New poster coming soon for the 2021 festival!

Candy Box, presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is an annual, eclectic gathering of performances, masterclasses and work-in-progress showings. This year’s festival features a range in levels of experiences, aesthetics and choreographic voices to offer a diverse array of treats!

“Establishing a career in dance can be challenging and isolating. That’s why coming together every year like this is so crucial; it creates the learning opportunities and personal connections people need in order to realize their full artistic potential. And by extending the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented makers, we help keep the scene vital and strong.” – Mathew Janczewski

April 26th – May 1st, 2021
The Southern Theater
1420 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis

Check back shortly for announcements on all the artists involved in this year’s dynamic festival!



FEATURED Performances
Performances/Showtimes –
Thursday – Saturday, everyday at 7:30PM + 2PM on Saturday
ASL Interpreted and Pay-As-Able options
$24 General Admission / $15 student/seniors

HAPPY HOUR Performances 5:30 – 6:30pm
Works-in-progress showings Monday through Friday
$25 Five-Show Package / $12 per show

MASTERCLASS 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Monday through Friday
$20 Five-Class Package / $10 per class

This annual festival has been made possible with the support of the following –