Minnesota Dance Theatre: Two Premieres, Two Favorites for Fall Repertory
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The last date listed for Fall Repertory was Sunday October 13, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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New York Times best-selling author and NPR humorist David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day) captures the madness of the holiday shopping season in his hit show The Santaland Diaries, a hilarious sendup of his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf. Twin Cities actor Joe Leary reprises his role as Crumpet the Elf in this comic Yuletide solo show that delightfully skewers parents, children and holiday consumerism. At first, Sedaris' seasonal job as a department store elf is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's Workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, comically taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike. Sedaris' witty observations about his encounters as an elf during the season of forced joy have become a Christmastime cult classic for those in need of a holiday cheer antidote. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Roxanne
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This was my first visit to the Cowles Center. It's very nice. The 4 different dance pieces in the Fall Rep were all very different from each other. The variety was amazing. The classical ballet was beautiful. The modern dance piece was unique, curious, charming and funny. The Gregory Hines tribute piece was very....Gregory Hines.
Quotes & Highlights
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Serenade for Two, World Premiere
Fresh from the world stage, MDT’s Associate Artistic Director, Charles Askegard’s new ballet is set to the rhythmic and melodic score of Stravinsky’s Serenade in A, with pianist Tom Linker.
Edifice Wrecks, World Premiere
Artistic Director Lise Houlton with colleague Dane Stauffer combines the energy of company dancers in a series of “what ifs” with a musical mix from Purcell to Mozart.
A Stair Dance
The critically acclaimed, “athletically ambitious” piece by New York choreographer Eliot Feld with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Reich was created in memory of tap dancer Gregory Hines.
Founder and visionary Loyce Houlton’s choreographic statement shows her profound respect and delight for the classical ballet esthetic
About the Ticket Supplier: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
The Cowles Center provides a home for the local dance community and works as an advocate for these artists by providing a professional environment with opportunities for them to refine and perform their work.