Aug
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Onion Fest: Pizza on the Farm

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Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00 pm or as far as the dough stretches

Music on the Farm: Maritza

Relax and listen to live music from Maritza while you enjoy your onion-based delicacies.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

 

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Onion Fest: Music on the Farm: Maritza

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Maritza will perform music during pizza service
starting at 6:00 pm.

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Maritza's repertoire includes evocatively beautiful melodies forged in the passionate history of Europe and Russia, lively Jewish wedding dance horas and frailachs, Gypsy (Romany) music, and twisting rhythmic line dance tunes from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Greece.

Named for a river in Bulgaria, Maritza was born during a jam session among Pine Wilson and friends in 1998 in Decorah, Iowa. Pine’s love for Eastern European music and folk dance was the impetus for the band to take shape. Thanks to the enthusiastic and fun-filled tune ideas of many musicians over the years, Maritza keeps the beat going!

» www.maritzatunes.wordpress.com

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Aug
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

Onion Fest: Play! in the Barn: VANG by Mary Swander

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Onion Fest Performance: VANG: A Drama About Recent Immigrant Farmers by Mary Swander
8:30pm – 10:00pm

Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss collaborated to create a drama called Vang (meaning “garden” or “farm” in Hmong). Swander and Chamberlin documented recent Iowa immigrant farmers. Swander wound their words together to form a verbatim play that captures the immigrants’ journeys to the U.S. Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese, and Dutch immigrants all speak of their struggles, survival skills, and their intense desire to return to the land. Chamberlin took stunning photos of the immigrants in their greenhouses, farms, and dairy barns.

For any sensitive soul, it is not possible to be a witness to this play and not to be changed by it, not be moved by the gut-wrenching experiences of these recent refugees and immigrants. We applaud their ability to survive the horrific and find solace in their farms and gardens. — Dr. Judith A. Conlin, Executive Director of Iowa International Center

A Hmong family who fled Communist bullets and wild tigers through the jungle of Laos and across the Mekong River to the refugee camp in Thailand. A Sudanese man who was thrown into prison in Ethiopia for helping the Lost Boys and was left gasping for air through a crack under the door. A Mexican woman who taught herself English by looking up the meaning of the profane words that were hurled at her at her first job in a meat packing plant. A Dutch boy, dressed as a cowboy, who put the flag of the Netherlands through the paper shredder and declared, “I am an American.” These are some of the characters brought to life in Vang, a drama about recent immigrant farmers.

The immigrant farmers in this production came from four continents, speaking over six different languages, with multiple experiences of the world. In their own ways, they adjusted to life in America. Some of these immigrants came to the U.S. as refugees from war-torn parts of the world. Others came fleeing poverty in their homelands. Still others came with money, invited to join agri-business ventures. Many of these immigrants landed in the U.S. and took the only jobs they could find—in meatpacking plants and auto repair shops. But all of these immigrants had grown up on farms and wanted to once again assume the livelihood that they had known in the past, the work that had formed the foundation of their cultural roots.

The public often thinks of farmers as white males of European ancestry living in isolated rural areas. And the public often thinks of immigrants as those who have slipped into the United States to take advantage of assistance programs. Vang blows both of those stereotypes and opens discussion about how farming is done in the United States and how immigrants have become part of the larger agricultural picture.

The entire play runs an hour and has two actors, male and female, who take on the parts of all 8 immigrants. The play calls for a spare stage with simple movement and props. Dennis Chamberlin’s photos of the immigrants are projected on the walls of the theatre and bring both artistic grace and reality to the performance.


Dennis Chamberlin:

Photojournalist, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Dennis Chamberlin’s photos have appeared in such prestigious places as The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, TheEconomist, and Newsweek. Chamberlin is an associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University. He holds an M.F.A. in photography from Indiana University. He lived much of his adult life in Poland.

