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. 

Morris "Bboy Morris" Isby balances on one arm, his legs both extended to 2 o'clock while his head is at 8 o'clock. He wears a white t-shirt, grey sweats, and well worn black Converse. Many members of the crowd watching at the side of a wooden dance floor have expressions of shock and delight.

2023–24 Season Preview: The Shows at the Top of Our Must-See Lists

Unexpected collaborations, women-led ballets, superstar choreographers turning their talents to opera and musical theater, singular dancemakers wrestling with issues of labor, environmental justice, and more—here’s what our contributors are looking forward to most as the 2023–24 season gets underway.

Why Is American Flamenco So Undervalued?

Irene Rodriguez’s recent Dance Magazine interview—which mentions only a few of the many flamenco companies in the U.S. and claims a lack of innovation in American flamenco, and has already drawn criticism in a letter to the editor penned by Ensemble Español—brings to the forefront a deeper problem surrounding flamenco in the United States. Why […]

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