The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
May 11-13, 2018

Following a year of national touring since its premiere at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis in February 2017, SPDT is pleased to present MATINEE at The Cowles Center, May 11-13, 2018.

MATINEE is a dance/theater/film adaptation of American novelist Robert Coover’s New Yorker short story of the same name, by SPDT Artistic Co-Directors Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello in collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Welken. In it, films-within-films-within-films collide as performers search for connection and romance, moving effortlessly through the stage and screen.

A sumptuous multidisciplinary collaboration” and “a multimedia export that Pimsler can be proud of.” – Rebecca Ritzel, Star Tribune

MATINEE revives the thrilling days of yesteryear when cinema was for millions the chief purveyor of dreams and escapism.” – Linda Shapiro, City Pages

Friday, May 11, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2:00 pm*


*A matinee of MATINEE for Mother’s Day! On Sunday, May 13, join SPDT performers for a special pre-show Mother’s Day dance with fun music and mingling in The Cowles Center lobby. Learn a few movements as you dance the afternoon away with your mom or a special person close to you. After, attend the final performance of MATINEE in the Goodale Theater. Use discount code MOTHERSDANCE to purchase two tickets along with this special dancing celebration of mothers!

1:00 pm – Mother’s Day Dance
1:30 pm – House opens
2:00 pm – MATINEE performance

About Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) is an internationally recognized performance company, founded in 1979 by Stuart Pimsler, and co-directed with Suzanne Costello since 1984. The company has been presented throughout the US and internationally in Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia, Bermuda, China, and Mexico. SPDT’s community inclusive work, which engages a diverse array of populations – students, caregivers, audiences, and community members – has been lauded as a “National Model” by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and its Arts & Healthcare work has been recognized for “Best Practices” by the National Endowment for the Arts.