April 30 – May 1, 2010
tix are $8 in advance from a performer or $10 at the door
• Amy Trayers
• Karis Sloss’ Eclectic Edge Ensemble
• John Munger’s Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble
• Ray Terrill Dance Group
• Sarah LaRose-Holland’s Kinetic Evolutions
3010 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
The Kinetic Kitchen dance series is presented by Sarah LaRose-Holland. Here’s some information about who’s performing during the April-May Kinetic Kitchen. More info available at www.MNartists.org/Sarah_LaRose
About the performers…
Amy Trayers is a ballet student with Classical Ballet Academy in St. Paul. She has performed in Ballet Minnesota's productions of "The Classic Nutcracker", "Elfan", "Nightmare" and "At The Museum". Amy began dancing at age 3 with Riverbend Dance Arts in Hastings where Sarah LaRose-Holland was one of her first dance instructors. Amy is 12 years old.
Amy will be performing a ballet solo she choreographed to George Gershwin's "Prelude #2". On Feb. 11, 1937, while playing the piano with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gershwin lost consciousness, skipped a few bars, then continued as if nothing had happened. In July of that year he underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor and never regained consciousness. He died on July 11, 1937. Amy's dance represents Gershwin's death and the feelings he went through during the last days of his life.
Eclectic Edge Ensemble, directed by Karis Sloss, will perform a new piece titled "backwards in heels." "Backwards in heels" will showcase the strength, passion, and drive of ten women as they work off of the music's rhythm, pulse and emotions. Dancers include Kristin Grohs, Becky Olson, Megan Mohr, Sarah Beck-Esmay, Katrina Schleisman, Susanne Grochett, Heather Dunne, Erinn Liebhard, Emily Broeker and Vanessa Fische.
A contemporary jazz dance company with a diverse repertory, Eclectic Edge Ensemble collaborates with local musicians, choreographers, and other artists to create musically and theatrically inspired work. The company aims to present a fresh perspective on jazz dance in the Twin Cities, creating accessible performance experiences that connect to audiences through the pure joy of movement. More information about Eclectic Edge Ensemble is available at www.eclecticedgeensemble.com
SAGE Award winning choreographer John Munger has danced, acted, choreographed, directed, sung and spoken in countless plays, dance concerts, musicals, recitals, films, ballets, TV productions, operas, and assorted events in many cities, towns and other locations in several states and nations over a life-sized number of decades. He is Artistic Director and founder of the Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble, dance blogger for the MN Fringe Festival and Director of Research and Information for Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.
Third Rabbit Dance Ensemble will perform the following works. "Barada Nikto" derives its name from the famous alien-language line in the classic sci-fi film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and means something like "Is in trouble and needs help." Dawn Strom's solo, "A Way Out" was developed through Daniel Nagrin's process of meditative image-making and is based on the premise that someone or something is trying to find a way out. "Goin' Back" is a character study of a simple fellow who can't handle the Big City. "Wrath" was created for Mischievous Djinn's show, "The Seven Deadlies," and is an uncomfortably humorous but cathartically brutal evocation of boundless rage held in.
Ray Terrill Dance Group has been performing in and around the Twin Cities since Ray relocated from the Pacific Northwest in 1997. Ray has extensive experience as a performer, choreographer, teacher, presenter, and arts program administrator. He started his professional modern dance career as a member of Repertory Dancers Northwest until relocating to Portland Oregon. There he eventually became co-artistic director of Oregon Dance Consort where he choreographed over 40 original works including guest artist commissions. He served as Executive Director of the Dance Coalition of Oregon for a three-year term. Since moving to the Twin Cities, Ray spent several seasons as a member of the Christopher Watson Dance Company while establishing the Ray Terrill Dance Group. Proficient in classical modern dance technique he has evolved a style all his own described as uniquely spiritual and lyrical on one hand while irreverent and quirky on the other. Inspired by wide-ranging music styles he frequently explores provocative subject matter and complex emotion. Even so, he keenly mines his material to expose the universal human experience. Ray enjoys a parallel career as an executive producer developing rich-media interactive communications and distance learning solutions. Consequently his more recent work has incorporated video, animation, and text as a backdrop to extend his choreographic themes. Numerous government, foundation, and corporate arts funding agencies have generously supported his choreography and his dances have been presented in several venues including the On the Boards, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, International Firehouse Cultural Center, Echo Theater, Festival of Physical Comedy, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, Lakeville Performing Arts, Hopkins Performing Arts Center-Art on the Edge, Dances at the Lakes and numerous Minnesota Fringe Festivals.
