Bill Shannon
Bill Shannon aka "Crutchmaster"
Photo: Elena Retfalvi



Performing Arts
OUT THERE 13
BILL SHANNON AKA "CRUTCHMASTER": OLD RAIN


THURSDAY-SATURDAY,
JANUARY 4-6, 2001,
8 PM

SUNDAY,
JANUARY 7, 2001,
2 PM

$16 ($13 WALKER MEMBERS, $8 WALKER MEMBERS THURSDAY OPENING-NIGHT PERFORMANCES)
SOUTHERN THEATER, 1420 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH, MINNEAPOLIS
TICKETS: 612.375.7622

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"Bill Shannon's choreography appeared to defy basic principles of balance and gravity, creating a remarkable kinetic world of its own."
--The New York Times


The fresh, fluid moves of sensational New York hip-hop crutch dancer Bill Shannon teamed with the seamless rhythm and rhyme of a crew of DJs and hip-hoppers promises to be unlike anything you've seen before. Choreographer-dancer-performance/video artist Shannon's Old Rain is a delicate balance between technicality, virtuosity, and fragility. Negotiating a lifelong hip disability that necessitates his use of crutches led him to create an utterly distinct, slinky style of movement in which he appears to float several inches off the ground. "When he stops, he collapses artfully and to the beat, twirling around his crutches like a hip-hop jellyfish, with an invertebrate fluidity that invariably astounds the audience," writes the New Yorker. Shannon is joined in this new work by a select team of New York-based collaborators featuring dancers, musicians, and DJ Richie D'Tempo.

INSIDE OUT THERE
Join Bill Shannon on Saturday, January 6 for an informal video presentation, a movement demonstration, and a behind-the-scenes discussion about his life and work.


JANUARY 4-7
BILL SHANNON AKA "CRUTCHMASTER"--OLD RAIN
JANUARY 11-14
US PREMIERE: GOB SQUAD--SAFE                
JANUARY 18-21
  IMPROBABLE THEATER--SPIRIT
JANUARY 25-28
  TERE O'CONNOR DANCE--THE WORLD IS A MISSING GIRL AND A WORLD PREMIERE WORK



OUT THERE 13 IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE TARGET FOUNDATION AND THE WALKER'S DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND DANCE. PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY CITY PAGES.