Tere O’Connor Dance: BLEED
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Tere O’Connor Dance: BLEED

“[T]his masterly work … incorporates bits of ballet, gestures ordinary and obsessive, formal invention and flares of drama, the virtuosic and the casual, all treated equally … but each moment is strikingly singular.” —New York Times

For his return to the Walker after an eight-year absence, choreographer Tere O’Connor collapses three recent dance works into a single choreographic exploration of ways that disparate cultures blend in a symbiotic relationship through full-bodied virtuosity and enigmatic intrigue. BLEED features 11 of the most distinctive and accomplished movement practitioners in the country, including Heather Olson, David Thomson, Cynthia Oliver, and Silas Riener, who expertly balance the ruminative and the playful with captivating results. Though a respected innovator in New York’s contemporary dance scene, O’Connor makes works for everyone—full of humor, humanity, and wit—and seems wholly aware that an “uncompromising investigation of choreography as a mirror of human consciousness doesn’t have to exclude fun” (New York Times).

Meet the Artists

Postshow Reception

Thursday, March 19
Meet the artists after the performance at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, March 20
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.


Saturday, March 21
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. SpeakEasy conversations are hosted by a tour guide and members of the local performing arts community.


  • Support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr. / The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation.