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McKnight Presents: SOLO: Six World Premiere Solos by the 2022 and 2023 McKnight Dancer Fellows

Friday, Sept 20 - Saturday, Sept 21
$15 - $25

The approximate run time of the event is 90 minutes with one fifteen minute intermission. 

Each year three exceptional Minnesota dance artists receive the coveted honor of a McKnight Dancer Fellowship. To celebrate them, we commission a solo dance for each of them from a choreographer of their choice. The 2022 & 2023 Dancer Fellows have selected an outstanding group of local, national and international dance artists to bring their choreographic imaginations to new and reimagined works expressly tailored for these exceptional performers. The result is an evening of Minnesota premieres, ranging from Baladi to Breaking to Ballet and more.

Additional events:
September 20, 6:30 PM: Performance preview with SOLO choreographers in the O’Shaughnessy Recital Hall
September 21: Meet-the-Artists: Post-show Discussion Series immediately following the performance

SOLO Dancers / Commissioned Choreographers

Sam Aros-Mitchell (2023 Dancer Fellow) & Jose Limón (restaged by Dante Puleio)
Leila Awadallah (2022 Dancer Fellow) & Alexandre Paulkevitch (Beirut)
Demetrius McClendon/ImagineJoy (2023 Dancer Fellow) & Maurya Kerr (Oakland, CA) 
Sharon Picasso (2022 Dancer Fellow) & Ann Yee (MN & London)
Yuki Tokuda (2023 Dancer Fellow) & Jennifer Hart (Austin, TX)
Cheng Xiong (2022 Dancer Fellow) & Denden Karadeniz (Amsterdam)

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  • Friday, September 20
    Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, September 21
    Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm
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