Jan. 10-12 Rude Mechs, "The Method Gun"

The series opener brings thrills and spills as this Austin, Texas-based group of daredevils applies a fictitious and dangerous form of method acting called "The Approach."

Jan. 17-19 She She Pop, "Testament"

An all-woman German collective performs its version of "King Lear" -- with the performers' real fathers on stage.

Jan. 24-26 Trajal Harrell and collaborators, "(M)imosa --Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church (M)"

A mash-up of modern dance and Voguing, a "frenetic free- for-all that bounces from soul music to sculptural acrobatics" and features a drag version of Prince's "Darling Nikki."

Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Back to Back Theatre, "Ganesh Versus the Third Reich"

An elephant-headed god goes to Germany to reclaim the swastika, originally a Hindu symbol, from the Nazis. This indie production, acted by an ensemble that includes people with mental disabilities, has drawn raves in its native Australia and London.

(All shows at 8 p.m., Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., $18-$22, 612-375-7600, or walkerart.org.)