Flying Foot Forum

A nonprofit organization

Flying Foot Forum has been busy working on new films,  music, collaborations and creating new theater/dance works as we dream into the future.

What have we been making?...


*A donation of any size to FFF gets you an invitation to a preview of our latest short film, I SAW ESAU along with our cast and film crew members in Winter 2023!

FFF has been working on new short Minnesota films with cast members from our 30 year history of making vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater works that fuse percussive dance and music to tell unusual tales, create a wild variety of characters and explore universal ideas in inventive and exciting ways. Take a peek! 

Our 30th Anniversary...      

FFF will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary with performances in Fall 2022.  This anniversary concert will feature dances by our future rhythmic collaborators; the amazing Zorongo Flamenco, and powerhouse Patricia Brown, (Teacher/Dancer/Choreographer working with African-based movement), and dancing to music by the exhilarating  Brass Lassie (Traditional Irish and Scottish band)!  Come join us to celebrate works old and new!   Ticket Link for Park Square Theater



Our first short film,  COOKAPHONY by Joe Chvala and filmmaker Steve Campbell, is a hilariously charming chase through our repertory of percussive dances, the Minnesota landscape and landmarks of this place we call home. We were thrilled to be an official selection of the Festival of Cinema NYC, where we won an award for Best Sound Design.  In past seasons, COOKAPHONY was chosen for the Sedona International Film Festival, the Door County Short Film Festival, where we won the Audience Favorite Award. Our film was featured in the Paris Short Film Festival, as well as festivals in Atlanta, Key West, Long Beach Island and others.

PC: Loco f/x Photography    


We're about to release our second short film, I SAW ESAU; making ridiculous rhythms and magical mayhem in several of the Twin Cities famous homes, including the Turnblad Mansion, the James J Hill House and the Van Dusen Mansion.  We are making 6 short films based on landmark works in the FFF                                                                      repertory that will come together to make one evening-length film!



Longtime FFF'er Karla Grotting, and her one-time student, tap master Kaleena Miller, and renowned local dance filmmakers, Caitlin Hammel and Michele Blanchard are continuing work on a MN project. Beginning with interviews of Minnesota dance teachers, of any dance form, with a special focus on women who have started their own dance schools in the 1930's-70's, we are collecting stories and teasing out the threads that will form conversations around dance, teaching dance, women in business, risk-taking, sparking creativity, and looking at generations and family trees in dance.  We know these stories will be about so much more than dance.  We can't wait to pull on the threads and see how they all tie together.  

We're grateful to have you on this journey, 
and we appreciate any support you can give; 
to help us support our artists, and our creative work
as we navigate the challenges of making art and sustaining artists 
in a changing world. 

 Thank you!

FFF is grateful for the support of the following:

The Archie D and Bertha H Walker Foundation
The Minnesota Regional Arts Council
The Minnesota State Arts Board
The McKnight Foundation

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Organization name

Flying Foot Forum

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Arts & Culture




(612) 825-4291