Past Events

See below for a list of our past events. 
Click here for details of our upcoming events.

Lake Street Story Circles 2020

Lake Street Story Circles Project brings a cohort of ten artists together to hold Story Circles and create new performance work about life, spirit, resistance, politics, vision, relationships, history, business, survival and joy. Grounded on Lake Street, grounded in Minneapolis, grounded in story, in place and each other.

Tree of Peace, Tree of Life, Tree for the Future...

Over the last few months, many people have responded to Sharon Day’s invitation to send their messages to future generations. From a place of deep love, the purest truth, and with hope, people created leaves with their messages to be part of the Tree of Peace, Tree of Life, Tree for the Future. People from all over Turtle Island contributed to this large scale sculpture.

We will raise the tree at the Minnesota State Capitol with the wish that our leaders enact policies that reflect our prayers that everyone be able to live a good life.

Mothers Respond

Curated by Adlyn Carreras, Pangea World Theater's Office Manager and ensemble member.

Join us for drumming, song, and poetry in the park to honor

George Floyd.

Artist and performance details coming soon!

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 5PM
Powderhorn Park (at the corner of 14th Ave. S. and E. 32nd St.)

The Burning Truth Project

A collaboration between Twin Cities singers Andrina Brogden, Katia Cardenas, and Sarah Greer, with accompanist Kavyesh Kaviraj created in response to the current moment. Using stories and song to respond to the theme of “Burning Truth,” this 1.5 hour live in-person performance takes place in a Twin Cities backyard before a limited, socially-distant audience.

For more information, click here!

Rising From Concrete

What does it mean to rebuild, redistribute and ultimately grow amid civil & societal unrest?

Something that you believe to be concrete is now being churned and resown. Concrete is laid to restrict overgrowth and make it easier for us to move, which ultimately creates a barrier between us and the land. But plants will always slip through the cracks despite a surface designed to oppress and repel them. Through voice, movement and color we will allow our bodies to cascade, take root and then rise again from the pavement, part of Pangea World Theater’s Another World Is Possible Series.

The performance will be live, raw, in the moment responses to the various forms of art being expressed. Poetry and song will inform the movement of the dancers, as they paint their bodies with pigment powders, which will inform the chalk drawings on the street.

We will take the necessary precautions to ensure this event is covid-conscious. Masks are required. This event will be outside.

 

Music / Spoken Word Performances by:
Ancestor Energy 2 - Louis Alemayehu, Renée Copeland, William TruthMaze Harris & Joseph Damman
Thomas LaBlanc
Kieran Morris

Movement Performances by:
Gayatri Narayanan, Keila Anali Saucedo, Keekee Abner, Fran Riggins, Johanna Keller Flores, Judy Holo, Nana Souvannavong & Sabrina Diehl

Apparel Creation by MinneapolisMade

Chalk Art by Tim Blighton

Creation/Curation Team: Gayatri Narayanan, Key Rose & Jenny Zander

Open Water Project

Suzanne Victoria Cross is the resident stage manager and event coordinator at Pangea World Theater. 10 years ago, she wrote a 10-minute conversion between two characters, Miles and Linda. This play is an attempt to address the violent act of covert racism that is concealed in the fabric of our society. The acts of racism that leaves her breathless and paralyzed because she wasn’t expecting to feel subhuman at Cub Foods or waiting in line for a concert. She also knows that words aren't enough. This lives in the body. So, in an attempt to heal, the community is invited to go on an artistic exploration in how many different art forms can express what goes through the mind and body when our language and security are ripped away.

Open Water Artists
Playwright - Suzanne Victoria Cross
Dancer/ Movement Artist - Marcela Michelle
Miles - Duck Washington
Linda - Kelsey Laurel
Production Support - Elizabeth Morgan

To view the performance, click here.

Sueño

Translated and adapted by José Rivera
From the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Directed by Leslie Ishii

“Even in dreams, there is right and wrong.” A contemporary adaptation of Spanish Golden Age classic La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream), Sueño follows the life of young Prince Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, who is imprisoned at birth. What will Segismundo do when he is released if all he’s ever known are prison walls? This witty and enchanting version is translated and adapted by Obie award winning Puerto-Rican playwright José Rivera.

PERFORMANCES
March 6th – 22nd, 2020 at 

The Lab Theater - Mpls


Thursdays, Friday & Saturday, 7:30PM, Sunday 2:30PM
Talkbacks to follow Friday and Saturday performances, except opening night.

This event was cut short due to COVID-19. Read a statement regarding the situation here.

Castles by Kat Purcell

Kat Purcell, artist-in-residency at Pangea World Theater, shares the results of their experimentation, emotional-vocal-excavation, and arts-intervention dramaturgy. The central themes manifest as a collection of questions: "If I am you, and you are me, then what does it mean when we are in conflict?" "How do we sing each other into resonance?" "How do we conceive perseverance for ourselves?"

 

Read more here: https://www.pangeaworldtheater.org/single-post/2019/10/30/Kat-Purcell-is-Stocking-Their-Pantry

 

Performance details:

Saturday 12/7, 7:30PM, Sunday 12/8, 2:30PM

Pay-What-You-Can, no one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Pangea World Theater Studio

711 W. Lake Street, Ste. 101

Minneapolis, MN 55408

 

This presentation is a part of Pangea World Theater's Another World is Possible program.

 

Cover photo taken by Taja Will.

Staged Readings by Carolyn Dunn and Sharon Day

Soledad by Carolyn Dunn
A teenager finds old cassette tapes of her Cherokee father's once-famous pow wow songs and presents them as her senior project. Will the surprise be a welcome one for her emotionally-distant dad?

Ingah Izitchigay Nibi Ohnje/I Will Do It For The Water by Sharon Day
Forgiveness is not a big enough word to contain what transpires on the Missouri River Walk between strangers. This story weaves the escapades of river walk troubadours as they attempt to undo the juju left by Lewis and Clark.

Don't Feed the Indians

Conceived, Written and Directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock Nations)

Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery! A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. A comedic Native-Aesthetic look at the marginalization of Indigenous Peoples and the appropriation of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.

This event was a part of the Indigenous Voices Festival. 

Two Brothers

A Performance by the Ikidowin Youth Acting Ensemble

Directed by Sir Curtis Kirby III

Can you learn to fly if you are told you can’t? Two eagles are rescued by a farmer and raised by the farmers chickens. The two eagles believe they are chickens because they are raised by chickens. This story examines in a humorous way the way our surroundings affect our identity.

This performance is free to the public, but donations are highly appreciated.

Día de los Muertos Community Altar: De Amor, Nadie se Muere

Please join us for a celebration of ancestry and Latino American Heritage! Pangea World Theater invites you to Plaza Centenario on 12th ave and Lake Street to celebrate this special time of year.

Local visual artists Tomás Araya Biagetti and Kieran Myles Andrès Tverbakk will be creating an altar inspired art installation for Día de los Muertos. Altars have historically been used to honor those close to us who have passed. We push this idea to include the species, solidarity, and seeds we are losing due to the climate crisis. Our translated title is "Of Love, No One Dies"

We will also be featuring performances by local Latinx artists.

Join us to learn more about this holiday and the meaning behind our work!

Tatanka by Tom LaBlanc

Tatanka is an intuitive historical drama telling a story of nine generations of displacement, relocation, genocide, historical trauma and surviving all that hate by undoing racism, making relatives, co-existence, and humor.

$5-$25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Festival Pass- $30 for entry to three staged readings and 

Don't Feed the Indians

Honoring Who? Ending Racism In Sports

All My Relations Arts and Pangea World Theater invite you to join a roundtable community discussion about racist mascots in sports; why they exist and how we can influence change amongst fans. Facilitated by Angela Two Stars, All My Relations Arts Director.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to learn and share ideas to create positive change for a healthy community.

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A multimedia piece that examines the condition of a trapped virtual identity through the lens of a cyber celebrity stuck within the regulating algorithms of a social media platform, inside a broadcasting room floating somewhere in the inter-webs of cyber space and time.

 

PERFORMANCES

Friday, September 27th at 7:30PM

Saturday, September 28th at 7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Join us for an open mic with artists from around the country!

Join Pangea World Theater and Art2Action's 2019 National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation for a FREE Open Mic featuring DJ Chamun at Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater!

Directing Praxis: Panel & Livestream

Join us in person, or online @ https://howlround.com/

 

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater are proud to present an extraordinary group of directors and theater-makers, in conversation on the topic of Directing Praxis, as part of the 2019 National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation.

 

Featuring Lou Bellamy, Diane Rodriguez, Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, and Michael Malek Najjar. Moderated by Andrea Assaf.

 

 Monday, 15 July at 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis) / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT (New York).

Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories

Through the Penumbra of Time

Mother Goose's Bedtime Stories: A celebration of black, brown and indigenous folk, transgender, non-binary , LGBTQIA+, and womxn.

 

When | 6/15 and 6/16, 7PM

Where | Pangea World Theater Studio

 

Sliding scale/pay what you can!

