The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium has announced an eclectic roster of global acts with roots from different continents and headlined by, among others, folk singer Arlo Guthrie and choreographer Meredith Monk.
The 2015-2016 line-up kicks off with the premiere of “Roktim: Nurture Incarnadine,” an evening-length concert created by choreographer Ananya Chatterjea (pictured right), visual artist Seitu Jones and behavioral artist Marcus Young. The show, which honors the agricultural work of women, runs Sep. 18-19.
Next up is “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” by Rhythmic Circus, a Twin Cities troupe that is currently on “America’s Got Talent.” The company has gained a following for its percussive carnival (Oct. 9).
Rita Mustaphi’s Katha Dance Theatre will premiere “Pourish — The Masculine,” about a princess with a dual masculine and feminine nature (Oct. 23-24).
Arlo Guthrie’s appearance is co-presented with the Dakota (Oct. 25).
Maureen Fleming, the transcendental dancer, choreographer and performance artist, brings “B. Madonna” to the Twin Cities. A “multimedia meditation on miracles,” the piece features text by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and celebrated minimalist composer Philip Glass (Nov. 7).
The O’Shaughnessy line-up includes a return engagement by celebrated Minnesota-based company TU Dance, which will premiere a new work by Italian-Canadian choreographer Gioconda Barbuto (Nov. 20-22).
The holiday show will feature Katie McMahon’s “Celtic Christmas” with special guest Peter Ostroushko (Dec. 11).
The O’Shaughnessy will feature Tina Packer’s “Women of Will,” a lecture-demonstration in which she interrogates Shakespeare’s most famous female characters (Feb. 4, 2016) as well as “A Night in Ancient and New China,” a classical music concert featuring Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet, plus accomplished Chinese composer Zhao Jiping alongside his son, Zhao Lin.
The performers will render famous scores of Chinese cinema, including “Raise the Red Lantern and “Farewell My Concubine” (Feb. 20, 2016).
The O’Shaughnessy’s next stop is West Africa by way of Brazil, as it welcomes Contempo Physical Dance, a Twin Cities-based Afro-Brazilian company that will debut new works by Senegalese-French choreographer Patrick Acogny (Feb. 26-27, 2016)
Acoustic guitar master Shaun Hopper plays a concert (March 18, 2016) while a trio of songwriters consisting of Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell celebrate American songwriting (March 28, 2015)
The final event is the season is Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble performing "The Soul's Messenger." This celebration of new music is co-presented with Walker Art Center (April 15, 2016).
Tickets of varying prices go on sale Thursday. 651-690-6700 or online.