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February 24, 2009

Kurt Elling “Dedicated to You”

Wow! This concert featuring leading jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and the super talented Ernie Watts, ETHEL, and The Laurence Hobgood Trio successfully paid tribute to John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman’s album from 1963. Did you see the concert? What did you think?

February 19, 2009

Batsheva Dance Company

Were you one of the fortunate to experience Ohad Naharin’s masterwork Shalosh? Tell us what you thought. Did you particularly enjoy one piece? What did you think of Naharin’s rigorous physical dance method known as Gaga? What about the music, costumes, dancers?

Pre-Performance Discussion

Batsheva Dance Company pre-performance discussion amongst Northrop Director, Ben Johnson; William and Nadine McGuire Senior Curator, Performing Arts, Philip Bither; David Harris with the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council; and Dance Historian, Judith Brin Ingber. This preview is in association with Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, Walker Art Center, and Northrop Dance.

February 2, 2009

Russian National Ballet Theatre

Did you see the Russian National Ballet Theatre's Minneapolis debut of the famous tale of Sleeping Beauty ? Tell us what you thought of the performance. Did you have a favorite scene or particularly enjoy a certain soloist? What did you think of the music or settings?