(Minneapolis, Minn.) Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's (SPDT) will present a special Valentine’s
weekend performance, People in Pairs, or Not , February 12th and 13th in the JSB TEK BOX at the
Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. SPDT promises to poetically celebrate and
lampoon the universal need for human intimacy. People in Pairs, or Not will be an evening of SPDT's
acclaimed duets as well as new repertory to toast the Valentine's Day weekend.
People in Pairs, or Not will feature duets from Tales From the Book of Longing and The Ends of Love .
These signature SPDT works, originally premiered at the Guthrie Theater, explore the complexity of
relationships and the desire for connection. Suzanne Costello’s Type A
Romance takes a witty look at love in the corporate world. This work was premiered in New York City in 1987. The evening will also
include a contemporary fairy tale duet for two women and a ladder from the company’s most recent work,
You & the Others. Tickets are $20/general admission and $15/students, seniors and veterans and can be purchased on the Cowles Center website:
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater ( SPDT) was founded by Stuart Pimsler in New York City in 1979 and
has been codirected with Suzanne Costello since 1984. SPDT has been based in Minneapolis since 2000
and has twice been presented and commissioned by the Guthrie Theater, as well as by theaters and
communities throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. In the U.S., SPDT has been presented at
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), Jacob’s Pillow, and The
American Dance Festival, among many others. Internationally, the company’s work has been presented in
Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia, Bermuda, and China. In 2013 & 2014, SPDT toured throughout
Mexico with support from the U.S. Embassy, the National Center for the Arts, the University of
Guadalajara, the Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center, and the Fiesta de Pitic.
SPDT has been at the forefront of community inclusive programming engaging students, caregivers,
veterans and other communities, locally, nationally and internationally. The company’s work has been
lauded as a “National Model” by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and its Arts & Healthcare
work has been recognized for “Best Practices” by the National Endowment for the Arts.