MARQUETTE Ã‚– Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers, southwest MichiganÃ‚’s only professional modern dance company, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Wellspring was founded in Kalamazoo in 1981. Its artistic director, Cori Terry, has choreographed more than 45 major works for the company. The Brooklyn native attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook before moving to New York City to complete her dance training.
Terry later joined the prestigious Erick Hawkins Dance Company, performing and teaching throughout the United States and Europe. She moved to Kalamazoo as an artist-in-residence at Western Michigan University in 1980 and founded Wellspring a year later. Terry completed a bachelorÃ‚’s degree in dance from WMU in 1989 and occasionally teaches master classes at her alma mater, as well as throughout Michigan and the Midwest.
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ WellspringÃ‚’s performances are filled with intensity and beauty with an eclectic appeal to audiences. A Kalamazoo Gazette reviewer wrote: Ã‚“The heat generated by these dancers is almost palpable.Ã‚”
Michael Miller, a member of the company, will present a workshop for NMU dancers in advance of the public performance.
Tickets are $6 for students, $13 for NMU faculty and staff, and $14 for general admission. Prices at the door are $2 more per ticket. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Superior Dome, University Center Snak Shak, Forest Roberts Theatre or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets.