Archive for the Artists Working at CFPA Category

Ragamala Dance Company Joins CFPA

Ragamala Dance Company Joins CFPA
Ashwini, Ranee, and Aparna Ramaswamy enter Ragamala's soon-to-be home. CFPA Executive Director Jackie Hayes articulates the layout of the many new spaces. "Through the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, Ragamala’s work—on stage, in the community, and educating the next generation—exemplifies the intercultural identity of millions. AtRead more

Place-Based Poetry at CFPA

Place-Based Poetry at CFPA
Executive Director Jackie Hayes and artist Cole Sarar collaborated to identify a local poet of indigenous ancestry to write a poem commemorating the site where CFPA is growing. Based on their compelling use of imagery and modern lyricism, Halee Kirkwood was commissioned to write a poem thatRead more

Sherine Onukwuwe & Kat Purcell Join Performance Collective

Sherine Onukwuwe & Kat Purcell Join Performance Collective
Sherine Onukwuwe, a hybrid of Southern and Midwestern culture living above the Mason Dixon line, is a creative specializing in media production and creative writing. Her work in one way or another is situated to create leverage for marginalized Black people living or ancestral. Kat Purcell (they/them)Read more

Illusion Theater Joins CFPA

Illusion Theater Joins CFPA

We are thrilled to announce Illusion Theater will soon call CFPA home! Illusion’s mission is to generate theater that illuminates the illusions, myths, and realities of our times and to catalyze personal and social change. Illusion presents, tours, and creates work that addresses issues important to our

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Artists Working at CFPA

Artists Working at CFPA
Sun Mee Chomet (Studio 203) is working on a movement-theater piece exploring how trauma is held in and moves through the body. As part of The Playwrights' Center 2019-20 McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, she was granted funds to develop new work. This is one of her passionRead more

Maia Maiden Joins Performance Collective

Maia Maiden Joins Performance Collective
Maia Maiden is a scientist by day, dancer by night, Maia Maiden aka Rah Fyah has been a leader in the dance community for over 20 years. Her work as a dancer and choreographer in Hip Hop led her to create Maia Maiden Productions, a local artsRead more

Announcing: 2020 Works in Process Resident Artists

Announcing: 2020 Works in Process Resident Artists

CFPA is delighted to announce the three artists selected for our 2020 Works in Process Residency: José A. Luis, Megan Mayer, and Margaret Ogas. With the support of free rehearsal space, a mentor specifically chosen for this project, and a public presentation and audience conversation, these three artists

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Presenting: Keith Hennessy and Taja Will in conversation/improvisation

Presenting: Keith Hennessy and Taja Will in conversation/improvisation

cfpa and The Performance Collective present: Keith Hennessy and Taja Will in an open-ended, interactive, and unresolved conversation and improvisation about life and art, in an ever complexifying and intersectional landscape. Saturday, February 1st, from 8-9:30 pm. Pay what you can donation (at the door.) Reserve your

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Call for Spring 2020 Resident Artists

Call for Spring 2020 Resident Artists

For Works in Process in all performance modalities including theatre, dance, music, spoken word, community-engaged performance, and new (performance-based) media The Performance Collective, located at cfpa, is looking for up to three Twin Cities-based artists at any stage in their careers to bring an existing piece and/or

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Announcing: Keith Hennessy Workshop

Announcing: Keith Hennessy Workshop

The Performance Collective, located at cfpa, is excited to welcome Keith Hennessy to the Twin Cities for a movement workshop, January 31st-Feb 1st, 2020. Dancing Magic Together, a.k.a. responding to the material and psychological terrorism of neoliberal capital during a political era of intensified polarization with rigorously

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