The James Sewell Ballet, a Twin Cities ensemble of eight dancers that performs innovative works that explore the technical boundaries of ballet, will be on stage at MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 as a feature of the university’s Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series. For tickets, call the MSUM box office at 477-2271.

The popular dance troupe, the last feature in this year’s Performing Arts Series at MSUM, has performed in Fargo-Moorhead several times. It is a frequent partner with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Guthrie Theater. Dance Magazine recently wrote: “The appeal of Sewell’s company is…that his reverence for ballet is balanced by his eagerness to spoof it and his urge to explore outside its safe boundaries.”