Visit MIA with an Artist

Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dan Mackerman

Join friends from WBCA for a fun day of art and food! Visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art with artist Dan Mackerman who will talk about brush strokes, color and art history. The group will stay for lunch afterwards to chat about what they saw! Meet at MIA or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool.

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Northrop Ballet Field Trip: La Belle et la Bête

Saturday, March 25, 8:00 PM
Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Join a group from WBCA to see La Belle et la Bête at Northrop for a reduced rate! Meet at Northrop or notify WBCA if you are interested in setting up a carpool. Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Minnesota debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any other you have seen before. Revealing the humanity at the core of this well-known fairy tale, Malandain says, “I am searching for a dance that not only leaves traces of pleasure, but also revives the essence of the sacred as an answer to the difficulty of being.” With ingenious stagecraft, elegant costumes, and a romantic score drawn from Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, this unique, 70-minute version sweeps us toward an uplifting finale where goodness and love conquer fear and evil. Please register by February 23.

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