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Dawn Pratson informal performance: Flute Dance
January 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10
Dancer, musician and Dalcroze Eurhythmics specialist Dawn Pratson performs “Flute Dance,” a solo work-in-progress, on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester.
Sarah Slifer Swift and Hannah Krieger will join Pratson in improvisation performance following Flute Dance.
Dawn Pratson, a former resident of Cape Ann, was co-founder of Dancers Courageous dance studio, founder and director of ‘LEVEN, and was an active member of the arts scene of Cape Ann from 1982-2003.
Dawn moved to Philadelphia from Gloucester in 2003 where she resides in historic Old City. She has been working as a music and movement educator and Dalcroze Eurhythmics clinician at Settlement Music School, the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, the University of the Arts, and Temple University, as well as teaching workshops around the country and abroad. She continues to teach in the summers at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA.
Since coming to Philly, Dawn has performed dance with Nicole Bindler, Tara Rynders, Leah Stein, Kathryn TeBordo, sung with Choral Arts Society and Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, played with pianist Jeffrey Nations and violist Soo Kyong Kim, as well as explored her solo and collaborative work weaving music and movement improvisation and composition. She is a member of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Recorder Society, and is part of an international on-line dance study group, exploring the use of technology in creative collaboration.
In January, 2017, Dawn collaborated with Gloucester residents Kathleen and Jeremy Adams, along with local and regional dancers to create “Dancing The Woods,” a site-specific dance piece at the Cape Ann Museum. In July, 2017 Dawn premiered a dance-music collaboration called “Voronoi Partition” with Belgium composer Stepha’ne Orlando at the International Congress on Dalcroze Studies in Quebec. She will travel to Belgium this spring, 2018, to continue this collaboration.