Pictured: Chitra Vairavan, Photo: V.Paul

About Solo

SOLO is a commissioning program of the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers. As part of the awarded fellowship, the McKnight Fellowship program commissions a choreographer of each dance fellow’s choosing to create a new work expressly for them. These new works are presented every other year on The Cowles Center season as part of an evening titled SOLO.


The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts Presents


Six world premiere solos, performed by the 2016 & 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellows
Fri, Sep 14 & Sat, Sep 15, 7:30pm
Goodale Theater
The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

Each year three exceptional Minnesota dance artists receive the coveted honor of a McKnight Dancer Fellowship. To celebrate them, we commission a solo dance for each of them from a choreographer they each select.

The 2016 & 2017 dance fellows have selected an outstanding group of local, national and international dance artists to bring their choreographic imaginations to new works expressly tailored for these exceptional performers.

The result is SOLO, an evening of six fascinating world premieres - works that range from innovative hip hop to fiery flamenco to intimate choreographic explorations -- and more.

$25 (including fees). To purchase your tickets visit the Cowles website

Performance Preview with SOLO Choreographers
Friday Sept. 14, 6:30pm
Target Education Studio, 2nd floor

Meet the Artists: Post-Show Discussion Series
Saturday Sept. 15, immediately following the performance
Goodale Theater

SOLO Dancers / Commissioned Choreographers
Lisa Berman (2016 Dancer Fellow)Victor Quijada (Montreal)
Chris Hannon (2016 Dancer Fellow)Gina Patterson (Wyoming)
Herb Johnson III (2017 Dancer Fellow)Tight Eyez (Las Vegas)
Krista Langberg (2017 Dancer Fellow)Karen Sherman (Minneapolis)
Sachiko Nishiuchi (2017 Dancer Fellow) & Pepe Torres, Luis Pena, Angelita Vargas (Spain)
Chitra Vairavan (2016 Dancer Fellow) & Eiko Otake (New York)



Past Solo PerformanceS

Solo 2016

SOLO 2014

SOLO 2012

SOLO 2010