Fall season preview: November


Susana di Palma curates the Walker Art Center’s “Choreographers’ Evening”

Photo: Cameron Wittig

Continuing to page over all the season brochures I’ve received for this fall, I’ve got one month left to consider: November. For some strange reason, all the shows that are catching my eye are in the latter half of the month, right around Thanksgiving. And as luck would have it, I’ll be out of town (and state) over the holiday. So do me a favor, and get to as many of these as you can, and report back as to how they went.


TU Dance

Nov 19, 20 and 21

O’Shaughnessy is celebrating 25 years of dance this season by presenting the works of James Sewell Ballet, Katha Dance Theatre, Ragamala Dance and TU Dance. Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands do a wonderful job of blending ballet, ethnic, modern and street dance all into one compelling distinctive style. This fall they’re premiering a new work that investigates the artist’s process as an act of worship – should be heavenly.

Black Nativity: Now’s the Time

November 26 – December 26, 2010

An annual holiday tradition, Penumbra Theatre’s contemporary gospel musical celebrates the bonds of family, the power of faith and the appreciation of what money can’t buy – the gift of love.

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Nov 26, 27, 28

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

What can I say? I’m a sucker for Bach. Laurence Cummings — harpsichordist, organist and conductor — joins the SPCO for the first time with a program of Baroque works.

Choreographers’ Evening

Nov 27

Walker Art Center

A great way to check the pulse of the Twin Cities’ dance scene is to attend the Walker Art Center’s annual “choreographers’ evening.” This year’s program focuses on global elements within the Twin Cities dance community and is curated by renowned Spanish Nuevo flamenco dancer/choreographer Susana di Palma, artistic director of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater.

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