MINNEAPOLIS — The Third Place Gallery and Saint Paul Ballet are pleased to announce their first ever Ballet on The Block, Saturday, July 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Third Place Gallery and Saint Paul Ballet invite all to Ballet On The Block! Ballet dancers will start on four different street corners in Bryant, Bancroft, Central, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods and converge at the Wish Well in front of Pillsbury House Theatre for a performance with cellist Adam Stiber and saxophonist Tyler Cessor. Ballet dancers and musicians will then parade three blocks down Chicago Avenue to the Third Place Gallery to perform and conduct ballet workshops for all interested.
All ages are welcome! Free! Join us at any or all of the locations below!
6:00: Join ballet dancers and walk to Pillsbury House (estimated times)
* Lake Street and Chicago Avenue
* 42nd Street and Chicago Avenue
* 38th Street and Bloomington Avenue
* 38th Street and Third Avenue
6:30: Performance in front of Pillsbury House (3501 Chicago Ave S.)
6:50: Walk from Pillsbury House to Third Place Gallery
7:30: Performance and ballet workshops at Third Place Gallery (3730 Chicago Ave. S)
Learn ballet! We’ll have ballet bars installed inside the gallery and outside on the sidewalk. Newspaper tutus and refreshments will be provided!
Saxophonist Tyler Cessor has been described as a “highly talented musician who combines his prowess as a soloist with his passion for teaching” (Eugene Rousseau). This is perhaps most evident in his work as Artistic Director of Shifting Perspectives, a non-profit arts organization that creates cross-discipline and cross-cultural events that are centered on the Recognition-Acceptance-Celebration of differences. Learn more about Tyler here.
Cellist Adam Stiber recently received his Master’s in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.