Tapestries 6.0

Featuring Repertory from Karen L. Charles alongside new works from

Emerging Choreographers: Nieya Amezquita, Ruby Josephine Smith, and Yuki Tokuda

$22-25 fees included

Threads Dance Project is excited to present this year’s three emerging choreographers commissioned as part of its Tapestries Choreography Program. Each of the women–Nieya Amezquita, Ruby Josephine Smith, and Yuki Tokuda–will set entirely new works on the company. The unique and poignant perspectives offered by these pieces will be rounded out by Artistic/Executive Director, Karen L. Charles’, “We Will Make It There.” Originally choreographed in late 2020, this expanded version of “We Will Make It There” is a triumphantly hopeful ode to our collective resilience.

When: Friday April 29 & Saturday 30th at 7:30 pm and Sunday May 1st at 2 pm

Where: The TEK BOX, 2nd Floor of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Thank you to all our individual and institutional donors!

Tapestries 6.0 is funded by individual donors like you and is sponsored in part by the McKnight Foundation and the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) | Managing Organizational Vitality and Endurance, a program of The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Watch Karen’s 10th Anniversary Picks!

Every month from March through December 2021, Threads Dance Project will release some of Artistic Director Karen’s 10th Anniversary Picks. Pay-as-able in multiples of 10; from $1, $10, $100, or even $1,000 to view 10 years of Karen’s selected works!

August’s pick is Be Still Standing (2017) by McKnight Internation Choreographer, Salia Sanou.

Each release will be 20 – 30 minutes in length. Once registered, you will receive a private link and password that will allow you to view these works from August 16-29, 2021.

Don’t miss out on these works that started it all – Threads Dance Project!

What Karen says about this month’s picks:

“This piece was selected because of the significance of the choreographer. threads was selected to host the McKnight International Choreographer, Salia Sanou, who created the work. This is what he said about the piece: ‘Today, segregation remains a social reality, as can be seen by police violence, re-emerging neo-Nazi groups, and an administration that threatens the rights and the expression of differences, mainly racial ones. For younger generations in particular, artists must raise awareness and draw attention to those issues.’

– Karen L. Charles, Artistic Director