Matt Foss:

Matt Foss studied theatre at Roosevelt University in Chicago and in Moscow. He received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 2013. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the University of Idaho. He has won five Kennedy Center Awards for productions.

Mary Swander:

Mary Swander is the Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa. She has published over thirteen books of poetry and non-fiction, in addition to plays, radio and television scripts and magazine articles. She has
appeared in such places as The New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, and Poetry Magazine. Swander’s plays Driving the Body Back and Farmscape have toured the U.S. Swander is a Professor of English and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. She holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Ireland.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

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Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Play! out of the Barn: Philemon & Baucis – Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta

Philemon & Baucis – Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta by Mixed Precipitation
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Photos by Jaffa Aharonov

Fun for all ages, enjoy this mix of theater, food, and music on the farm!

A new adaptation of Haydn’s rarely performed 1773 marionette opera, featuring the music of Queen!

Returning from space exploration in a far off galaxy, space cadets Jupiter and Mercury return to earth to find humanity decimated by plague. Surviving citizens are cold, suspicious, and hooked on banality. Our gods-in-disguise prowl about town looking for someplace to unveil their gender-bending extravaganza. No one will give these gods a chance but the down-trodden tavern of Philemon and Baucis.

This production explores fear, displacement, and hospitality to strangers from another world. We celebrate the natural human yearning to heal the planet — while gazing into the great beyond. This space-age, romantic adventure features the beloved melodies of Haydn’s The Creation and the defiant rock n’ roll of Queen! That means German opera and oratorio with the music of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.

This one-of-a-kind show is written and directed by Elizabeth Windnagel and Scotty Reynolds with music director Gary Ruschman.

» www.mixedprecipitation.org

Suggested ticket price $10. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

Mixed Precipitation is a performance company exploring text, space and form with festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement. The Picnic Operetta is a lively theater experience touring to community gardens and other green spaces. A five-course tasting menu of locally grown, performance-inspired delicacies is served during each show bringing together classical music, horticulture, food, and storytelling into a celebration of ecosystems.
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Sep
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

LAST PIZZA NIGHT OF THE SEASON!
 

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
11
8:30pm 8:30pm

Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet

Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet
A One-woman play by Jane Curry (Minneapolis)
8:30pm – 10:00pm

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at least one hour before the show.

As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates. In the process she channels her inner Erma Bombeck in a monologue about advice given to women over time on sex, dating, marriage, and housekeeping.


Jane Curry is an author, storyteller, performer, and recovering academic with a knack for provoking both thought and laughter with her one-woman shows. Since 1983, she has traveled with her various personae to forty-eight states, Israel and Japan. Last summer she brought her "Samantha" character to Dreamacres and returns this year with "Samantha's" great-granddaughter.

Written and performed with a sense of history and humor, the four shows described below address themes of women's history and gender equity. They have been featured for a variety of audiences and venues: performing arts stages, conferences, banquets, fundraisers, teacher in-service workshops, Artists/Lecture/Lyceum/Convocation Series, student assemblies, government agencies, corporations, college and university programming, community groups, festivals, and celebrations.
 

Jane Curry's One-Woman Shows:

Nice Girls Don't Sweat 
Sammy Kay Knight, English teacher and veteran of the All American Red Heads professional basketball team, tells stories about women's experiences with athletics over time. With a sense of history and humor, Sammy Kay's verbal meanderings engage the enduring themes of physical capacities, propriety, and femininity.

Miz Wizard's Science Secrets
Join Barbara Knight, aka Miz Wizard, as she tells stories about women's contributions to science, engineering, invention, and math... about revolutionary research and media portrayals... about obstacles faced and overcome by women whose passion is discovery.

Samantha 'Rastles' the Woman Question 
Features farm wife and rustic philosopher Samantha Smith Allen as she "rastles" with questions concerning history's treatment of women, rights denied by the church, women's powerlessness before the law, social status, role assumptions, and more.  Samantha challenges the status quo and plants herself squarely on the side of sensible women's rights.

