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Walker Art Center Announces 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season Featuring an Unprecedented Nine National Commissions by Performance-Choreographers Pavel Zuštiak, Okwui Okpokwasili, Faye Driscoll, and Karen Sherman, New Music From Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and Nick Zammuto (The Books) and New Dance Commissions From Maria Hassabi, Beth Gill, and Rashaun Mitchell/Silas Riener as Part of the Massive Merce Cunningham: Common Time Exhibition

Jérôme Bel Bookend Festival includes two rare Bel performances and special talk. Season features major works by master artists Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin (Batsheva), Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, and jazz visionary Steve Coleman as well as Midwest debuts by Italy's Alessandro Sciarroni, New York's Andrew Schneider, Kinshasa's Mbongwana Star, and Iraqi American musician and composer Amir ElSaffar