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Minneapolis/St. Paul: Dance

Minneapolis Dance: Dance Around Minneapolis

Below are our Minneapolis Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Minneapolis Art.

James Sewell Ballet

Originally founded in New York City, James Sewell Ballet (JSB) has called the Twin Cities home since 1992. They are a small ensemble of eight performers, some of whom have been with the company for over fifteen years. JSB has earned itself a reputation of doing witty, virtuosic, and theatrically savvy work. Their repertoire is entirely comprised of contemporary pieces, many of which take inspiration from unusual places including Prestidigitations, a …more…

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute (MDT)

In the early 1960’s, a tiny and tenacious woman named Loyce Houlton formed a young ensemble of dancers in Dinkytown, Minnesota. With a staunch determination to enrich the state’s artistic landscape, Houlton’s fledgling company developed into a technically well-rounded and mature group of dancers, equally at ease performing both ballet and modern repertoire. Minnesota Dance Theatre is now recognized as one of Minnesota’s artistic gems with Houlton’s originalNutcracker Fantasy distinguishing …more…

The Zenon Dance Company and School

Combining elements of both modern and jazz dance, Zenon is known for its versatile and fearlessly physical productions. The company has commissioned works by many renowned American choreographers including Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, Bebe Miller, Tere O’Connor, Danny Buraczeski and Seán Curran. They have toured extensively in the Midwest and have appeared at national and international festivals.

In addition to their regular performances, Zenon maintains a school that offers an …more…

TU Dance

TU Dance incorporates the best of classical, modern, contemporary, and traditional dance and has gathered a repertoire that speaks to the community in a myriad of ways. Former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands created the company in 2004 with the desire to compliment exceptional dancing with heart and soul. According to the two artistic directors, the company’s mission is to connect to people …more…