MARCH 9-11, 2000,
THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, 8 PM; FRIDAY, 9:30 PM
($15 WALKER MEMBERS)
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