It is that time of year when the Walker welcomes four emerging performance groups to Minneapolis for Out There 20: Moving Toward the Future. This unique festival of talent will not only be on stage but you the audience member have the chance to work with them one on one! Along with performing their work throughout January these artists are offering you a chance to learn more about their process in four fantastic Saturday morning workshops! Get inside Out There with these innovative performers!
Saturday, January 12, 2008 11am-1pm Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People – Help Gutierrez create “The Big Mess” a movement based experiment. Open to all this workshop is part performance based, part experience, and a true investigation into the making of something from nothing. Click www.miguelgutierrez.org to learn more about their work.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 11am-1pm The TEAM – What are the challenges and wonders of creating a performance work with an ensemble? Be prepared to write and move with these performers as you explore their techniques when it comes to building dramatic material within a democracy. Find out more about this group at www.theteamplays.com.
Saturday, January 26, 2008 11am-1pm Claude Wampler – Join Wampler and ArtForum contributing editor Bruce Hainley for a rare screening of Andy Warhol’s 66-minute film Paul Swan. After viewing be part of an engaging conversation about topics spurred by the film such as aging of a performer’s body, the meaning of a career and its ending, and more. Learn about Wampler at www.claudewampler.com.
Saturday, February 2, 2008 11am-1pm David Neumann/advanced beginner group – This workshop offers participants the opportunity to discuss the difficulties and joys that come with a multidisciplinary approach to dance and theater. Movement experience is necessary and a performance background is encouraged. Go to www.advancedbeginnergroup.org for more.
The logistics: All workshops are $6 ($4 Walker members) Series of four $20 ($12 Walker members). All workshops are held in the McGuire Theater. Early sign up is encouraged! Call 612-375-7600 or go to walkerart.org/tickets!