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James Sewell Ballet Company in Dawson Jan. 19
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Two James Sewell Ballet dancers.
The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will present the James Sewell Ballet.

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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will present the James Sewell Ballet on Sunday, January 19 at 5 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. The performance will feature a wide selection of ballet pieces set to a variety of music, from Bach and Chopin to Patsy Cline and Dessa.

General Admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased online now at and may also be reserved by calling the box office at 320-312-2311. Box office hours will begin Monday, January 13 from 9 a.m. - noon on weekdays. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, call Memorial Auditorium at 320-312-2311.

James Sewell Ballet is a nationally recognized contemporary ballet company founded by James Sewell and Sally Rousse, known for blending classical ballet with improvisation. Founded in 1990 and based in Minneapolis, the company will be visiting Dawson as part of its 30th Anniversary Tour to greater Minnesota communities. The critically-acclaimed company uses its many talents – dance on pointe, tap, improvisation, singing, juggling – to perform innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet.

Excerpts will showcase the company’s versatility and multiple inspirations, including sections from seminal pieces Moving Works, Chopin Tribute, and Made In America. The evening we be rounded out by one ballet in its entirety — Opera Moves.

Pioneer PBS and Ralph and Sue Gerbig are event sponsors for this production. This performance is funded in part by a grant from the Dawson Community Foundation, a component fund of Southwest Initiative Foundation.