Covering Minnesota’s theater, music, dance, literature and visual arts.
Set up in a giant red and yellow tent in the parking lot north of the Mall of America, the Royal Canadian International Circus boasts an international cast of performers defying gravity.
Two weeks prior, Black residents had celebrated the 15th anniversary of “having a place of their own.”
Plus: Bakken Ensemble season finale; In a Family Way and Intend at SooVAC; documentary-style dance with Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company.
For two weeks, MSPIFF will screen some 200 selections, host a series of panels and exclusive events highlighting exciting new voices in American cinema, including talent based here in Minnesota.
The Avalon’s signature curved towers with neon light boxes that make up its facade have made the venue a landmark of Lake Street, where Heart of the Beast has been based for over 35 years.
While providing entertainment during wartime and highlighting women’s athleticism on a national scale, the female players struggled against press perceptions and male competition.
Plus: Junauda Petrus in conversation with Valerie Castile; Melissa Borman’s [Re]collections & Earthly Artifacts; Tressa Sularz’s weaving; and more.
Minnesota-based filmmakers David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak recall filming in Mickey’s Diner, First Avenue (then Uncle Sam’s) and getting pulled over during a shoot on Interstate 35.
Though most of the breakouts ended in their recapture within a few days, their fourth escape, in 1949, led to eight months of freedom.
Amid other states’ efforts to curtail LGBTQ+ rights, J.P. Der Boghossian feels Minnesota is a safe space from which to operate the podcast. “Minnesota is a historically progressive and inclusive state for queer people,” he said.
Plus: Swing Sisterhood Big Band with Tammy Robinson; New Arab American Theater Works: Playwright Showcase; the work of Elizabeth Erickson; and more.
Katie Ka Vang’s first musical, “Again,” is a story about a Hmong American memoirist and cancer survivor named Mai See, and an unlikely friendship. “It’s really about what do we need to feel whole,” Vang said.
Helmed by psychiatrist Donald W. Hastings and surgeon Colin Markland, the project sought to alleviate the gender dysphoria of its patients through hormone treatment, psychotherapy, and surgery.
Plus: ‘The Tails and Tales of Dr. Dolittle,’ Paul Metsa in Celebration of Alphabet Jazz; Annie and the Bang Bang at Palmer’s.
Working with models and also inserting his own body into the series, Christopher Selleck searches for a softer, more open understanding of the male form. “Body//Weight” is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from March 18 to June 25, 2023.
After a police officer arrested Gonzaga, assigned a male at birth, for wearing women’s clothes, the officer took her into custody and questioned her at the Ramsey County Courthouse.
Plus: Sarah Bellamy directs “Sugar in Our Wounds” at Penumbra; Flamenco with with Juan Pedro Jiménez; Jawny with Wallice; and more.
Despite its short and oft-forgotten existence, the enclave was home to several generations of Irish working-class families and later immigrant groups.
Driessen’s project uses two beds that are reflective of the those used in the state hospital, where he also presents dried flowers that reflect the prairie. At the end of the project, Driessen intends to give away seed mixture of wildflowers and grass seeds.
In 1887, “the Black Pearl” won a fight staged on the banks of the Mississippi that made him one of the most famous boxers of the period.