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Art School: Dance

A Program for Walker Art Center Members

Part of Art School: What the %#@! Is Contemporary Art?

Dance: The BodyCartography Project

This session offers a demystification of contemporary dance—ways that dance has evolved historically, its major influences and key practitioners, how to watch it, what to pay attention to, etc. Participants are encouraged to attend a performance of the BodyCartography Project’s premiere of Super Nature the following weekend (October 25–27). A casual SpeakEasy conversation in the Balcony Bar, led by local choreographer Rosy Simas and Walker tour guide Mary Dew, follows the Saturday night performance.

Art School demystifies contemporary art by putting it into context—culturally, historically, and personally. Through short, succinct sessions, you’ll come to understand what the fuss is all about—even feel like a connoisseur yourself. This program for Walker members is copresented by the University of Minnesota Departments of Art and Art History.

Featured Presenters

Practitioner: Eben Kowler’s creative practice encompasses drawing, dance, sculpture, and teaching. His work has been presented around Minneapolis in the May Day Parade and Festival, Northern Spark, the Full Moon Puppet Show, and at the Soap Factory and in venues from Madison, Wisconsin to Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a graduate student of art and dance at the University of Minnesota.

Scholar: Michèle Steinwald, assistant curator of performing arts, joined the Walker in 2006. As a retired dancer/choreographer and former project manager for organizations such as On the Boards, New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project, and DanceUSA, Steinwald brings significant expertise to the Walker’s contemporary dance program.

To Register

Registration is required online at members.walkerart.org, by e-mail to membership@walkerart.org, or by calling 612.375.7655.

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