Minnesota Dance Theatre: Two Premieres, Two Favorites for Fall Repertory
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Legend has it that Sidney Poitier was so moved by the story of The Lilies of the Field that he waived his usual salary -- not knowing he would later win worldwide fame (and an Oscar) for his portrayal of the hard-headed Homer Smith. From the moment it was published as a novel by William E. Barret, The Lilies of the Field has had a special effect on people. Experience it yourself when Open Window Theatre presents this heart-warming stage adaptation. Headed west in search of a new beginning in the mid-1950s, black Southern Baptist itinerant worker Homer Smith encounters a group of Catholic nuns scratching out an existence in the remote Southwest. Mother Maria Marthe, convinced that Homer was sent to them by God to build them a chapel, persuades him to stay (without pay) and take on this seemingly impossible task. The faith of all are tested, proving that friendships and miracles alike come in all forms. Learn More
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Featured review from RoxanneRed Velvet
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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.
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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