In January, I performed my Joan of Arc solo at Danceworks Dance Lab's Get It Out There.
In March, CODC perforrmed at the Maryland Ave Montessori School Fundraiser at the Historic Pabst Brewery.
In April, I constructed a Jazz Improvisation for Lake Arts Project at Danceworks Studio Theatre, under the direction of Karl von Rabenau and Jennifer Miller. Members of CODC performed in the show next to the Milwaukee Ballet Academy students. Then, the Joan of Arc- Iron/Fire/Breath production premiered at Marquette University's Helfaer Theatre which included dance, theatre, spoken word, and choral music, all performed by the MU students as a part of the $20,000 MU Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Grant that I received along with Connie Petersen, Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, Lynne Shumow, and Dr. Susan Mountin.
In May, I directed a solo created by and for Kassie Tiedjens, a student at both Milwaukee Ballet Academy and at Pius XI High School, at Fr. Carney Performing Art Center for the Pius XI High Spring Dance Concert. I also visited New York City to perform a solo at 92Y's 50th Anniversary of Fridays at Noon showcase.
In June, I returned to NYC to perform a solo in Spoke the Hub's Local Produce in Brooklyn. I, along with several members of CODC, was a guest artist with Danceworks Performance Company and Milwaukee Opera Theatre in their production of Bestiary at Lynden Sculpture Garden. I also taught and performed a solo in Madison with Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
In August, CODC performed 2 new works in the 2nd annual MKE Fringe Festival.
In September, I directed a structured improvisation with Marquette University Dance at the Haggerty Museum of Art Benefit at the Wisconsin Club.
In December, ON DISPLAY/Milwaukee will return to Marquette University's Haggerty Museum of Art with CODC and 12 additional movers/non-movers from Milwaukee's community. It is directed by NYC's HEIDI LATSKY DANCE and is performed on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Then, on December 12th, CODC will perform 2 works at the Pipe Organ Concert at The Church of the Gesu on Marquette University's Campus featuring the live organ music of Mark Konewko.
Thank you for your support in 2017!!!