Art Hero Maria Genne


1 Maria Genne, Kairos Alive artistic director, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Loring Park Community Center in Minneapolis, where the intergenerational dance group often practices. 
2 Kairos Dance artistic director Maria Genne, center, rehearsing with dancers Tamara Ober, Sally Dixon, Nicholas Pawlowski and Peter Podulke, left to right, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Loring Park Community Center. 
3 Kairos dancer Sally Dixon rehearses Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Loring Park Community Center. Kairos Dance is one of a few intergenerational dance companies in the country, with participants ranging in age from children to the elderly. 
4 Kairos Dance artistic director Maria Genne, left, and members of the intergenerational dance company, rehearse for an upcoming performance Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Loring Park Community Center in Minneapolis. 
5 During a dancing heart program for veterans, Maria Genne and Dave demonstrate a dance technique called counterbalance Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 for a group of about 35 men in the adult day health care program. 
6 Kairos dancer and teaching artist Nicholas Pawlowski, left, practices a dance technique called counterbalance with veterans in an adult day health care program Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The technique involves partners supporting and stabilizing each other. 
7 Parker Genne, center, Maria Genne's daughter, dances with Dave, left, and Bill, right, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 during an Adult Day Health Care program for veterans in Richfield. 
8 The veterans put their hands on their hearts during an exercise with the Kairos dancers Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. 
9 Maria Genne listens as some of the veterans share stories with the group about people who are important to them Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 during a break from dancing. 
10 Kairos dancer and teaching artist Peter Podulke, left, and Stan, right, sing "Call Me Maybe" during a Kairos dancing heart program for veterans Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. 
11 Veterans Al, left, and Stan, right, share a laugh with Kairos dancer and teaching artist Nicholas Pawlowski Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at VA Medical Center Adult Day Health Care program in Richfield. 
12 Kairos artist director Maria Genne during a dancing heart program for veterans Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Richfield.