Calendar & Tickets

Four Flamenco Dancers
Open Door Dance!

Flamenco

Ages
16+
Teachers
Susana di Palma and Colette Illarde
Cost
$12- buy tickets online or at the door (cash only at door).
Open Door Dance! — Flamenco is a passionately expressive dance and music form.  In this class we will work with rhythm "por Tangos" incorporating percussive plays with hand clapping (palmas) and basic footwork (taconeo) while finding
the beauty of individual expression through arm and body movements.  This fun class is for everyone who wants to connect with "the gypsy within"!
Nov 14
Wed @ 6:00pm
Nov 28
Wed @ 6:00pm
Storm by Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company

30th Anniversary
Tickets
$34 - 54 fees included

One dynamic company –  three decades of modern and jazz dance performed with passion, perfection and panache.

Nov 16
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 17
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 18
Sun @ 7:00pm
Nov 23
Fri @ 8:00pm
Nov 24
Sat @ 8:00pm
Nov 25
Sun @ 7:00pm
The Starettes  kickline

Minnesota PerformDance

All Wrapped Up: Featuring The Starettes
Tickets
$19 - 23 fees included

“Watch out Radio City Rockettes, Minnesota PerformDance’s Starettes are getting ready to high-kick their way across the big Cowles Center stage, which should prove an impressive sight.  “All Wrapped Up” features the five-year-old precision line-dance troupe in a family-themed yuletide extravaganza.  This crew is also fond of kicking up their heels with high-energy ballroom and jazz dancing.  To top it all off, singers will be on hand to croon some favorite festive tunes.  A complete holiday fix, all in one show.” – Caroline Palmer (Star Tribune 2011)

Nov 30
Fri @ 7:30pm
Dec 01
Sat @ 2:00pm
Dec 01
Sat @ 7:30pm
Mother Goose and her friends

The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose

Zenon Dance Company
Tickets
$19 - 24 fees included

Cherished childhood nursery rhymes danced by Zenon’s virtuosic dancers to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker creates the fun loving Nutcracker According to Mother Goose!

Dec 08
Sat @ 10:00am
Dec 08
Sat @ 1:00pm
Dec 09
Sun @ 10:00am
Dec 09
Sun @ 1:00pm
Latin Dancers
Open Door Dance!

Latin Social

Ages
16+
Teachers
Giselle Mejia
Cost
$12- buy tickets online or at the door (cash only at door).

Open Door Dance! — Come and learn the social dances of Latin American and Cuba. Learn the different movements and rhythms of several dance styles.

Dec 12
Wed @ 6:00pm
Dec 26
Wed @ 6:00pm
Madame Bonbonnier

Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy

Minnesota Dance Theatre
Tickets
$52 - 59 fees included

The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th century Germany, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie. Her wizardly Godfather Drosselmayer weaves a magical fantasy, taking her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky and the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton.

 

Dec 14
Fri @ 7:00pm
Dec 15
Sat @ 1:00pm
Dec 15
Sat @ 7:00pm
Dec 16
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 20
Thu @ 6:00pm
Dec 21
Fri @ 7:00pm
Dec 22
Sat @ 1:00pm
Dec 22
Sat @ 7:00pm
Dec 23
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dec 24
Mon @ 12:00pm
Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Christmas with Cantus

Lessons & Carols for Our Time
Tickets
$14 - 29 fees included

Each holiday season we celebrate age-old traditions and create new ones for future generations. In collaboration with Minnesota Center for Book Arts and author Patricia Kirkpatrick, Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Dec 17
Mon @ 7:30pm
B-boy J-Sun Hip Hop

B-Boy J-Sun

Hip Hop!
Tickets
$16 - $22 fees included

B-boy J-Sun returns for another evening of Hip Hop at The Cowles Center.  J-Sun will continue to show the voice and face of the people and discuss how we relate to others and express ourselves through dance.

