Zenon Dance residency spotlights tight-knit Twin Cities dance community

4 January 2019

When the chance to bring Zenon Dance Company to Carleton for a residency arose, the college’s dance faculty jumped at the opportunity. Zenon, one of the Twin Cities’ longest-running and most-acclaimed dance companies, is well known for both their virtuosic performances and for their masterful teaching skills. The Company will be on campus the first week of winter term to teach several classes, with the public highlight being a performance of works from their repertory on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center Theater.

Since its first performance in 1983, Zenon Dance Company has grown to be one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies. Celebrating the innovative works of American choreographers, Zenon commissions and performs both modern and jazz works created by emerging New York and Twin Cities choreographers as well as internationally renowned masters. Zenon commissions 4-6 new works yearly — adding richness and diversity to America’s modern and jazz dance genres.

Zenon’s illustrious run has included scores of dancers and choreographers whose work has gone on to populate the lively Twin Cities dance community. In fact, Jane Shockley, Senior Lecturer in Dance at Carleton, was a founding member of the Company. Two of the works scheduled to be performed at Carleton are by notable Minnesota choreographers, Wynn Fricke and Mariusz Olszewski.

The performance is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. See full event details.