Northrop MOVES Online: The Value of Artistic Collaborations

Apr 15, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Northrop MOVES Online. During these past four weeks of social distancing and working remotely, I’ve been thinking a great deal about the value of artistic collaborations. Collaboration is one of Northrop’s organizational values because it allows us to create unique opportunities for exponential impact. When we pool the varied resources of multiple artists and arts organizations, we see the emergence of exploration, discovery, and creative outcomes that could never be achieved by any one individual or organization alone. In that spirit, we are working together with several local arts organizations and national dance companies to create and present some very exciting projects in the coming seasons. I can’t wait to share more with you on that when we're ready to reveal our next season of Northrop Presents. Watch your e-mail over the next few weeks to find out when we will be making that announcement!

In the meantime, I want to bring you back to one of the most unique collaborations in recent years between the Walker Art Center and Northrop when together we joined forces to bring you Le Patin Libre’s performance of Vertical Influences. If you had the opportunity to join us for one of their four performances at either the Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena in Golden Valley or at the Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena in St. Paul, you will share in my excitement that the company has made available to us the film version of Vertical—one half of what they performed here last April. This film was first broadcasted on BBC2 in Jan 2018 and has had over 1 million hits on the company’s website. Enjoy!

I look forward with great anticipation to the day when we can throw open our doors and welcome you back in person. In the meantime, please stay safe, healthy, connected, and inspired.

Gratefully,

Kari Schloner

Director of Northrop

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