Masters of the Currents

Pangea World Theater presents the midwest regional premiere of TeAda Productions'

"Masters of the Currents"

 

How do we uphold culture? How much do we have to give up to assimilate? Follow three Micronesian youth on their journey of identity growing up in Hawai'i, and the conflicts they must overcome to be accepted by their peers while still holding on to the history and rich cultural traditions of their ancestral islands of Micronesia. As sea levels rise and political tensions escalate creating new refugees, worlds of culture collide. When we get there, whatever side of the shore we are on, we must remember that we are all on the same boat.


Location
Mixed Blood Theater
1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Show Times
Friday, May 17th | 10:00 AM, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 18th | 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM

Tickets available at bit.ly/MastersMN

Mother Courage and her Children

About The Event

Pangea World Theater’s take on Brecht’s classic, Mother Courage, a scathing critique of profiteering through war and misfortune. As relevant today as when it was written, Mother Courage follows a woman determined to make her living from war at any cost. Over the course of the play, she loses all three of her children to the very war from which she tried to profit. The play will feature a diverse ensemble of 15 members.

 

Show Times

March 15th - 16th Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm

March 21st - 23rd, 28th - 30th Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm

March 24th, and 31st Sundays at 2:30pm (no show Sunday 3/17)

 

Student Matinees:

March 19th - 20th, 26th - 27th Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am

Turbulence

Written by William Nour, Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee

Staged Reading with Panel Discussion

Written by William Nour

Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee

Performed by Mohamed Khouli, Heidi Berg, Gary Geiken, Jawdy Obeid, Erika Kuhn, David Wasserman, Dan Britt

 

In a post 9/11 America, flight attendant, Alex Khoury, a Palestinian who had left Israel to escape discrimination, mistrust, suspicion, and second-class existence, finds that he continues to be the target of such treatment in his newly adopted home.

 

Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 17; 2:30 & 7:30 pm,

with post play discussion

Sunday, November 18, 2:30 pm

Curated panel discussion about anti-Arab racism, homophobia and post 9-11 America with

Rabih Nahas, Sima Shakhsari and William Nour

Alternate Visions

Staged Readings of Works in Progress by Latinx Playwrights

WHEN: Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018

WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

 

If My Bones Could Speak by Adlyn Carerras

An exploration of identity, family, ancestry, and stories true and imagined. What is important? Who decides? A journey of words, movement, and music. 

 

El Odio de un Pais- The Hate of a Country by Raquel Almazan
Rape culture becomes personal Costa Rican mythology: A missing arm in the sugar cane fields, a mother and daughter climb the mango tree of dangerous memories in the jungle, imprisoned men swear their innocence to El Crimen de Colima. An autobiographical and biographical series of one-acts that explore histories of Costa Rica from the perspective of family lineage.

Buffalo Show

Folk singer night at Buffalo Show with Larry Long, Amanda Standalone, Ben Weaver, Al Gross and Strong Buffalo, with a tribute to Floyd Red Crow Westerman.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25 2018 at 7PM

WHERE: Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater; 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

 

More information check out the facebook event!

Twin Cities Theaters of Color Coalition Panel

This panel is part of Pangea and Art2Action's National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation.

This panel on Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater will bring together leading artists striving for equity in their work. Check out an online article about the panel here. Featuring the panelists below and moderated by Pangea's Meena Natarajan, this is sure to be a fascinating event:

 

  • Vickie Benson, Program Director, McKnight Foundation

  • Justin Christy, Strategy and Learning Manager, Bush Foundation

  • Takara Henegar, Associate Program Officer, Minnesota Community Foundation

  • Al Justiniano, Artistic Director, Teatro del Pueblo

  • Kristen Marx, Program Administrator, McKnight Foundation

  • Dipankar Mukherjee, Artistic Director, Pangea World Theater

  • Eleanor Savage, Program Director, Jerome Foundation

  • Randy Reyes, Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts

 

This panel is part of Pangea and Art2Action's National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation, and a live stream will be available on HowlRound TV network at Howlround.tv.

Land : Landed

Featuring Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires artists France Trépanier & Chris Creighton-Kelly

​WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater 

Land : Landed is a performative presentation that is concerned with two grand, historical narratives that impact contemporary art discourses. One is the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing, specifically the centrality of land and its connection to art making. The other is the unprecedented migration of humans around the globe, specifically people of colour who arrive in the territory now known as North America, who bring their art practices with them. What do these two narratives have to do with one other?

