July 22nd through the 24th, 2022, Door County will welcome dance movers, makers, and shakers from across the Midwest (and beyond) with the premiere Summer performing arts event- Death’s Door Dance Festival.
Join us on Friday, as The Wickman House hosts a pop-up performance. A fierce lineup of artists will gather on the lawn to share original, cutting edge contemporary work at this intimate Ellison Bay destination.
On Saturday, Ephraim and Sister Bay Village Halls will host free public classes. Ranging from beginner to advanced, Flamenco to Yoga. All are welcome…to learn a little and to sweat A LOT!
Saturday evening, the artist lineup expands at the Sister Bay Beach Performance Pavilion. Jam-packed with choreographers from Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Houston, and Durham, NC, the audience will enjoy a wide array of dance aesthetics–from Modern to Flamenco–with the beauty of the bay as its backdrop. Be sure to grab your beach blanket, pack a cooler, and bring an open heart as we celebrate the joy of dance.
Sunday morning, Sister Bay Village Hall will host Coffee & Conversation with author/scholar/choreographer Sarah Wilbur. While those assembled are predominantly working in the dance field, any artist, arts organizer, arts ally or advocate, or general fan of the arts is more than welcome to attend.
To close out the festivities, Door County Wildwood Market is hosting an “Dance Jam.” This improvisational dance event offers a rare opportunity for the public to witness the process of dance making in the moment. What could be more satisfying than enjoying dance in a Door County orchard?
There is a mystical beauty to the legend of Death’s Door and no other art form can capture this dark romance and mystery quite like dance. Let’s create an unforgettable Summer dance event in Door County, one that can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 22nd Pop-Up Performance @6pm Wickman House 11976 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Saturday, July 23rd Sister Bay Beach Performance Pavilion @6pm 2362 Mill Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Free Public Classes- 9:30-5:30 Ephraim Village Hall 9996 Water St S, Ephraim, WI 54211 -and- Sister Bay Village Hall 10693 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Sunday, July 24th Coffee & Conversation @10:30am How Dance Works, Now with author/scholar/choreographer Sarah Wilbur Sister Bay Village Hall 10693 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Improv “Dance Jam” @1pm County Wildwood Market 2208 Wildwood Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Header Design & Photography: Charlie Stephens // Matthew Gregory Hollis