The Cowles Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHAPESHIFT Presents Grey Skies Blue
at The Cowles Center
Minneapolis, Jan. 7, 2016 – After an exciting year— filled with sold out performances, national exposure, and rave reviews— SHAPESHIFT returns to The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts to present Grey Skies Blue, opening in February. Tackling complex themes of family, race, sexual identity, love and betrayal, Grey Skies Blue tells the story of a summer of friendship in SHAPESHIFT’s signature style.
The premiere of Grey Skies Blue follows a banner year in which SHAPESHIFT performed to a sold-out crowd at the inaugural TEDx Minneapolis event in July and to an audience of more than 20,000 fans at Xcel Energy Center alongside national recording artist Natalie La Rose.
More About SHAPESHIFT
SHAPESHIFT uses a fusion of hip-hop & contemporary styles to create high-powered storytelling productions. SHAPESHIFT dancers tell stories of love, loss, and human emotion through movement. Tackling themes from chemical dependency to discrimination, audiences experience a moving connection, sure to stick with them long after the show ends.
SHAPESHIFT productions are passionately produced by the entire cast, and lead by Ashley Selmer, a well-established dancer/choreographer in the Minneapolis dance community. From acting with the ensemble cast in Penumbra Theater’s ‘Amen Corner’ at the Guthrie, dancing with music artist Willow Smith, to collaborating with Prince’s 3rdEYEGirl, Selmer continues to broaden her extraordinary talents.
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; the Illusion Theater; the James Sewell TEK Box; 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.
Grey Skies Blue
February 26 @ 7:30pm
February 27 @ 7:30pm
February 28 @ 2:00pm