Although Prairie School of Dance is not a “competition school”, Director Sarah Quie has always valued the experience of students learning and growing by performing for each other. She wanted her students to have insight into what other schools are teaching as well as the opportunity to learn from Master Teachers in the industry. Mrs. Quie’s dream took shape two years ago and Cathedral Dance Festival was born!
The festival is an exciting day bringing local and national dance schools together to celebrate and share dance with each other. The festival includes master classes, seminars, adjudication, a gala concert and the opportunity to meet new friends! Prairie School of Dance is excited to have over 60 dancers participating this year.
The culmination of the all-day festival is the Gala Concert, and this year the line-up is incredible! Here is a sneak peak at some of the local companies and artists that will be featured:
Eclectic Edge Ensemble
EEE is a contemporary jazz dance company with a diverse repertoire. Eclectic Edge Ensemble collaborates with local musicians, choreographers, and other artists to create musically and theatrically inspired work. The company aims to present a fresh perspective on jazz dance in the Twin Cities, creating accessible performance experiences that connect to audiences through the pure joy of movement.
When crash.dance.productions. was founded in 2007, it was one of the first contemporary dance companies based in the Twin Cities. In this unique dance collective, company members manage, choreograph and perform in all CDP shows. Since 2008, crash.dance.productions. has produced four fully staged performances, with the fifth entitled ENTWINED premiering to sold-out audiences September 2013 at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
Jeremy is a classically-trained dancer with a rich performing history including principle roles in some of Minnesota’s premiere dance companies. His specialty in tap dance has led him to perform/choreograph in dance theater and musical theater.
This contemporary, modern dance company was originally based in Austin, Texas and is now dancing in Minneapolis. “We are very excited to be a part of such a vibrant and diverse arts community. Our mission is to make the art of dance more accessible to the community. We intend to do this by finding new ways to look at our world, reflecting modern life through the art of movement. In the spirit of integrating new ideas into everyday life, we strive to relate to and inspire our audience on an emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. We want you to experience dance that moves you.”
It is truly an honor to have all these performers take the stage in one night! Please invite your friends to this fabulous show; it couldn’t get much closer to home!
Tickets on sale now at tututix.com
Cathedral Festival Gala Concert: $10 Student, $15 Adult
7pm at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie (Enter Door 4)
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SAVE THE DATE: Next year’s Cathedral Dance Festival will be held on Saturday, April 18th at Grace Church.