Discussion: “Primary Colours Initiative“

Featuring Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires artists France Trépanier & Chris Creighton-Kelly

​WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater 

Join us for a special conversation with Canadian artists France Trépanier & Chris Creighton-Kelly who will share about their three-year initiative with Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires and will facilitate a discussion exploring how we can honor 'difference + isms', while simultaneously building solidarity.

Lake Street Arts! Solidarity and Spring Celebrations

Hosted by Pangea World Theater and GoodSpace Murals in collaboration with Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and Club Cuernavaca-Axochiapan-Morelos.

WHEN: Saturday, May 26th, 3:30-5:30PM

WHERE: Plaza Centenario

1200 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

This past year, Pangea's Arts Organizing Fellows and GoodSpace Murals collaborated on creating a community mural that will live at the Plaza Centenario. Join Pangea World Theater, as we unveil the finished product, followed by a short ceremony in recognition of our 2017-18 Arts Organizing Fellows. In the tradition of Café con Pan, we invite you to enjoy free coffee, bread and live performance! Spring is here and the art is thriving!

Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater and Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras

WHEN: 

Friday, May 4th at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 5th at 7:30PM

WHERE: 

Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Inspired by Luis Valdez’s legendary Teatro Campesino shows on flatbed trucks in the 70s that brought attention to the plight of migrant workers in California with performances in parks and union halls, award-winning performance artist José Torres-Tama & his ArteFuturo Ensemble roll out the Taco Truck Theater / Teatro Sin Fronteras crossing economic, geographic, and racial borders to challenge the anti-immigrant hysteria gripping the country.

Their radical theater on wheels is driven by a live music sound-bed that will stir your soul and a street theater vibe with pop-up food vendors selling tacos. Visually dynamic, profoundly moving, and continuously engaging their audiences, the diverse and bilingual ArteFuturo Ensemble offers a parallel between Latina/no immigrants dehumanized as "illegal aliens" and the historical struggles of African Americans with a national crisis of police shootings of unarmed black civilians. They proclaim that, "No human being is illegal!", and that "BLACK LIVES MATTER!" 

In addition, the Minneapolis Pangea World Theater production will engage the voices of local poets and performers to explore the attacks on all people of color by the current administration, and will include a Muslim Somali poet, a Native American performer, and two DREAMERS. Let's dare to remember that the United States of Amnesia was founded on the near genocide and extermination of Native People, and the first "illegal aliens" were the Europeans who transformed the land into property. Let's dare to remember that the empire was built on the enslavement of Africans, with their bodies transformed into property.

We are here to remember against a culture that pimps amnesia and fear, and our collective voices address a Eurocentric plantation paradigm that threatens to take America back to the 1950s--when people of color were systematically silenced and white nationalism was the ruling power at all levels of society. 

The ArteFuturo Ensemble includes New Orleans’ artists Spirit McIntyre, cellist, vocalist, and poet; Roberto “El Mex Andino” Carrillo, singer, panpipe player, and MAP Fund award-winning performance artist, poet, and cultural activist José Torres-Tama.

Taco Truck Theater will begin in the parking lot of Intermedia Arts. Blankets and camp chairs are welcome.

TICKETS:​
$10-$20 Sliding Scale
*No one will be turned away from lack of funds. 
Advanced tickets online at https://tacotrucktheater.brownpapertickets.com/ or 1-800-838-3006

Lake Street Arts! at the Market

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater's Lake Street Arts! and The Midtown Global Market

WHEN: Thursday, April 26th, 5:00-6:00pm

WHERE: Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

Stay tuned artist line-up.
Hosted by Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz)

We thank the Great Streets Grant with the City of Minneapolis for supporting this event!

Pangea's Lake Street Arts! is a multi-disciplinary leadership and community development vehicle grounded in South Minneapolis, MN. For more information: www.pangeaworldtheater.org

The Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public market featuring fresh and prepared foods, restaurants, and a selection of arts and crafts from around the world. The Market opened in 2006, in the large former Sears building at Lake Street and 10th Avenue. https://midtownglobalmarket.org/

Writing Your Own Love Letters

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret & SooVAC

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center 

Facilitated by Tori Hong  

Writing love letters to ourselves allows us to create safer spaces to be honest and vulnerable in our artistic practice - and to offer ourselves love, care and support. Artists will learn some of the science behind positive self-talk and gain skills for writing their love letters. The workshop will have space for self-reflection and boundaried sharing to help foster community care along with self-care. 

This workshop is a part of our Artist Education Workshop, in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret and SooVAC.

