Carmina Burana

January 20-22, 2017 | The Cowles Centercarminaposter

Back by Popular Demand!  

What’s more exciting than the portrayal of love and lust, desire and longing, combined with raucous and bawdy good fun? Watching it all spill from the stage in this sizzling collaboration, featuring the dynamic mix of MDT dancers, acclaimed vocalists Bradley Greenwald, Linh Kauffman, Justin Madel, the Minnesota Chorale and musicians in an unforgettable tour de force. Carmina Burana is a sensuous and gritty romp to the stirring and powerful music of composer Carl Orff, based on poems written by 13th century vagabond poets!

Original choreography by MDT founder Loyce Houlton under the direction of Lise Houlton.

“A towering ambition and multidisciplinary triumph.”– Pioneer Press

 “Thrills and trills spill from spicy Carmina.”– Star Tribune

“a breathtaking amalgam of music, movement, and imagery.”– Pioneer Press

Tickets: thecowlescenter.org |612-206-3600

Adults: $45, $38      Students/Seniors 65+: $26​


Pre-Show Party
January 20, 2017 

What’s more exciting than the portrayal of love and lust, desire and longing, combined with bawdy good fun?

A pre-show party for Minnesota Dance Theatre’s Carmina Burana.

Join us for an exhilarating and intimate evening at The Cowles Center celebrating a sizzling collaboration the Star Tribune calls “[A] thrilling production… a dense explosion of passionate art.

What: Carmina Burana Pre-Show Party
When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Pre-Show 6 p.m. – Showtime
Post-Show 9:15 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center Lobby

6:30pm: The Fortuna wheel turns, landing on “FUN” with each spin. Enjoy delectable appetizers and a cash bar (wine and beer) while getting the inside scoop on this powerful mix of music and dance. Take a closer look at the poems of the 13th century vagabond monks that inspired Carl Orff’s famous score.

7:30: Journey backstage to witness the performers as they prepare to launch into their electrifying tour de force. Meander onto the stage and feel the anticipation from the dancers’ perspective.

7:55: Take your seats for the total theater, thrill of your life experience of Carmina Burana

9:15: In the lobby, dare yourself to try the “Carmini Martini” (with a drop of liqueur a la those rascal monks), indulge in delicious sweets, and mingle with the cast of performers.

Tickets: $25 available at  online or by calling 612-338-0627   *Performance tickets sold separately.

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403