2021-22 Northrop Film Series

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Focusing on Dance for the Camera in 2021-22

Through the 2020 pandemic, and forced venue closures, live performances came to an abrupt pause, but creativity continued in full force within the dance community. Staying at home prompted artists to reexamine their art-making practices, leading to an artistic revolution that inspired groundbreaking virtual work previously unanticipated. Each organization featured in Northrop’s 2021-22 Film Series explored the art form of Dance for the Camera, found ways in which to practice, construct, and share their creative endeavors despite the difficult restrictions, and utilized art as a way to heal, connect, and engage with one another during an isolating time. Not only do these films consist of breathtaking movement and choreography, but visually astounding cinematography helped bring these pieces to life, sharing the work from a different perspective beyond the stage. The pandemic greatly affected arts organizations in devastating ways, but these artists actively chose to persevere and continue crafting their missions through an unfamiliar and challenging period of our global society.

Northrop’s 2021-22 Film Series features five events that put dance at the center of these cinematic creations. Select your own price ($0-$50) to screen films online—the ticket revenue will be shared with the artists. All screenings are available on-demand with extended viewing dates for your flexibility.


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Build your flexible, Create Your Own Package with any 3 or more in-person events from the 2023-24 Dance Series or Music Series and save 15%!


Subscribers enjoy

  • The most flexibility at no extra cost—change your plans anytime!
  • 15% off single ticket prices
  • Early seat selection—front and center, balcony, or box seats*
  • Invites to special, behind-the-scenes events
  • Partial payment plans (for early subscribers—see details below)
  • and more!

Order online, or connect with us by phone at 612-624-2345, Jun 20 through Aug 25: Mon-Fri, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, and beginning Aug 28: Mon-Fri, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.


Tickets to student matinees are available now. Tickets to individual events and groups of 10 or more will go on sale Aug 1, 2023.

More from the season

View a short preview of the season

2021-22 Northrop Season

This triumphant return to in-person events (while still offering some livestream and on-demand options) includes newly commissioned works, co-presentations with our partners in the Twin Cities Arts community, and multiple premieres of pieces never-before-scene in this region.

Dance Theatre of Harlem

2021-22 Dance Series

Northrop’s 2021-22 Dance Series offers a mix of returning companies, stage debuts, a classical ballet, and Northrop Centennial Commission works all in-person at the Carlson Family Stage or with our presenting partners at The Cowles Center.

Northrop's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ

2021-22 Music Series

Northrop's Music Series features three extraordinary concerts performed on Northrop’s own historic Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The series features debuts by two high-profile legends on the instrument, and a returning favorite with a new Holiday program.