Café con Pan (April)

Hosted by Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte

WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Café con Pan is a monthly event that is organized by LUCA (Latin@s Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte) bringing art and culture to Plaza Centenario, on the corner of 12th Avenue and Lake Street. Events are family friendly and hosted by various groups that form part of the coalition. We always have hot coffee and breads of various kinds. Café con Pan happens the third Saturday of each month, 1200 East Lake. 


LUCA lead member organizations include Club Morelos, Cuernavacas, Axochiapan, Indigenous Roots, Community Engagement Team, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Pangea World Theater.

Anything But English

Presented by Patrick's Cabaret & Pangea World Theater

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st, 7:30-9:30pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater Studio

The third year of this multilingual cabaret about mother tongues, global appetites, and the ways we are lost and found in translation. In partnership with Patrick's Cabaret. Curated by Margaret Ogas

Lake Street Cultural Connect

This month hosted by Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School

WHEN: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

WHERE: Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School

3012 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School invite Lake Street businesses, organizations, and residents to join us for the upcoming Lake Street Cultural Connect. These gatherings are held every other month with the goal of bringing stakeholders and community members of Lake Street around the same table to engage in conversation about the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor. 

Conversation will center voices of artists though allies are welcome!

Isla Tuliro by Marlina Gonzalez

Presented by Pangea World Theater & Teatro del Pueblo

WHEN:  April 6 - 22, 2018, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm

WHERE: The Southern Theater, 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Isla Tuliro is an allegorical spin on the effects of colonialism on the evolution of language. ​The idyllic life of the KAYUMANGGIs, brown-skinned islanders who live by Dagat Payapa (Ocean of Peace) is disrupted by the sudden arrival of mythical creatures from the ocean and from the sky, speaking strange languages, claiming the islands as their own and making up rules on how the islanders should live.

Don't You Feel It Too?

Co-hosted by Lake Street Arts! and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN:  April 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th, 5:30PM-7PM

WHERE: Plaze Centenario

1200 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, 55407

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The session is 90 minutes long.

BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather. 

DYFIT is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public spaces. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging.

Leads --
April 3 - Marcus / April 5 - Marcus
April 10 - Shira / April 12 - Theresa

Creative Survival: Making Art and Making Life through Chronic Illness

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater, Patricks Cabaret & SooVAC

WHEN: Saturday, May 26th, 2:00-4:00pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater 

Facilitated by Chava Kokhleffl 

How do we live as artists with chronic pain, illness and post-traumatic stress?  How can we be empowered to create our lives through sickness? Creating through Sickness will pair Theater of the Oppressed exercises and concrete skill-sharing to embody various aspects of ongoing healing and survival, while deepening a political lens on our day to day experience as sick people.

This workshop is a part of our Artist Education Workshop, in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret and SooVAC.

Re-Defining the Edge: Engaging with Youth Artists and Audiences

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater, Patricks Cabaret & SooVAC

WHEN: Saturday, March 24th, 2:00-4:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center

Facilitated by Seth Matz 

 

Engagement with youth is crucial to the continuation of radical arts programming, but artists often shy away from working with youth due to barriers they consider out of their control. Workshop participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to establish effective creative partnerships with youth across social and economic barriers. Through a combination of materials and philosophies, participants will be given tools for deep and effective engagement with youth artists and audiences.

This workshop is a part of our Artist Education Workshop, in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret and SooVAC.

Café con Pan (March)

Hosted by Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte

WHEN: Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Café con Pan is a monthly event that is organized by LUCA (Latin@s Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte) bringing art and culture to Plaza Centenario, on the corner of 12th Avenue and Lake Street. Events are family friendly and hosted by various groups that form part of the coalition. We always have hot coffee and breads of various kinds. Café con Pan happens the third Saturday of each month, 1200 East Lake. 


LUCA lead member organizations include Club Morelos, Cuernavacas, Axochiapan, Indigenous Roots, Community Engagement Team, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Pangea World Theater.

Cultivating Listening and Awareness

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret & SooVAC

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater

Facilitated by Marcie Rendon  

Participants will learn how to give and receive both 'aware' attention and active listening to assist them and others in striving to develop their full potential. This will consist of learning non-judgemental and non-advice giving listening skills. It will also include practicing the skills with each other as each individual attempts a new or difficult skill set.

