Choreographers’ Evening 2021: Curated by Valerie Oliveiro
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Choreographers’ Evening 2021: Curated by Valerie Oliveiro

Grid of 11 images of dancers in various poses on different colored backgrounds
Clockwise, from top left: Khary Jackson, Yuki Tokuda, Jessika Enoh Akpaka, José A. Luis, Kayla Schiltgen, Marcela Michelle, Wattanak Dance Troupe, Kealoha Ferreira, Sachiko “La Chayí.” Middle images, left to right: Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān, Pedro Pablo. Photos: Awa Mally for Walker Art Center.

Please see below for important COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and mask requirements related to this event.

“As a snapshot of a community, Choreographers’ Evening might be the best annual curated event in Minnesota.” —

Since 1972 this post-Thanksgiving tradition has celebrated an array of up-and-coming and established contemporary and experimental movement makers in Minnesota. This year’s program—curated by queer, performance-based artist Valerie Oliveiro—showcases a fresh lineup of provocative, compelling, and diverse works that speaks to the past year in our communities.

Choreographers’ Evening 2021 features Jessika Enoh Akpaka, Kealoha Ferreira, Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān, Khary Jackson, Sachiko “La Chayí,” José A. Luis, Marcela Michelle, Pedro Pablo, Kayla Schiltgen, Yuki Tokuda, and Wattanak Dance Troupe.

This event is held in the McGuire Theater; the 7 pm performance will also be live streamed and the link will be posted here on the night of the show. The live streamed program is free and you do not need to purchase tickets.

Some performances contain mature content and nudity.

Mask-wearing is required for this event.

For this event, the Walker will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours).

The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test must be shown at time of entry and must match the ticket holder’s ID.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card, a physical negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card).

Unvaccinated children under age 12 may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

Refunds: Any ticket holder not meeting the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund.

To find out more about the Walker’s response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 guidelines page.

We will continue to share updates to the Walker’s response to COVID-19 as health guidelines evolve. If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email or call 612-375-7600.

The 4 pm performance on Saturday, November 27, will have ASL interpretation.

The 7 pm live-streamed version on Saturday, November 27, will have automated closed captioning.

Assistive-listening devices are available at the Main Lobby desk. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance for ASL interpretation, audio description, and CART captioning to allow time to schedule these services.

For more information about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

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