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James Sewell Ballet Performs Exclusively for Mom Culture at
The Southern Theater

Friday, February 25

“A polished gem….different and unpredictable, this is the company to see.” That is what The New York Times said about James Sewell Ballet (JSB), a dance company founded in New York, but has called the Twin Cities home since 1992. JSB’s vision and work challenge the audience’s notion about, and pushes the physical limits of, traditional ballet…in other words, this is not your grandmother’s ballet.

JSB performs sold out shows around the country throughout its season, but Mom Culture has teamed up with The Southern Theater to create a performance exclusively for the Mom Culture community. The 45-minute dance performance will feature excerpts from its show “Balletworks TC/NYC Connections” at The Southern from February 24-27. The show features world premieres from 3 highly talented emerging choreographers: Afro-modern Hip-hop artist Kenna Sarge; eclectic James Sewell Ballet company member Chris Hannon; and, movement maverick Patrick Corbin.

You do not want to miss this electrifying dance performance in the extraordinary Southern Theater! The 45 minute performance is an  amazing chance to see one of the nation’s premier dance companies in a setting that fits your lifestyle. There’s no better way to re-energize than with a much-needed culture fix!

WHAT: James Sewell Ballet: excerpts from “Balletworks TC/NYC Connections”
WHEN: Friday, February 25; light refreshments from 10:30 am, performance at 11:00 am
WHERE: The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis (directions/parking here)

Admission is $12 plus ticketing fees/adult; kids are FREE
the Southern’s ticketing fees are $1.50/ticket if you order by phone; $2.50/ticket if you order online
Southern Theater box office phone is 612.340.1725 and is open Tuesday-Saturday 12-4pm.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS (you will be redirected to The Southern’s website where you can purchase tickets online or via telephone at 612.340.1725)

Important Details:

  • When you reserve tickets, you will reserve both for adults and children, but children will be free. This is to keep accurate count of how many total people are attending.
  • Ticketing fee will apply only to adult tickets; kid tickets are free so no ticketing fee will be collected.
  • Ticketing fee is $1.50/ticket for phone orders – call the Southern Theater Box Office at 612.340.1725 Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4pm. Fee is $2.50/ticket for online orders.
  • No tickets will be sent. After you purchase tickets, your name will go on a guest list that will be used to check you in on the day of the event.
  • It is suggested that you provide an email when you purchase tickets so you receive an email confirmation from the Southern Theater; if you do not provide an email, you will not receive confirmation of your purchase. (however, after you purchase your tickets, your name will be on a list at the door.)
  • Seating is general admission/open seating; no reserved seats. Doors open at 10:30am (light refreshments until 11am); Performance begins at 11:00am.

WHO SHOULD COME: All moms and/or dads with children ages 0-5 who miss seeing live arts, but want to do so in a highly-convenient manner while getting the bonus of exposing their very young kids to the magic of an in-person performance.

ABOUT JAMES SEWELL BALLET: The James Sewell Ballet was founded in New York City by James Sewell and Sally Rouse and brought to Minnesota in 1992. Combining their expertise, vision and chutzpah, they envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Nearly two decades later, critically-acclaimed JSB perfromances move and delight audiences across the country. The embodiemtn of the original vision is a professional company of eight dancers performing innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet.

: The Southern Theater cultivates artistic exploration by providing a vibrant home for performance, fostering a multiplicity of voices, and catalyzing connections among artists and audience. The Southern makes a wide array of the highest-quality cultural offerings available to the Twin Cities. See their calendar of events here.



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