Posted by CAROLINE PALMER--Special to the Star Tribune 


Nic Lincoln and Erin Thompson in "Lounge Twins Die and Go To Heaven" Photo courtesy of James Sewell Ballet.


Each year, James Sewell Ballet reaches out to choreographic talent in the local dance community and beyond through its Ballet Works Project. This year’s program is full of fresh talent, with new works by Karen L. Charles of Threads Dance Project (“Call”) as well as independent dance makers Chris Schlichting (“Intervals”) and Judith Howard (whose “Lounge Twins Die and Go to Heaven” created for Nic Lincoln and guest artist Erin Thompson sounds particularly promising). The line-up also includes “Sail” by young choreographer Erin Arntson of the Reif Dance Program in Grand Rapids plus “Liberate” from Sewell company member Cory Goei.

(8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 24. $16-20. TEK BOX, 528 Hennepin Ave., 2nd Fl., Mpls., 612-206-3600.

Review here of recent Chris Schlichting show at Red Eye in Minneapolis.

Video here with Ballet Works rehearsal footage and interviews..

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