Jan 18
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jan 19
Sat @ 8:00pm
female and male singers

Minnesota Concert Opera

Il Trovatore
Tickets
$19 - 29 fees included

Love, war and revenge intertwine in one of Giuseppi Verdi’s most popular operas. Melody after melody soars through this romantic classic about a gypsy’s revenge, a son’s abduction, and a border-war in Northern Spain in the fifteenth century. Sung in Italian with piano, chorus and English surtitles.

Jan 25
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jan 27
Sun @ 3:00pm
One voice mixed chorus

One Voice Mixed Chorus

25th Anniversary Concert
Tickets
$19 - 34 fees included

Choral favorites, story-telling, two-stepping and audience Tweets as One Voice celebrates 25 years of passionate and life-changing music!

Jan 26
Sat @ 3:00pm
Jan 26
Sat @ 7:30pm
Contempo Physical Dance, Hands meet

Contempo Physical Dance

Batuque
Tickets
$16 - 24 fees included

Contempo Physical Dance presents Batuque, a new full-length work choreographed by Marciano Silva dos Santos that explores the African origins and rise of samba in Brazil.

Feb 01
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 02
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 03
Sun @ 2:00pm
male dancer on the ground with hand in the air

Saint Paul City Ballet

Tickets
$22 - 28 fees included

Saint Paul City Ballet (SPCB) presents a mixed repertory program featuring local and national choreographers.

Feb 08
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 09
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 10
Sun @ 2:00pm
dancer twirling in strobe

Ballet Works Project

James Sewell Ballet
Tickets
$20-$36 including fees

Join James Sewell Ballet for the Ballet Works Project as choreographic innovators develop new work in the TEK BOX.

Feb 08
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 09
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 10
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 15
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 16
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 17
Sun @ 2:00pm
Feb 22
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 23
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 24
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dancers jumping in unison

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Tickets
$26 fees included

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) is a internationally-recognized performance company that has been co-directed by Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler since 1978.

Feb 15
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 16
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 17
Sun @ 7:00pm
Two Tap Dancers

Buckets and Tap Shoes

Tickets
$28 fees included

Expect plenty of virtuosity tempered with playful hijinks, a full-out embrace of beats of every kind, and sparks—no, make that fireworks—flying from tap shoes.

Feb 22
Fri @ 8:00pm
Feb 23
Sat @ 8:00pm
Feb 24
Sun @ 7:00pm
Ballroom dancers in a tango

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company

Tickets
$28 - 31 fees included

Beyond Ballroom Dance Company was founded by professional competitive ballroom dance champions to highlight the artistry of the dance form, taking it beyond the competitive sport it has become.

Mar 01
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 02
Sat @ 8:00pm
Mar 03
Sun @ 2:00pm
Flamenco dancers

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Locas Mujeres y Mas
Tickets
$30 fees included

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre seeks to expand the tradition of flamenco to encompass new forms and bring socially relevant art to the community.

Mar 08
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 09
Sat @ 8:00pm
Mar 10
Sun @ 7:00pm
Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Cantus

Metamorphosis
Tickets
$14 - 29 fees included

In Metamorphosis, Cantus examines new life, new love, and humankind’s remarkable ability to change and evolve.

Mar 14
Thu @ 7:30pm
dancers in neon necklaces

Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES

pop/ugly
Tickets
$32 fees included

Closing out its 17th season, Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES and composer/improviser Phil Fried will combine their artistic synergy to create a new improvisational work for the full company commissioned by the American Composer’s Forum. Artistic Director, Mathew Janczewski will also bring back an excerpt of UGLY to original music by “ghost-box” pioneer Morton Subotnick.

Mar 15
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 16
Sat @ 8:00pm
Ragamala hands

Ragamala Dance

1,001 Buddhas
Tickets
$19 - 29 fees included

The majestic Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan is lit from within by the ethereal glow of 1,001 bronze statues of Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Serene and beautiful, their 1,001 distinct expressions carry an ancient universal truth.

