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PREVIEW: Women of Substance Festival (St. Catherine University)

The year 2016 has many milestones, but in the case of St. Catherine’s University it marks the 20th anniversary of the university’s celebrated Women of Substance Series. For two decades, this series has brought a brilliant succession of work by and featuring women to St. Paul, filling the O’Shaughnessy with innovative and inspirational art, ideas, and challenges. What comes next? A festival celebrating women working in the arts, sciences, and literature!

Meredith Monk (2nd from left) and her Vocal Ensemble.
Meredith Monk (2nd from left) and her Vocal Ensemble.

From April 15-24, St. Kate’s will play host to “Charting a Course: Women’s Journeys,” a 10-day festival featuring lectures, panel discussions, art exhibitions, and musical and theatrical performances. The festival opens April 15 with a special performance by Meredith Monk, one of the most influential and truly interdisciplinary figures in contemporary American music and dance. (Monk will also speak about her career and artistic work on April 14 at the Walker Art Museum.) The closing bookend is an April 24 performance by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo. In-between are book readings, gallery displays, conversations with hydrologists, sketch comedy, a play, and more.

  • Watch Angelique Kidjo’s music video for “We Are One,” for Disney’s The Lion King 2

The complete Women of Substance Festival schedule is available online.

 

 

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