Fall theater: Laurie Anderson and 'Appomattox'

  • by: GRAYDON ROYCE and ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 7, 2012 - 1:35 PM

LAURIE ANDERSON'S 'DIRTDAY!' Nov. 2-3 at Walker Art Center Ten years ago, after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, an introspective Laurie Anderson performed a piece at Walker Art Center called "Happiness," a most unusual theme for this stalwart of the music-and-performance avant-garde. Anderson returns to provocative form this year with "Dirtday!," a show of songs and hallucinatory musings that erupts from this year's bitter presidential contest. She addresses some of the charged themes that arise out of the crucible of U.S. politics by using references to feminism, Darwinism and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

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