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Inspired by daydreams, nightmares, and Edgar Allan Poe, James Sewell Ballet's Dance Macabre takes the stage on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

James Sewell Ballet to perform at UMM Friday

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MORRIS, Minn. -- The second event in the University of Minnesota, Morris's annual Performing Arts Series--James Sewell Ballet's Dance Macabre--will take the stage on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Edson Auditorium. Inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, the ghost ballet Giselle Pas De Deux, and the company's own favorite daydreams and nightmares, Dance Macabre promises an evening of beauty and the dark side. All are welcome to attend this early celebration of All Hallows' Eve.

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Known for performing innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet, James Sewell Ballet (JSB) was founded by James Sewell and Sally Rousse in New York City and later brought to Minnesota. JSB creates and performs contemporary ballet in its home city of Minneapolis and has performed at more than 300 domestic and international venues since its founding in 1990.

The company will lead a ballet master class on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 125. This class is free and open to the public.

Dance Macabre will be presented in lieu of Neos Dance Theatre's Count--The Legend of Dracula, the tour of which has been cancelled.

Single-event and season tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and mail, or in person at the Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. Further information regarding ticket sales and the Performing Arts Series is available online at http://www.morris.umn.edu/newsevents/performingarts/ or by calling 320-589-6077.

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