How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere?, Walker Commission
Part of 2010-2011 Performing Arts Season
“One of the most adventurous artists working today.” —Time Out (New York)
Inspired by his seven-year collaboration with Walter Carter, a 102-year-old former sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, Ralph Lemon’s new four-part multimedia performance explores the complexities of impermanence and time. The piece features the remarkable six-member dance
ensemble that appeared in his last opus, Come home Charley Patton. Drawing from myths and realities, How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere? reminds us, as Lemon says, of “the special, ordinary, and inspiring human commonality of how one lives a life.” The Walker continues its 20-year relationship with Minneapolis native Lemon, a modern-day choreographer who merges text, media, sound, and visual art with dance.