As many of you know, I am currently in Minneapolis, MN touring with Shelter Repertory Theatre for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. It has been a fantastic experience and inspiring artistic retreat! I wish it would never end…but I guess change is growth, so onward and upward.

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Aside from dancing with a wonderfully talented and delightful group of dancers, I have absolutely loved our rehearsal and living arrangement here is Minneapolis. We are staying at the United Theological Seminary and rehearsing in their Bigelow Chapel. It is a stunning piece of contemporary architecture and so inspiring to work in! Rehearsing and performing in such an environment creates a beautiful atmosphere of expression. I snapped a few photos of the interior and exterior of the chapel as well as the grass labyrinth outside the chapel (for meditation and spiritual contemplation).

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

And the labyrinth…not only a unique landscape feature but a challenging walk, as well.

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Here’s a glimpse of our informal Ice-Cream Social performance on the lawn for the UTS students, staff and community members. It was an awesome performance experience!!

Photo Credit: Drew Merkel & Hilary Walker

Photo Credit: Drew Merkel

There is also a meditation courtyard on campus…

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

In short, this space is a truly inspiring piece of architecture and design and I’m looking forward to every upcoming rehearsal over the next week and a half.

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

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