Art Hounds: Shujaat Khan, Hofesh Shechter, and a meditation on terminal illness

hofeshshechter.jpgHofesh Shechter dance troupe (Photo © Gabriele Zucca, courtesy of Northrop Dance)

The hounds’ highlights have a global dimension this week as they touch on a dance piece from an Israeli-born choreographer who lives in the UK, a sitar virtuoso from India and a one-man show by a New York actor.

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Harris headshot.jpgIt’s finally here for writer and vocalist David Jordan Harris, the dance concert he’s been looking forward to all fall. Hofesh Shechter, the celebrated UK dance troupe founded by the Israeli-born choreographer with the same name, has won international raves for its latest production, “Political Mother.” Hofesh Shechter will perform the piece at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30pm, presented by Northrop Dance and the Walker Art Center.

20110526_wingert_33.jpgTwin Cities actor Sally Wingert has gotten to know New York actor Michael Milligan through their work on the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Appomattox.” Wingert says Milligan’s one-man show, “Mercy Killers” will be a moving, terrific night of theater. It’s about a man coming to terms with his wife’s terminal illness. One night only on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:00pm, at Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis.

david whetstone.JPGMinneapolis sitar player and teacher David Whetstone has an intimate understanding of the music of Indian sitar master Shujaat Khan, because he studied with Shujaat’s father, the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. David says Khan’s smooth singing and virtuosity on his instrument will both soothe and thrill the audience. Shujaat Khan is performing this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7pm, at Normandale Community College’s Performing Arts Center.

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