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Out There 2012
How does the Walker’s Out There series reflect or reject broader performing arts currents in the Unites States and around the globe? Walker staff writer Julie Caniglia tests the waters surrounding the quartet of theatrical freethinkers appearing at this 24th annual festival of adventurous performance.
Performance is by nature slippery—the work exists only in the moment of its enactment; later, as something remembered or recounted in stories, it’s filtered through someone’s lens. So, if you’re a museum like the Walker that “collects” performing arts, where does this leave you? With plenty of questions and access to top thinkers in the field.
A Tragicomedy for All Seasons
Video projections, a beer-swigging Herakles, a sample from the movie His Girl Friday: Big Dance Theater’s Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar discuss the choices they made in adapting Euripides’ 438 BC tragicomedy Alkestis to give it resonance today.