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TU Dance's Uri Sands Resigns Amidst Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Uri Sands has resigned as co-artistic director of TU Dance, according to a release issued by the company this week. A recent lawsuit alleges sexual misconduct claims against him, which he denies. Toni Pierce-Sands, his wife and co-founder, will continue to lead the Twin Cities-based company as artistic director. Both Sands and TU Dance deny […]

This Pro Dancer Brings His HR Expertise Into the Studio

Alexander Pham’s movements seem to have no noticeable beginning or end. Though he’s a fluid, silky performer, his electrifying dancing also exhibits impressive power. These qualities have made audiences and artistic directors alike take notice in his three years with Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater and now at TU Dance. Byrd finds Pham’s ability to […]

These Are the Performances Our Readers Loved the Most This Year

We asked you for nominations, compiled your suggestions and had you vote on your favorites. Here’s what you chose: Best Viral Video Winner: “Kids Meet a Ballerina,” featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Elle Macy Other Nominees: • Syncopated Ladies’ “Everybody Mad” Beychella cover • Ballet Nacional de España’s performance at Oteyza fashion show • “Doomed,” featuring […]

Cast Your Vote for Our 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

You nominated the best performances you’ve seen so far in 2018, and we narrowed them down to our favorites. Now it’s time to cast your vote to decide who will be featured in our December issue! Voting is open until September 17. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…

Bon Iver is Unveiling Brand New Music for TU Dance's Latest Work

Is it any surprise a world premiere by choreographer Uri Sands and musician Justin Vernon, both renowned for the profound beauty and gorgeous musicality of their work, immediately sold out? We’re hungry for creative collaborations that take reflective deep dives into what constitutes our humanity—and then there’s the undeniable cool factor. Nine members of TU […]

25 to Watch 2018: Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

In a quietly explosive solo embedded in Uri Sands’ Matter, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel epitomized the grace and openness for which TU Dance is acclaimed. Wrapped in the American flag, she infused her twists and reaches, bound hands and open-armed vulnerability with a spring-loaded legacy of ancestral grief and personal gratitude before her hunched body detonated […]