"They raise the bar, and then they jump over it."
–The New York Times
Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota ventures to downtown Minneapolis to present Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Celebrating its 15th anniversary season, the contemporary ballet troupe has taken the country by storm with their adventurous sampling of choreographers, range of dance styles, and an impressively extensive repertoire, acquiring and commissioning works from the top choreographers of the world. The company that takes "hold of your heart" (The Washington Post) performs an exhilarating program of contemporary dance exemplifying its commitment to commissioning groundbreaking work by both world renowned and emerging choreographers.
The first American company to commission Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform Uneven, his stunning new ballet. In Hidden Seconds showcases the dancers' extreme athleticism and yoga-inspired moves by the daring and original Nicolo Fonte. The finishing touch is Jorma Elo's, Red Sweet, their signature crowd energizer with an evocative blend of punctuated and abstract movements from the celebrated Finnish choreographer.
Bebe Schweppe, Founder
Tom Mossbrucker, Artistic Director
Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director
Uneven (2010) Cayetano Soto
Music by David Lang
In Hidden Seconds (1999) Nicolo Fonte
Music by John Tavener
Red Sweet (2008) Jorma Elo
Music by Antonio Vivaldi and Heinrich Biber
Northrop Concerts and Lectures is a fiscal year 2010 recipient of an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This performance is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Funding is provided in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
The 10-11 Northrop Season is presented with special support from Project SUCCESS.
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Artists and programs subject to change.