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Philip Bither on Sarah Michelson’s Devotion



TALK DANCE host Justin Jones speaks with McGuire Senior Curator for Performing Arts, Philip Bither about Sarah Michelson’s Devotion, her new work inspired by the text of playwright/director Richard Maxwell.

Timecode/Topics

00:50 / Sarah Michelson (Daylight (for Minneapolis)) and Richard Maxwell (Joe)’s History with the Walker Art Center

04:10 / Background on the beginnings of Devotion

05:35 / The experience of watching a Sarah Michelson choreography

08:40 / Philip’s thoughts on Richard Maxwell’s work

12:00 / The nature of the Collaboration between Sarah Michelson and Richard Maxwell

14:00 / Risk and accessibility

18:50 / Is it just dance about dance?

21:00 / How a non-dance audience might approach watching Devotion

26:30 / And what ever happened to those large portraits from the Daylight set?