Hubbard Street Dancer Quinn B. Wharton in Casi-Casa by Mats Ek.

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Northrop Dance announces its 2013-2014 season

  • Article by: Rohan Preston
  • Star Tribune
  • April 25, 2013 - 9:13 AM

The 2013-14 Northrop dance season includes troupes from China, New Zealand, France and the United States. It will take place at various Twin Cities venues, as Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota undergoes a renovation ahead of its planned 2014 reopening.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will open the season with “Casi-Casa,” by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek (Sept. 21, State Theatre).

Choreographer Andrea Miller’s New York-based Gallim Dance company will present “Blush” (Oct. 12, The O’Shaughnessy).

The French company Ballet Preljocaj, in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre, has the U.S. premiere of a new work based on the Bible’s Book of Revelation (Oct 30, Orpheum). Preljocaj performed a dark, Grimm Brothers-influenced “Snow White” last year in the Twin Cities to critical acclaim.

In its Minnesota debut, the Shanghai Ballet will present “The Butterfly Lovers,” a sort of Chinese “Romeo and Juliet” (Nov. 12, Orpheum).

Bay Area choreographer Kate Weare will present excerpts from a new work, “Dark Lark,” as well as her repertory piece, “Garden” (Dec. 5, The O’Shaughnessy).

British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance will present “FAR,” staged with 3,200 LED lights and set to a score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost (Jan. 14, Orpheum).

Royal New Zealand Ballet also makes its Minnesota debut, in program that includes “28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini” (Feb. 8, 2014, Orpheum).

The lineup includes the return of Trisha Brown, with a four-decade retrospective of her work at Walker Art Center (March 12-15, 2014).

Ticket packages, which range from $72 to $363, are available at or 612-624-2345.


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