GAYming the System: Tax Tools for Creative Queers

Cohosted by Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret & SooVAC

WHEN: Thursday, March 1st, 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center

Facilitated by Scott Artley

Let's be real: Tax law is written, on the whole, to uphold the white patriarchy, and its benefits are overwhelmingly concentrated away from marginalized communities. Artists and other creative professionals, in particular, are underserved by this system. Until we can radically remake our economy, we've got to help each other navigate it. Taught through the lens of queer politics, this workshop aims to introduce creative queers (& LGBTQ+ allies) to: (1) Filing taxes as a creative professional, (2) Common tax write-offs specific to artists, (3) What records to keep, and easy ways to do it, and (4) Building alternative economies. Bottom-line: You deserve the money, let's figure out how to make sure you get it.

This workshop is a part of our Artist Education Workshop, in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret and SooVAC.

What Fuels Development?

Presented by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and Pangea World Theater

WHEN: Friday, February 23 & Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Old Arizona Studio, 2821 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Pangea is excited to present the Los Angeles Police Department's What Fuels Development?  This installation serves as the set for a devised theater piece exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, and Skid Row’s fight to not be overwhelmed by an alcohol fueled entertainment district.

Where We Began: Home

WHEN: Saturday, February 17 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St Ste 101, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

 

Please join us for an evening dance performance featuring a duet and two solo works by Arts Organizing Fellow, Alys Ayumi Ogura, and event collaborator, Amal Rogers. Ogura and Rogers will be joined on stage by attendees of The Movements That We Make Our Own, a dance workshop that will be held on February 10th.

Where We Began: Home reflects deeply on the origin of our movements, or our “home”—the point from where our movements originate, regardless of dance or movement type. Each of us is different, so each person’s “home” dictates that person’s unique movements. 

This event is the culmination of a two part project designed by Alys Ayumi Ogura as part of Pangea's 2017-18 Arts Organizing Institute.

Café con Pan (February)

Hosted by Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte

WHEN: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from  3:00pm to 5:00pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Café con Pan is a monthly event that is organized by LUCA (Latin@s Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte) bringing art and culture to Plaza Centenario, on the corner of 12th Avenue and Lake Street. Events are family friendly and hosted by various groups that form part of the coalition. We always have hot coffee and breads of various kinds. Café con Pan happens the third Saturday of each month, 1200 East Lake. 


LUCA lead member organizations include Club Morelos, Cuernavacas, Axochiapan, Indigenous Roots, Community Engagement Team, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Pangea World Theater.

The Movements That We Make Our Own

WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018

WHERE: Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

Join the Somali Museum's Dance Troupe for a movement workshop focusing on dance improvisation and warm-up techniques. Arts Organizing fellow, Alys Ayumi Ogura joins forces with Amal Rogers, rehearsal director of the Somali Museum’s dance program, to co-direct this unique improv dance workshop.

Registration is $5-$10 siding scale at the door.

This workshop is the first part of Ogura's Arts Organizing Institute project titled "Where We Began: Home." Her project will culminate in a final dance performance featuring work developed during this workshop. Save the date for this final performance on Saturday, February 17th 7pm-8:30pm at Pangea World Theater!

Don’t You Feel It Too?: Belonging on Lake Street

Hosted by Pangea World Theater and Don't You Feel It Too?

​WHEN: Tuesday, June 12th & Thursday, June 14th 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Inspired by the public and communal processing of “Don’t You Feel It Too?” Keila Anali Saucedo, of Pangea World Theater’s Arts Organizing Institute, invites you to dream into summer with journaling, skit creation, and dancing! As words like gentrification, urbanization, and ‘growth’ increase in our conversations about Lake Street, it is critical that we bring creativity to our community discussions. 

At the only green space on Lake Street, Plaza Centenario (located on 12th and Lake street) we invite you to journal on the prompts “What does Lake street want to be?” and “I feel like I belong on Lake street when…” We’ll then move into skit creations and conversation based on our journaling. Afterwards we invite you to join in on “Don’t You Feel It Too?”, a joyous opportunity to dance to your own music and feel what you feel!

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HOME Performance Project

WHEN: Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
WHERE: Pangea World Theater

Pangea World Theater presents the HOME Performance Project, engaging artists involved with Lake Street Arts! around the idea of home, displacement, and belonging. This unique performance sharing will present emergent work related to our organizing work within the Lake Street communities through the Arts Organizing Institute. 

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Zines: A Crash Course

Co-hosted by Patrick's Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN

What’s a zine? Learn about this popular format of self-published, easily reproduced, self-expression and how it can benefit your artistic practice, both personally and publicly. Your voice matters, and zines are a powerful way to communicate the ideas you’re passionate about, no permission needed. Discover bookmaking techniques and discuss ways to incorporate zines into your next exhibition or event. Get ready to make, print, and share!

