The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is so excited to be partnering with Saint Mary’s University’s of Minnesota’s Performance Center during the Shapiro & Smith Dance residency this summer! The company will visit Winona in June and September to work with local dancers in a series of master classes. Several dancers will also have the opportunity to perform with the company in their September 10 Page Series performance at SMU.

Master Classes
Please see the schedule of master classes below, then click “Register” to be taken to the registration form. Dancers may attend one or all classes, but registration is required as space is limited. All classes will be hosted by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at the Valéncia Arts Center. To register for a class, please click here.

Day Date Time Age Group
 Friday  June 24  4:15-5:15 pm 13 and up
 Saturday  June 25  10:00-11:00 am 9-12
 Saturday  June 25  10:00-11:00 am 13 and up
 Friday  September 2  4:00-5:00 pm 9-12
 Friday September 2  4:00-5:00 pm  13 and up

Performance Opportunity
Shapiro & Smith Dance has graciously offered the opportunity for several dancers to participate in their Sept. 10 Page Series performance. This opportunity is open to intermediate- and advanced-level dancers ages 13 and up. Dancers must attend all rehearsals in order to participate in the performance. If you are a college student who will be out of the area in June but would still like to participate, please indicate this on your registration form. Once you have submitted your registration, you will be contacted to discuss participation. Click here to register.

The rehearsal schedule for Shapiro & Smith Dance performances is below. Rehearsals will take place at Valéncia Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

Day Date Time
 Friday  June 24  5:30-7:30 pm
 Saturday  June 25  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Friday September 2 5:30-7:30 pm
 Saturday  September 3  morning
Sunday September 4  morning
Friday September 9  5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday September 10  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (technical rehearsal in Page Theatre)
Saturday September 10 6:00 pm (performance call time)

About Shapiro & Smith Dance
Founded in 1985, the company began as a collaboration between Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. After meeting in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, they went on to create their first choreography during a Fulbright Lectureship in Helsinki, Finland. Since then Shapiro and Smith’s blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater has elicited enthusiastic receptions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. The Company has been presented by major festivals and venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark’s DanSpace Project, PS 122, Festival di Milano, Teatro de Danza in Mexico City, Recklinghausen RuhrFestSpiele, and the Korean International Festival.