Stage & Arts

Can Mpls. choreographer capture our 'greatest ugliness' with new ballet?

Shohei Iwahama and Jordan Lefton will perform in “Titicut Follies, the Ballet,” a James Sewell Ballet production inspired by a 1967 documentary by Frederick Wiseman.

The 1967 documentary "Titicut Follies" exposed abuse at a hospital for the criminally insane. And now James Sewell has adapted the film for his new dance show.

New boss of Hennepin theaters is a veteran arts leader raised in Wisconsin

Mark Nerenhausen

The veteran arts leader and professor comes to the Twin Cities from upstate New York.


Musical memorial pays tribute to Minnesota conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Fellow classical musicians remember the conductor's contributions to music and culture remembered in an emotional gathering.


Want fries with that? Park Square presents a speeded-up 'Macbeth'

REVIEW: You might call this a drive-through "Macbeth." Already one of Shakespeare's shortest plays, this condensed version takes just 90 minutes.


School cancels play after photo posted of New Prague High actors in KKK garb

New Prague principal said the out-of-context image was from a rehearsal of "The Foreigner."


Denk keeps Bach on track, even on a grand piano

REVIEW: The musical artist played with clarity and emotional power.


Review: Hardly anything rotten about Nautilus Music-Theater's 'Twisted Apples'

Intimacy adds power to "Twisted Apples," a view of old-time small-town life adapted from Sherwood Anderson's short stories.


'Macbeth' hits the stage at Park Square

Macbeth Shakespeare’s dramas have never gone out of style on Twin Cities stages, but rarely have they felt as politically charged as they do now.…


American Swedish Institute exhibits fashions from extreme Nordic climes

"The Weather Diaries" exhibition explores the impact of weather on cultural identity while examining the roots of West Nordic fashion.


Northrop's remarkable 'Betroffenheit' show explores grief through theater and dance

Review: "Betroffenheit" was a remarkable show exploring the psychology of trauma and personal loss.


Fashion and art from 'The Weather Diaries' at American Swedish Institute

The exhibition features fashions from extreme Nordic climates.


Female veterans, not actors, tell riveting tales of the battlefront at Guthrie

Veterans featured in "She Went to War" testify to the dramatic power of real lives.


New play traces a Chinese immigrant's twisty path to Minnesota

REVIEW: Jessica Huang's rewarding new play "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin" offers a complex telling of a complex life.


Regimented dancers stage revolt in 'Still Life for the Cowles Center'

Review: Morgan Thorson dance show gets audience involved in staged rebellion.


Art shanties moving to Minneapolis in 2018

The Twin Cities' art-infused homage to ice fishing is headed to the City of Lakes next year after stints on Medicine and White Bear lakes.


St. Paul's History Theatre premieres 'Harry Chin,' about a Chinese immigrant

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin Amid our heated discussions about jobs and immigration, the History Theatre premieres a play that looks back at a…


Art is in bloom – an algae bloom, that is – at Mpls. Institute of Art

"Adorable" and "easygoing" is how Alison Hiltner describes the algae she's been cultivating for her new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Morgan Thorson's 'Still Life' adapted for Cowles Center

Choreography in ruins A gallery at the Weisman Art Museum was transformed into a dance venue a couple of summers ago when dancer Morgan Thorson…


Frank Theatre's 'Citizen' approaches touchy subject of race with grace

REVIEW: Claudia Rankine's words reach deep in a theatrical adaptation of her lyric poem "Citizen."