‘What Remains’ on racial violence

“What Remains” transforms Claudia Rankine’s brilliant blend of poetry, criticism and essays about race into an interdisciplinary performance featuring video and dance. The 2017 piece draws on two of Rankine’s books — “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Citizen”, both published by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press — to investigate surveillance, micro-aggressions, erasure and violence faced by black Americans. The MacArthur “Genius” Fellow co-created the work herself with choreographer Will Rawls and filmmaker John Lucas. Performed by four dancers, this dreamlike, ghostly piece takes a lyrical approach to tackling racism. (8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl., Mpls., $28, 612-375-7600, walkerart.org.)