Ballet of the Dolls grooves to the sounds of Tijuana in “Cabaret Nudista.”

Ballet of the Dolls,

Dance leaps out all over this weekend

  • June 13, 2013 - 5:19 PM

HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder) team up again with New Orleans-based dance/performance artist Scott Heron for “Dance Show #5.” The evening includes Heron’s solo “Lights up a tragedy,” a journey through multiple states of mind, plus “Hijack’s Pink,” a tongue-in-cheek nod to branding, and “Mr. Hijack” featuring Tom Lloyd and Craig VanTrees.

7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10-$15, Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-825-8949,


Choreographer Sarah LaRose-Holland of Kinetic Evolutions and Grammy award-winning jazz pianist Butch Thompson team up for “Destination Twin Cities,” a time-traveling journey through Minnesota history. Venture from Swede Hollow to the jazz bars of the 1960s that once defined local counterculture. Presented by Jazz88 KBEM radio.

7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat., $20-$30, The LAB Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-688-1735,

Savitha Sastry brings two solo Bharatanatyam dance theater performances to the Southern Theater. “Soul Cages,” a journey through the mysteries of life, death and the world beyond, will be seen Friday, while “Yudh,” which looks at a battle between equals, runs on Saturday. Original stories and script by A.K. Srikanth with music from composer Rajkumar Bharati.

7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Southern Theater, 1720 Washington Av. S., Mpls., 612-293-9749,


Ballet of the Dolls heads south of the border with “Cabaret Nudista,” a two-week celebration of the unique musical sounds of Tijuana, Mexico — from Manuel Enriquez to Pedro Infante and more. This new work created by Myron Johnson includes contributions from various company members.

8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Thu.-Sun. June 21-23. $22.50-$27.50 ($150 for a cabaret table for four with a bottle of wine). Ends June 23. Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE., Mpls., 612-436-1129.


With “Spirit of Ukraine,” the 60-member Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble brings folk dances from various regions in a program that strives to capture cultural authenticity through costumes, music and movement.

7 p.m. Fri., $16-$24, The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-206-3600,

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