Mar 22
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 23
Sat @ 8:00pm
Mar 24
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dancers running

Shapiro & Smith Dance

Wildspace
Tickets
$28 fees included

Over the past 25 years, Shapiro & Smith Dance has become noted for creating works that run the gamut from poignant and provocative to the absurdly hilarious.  S&SD has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.

Mar 28
Thu @ 8:00pm
Mar 29
Fri @ 8:00pm
Mar 30
Sat @ 8:00pm
dancers in a blur

James Sewell Ballet

Lover
Tickets
$20 - $36 fees included

The incredible trio of Bradley Greenwald, Maria Jette, and Dan Chouinard join JSB on the stage for a poignant and poetically comic revival of LOVER set to the music of Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. From My Funny Valentine to 10 Cents a Dance, Lover promises to delight.

Apr 05
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 06
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 07
Sun @ 2:00pm
Apr 12
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 13
Sat @ 8:00pm
little girl face painted like a pink tiger

Carnival of the Animals

James Sewell Ballet
Tickets
$12-14 including fees

This program will feature fun excerpts from Lover and Your Move, making this performance a treat for all ages, including live music by The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony. Come early for animal FACE PAINTING in the lobby before the show with make-up artists from the Jungle Theater.

Apr 13
Sat @ 11:00am
Apr 14
Sun @ 2:00pm
Dancers as orange flowers

MOMIX

Botanica
Tickets
$29 - 39 fees included

Beautiful and enthralling, Botanica is the perfect show for the entire family. The show features an eclectic score ranging from birdsongs to Vivaldi.

Apr 20
Sat @ 8:00pm
Apr 21
Sun @ 2:00pm
Apr 21
Sun @ 7:30pm
female and male opera singers

Minnesota Concert Opera

Julius Caesar
Tickets
$19 - 29 fees included

The most beloved of Handel’s operas, this baroque tour de force sweeps us into Caesar and Cleopatra’s world of love, betrayal, war and heroic action during the Roman Empire’s war with Pompey in 48 b.c

Apr 26
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 28
Sun @ 3:00pm
Dancers with arms intertwined

Zenon Dance Company

Tickets
$34 fees included

One dynamic company – three decades of modern and jazz dance performed with passion, perfection and panache.

May 03
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 04
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 05
Sun @ 7:00pm
May 10
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 11
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 12
Sun @ 7:00pm
feminine dancer

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Fierce/Feminine: Dance by Women Choreographers
Tickets
$24 - 36 fees included

Minnesota Dance Theatre shines the spotlight on women who create bold, breathtaking works for the stage from this and last century in Fierce/Feminine: Dance by Women Choreographers.

May 16
Thu @ 8:00pm
May 17
Fri @ 8:00pm
May 18
Sat @ 8:00pm
May 19
Sun @ 2:00pm
Cantus Vocal Ensemble

Cantus Covers

A Pop Concert
Tickets
$14 - 29 fees included

Join the men of Cantus as they cover pop mega-hits and a few songs from the “B-side” as well.

May 31
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 01
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 06
Thu @ 7:30pm
Jun 07
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 08
Sat @ 7:30pm
actors in comic masks

Off-Leash Area

Psst!
Tickets
$19 - 21 fees included

Psst! is a show that combines the zany rag-time of Betty Boop era animation, with the sensational expressionism of the classic silent film Metropolis.

Jun 21
Fri @ 7:30pm
Jun 22
Sat @ 7:30pm
Jun 23
Sun @ 7:00pm
dancers in yellow single standing other circling on the floor

Black Label Movement

Tickets
$26 fees included

Black Label Movement (BLM) is a Twin Cities based dance theater dedicated to creating wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging art.

Jun 28
Fri @ 8:00pm
Jun 29
Sat @ 8:00pm
Jun 30
Sun @ 7:00pm