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Whirlwind of Hellos

This past week has been a breathtaking whirl of new friends and places. One site has a 98 year old gentleman who played drums with Louis Armstrong at the age of 17 and toured the world. Another site has a concertina player who shared his insight that "rhythm is the...

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It’s Almost Moving Day!

One of our adult day programs will be moving soon – back to their old home after having been newly renovated. It had been difficult for them to adjust to their temporary home and now they’re going back to their original location. At our last session in the temporary...

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

Last week we completed a two year program of The Dancing Heart at Martin Luther Care Center in Bloomington. Two years getting to know wonderful, loving, happy residents who shared their stories, their emotions, their favorite songs – it was so very hard to say...

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Grief and Joy

We are heading into next week to say "good-bye" to our "Dancing Heart" friends at five nursing homes. We have been dancing together for two years through a Minnesota Department of Human Services grant given to five nursing homes that Ebenezer either owns or manages....

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The Nutcracker

We had a warm and cozy afternoon last Monday with a group of elders after braving a mild Minnesota blizzard to reach our destination. We began with an energizing warm-up to get our body brains engaged, and then we were ready to dive into The Nutcracker, re-telling the...

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Tales of a Well Seasoned Traveler

(Joan in Take Me Back to Hip Harlem) Joan Calof is not only a multidisciplinary artist, exploring the intersections of movement, music, theatre, performance art and storytelling, she's part of Kairos Dance Theatre. We're excited to announce that the book Tales of a...

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Triple Header

Sometimes, between the Dancing Heart Programs and Kairos Dance Theatre engagements, some really big days can come along. One of these came recently, starting 9:30am at Red Wing's Seminary Nursing Home. We had a performance/sharing with Dancing Heart participants for...

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Saying “Goodbye” is difficult but…

In early January Kairos Dance Theatre will be leaving some of our residential facilities and bringing the Dancing Heart program to several new groups including adult day services and assisted living facilities. We’re excited about new possibilities and the opportunity...

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Winter Wonderland

As the elders' learned the lyrics and choreography to the song, "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the musical, "Hairspray", they also pondered the question, "What else can't you stop?" Muriel cried out, "Time!", Gerald said, "The universe!" and Lucille cried, "WINTER!"...

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Two Beautiful Shows

Freezing rain turning to eight inches of snow...no problem. Piano breakdown with replacement making it two minutes before show time on Sunday...no problem. Kairos played before two very heartful audiences this weekend. The challenges of production gave way to a...

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Tech Rehearsal

Last night was the Technical Rehearsal at InterMedia Arts for the Take Me Back To Hip Harlem show. Work work work, albeit beautiful, somebody's gotta do it~~! Wu Chen, our artist-in-light, set the lighting interplay cues for the dances and the program. Peter Schimke,...

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