Wellspring Dance of Kalamazoo will bring modern dance to the Dogwood Center on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature new works and classic Wellspring repertory.
One of the dance selections, "Citadel" describes the difficulty humankind has in coming to consensus within our communities, and includes a beautiful piano score by Chad Lawson. The program will also include a flowing quartet, "Now is the Masterpiece," originally performed at RADFest 2017.
Now in its 37th season, Wellspring Dance performs throughout the year, providing a unique and authentic voice in modern dance which serves to inspire, engage and educate. Wellspring also presents the annual Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival highlighting emerging and established contemporary dance artists from throughout the Midwest and beyond. Wellspring offers dance classes to youth and adults alike and holds dance intensives and dance camps each summer.
Dancers at the performance at the Dogwood Center will include Alexis Harris, Rachel Miller, Dasan Mitchell, Carolyn Rabbers, Jasmine Statzer and Maddie Korff.
Cori Terry, Wellspring's founder and Artistic Director, was born in Brooklyn and attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her dance training in New York City and joined the Erick Hawkins Dance Company in 1974. Cori performed and taught in major cities throughout the United States and Europe. In 1980, Cori came to Kalamazoo as artist-in-residence at Western Michigan University. Then, in the 1980-81 season she formed Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers.
Highlights of Wellspring's history include critically acclaimed performances and collaborations with Artichoke Dance Company and Naumburg-winning eighth blackbird of New York, Zephyr Dance and XSIGHT! of Chicago, Susan Van Pelt from the University of Ohio, Detroit Dance Collective, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Ariel Dance Company, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cavani String Quartet.
Tickets are $15.00 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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