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Sage AwardS "State of the Field" address

This "State of the Field" address was given by Patrick Scully on October 11, 2011 at the invitation of the Sage Awards Committee, at the Cowles Center for Dance in Minneapolis.

Dear Friends, I have a couple of fun shows coming up! The idea is to have intelligent conversation, sort of like Charlie Rose, with great guests, and some guest artists.

Dancer, impresario, activist, bon vivant ~ Patrick Scully is a man of many hats, all worn with an abundance of style, gusto, and grace. Holding a crowd unassisted comes naturally to the charming Irishman; luckily for the Twin Cities' A&E world, he likes to share. Conversations with Patrick Scully finds him trading observations, stories, and reflections related to the creative life of our community with a dazzling array of insightful and articulate peers.


Varsity Theater
1308 4th St SE, Mpls

#1 Saturday April 9, 7:30 pm
#2 Friday April 15, 7:30 pm

$10 612 604-0222 or varsitytheater.org

Patrick Scully 612 205-1512




No matter how much you think you know about Robyne Robinson, you're bound to encounter new facets of the television personality, curator, and visual artist's wide-ranging mind when she joins Patrick on April 9th. A pair of trios by acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and educator Leah Nelson, along with an all-too-rare appearance by pan-electronica shamans Keston and Westdal, promise to render an already memorable occasion even more so.



John Killacky has been anything but idle since leaving the Walker Art Center nearly a decade ago. Now ensconced at the San Francisco Foundation, the arts administrator extraordinaire brings his Lambda Literary Award winning anthology ~ Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories ~ to April 15's conversation, along with a new film and an unparalled overview of last decade's culture wars and their aftermath. Humphrey Institute scholar and nationally-recognized art scene observer Ann Markusen joins the pair for what promises to be a thoroughly enlightening exchange. Leslie Ball enlivens the evening further with a pair of captivating musical interludes.

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