Dancing with childhood memories

Cuban-American choreographer Rosie Herrera took Minneapolis by storm in 2012 with her Northrop performance of "Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret," a piece blending cabaret and dance for a theatrical flourish. For her latest Twin Cities appearance, Herrera brings a newer work titled "Cookie's Kid." The 2015 solo draws upon memories of growing up and learning to be tough, plus it references icons from her youth including Cuban singer La Lupe, actor Charles Bronson and Cuban actor/dancer Walter Mercado. Herrera's Miami-based troupe also joins her onstage for the brand-new "Carne Viva," a brutal piece exploring violence and relationships. (7:30 p.m. Fri., the O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Av., St. Paul; $20-$24, 651-690-6700, oshag.stkate.edu.)