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Ralph Lemon
photo: Tara Fallaux

Artists-in-Residence
CROSSING BORDERS
RALPH LEMON AND NARI WARD BLUR THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN ART FORMS


SEPTEMBER 25-30, 2000



I thought, basically, the reason for all of these disparate lives on stage was to have a conversation. Nari [Ward]'s installation will be a live, interactive work of art."--Ralph Lemon on the set design for Tree


Nari Ward
photo: Dan Dennehy
 

In keeping with its tradition of multidisciplinary art and performance, the Walker welcomes choreographer Ralph Lemon and visual artist Nari Ward for a series of independent and cooperative projects. Both artists-in-residence at the Walker this year, the pair collaborated on Lemon's two presentations from the Geography trilogy. Ward created set designs for each, and his piece for Geography is currently on view in the Walker lobby. In addition to presenting Tree, Lemon and his 13-member ensemble will take part in residency activities throughout the Twin Cities (see below). In the coming months, Ward will unveil a new installation commissioned for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Crossing disciplines, these artists illustrate the Walker's dedication to art without boundaries. More information on Ward's and other artists' residencies is available from the Walker's Pew Web site.



RALPH LEMON ARTIST RESIDENCY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
ODISSI DANCE MASTER CLASS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE AND SOCIETY: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH WEN HUI
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
  TALKING DANCE: RALPH LEMON AND NARI WARD
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29-30
  TREE



RALPH LEMON AND ENSEMBLE'S WALKER ARTIST RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION.