Weekend outlook: olympic

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Becky Brunning in “The Olympic Gene” at Bryant Lake Bowl

Becky Brunning and her great-grandfather, Welsh Olympian, William LeBeau were born exactly 100 years apart. He won a medal for gymnastics in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics; she can “see” the London 2012 stadium from her bedroom window (well if that building wasn’t in the way). Inspired by such fortuitous serendipity, The Olympic Gene engages her sporting heritage, examines the legacy of one of Wales’ first medal winners and demonstrates just how far DNA can take you. Performances are tonight and Saturday at Bryant Lake Bowl.

Get your fill of corpulent naked ladies in lush settings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.” The show opens Sunday and runs through May 1.

Have you seen Black Swan? Then consider checking out the dance that inspired it; the Voronezh State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Swan Lake at the Northrop Auditorium tonight.

Altered Esthetics presents “Online (Dis)Connect,” a show in which artists evaluate the pros and cons of technology and its impact on human thought, identity, and interaction. Opens Friday night at 7pm.

Form + Content Gallery presents Wee Cabaret, a performing arts series featuring three 20-30 minute performances by Ill Chemistry, Jennifer Isle/Offleash Area, Jelloslave, and Frank Theatre, followed by a reception and Q&A between the artists and audience.

The Grand Hand Gallery in Saint Paul presents “Handprinted” a group show of master printers including Charles Beck and Nick Wroblewski.

So what are you doing this weekend?

  • Perilous

    “Corpulent ladies?” Two of the greatest artistic masterpieces the world has ever known and this is how Minnesota Public Radio describes them?

    How very American of you. All act, no class.

    Why on EARTH did I EVER donate money to you?

  • Marianne Combs

    Dear Perilous -

    As someone who rejoices at the sight of women who are not as skinny as twigs being adored in masterworks, I thought no offense in using the word corpulent – I just thought it was accurate.