“Driscoll is fascinating in that she makes such utterly original work. It doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before, nor can you imagine thinking it up.” —The New York Times
Minneapolis, January 19, 2016—New York–based choreographer Faye Driscoll takes audiences on a joyous and intriguingly wild ride in the first work of her new trilogy that the Walker will present over the next three years. Thank You for Coming: Attendance is a cleverly crafted and playfully choreographic exploration that softens the lines between spectator and participant with an invitation to the audience to join an impromptu 75-minute community. Presented in an ingeniously immersive setting on the McGuire Theater stage, performers pass through ever-morphing states of physical entanglement and scenes of distorted familiarity, building new bodies, new stories, and new ways of being. Thank You for Coming: Attendance will be performed Wednesday–Sunday, February 17–21; Wednesday–Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 7 pm in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater.
Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” by The New York Time_s. Her work has been commissioned by Danspace Project, LMCC, ICA/Boston, The Kitchen, Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Wexner Center for the Arts, and American Dance Festival and has been presented internationally at Theatre de Vanves, Festival d’Automne a Paris, and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She has been awarded The MAP Fund Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Individual Artist Award. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Art and Design, Mass Live Arts, The Performing Garage Presents, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Park Avenue Armory, and was a choreographic fellow at MANCC. She is currently working on the second iteration of her _Thank You for Coming series, TYFC: Play, co-commissioned by the Walker, which will premiere at the Wexner Center for the Arts in September 2016.
Tickets to Thank You for Coming: Attendance are: Wednesday $20 ($18); Thursday–Sunday $25 ($22) and are available at walkerart.org/tickets or by calling 612.375.7600