Performance Arts

  • Dancing for the land beneath their feet
    Ananya Dance Theater's new dance 'Daak,' or 'Call to Action,' takes a closer look at the land we stand on.June 12, 2008
  • Meredith Monk ascends in song
    A new work by composer Meredith Monk opens tonight at the Walker Art Center.June 12, 2008
  • Singing in Grover's Corners
    Turning famous works of American literature into operas has become something of a trend lately. St. Paul's Skylark Opera company is presenting the upper Midwest premiere of one of the latest, Ned Rorem's adaptation of "Our Town."June 11, 2008
  • A performance in plain sight amongst unknowing crowds
    If you have ever stood in a crowded mall and wondered about the individual stories behind the people around you, the Back to Back Theater Company from Australia may have an answer.June 5, 2008
  • Theater veterans reconsider 'The Gin Game'
    This weekend, two stage veterans who have worked together on and off since the early 1960s will present their latest collaboration. Wendy Lehr and Bain Boehlke will perform "The Gin Game" at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.May 29, 2008
  • St. Paul teens make their voices heard
    A group of St. Paul high school teens are adding their voices to some serious discussions, and they're being heard.May 15, 2008
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is a name to be reckoned with
    Ejiofor is a British actor, who's drawn broad praise for his stage and film work. Now he is trying something very different. He's starring in a martial arts movie called "Redbelt," written and directed by David Mamet.May 8, 2008
  • Ordway Center plans expansion
    The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra could have a new concert hall at the Ordway Center, under a new proposal from the St. Paul Arts Partnership.May 7, 2008
  • Radium Girls remembered
    A new production at the History Theatre in St. Paul brings to life the story of some very courageous women called the Radium Girls, and their important role in U.S. labor history.May 7, 2008
  • August Wilson's African-American Century
    It's rare to have the opportunity to see the entire body of work by a major American playwright. Even more rare to see it performed by a theater company pivotal to that playwrights development. But Twin Cities theatergoers have just that opportunity.May 2, 2008
  • Creating a world in dance
    Modern dance choreographer Trisha Brown says farewell to dance, as she retires this year after four decades. She'll reflect on what role her gender played, both in her success and in her decision to leave.Midmorning, April 23, 2008
  • Arts economy snapshot
    Regional arts groups haven't yet felt the effects of an ailing economy, but they're concerned about the future.April 20, 2008
  • An Orpheus for soprano, clarinet and dancers
    Composer Ricky Ian Gordon is becoming a regular presence in the Twin Cities classical music and theater scene. He's back in town for a production of his music-theater-dance work, "Orpheus and Euridice."April 17, 2008
  • Triple Espresso - strong till the end
    One of the longest-running shows in the Twin Cities is coming to an end. Triple Espresso's final curtain call is at the end of the month after a 12-year run.April 16, 2008
  • The metaphorical piano
    Using a mix of drama, dance, clowning and classical music, a new theatrical production tells the story of a lonely piano tuner whose unfulfilled dreams get caught up in a family that's falling apart.April 9, 2008

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