swan? Who the heck is Ganymede? Don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Before the performance, you can stroll through a gallery that introduces you to the eight characters in Sketch Mythology. A brief synopsis of each myth will tell you all you need to enjoy the show. The characters will also be depicted in drawings, paintings, or photographs created by eight Twin Cities visual artists.

This performance contains 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: sexual situations, abduction, rape, castration, infertility, violence, death, and grief.

Sketch Mythology was created by Matt Jenson in collaboration with many artists:
Choreographers/Directors: Nicole Hettwer, Leif Jurgensen, Marcia Keegan, and Laura Selle Virtucio
Composers: Joel Arpin, Marya Hart, Eric Jensen, and Michelle Kinney
Performers/Musicians: Carley Olson, David Wasserman and Adam Zahller
Writer/Dramaturg: Linda Shapiro
Lighting Design: Mike Grogan
Puppets/Masks: Andrew Jenson
Costumes: Lucy Hinton
Makeup/Wigs: Britt Katuin
Figure Modeling Coach: Lisa Pfeiffer
Pre-performance Gallery Visual Artists: Jonathan Aller, Emily Barton, Robert Borman, Peter Ganapes, Dona Kos, Matt Linz, Don Thomas, and V. Paul Virtucio

“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.”

Kala Vandanam: Dance Informance

Dates: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm & Sat, Dec 2 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can $5-$10
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes

Kala Vandanam presents
Dance InformanceInformal. Informational. Performance.
Bharatanatyam is a beautifully rich art form, but can be a little complex and overwhelming to understand at first. Let us help demystify it – Learn more at our “Dance Informance.” Try your hands, eyes and feet at some of the signature aspects of Bharatanatyam.

Sat, Nov 18 at 2:00 pm – “The Language of Rhythm”
Join us for our 3rd Informance of 2017! We will focus on the “Language of Rhythm” and how we utilize different aspects of rhythmic expression in Bharatanatyam.

Sat, Dec 2 at 7:00 pm – “The Language of Expression”
Join us for our FINAL Informance of 2017! We will focus on the “Language of Expression” and how the sophisticated vocabulary of Bharatanatyam allows us to convey any feeling, meaning or story.

About Kala Vandanam: Suchitra Sairam founded Kala Vandanam in 2002, with the vision of sharing the beauty and depth of Bharatanatyam, the oldest and most widely performed classical dance tradition of India, through education, outreach and performance. Learn more…


Suchitra Sairam (of Kala Vandanam) is the recipient of a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

(ten)acity / Fabricated Image / Pulse

Dates: Mon-Wed, Oct 23-25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Advance Purchase $15 General | $10 Students | $5 Children under Age 15
*At the door: $20 General | $15 Students | $5 Children under Age 15
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration: 75-90 minutes (including an intermission)

Rebecca Tanner and Michael Lynch present
(ten)acity / Fabricated Image / Pulse
a dance concert

Rebecca Tanner is a senior at the University of Minnesota working on her senior project. Rebecca will be presenting two new dance works exploring how individual personalities, movement styles, and experiences can come together to co-exist with each other in space through rigorous dynamic movement. The goal of her senior project is to experience what it is like to be a professional choreographer in a setting that is outside of the University of Minnesota.

Michael Lynch is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He is establishing himself as a professional choreographer of his dance company, Paper Crown Dance. He will be presenting his latest full length work, Pulse, a dance focusing on a singular queer experience and how it is affected by the community they are surrounded by. It is his hope to present this work in a more intimate space to welcome the audience more into the piece.