The Art of Performance

Though we humans love to categorize art by genre, style, or performance type, art is a vague beast with lots of overlap. Take a dance performance, for example. Though we call it "dance," a dance performance is not simply a dance performance. Of course there are dancers who move and bend and twist in ways that the average person can only dream of. But there are also the costume designers, who create the fashion that the dancers wear, and the set designers, who create the look of the performance space. An artist may create posters to promote the show. Musicians may perform music that the dancers dance to. And a photographer, painter, or sculptor may be inspired to further create in reaction to a performance. "The Art of Performance" captures this inspiration, and will host a slew of artists who have birthed sculptures, paintings, sketches, and photography of performances including live rock and jazz shows, ballet and modern dance, and, of course, theater in the Twin Cities. Perhaps the art at this exhibit will inspire you to attend another show around town, and the circle will begin again. 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis; 612.378.8888. Open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Jan. 31, 2009

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