Art Hounds: It’s all about the dance

Art Hounds: It’s all about the dance

Dancer Molly Kay Stoltz of St. Peter has been looking forward to the winter season

Dancer Molly Kay Stoltz of St. Peter has been looking forward to the winter season display by Rhythmically Talking at Amsterdam Bar and Corridor in St. Paul Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The dance team normally takes cues from jazz and American social dance, this sort of as ballroom and line dancing. Stoltz appreciates how the group improvises and interacts with dwell musicians and the viewers.

Thursday’s exhibit is named “Riffin’: A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Conversation.” Hutchinson-based guitarist/composer Mike Lauer qualified prospects a dwell jazz combo for the efficiency. Amsterdam will be advertising a distinctive tap beer, a collaborative development by Lauer and Hutchinson’s Bobbing Bobber Brewery.


Theater performer Shea Roberts Gyllen loves the operate of Threads Dance Job, celebrating its 10th anniversary with in-person and digital possibilities at the Cowles Heart in Minneapolis this weekend. Threads is a Black girl-owned firm whose exhibit “Awake. Alive. Anew.” marks a growing from the devastation of the pandemic.

The general performance features new modern-day dance functions by rising choreographers Gabby Abram, Jennifer Pray and Elayna Waxse, as properly as the premiere of the dance film “Out of the Ashes.” The dance movie is about the functions of 9/11, and Roberts Gyllen was struck by how the dance captures “that second of transition from a typical day to the worst day … the points I have noticed Threads generate have generally gotten right at the rear of my breast bone and produced me experience.”

The present is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with both in-man or woman and livestream selections accessible. The Cowles Centre requires masks and proof of vaccination or a detrimental COVID-19 exam from inside 72 hours.


Minneapolis theater maker Sweet Simmons has adopted the dance business Jagged Moves Dance Undertaking given that its formation in 2016. She observed the only general performance of their demonstrate “Touch Code” in March 2020 prior to theaters went dark, and she’s on the lookout forward to owning that exact clearly show be her initially in-individual expertise back. The themes of contact, boundaries and private place might acquire on additional fat immediately after our ordeals with social distancing.

“Choreographer Jennifer Glaws’ do the job is usually fascinating and adventurous,” claimed Simmons. “And she supports her dancers with ground breaking lights, established and seem structure. The piece also features Julie Johnson, a local flutist whose do the job is also always fascinating and outside the bounds of what you count on out of her instrument.”

“TOUCH CODE: (Re) Professing Space” runs Thursday by way of Sunday at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, with some livestream selections. On-desire performances are available Nov. 6 to Nov. 14.

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