Ray Terrill Dance Group will perform “State of Grace” with music by Guiseppe Torelli, Giovanni Pergolesi and danced by Paulette Mattson, Carol Oyanagi, Christina Plichta and Ray Terrill. “State of Grace” explores the states of grace that fuels inspiration and occurs in rare moments when clarity prevails and we sense universal truth. Particularly when the dancing body portrays the physical gift of experience, at core the unmistakable good fortune of material and human existence. The times when we encounter profound beauty and intimacy with others.
Kinetic Evolutions dance company is excited to perform “Going to the Soirée” at the Kinetic Kitchen. Company members Megan Bridges, Catherine Decker, Hai Dang Nguyen, Kayla Schiltgen, Una Setia, Jen Swanson, Sarah LaRose-Holland & guest Sarah Hauss will take you out on the town with this dance. “Going to the Soirée” is the beginning of a larger body of work that LaRose-Holland started working on in fall of 2009. The company looks forward to ongoing development of this dance culminating in a full evening production for the company.
Kinetic Evolutions dance company was formed in 2006 under the direction of Sarah LaRose-Holland. The company has performed in Lunafest at the Mounds Theatre, in Riverbend Dance Art’s Spring Concerts in Hastings, at the Dances at the Lakes Festival sponsored by the Christopher Watson Dance Company in Minneapolis, at the Dances on the Lakewalk in Duluth hosted by Ressl Dance!, in the Earthfusion Festival in Roseville, at the Women & Spirituality Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato, as part of “Quickening: on the cusp of Spring” at the Carnegie Arts Center in Mankato, in the 9 x 22: A Dance Lab series at the Bryant Lake Bowl (BLB) in Minneapolis, in the first production of Sample Night Live at the BLB in Minneapolis, in a benefit at Woodland Hills Church to help raise funds to send one of the company dancers to Romania to work with orphaned children, In Motion at the St. Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth, in the Dance & Desserts performances hosted by Christopher Watson Dance Company at Ballareteatro Performing Arts Center and the Movement Arts Center in Minneapolis, in Patrick’s Zombie Cabaret fundraiser held at the Fine Line Music Café, and in a handful of Kinetic Kitchen performances. Sarah is both the Director of Kinetic Evolutions and Presenter of the Kinetic Kitchen. More info about the company is available at www.MNartists.org/Sarah_LaRose
2012 - Dance Community Photo
2012 - Kinetic Kitchen (different shows on Fri & Sat nights)
2012 - Main Street School of Performing Arts @ Intermedia Arts
2012 - QUE(E)RIES at Patrick's Cabaret
2012 - James Sewell Ballet at the Cowles Center
2012 - Scuba at Patrick's Cabaret
2012 - Frogtown Art Gallery
2012 - SENSATION at the BLB
2012 - 9 x 22 a dance lab at the BLB
2012 - Macalester College Spring Dance Concert
2012 - Priyadarsini Govind “Pranaamyam"
2012 - U OF M STUDENT DANCE COALITION
2012 - Minnesota Dance Theatre – Carmina Burana
2012 - Young Dance
2012 - Eagan High School presents Encore
2011 - Dance Week photo - Be a part of it!
2011 - Kinetic Kitchen
2011 - Somewhat Sci-fi Variety Show
2011 - Ballet Minnesota's Don Quixote
2011 - Dykes Do Drag
2011 - 9x22 Dance/Lab
2011 - Off-Leash Area
2011 - SWAP Meet for choreographers
2011 - You come. We'll show you what we do. Minneapolis Chapter, Spring 2011
2011 - The Phipps Dance Company
2011 - Macalester College Presents Dance Concert “Resist This”
2011 - Sendero Flamenco
2010 - Dance Week Photo - Be a part of it!!
