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Choreographers’ Evening: 40 Years and Counting

Thanksgiving weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the Walker’s celebrated program Choreographers’ Evening. To mark this milestone, curators Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully put together an evening that spanned the decades. Choreographers remounted previous works and debuted new works that reflected on the past. Their vision brought together a diverse mix of various genres, music, […]

Thanksgiving weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the Walker’s celebrated program Choreographers’ Evening. To mark this milestone, curators Aparna Ramaswamy and Patrick Scully put together an evening that spanned the decades. Choreographers remounted previous works and debuted new works that reflected on the past. Their vision brought together a diverse mix of various genres, music, and inspirations that highlighted the richness within the Twin Cities dance community.

Ranee Ramaswamy of Ragamala Music and Dance Theater with co-curator Patrick Scully

Assistant curator of Performing Arts Michèle Steinwald with Choreographers’ Evening co-curator Aparna Ramaswamy

Nor Hall (right)

Christine Maginnis (right)

After the shows, choreographers, dancers, and audience members mingled in Gather, enjoying drinks and great conversations.

Dancer Megan McClellan and friend

Dancer/ choreographers Timmy Wagner and Stephanie Stoumbelis of Third Coast Collective

Olive Bieringa (center) of the BodyCartography Project discusses the show with Timmy Wagner, Taja Will, and Kimberly Lesik of Third Coast Collective

Dancer/ choreographer Blake Nellis (right of center) and friends

Choreographer Luke Olson-Elm and his dancers Stephanie Wise and Galen Higgins, with a group of their students