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Public in Private / Clément Layes

“One you should not miss. … Clever and unpretentious.” —Cyprus Mail

Humorous and conceptual, this brilliant solo by Clément Layes mixes performance art, philosophy, and dance with Chaplinesque virtuosity. Balancing a glass of water on his head for the duration of the performance, he takes us on a contemplative journey involving habit and expectation, the absurdities of life, and overlooked small moments of beauty. With a background in circus arts, dance, and philosophy, French/German physical theater artist Layes presents a remarkable physical feat and gives us an utterly charming piece that metaphorically mixes visual arts, choreography, and deeper thinking around the daily life of objects. Run time: 45 minutes

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Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $70 ($60 Walker members). Offer not available online; to purchase, visit the box office or call 612.375.7600.

Postshow Reception

Thursday, January 23
Meet the artists after the show at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, January 24
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.


Saturday, January 25
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. Hosted by local artists and Walker tour guides.