“A tradition as overstuffed as a Thanksgiving dinner . . . a great primer on the local dance scene.” —City Pages
Now in its 34th year, this annual gathering of the Twin Cities dance community invites audiences to celebrate the richness and variety of Minnesota dance. From established choreographers trying out new ideas to the freshest new talents, this evening of short works shows where dance is heading. This year’s showcase includes contemporary ballet, bharatanatyam, aerial work, flamenco, modern, African/hip-hop, tango/ballroom, and other styles.
Curated by choreographer/performer Sandy Agustin, former artistic director of Intermedia Arts, the program features Anasooya Abraham, Denise Armstead and William Gladen, Margot Bassett, Penelope Freeh, Gerry Girouard, Sarah Jacobs, Sachiko Nishiuchi, Eddie Oroyan, Edna Stevens Talton, and Cathy Wright. In addition to paying tribute to choreographers who currently shape space and time, the evening honors several individuals who have also impacted the Minnesota dance scene with their insight, passion, and advocacy: Katherine Dunham, Drew Gordon, Skeeter Rabbit, Dale Schatzlein, and Dan Shapiro.