Thank you for supporting us at the Cowles Center For Dance last Spring when we performed “NOTES” for the first time in 20 years! Performances were so well received we are compelled to extend its’ life!

Notes From A SEANCE

October 31st - November 2nd, 8:00pm

Barbara barker center for dance

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In a world of spiritualists & charlatans, two women vie for leadership of their community. One is an established & experienced leader. The other, a gifted & visionary newcomer.

Notes from a Séance, a mock Gothic romance, zeros in on fake spiritualists and features Shapiro & Smith’s signature biting wit and breathtaking physicality.

The New York Times calls Notes from a Séance “quirky and sharp-witted.” Amidst hysteria and hypnotism, frauds and true-believers, Notes from a Séance is an otherworldly experience.

* The performance contains partial nudity.

Candy BOX

April 27th - May 2nd, 2020

The Southern Theater

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We are thrilled to participate in the annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES; an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings.


Did You Know…?

When “NOTES” premiered at the Joyce Theater in NYC in 1999, our Artistic Associate/Dancer Laura Selle Virtucio was a college student apprenticing with Shapiro & Smith Dance and was part of the road crew that made the show happen. Oh, the stories she can tell…


our upcoming MSAB ARTS TOURs

Minnesota State University, Ted Paul TheatrE - Mankato MN - November 23, 2019

University of Minnesota, Duluth MN - March 2020