Created in 1967, and considered the first abstract full-length ballet, George Balanchine’s Jewels is a masterpiece—and a master class—on the history, beauty, and diversity of ballet technique. The French romanticism of Emeralds, danced to Fauré’s dreamy score; Stravinsky’s driving, jazzy energy for Rubies that seems to suggest urban America; and Tchaikovsky’s regal, glittering evocation of the imperial court of Russia in Diamonds all combine to create a treasure chest of dance, performed by one of America’s most vibrant companies.Find out more »
Mixed repertory Andrea Miller's "state" "INDY" Doug Varone's "Strict Love" "Meditation: A Silent Prayer" "Drive" One of today’s most in-demand choreographers and winner of the Jacob’s Pillow, Doris Duke, and prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Awards, Kyle Abraham has been commissioned to create work on companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and most recently, New York City Ballet. Born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporating his experience with classical cello, piano, and…Find out more »
Magician Shin Lim is the 2015 world FISM (International Federation for Magic Societies) champion for close-up card magic, winner of America's Got Talent Season 13 and the top finisher of America's Got Talent: The Champions competition. A self-proclaimed "sleight of hand" artist, Lim admits that he is actually not a magician--nor a wizard--and has no intention of lying to the audience. Instead, he performs carefully self-choreographed routines that appear to defy the laws of physics. Combining dexterity, precision and grace,…Find out more »
When Paul Taylor died in 2018 at age 88, he left behind a legacy of masterworks unrivaled by any other modern dance artist. Northrop is pleased to join other presenters across the U.S. and the world to celebrate the dancemaker—an opportunity to revisit the greatest works of the Taylor repertoire, performed by many of the dancers who completely embody his style. Northrop's program reveals the incredible range of this legendary choreographer in three masterfully crafted and emotionally powerful works, demonstrating…Find out more »
Mixed repertory to include: Errand in the Maze (reduced version) by Martha Graham Deo by Maxine Doyle and Bobbi Jean Smith Appalachian Spring Suite by Martha Graham Untitled (Souvenir) by Pam Tanowitz Chronicle by Martha Graham As the oldest and most celebrated modern dance company in America, the Martha Graham Dance Company exemplifies its founder’s timeless and uniquely American style of dance—one that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The EVE Project celebrates the 100th…Find out more »
University of Minnesota organist Dean Billmeyer continues to shine a light on Northrop's restored pipe organ with a faculty concert featuring varied works to showcase the color and power of this historic instrument.Find out more »
Northrop Presents The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) Film screening Wed, Apr 22, 6:30 pm Best Buy Theater In conjunction with The State Ballet of Georgia's mixed repertory FREE and open to the public This documentary follows journalist Dariko and her sidekick Khaka as they report on local personalities and cultural events for a television station in a small town in the country of Georgia. While balancing vague threats from politicians looking for more favorable coverage to criticism from the…Find out more »
Rarely do U.S. audiences have the opportunity to see The State Ballet of Georgia. They appeared at Northrop in 2008, and Minneapolis is the only city they will visit in 2020. Under the artistic leadership of Nina Ananiashvili, renowned as one of the greatest ballerinas of all time, the company continues to flourish and expand its repertoire. They will share two of George Balanchine’s greatest masterpieces: Concerto Barocco and Symphony in C. The rousing finale will be a work created…Find out more »
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