Rescheduled: Out There 2022: Big Dance Theater, The Mood Room
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Postponed: Out There 2022: Big Dance Theater, The Mood Room

Postponed: Big Dance Theater’s The Mood Room performances (March 10–12) have been postponed due to an unforeseen injury to a lead performer. If you have questions, please email orders@walkerart.org.


“It’s hard to do justice to the freewheeling brilliance of Big Dance Theater.” —New York Times

A family reunion, 1970s Los Angeles, five sisters. An ingenious, theatrical jewel box crafted by Big Dance Theater’s director Annie-B Parson, The Mood Room is a play written by ’70s conceptual artist Guy de Cointet that collages text from Shelly, Baudelaire, Chekhov, advertisements, and soap operas. As the story unfolds, the performance heightens our perception of class, privilege, and the growing self-involvement of the new “me” generation. Through a dazzling blend of film, movement, music, ennui, puzzles, and dry wit, the piece critiques how class and wealth have changed our relationship to self and participation in the citizen body. Featuring a recomposed score by pop-electronic sound artist Holly Herndon. The Walker’s third Big Dance Theater commission honors the company’s 30-year anniversary.

Walker Commission

Program length: 60 minutes

Mask-wearing is mandatory for all attendees.

The Walker requires all ticket holders to show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to enter any screening or performance held in the Walker Cinema or McGuire theater (and select Bentson Mediatheque events). A negative COVID-19 test result will no longer be accepted.

Proof of vaccination must match the ticket holder’s ID. Ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name.

A completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen means at least 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card). The Docket or Bindle apps are an easy and convenient option for tracking and sharing your vaccination card digitally.

Refunds: Any ticket holder unable to meet the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund.

If you are medically unable to meet these requirements, please email access@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7564.

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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 orders@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600.

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.

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  • Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Program support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David & Leni Moore Family Foundation.