1. Leslie Parker: "A Call to Remember." Parker's work in progress at Pillsbury House Theatre was electric. Just a few blocks from the south Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd had been murdered a year before. Parker wore a grass dress, a black veil and boxing gloves in this viscerally charged performance.
2. April Sellers Dance Collective: "Rumble Strips." Presented amid the forested Caponi Art Park in Eagan, this work probed essential questions of existence in a shared world in a sensual, hyper-energetic romp.
3. Pedro Pablo at Robert's Shoes Lot. Pedro Pablo, sometimes known as Viva la Pepa, or Doña Pepa, delivered a raw mix of truth-telling and extravagance at the vacant lot on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis where the Roberts Shoes building once stood, later reviving the piece with additional theatrical elements for Walker Art Center's Choreographers' Evening.
4. Rhythmically Speaking and Keane Sense of Rhythm: "Jazz on Tap." Keane Sense of Rhythm showcased the bright talent of dancer/choreographer Davon Suttles and the tap dancing chops of a talented young group for this double bill. Rhythmically Speaking brought exuberance to the outdoor venue outside of the Lab Brewery in St. Paul.
5. Ananya Dance Theatre's "Dastak: I Wish You Me." Performer and sound artist Spirit McIntyre added a spiritual element to Ananya's investigation of borders, boundaries and the spells that set us free, in a piece choreographed by Ananya Chatterjea.
6. José A. Luis: "Solo w/You." This contemplative solo employed the dancer/choreographer's entrancing movement style.
7. Jagged Moves: "Touch Code: (Re) Claiming Space." In Jess Kiel-Wornson's beautiful cloudlike set design, Jennifer Glaws' incisive choreography went deep, while flutist Julie Johnson added to the high-emotion performance.
8. "Refresh: The Space in Between a Screen and a Body." Inside a virtual landscape created by Snow Yunxue Fu, dance artist Lela Pierce used precise gestures to exhibit vulnerability and curiosity, in a meditation on surveillance and the need for human connection that the two artists created with the assistance of Junyi Min, digital media team Eric Anderson and Shirin Ghoraishi, and curator Zoe Cinel.
9. "Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein.' " Renee Guittar gave a deliciously bestial performance as the monster in this Collide Theatrical production at Southern Theater.
10. Katha Dance: "Shaamya — Of Equality." Rita Mustaphi's Kathak choreography fused with ballet, Flamenco, tap and hip-hop in this uplifting production featuring music by J.D. Steele and poetry by Ifrah Mansour.