Category Archives: Past Event

Movie Night with CTI

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 29 at 6:00 pm
Tickets: Free
Ages: Recommended for All Ages
Duration: 90-120 minutes

Movie Night with CTI
presented by Compatible Technology International

Compatible Technology International presents a FREE screening of the movie Lamb, directed by Yared Zeleke. Lamb is a wonderful African made film about a little boy who wants to save his lamb from being sacrificed for a religious feast. Come watch this lovely film, and learn a little bit about what CTI does for smallholder farmers in Senegal and Malawi. Snacks and fun provided!

 

Nine Jewels: Stories of Wit and Wisdom from India

Dates: Fri, Dec 1 at 7:30 pm; Sat, Dec 2 at 11:00 am; Sun, Dec 3 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can $5-$15
Ages: Recommended for Ages 5+, all ages welcome
Duration: 45 minutes

Indian-born storyteller Zaraawar Mistry tells classic stories and animal fables of wit and wisdom from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture and history, and also test their puzzle solving skills. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute). The program has been performed in people’s homes, at libraries and schools, and at cultural centers such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Stories presented are best suited for children ages 5 and older and will include:
Akbar and Birbal
The Foxes and the Tiger (a folktale)
The Tortoise and the Geese (from the Panchatantra)
Nine Questions (an Akbar and Birbal story)

Learn more at http://childrensstoriesfromindia.com/

Kala Vandanam: Dance Informance

Dates: Sat, Nov 18 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.

The Pursuit of Awesome

Dates: Fri-Sat, Nov 17-18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $15, Fringe Button $12, Student $10
Ages: Recommended for Ages 10+
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

David Harris shares embarrassing stories, failures and advice in his pursuit of awesome. Featuring snow-shovel acrobatics, escapes, balances, stunts, upside-down juggling, dancing and other awesome antics.

David Harris performs new and unusual stories, stunts, and physical comedy. Why? Because it will be awesome! David always wanted to be awesome. In 1983, he tried to ride his Huffy bicycle up a tree. Had he made it to the top; it would have been awesome. In 1985, he took jazz dancing lessons at Colleen’s School of Dance. Why? Because he thought he signed up for Break Dancing lessons and that would have been awesome! In 2014, he learned how to balance a knife on his tongue. Why, because the path toward awesome is easily confused with the path toward being reckless and weird.

Through juggling stunts, snow-shovel acrobatics, and comic dancing, David shares his embarrassments, failures, and advice in the pursuit of awesome.

 

Life on a Stick: Everyday and Sublime Stories

Date/Times: Sun, Nov 19 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the Door
Ages: Recommended for Adults
Duration: 45 minutes
Note: This is an intimate show and seating is limited to 18 persons per performance.

Life on a Stick: Everyday and Sublime Stories
By Anita White

Drawing is how Anita navigates everyday moments with humor, philosophy and empathy. Her sketchbook is always open to document life’s fleeting moments. Everyday difficulties and hassles are the doorway to a humorous story. “Nothing is so scary you can’t draw it!”

These visual puppet shows are “drawn” from her everyday life. Pen and watercolor drawings are taped onto bamboo skewers or toothpicks and stuck into simple styrofoam stages.

The whimsical and philosophical puppet show she will share include:

  • A Compassionate Bank Teller
  • From Here to There and Back Again: A Winter Fantasy Getaway
  • A little sliver of Life on a Toothpick from the 60’s & 70’s
  • Fragrant Fun at The Minneapolis Impound Lot
  • Rumi Shadow Poems with Inner Meaning and Light

Following her presentation the audience will have a chance to create their own tiny “Life on a Toothpick Moments.” Materials are provided.

Deepest gratitude to Dreamland Arts for this opportunity to share old puppet shows in a new light.