Revitalization: Mississippi River Boat Ballet 2015
As founder of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood, choreographer Patrick Scully has long been an innovative and creative presence in Twin Cities dance production.
This summer, Scully brought his choreography skills to an entirely new venue: the Mississippi River.
Scully enlisted the help of dozens of performers – sailboats, motorboats, and musicians – to stage a stunning riverine ballet on a beautiful mid-summer evening. These are a few of the highlights.
Revitalization: Minneapolis Bicycle Tour
The number of events held in riverfront parks has exploded in the last ten years as people are drawn to the beauty and accessibility of parks near the downtown core.
The Minneapolis Bike Tour is one such event. In its eighth year, more than 3200 riders participated in the September, 2014 ride. It has become a yearly tradition for cyclers of all ages and abilities. This year, Boom Island Park, along the river, was the start and finish point for riders.
Boat Ballet photos, clockwise from top right: (1) courtesy video still from John Akre; (2) courtesy Max and Peter of www.vantage-us.com copyrighted and provided by Patrick Scully. Video still; (3) courtesy video still from John Akre; (4) courtesy Max and Peter of www.vantage-us.com copyrighted and provided by Patrick Scully.
Bike tour photo: courtesy Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; resized for context. Segway tour page background image: courtesy Eric Kilby under CC-BY-SA 2.0 license via http://tinyurl.com/oem9wvz; resized to fit page.