Lise Houlton became Artistic Director of Minnesota Dance Theatre in 1995, succeeding her mother Loyce Houlton, who founded the company in 1962. Recognized as one of Minnesota’s cultural treasures, Minnesota Dance Theatre turns 50 in 2012. In the new year MDT will continue to present dance with an eclectic and international voice. Produced by Dixie Treichel.
For more than 100 years, the Litchfield Opera House has served the West Central Minnesota community as a cultural and civic gathering place. The building seemed destined for demolition in the early 2000s, but as Don Lee reports, a volunteer-led effort obtained Legacy funding to help restore the building to active use.