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Visionaries, iconoclasts, shapeshifters: announcing a bold new performing arts season

We have all been working very hard on putting together our next performing arts season for 2011/12, and are thrilled to share the details with you! This season features five premieres, six walker commissions, fresh global performance, and a  celebration of Merce Cunningham, as well as three mini-festivals: New Voices from the Congo, The Music of Vijay […]

We have all been working very hard on putting together our next performing arts season for 2011/12, and are thrilled to share the details with you!

This season features five premieres, six walker commissions, fresh global performance, and a  celebration of Merce Cunningham, as well as three mini-festivals: New Voices from the Congo, The Music of Vijay Iyer, and our annual Out There festival of alternative performance. See the full season listed here.

Highlights from performing arts curator Philip Bither:

“More than ever, the coming season reflects our commitment to support the freshest, most timely works and ideas by commissioning boundary-pushing artists—from large-scale visions by master innovators such as choreographer Bill T. Jones (in his own kind of tribute to Cunningham/Cage) to dynamic new creations by mid-career artists Big Dance Theater, Young Jean Lee, and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and including voices new to Minnesota and the Walker such as Rabih Mroué and Brooklyn indie folk heroes the Lisps. Fierce visionaries, iconoclasts, shapeshifters—the transnational and hyper-connected artists of the Walker’s 2011–2012 performing arts season boldly take us into the future.”

Want more in-depth, insider info?

We kick off our season this September with the annual insider preview: join Philip Bither in the McGuire Theater to hear about the details of each show, why it was selected, what you can expect, history on the artists, and behind-the-scenes info from the makers themselves. Afterward we chat in the Balcony Bar over a drink and share our enthusiasm for the upcoming projects. Good Times!

Click here to browse the full lineup on the Walker calendar.

Look for the full season brochure in July. Tickets for the 2011-2012 season go on sale July 19.