Did Balanchine ever have to shovel snow into the back of a pickup truck?

Fortunately for him, he never tried to put on a snowblower ballet. First warm weather forced our performance off White Bear Lake for the Art Shanty Projects. Then the snowstorm projected for the Twin Cities this weekend never materialized.

What do you do when you’re scheduled to do a performance at Can Can Wonderland on Saturday? You drive to Northfield and fill up a pickup truck bed with snow and hope it doesn’t melt by show time, 3 p.m., Saturday, in the parking lot just north of the giant smokestack, 755 Prior Ave. N.

Come see the only snowblower ballet in town!

It’s a free preview performance of a bigger, longer snowblower ballet with a live orchestra planned in January 2018. Assuming winter comes back to the Twin Cities. Like the old song goes, there’s no business like snow business.

Thanks, Bethany Gladhill, for the loan of the truck.

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