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CWDC at ... Dances at the Lake Festival

Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2022 — 7:00 pm


Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 pm TU Dance Center 2121 University Avenue W., St Paul, MN 55114

Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres and an informal studio showing of sections from a new work in progress that addresses the theme of overcoming loss and adversity.  A dialogue between Christopher, the dancers and the audience will punctuate the performance.

Admission: $15. Space is limited. Reservations: 612.670.0839 or

The Company: Johnny Bates, Megan Bridges, Kelsey Hanstad, Sarah Hauss, Becky Heist, Catlin Murphy, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Jennifer Mack, Lori Mercil, Ryan Parent, John Surber, Anne-Marie Wittenberg

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. The building is on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building’s east side. Parking anywhere in front of the FACE of TU Dance Center is OK, and along the parking lot entrance, and near the wall… We can’t use any parking spots in front of the car shop repair next to TUDC, nor anything that belongs to Subway (fenced lot). The other parking lot we can use is in the north side of the building… accessed through Vandalia and Charles Avenue.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN









Ashley Narum & Catlin Henderson. Lakes 2

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 Schuhwerck, 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 


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.

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.

CWDC performed for enthusiastic audiences at Dances on the Lakewalk in Duluth - July 8 and 9, 2022.

Dance and Drinks

October 8, 2017

15th Annual Dances at the Lake Festival

July 8-9, 2016, 7:00 PM

Minneapolis, MN – The Christopher Watson Dance Company presents the 15th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival—two free concerts at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9.

The Rose Garden is located at Lyndale Park Gardens, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis 55409.

Go to the following Mapquest URL to locate the Rose Garden: map

For more information, go to:

Call: 612.670.0839 or email:

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.

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