Sarah Michelson: Devotion
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Sarah Michelson: Devotion

Choreographer Sarah Michelson and playwright/director Richard Maxwell are both known for strangely transfixing, fiercely uncompromising productions that can’t happen anywhere except live onstage. While Michelson is acclaimed for visually striking, expansive spectacles such as Daylight (For Minneapolis)—a Walker premiere in 2005—the aesthetic and language in Maxwell’s plays range from profound to deceptively simple. The pair brings their seemingly divergent visions to a story ballet written by Maxwell, which inspired Michelson to create this new work for her company of dancers and Maxwell’s veteran actor/performers.

Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

Walker Commission


  • Devotion is a co-production of Sarah Michelson, New York City Players and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales. The work is commissioned by The Kitchen, On the Boards, and the Walker Art Center with generous support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The Moore Family Fund for the Arts of The Minneapolis Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. This work is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project commissioned by the Walker in partnership with On the Boards, ODC Theater, and the NPN.

The Walker Art Center’s Dance Season is sponsored by

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  • FICO

  • Additional support is generously provided by Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.