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Fall 2021 Performing Arts Season

“As we continue to face the raw emotion, social distance, political upheaval, and racial reckoning of the past year, we’re heartened to come together again for in-person performances. This modest but powerful mix of music and dance projects is presented by some of the most accomplished and urgent artists of our time.” —Philip Bither, McGuire Director and Senior Curator, Performing Arts

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Explore the work of genre-defining, revered Black jazz figures through essays and archival materials in Creative Black Music at the Walker: Selections from the Archives, the fourth volume of the Walker’s Living Collections Catalogue.


Presenting and commissioning innovative performances since 1940, the Performing Arts program offers a season that spans contemporary dance, experimental theater, new jazz, avant-folk, new global and alt-classical music, and the multiple hybrids of forms in between. Dive deeper at Fourth Wall, where you’ll find in-depth articles, interviews, and videos about the season.

About the Walker’s Performing Arts department.