The performances by the
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
, part of the Walker Art Center’s recently announced 2004–2005 performing arts season, will take place in the new McGuire Theater one week earlier on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, June 2, 4, and 5. The program, entitled
New Solo Works
, features the world premiere of a work commissioned by the Walker to inaugurate the new theater and celebrate its decades-long relationship with Jones. The piece will be set to the signature bebop monologue/rap by the 1950s proto-hipster poet Lord Buckley. Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season. Commission supported by the Bill and Nadine McGuire Commission Fund.
The upcoming performing arts season encompasses the continuation of Walker without Walls, a vibrant spectrum of events presented at venues throughout the Twin Cities while the Walker expands its facility, as well as the opening events of the McGuire Theater, a dramatic new space marking a new era for performance at the Walker. The expanded Walker will open in April 2005. Advance tickets are on sale July 12, 2004, by phone (612.375.7622) and online at http://calendar.walkerart.org.