“Unpredictable and different,
this is the company to see.”
– The New York Times
James Sewell Ballet has been with WMPAC from the beginning, and this year will be the same. The company returns for a week-long foray into “Dis-Danced” art-making. The troupe will communicate and create between the WMPAC stage and their home studio in Minnesota, coming together virtually across the distance to preserve the special energy of a live dance performance. This workshop showing of new movement inspired by our current parameters will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
James Sewell Ballet was founded in New York City by James Sewell and Sally Rousse and brought to Minnesota in 1993. Combining their expertise, vision and chutzpah they envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Over two decades later, critically acclaimed JSB performances move and delight audiences across the country. The embodiment of the original vision is a professional company of dancers performing innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet.