Events

2017 Events & Performances

 August, 2017

MIND BODY STORY WORKSHOP, AUGUST, 2017

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Coming forward onto the pages of your life…

IS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN REALIZING A MEANINGFUL LIFE.  

Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in recognizing and telling the stories of our lives. Participants will laugh; they may cry, but they will explore how stories give meaning to our experience. Through a variety of expressive modes, including speaking, writing, and very basic mind-body practices, participants will discover, shape, and prepare stories for sharing with others. The goal is to help participants realize the stories of their lives.

This workshop will be limited to 18 participants in order to allow significant individual work with the workshop leaders. Participants need NOT be a yogi, a writer, or a storyteller. They need only a healthy curiosity and an openness to exploration.

The Dates

June 22-25  •  August 3-6  • Minneapolis, MN

Registration is limited to the first 18 participants. Minimum of 12 participants required for each session. 

Register for the June workshop here

Register for the August workshop here

The Nuts and Bolts

Thursday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm  •  Minneapolis, MN

  • Special gathering for workshop participants. Please stay tuned for more details.

FRIDAY:  9:00 AM  – 4:00 PM  •  MILL CITY MUSEUM

  • 9:00am – 10:15am   Touching the Intangible: A Realization of Body  / Matthew Sanford
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm   Story Generation  /  Patricia Francisco
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm   Lunch and Work on your own
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   Stories Out Loud   /  Kevin Kling
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm   Individual Writing Time
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm   Mind-Body Practice

SATURDAY:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  •  MILL CITY MUSEUM

  • 9:00am – 10:00am    Trusting the Space Around You:  More Exploration of Body  / Matthew Sanford
  • 10:15am – 12:30pm    Moving Into the Story   /  Patricia, Kevin, and Matthew
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm  Laughter and Story as Archetype and Healing   /  Kevin Kling 
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm   Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   Transforming Story / Patricia, Kevin, and Matthew
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm   Receiving Story – Patricia/Kevin/Matthew
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm  Mind-Body Practice/Send-off Story – Matthew/Kevin

 SUNDAY: 9:00AM – 12:30 PM   •  MILL CITY MUSEUM

  • 9:00am  – 12:00pm  Opening Your Story to Others
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm   Mind-Body Practice

*  Schedule subject to change 

 TUITION:  $650

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URBAN FARMER’S ALMANAC, SPECIAL GUEST, OPEN EYE, AUGUST 19, 2017

URBAN FARMER’S ALMANAC

OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATRE, AUG 18 – 20, 2017, 7:30 PM

Hosted and curated by Dan Chouinard.

Dan Chouinard hosts a variety show on creative living, raising food in the city, and the many ways of living a greener, earthier urban life.

Through music, comedy, stories and interviews, the show aims to entertain and inspire a live theater audience, as well as a future radio audience that may listen to the recorded show via a radio broadcast or a podcast.

A variety of guests will bring songs, stories and first-hand how-to. Akin to a CSA box, you’ll get a different mix of guests during every show—you don’t know what’ll be in it, but you know it’ll be fresh and good.

Saturday, Aug. 19 Guests
Jeff Zeitler, co-founder of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Yao Yang, Hmong-American Farmers Association
Kevin Kling, author and storyteller
Dane Stauffer (actor, singer)
Beth Gilleland (actor, singer)
Bradley Greenwald (actor,singer)
Gary Rue (songwriter)
Laura MacKenzie (celtic multi-instrumentalist)
Peter Johnson (percussionist and songwriter)

Tickets, $18.00, Pay-As-Able at every performance

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CAPONI PARK, EAGAN, MN, WITH SIMONE PERRIN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 6:30 PM

SUMMER PERFORMANCE SERIES

BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET AND SPEND A SUNDAY EVENING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ENJOYING ART AND NATURE

Caponi Art Park theater in the woods

WHEN: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. July through August 
WHERE:
Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan
COST: $5/person – free for children under 12

Parking & Event Details
In addition to our main parking lot at 1220 Diffley Road, performance parking is available at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic fields (unless noted). Banners and signs will be posted. Walking distance to amphitheater is a hilly 5-minute hike from either entrance. Golf carts are available to transport guests with mobility needs.

Purchase Tickets Here

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DOWNTOWN ARTSPARK, AUG. 25 & 26, JAMESTOWN, ND

Downtown ArtSpark Festival

ArtSpark is a free two-day festival igniting downtown Jamestown and celebrating our Hansen Arts Park, on the corner of  FirstAvenue and Second Street.

It’s creative fun for all ages, live music, theater, food, living statues, dancers, light projections, giant puppet, storytelling, color run and more (Detailed events schedule will be coming soon). Dance and live music from various artists will entertain throughout the festival from the Boulder Pavilion.

Minneapolis artist Michael Murnane’s  “Under Ice” projections… Using high-resolution projectors, live multilayer playback technology, and stage lighting, Murnane will project massive images on the wall in the Hansen Arts Park. These images were collected through the ice and reveal his reflections and feelings from years of ice fishing with his father.  Also featuring stories by Kevin Kling.

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September, 2017

“HOME AGAIN” CONCERT WITH JAMES HERSCH, OSSEO HIGH SCHOOL, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

 Ticket Link

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LACROSSE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

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Myrick Park
2000 La Crosse St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

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“UNPLUGGED”, NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL, GRAND MARAIS, MN, SEPT.13-18

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“Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind. North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts on the shore of Lake Superior.”
Celebrate community, music, craft, and storytelling along the lakeshore at our classic “Unplugged” Fall fundraiser and workshops.  “Flannel Formal Gala” Friday, September 15 and “Featured Performance Concert” Saturday, September 16 with Kevin Kling & Friends, including Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Don Henry, Simone Perrin, Claudia Schmidt, Dan Stauffer & Jon Vezner.

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Directions

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EVENING PROGRAM/MORNING TALK, 9/23 & 9/24, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, MADISON, WISCONSIN

Kevin will be perform an hour of storytelling at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, 7 pm, September 23.  Pay as Willing.

Kevin will be giving a morning talk on Sunday morning September 24 at 10 a.m.

1609 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726
Directions and Parking

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“ROCK STARS & RUCKUS: A TALE OF TWO VOICES”, NORTHFIELD, MN SEPTEMBER 28

Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts,  Storyteller Kevin Kling and Voice Finalist Kat Perkins will host “Rock Stars and Ruckus:  A Tale of Two Voices” on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at The Grand Theater.The evening will also include award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel, and Interact’s incomparable ensemble of artists with disabilities to create an unforgettable evening of theater, humor, music and storytelling to benefit Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Interact Theater is an award-winning national leader in creating groundbreaking professional work by artists with disabilities. There are around 60 to 80 people involved in the theater and Kling has often performed shows with Interact, which is based in St. Paul.

Tickets are available on line at RockstarsandRuckus.bpt.me and are $25.

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Kevin Kling

Kevin Kling