Forgiveness   Photo
Forgiveness
photo: Jack Vartoogian

Education/Performing Arts
WORLD PREMIERE
FORGIVENESS


THURSDAY-SATURDAY,
MARCH 9-11, 2000,
THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, 8 PM; FRIDAY, 9:30 PM

$18 ($15 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM


FOSTERING FORGIVENESS
FEBRUARY: 24 | 25 | 29
MARCH: 1 | 9-11 | 11


Chinese theater director Chen Shi-Zheng, in collaboration with Akira Matsui and Eve Beglarian, unites a remarkable company of master artists from China, Japan, Korea, and the United States to create a compelling theatrical experience. This new work explores inter-Asian history and healing and seeks possible paths toward reconciliation. A conversation with the artists immediately follows the Thursday and Saturday performances.


THE RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES ARE PRESENTED BY WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS DEPARTMENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASIAN AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, CAAM, INTERMEDIA ARTS, MINNESOTA DANCE ALLIANCE, THE KOREAN-AMERICAN TODAY AND TOMORROW CENTER, AND THEATER MU.

FORGIVENESS WAS CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE WALKER ART CENTER, ASIA SOCIETY (NYC), HEBBEL THEATRE (BERLIN), FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE (PARIS), THE FLYNN THEATRE (VERMONT), AND UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, AND WAS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE MEET THE COMPOSER/INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS PROGRAM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FORD FOUNDATION. ADDITIONAL FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION.