Leslie Parker Dance Project’s Divination Tools: imagine home
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Leslie Parker Dance Project’s Divination Tools: imagine home

“Leslie Parker’s work-in-progress at Pillsbury House Theatre was electric.” —Star Tribune, Best Dance of 2021

St. Paul–based choreographer Leslie Parker continues her multiyear project and leads a powerful collective of Black visual artists, musicians and femme dance artists in a liberating world premiere performance. Through collaborative improvisation and dance experimentation, the artists explore Black pedagogy, conjuring, and activism while emphasizing remembrance to cultivate community. Reflecting on divinity and lineage, Divination Tools: imagine home draws from Blackness in music, dance, and storytelling in real time and is the latest iteration of Parker’s epic work Call to Remember.

For deeper context, watch the national partners of the Call to Remember project discuss the work with the artists at the 2023 National Performance Network gathering.

On Friday and Saturday, the performances begin with a processional from the Hennepin Lounge at 7:15 pm. Doors to the McGuire Theater open at 7:30 pm.

Walker Commission/World Premiere

Co-commissioned and copresented by the Walker, Pillsbury House Theatre, Pangea World Theater, Danspace Project (NYC), and Counterpulse (SF).

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Call to Remember is a multiyear development that originated as a shared offering of improvisation, experimentation, and conjuring exploring Black pedagogy, artistry, and activism in dance. On April 28 and 29, Pillsbury House + Theatre and Pangea World Theater proudly present the Black Dance Improvisation Festival. Both evenings of solo dance improv works will be performed by dance artists of various genres.

Information about the April 28 event at Pillsbury House + Theatre.

Information about the April 29 event at Pangea World Theater.

  • This program is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Walker Art Center, Pillsbury House Theatre, Pangea World Theater, Danspace Project (NYC), Counterpulse (SF), and NPN. Program support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.