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OFF-LEASH ART BOX THEATER GRAND OPENING
The Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St.
Come help us warm our new performance space! A weekend of activities, including an open house and free sample classes for children and adults, is punctuated with a rockin’ dance party that opens to the lively sounds of local R&B/Rap artists Pete & Doug, and continues into the night with food, drink, and a music mix to bring your best dance moves to life.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28TH
Open House and Free Workshops
1:00 pm Open house with theater tours, raffle prizes, food and beverages, and Meet-n-Great with the Off-Leash Area artistic directors, Jennifer Isle & Paul Herwig.
2:30 pm Children’s creative movement workshop for children ages 6-10 taught by noted Twin Cities dance creator and educator, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd.
3:15 pm Theater workshop for the whole family led by Old Gem Theater. Help Granny teach a pesky wolf about cooperation. Slapstick fun for all ages.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29TH
Afternoon Free Sample Classes, Evening Tour & Dance Party/Reception!
1:00 pm Inversion Modern Dance class with Jennifer Hupfer Ilse.
1:45 pm Performance and Design class with Paul Herwig.
7 pm-10pm Dance Party and Reception
7:00 pm Tour
7:30 pm Local R&B/Rap artists Pete & Doug take the stage. Music and dancing continues until 10pm.
9:30 pm Raffle winners announced
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Off-Leash Area was founded in Minneapolis in 1999 and creates original interdisciplinary performance work. Named after the public parks where dogs run untethered, OLA’s creative approach is likewise playful, crosses boundaries, and takes risks. The company is led by co-artistic directors Paul Herwig, visual and theater artist, and Jennifer Ilse, director and dance artist.
After 19 years of performing throughout the Twin Cities, Off-Leash Area has a home! By owning their own building, Off-Leash Area takes control of its future and grows their mission of creating original performance work.
In its 18 years OLA has created 25 original evening-length performance works, many short-form works, taught classes in Inverted Dance, workshops in Performance & Scenic Design, been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, the O’Shaughnessey, and collaborated with an ever growing community of the Twin Cities’ most exciting performance makers. OLA has four performance programs: presenting its Main-stage Productions in Minneapolis venues, Micro-stage Productions in their own home/studio Our Garage, the Neighborhood Garage Tour which brings performance work directly into neighborhoods, and The Right Here Showcase, an annual mini-festival of independent mid-career Minnesota-based performance makers.
We hope you will join us for any or all of these activities that are free and open to the public as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new venue, The Off-Leash Art Box!