Zenon Dance Company performance tour to Dallas, TX - April 4th-8th @ SMU
Laura will perform with Zenon Dance Company in a retrospective concert of world-renowned jazz choreographer Danny Burazceski's work. ZDC will perform two of Danny's pieces, Ezekiel's Wheel and Song Awakened, amongst other works performed by the SMU dance students.
Kelvin Wailey in residence with the Cowles Center Open Proposal Program - May 14th @ Cowles Center Target Studio
Emma, Leila, and Laura will dive into the process during this 12-week residency at the Cowles Center where they're creating a new work that will premiere as an informal showing on the 14th at 7:00PM.
John Mark Creative for Super Bowl LII - January 29th @ Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Laura will perform alongside a talented group of local dancers to represent John Mark Creative, welcoming in the Super Bowl LII goers in the grand rotunda of MSP.
Kelvin Wailey & the BIG, Cozy House - January 6th @ the Big, Cozy House
The dancing trio is at it again with their first ever self-produced house show! Catch Kelvin Wailey performing a three-set night with three different musician collaborations in a warm and cozy home environment. Come out to stay in.
Zenon Dance Company's 35th Fall Season - November 10th-19th @ The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
Taking the stage for the second time with Zenon Dance Company, Laura will perform in two premieres during the company's run of fall shows. More information and tickets can be found here.
MalPaso Dance Company with Special Guest Zenon Dance Company - October 10th @ Northrop
Laura will perform with Zenon Dance Company on the program of MalPaso Dance Company. The work Zenon will be performing, Coming Home, was choreographed by Osnel Delgado, Artistic Director of MalPaso, on the company in 2014. Tickets and more information here.
Rhythmically Speaking - August 17th-19th @ the Illusion Theater
Laura will premiere her first professional choreographic work in the form of a solo titled A Love Poem for Lonely Prime Numbers. Rhythmically Speaking is a jazz and American vernacular dance supporting and presenting organization. This will be the organization's ninth annual show. Learn more and buy tickets at www.rhythmicallyspeaking.org.
Purple Funk Metropolis Album Release - August 24th @ the Turf Club
Kelvin Wailey will perform throughout the set of Purple Funk Metropolis, local jazz/funk band, for their first album release show. Things will get groovy.
When We Met Under the Juniper Tree - August 25th @ Minnesota Opera, Bemis Rehearsal Hall
Premiereing work of Elena Hollenhorst. "is a compilation of women's stories twisting together to explore themes of abrupt change, group dynamics, regeneration, and women's innate connection to the Earth.
Told through contemporary dance, When We Met Under the Juniper Tree will take the audience on an unforgettable journey of six women as they share their voice and physically invest in their individual power of personal story." Learn more and give us support at www.gofundme.com/underthejunipertree
EAUX CLAIRES Festival 2017 - June 16th & 17th in Eau Claires, WI
Laura has the opportunity to perform for the second year with John Mark Creative at the third annual EAUX CLAIRES music festival, curated by Justin Vernon, in Eau Claires, WI. She will also dance in a live set for recording artist, Spank Rock.
Black & White Ball - December 31st @ the Hyatt Regency, downtown Minneapolis
Laura will appear at the Black & White Ball, an event produced by NYEMPLS.COM, performing the work of John Mark Hostetler. More information about the event at www.nyempls.com.
Zenon Dance Company's 34th Fall Season - November 12th-20th @ The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
Laura was thrilled to perform as an apprentice with the Zenon Dance Company in their 34th Fall Season show. She appeared in the premiere of Gregory Dolbashian's work Eternal Reveal and the Zenon premiere of Danny Burzaceski's Spring Awakened.
3PLAY - August 7th 7:00PM @ Fresh Oysters
Kelvin Wailey, a dance company co-founded and comprised of Leila Awadallah, Emma Marlar, and Laura Osterhaus, will be featured in a program of three artist groups given a residency by Skewed Visions in the Fresh Oysters performance research space. Tickets can be purchased at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2583060
EAUX CLAIRES - August 12th & 13th
Laura will be performing under the direction of John Mark in the resident dance company at the Eaux Claires music festival hosted in Eau Claire, WI.
Video Footage: HERE
American College Dance Association National Festival Performance - June 9th-11th
Laura performed in the choreographic work of Leila Awadallah, Almost But Not Yellow, at the American College Dance Association National Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This piece was selected from the North Central Regional ACDA Conference to be performed at the national level.
Likeness Design Showcase - April 20th 8:00PM @ The Weisman Art Museum
Kelvin Wailey, a dance company co-founded by Leila Awadallah, Emma Marlar, and Laura Osterhaus performed within the fashion design showcase produced by second year U of M apparel design students in response to Andy Warhol's Cowboys and Indians exhibit currently featured at the WAM.
The Shared Space. - April 9th 6:00-8:00PM @ Impact Hub Minneapolis
The Shared Space. is a collaborative project of artists led by University of Minnesota dance major Laura Osterhaus, aiming to explore the possibilities of a multi-medium art installation featured for one evening at the Impact Hub Minneapolis. This installation will comprise of creations by dancers, musicians, and apparel and graphic designers. The project aims to speak to our responsibilities as beings who inhabit the Earth the make good with the space that we have—to share it, tend to it, and be creative thinkers and movers within it.
Open and free to the public, you are invited to come and observe the ongoing installation at any point within the two-hour program, also partaking in food, drink, and conversation.
Visit the event site: http://z.umn.edu/thesharedspace
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