Dance Classes, Performance at Battell Chapel

Garet&Co returns to Battell Chapel March 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to present “Interior,” four works that portray human emotion. 

The performance will be “in the round,” allowing the audience to witness the dancing up close and from all sides. All four pieces were first showcased in late January at Garet&Co’s “Eclipse” at the Warner Theatre, but have since been refined, adjusted and extended. 

The show will be followed by a Q&A and reception with dance artist, educator and choreographer Garet Wierdsma and the company. The dance performance is presented in partnership with the United Church of Christ Congregational.

There will be two dance classes presented Friday, March 8, also at Battell Chapel. From 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. a beginner’s class will offer a first introduction to contemporary dance. From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. there will be an intermediate class in Contemporary Storytelling, structured similarly to Garet&Co’s open company classes. Wierdsma will lead dancers through an improvisational warm up, focusing on control and balance. The class culminates in a short combination where dancers explore storytelling in contemporary dance. The class is appropriate for dancers of many ages and skill levels.

Click here to register for the classes or for tickets to the Saturday performance.

Garet&Co is a professional contemporary dance company based in northern Connecticut. Wierdsma’s choreographic work deals with themes of struggling mental health and the search for peace within chaos. She first pulls from her own experiences and then collaborates conceptually and in movement with the dancers in hopes of giving audiences the opportunity to fully experience the joy, devastation and catharsis of contemporary dance. 

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