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Ballet Minnesota presents 31st annual Minnesota Dance Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:30 AM - 5:00 AM


Ballet Minnesota presents its 31st Minnesota Dance Festival at The Loft Stage in Woodbury, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more than three decades, MDF has been a dynamic showcase of many dance styles. This year’s headlining acts include a Spanish bolero dance accompanied by live acoustic guitar, tap dancing, contemporary ballet, an original children’s ballet and excerpts from the classic LaBayadere. Admission is $17 for children under 12, $22 for students and seniors and $30 for adults. Tickets are on sale now through the Ballet Minnesota website.
A living legend in the world of Spanish Flamenco music, Scott Mateo Davies, will partner with his son, Aaron Davies, a Ballet Minnesota Company member, for a Bolero dance performance, titled, El Alma Preso, or The Imprisoned Soul. The father-son duo have created both the music and choreography, respectively.

The MDF Guest Artists lineup:
Ballet Minnesota, La Bayadere: Kingdom of the Shades. Restaged by Cheryl Rist. Featuring Ballet Minnesota company member Olivia Huseonica and the advanced dancers of Classical Ballet Academy.
Aaron Davies and Scott Mateo Davies, El Alma Preso, a contemporary ballet in bolero style.
A/C Collective
Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota, Nightmare, an original children’s ballet by Andrew Rist with orginal music by Robert Hindel.
Crash Dance Productions, a contemporary company in Minneapolis
Jennifer Pray
Keane Sense of Rhythm, a tap company led by Cathy and Ellen Keane
Mankato Ballet Company, led by artistic director, Eryn Michlitch

Cost: $17 - $30
Phone: (651) 290-0513
Tickets: https://balletminnesota.org/mdf/
Event url: balletminnesota.org/mdf/

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