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  • A Montana Memory
  • An American in Paris
  • Bella Luna
  • Blind Contour
  • Bolero
  • Capriccio Espagnol
  • Clara’s Dream: from The Nutcracker
  • Disrupted Nature
  • Et Moi?
  • Gray Matter
  • L’Apres Midi d’un Faune
  • La Vivandierè
  • Locked Key
  • Mein Weg
  • Nadine
  • Off The Base
  • One
  • Poised
  • Shifts
  • SHRE
  • Six
  • Suite for Strings
  • To Billy

Repertory 2013-present

A MONTANA MEMORY
Choreography by Allison Doughty Marquesen, Music by Sigur Rose

BLIND CONTOUR
Choreography by Katie Elliott
Blind Contour was originally a walk-through installation set on 3rd Law Dance/Theater that was then performed at the American Dance Festival. The movement was constructed by using a series of blind contour drawings that were combined into one sixty foot line that was then used as a choreographic score.  The intention of the process was to find movement in a space between perception and inscription with a line that described rather than divided. The original piece was in collaboration with electronic media artist Darwin Grosse who translated the drawing into a digital format. Many thanks to the SPB dancers for their contribution to this piece.

BOLERO
Choreography by Greg Drotar after Helena Bonner, Music by Maurice Ravel

CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL
Choreography by Lirena Branitski

CLARA’S DREAM: FROM THE NUTCRACKER
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot, assistance from Kimberly Norberg, Music by Tchaikovsky
A story of a young girl, Clara, who is taken on a magical journey by her uncle, Drosselmeyer. She leaps through the Snow Flakes and waltzes through a field of Flowers only to wake up back at home, wondering if it was really all a dream.

DISRUPTED NATURE
Choreography by Jamie Johnson
What began as an exploration of Western flora and fauna, adapted into an encounter between nature and civilization. Watch as the two forces meet.

ET MOI?
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot
Music by Chopin
Friends being friends.

GRAY MATTER
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot
Musc by Hildur Gudnadottir
Inspired by the concsious and unconscious of the human mind and body.

L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot, Music by Claude Debussy

LA VIVANDIERÈ
Choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon and Fanny Cerrito (Restaged by Laura Greenwell with coaching from Anna-Marie Holmes), Music by Cesare Pugni

LOCKED KEY
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot
No individual can be fully understood by another as what locks and unlocks what has shaped us is so vastly different.

MEIN WEG
Choreography by Joseph Morrissey
Music by Tönu Kaljuste

NADINE
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot
“I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” – Maya Angelou

OFF THE BASE
Choreography by Darwin Black
TU Dance company member and emerging choreographer Darwin Black premiered his original work at The Cowles in 2017. Off the Base explores admitting to be alive is to be vulnerable and provides a canvas to paint a visual vocabulary of our fears.

ONE
Choreography by Joseph Morrissey, Music by Shigeru Umebayashi & Michael Galasso
Originally choreographed in 2005 for a student choreographic workshop at Indiana University, One has since been performed and re-constructed for three different ballet companies in the United States. The piece also received the second place award at the 2007 inaugural “Pointeworks Choreography Competition.” Saint Paul City Ballet is the first ballet company in the Twin Cities region to present the work.

POISED
Choreography by Joseph Morrissey

SHIFTS
Choreography by Kinsun Chan
Music by Bach
Three of the renown compositions from Bach’s Cello Suites are the driving backbone for the choreography “Shifts”. The dynamics, strength and poeticness of each of the compositions set the surface on which the dancers movements are constructed. But even more importantly, the physical movements of the cellist playing and the form of the instrument itself are at the center of inspiration for this work. The addition of black chairs and costumes to the piece reflects the Cellist and makes reference to musicians of an orchestra who traditionally wear black attire and perform while sitting. Throughout the work the orchestra of dancers move the chairs in various configurations to create different spaces allowing for a change of direction and focus on the choreography while reflecting the change of atmosphere in each composition.

SHRE
Choreography by Sally Rousse
Music by Augusta

SIX
Choreography by Diane Coburn Bruhning
Music by Bach

SUITE FOR STRINGS
Choreography by Joseph Morrissey
Music by Leo Janácek
This fast and furious piece set to a demanding tempo, features beautifully fluid partnering for four couples, making it a thrilling example of ballet’s evolution for today’s artists and audiences.

TO BILLY
Choreography by Zoé Emilie Henrot
Music: Excerpts of Franz Schubert symphonies
Created by St. Paul Ballet’s (SPB) artistic director Zoé Emilie Henrot, To Billy is a nod to Lee Hall’s Billy Elliot that challenged traditional gender roles but takes its story from the friendship, grace and humor of the fledgling relationship between SPB and Element Boxing. This first chapter illustrates the timeless dream of rising from humble beginnings to “making it.” It sets the stage for more to come from the dancers and boxers as the two communities meld and mature.