places beyond

A journey from places of the heart to places far out of reach. The second in our series of innovative new work includes creations from award-winning choreographers Uri Sands and Mark Godden and Associate Artistic Director Steven McMahon.

Special Events

  • Choreographer’s chat with wine & cheese before the Feb 17 opening, free with ticket.
  • Community Day Matinee Feb 18, 2p. More details to follow.

More on the Choreographers

Uri Sands (Artistic Director and Choreographer)  has received national recognition for choreography that is notable for the fusion of classical elegance with edgy contemporary action, for pulsating intensity with poetic lyricism. A native of Miami, Uri trained at New World School of the Arts, and performed as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for five years, Philadanco, Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, as principal dancer with North Carolina Dance Theatre, and as guest artist with Complexions under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. His choreographic commissions include, among others, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California, Dance St. Louis, VocalEssence, Zenon Dance, Penumbra Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Uri has received the Princess Grace Award in choreography, the Joyce Foundation Award and the McKnight Artist Fellowship in Choreography. He was named City Pages’ 2011 Choreographer of the Year, and–along with Toni-Pierce-Sands–the 2010 StarTribune Artist of the Year. Uri was recently named as a 2015 USA Fellow, receiving this year’s Knight Fellowship in Dance together with TU Dance co-founder Toni Pierce-Sands. 

Event Details

Playhouse on the Square
February 17-19, 2017
Showtimes 2p & 8p
Length approx. 2 hrs.