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Performing Arts

2017–18 Performing Arts Series

All performances take place Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

FLY Dance Company

  • Friday, October 20, 2017

  • 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

FLY Dance Company’s concerts are a unique combination of entertainment and art—a high energy, non-stop mix of hiphop, classical, and modern dance with an added touch of vaudeville. Performing in a style called theatrical hip hop, FLY Dance Company offers fun, fast-action, educational shows scripted and designed to deliver entertainment, knowledge, and important social messages. There really is no other group like FLY, the Gentlemen of Hip Hop.

UNVEILED, Rohida Malik

  • Friday, December 1, 2017
  • 7:30 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts (HFA), Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre

Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show. Written and performed by Chicago playwright Rohina Malik, UNVEILED has been performed at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, and theaters throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

Gaelynn Lea

  • Friday, February 23, 2018

  • 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has bewitched scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. In recent years Lea has used her music to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. Her speaking engagements focus on disability, finding inner freedom, and the power of music.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

  • Friday, March 23, 2018

  • 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

One of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s performances uphold the purity and traditions of flamenco and classical Spanish dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form in new directions. Under the direction of Carlota Santana, the company’s dancers, singers, and musicians trace the development of flamenco and reveal visions of life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow—bridging cultures in America and around the world.


Tickets may be ordered online, by phone at 320-589-6077, by mail through the 2017–18 Performing Arts Series brochure, or in person at the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Student Activities, lower level of the Student Center. Season ticket buyers will receive a packet of tickets for all events upon purchase. Individual event tickets sold in advance will be mailed out two weeks before each event. Free 20-minute parking is available around Cougar Circle. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Ticket Prices


Patrons $100
Benefactors $150
Sustainer $200

Season tickets:

Adult $52
Family $140
Faculty/Staff $48
Senior $32
Youth $32
UMM Student $16

Individual Performances:

Adult $20
Senior $15
Youth $15
UMM Student $7

Tickets may be ordered by mail or in person at the UMM Student Activities Office. Credit card orders may also be placed by phone. Unpaid reservations are not accepted. Tickets are not refundable. For more information please contact:

UMM Office of Student Activities

House Policies

The house will be opened 30 minutes before curtain, with the approval of the performers. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. Use of cameras, recording devices, pagers, and cellular phones are prohibited during performances.


The Student Center and Edson Auditorium are accessible to people with disabilities. Phonic Ear Enhancement systems are available to amplify stage dialogue or music. TTY service is available through the UMM Information Center at 320-589-6123. All events are wheelchair accessible.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Disabilities Services at 320-589-6178 at your earliest convenience, but no later than 48 hours prior to each event.


Free event parking is available in the North Parking Lot and West Parking Lot. Convenient passenger drop-off points and handicapped parking spots are located at both the north and south entrances of the Student Center.

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