David Neumann/advanced beginner group
Thursday–Saturday, January 31–February 2, 8 pm (post-show Q&A Friday)
$20 ($16; $14 Thursday Walker members)
“An elegant, spatially adept meditation . . . and yes, relax, it’s wildly funny.”
—New York Times
Featuring live music by avant-garde composer Eve Beglarian, David Neumann’s challenging and humorous piece reimagines the athletic event as contemporary performance, usurping the rules, strategies, movement, and behaviors of major American sports. At the intersection of sport and dance, Neumann’s diverse cast and Beglarian’s trombone choir explore themes such as the physicality of aggression and the mind’s relationship to time. (For an interview with Neumann, see page 24.)
Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN). Feed Forward is an NPN Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center in partnership with Alverno College, the Flynn Center for the Arts, and the NPN, and supported by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund. Additional funds provided by the Moore Family Fund for the Arts of The Minneapolis Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Walker Art Center’s Dance Season is sponsored by Gray Plant Mooty.