Lake Street Cultural Connect

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and Patrick's Cabaret

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

WHERE: MIGZI Communications | 1516 E Lake St #300, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Your voice matters. Invest in the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor.

How to Make a Living as a Freelancer or Solo Entrepreneur: Really for Real

Co-hosted by Patrick's Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

How to Make a Living as a Freelancer or Solo Entrepreneur: Really for Real is a straight talking but compassionate guide to building a career out of freelance work or solo entrepreneurship. We'll go from the decision to create such a career to the steps you can take to get your practice on it's feet to how to actually run and maintain a busy, stressful, but incredibly fulfilling career.

Indigenous Voices at the Buffalo Show

Co-hosted by Oyate Hotanin and Pangea World Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WHERE: Bryant–Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Oyate Hotanin and Pangea World Theater present Indigenous Voices at the Buffalo Show on November 28, with Special Guest John Halverson. The Buffalo Show series showcases important work by native artists seeking to restore balance to our world. Plus live poetry by Strong Buffalo, music by "Dakota Blue" Peters, an appearance by Mitch Walking Elk, 10 minute play by Ikidowin, and a Tribute to Jesse Ed Davis. Al Gross, Host. 7pm. Tickets $10 / $8 advance.

"This Special Edition of THE BUFFALO SHOW is presented by Oyate Hotanin ("Voice of the people") and co-hosted by Pangea World Theater 2017 Indigenous Voice Series"

Budgeting Your Art

Co-hosted by Patrick's Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN

When applying for grant funding, or even just trying to make a budget for an artistic project, how do you predict what you need? How much should you get paid? How much can you promise to collaborators? What about supplies and space and snacks and everything else? This workshop, designed and led by Claire Avitabile, will help you better understand artistic dollars - what you need them for, what you may not realize you could use them for, and how to calculate and estimate and cover all the bases. We will examine several small-project artistic budgets (from $1,000-$10,000), as well as tips and tricks for maximizing every penny.

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Self Care for Artists: Identifying Needs, Implementing Practices

Co-hosted by Patrick's Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN

As artists on the edge of culture, many of us expend a great amount of energy and emotional resources just surviving--instead of thriving--in the world on a daily basis. It’s essential that we care for ourselves before and while we are putting our work into the world. This workshop, designed and led by grey doolin, will focus on self-care and wellness for artists; specifically, participants will learn the basics of self-care, the importance of establishing a daily ritual/routine that works for them, and identifying one’s needs. A list of community resources will be provided to participants.

Maintaining Selfhood: Voice, Choice and Finding Equity in Collaboration

Co-hosted by Patrick's Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater 711 W Lake St #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

How do you maintain your selfhood under pressures from your self, the outside world, with pressures from collaborators? This workshop, designed and led by Lisa Marie Brimmer, will dive into a few practices that can help you maintain your limitless creativity in the face of boundaries. 

Don't You Feel It Too? Thursday Practice

Co-hosted by Don't You Feel It Too? and Pangea World Theater

WHEN: Thursday, October 26 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, Lake St & 12th Ave., Minneapolis
 

Don't You Feel It Too? is the practice of public dancing for social healing and personal liberation. Join us in our 10th year of joyful exploration!

Each person brings their own music and headphones; we meet, warm up, do a brief introduction, then transcend fear as we dance in public. Each session ends with a cool-down and discussion. 

All are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and bring music that moves you. We will have a place to store personal belongings if needed. www.DYFIT.org

The Buffalo Show: Episode 5 – A Night of Blues

Co-hosted by Oyate Hotanin and Pangea World Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

WHERE: Bryant–Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Join us for Episode 5 of the Buffalo Show! Featured artists Corey Medina & Brothers are a Blues-Rock band based in Minnesota led by Corey Medina from the Navajo Nation with Eric Sundeen
Gary Broste.

Power Gathering: Sewing & Sambusas

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and The Million Artist Movement

WHEN: Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 - 5:00 pm

WHERE: Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

Learn techniques for hand sewing and sewing machines. Then apply those techniques with other community members to create a banner in support of Black Lives Matter. The banner will be displayed at other events and carried at protests. Sew, talk, connect, enjoy free food from Safari Express, and help us create a piece of mobile art made by many loving hands in the community. There is no charge for this event, and no need to RSVP. Come , connect, create art.

