Congolese singers on customized motorcycles playing invented instruments. An all-nude examination of feminism and gender. A spoken word/hip-hop artist takes on environmental justice. How do these three performances — all coming up at the Walker — reflect global trends and ideas in new performance? Find out this Thursday night at 7pm as Senior Performing Arts curator Philip Bither shares his stories and insights, why he chooses these unique performances from around the world, how they get discovered on his travels, and what makes each of the performances tick — this is your chance to dive in.
As multimedia meets storytelling gathering you will hear from the artists directly via video, some which they recorded on their laptops – at 3am from Paris! As a kind of primer for contemporary performing arts, it opens a window into the minds of some amazing artists, as well as global trends and diversity of these new performance works.
Stick around after the presentation and join the entire performing arts team – Philip, Julie, Doug, Michèle, and Emily for an onstage toast to a bold new season. Check out the McGuire Theater’s backstage areas, including the green room where artists like to leave their signatures on the wall, and migrate up to the Balcony Bar. We’ll be there available for chatting, question-answering, and sharing behind-the-scenes tales. We can even help you pick which performances you should see, and where you should eat before or after the show. What can we say? We are foodies in addition to loving performance. Come introduce yourself – we’ll be wearing our Walker I.D. lanyards.
I hope you will be able to visit us again this year to enjoy some of the outstanding performance we have lined up for this season!
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I look forward to seeing you here on September 15!
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