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The Cowles Center Hosts Annual Merge in March

Courtesy of The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts announces their annual Merge in March evening-length production, the long-awaited collaboration between Andy Mor and CABARAVE  and world premiere of Glass Ceiling, from March 17 to 18, at their center in Minneapolis.

The Cowles Center’s Merge program pairs artists from varying genres in unconventional collaborations and culminates in a premiere, evening-length performance. This year’s Merge brings together the mesmerizing talents of CABARAVE’s aerialists, fire performers, flow artists, performance painters, vocalists and musicians with Mor’s brilliant artistry of hip hop, African and Jazz for a truly immersive, Las Vegas-evoking experience full of strength and empowerment.

“Being a part of the Merge program has been an honor. The Cowles Center has always been a generous and supportive community, and being asked to be a part of their season in this way has been a dream,” shares Jessie Storovich, CABARAVE’s president and creative director. “Andy is someone that our team has admired for a long time, and the nature of what we do at CABARAVE is already so collaborative across various art forms, so a merge like this seems like a moment we’ve all been waiting for.”

Mor, Twin Cities-based dancer and choreographer, adds, “On top of this incredible, spectacular, powerful and dynamic show, the entire evening is set up as an interactive experience. There will be a bar on the stage when you walk into the theater. Different types of special performances will occur during the intermissions. We want the audience to know that this evening is for them and to feel empowered to play and participate.”

While the official performance on the stage is set to begin at 8 p.m., the doors to the theater will open at 7 p.m., featuring performance painting, music, and a whiskey bar on stage made available by Brother Justus Whiskey Company.

Cost: $35/regular admission. $70/VIP includes front-row, cabaret-style table and complimentary beverage. Location: 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Audiences and press are invited to a Pay as You Are preview performance on March 15. For more information, visit

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