Northrop at University of Minnesota Announces 2014-15 Season

Northrop at University of Minnesota Announces 2014-15 Season

Northrop at the University of Minnesota announces its 2014//15 Northrop Season, featuring two iconic modern dance companies, five international troupes, four evening length works, four world-class ballet companies, and one music performance. This will be the first full season back at Northrop after the revitalization. The new season reflects Northrop's 96-year tradition of presenting innovative and world-renowned artists, all of which will be presented by Northrop on the Carlson Family Stage, except for one copresented event at Walker Art Center.

The season launches with one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, Paul Taylor Dance Company, performing Beloved Renegade and Piazzola Caldera (with live music for Piazzola Caldera). Next, copresented with and at Walker Art Center, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas returns to Minneapolis with Rosas Danst Rosas, a dance-theater masterpiece never before seen in the Midwest.

Making its Minneapolis debut, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal will showcase Closer, Night Box, and Harry. The internationally renowned Hong Kong Ballet will perform dramatic story ballet, Turandot. The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will perform a sparkling sampling of Balanchine repertoire, including Swan Lake , Allegro Brillante, and The Concert. Internationally acclaimed troupe, Dance Theatre of Harlem, will inhabit the Northrop main-stage with an eclectic program of ballet. Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne/Compagnie Käfig will present an energetic combination of hip-hop, capoeira, samba, acrobatics, and bossa nova through Correria Agwa.

Known for experimentation with the elemental movements of contraction and release, Martha Graham Dance Company will present two evenings of work with individual programs. The masterwork Panorama, to be performed on opening night as part of Prelude and Revolt, will feature 24 University of Minnesota dance students as part of the extended Martha Graham Dance Company. The first night's program also includes Lamentation Variations and Maple Leaf Rag. The second evening of performance by Martha Graham Dance Company includes Errand into the Maze, Diversion of Angels, and Rite of Spring.

Closing the season, The Eifman Ballet will present evening length work Rodin, Boris Eifman's new theatrical ballet. Additionally, there are two special events for Northrop's 2014//15 season - The first is an evening of six world-premieres by the winners of 2012 and 2013 McKnight Dancer Fellowships. In late February, The Nile Project will present music of the plucked harp (lyre) and spiked fiddle, at the heart of the Nile's musical identity. The Nile Project is a cross-cultural initiative bringing together musicians from the Nile countries to perform around the world.

The presenting season will be enriched by additional multidisciplinary programming and contextualizing activities throughout the year, such as event previews, films, lectures, and exhibits. Free performance previews will be offered in tandem with these performances, as well as special film screenings.

Season packages offer deeper discounts, best seats, and subscriber perks. ON SALE NOW. More information and ordering available at northrop.umn.edu or 612-624-2345. Single tickets go on sale to the general public on August 4.

THE 2014-15 NORTHROP SEASON:

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sat, Sep 27, 8:00 pm
Beloved Renegade, Piazzola Caldera (with live music)

Northrop and Walker Art Center Present
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas
Wed-Fri, Oct 15-17, 8:00 pm
Rosas Danst Rosas at Walker Art Center

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Fri, Oct 24, 8:00 pm
Closer, Night Box, Harry

The Hong Kong Ballet
Thu, Nov 6, 7:30 pm
Fri, Nov 7, 8:00 pm
Turandot

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Thu, Dec 4, 7:30 pm
Swan Lake, Allegro Brillante, The Concert

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Tue, Feb 17, 7:30 pm

CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Compagnie Käfig
Tue, Mar 10, 7:30 pm
Correria Agwa

Martha Graham Dance Company
Fri, Apr 10, 8:00 pm
Prelude and Revolt (with U of M student dancers), Lamentation Variations, Maple Leaf Rag, Andonis Foniandakis new work: Echo

Sat, Apr 11, 8:00 pm
Errand into the Maze, Diversion of Angels, Rite of Spring, new work by Nacho Duato

Eifman Ballet
Tue, Apr 28, 7:30 pm
Wed, Apr 29, 7:30 pm
Rodin

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

McKnight SOLO
Sat, Oct 4, 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 5, 5:00 pm

The Nile Project
Tue, Feb 24, 7:00 pm
Aswan

NORTHROP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: Northrop is an epicenter of discovery and transformation that connects the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics. Northrop is always buzzing with a variety of free and ticketed events, hosted by Northrop Presents and its academic partners: Institute for Advanced Study, University Honors Program, and the College of Design's Travelers Innovation lab. Surdyk's Café will open in the late summer.

Artists and programs subject to change.