TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American and Japanese female taiko artists together for a two-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women center stage in a collaborative, unique performance. Read more about HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS
Arts & Performance
Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Written in Water explores the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self. In this large-scale, multimedia dance work, dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation, and activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing. Read more about Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. Read more about Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate, stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltry, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar, and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, this performance delivers a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. This show also provides the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material, as well as stories from his touring career. Read more about Howard Jones Acoustic Trio
One of the finest Broadway musicals of the 20th century, Gypsy is a love letter to the American theatre and the American dream. Tough as nails "Momma" Rose struggles and schemes to make her two daughters successful vaudeville performers. When one daughter abandons her and the other becomes a star, Rose must confront her own shattered dreams of being the one in the spotlight. Featuring classic songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Some People."
Gypsy: A Musical Fable will be performed in Auditorium 2 from February 21st & 22nd, 28th and 29th, 2020. Read more about Wayzata High School Theatre presents: Gypsy
Join author Sarah Hanley at the Maple Grove Library for a discussion about her novel Matka. Based on the true story of Hanley’s grandmother during and after World War 2, Hanley will discuss how the book was developed and how her grandmother’s experiences have influenced today and the future. 612.543.6450 Read more about Author Talk with Sarah Hanley
For this annual open house, the American Swedish Institute opens its museum doors for free to the public. Whether you’re seeing the mansion for the first time or are a longstanding member of the museum, come to enjoy live entertainment, bonfires and holiday themed crafts. All ages. 612.871.4907 Read more about Neighborhood Open House: American Swedish Institute
Becky Sharp is not beautiful or lucky, but she is clever, and that’s what matters. As she navigates love, friendship, war, and ever-changing fortunes in 19th century England, Becky relies on her resilience and pluck to survive. Kate Hamill’s lauded adaptation of the classic novel is an agile and action-packed theatrical spectacle for a small cast portraying nearly forty characters, staged in an immersive production that turns the Black Box into an English country fair. Read more about Wayzata High School Theatre Presents - Vanity Fair
Come home to One Voice and ignite your winter holidays! Guests include spoken word poet Ellis Perez and a string quartet from the Minnesota Philharmonic (LGBT) Orchestra. In addition to traditional holiday favorites, the concert includes music by current and former Minnesota composers including Abbie Betinis, Marisa Squadrito Geisler and Mari Esabel Valverde. Join us for beauty, levity, dancing sugar plum fairies and holiday sing-a-longs!
Info & Tickets: www.OneVoiceMN.org or 651-298-1954 Read more about One Voice Mixed Chorus presents: Singing Darkness to Light