Sarah Michelson: October2018/\
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Sarah Michelson: October2018/\

Walker Commission
World Premiere

“Go see the work. Whatever it is and whatever she calls it, just go.” —New York Magazine

Sarah Michelson has been creating dances of unmatched intensity since the early ’90s. She more recently calls these dances “studio work, to look at and be with, constructed in this time for this time—an attempt to stay fresh and work hard, but invite no celebration, no opinion, no success.” Michelson’s long, close relationship with the Walker, which has included the landmark commissioned works Daylight (for Minneapolis) (2005), Devotion (2011), and tournamento (2015), continues with October2018/\.

Contains mature content and language.

Tickets to this performance are $5 and are excluded from other discounts or package offers.

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  • Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund. Additional support provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    October2018/\ was developed through a long-term creative residency at the Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, and was supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.