"There's a quiet rhythm to the group dancing. Repeating choreographic phrases pulse, swirl, arc and reach with a seamless continuity."
—Camille LeFevre, Minneapolis Star Tribune
CHRISTOPHER WATSON DANCE COMPANY presents:
February 24, 7:30 p.m.
February 25, 2:00 p.m.
February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Resurgence features dances by Christopher Watson, Becky Heist, Anne-Marie Wittenberg, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Jennifer Mack, Genevieve Waterbury and guest choreographers Thern Anderson and Erin Thompson. The dances address themes of the intricacies of relationships, resilience in the face of challenge, and reconnecting in a world changed by the pandemic. Musical accompaniment includes selections from J.S. Bach, Handel’s Water Music, contemporary composers George Hurd and Kerry Muzzey, and music icons Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and George Michael. The concert also includes a dance film by Becky Heist inspired by an old tree trunk and a young red bird. The multi-generational 19-member cast includes company members Anne-Marie Wittenberg, Genevieve Waterbury, Christopher Watson, Leeah Shuhwerck, Hai Dang Nguyen, Catlin Murphy, Lori Mercil, Jennifer Mack, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Becky Heist, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Gerry Girouard, Kendall Edstrom, and Megan Bridges, and guest artists Thern Anderson, McKayla Murphy Zelaya, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Allison Retterath and Erin Thompson.
Christopher Watson Dance Company embraces the diverse and multigenerational composition of its artists whose ages range from 20-something to 70-something. This is the company’s 32nd season of performances.
General admission tickets: $20
available via thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets.
Where: TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
For more information contact: Anne-Marie Wittenberg at (651)341-4774.
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Dances at the Lake Festival
Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2022 — 7:00 pm
What: Christopher Watson Dance Company will perform in the 20th annual Dances at the Lake Festival—two free concerts at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet, presented by the Ray Terrill Dance Group. The festival features a variety of dance forms performed by both professional adult and youth companies. The “stage” for the shows is the large grassy area between the two fountains near the Rose Garden at Lyndale Park Garden. CWDC will perform “Sideways,” choreographed by Christopher Watson and Becky Heist along with dancers Anne-Marie Wittenberg, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Lori Mercil, Jennifer Mack, Gerry Girouard, and Megan Bridges.
Where: Lake Harriet Rose Garden
Lyndale Park Gardens
4124 Roseway Road
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Link to Festival website: www.dancesatthelakefestival.com
CWDC performed for enthusiastic audiences at Dances on the Lakewalk in Duluth - July 8 and 9, 2022.