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“…strong, sharp-edged dancing
and a daring theatricality.”

— The New York Times

“They’re athletic, sharp, articulate dancers, supple and beautifully controlled, and they connect immediately with audiences.”

— Camille Le Fevre,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune


Burning Air
Three world premieres, two company classics

This exciting weekend of dance includes three world premieres: Burning Air, a solo by Joanie Smith about the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894; When We Last Spoke, an intimate work for four women and one man (alternately taking on the role of lover, son, and father); and a physically daring new work by Eddie Oroyan for himself and fellow company members. The program also features last season’s smash hit Bolero, a “thrill ride of a dance” (Star Tribune). Known for performing tales of beauty and biting wit with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance and pure abandon.

Burning Air was performed April 7-10, 2011 at the Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN.

This project wass funded with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Target Foundation and McKnight Foundation.


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