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Dance Takes Center Stage at the 2019 Arts Midwest Conference

Ananya Dance Theatre performs “Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds” at John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Dance makers and presenters have a lot to be excited about at this year’s Arts Midwest Conference. In addition to two events that are open to the public, there are five dance companies showing work during the Spotlight Showcases!

Dance Forum MIDWEST: Why Dance? The Future of Dance Presenting in the Midwest

Wednesday, September 4th
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Room 208AB
Please arrive between 12:30 and 1 p.m for networking. The program begins promptly at 1 p.m.

Join Dance/USA and Arts Midwest for free professional development and networking with dance industry leaders from around the country. The event will feature conversations about immediate, field-wide issues and the opportunity to dialogue with peers and speakers in both large and small group conversations. Dance Forum MIDWEST will feature conversations on the benefits of presenting dance, building presenter partnerships, in addition to snapshots on successful marketing initiatives to drive ticket sales. Multi-disciplinary presenters are encouraged to attend! This forum will present opportunities for Q&A, networking, and dialogue with peers and speakers in both large and small group conversations.

Krista Bradley, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Washington, DC
Kristen Brogdon, Northrop , Minneapolis, MN
Ananya Chatterjea, Ananya Dance Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Kristopher McDowell, KMP Artists, Houston, TX
Indira Goodwine, New England Foundation for the Arts , Boston, MA
Sydnie Liggett, Dance/USA, Washington, DC
Jay Peterson, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton, OH
Malik Robinson, Dance/USA and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Denver, CO
Charles Santos, TITAS/Dance Unbound, Dallas, TX
Francine Sheffield, Sheffield Global Management, Richmond, VA
Chris Tschida, Minneapolis, MN

No registration required, additional info: https://www.danceusa.org/dance-forum-midwest-2019

Arts Midwest Conference Spotlight Showcases

Conference attendees can see a wide range of styles from some of the country’s top dance companies during the 2019 Arts Midwest Conference Spotlight Showcases!

Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:40 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave)

Ananya Dance Theatre Sponsored performance
Bridgman|Packer Dance – “Table Bed Mirror”
Ragamala Dance Company – “Written in Water”
Ensemble Español

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 p.m.
Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave)

Step Afrika!

To attend, register for the Conference at: https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/conference/register

Twin Cities Dance Showcase

Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6
7:30 p.m.–10:45 p.m.
Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center for Dance (528 Hennepin Avenue)

Come get a taste of the dynamic dance scene in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul as seven area dance companies come together to present iconic works from their repertoires. Ranging in aesthetics and approaches to choreography, each company will perform 15 minute excerpts.

April Sellers Dance Collective
Ballet Co.Laboratory
Black Label Movement
BRKFST Dance Company
Shapiro & Smith

Information and $15 tickets for the public: http://arenadances.org