Threads Dance Project is collaborating with the Ordway and Soultouch Productions through the Taking Our Place Centerstage initiative to illuminate the interconnectedness of dance and the racial identity through personal narrative and collective experience.

The American History of Race – Slave Songs Excerpt & Discussion – FREE EVENT
When: Monday, December 4, 6:30 -8:00 pm
Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts – Annex Building | 1617 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
Threads dancers will perform excerpts from the SAGE Award nominated work The Secrets of Slave Songs. Following the performance, you are invited to participate in a discussion including Q&A with Threads dancers and Artistic Director Karen L. Charles.

Open Master Class with Donald Byrd – FREE EVENT
When: Thursday, December 7, 9:00-11:00 am
Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts | 1617 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
Open to intermediate, advanced & professional level dancers, ages 15 and above.
Advance registration required. To register, call: 651.282.3115.

Rap on the Intersection of Dance & Race – FREE EVENT
When: Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts – Annex Building | 1617 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
Join us for a community conversation exploring the intersection of dance and racial/ethnic identity. Moderated by Karen L. Charles, the panel will include Spectrum Dance Theater’s Donald Byrd and Nia-Amina Minor; plus local artists Michel Kouakou, Karla Nweje, Marciano Silva dos Santos, and Rosy Simas.

Tapestries 3.0

Minneapolis, MN

  • March 23-24, 2018 | 7:30pm
  • The TEKBOX, located in the 2nd floor at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Get directions here
  • Ticket Information Coming Soon

Threads Dance Project’s founder Karen L. Charles wants to support the next generation of choreographers. As an African American woman, Karen seeks to use the success of her own company and its connection to the performing arts community, to do whatever possible to support choreographers struggling as she once had.
Tapestries is an annual program that serves emerging choreographers who are in need of production and creative support to further their careers. The program boasts a key focus on women and artists of color—reserving the majority of its coveted program slots for artists representing these populations.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the choreographers and more information about the performance!

“…I was left gasping for breath and on the verge of tears…” -Ira Booker, MINNESOTA PLAYLIST