Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.
This week's Art Hounds are on the trail of an epic Indian/Indonesian dance at the Walker, a play about guardian angels confronting a dying god and a familiar 90s alt rock voice making a swing through Minneapolis.
Bill Caperton is a musician, talent buyer for the Turf Club and 501 Club and a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.
Bill's gig of the week happens this Saturday, Oct. 3, when singer songwriter Hope Sandoval and her band "The Warm Inventions" make a stop at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. You may remember Sandoval's old band Mazzy Star and its '90s alt-rock classic, "Fade Into You."
Sandy Agustin serves as artistic director of the Neighborhood House on St. Paul's west side and is also an arts consultant.
You'll find Sandy at the Walker Art Center on Friday, Oct. 2 for "Dhvee," a sprawling production blending the Indian movement of Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance with the music of a Balinese gamelan orchestra. "Dhvee" opens Thursday night, Oct. 1 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 4.
Heather Meyer is a Twin Cities-based actor, playwright and improvisor. Heather has nothing but praise for the Jose Rivera's absurdist play "Marisol," and the company that's performing it, Theatre Pro Rata.
The play focuses on what happens to the main character, Marisol, when her guardian angel leaves to join a plot to overthrow a god who's lost his grip on the world. "Marisol" is on stage at St. Paul's Gremlin Theatre from Oct. 3 - Oct. 18.