Cáfe con Pan (October)

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017,  3:00-5:00pm 

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407

Café con Pan is a monthly event that is organized by LUCA (Latin@s Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte) bringing art and culture to Plaza Centenario, on the corner of 12th Avenue and Lake Street. Events are family friendly and hosted by various groups that form part of the coalition. We always have hot coffee and breads of various kinds

  

Improvising Ourselves

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and Arts Organizing Institute participant, Caspian Wirth.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12:00-2:00pm

WHERE: Meet on 5th ave s between the greenway (29th) and Lake street at the patch of green by an old white church. 

Come witness people trying out improvisational skills. Join us for a larger discussion on how improvisation can help us undo oppressive condition by recognizing that we can improvise any moment of our lives and not follow/be locked into habits. 

Witness the whole creative process, eat food, paint on rocks! 

Improvised performance and discussion from 1-2pm at the corner of Clinton Ave & Lake Street!

Artist Talk by Leela Samson - Aesthetics of Personal Expression

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St. #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Join us for an intimate conversation with one of India’s premier artists, Leela Samson, as she reflects on a nearly five decade long career as a soloist, ensemble choreographer, teacher, arts administrator and arts advocate.

The Buffalo Show: Episode 4

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and Oyate Hotanin

The Buffalo Show is back at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater on Tuesday September 26, with Special Guests Scotti Clifford (Guitarist and Vocalist) and Juliana Brown Eyes (Bassist and Vocalist) of Scatter Their Own to talk about their music, lives and perspectives. The Buffalo Show series showcases important work by native artists seeking to restore balance to our world.  Plus live poetry + music by Strong Buffalo w/ the Custard Kid.  Host Al Gross and more! 7pm. Tickets $10 / $8 advance.

Lake Street Cultural Connect

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and Patrick's Cabaret

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

WHERE: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church | 2742 15th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Your voice matters. Invest in the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor.

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Benefit 2017: Growing Our Circle

​WHEN: Saturday October 14, 2017, 5:00-8:00pm

WHERE: El Nuevo Rodeo, 2709 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406


This is your opportunity to stand at the intersection of Arts & Social Justice and grow Our Circle of Many Realities. 

Permission to Narrate: Palestinian Stories of Occupation & Displacement

Hosted by Pangea World Theater and Mizna

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm

​​WHERE: The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

To mark the 35 years since the massacres at Sabra and Shatila and the 50 years since the Naksa (the 1967 War), and in honor of nearly 70 years of occupation of Palestine, we welcome you to join us for two opportunities for story sharing, Permission to Narrate: Palestinian Stories of Occupation & Displacement.

History and Theater: Telling Stories that have been Silenced

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and the East Side Freedom Library

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106

What happened at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon, thirty-five years ago (September 16-18, 1982)? Why don't more of us know this story?

This special event features a father and son, historian and playwright, Rashid and Sim, who are in town for the staging of Sim's play SABRA FALLING, which opens on September 15 by Pangea World Theatre at the In the Heart of the Beast Theater's space. The play's opening on the 35th anniversary of the massacre adds to its timeliness.

Café con Pan (September)

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017,  3:00-5:00pm

WHERE: Plaza Centenario, 1200 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407 

 

Café con Pan is a monthly event that is organized by LUCA (Latin@s Unidos por la Cultura y el Arte) bringing art and culture to Plaza Centenario, on the corner of 12th Avenue and Lake Street. Events are family friendly and hosted by various groups that form part of the coalition. We always have hot coffee and breads of various kinds.

Safety, Survival, Joy and Public Practice through dance & DYFIT?

Co-hosted by Pangea World Theater and Don't You Feel It Too?

WHEN: Tuesday 8/29 and Thursday 8/31 at 5:30pm

WHERE: Gather on 12th and Lake at Plaza Centenario

Let's dance together, each to our own music, between 11th and 13th Avenue on Lake Street, Minneapolis. We dance as a way to celebrate life, equity, and public space. 

Colors of Lake Street Pillar Unveiling

​WHERE:  the Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Join us in celebrating the completion and installation of the Colors of Lake Street pillar, a new public sculpture that invites people to reflect on skin color and racial justice. This public art piece was envisioned by artist Hana Bibliowicz and created in collaboration with Lake Street community members.

Lake Street Cultural Connect

WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Your voice matters. Invest in the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor.

Taco Tour on Lake Street 2017

Arte con su Taco

WHERE: At 10 participating businesses along Lake Street in Minneapolis!

 

Arte con Su Taco, a brand new art component of the Latino Economic Development Center’s annual Taco Tour, which will be held on Sunday, August 6th, from 10:30am-4:30pm along Lake Street, Mpls.

Next Generation Artists Directing Institute: Informal Community Sharing

National Institute for Directing and Ens