Ethnic Dance Theatre
Theaters & Cinemas in Minneapolis, MN
Ethnic Dance Theatre (EDT) is an award-winning firm that is the only professional international dance firm in the Upper Midwest (and one of few in the USA) committed to the artistic performance and preservation of world music, song and dance. Since its establishment in 1974, EDT has brought over 50 different cultures and traditions to life in colorful and spellbinding performances. EDT dancers perform to live music by the EDT Folk Orchestra, and the firm's extensive repertoire of folk dance and music includes such diverse countries as Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Germany.
read moreEDT dancers have collectively and individually studied with renowned choreographers from around the world, including Peter Iliev (Bulgaria), Tiang Jiang Cui (China), Nicolas Petrish (Croatia), Frantisek Bonus (Czech Republic), Jacek Marek (Poland) and Sherap Wangmo (Tibet). Many of EDT's dancers have received professional training throughout their lives; some have advanced degrees in dance; and others' talents were fashioned while dancing in the ensembles of various ethnic communities. EDT has always been fortunate to have performers trained and steeped in the various ethnic dance and music traditions represented in our shows, including but not limited to: Mexican, Ukrainian, Latvian, Bosnian, Hungarian, Czech/Bohemian, Bulgarian, German, Scandinvian, Arabian, Chinese, Indian, and more.