Minnesota Dance Theatre resumes its 60th season celebration with two well-known choreographers

Minnesota Dance Theatre resumes its 60th season celebration with two well-known choreographers

Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) returns to the Southern Theater for the first time in a decade as it continues the celebration of its 60th Season. The spotlight will shine on the Artistic Voices of Minnesota’s Elayna Waxse and Alexander Hille, two esteemed choreographers who have created work for and performed with MDT. The dance concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 13-15.

Three evocative pieces will be performed in the 90-minute show, including The Four Seasons with choreography by Waxse, featuring the compositions of famed Argentinian Tango composer Astor Piazzolla. Lush and atmospheric with movement elegantly matched to the music, The Four Seasons was first performed with VocalEssence in 2021.

Polaris also features Waxse’s choreography and music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. With an all-female cast, Polaris is both poignant and timely, offering a poetic reflection on human possibility.

In Divided We Fall, a solo piece choreographed by Hille, acclaimed dancer Martin Gore brings an intensity to the physically investigative and daring work. Hille said, “This work is about not accepting one’s circumstance, and remembering the battle is not one that must be confronted alone.”

Lise Houlton, Artistic Director, said, “We are grateful to have such immense talent in Minnesota. And we’re honored to present the artistry of two such thoughtful and rich choreographers who offer nuanced depth and meaning to their work, bringing an added dimension to the dance experience.”

The Southern Theater is located at 1420 S. Washington Ave. on the West Bank in Minneapolis. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here

Minnesota Dance Theatre is a nonprofit professional dance company and school founded in 1962 by Loyce Houlton, one of the first American women to gain national and international recognition as a choreographer, teacher, and producer. Since 1995, Lise Houlton has led the organization, which has become one of Minnesota’s cultural treasures and an acclaimed arts leader in our region. 

The mission of Minnesota Dance Theatre & School is to create masterful and inspiring dance through performance and education.