2010 - Kinetic Kitchen
2010 - Walker Art Center presents Saburo Teshigawara/KARAS Miroku
2010 - 9x22 Dance/ Lab
2010 Dance Week is April 22 - May 2
2010 - SCUBA Touring Network 2010
2009 Dance Week photo - be a part of it!
2009 - New World Dance: New York - April 30-May 2
2009 - the somewhat vaudeville variety show @ Patrick's Cabaret
2009 University of MN Composition Class FREE Informal Showings
2009 - Joe Chvala @ the Southern
2009 - Perpich Center for Arts Education
2009 - FAKOLY - An evening af African Dance and Drumming
2009 - 9 x 22: A Dance Lab @ the BLB
2009 - THE INFINITE MULTIVERSE @ the BLB
2009 - THE NEAL MEDLYN EXPERIENCE LIVE! @ the BLB
2009 - Student Dance Coalition
2009 - Dance A-long in the Park for ages 3 to 5yrs
2009 - La Bayadere - Ballet Minnesota @ Fitzgerald Theater
2008 Twin Cities Celebrates National Dance Week
2008 - TRISHA BROWN - LECTURE and RECEPTION - Apr. 22, 2008
2008 - Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing
2008 - Trisha Brown Dance Company - April 25, 2008
2008 - Out Rage Us! - Patrick's Cabaret - April 22 9pm
2008 - Dance community Photo
2008 - Sharon Picasso & Melissa Brown Guenther
2008 - 9 x 22: A Dance Lab
2008 - Zenon Dance Company's 25th Spring Season
2008 - University of MN Student Dance Coalition
2008 -Capture!rama!!!!! May 6 at 8pm
2008 - Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
2008 - WOmanifestingDance(ataGlance)"
2008 - Orpheus
2008 - Wicked Sister Dance Theatre's Acrobatic Cafe
2008 - Sansei Yonsei Kai
2008 - OFF-LEASH AREA presents: Border Crossing
2007 Commercial for Twin Cities Celebrates National Dance Week
2007 Twin Cities Celebrates National Dance Week
2007 - 9 x 22: A Dance Lab April 25th at the Bryant Lake Bowl
2007 Multiple High School Dance Cabaret
2007 - St Cloud State University - April 26-28
2007 Patrick's Cabaret April 27-28
2007 Southern Theater presents Beyond Ballroom Dance Company April 26-29, May 3-6
2007 - April 29 - Bryant Lake Bowl - Anna Shogren, Judith Howard, Eva Mohn, Suzanne Costello, Pam Plagge & Laurie Van Wieren
2007 Ethiopian Israeli Dance Co, Beta Apr. 29 & 30
2007 - Capture! May 2 - Bryant Lake Bowl
2007 - Docudrama by Morgan Thorson: April 30 - May 4 Bryant Lake Bowl
2007 - Georgia O'Keeffe: An Abstraction for Theater
2007 Kinetic Kitchen May 4-5 at Patrick's Cabaret
2007 - Hijack at the Walker - May 5
2007 Walker Art Center presents Emio Greco | PC May 3-5
2006 Twin Cities National Dance Week
2006 - Artist Talk/Reception with Meg Stuart - April 18 7PM FREE at Intermedia Arts
2006 - Meg Stuart/Benoît Lachambre /Hahn Rowe Apr. 20-22, McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center
2006 - Patrick's Cabaret celebrates it's 20th Anniversary!
2006 - KINETIC PLAYGROUND at Perpich Center for Arts Education - April 22nd 2pm FREE show
2006 - Ananya Chatterjea's BANDH at the Barbara Barker Center, Apr. 22 FREE show
2006 - CAPTURE! Bryant Lake Bowl April 25th 7PM
2006 - 9' X 22': A Dance Lab at Bryant Lake Bowl, Wed. April 26th 8PM
2006 - KINETIC KITCHEN at Old Arizona, Thur. April 27th 8pm
2006 - Buckets and Tap Shoes at the Southern Theater
2006 - Riverbend Dance Arts Spring Concert April 29, 2006 7PM
2006 - Closing Reception for National Dance Week