Northrop

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  • Located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus, Minneapolis.

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  • Northrop Ticket Office: M-F 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Event times vary.

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  1. Anne Teresa De Keersmaker/Rosas

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented de Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas Danst Rosas.

  2. Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Correria (running) plunges us into a frantic, hectic race just like the one that governs our daily lives. Agwa (water) is all about water, at once a vital component of our bodies, a precious, vital, even natural resources to be economized and preserved, and a symbol of renewal.

    The trigger for Correria Agwa was an encounter between Mourad Merzouki and 11 young dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. The Brazillian dancers had their roots in the favelas, and their individual stories struck a profound chord with Merzouki, choreographer for Company Kafig. The dancers mix hip-hop, capoeira, samba, electronic music, and bossa nova to create a dance with amazing acrobatics, stuffed energy and invention.

    A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, choreographer Mourad Merzouki works at the junction of many different disciplines: to his exploration of all hip-hop styles, he adds circus, martial arts, find arts and live music. Without losing sight of hip-hop movement’s roots, of its social and geographical origins, this multidisciplinary approach opens up new horizons and reveals complete new outlooks.

  3. Dance Theatre of Harlem

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim that uses the art form of classical ballet to change people’s lives.

    Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook. Mitchell, the first African American dancer to become a principle dancer with a major U. S. ballet company (New York City Ballet), believed in the power of training in a classical art form to bring discipline and focus to a challenged community. Dance Theatre of Harlem’s unprecedented success is built on creating innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression.

    Now celebrating its 45th year, the internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem remains committed to the excellence that has sustained it over the years. At the same time, it is dedicated to reaching new audiences with a powerful message of self-reliance, artistic relevance, and individual responsibility all hallmarks of an organization that has played a key role in the national cultural dialogue.

  4. Eifman Ballet

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    As director Eifman makes his audiences not just appreciate the beauty of the ‘dance fabric’ of his performances, but empathize the scenic action. The company distinguished by the particular dance intellect, brilliant technique and gift for the transformation fascinates the western audience.

    Having choreographed over forty ballets Boris Eifman defines the genre in which he works as ‘psychological ballet.’ By using the language of dance he speaks sincerely with his audiences about the most complex and exciting aspects of human existence such as the quest for the meaning of life, the collision of the spiritual and physical in the private human world, and the cognition of the truth.

    Boris Eifman’s new ballet, Rodin, is dedicated to the life and creative work of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover and muse, Camille Claudel.
    The drama of their passionate relationship is told through their work as one creative body to their breakup which dealt a deathblow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Rodin is a massive artistic utterance about the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses.

  5. Hong Kong Ballet

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    The Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

    An adaptation of the opera, Turandot is a ballet of power, lust, and revenge with visually stunning sets, drama, and accompanied by Puccini’s original music. The dazzling spectacle of Turandot revolves around the love triangle surrounding the princess Turandot, who shuns potential lovers with her heart of ice.

  6. Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    A stunning fusion of contemporary style and polished technique, BJM’s Minneapolis debut will showcase the physicality and theatricality that they’re known for, with works by some of today’s most exciting international choreographers.

    For Harry, Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall was inspired by the compromises and balance between men and women. Teeming with energy, the work is set to a score combining jazz, Israeli folksongs and traditional music.

    Set to composer Philip Glass’s Mad Rush, Benjamin Millipied’s duet Closer is a voluptuous and vibrant exchange, imbued with an intense yet simple sensuality, that of the tension between two bodies.

    Evoking the city night through sounds, rhythms, music and an incessant blinking of lights, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box is a high-voltage work in which love, loss, sexuality and joy are intertwined, combining contemporary ballet with street dance in alternating sequences for group, trio, duet and solo.

  7. Martha Graham Dance Company

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Martha Graham has had a deep and lasting impact on American art and culture. She single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form, which the nation has in turn shared with the world. Crossing artistic boundaries, she collaborated with and commissioned work from the leading visual artists, musicians, and designers of her day, including sculptor Isamu Noguchi and composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Gian Carlo Menotti.

