A flamenco dancer in a costume evocative of a peacock flicks her teal ruffled skirt behind her hands raised above the shoulder. In the background, two other dancers move through wide stances.

The Cowles Center in Minneapolis Is Closing After Ending Its Presenting Season Early. What Happened?

The Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis announced on January 31 that its 500-seat Goodale Theater would stop presenting dance on March 31—thus ending its planned season early—and subsequently close. Since opening in 2011, The Cowles Center has filled a major void in the Twin Cities’ arts scene by providing a theater designed for and dedicated to local dance, as well as office, rehearsal, and performance space for small and midsize arts organizations, including many of the area’s leading dance companies. 

Dance Matters: At the Edges of Contemporary Ballet

James Sewell Ballet turns 20.   A choreographer with a mission to stretch the parameters of ballet, James Sewell has collaborated with a range of artists from contact improvisers to Argentine tango experts. His eight-member company, James Sewell Ballet, celebrates its 20th anniversary in Minnesota with some things old, and some things brand-new. Co-founded by […]

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