Pocahontas by Duluth Festival Opera
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All offers for Pocahontas, the Opera have expired.
The last date listed for Pocahontas, the Opera was Saturday October 1, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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A group of dynamic dancers from Minneapolis have hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, bringing their high-energy show, Feet Don't Fail Me Now, to the Ames Center stage. Heatbox, the human beat box, joins the swingin' seven-piece band Root City to accompany each shuffle and stomp as the tappers let loose on everything from sand to folding chairs. This joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance mixes funk, salsa and more into a theatrical event that won Rhythmic Circus the prestigious Edinburgh Festival "Spirit of the Fringe" Award in 2012. Learn More
Based on historical and cultural research, the opera distinguishes itself from the myths and legendary half-truths that surround the name of Pocahontas. This 90-minute music-theater piece was composed by Burnsville resident Linda Tutas Haugen and will be performed by the Duluth Festival Opera. The cast also includes Native American musicians and dancers, and the production will be in English.
About the Ticket Supplier: Ames Center
The Ames Center, formerly the Burnsville Performing Arts Center is dedicated to: Fostering the growth, development and appreciation of the performing arts through the
presentation of the broadest possible range of cultural, entertainment and artistic activities and events; providing a home to the community’s major
performing arts groups; serving as a community center for the visual arts, business and educational meetings and presentations and providing
economic stimulus for the benefit of the residents of Burnsville and the surrounding region.
This mission statement, as developed by VenuWorks, suggests that the Ames Center, in order to contribute to the creation of a vital, active downtown area, must host a broad spectrum of events including local arts, regional cultural organizations, popular concerts, family shows, business meetings, social gatherings and lectures and more.
From the City of Burnsville 2030 Comprehensive Plan:
“Art and culture are increasingly recognized as integral and necessary components of our social fabric, contributing to the economy and
quality of life in cities and communities. In our increasingly mobile and diverse society, investments in culture and creativity are essential to
building vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities for the twenty first century.”