James Sewell Ballet's "Ballet Macabre"

October 26–November 4, Cowles Center.

James Sewell Ballet's
Photo by Erik Saulitis
James Sewell Ballet celebrates the spirit(s) of Halloween this year by presenting an original work, “Ballet Macabre,” inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Also on the program is a piece called “Grave Matters,” celebrating deceased legends of dance, and Sewell’s unique take on the famously ghostly lovers’ duet in the classic tragedy Giselle. Breathing new life into familiar stories, legends, and mythologies is what JSB does best, and the company can always be counted upon to do sophisticated things with simple, even elemental ideas. Oct. 26–Nov. 4. Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-672-0480,