APPLETON, WIS. — Blizzards, cabin fever and ice storms will fill Lawrence University’s Stansbury Theater Friday, January 16 when Milwaukee-based Wild Space Dance Company presents — and embraces — “Snow.”
Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance, at $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students, are available through the Lawrence University Box Office, 420 E. College Ave., Appleton, 920-832-6749.
A mix of physical beauty, wit, power and the white stuff, “Snow” has been described as “Riotous… wonderfully clever and sweet” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The show, featuring new choreography inspired by winter’s impact, pays tribute to a three-year running history of Wild Space winter performances that have coincided with raging blizzards and record-setting snowfalls.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Debra Loewen, the performance by the seven-member company will include Wild Space’s latest work, “Eight Feet Deep,” as well as “Winter Dream,” “Drift” and “Whiteout,” among others.
“Snow has been the muse for this performance,” said Loewen. “The annual blanket of whiteness enhances scenes of human movement, shifts our sense of sound and alters our physical patterns. We are different for living with snow. We love it and sometimes hate it, but it makes us who we are.”
Founded in 1986, Wild Space Dance Company has served as a company-in-residence at Lawrence since 2000. Hailed as “richly imaginative and witty” by the New York Times, Wild Space is known for site-specific works and artistic collaborations.