Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers

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Eyes Back, Feet Forward Spring Concert of Dance by Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers set for May 2-4, will build on a collaboration between the 39 year-old modern dance company and Last Gasp Collective, a hip-hop/soul/jazz group founded by Jay Jackson in 2015. In the studio with Cara Lieurance, Wellspring's Cori Terry looks back at who she was when she came to Kalamazoo 4 decades ago, and how her personal mission has changed over time with the success of the company. The extra time and rehearsal required to collaborate with live musicians is worth it, she says, for the palpable energy live performance creates. Last Gasp leader Jay Jackson says the collaboration with Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers has been beneficial for the band, adding to his wide-ranging vision for the group.

The Spring Concert will be performed in the Wellspring Theatre of the Epic Center on Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm, Friday, May 3 at 8 pm, and Saturday, May 4 at 8 pm.


Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers

Dr. Tom Evans talks to Cara Lieurance about the upcoming Dancing On Airs concert, a collaboration between the Kalamazoo Concert Band and the West Michigan modern dance company Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers. Set for Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm at Chenery Auditorium, the free concert will feature three newly-choreographed works featuring Wellspring artists: the exuberant Minimalist Dances composed by Matt Conaway, The Solitary Dancer by Warren Benson, and the grand Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance. But, Evans says, the program never stays in once place too long, flitting from a Spanish dance, to selections from Chicago, to a Shostakovich waltz.


Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

There’s something captivating about seeing two unlikely art forms together. Like watching a string quartet play Metallica. Next week, Wellspring Cori Terry & Dancers will present their spring concert collaboration with Kalamazoo hip-hop fusion band Last Gasp Collective. 


Wellspring Does Tribute To Founder of Minimalist Music

Nov 3, 2016
Composer Terry Riley
courtesy of Wellspring

If you're a fan of The Who, you probably know the song "Baba O'Riley." What you might not know is that the name comes from two of Pete Townshend's influences - spiritual leader Meher Baba and composer Terry Riley


Courtesy Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers

If you got to a dance production, you’re likely seeing the vision of one artist: a choreographer, with occasionally help from a few others. But for the first time, Kalamazoo’s Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers is trying something much different. It’s bringing together three different artists: electric violinist Ritsu Katsumata, shadow theater artist Paddy Aidan, and Wellspring artistic director and choreographer Cori Terry. Together, they’ve created a chaotic, sensory multimedia experience called mistfreezemeltsteam.


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