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Carthage’s annual fall dance show, “Resonate,” opens TODAY

  • Resonate
December 07, 2018

The annual fall dance show will be performed Dec. 7-9 in the Wartburg Theatre. “Resonate” features choreography by regional guest artists and faculty, the American Dance Legacy Initiative Repertory Etudes Collection, and Carthage’s very own emerging choreographers. The program spans a variety of dance genres, ranging from modern and contemporary to tap and hip-hop.

Highlighted is this year’s Repertory Etude, entitled “Battleworks Etude,” which features choreography from Robert Battle. The piece demands movement efficiency, breath economy, and directional intention from its dancers. The overall effect of this program is a multi-layered experience of great talent and vitality.

Professor Stacy Pottinger, who serves as artistic director for the show, directs the dance minor at Carthage. She has performed professionally since 1996 and has worked with many independent dance artists and companies based in Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, and beyond.

The program will feature faculty artists Professor Kristina Saldarelli, instructor Joseph Hernandez, and instructor Juliet Stephenson, whose experiences encompass that of working as professional dancers, lecturers, professors, and artistic directors across the nation.

Also featured are three student choreographers: Grace Kozisek ’19, Miranda Paikowski ’19, and Kayla Saavedra ’20. Prior to the Sunday matinee, students from Prof. Pottinger’s Dance Theory and Practices class will be presenting a dance work in the lobby that synthesizes their experience with the Repertory Etudes.


  • 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7
  • 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8
  • 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online 24/7 at or Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. at the Fine Arts Box Office. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (55+), and $8 for students with a valid ID. Please visit for the Carthage student/faculty/staff complimentary ticket policy.

Questions? Contact the Fine Arts Box Office at or (262) 551-6661.

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