JAMES SEWELL BALLET AND THE COWLES CENTER ADDING AN EXCITING TWIST TO THE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY SEASON
Contact: Dana Munson
Minneapolis, Nov. 19, 2015 – James Sewell Ballet and The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts are working together to bring Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker (not so) Suite to its new home at The Cowles Center.
A long-time Twin Cities tradition and Ballet of the Dolls favorite, Nutcracker (not so) Suite has added a unique twist to the traditional holiday tale over the course of the past two decades. Since its inception in 1993, the ballet has transformed the story of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, and the Rat King into a retro-styled romp—filled with contemporary music, outlandish characters, Barbie dolls, and show-stopping choreography. From its original home at the Ritz Theatre with Ballet of the Dolls, Nutcracker (not so) Suite is finding new life with The Cowles Center and James Sewell Ballet. Within its new home, Nutcracker (not so) Suite will see new settings, new choreography, new music, and new artists emerge from this long-standing work. As the creator of the Twin Cities’ first year-round dance-theater program, Johnson has continued to be a dance innovator in Minnesota and this move to The Cowles Center, the area’s flagship for dance, is a natural one.
In its mission to act as a catalyst for dance and the performing arts, The Cowles Center will continue to bring the work of innovative, dynamic, and exciting artists—like Myron Johnson and James Sewell Ballet— to the forefront of the Twin Cities cultural scene. This re-launching of Nutcracker (not so) Suite is an exciting step in achieving that goal.
About The Cowles Center
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts is the Twin Cities’ flagship for dance in Minnesota. Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, The Cowles Center includes the refurbished 500-seat Goodale Theater; the former Hennepin Center for the Arts, home to 20 leading dance and performing arts organizations; the state-of-the-art Target Education Studio, housing The Cowles Center’s innovative distance learning program; and the U.S. Bank Atrium. The Cowles Center is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts in the Twin Cities.
Nutcracker (not so) Suite
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts— Goodale Theatre
**Naughty Nutcracker on Dec. 11 and 19
Tickets: $25 - $45
December 4 @ 8:00pm
December 5 @ 8:00pm
December 6 @ 2:00pm
December 11 @ 8:00pm
December 12 @ 8:00pm
December 13 @ 2:00pm
December 17 @ 8:00pm
December 18 @ 8:00pm
December 19 @ 8:00pm
December 20 @ 2:00pm