Sisters of the Quill and Skillet 
As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates.


More information can be found at: www.janecurry.com  and www.mnartists.org

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Aug
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Pizza service will be followed by: Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet. A One-woman play by Jane Curry (Minneapolis) at 8:30pm.

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at least one hour before the show.


DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet (Open Rehearsal)

Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet (Open Rehearsal)
A One-woman play by Jane Curry (Minneapolis)
3:00pm

An open rehearsal of Sisters of the Quill & Skillet for those who want to experience edgy theatre in the daylight hours.

As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates. In the process she channels her inner Erma Bombeck in a monologue about advice given to women over time on sex, dating, marriage, and housekeeping.

Jane Curry is an author, storyteller, performer, and recovering academic with a knack for provoking both thought and laughter with her one-woman shows. Since 1983, she has traveled with her various personae to forty-eight states, Israel and Japan.  Last summer she brought her "Samantha" character to Dreamacres and returns this year with
"Samantha's" great-granddaughter.

Written and performed with a sense of history and humor, the four shows described below address themes of women's history and gender equity. They have been featured for a variety of audiences and venues: performing arts stages, conferences, banquets, fundraisers, teacher in-service workshops, Artists/Lecture/Lyceum/Convocation Series, student assemblies, government agencies, corporations, college and university programming, community groups, festivals, and celebrations.
 

Jane Curry's One-Woman Shows:

Nice Girls Don't Sweat 
Sammy Kay Knight, English teacher and veteran of the All American Red Heads professional basketball team, tells stories about women's experiences with athletics over time. With a sense of history and humor, Sammy Kay's verbal meanderings engage the enduring themes of physical capacities, propriety, and femininity.

Miz Wizard's Science Secrets
Join Barbara Knight, aka Miz Wizard, as she tells stories about women's contributions to science, engineering, invention, and math... about revolutionary research and media portrayals... about obstacles faced and overcome by women whose passion is discovery.

Samantha 'Rastles' the Woman Question 
Features farm wife and rustic philosopher Samantha Smith Allen as she "rastles" with questions concerning history's treatment of women, rights denied by the church, women's powerlessness before the law, social status, role assumptions, and more.  Samantha challenges the status quo and plants herself squarely on the side of sensible women's rights.

Sisters of the Quill and Skillet 
As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates.

More information can be found at: www.janecurry.com  and www.mnartists.org

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Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Music on the Farm: Brass Messengers

Music on the Farm: Brass Messengers (Minneapolis / St. Paul)
A sprawling fun factory of ten musicians
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Suggested ticket price $10. 

Brass Messengers photos by Jim Clifford

"The Brass Messengers are a Minneapolis street band playing mostly original music inspired by global sources. The BMs formed from the annual rubble of of the Heart of the Beast Mayday Parade and Ceremony in Minneapolis. The musical origins were found in the music of Africa, the Carribean and Balkans, but now the BMs play whatever works, throwing in a country song to the crying drinkers, a high speed polka or two for the midwest dancers, running in circles with the little ones, activating gatherings of our activist kin or a bit of Black Sabbath for the metal crowd.   But mostly, it is an original music that rises from the heart of the band that can only be described as a homegrown Minneapolis street music sound.

The Messengers play stages large and small, events from parties to bars, large theaters to street parades and funerals.  The Mess have been a part of the HONK community for nine years running, attending more than ten HONK festivals in Sommerville, Seattle and Austin, TX." — The Brass Messengers website

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Aug
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jul
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Music on the Farm: Vidar Skrede & Sara Pajunen

Using violin, harding fiddle, guitar and voice, The Newlands Co-op (Vidar Skrede and Sara Pajunen) play acoustic music from Norway and Finland brought to these new lands by one immigrant or another.

