Door County, Wis. (June 17, 2022) – Door County will welcome dance movers, makers, and shakers from across the Midwest (and beyond) with the premiere Summer performing arts event, Death’s Door Dance Festival, July 22-24.
Join us on Friday, as The Wickman House hosts a pop-up performance of a fierce lineup of guest artists. Let’s casually gather on the lawn to experience original, cutting edge contemporary work at this intimate Ellison Bay destination.
On Saturday, Ephraim and Sister Bay Village Halls will host free public classes. Ranging from beginner to advanced, Flamenco to Yoga. All are welcome…to learn a little and to sweat A LOT!
Saturday evening, the artist lineup expands at the Sister Bay Beach Performance Pavilion. Jam-packed with choreographers from Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Houston, and Durham, NC, the audience will enjoy a wide array of dance aesthetics–from Modern to Flamenco–with the beauty of the bay as its backdrop. Be sure to grab your beach blanket or folding chair, pack a cooler, and bring an open heart as we celebrate the joy of dance.
Sunday morning, Sister Bay Village Hall will host Coffee & Conversation with author/scholar/choreographer Sarah Wilbur. While those assembled are predominantly working in the dance field, any artist, arts organizer, arts ally or advocate, or general fan of the arts is more than welcome to attend.
To close out the festivities, Door County Wildwood Market will be hosting a “Dance Jam” featuring live musical accompaniment. Led by choreographer Dan Schuchart and accompanied by Tim Russell, this improvisational dance event offers the rare opportunity for the public to witness the process of dance making in the moment. What could be more satisfying than enjoying dance in a Door County orchard? So, grab a blanket, if you want to watch or your dancing shoes, if you want to join!
There is a mystical beauty to the legend of Death’s Door and no other art form can capture this dark romance and mystery quite like dance. Let’s create an unforgettable Summer dance event in Door County, one that can be enjoyed for generations to come!
Watch the Death’s Door Dance Festival Trailer Here: