Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES Goes Retro Cool for Spring Fling

7th annual ARENA Bikini: Cherry Bomb Swimwear Fundraiser Fashion Show
By: Balzer Project
MINNEAPOLIS - Feb. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- The hottest fashion-forward fundraiser of the year is going retro cool as Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES announces it’s 7th annual ARENA Bikini: Cherry Bomb Swimwear Fundraiser Fashion Show.  ARIA event space in Minneapolis will be transported to the hipster 1950’s on Friday, March 21st beginning at 7:30 PM.  Described as a carnival-cool runway swimwear fashion show, modern dance performance, and retro hip party, this fundraiser promises to be the ultimate Cherry Bomb!

ARENA Bikini: Cherry Bomb, produced by Minneapolis-based event company, Idea Factory (of The Ultimate Pajama Party fame), launches the bikini season in the Twin Cities with local designers unveiling their sexy retro creations. Featured designers for the 2014 event include:  Amyanne Alderete, Jay Nelson and Anita Jensen of PERFECT FIT GEAR and Tim and Thom Navarro of TIM+THOM whose creations will be featured on the runway by twelve models sourced from a national model call by Arquette Talent.  The highly anticipated fashion show is designed and produced by stylists Tim Creagan, Catherine Loose, and Emily Klipp of Style Architects.

Twin Cities “Hep Cats” are invited to deck out in their ‘50’s inspired threads and take a stroll down the Trix & Treat Alley- a retro den of carnival games, cigarette girls, fortune tellers, tattoo parlor, cocktails and state fair snack favorites and an after-party with DJ Jesuz Juice will keep the evening hopping.

The fashion show will be hosted by Carly Aplin, with celebrity judges Kirk DeWindt, Chris Baglien and L.A. Nik who will decide the runway’s “Best of Show.”

Experience the choreography of ARENA DANCES Artistic Director, Mathew Janczewski, as dancers from the company perform excerpts from ARENA’s newest work, The Main Street Project, which explores how technology alters our personal connections, and changes the face of small town America.

ARENA Bikini Cherry Bomb:

·       7:30 – 9:30PM: Games/Food/Cocktails & Fun in the Trix & Treats Alley

·       9:30 – 10:00PM: Swimwear Fashion and Dance Show

·       Swimwear Fashions Judged by Local Celebrities

·       10:00PM – 12:00AM: After-party with DJ Jesuz Juice

Tickets: $45 General Admission
$65 Reserved Seating + Cocktail         $125 VIP Seating + Signature Cocktails 7:30 – 8:30

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Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Mathew Janczewski, ARENA DANCES has performed nationally and internationally; touring the United States and teaching and performing in Europe. In 2012, ARENA DANCES received National Dance Project funding to create its newest project, The Main Street Project. This work combines explosive movements with intimate narrative to ask the question, “Does Main Street still exist?”

To learn more about ARENA DANCES, go to

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