Vidar Skrede has a background in the traditional music from Rogaland (southwestern Norway) and holds a masters degree in Nordic folk music from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Sara Pajunen has been described as an 'amazingly versatile musician who now counts among the most ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside Finland.' She grew up in Finnish-American northern Minnesota and received classical music degrees in both the United States and Finland.

Now Vidar and Sara live just a seven-hour drive apart and join forces in the Newlands Co-op to bring traditional tunes to new audiences and players. 

MORE ABOUT Sara.  More about Vidar

 

Suggested ticket price $10.

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Jul
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Flourish Youth Performances

Performances by Flourish Summer Camp Youth.

Flourish Summer Camp is a performing arts program for youth ages 11-15. The camp consists of a group of artists that mentor young people in the disciplines of theatre, puppetry, dance, music and voice for one week in the context of a farm. The goal of the program is to establish an intimate working climate that allows each participant to voice their unique ideas.

FREE and open to the public

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Jul
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Flourish Youth Performances

Performances by Flourish Summer Camp Youth.

Flourish Summer Camp is a performing arts program for youth ages 11-15. The camp consists of a group of artists that mentor young people in the disciplines of theatre, puppetry, dance, music and voice for one week in the context of a farm. The goal of the program is to establish an intimate working climate that allows each participant to voice their unique ideas.

FREE and open to the public

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Jul
15
to Jul 22

Flourish Summer Camp

Flourish Summer Camp is a performing arts program for youth ages 11-15. The camp consists of a group of artists that mentor young people in the disciplines of theatre, puppetry, dance, music and voice for one week in the context of a farm. The goal of the program is to establish an intimate working climate that allows each participant to voice their unique ideas.

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Jul
7
8:30pm 8:30pm

Play! in the Barn: Leaves of Grass — Illuminated

Play! in the Barn: Leaves of Grass — Illuminated
A One-man performance by Patrick Scully (Minneapolis)
8:30pm – 10:00pm

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at least one hour before the show.

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Critics praised the Minneapolis premiere in July 2014: “Scully creates an onstage world that Whitman would have appreciated... Without this daring poet’s soaring words and his willingness to take risks in a hostile era, we may never know what it means to ‘sing the body electric.’ Scully is the perfect caretaker for Whitman’s legacy.” — StarTribune

Patrick Scully was born to play Walt Whitman... For a decade Scully has been gestating Whitman’s poetry and life and has now crafted a luminous performance art piece... the piece’s genius is Scully’s illumination of Whitman texts and his life ... It is a truly great American work of theatrical art.” — Lavender

Leaves of Grass - Illuminated (select scenes) from Patrick E. Scully on Vimeo.

Combining theater, dance and solo performance, this show is about history, art, and literature — presenting aspects of Walt Whitman’s life and work that are fascinating for our time, in which discussions of male/male relations have moved into every section of the newspaper. “Kevin Kortan makes an appearance as Whitman’s lover Peter Doyle and in one of the work’s more poignant moments they discuss the poet’s refusal to use the pronoun “he” (instead using “she”) in his writing to describe their passionate relationship.” — StarTribune

It’s about dance. In Scully’s words: Whitman’s language is so body-based, so physical, it begs you to press your body up against his words. “Scully, 60, said [this] show is about paying it forward, sharing what he’s learned from dancing with such legends as Remy Charlip. Scully performed in Charlip’s “10 Men” at the Brooklyn Music Academy. “So I get to pass that dream — of what positive relationships between men might be like — forward in this show, by passing on what I got from Remy,” (MN Public Radio) “The movement itself is based in contact improvisation, which emphasizes the intuitive give and take of dancing with another person. Scully’s company members take great care to support and inspire one another.” — StarTribune


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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More information can be found at: www.patrickscully.org

 

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Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Pizza service is followed by: Play! in the Barn: Whitman. A One-man performance by Patrick Scully (Minneapolis) at 8:30pm. 

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at least one hour before the show.


DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jul
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Play! in the Barn: Leaves of Grass Illuminated (Open Rehearsal)

Play! in the Barn: Leaves of Grass — Illuminated (Open Rehearsal)
A One-man performance by Patrick Scully (Minneapolis)
3:00pm

An open rehearsal of Leaves of Grass for those who want to experience edgy theatre in the daylight hours.

Critics praised the Minneapolis premiere in July 2014: “Scully creates an onstage world that Whitman would have appreciated... Without this daring poet’s soaring words and his willingness to take risks in a hostile era, we may never know what it means to ‘sing the body electric.’ Scully is the perfect caretaker for Whitman’s legacy.” — StarTribune

Patrick Scully was born to play Walt Whitman... For a decade Scully has been gestating Whitman’s poetry and life and has now crafted a luminous performance art piece... the piece’s genius is Scully’s illumination of Whitman texts and his life ... It is a truly great American work of theatrical art.” — Lavender

Leaves of Grass - Illuminated (select scenes) from Patrick E. Scully on Vimeo.

Combining theater, dance and solo performance, this show is about history, art, and literature — presenting aspects of Walt Whitman’s life and work that are fascinating for our time, in which discussions of male/male relations have moved into every section of the newspaper. “Kevin Kortan makes an appearance as Whitman’s lover Peter Doyle and in one of the work’s more poignant moments they discuss the poet’s refusal to use the pronoun “he” (instead using “she”) in his writing to describe their passionate relationship.” — StarTribune

It’s about dance. In Scully’s words: Whitman’s language is so body-based, so physical, it begs you to press your body up against his words. “Scully, 60, said [this] show is about paying it forward, sharing what he’s learned from dancing with such legends as Remy Charlip. Scully performed in Charlip’s “10 Men” at the Brooklyn Music Academy. “So I get to pass that dream — of what positive relationships between men might be like — forward in this show, by passing on what I got from Remy,” (MN Public Radio) “The movement itself is based in contact improvisation, which emphasizes the intuitive give and take of dancing with another person. Scully’s company members take great care to support and inspire one another.” — StarTribune

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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More information can be found at: www.patrickscully.org

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Jun
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
23
8:30pm 8:30pm

Play! in the Barn: Nocturne by Ragamala Dance Company

Play! in the Barn: Nocturne by Ragamala Dance Company
8:30pm – 10:00pm

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at least one hour before the show.

Photos by Ed Bock

Nocturne is the first major work to be conceived/choreographed by long-time Ragamala soloist Ashwini Ramaswamy. Inspired by the natural, emotional, and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, Nocturne summons the different facets of the night — the natural world of flora and fauna, the emotional world of anticipation and longing, and the heightened spiritual potency of pre-dawn. 

"as "Nocturne" gives us a glimpse into a secretive world, the work also confirms that confident inhabitants rule it. For one hour we are transported into an exquisite dream state, one that exists deep in the heart of night." — Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Nocturne transports audiences into a suspended realm where transcendent Bharatanatyam dance served as the vehicle for heart-filling enchantment" — Big Dance Town's 10 Best Dance Memories of 2016


Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Company's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal. As choreographers and performers, Ranee and Aparna create dance landscapes that dwell in opposition — secular and spiritual life, inner and outer worlds, human and natural concerns, rhythm and stillness — to find the transcendence that lies in between. As mother and daughter, each brings her generational experience to the work — the rich traditions, deep philosophical roots, and ancestral wisdom of India meeting and merging with their hybridic perspective as Indian-American artists. 

For the past 30 years, Ranee and Aparna have worked together in an intergenerational creative partnership. Together they have created their own specific sub-genre that combines a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos.  

Now in its 24th season, Ragamala has been hailed by The New York Times as "soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious," "[Ragamala] showed how Indian forms can provide some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer." The company’s work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), and Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University, and has been developed in residence at the Magee Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) and during an NPN residency at The Yard. The company has been recognized with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Japan Foundation/New York, Minnesota State Arts Board, USArtists International, New Music/USA, MAP Fund, American Composers Forum, and 2008 and 2016 Joyce Awards from the Joyce Foundation.
 
