Morgan Thorson at the Walker Art Center Bobby Rogers


Morgan Thorson and Alan Sparhawk: Public Love

Daily from Dec. 6-8
8 p.m.
Dance, Music

Since relocating from New York to Minneapolis in 1992, dance maker Morgan Thorson has developed a rep for work that combines intellectual rigor, theatrical flair, and choreographic audacity. Thorson co-creates with her dancers, gives them power and choice, and comes out of an open-ended process with works of formal beauty and architectural power. That’s a rare achievement. For her second Walker commission, Thorson picks the brains of a mighty cadre of performers, including Jessica Cressey, Non Edwards, Sam Jonson, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Valerie Oliveiro, Allie Hankins, and writer Casey Llewellyn. Public Love celebrates tactility—the reciprocity of touch and our need for it in these divisive times. A sound score by Alan Sparhawk of Low, combined with some pop songs and plenty of sculptural elements and visual surprises, should make this production a love fest and a half.