10/26 No resting on laurels for the 50 year old Minnesota Ballet By Lisa Johnson • Oct 26, 2015 TweetShareGoogle+Email “Memoria in Aeterna: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” premiered in 1977. Original choreography by Gilbert Reed, remounting by Nancy Gibson. Credit Vicki Surges The Minnesota Ballet has come a long way in the 50 years since it began as a dance school and the Duluth Civic Ballet. But as the current Artistic Executive Director Robert Gardner knows only too well, that kind of success means constantly pushing to new heights. Listen Listening... / 6:29 Tags: Northland Morning InterviewsRobert GardnerMinnesota BalletTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.