The company has toured extensively, highlighted by The Joyce Theater, the American Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Music Center of Los Angeles, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, University Musical Society at the University of Michigan, Just Festival (Edinburgh, U.K.), Bali Arts Festival (Indonesia), Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Chennai, India), and National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai, India).

Ranee is a 2014 recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. Among her many honors are 14 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreography and Interdisciplinary Art, a Bush Fellowship for Choreography, a 2011 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, and a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship. Ranee currently serves on the National Council on the Arts, appointed by President Obama.

Aparna’s choreography and performance have been described as “thrillingly three-dimensional” and “rapturous and profound” (The New York Times) and she was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s "25 to Watch" for 2010. Her awards include a 2016 Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation, a 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award,three McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dance and Choreography, a Bush Fellowship for Choreography, an Arts and Religion grant funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, choreographic and travel support from the Jerome Foundation and Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Lakshmi Vishwanathan Endowment Prize from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Chennai, India). Her solo work, presented with live music, has toured the U.S. and India with support from the National Dance Project and USArtists International, most recently at Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai and the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai. Aparna is an empaneled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (of the Government of India). She serves on the Board of Trustees of Dance/USA.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 
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Jun
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Pizza service will be followed by: Play! in the Barn: Nocturne by Ragamala Dance Company at 8:30pm. Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.


DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Music on the Farm: Whole Hog Musical Review

Whole Hog Musical Review (Chatfield) provides old time music during pizza service between 5:00 – 7:30 PM followed by a Solstice Celebration & Barn Dance Party with Bob Bovee and Co. (Spring Grove) at 8:00 pm

Bob Bovee and Co. play old time barn dance music with family-friendly dance caller.
Barn Dance: $8 per person or $20 per family of 3 or more

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Jun
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Whole Hog Musical Review will play music during pizza service starting at 5:00 pm.

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Music on the Farm: Tom Schramm & the LPs

Tom Schramm & the LP's will play music during pizza service
starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Experience Lanesboro’s own “easy listening” band while you enjoy your pizza at the farm. "This fun group, from the hills of Southeastern Minnesota Bluffcountry, plays a mix 70’s easy listening, vintage country, a few originals and songs to sing along with. The lead singer, transplanted from Arizona, has been likened to a cross between Neil Young and John Denver, and with a banjo, upright bass, and strong harmonies, this group is a mishmash of folk, rock, country and bluegrass." — Tom Schramm & the LP's Facebook page

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Jun
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza Service begins Friday, June 9, 2017 | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Tom Schramm & the LP's will play music during pizza service starting at 6:00 pm.

Experience Lanesboro’s own “easy listening” band while you enjoy your pizza at the farm. "This fun group, from the hills of Southeastern Minnesota Bluffcountry, plays a mix 70’s easy listening, vintage country, a few originals and songs to sing along with. The lead singer, transplanted from Arizona, has been likened to a cross between Neil Young and John Denver, and with a banjo, upright bass, and strong harmonies, this group is a mishmash of folk, rock, country and bluegrass." — Tom Schramm & the LP's Facebook page


DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Oct
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

All are welcome to come and enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm! Please bring your own beverages and place settings. Dress warm because it could be chilly.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Oct
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

All are welcome to come and enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm! Please bring your own beverages and place settings. Dress warm because it could be chilly.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Oct
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

All are welcome to come and enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm! Please bring your own beverages and place settings. Dress warm because it could be chilly!

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Oct
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

All are welcome to come and enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm! Please bring your own beverages and place settings. Dress warm because it could be chilly.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pizza on the Farm

All are welcome to come and enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using ingredients grown on the farm! Please bring your own beverages and place settings. 

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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