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May 5

Beth Gill

“It’s difficult to convey in words how Gill’s work is both crystalline and earthy, spare, yet complex.”


  • Friday–Saturday, May 5–6
  • 8 pm
  • $22 ($17.60 Walker members)
  • McGuire Theater

Known for her exacting rigor and mesmerizing precision, Bessie Award–winner Beth Gill makes choreography that is spare yet playful, stark yet beautiful. In Brand New Sidewalk, Gill teams up with composer Jon Moniaci and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to create a sparse and elegant diptych born of questioning the value of formalism in dance. This evocative new piece for four dancers explores themes…

May 12

Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse

“With strains of Parker and Coltrane, Bartók, and the musics of the Middle East and China ... [Natal Eclipse’s performance] was something beautiful, indeed essential.”

—The Nation

  • Friday, May 12
  • 8 pm
  • $32 ($25.60 Walker members)
  • McGuire Theater

Composer/bandleader/saxophonist Steve Coleman, hailed as “one of the most rigorously conceptual thinkers in improvised music” (New York Times), heads a new hybrid chamber-jazz ensemble that explores the very foundations of group improvisation and spontaneous composition. Coleman’s eight-member all-star ensemble includes Matt Mitchell (piano), Greg Chudzik (bass), Roman Filiu (tenor saxophone), Rane Moore…

May 18

Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio)

“Adebimpe hasn’t lost his appreciation for the visual arts, or his drive to express himself in realms other than music.”

—Stereogum Digest

  • Thursday–Saturday, May 18–20
  • 8 pm
  • $30 ($25 Walker members)
  • McGuire Theater

Frontman and artistic ace of the eclectic indie rock band TV on the Radio, Tunde Adebimpe creates a universe of song, story, and animation. Conceived of as a hero’s narrative pushed through a psychedelic fever dream, the surreal A Warm Weather Ghost unravels and bewilders. Be captivated as a crew of guest musicians and vocalists, narration, and large-scale projected visual art and animation by…

July 13

Momentum: New Dance Works 2017

“The Momentum Dance series has been an important platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the Twin Cities for the past decade.”

—Star Tribune

  • Thursday–Saturday, July 13–22
  • 8 pm
  • $20
  • Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators. Past performances have been described as representing “the diversity and strength of Twin Cities dance” where, with a “sense of trained, intentional risk, this shared moment of vulnerability and…