Sure, this is the city of ethnic festivals, but if you want to dig deep into international ideas, there’s Nora Chipaumire’s dance-theater piece Miriam. Offered by Alverno Presents and the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Chipaumire’s outdoor performance – using the garden’s landscape to striking effect – is inspired by her childhood in Zimbabwe, and also draws ideas from the colonial novels of Joseph Conrad and the liberating music of Miriam Makeba. In 2012, The New York Times called her “an artist of ferocious intensity.”
Miriam (July 13). Lynden Sculpture Garden. 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., 414-446-8794, alvernopresents.alverno.edu.