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The 2018 Right Here Showcase

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Off-Leash Art Box

4200 East 54th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55417

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The Right Here Showcase returns for its fourth year, showcasing Minnesota's most original voices in contemporary performing arts.





"This year's lineup includes some of the area's smartest, most provocative art makers over two weekends." - Linda Shapiro, City Pages



The Right Here Showcase returns to present and celebrate the wealth of performing arts excellence right here in Minnesota. Through a public call, and a panel review, four artists have been commissioned to present a new work of contemporary performance especially for the Showcase. The Right Here Showcase runs from May 10-20, 2018 at the Off-Leash Art Box, a brand new intimate contemporary performance venue.

Full festival details are posted RIGHT HERE.

Led by Artistic Producer Paul Herwig, co-artistic director of Ivey & Sage Award-winning dance & theater company Off-Leash Area, The Right Here Showcase provides our community it’s only annual juried platform to support Minnesota-based, mid-career contemporary performing artists, and to introduce new audiences to their work.




WEEKEND ONE: May 10th - 11th - 12th @ 8pm, & 13th @ 5pm

  • Charles Campbell - theater artist
  • Erinn Liebhard - dance artist


WEEKEND TWO: May 17th - 18th - 19th @ 8pm, & 20th @ 5pm

  • Rory Wakemup - visual art performance
  • Brian J. Evans - dance & community activism citizen artist




The 2018 Showcase line-up features artists representing a wide range of disciplines, with Charles Campbell, long time co-artistic director of the cerebral and unsettling Skewed Visions site specific performance company; Rory Wakemup, whose spectacular native regalia & pop culture hybrids in community engagement actions are both stunning and subversive; choreographer Erinn Liebhard, who inventively brings groove-driven movement improvisation from the dance floor to the stage; and the ever generous spirit of dancer and Citizen Artist Brian J. Evans in his so long (for now!) to Minneapolis - all on one stage for two weekends this Spring.


“In our community there are a lot of opportunities for emerging talents and support for established artists, but no platform that specifically addresses artists in the middle of their careers. Yet nearly every significant artistic community in the country has some juried festival that focuses on, or at least includes, local and regional artists on the same bill as their national and international counterparts - except here, and until now. I believe there is a real niche and a real need for a festival like this, and these artists are right here in the Twin Cities for us to recognize and to celebrate. So let's do it." - Artistic Producer Paul Herwig




"By calling this showcase Right Here, Paul has invited a comparison to the Walker’s Out There series, which brings to Minnesota some of the craziest performance work they can find from all over the world. As I said, I am completely in support of pointing out that we have our own incredible, boundary-pushing, strong-voiced mid-career artists right here in Minnesota who are willing to go as far “out there” as any artists in the world...It’s a showcase that Paul hopes to make annual, and—-at least from the first two shows that I witnessed—-there is no question that the talent has really been Right Here all along. " - Alan Berks, MN Playlist




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