2015–16 Performing Arts Series
Home-grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don't Fail Me Now! "Heatbox" the human beatbox joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff, and refrain. You’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat!
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2015
- Edson Auditorium, Student Center
When a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars. Rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Home Free is wowing audiences with their smooth vocals and down-home humor, meshing Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.
Black Pack: S.E.L.L.O.U.T.
"Why the title? Because at some point in our career…each of us has been accused of not being true to our heritage…our culture…and our profession. Too Black for one venue. Not Black enough for another. But, funny is funny. Right?" Join Blackpack as they chip at the walls of racial and social stereotypes.
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
This young, award-winning, bilingual trio from Prince Edward Island celebrates the music of the Irish, Francophone, and Maritime cultures. Rowen Gallant, Jesse Pèriard, and Caleb Gallant—vocals, fiddle, guitar, and bodhrán— create a fiery and infectious energy and a unique sound, integrating modern and world rhythms with traditional and original tunes.
ARENA Dances: The Main Street Project
- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016
- Edson Auditorium, Student Center
Mathew Janczewski's Minneapolis-based modern dance company produces work that gives shape to emotions and explores the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive.
The Main Street project is an exploration of growing up in a small town; an examination of how current attitudes, relationships and habits have changed in an information-driven, technological world. Explosive movement, electro/techno/pop music, folk-inspired songs, and filmed interviews with people from diverse communities and backgrounds illuminate the themes of isolation, community, and humanity in contemporary society, asking the question: Does "Main Street" still exist?
Tickets may be ordered online, by phone at (320) 589-6077, by mail through the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series brochure, or in person at the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Activities, lower level of the Student Center. Season ticket buyers will receive a packet of tickets for all events upon purchase. Individual event tickets sold in advance will be mailed out two weeks before each event. Free 20-minute parking is available around Cougar Circle. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are nonrefundable.
The house will be opened 30 minutes before curtain, with the approval of the performers. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. Use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones are prohibited during performances.
The Student Center and Edson Auditorium are accessible to people with disabilities. Phonic Ear Enhancement systems are available to amplify stage dialogue or music. TTY service is available through the UMM Information Center at 320-589-6123. All events are wheelchair accessible.
To request disability accommodations, please contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Disabilities Services at 320-589-6178 at your earliest convenience, but no later than 48 hours prior to each event.
Free event parking is available in the North Lot and West Lot. Convenient passenger drop-off points and handicapped parking spots are located at both the north and south entrances of the Student Center.
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