Dancescape 2018

WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents their 28th annual Dancescape concert

Thursday | February 15 | 7:30pm
Friday | February 16 | 7:30pm
Saturday | February 17 | 7:30pm
Vivian Fusillo Main Stage | Performing Arts Center
Winona State University

Featuring choreography created and performed by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, the event will explore a broad range of themes and variations through movement.

Student Choreographers include Erika Balagot, Ella Dierberger, Madelyn Falteisek, Nick Garcia, Jenna Grochow, Courtney Harms, Adyson Johnson, Hannah Ose, Tatum Reitter, Taylore Storlie, and Adelle Vietor. Each piece has been designed through personal experiences, original ideas, and styles.

Dancescape Artistic Director, Gretchen Cohenour, has created an original piece Tether, a new quartet that plays with “the ties that bind relationships and life.” Two guest choreographies will be premiered including Dark Ecology, created by the WSU Lyceum-sponsored Body Cartography Project, and Minneapolis choregrapher Berit Ahlgren’s Story.  

Lighting designers of the production include faculty member Peggy Sannerud, guest designer Samantha Heaver, and students Ella Dierberger, Andy Glischinski, Gavin Johnson, and Cameron Lornston.

Two works, Adelle Vietor’s Ask the Moon, and Erin Drummond’s Xx as seen in Dancescape 2017, will be representing the THAD Department at the American College Dance Festival. Joining these two will be a new solo piece by Nick Garcia.

Tickets are available online at, by calling the WSU box office at 507-457-5235, or for purchase from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. February 12-16 and one hour prior to each show. Tickets are $12 for general public or $6 for students.

For more information, please contact Director Gretchen Cohenour at

Gretchen Cohenour and WSU Arts Administration are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


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