Our 2019 Performance Line Up Is Here!
WHEN: Sundays at 6:30 p.m. June through August
WHERE: Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan
COST: $5 suggested donation – free for children under 12
In addition to our main parking lot at 1220 Diffley Road, performance parking is available at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic fields (unless noted). Banners and signs will be posted. Walking distance to amphitheater is a hilly 5-minute hike from either entrance. Golf carts are available to transport guests with mobility needs.
The Summer Performance Series provides the community with access to music, theater and dance performances by artists of diverse ethnic and artistic backgrounds. It is Caponi Art Park’s goal to present affordable quality arts programming that brings a broad audience together in a shared sense of community. The series takes place in CAP’s Theater in the Woods outdoor amphitheater on Sunday evenings. All ages are welcome with $5 suggested admission per person and free for children under 12.
For 2019 CAP is switching roles from presenter to co-creator and working with artists Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist New Music, Siama Matuzungidi, and Electric Machete Studio to create immersive experiences for the audience that go beyond a single art form or culture. CAP is also working with Loudi Rivamonte, intercultural consultant, and community members to develop opening engagement activities that invite conversation and interaction.
2019 Summer Performance Series Schedule
“Summer Rain” by Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist
Held on Sunday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A Collaborative Performance by Nirmala Rajasekar and Zeitgeist, SUMMER RAIN features five works that blend Indian Classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music. Each piece focuses on a different facet of musical traits, similarities and differences between the two musical cultures. Interwoven throughout the performance are discussion, demonstration, and participation designed to deepen the audience’s understanding of both musical cultures. An opening community engagement activity will be designed that relates to the performance.
Siama’s Congo Roots
Held on Sunday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This group features the music of Siama Matuzungidi—a unique fusion of a colorful palette of musical influences with traditional Congolese music, resulting in an uplifting and spirited tapestry filled with lush textures and dramatic nuance. In addition to the opening activity Jorge Amerigo and CAP staff will curate a pop-up visual art/photo exhibit open to Twin Cities and community artists.
Electric Machete Studio
Held on Sunday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(EMS) Artist members of EMS will create a site-specific immersive experience featuring contemporary and experimental work rooted in traditional Latinx and Indigenous art methods. Drawing elements from their community art happenings (improvised performance events), art exhibits, and intergenerational workshops there will be music, visual art, hands-on activities, food, and movement. CultureBrokers and community members will work closely with EMS to develop an opening activity that is an extension of the experience.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.