Celebrating its fiftieth year, the Walker Art Center’s annual showcase of local dance, Choreographers’ Evening, returns to the McGuire stage this November. Co-curators Judith Howard and Alanna Morris also make their return, having both presented solo works in the 1980s and 2010s, respectively. Opening up their curatorial process, Howard and Morris sat down to discuss the impact this annual tradition has had on their work and the Twin Cities dance community.
Judith Howard has been making dances in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years and her work has been presented at numerous venues, nationally and internationally, including the Walker Art Center, the Southern Theater, 9×22 Dance Lab, the NY Improvisation Festival and the Festival of Contemporary Dance in Yaroslavl, Russia. Howard is currently a professor in dance at Carleton College, where she is the chair of the Theater and Dance Department and director of the Dance Program.
Alanna Morris is a Dancer-Choreographer, Educator, Artist Organizer, and Curator. Morris danced with TU Dance (St. Paul) under Artistic Directors, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands from 2007–2017. In 2020, they served as the company’s Artistic Associate and is a founding teaching artist at the School at TU Dance Center. She is a Visiting Professor of Dance at Carleton College and a graduate of the Juilliard School and LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts (NY).
Audition Announcement for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Choreographers’ Evening, Curated by Judith Howard and Alanna Morris
June 29 – August 15, 2022