Theoroi Schedule of Events 2017-2018
At a time when arts organizations struggle to attract new audiences, Theoroi is creating a buzz through social media, spreading the word about the rich, lively performing arts scene in our community.
social/educational event arts event
Friday, September 15, 7-9pm
Theoroi Kick-off Event, Schubert Club Museum, Landmark Center, St. Paul
Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm
Meet for drinks in the Mia café then peruse the galleries. Admission is free unless you choose to view the special exhibitions. Mia, Minneapolis
Tuesday, October 10
Northrop presents Malpaso Dance Company with Special Guest Zenon Dance Company, Northrop Carlson Family Stage, Minneapolis
6:15 Performance Preview | 7:30pm Performance
Havana-based Malpaso Dance Company will open the Northrop season with a program that celebrates international collaboration. These sleek, sexy dancers turn up the island heat in an Afro-Cuban work by Ronald K. Brown, yet are equally fluent in the delicate, ethereal style of Aszure Barton’s touching Indomitable Waltz. Local dance company, Zenon, will join the program to perform Delgado’s Coming Home, the baseball-inspired work he created just for them in 2014.
Plan to arrive by 6:15pm for a Performance Preview in the Best Buy Theater on the 4th floor.
Friday, October 20
Social/Educational Event (details and location TBD)
Thursday, November 16
SPCO’s Liquid Music Series presents Emily Wells: The World Is Too ____ For You, Machine Shop, Minneapolis
Liquid Music Commission with violinist/composer Michi Wiancko, percussionist Greg Fox and musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
“Quietly transfixing” violinist, singer, producer and composer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, deft approach to live sampling, and “dramatic, meticulous and gothic songs” (New York Times) that blend “traditionalism with electronic ambiance” (NPR). Speaking to our cultural moment, The World Is Too ____ For You includes new work inspired by hymns, imagined eulogies for loved ones and arrangements of Wells’ musicby Michi Wiancko. The performance also reveals new video work designed by Wells, drawing heavily from contemporary dance.
Monday, December 11, 9pm
JT’s Jazz Implosion at Icehouse, Minneapolis
JT’s Jazz Implosion at Icehouse is one of the hottest jazz scenes in the cities. Featuring bands that study strong jazz composition, the performances consist of a variety of modern jazz songs with an improvisational flair. The bands that perform are emblems of originality in the modern jazz scene, oftentimes receiving national attention for their jazz genre knowledge and assimilation of multiple influences. The series appeals to a variety of listeners, providing multilayered compositions for every jazz fan.
Saturday, January 27
Minnesota Opera presents Dead Man Walking, Ordway, St. Paul
A contemporary standout. The most performed new opera of the 21st century, this heartbreaking story of grief, grace, and redemption is a modern classic. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir that inspired the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, it recounts her courageous struggle to provide spiritual guidance to a condemned Louisiana murderer in the months leading up to his execution. With a powerful libretto by four-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally and lyrical music by Jake Heggie—praised as one of the great living opera composers—Dead Man Walking has moved audiences worldwide since its premiere. Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage. Performance at 7:30pm.
Friday, February 23
Social/Educational Event, Common Roots Cafe
EXTRA OPTIONAL EVENT: Tuesday, March 13
Accordo with Silent Film, Ordway, St. Paul
Join this Twin Cities Chamber group for an evening of original music paired with silent film. An audience and Theoroi favorite, this event is optional, but Theoroi members and their 1 guest may attend at no extra cost.
Tuesday, March 27
Schubert Club Mix presents Collin Curie, Aria, Minneapolis
Join us at Aria for a high energy evening featuring Colin Currie, “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (The Spectator, 2013). The Guardian highlights his “athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality.” His Schubert Club Mix program will feature a wide range of instruments and includes music based on stories by Gabriel García Márquez – interspersed with readings of the texts. Currie is as mesmerizing to watch as he is to listen to – and his broad array of percussion instruments make a fascinating theatrical set.
This event will be hosted by Theoroi! Stay tuned to learn more about what this means.
Thursday, April 19
Social/Educational Event (details and location TBD)
Thursday, May 17
Penumbra Theater presents This Bitter Earth
Neil is a handsome, wealthy white man who is a passionate advocate for civil rights. Jesse is an introspective black playwright coming to terms with his own activism. As racial tensions mount with the extrajudicial killings of black men throughout the country, the young couple is forced to contend with the politics of their love. Written poetically by Minnesotan Harrison David Rivers, this timely story is a haunting reminder of the strength it takes to love outloud.
Stick around after the performance for a moderated post-play discussion.
Sunday, June 10, 3-6pm: Season Closing Party, location TBA
Join us for an informal gathering (with guests welcome) to celebrate the past season and look forward to the next.