Friday, April 6, 2012
TU Dance to Dance at The Edge
This month there is another chance to see an extraordinary modern dance company at The Edge Center in Bigfork. This will be the second visit by St.Paul-based TU Dance with its special ability to encompass a broad range of styles from contemporary ballet to modern and traditional forms. Their first visit impressed all who saw them with their high level of energy and athleticism mixed with beauty and grace. They are returning to The Edge Center and Bigfork School April 24th through 28th with a public performance at 7PM on the 28th. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $3 for student rush.
TU Dance founders, Toni Pierce and Uri Sands, are veterans of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Founded in 2004 TU Dance has won numerous awards and recognition including the Minnesota State Arts Board, McKnight fellowships, the Princess Grace Award, the Joyce Award and Sage Cowles Best Performance Awards (2005, 2007 and 2010). They consistently receive outstanding reviews, while engaging new and diverse audiences. They have performed in auditoriums from 200-seat Southern Theater to the 1900-seat Ordway Center.
The detailed schedule is a the public movement/dance class for the afternoon of April 25th, a school performance on the 26th, a master class with the REIF Center's dance students on Friday the 27th, and the public performance on the 28th at 7PM. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $3 for student rush.
From two reviews about TU Dance:
From the Minneapolis Star and Tribune “…It's a rare event for a local dance company to sell out the 1,900-seat main hall of St. Paul's Ordway Center for Performing Arts, let alone score a curtain speech by Mayor Chris Coleman, but TU Dance accomplished both Friday night. Artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands led the St. Paul-based troupe in a soaring world premiere…”
From City Pages St. Paul Pioneer Press “…The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium is ample, and few local companies can really command the space, but TU Dance…has no trouble spreading the joy of motion to each and every board onstage…”
So, for an opportunity to see something really different, unusual and exceptional at the edge of the wilderness, consider coming this event at The Edge Center. We too have an ample stage that will welcome a show of this quality and dimension. Come and see if they can fill the stage with joy, motion, excitement and thrills.