Trajal Harrell: The Köln Concert
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Trajal Harrell: The Köln Concert

“Trajal Harrell can turn a stage into a living, breathing painting”—New York Times

Offering one of the most emotional and critically acclaimed works of his career, dance artist Trajal Harrell returns to the Walker for a rare U.S. appearance. Draped in black, Harrell and seven dancers release their energy on stage in response to Keith Jarrett’s best-selling jazz piano recording, The Köln Concert. This personal and entrancing work set to Jarrett’s soul-baring, gospel-fused improvisations is introduced by four songs of intimate vulnerability from Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece Blue. Together, the music and dancing synthesize Harrell’s influences, ranging from voguing and post-modern dance to ancient Greek mythology and Japanese Butoh dance.

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