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Rope Dances

By BodyTalk and Friends

Created by Rebecca Trost Abas

Movement pieces inspired by Shibari - the ancient art of rope tying - used in a fun and artistic way. Dance, mime, aerial & performance art in a rope-webbed space.
The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 16 and up
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Fri 08/04 8:30 PM

Pre-sale closed Online sales end at 11:59pm the day before the show, or when 70% of the house is sold.

Sat 08/05 8:30 PM

Pre-sale closed Online sales end at 11:59pm the day before the show, or when 70% of the house is sold.

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Cast and Crew

Rebecca Abas
Dancer/ Producer
Rebecca is the owner of 4 Seasons Dance Studio, and teaches Ballroom, Swing and Tango dances. Her previous Fringe shows have been: Train Stories, Random Acts of BodyTalk, Speakeasy and Men's Club Cabaret. Special thanks to her dance partner Dennis Yelkin and each of the dancers who are so generously participating in Rope Dances.
Dennis Yelkin
Dancer / Dancer coordinator / Assistant producer
Dennis Yelkin finds combining elements of different dance forms exciting. Integrating forms from ballroom, Argentine tango, contact improv, capoeira and tai chi forms the bases of his study of these dance forms. Rebecca Abas coined the term, BODY TALK, when fusing these dances together. Dennis and Rebecca, competing in April Follies, San Francisco Bay Area, won a national championship in their presentation of BODY TALK. Dennis is grateful for all the dance teachers and influencers that have helped him in his exploration of dance.
Bijou Abas
Bijou Abas has been performing since age 4 - classical piano, jazz flute, Fringe shows, theater, movies Swing, Salsa, Tango and Pole dancing, artistic modelling and recently the art of Shibari. Bijou is a student at Goldsmiths University of London.
Bruce Abas
Stage manager / Sound & lights
Dean Hatton
Performer / Mime
Dean Hatton has been quietly sneaking up on unsuspecting Minneapolis audiences for over 10 years, making audiences exclaim: "I didn't know I liked mime!" a phrase commonly heard in the metropolis. He has performed in the MInnesota Fringe Festival, the Kansas City Fringe, and Foolfest. Dean's teachers and mentors have included Marcel Marceau Greg Goldston and Kari Margolis. He draws inspiration from masters such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Monty Python and other mysterious sources unknown to the rest of us.
Amy & Ken Snyder
Come see what this dynamic duo is up to now. It’s always a surprise to see what they are hanging from or climbing on. Set your imagination ablaze watch Ken and Amy in the Rope Dances Show. Thanks to Rebecca, 4 Seasons Dance Studio, the tech crew, and all the people who make the fringe happen!
Molly Copeland
Molly has been a Competitive International/ American Ballroom / Latin dancer. She has been with Four Seasons Dance Studio for over 14 years training, assisting and teaching dance. She has been in all of Rebecca's Fringe shows, as well has competing with Rebecca in April Follies Dance Competition in CA. She is currently assisting/ teaching dance at 4 Seasons Dance Studio and works in the emergency room at HCMC.
Lazarus Redmayne & Kajira Blue
Lazarus Redmayne is a life-long rope bondage enthusiast and the creator of, one of the world's top sites teaching people the fun and erotic art of rope bondage in a friendly and approachable way. Lazarus's lovely partner is Kajira Blue who learned of the world of bondage as a side effect of her fascination with human sexuality and psychology. Together they enjoy traveling to teach, perform, meet with others that are passionate about this amazing hobby, and learn from them. Lazarus and Blue have a book coming out in October! - "Foundations of Rope Bondage" - For more information, or to pre-order the book, check out:
Lindsay Forsythe
Celeste Kiewel
Cody Mathis
Jason Mayer
Alan Tse
Sean Whalen
Kelly McMahon
MC / Comedian
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