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    UNCORKED (with a twist)

    Thursday, February 4  6 – 9 pm FOR AN EVENING OF TASTING JOIN THE ARENA DANCES BOARD AND DANCERS AT DU NORD CRAFT SPIRITS FOR TASTING AND TOURS IN SUPPORT OF ARENA DANCES Du Nord Craft Spirits 2610 E. 32nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55406 $45 suggested minimum donation FREE parking available in the lot and […]

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    The Main Street Project on Tour in Morris, MN

    The Main Street Project in residence March 2-5 The University of Minnesota- Morris, Humanities Fine Arts Building, 125 600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267 Performance Saturday, March 5th 7PM The Main Street Project is an evening-length dance performance created from our community center residencies that premiered May 16, 2014 at the College of St. […]

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    Photo courtesy Armour Photography Dancer: Sarah Baumert Costume by Jay Nelson Perfect Fit Gear  SOUTHERN Theater ARTshare April 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15 + 23 7:30pm April 2, 3, 23 + 24 2:00pm Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES and the Southern Theater’s ARTshare Present TWITCH In the midst of celebrating 20 years of inspired choreography and uniquely modern […]


Founded in 1995 ARENA DANCES creates and performs original modern dance choreography promoting community gathering, dialogue and impact.

ARENA DANCES is a modern dance company performing the work of Mathew Janczewski. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions, exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. Just as our emotions can veer wildly, ARENA incorporates a highly kinetic style of movement, a sweeping physicality that takes in a broad range of feelings and the posturings we may make to protect ourselves in the world. The work springs first from Mathew’s own experiences; then, through the movement and structure, ARENA seeks to find a form to give those experiences both truth and commonality.

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