Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido performed "Still Standing You," in week 2 of Out There/Photo by Phile Deprez


Was it the weather? Or has the Walker Art Center finally gotten it right after more than 25 years of running the Out There series. Whatever, the Walker announced that attendance for the four-weekend series of edgy performance art and theater hit a record last month.

The Walker sold 3,077 tickets to the 12 performances. That compares favorably to last year’s numbers, 1,805 and the previous record of 2,735 in 2012.

Philip Bither, the Walker’s senior curator for performing arts, was understandably pleased that, “So many found the works to be full of new ideas, worthy provocation and sometimes great fun.”