Art Hounds: Candy Cane, Hijack, and peace on our minds

This week: A one-man “Christmas  Carol” in Mankato, a potent Minneapolis dance collaboration marks 20 years, and portraits and peace at the Southern Theater.

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Imagine a performer reciting Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” while accompanying himself on viola. It sounds difficult but very intriguing to Mankato musician and music teacher Amanda Wirig. Amanda’s going to see the Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s Candy Cane Concert, which includes a performance by Chicago musician and actor Frank Babbit of the Dickens holiday classic. Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

chriss chlichtingChoreographer and performer Chris Schlichting has always loved the high brow/low brow tension in the work of the Minneapolis dance partnership, Hijack, and its unpredictability. Hijack is celebrating 20 years of performance with a new piece entitled “Redundant, Ready, Reading, Radish, Redeye.” Dec. 5 – 7 at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater.

sara_rubinstein-case_lrThe traveling exhibition “A Peace of My Mind,” is making a stop at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 5. Minneapolis photographer Sara Rubenstein thinks it shouldn’t be missed. Minnesota Photographer John Noltner shot penetrating portraits of a range of subjects from different backgrounds and asked them what ‘peace’ meant to them. The event will culminate with a square dance, with music provided by the Roe Family Singers.

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