Saturday, April 29, 2017

TU Dance

Ordway Music Theater

Approximate Run-time: Act 1: 1hr, 6 min | 20 minute Intermission | Act 2: 35 min

Founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands right here in Saint Paul, TU Dance is a contemporary, 10-member dance company acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists; and performances that draw together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based, and urban vernacular movements.

TU Dance’s choreography is driven by the connective power of dance. Complex, poetic, and deeply human, their powerful performances are a profound joy to experience.

The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is sponsored by Target. This performance is presented by Sit Investment Associates with additional support from the Patricia A. Mitchell Fund for Dance.

Support to TU Dance for its engagement at the Ordway is provided by the City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program. The world premiere of “Where The Light Shines Through,” with special guest appearance by TU Dance Artistic Director Uri Sands, is co-commissioned by the Ordway and the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation.

Ordway Pre-Show Extra

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
6:30pm | Target Atrium

Choreographer Spotlight

Join us as TU Dance Artistic Director Toni Pierce Sands leads a conversation with choreographers Gioconda Barbuto and Ronald K. Brown, whose work will be featured in the performance. Choreographers will speak to their inspirations and their distinct approaches to setting their work on the company.

Post-Show Mingle

Sponsored by City Pages

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
Post-show | Target Atrium

Stick around following the performance for a talk-back and post show mingle in the Target Atrium for a Q&A with TU Dance company members, including cash bar and light appetizers!