Beth Gill: Nail Biter
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Beth Gill: Nail Biter

“Everything seems absolutely deliberate but also mysterious [ . . . ] a vivid dream, unexplained but not at all random.”—New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

Explore ritual and dance through science fiction and ancient myth in acclaimed choreographer Beth Gill’s darkly beautiful new work. Emerging as representations of our collective unconscious, five dancers—including Gill herself—transform a contemporary dance performance into an enigmatic and vital space of connection and loss with a sense of magic and awe. Nail Biter embodies her signature choreographic craft, creating what Dance Magazine calls a “sense of control that doesn’t stifle but rather beckons our curiosity.”

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Content and sensory notes: This performance features moments of rapidly changing lights and partial nudity.

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  • Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Program support provided by David Moore, Jr./The David & Leni Moore Family Foundation.