Jun 27, 2005
Cold Comfort: An Oblique Regard
Lightsey Darst writes about the first in Red Eye's Works in Progress and Isolated Acts Series: Karen Sherman’s “Cold Comfort” earlier this month at the Red Eye Theater.
Jun 21, 2005
TU Dance: Accessible Virtuosity
Lightsey Darst describes the surpassingly skillful new company TU Dance in their performance at the the Southern Theater. It's on through June 26.
May 28, 2005
Hanta Po: Lingering Spirits
George Slade reviews "Hanta Po--All You Out of My Way: Dick Bancroft--A Photographic Retrospective of the American Indian Movement," at Ancient Traders Gallery (1113 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis) through July 9.
May 16, 2005
Black Legend at the Southern: Beautiful Politics
Kim Surkan saw “Tales of the Black Legend,” by Zorongo Flamenco at the Southern Theater. Zorongo brings off the over-the-top drama with politically relevant passion rather than camp.
May 16, 2005
Seeing Double and Triple at Washington Galleries
Julia Durst reports on the latest Washington Coop group show, “Diptychs & Triptychs- A Series of Multiples,” at Washington Galleries, 315 Lake Ave N in Duluth, through May 29.
May 12, 2005
Hijack at Bryant Lake Bowl: Serious Play
Camille LeFevre took in Hijack's workmanlike, playful, relentless "3 Short Plays (DANCE)" at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. May 16-23. $12-10. Call 612-825-8949 for tickets.
May 5, 2005
The Fractured 21st Century: Zenon at Illusion.
Camille LeFevre had mixed feelings about the Zenon Dance performance at the Illusion Theater: is it art even when you're not sure what it is? But skill and athleticism, wit and the desire to entertain, carry the day.
Apr 23, 2005
On the Down Low: "Stage Directions"
Kim Surkan saw "Stage Directions" at the Penumbra in St. Paul--she says this original dramatic comedy is well worth seeing. Through April 24.
Apr 21, 2005
Do You See Yourself in the Media?: "In the Mirror"
Valerie Valentine saw "In the Mirror" by Pangea World Theater at the Playwrights' Center (2301 E. Franklin Ave., through April 24). It's an arresting plethora of media commenting on media.
Apr 12, 2005
Both Sinking and Swimming at the Red Eye
Kim Surkan checked out "The Swim" by Janet Allard at the Red Eye Theater at 15 W. 14th Street in Minneapolis. You can see it April 15 or 16, at 8 pm. Call 612-870-0309 for tickets.
Apr 8, 2005
"Rumblings": All About the Blues
Kim Surkan enjoyed "Rumblings," the blues-inflected dances performed by Minnesota Dance Theater at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at the College of Catherine in St. Paul. Through April 9.
Apr 7, 2005
Uso Justo: The Fairest Use of All
Michael Fallon describes Coleman Miller’s award-winning film Uso Justo, in the “Minnesota Mavericks” program at the Mpls-St. Paul International Film Festival on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:15 pm at the Bell Auditorium. You will like it, he promises.
Mar 30, 2005
Folk, Fusion, Guitar: Pop Flavors
Sally McGraw gives her take on three recent local releases, from the bands Romantica, Ryan Lee, and Atomic Flea.
Mar 26, 2005
Susan Clayton discovered an odd little treasure in the Carleton College library: a miniature cabinet of wonders by artist and miniaturist Jody Williams--usually a book artist.
Mar 22, 2005
Patient Assertion: Ulrike Heydenreich and Melanie Pankau
Carmen Tomfohrde reviews Ulrike Heydenreich and Melanie Pankau at Thomas Barry Fine Arts, at 110 North Fifth Street in Minneapolis through April 2. It's an intriguing and engaging show, positing a world just up and to the left of this one.
Mar 18, 2005
"Playing the Black Piano": Expansive Music
Sam Black reviews Bill Holm's recent book "Playing the Black Piano," which he calls "A magnificent, musical celebration of the unfathomable expanse of the earth and the human mind."
Mar 15, 2005
Nine Months in America: Unassuming Grandeur
Suzanne Szucs reviews Wing Young Huie's photo show "Nine Months in America: An Ethnocentric Tour" at the Tweed Museum in Duluth through March 27. The show started at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.