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Upcoming Performances

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2024 Alight
Presented by: Christopher Watson Dance Company

Location: TEK BOX at the Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN

Friday, March 1st, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, 2:00 p.mand 5:00 p.m.

TICKETS:  $20 available at cowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets

 

Christopher Watson Dance Company presents 'ALIGHT', a showcase of modern concert dance on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2 at the TEK BOX at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. Guest artists include Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company, KASM Dance Collective, Ray Terrill Dance Group, Thern Anderson and Erin Thompson. Performances are Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 and 5:00 pm. General admission tickets are $20 and are available via the cowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets.

Dance works on the program are choreographed by Christopher Watson, Becky Heist, Jennifer Mack, Sarah LaRose-Holland (Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company), Sarah Hauss (KASM Dance Collective), Ray Terrill (Ray Terrill Dance Group) and Thern Anderson and Erin Thompson. Some of the dances are abstract works centered on kinetic energy, the body in motion and the connections between dancers moving in space. Other dances honor fellow artists and address themes of the intricacies of relationships. The wide-ranging accompaniment for the dances includes selections from Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Suzanne Vega, Yo-Yo Ma, and J.S. Bach, local singer/songwriter Matt Marka of Ada Jane, “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith and poetry by Muriel Rukeyser. 

Christopher Watson Dance Company embraces the diverse and multigenerational composition of its artists whose ages range from 20-something to 70-something. This is the company’s 33rd season of performances.

 

For more information, contact Ray Terrill at: raymond.d.terrill@msn.com.

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2024 DANCES ON THE LAKEWALK
A Festival of Dance in Duluth 

 

Presented by: Freshwater Dance Collective

Festival Location: Lake Place Park at Superior Street and Lake Avenue

Friday, July 12th, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

FREE and open to the general public

 

Freshwater Dance Collective presents the annual Dances on the Lakewalk, featuring Minnesota choreographers, dance companies and dancers performing a variety of dance styles in a city park overlooking Lake Superior.

Lake Place Park is located above the Lakewalk at Superior Street and Lake Avenue, with entrances either on Superior Street or from a staircase on the boardwalk at the corner of the lake. Ray Terrill Dance Group will present an excerpt from 'Flow.'

 

For more information, contact Doris Acosta: dorismarieressl @ gmail.com.

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2024 ANNUAL - DANCES AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL

 

Presented by: Ray Terrill Dance Group

Festival Location: Lake Harriet Rose Garden at 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis 55409. 

Friday July 19th, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024 7:00 p.m.

FREE and open to the general public

 

The Lake Harriet Rose Garden is stunning in summer. The Dances at the Lake Festival is modeled after a sister dance festival held on the Duluth LakeWalk, that features many dance organizations, including youth ensembles, performing two nights of various forms of contemporary dance. Founded by the Christopher Watson Dance Company, the festival is in its 20th year, after two year pause due to pandemic. The Ray Terrill Dance Group is sole producer. Dancers are local, from other states (and occasionally international) who perform for the greater Twin Cities audience. This FREE open to the public, outdoor event is a great way to introduce anyone to contemporary dance.​ Ray Terrill Dance Group will present an excerpt from 'Flow.'

2024 Artist Line-Up: TBA

  • TBA

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