    Graham’s groundbreaking style grew from her experimentation with the elemental movements of contraction and release. By focusing on the basic activities of the human form, she enlivened the body with raw, electric emotion. The sharp, angular, and direct movements of her technique were a dramatic departure from the predominant style of the time.

    BONUS: The masterwork Panorama will feature 24 U of MN dance students as part of the extended Martha Graham Dance Company.

  8. McKnight SOLO

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    An evening of world premieres by six of the Twin Cities finest dancers, winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships.

    Each year the McKnight Fellowship Program selects three exceptional dancers to receive a coveted honor: a McKnight Artist Fellowship. In addition to a cash award, they receive a commission for a new solo dance from a choreographer of their choice, who creates a new work tailored expressly for them. The dance fellows awarded in 2012 and 2013 have selected an amazing and eclectic group of national and international choreographers to bring their choreographic imaginations to the Northrop stage. The result is SOLO, an evening of six world premieres - beautiful, fascinating new works that range from traditional Indian Bharatanatyam to intensely physical modern dance to thoughtful and intimate choreographic explorations. Don't miss this watched-for event showcasing truly exceptional talent from the Twin Cities and beyond.

  9. Paul Taylor Dance Company

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Taylor himself became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

    Beloved Renegade was inspired by the life and work of 19th Century American writer Walt Whitman, who revered the body and soul as one and who famously loved all with equal ardor, specifically the line from Leaves of Grass: “I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the soul.”

    Piazzola Caldera infuses Astor Piazzolla’s tango music without a single authentic tango step. Taylor’s choreography captures the essence of tango culture, including the sexuality and the dizzy headiness.

  10. Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    Enjoy a sparkling sampling of Balanchine from this highly lauded ballet company, including Balanchine’s enchanting original 1951 version of Swan Lake, based on Lev Ivanov’s choreography for Act II. The other company premieres include Allegro Brillante for 10 dancers set to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.3, of which Balanchine said “it contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes” and Jerome Robbin’s The Concert (or The Perils of Everybody), set to music by Chopin.

    In just over a decade, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet has evolved from an educational program of the Kennedy Center to a highly lauded ballet company. To date, the company has over thirty-five ballets in its repertoire, including works by Farrell’s mentors George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, and Jerome Robbins.

  11. The Nile River Project

    84 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-6600

    For millennia, the Nile has nourished lands of human, ecological, and cultural beauty. Connecting the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich modal traditions of Egypt and Sudan, the 4,200 mile river yields an enormous range of songs and dances, expressing stories, emotions, and daily life.

    The Nile Project intertwines these traditions into a new, unified sound. A powerful pan-Nile percussion section drives the collective, which reunites traditional instruments of common ancestry while merging new ones. The plucked harp (lyre) and spike fiddle have been at the heart of the Nile’s musical identity since ancient times. Today, modern versions of both instruments are found in every country within the Nile Basin. In the music from their first album, Aswan, the lyre is represented by the Sudanese masenkop, Ugandan adungu, and Egyptian simsimiya and tamboura, while the spike fiddle manifests as the Ethiopian masenko and Ugandan endingidi. In curating the collective, co-producers Miles Jay and Mina Girgis sought to highlight the unique timbres of these instruments, while also surrounding them with complementary sounds from their respective traditions, including the Ethiopian saxophone, Egyptian ney, oud, and violin, and the bass guitar.

    With its power to promote dialogue, change perceptions, and inspire action, music is the Project’s natural starting place. By exposing local audiences to the cultures of their river neighbors, the initiative’s music provides a space for audiences to learn about each other and create a shared Nile identity. Building on this awareness, the Nile Project is developing educational programs, an online dialogue platform, and a Nile Prize to incubate innovative solutions to the region’s cultural and environmental challenges.

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