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Raina Gilliland and Sam Feipel of Minnesota Dance Theatre in “Edifice Wrecks.”

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Minnesota Dance Theatre includes Askegard world premiere

  • Article by: CAROLINE PALMER
  • Special to the Star Tribune
  • September 27, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Minnesota Dance Theatre

Opens Friday: MDT starts its 2013-14 season with a fresh perspective, specifically the addition of Charles Askegard as associate artistic director. The Cowles Center program includes a world premiere, “Serenade for Two,” from Askegard, who trained as a child with MDT before performing with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Artistic director Lise Houlton will also unveil a work that explores a series of “What if?” scenarios called “Edifice Wrecks” (pictured, with Raina Gilliland and Sam Feipel), created in collaboration with Dane Stauffer. Also included are repertory works from Eliot Feld and MDT founder Loyce Houlton. (8 p.m. Fri-Sat., 2 p.m. next Sun. $32-$36. Ends Oct. 13. Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-206-3600, www.thecowlescenter.org.)

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