Mississippi Volga V

Company Blu from Italy will present a weekend intensive, several masterclasses and present their work in two evenings of performance.

Schedule of Events Mississippi/Volga V

Intensive: Collective Narratives

Saturday, July 13, 9:30-4pm
Sunday, July 14, 9:30-4pm
Monday, July 15, 9-1pm

Studio 206, 2637 27th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tuition: $100 for all three days; $50 for Saturday or Sunday; $30 for Monday

Masterclass offerings

July 12th 4-6pm Studio 2B JSB,
in the Cowles Center 528 Hennepin Ave
Tuition: $20

July 21st 1-4pm in the JSB Tek Box, 2nd floor of Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Tuition: $30

Participants are welcome to come for the entire workshop, or one or two days. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. To register, please email Lisa First at linkvostok@gmail.com


July 19 and 20th at 8:00pm at the Tek Box.

The Mississippi/Volga V performances features new and repertory works created by the guest artists. Company Blu will present “Songs,” a duet featuring Charlotte Zerbey and Alessandro Certini, as well as their newly created “Limericks,” a piece developed over the course of the festival with Veronique Marco (France) and six local dancers. A post-show discussion with the festival artists will be offered Saturday evening.

Tickets cost $15.00 plus fees at http://mississippivolgav.eventbrite.com/

In addition to our festivals, Link Vostok creates reciprocal exchanges between Russian, Eastern European and United States artists. Link Vostok has also actively produced five performance events at the Russian State Art Museum and Kannon Dance and School in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Company Blu is the collaboration of Charlotte Zerbey and Alessandro Certini. Currently based in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, Charlotte and Alessandro have conducted this artistic exploration together in Europe since 1979. Internationally known for bringing together formal and instinctive aspects of dance, Company Blu's work captures the essence of the present moment in the context of choreographed relationships and events. Company Blu has worked with leading improvisers, both dancers and musicians from around the world, including Steve Paxton, Julyen Hamilton, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Leah Nelson, Pauline DeGroot, and Alito Alessi, among others. Link Vostok brought Company Blu to Russia in August 2012.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation and the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation.