“Moving delight.”—The Village Voice
Guided by mental snapshots of charged historical events—the Mississippi home of bluesman Charley Patton, a lynching in Duluth, Civil Rights marchers blasted with a water cannon—Ralph Lemon and five dancers present an intricately layered, soulful, and deeply arresting new work. Concluding Lemon’s decade-long Geography Trilogy, this performance examines the illusory nature of memory and history through movement, music, and theater. A homecoming for Minneapolis-born Lemon, Come home Charley Patton also welcomes back former Walker artists-in-residence Nari Ward (visual art installations) and Christian Marclay (sound score).
Co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center.