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Danceworks is proud to present…

Winter of Gratitude

This fully virtual dance performance is presented by the performing artists of Danceworks Performance MKE, Danceworks Youth Performance Company and 50+ Performance Workshop. 

 

Winter of Gratitude is made possible by:
Season Sponsors Jane Lewis & Mickey Maier
Supporting Film Sponsors Bob Balderson and Anonymous

 

Inspired by the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s exhibit, Tokens of Appreciation.


About the series:

Danceworks Performance MKE, along with Danceworks Youth Performance Company and dancers from the 50+ Performance Workshop will present a four-part dance-for-camera series, Winter of Gratitude. The series is filmed and edited by veteran DPMKE artist and filmmaker Christal Wagner, with original music by Milwaukee composer, Lawton Hall. Featuring 32 intergenerational dancers, spanning 7 decades and lifetimes of experience, the heart of this project is to share stories of gratitude, connect generations and build a stronger community.

 

More about rehearsal and filming process:

Each dancer from the cast selected a personal memento – or Token of Appreciation – that was the inspiration for a short dance. During intergenerational Zoom rehearsals, dancers shared their stories of gratitude and taught their dances to one another. The dancers then met in small groups for socially distant filming sessions at iconic, outdoor locations in Milwaukee.

 

Meet the composer: Lawton Hall

Lawton Hall is a composer and audio engineer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is interested in the confluence of of human and non-human actors in the creation and dissemination of music, and his creative practice and research explores memory and perception through technology, acoustics, and generative processes.

Recent works include compositions for Hypercube, Ensemble Dal Niente, the So Percussion Summer Institute, and cellist Ashley Walters. Lawton’s early mentors include Pauline Oliveros and Ben Johnston, and he has participated in lessons and masterclasses with Osnat Netzer, Hilda Paredes, Donnacha Dennehy, and Dan Trueman. Since 2016 he has owned and operated Chair Company, a recording studio in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood where he produces music for bands, filmmakers, and commercial clients.

Lawton is currently pursuing masters degrees in music composition and music history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee where he is a student of Phillip Sink.

 

Ticket Info:

Tickets for Parts I-IV will be made available to purchase starting at 7am on the scheduled release date. The video will premiere the same day at 7pm. Ticket sales will remain open from date of release until March 20, 2021 at 12am.

 

At the time of purchase, patrons will be emailed a PDF ticket that will contain the link to the online film. Use the emailed video link for unlimited viewing from the day of release until 12am on March 20, 2021. One ticket is required per video.

 

Please note: Ticket purchases will be made on our pay-what-you-wish scale. This is not a tax-deductible donation. Goods and services were received in exchange for this ticket purchase. Questions? Email us at info@danceworksmke.org.

 

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Part I: December 4, 2020

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Tickets for Winter of Gratitude: Part I will be available starting at 7am on Friday, December 4, 2020. The video will then premiere the same night at 7pm. 

 

Once you purchase your ticket, you will be emailed a PDF ticket that will contain the link to the online film. Use the emailed video link for unlimited viewing from the day of release until 12am on March 20, 2021. 

 

Performing Artists:
Bob Balderson, Jolie Collins, Katrina Hjelmgren, Alisha Jihn, Elizabeth Matz, Maggie Seer, Catey Ott-Thompsen, Xander Ott-Thompsen

 

Please note: Ticket purchases will be made on our pay-what-you-wish scale. This is not a tax-deductible donation. Goods and services were received in exchange for this ticket purchase. Questions? Email us at info@danceworksmke.org

Part II: December 18, 2020

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Tickets for Winter of Gratitude: Part II will be available starting at 7am on Friday, December 18, 2020. The video will then premiere the same night at 7pm. 

 

Once you purchase your ticket, you will be emailed a PDF ticket that will contain the link to the online film. Use the emailed video link for unlimited viewing from the day of release until 12am on March 20, 2021. 

 

Performing Artists:
Izabella Bredesaon, Tom Hjelmgren, Keith Knox, Mary Ann Mitchell, Sophia Thomure

 

Please note: Ticket purchases will be made on our pay-what-you-wish scale. This is not a tax-deductible donation. Goods and services were received in exchange for this ticket purchase. Questions? Email us at info@danceworksmke.org

Part III: January 15, 2021

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Tickets for Winter of Gratitude: Part III will be available starting at 7am on Friday, January 15, 2021. The video will then premiere the same night at 7pm. 

 

Once you purchase your ticket, you will be emailed a PDF ticket that will contain the link to the online film. Use the emailed video link for unlimited viewing from the day of release until 12am on March 20, 2021. 

 

Performing Artists:
Katelyn Altmann, Arturo De La Mesa, Vivian Foster, Janice Hjelmgren, Katrina Hjelmgren, Syrena Hjelmgren, Tom Hjelmgren, Kim Johnson, Jeanne Kollmeyer, Ivy Robertson, Gabi Sustache

 

 

Please note: Ticket purchases will be made on our pay-what-you-wish scale. This is not a tax-deductible donation. Goods and services were received in exchange for this ticket purchase. Questions? Email us at info@danceworksmke.org

Part IV: February 19, 2021

Available @ 7am on 02/19/2021

 

Tickets for Winter of Gratitude: Part IV will be available starting at 7am on Friday, February 19, 2021. The video will then premiere the same night at 7pm. 

 

Once you purchase your ticket, you will be emailed a PDF ticket that will contain the link to the online film. Use the emailed video link for unlimited viewing from the day of release until 12am on March 20, 2021. 

 

Please note: Ticket purchases will be made on our pay-what-you-wish scale. This is not a tax-deductible donation. Goods and services were received in exchange for this ticket purchase. Questions? Email us at info@danceworksmke.org


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