Performance Testimonials

2016-17 Audience Feedback

From Post-Performance Surveys

Fall Lab Performance

I lean toward classical ballet, so it’s nice to see a balance of classical and contemporary pieces. Still, the contemporary pieces were outstanding!

Beautiful lines that are “signature MDT Dancer lines”. Always LOVE seeing Loyce’s choreo performed!

I love MDT’s diverse combination of ages, sizes and body types among the dancers. It feels honest, genuine. The choreography plays to the dancers’ strengths and they appear to revel in it.

An amazing performance- one of the best I have seen in the cities. I left feeling extremely inspired. Thank you.

Nutcracker Fantasy

The best performance of the Nutcracker that I have ever seen! The best stage design, the best costumes, and mesmerizing talent. 

I first saw this performed in the 1970s when I was a grad student at the U. of M. This time I returned with my son and his wife with my two granddaughters. It’s a magical performance and I wanted them to see it, so this was my Christmas present for them.

This will become a new family tradition for my mom, sister in law, niece and me. Thank you for a magical evening!

We attended our first Nutcracker at Northrop Auditorium in 1978, and have tried to re-attend as often as possible since then! (We live in NC). This year’s was one of the best, and we had 4 guests with us.

Thank you. It was an amazing performance that will be impossible for any other production company to out perform.

Carmina Burana

The performance was absolutely overwhelming and left me a sobbing wreck. I am still emotional even thinking about it. Thank you for your artistry and commitment to the local community.

Loved Carmina Burana could’ve sat through it a second time – magical!! Bring it back every year!

This was one of those performances that I will hang onto for years. Thank you so much.

Exceptional performance. One of the best we have seen at Cowles.

I was blown away. I was expecting awesome and I got it in spades!

Always far exceeds what I could have ever dreamed of.

I love this music and have seen the MDT production many times…first time back in the early ’80s with recorded music. It was visually very different, but the music and Mrs. Houlton’s amazing choreography still stands!

Minneapolis has one of the top companies nationwide in MDT!

Most breathtaking piece I have seen in years.

This was world class, the best presentation of C.B. we have seen ever.

Spring Performance at the Cowles

The program was AMAZING on every level — choreography, dancing, lights, costumes, sound. . .It was a stunning evening!

Excellent program. I loved every piece. I brought a friend who was over the moon about it.

MDT is a crucial part of what makes the arts scene in Minneapolis so vibrant and so respected nationwide. It’s work is invaluable.

Stellar, high quality training is evident.