Point Dance Ensemble to Honor the Sentry Stage


By Patrick Lynn

Point Dance Ensemble will present its annual show on March 2-3, with dances choreographed by members of the youth dance company as well as guest performers.

The March 2 performance will also feature pieces choreographed by company members selected from the Choreography Showcase 2019.

The performance features works by guest artists Alyssa Bader, Jenna Dove, Avalon Flatoff, Angie Nyquist, Amy Sutheimer and Marlene Turbin Weldon, performed by the Point Dance Ensemble company.

Bader choreographed a modern dance piece “Coalesce”. She graduated in dance from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and is a PDE alumnus in 2011.

s. Dove choreographed “That Man,” an energetic musical play. She graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in dance and journalism and recently moved to central Wisconsin after a professional career in Minneapolis, Minn.

Flatoff choreographed a modern dance piece called “Hurt”. She teaches dance at Forthcoming Danspace in Stevens Point.

Nyquist choreographed “Open Doors to Friendship” performed by dancers from the Portage County Boys & Girls Club and members of the PDE Company. She helped create the piece during an after-school program at the Boys & Girls Club in Plover. This piece explores the process of making new friends, especially with those who are particularly different from us.

Sutheimer choreographed “In the Eye of the Mind”, a modern dance piece. Sutheimer received a BA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee, where she majored in contemporary dance practices in modern tradition, somatic body knowledge, and community art. She is a 2014 alumnus of PDE.

Turbin Wheldon choreographed “Dirty Orchestra” and “Garland Waltz”. Weldon recently received the Career and Recognition Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council.

Company members for the 2018-2019 performance season include Lydia Baird, Josie Colombe, Alana Culver, Emma Dimler, Victoria Franz, Jaycee Glen, Emily Glodowski, Ellie Hellweg, Dominique Jamison, Kyera Krayecki, Allison Leach, Sydney Mattmiller, Ahlyianna Palbrach, Alida Richards, Ariel Seefelt, Jenna Stolt, Marissa Stolt, Aleyna Thoe, Olivia VanArk, Kennedy VanderLoop, Greta Vollendorf, Payton Vollendorf, Skyler Wachsmuth and Alexius Wanserski.

Point Dance Ensemble is a non-profit dance company that promotes the art of dance in the central Wisconsin region through educational workshops, performances, and other artistic opportunities. Funding for this event was made possible by the Wisconsin Art Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

For more information, contact Pamela Luedtke, Artistic Director, 715-592-4140 or [email protected] or online at pointdance.org.

Performances are scheduled for Saturday March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Sentry Theater, 1800 Northpoint Dr.

Tickets cost $ 12 for adults and $ 10 for students / seniors, and are available through Central Wisconsin Tickets at 715-498-2339 or CWtickets.com.

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