INDIGO GIRLS, THE STUDENT and More Set for The O'Shaughnessy's 2013-14 Season
The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University has announced its 43rd exciting season, including unique performances by performing artists from across the country, new work premieres by local and national companies, and a fresh line-up of female artists, featured on its Women of Substance Series.
Tickets are on sale now for most events. Others will be on sale closer to the performance date. For more information, visit: www.oshaughnessy.com or call 651-690-6700.
Located on the scenic main campus of St. Catherine University, The O'Shaughnessy is one of the Twin Cities' premiere venues for showcasing the arts. Since opening in 1970, The O'Shaughnessy has hosted a dazzling array of performing arts companies, including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Schubert Club, James Sewell Ballet, TU Dance, Ragamala Dance, and countless others. In addition, the venue features by a number of local and national arts companies, hosts public events, student performances, and multicultural programming with an emphasis on dance, music, and theater. The O'Shaughnessy is the home of the Women of Substance series, which showcases the artistry and innovative work of women, both prominent and emerging in their field, whose voices need to be heard.
*part of the Women of Substance series
*Indigo Girls - A Benefit for Honor The Earth-for land, water, and future generations. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. On their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls, (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers), deliver a beautifully-crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Opening for the event will be special musical guests Lyz Jaakola & Neeconis Women Singers to help enhance the spirit of the event and further address the mission of Honor The Earth.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and Sue McLean & Associates
*Mohona: Estuaries of Desire - Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. Created as a multi-disciplinary, total theater experience that invites audience participation, "Mohona" relates stories and layers images of women's work and lives in relation to water to reflect and pose questions about access to this natural resource and the systematic violence against people that results when it is subject to private control.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and Ananya Dance Theatre
VoicePlay - Friday, October 4, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Originally from Orlando, Florida, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and St. Kate's Student Center & Activities
*Gallim Dance - Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. As Artistic Director and choreographer of Gallim Dance, Andrea Miller has developed an internationally acclaimed company hailed by The New York Times as "excellent [and] inventive" and by The New York Pressfor its "delicious strangeness, fierce aggression, and raw beauty." Blush (2009) takes the moment of blushing and expands it into a journey of fiery, punctuated physicality by six dancers.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and Northrop
*Anything We Want: An Evening with Fiona Apple & Blake Mills - Monday, October 13, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. The "Anything We Want" tour will feature songs from Grammy award-winning artist Fiona Apple and Blake Mills' respective catalogues as well as some original yet-to-be released material. The element of surprise surrounding this performance is perfect for those that like to be on The Edge of their seats, giving the ultimate one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and JAM Productions
Karna: The Abandoned Hero - Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Karna - The Abandoned Hero is a dance opera written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, based on a poem from the epic Mahabharata. A collaboration between Katha Dance and an array of nationally known Minnesota artists, the piece will feature Rita Mustaphi's choreography, blues and gospel-inspired musical score by J.D. Steele, singing by RoBert Robinson Music, direction by Marcela Lorca, along with original movement-painting by local artist Deb Shree to tell the story of Karna (a great martial arts warrior) and Kunti's (his mother) troubled relationship.
Presented by The O'Shaughnessy and Katha Dance Theatre