Reviews and Testimonials

By Jim Lieberthal  - on Facebook
October 21, 2017

DanceCo's delightful EXPECTATION STATION at the Avalon Theater (1500 E. Lake Street) with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Bob and a host of the best of TC dancers will have 2 shows tomorrow for a LAST CHANCE to see this work about the railroads! 12 PM and 2 PM. It is created with the kids in mind, by Artistic Director Matthew Keefe. Though fun and witty it yet deepens to more reverie with a touch of melancholie as the show tracks onward to present a very important part of Americana that is somewhat distant now. Showing where it was and where we are today becomes part of the quilt created by the fabric of songs, dialogue and dances wending their way through the roadmap of this unique creation. It is VERY FUN. And thoughtful! Esteemed Twin Cities Dancers who light up the stage include Rebecca SurmontJennifer Pray Brittany Fridenstine- Keefe Steven Schroeder, Benjamin Johnson, Heather Cadigan Brockman Brian Sostek who are in themselves a history of our dance city, with the participation of young dancers Haley Dibble, Mercedes Lano, Maria Vitelli and Cassandra Woodworth who keep in step with their colleagues seemlessly and with great wit~! The movements have energy, fluidity, character and specificity which keeps one continuously engaged at all points. All performers have their stoves running hot on this track! It is an hour and packs in a lot. Be there at the station to Catch this Ride before it's GONE! Enjoy!


PUBLISHED: August 5, 2016

Worth Considering: It’s a cute (if overworked) premise — a mashup of three classic fairy tales, with an ironically good-natured wolf as narrator. It’s a cute show and it turns out that can be a good thing. A crew of excellent dancers, ham it up (sometimes literally: the pig costumes are used to great effect). It’s a totally kid-friendly presentation with enough cleverness and humor to keep good-natured adults involved.These days, “charming” can be a code word for painfully twee, but here it fits. The performers are having a fun time, and it’s infectious.

Lucky me - great show! by Suzanne Sharrock

August 7, 2016

I went into this w/o much background - and WHOA! So glad I did. I knew about the mashup of fairy tales, and that kids would enjoy it, but I didn't realize we'd get great fun for all the adults, the beauty of classical ballet thrown and a super-engaging show! I think it sold out that day, and now I understand why. See it if you can.

This show is a MUST-SEE! by Kristina de Sacramento (Larsson)

August 5, 2016

This is an all-around amazing show, from the imaginative story line to the incorporation of delightful choreography interpreted with great dance, comedic, and theatrical skill! The multi-talented cast brings the gift of their production to life with generosity, humor, and panache. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

We live in rural MN. You should get a grant to send this on the road- Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Fantastic! Great balance of skilled dancers/musicians and homegrown feel...history + storytelling Minneapolis needs this! - Expectation Station Viewer 2017

5 stars- Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Great storyline, including history: especially commenting on native land. Great dancing and music! Thank you so much! - Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Loved the audience interaction! Great props! Time of show is perfect for naps! - Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Best performance I've seen in years! - Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Simply wonderful! Wish you had shows every month- we would go! - Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Loved the audience interaction! -Expectation Station Viewer 2017

Photo by Stan Waldhauser

Photo by Stan Waldhauser

Photo by Stan Wald Hauser

Photo by Stan Wald Hauser

Photo by Stan Waldhauser

Photo by Stan Waldhauser