It's FINALLY happening!
Postcard mailer for "Stripe Tease" at Walker Art Center.
An snapshot from our summer 2014 residency at Walker Art Center.
"Named Best Choreographer in 2013 by City Pages and steadily gaining national attention, Chris Schlichting creates beautifully designed, meticulously constructed dance worlds combining movement, visual art, and music. Building on a commission for the Walker’s 25th-anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013, he collaborates with rock/pop guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird) and his band Alpha Consumer, which includes Mike Lewis and JT Bates, whose repetition of musical phrasing is a perfect foil for Schlichting’s movement art. The collaboration also features Minnesota-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and paintings strike a magical balance between childlike playfulness and dark yearnings.Crafting a deeply satisfying mix of patterns and set structures, large-scale spectacle and delicate intimacy, recurrence and surprise, Schlichting’s newest work Stripe Tease embraces and slyly subverts dance history. Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN)." - Walker Art Center
Chris and Jeremy are supermodels but I am not quitting my day job. (Woof!) Photo by Gene Pittman for Walker Art Center.
Making stripes during our Dec 2014 residency at Carleton College.
"Set Design" for Rag Den in the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden.
For this new iteration of the performance we have completely transformed the set design, music and performances to bring the piece in to the McGuire Theater at WAC.
We are so excited to FINALLY share this piece with you!
(Photo of the balcony view swiped from WalkerArt.org)
Our lighting wizard Joe Levasseur.
Making stripes during our Dec 2014 residency at Carleton College. We couldn't have pulled it off without Caitlin Dippo and Katrina Matejcik!
Please join us!
Date February 19-21, 2015
Time 8 pm
Place McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center
Price $25 ($22 Walker members)
Oh and did I mention we are taking this show on the road?! Next up we'll be at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX in April (free show!)
Thank you for reading. Hope to see you at the Walker.