• SEPTEMBER 2018

    SEPTEMBER 22
    Two Shows
    7pm & 9pm
    Studio 8
    Meltwater Studios
    1911 S Allis St, Milwaukee
    tickets --
    thewhole.brownpapertickets.com

    Current and former Milwaukee Ballet Artists collaborate with experimental artists Jon Mueller (composer) and Dawn Springer (choreographer). The music in the performance was originally written and recorded in 2010 by Mueller for his record ‘The Whole’, released by Type Recordings in the UK. For this performance, it has been re-imagined for piano, percussion and voice by Mueller and David Utzinger, and this will be the premiere live performance of this material. Dawn Springer’s choreography set to Mueller’s composition was created for Ania Hidalgo, Rachel Malehorn, & Janel Meindersee.

    This project will mark Mueller and Springer's 4th collaboration. Previous commissions have included two consecutive projects with the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 2017 Dance Series at Lawrence University and in Real Time at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Their collaborations are meta-inquiries into live performance, asking how we know what is before us. Their work has been described as "mesmerizing" by Spin Magazine, and as an "inherently visceral experience" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    About the Artists
    Jon Mueller is a drummer, percussionist and composer who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Europe and Japan, including notable venues such as the Guggenheim Museum, The Arnolfini, New Museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and festivals such as SXSW, Hopscotch, Osheaga and Primavera. A founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees and Pele, he has also worked with a variety of musicians throughout the US and Europe and currently is drummer, percussionist and vocalist in the group Mind Over Mirrors. He has given talks on listening and creativity at Loyola University, Wesleyan University, Viva Art Action-Montreal and the Zen Buddhist Temple-Chicago. More info on Jon’s work can be found at rhythmplex.com

    Dawn Springer is an independent choreographer based in Milwaukee, WI. She has performed, choreographed and given artist talks throughout the United States and abroad. She spent ten years working as an artist in New York, NY before returning to the midwest. Her choreography has been described as "surging and lush" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and as "beautiful composition" (Milwaukee Magazine). Her recent projects include choreography for singer songwriter Marielle Allschwang and Collections of Colonies of Bees, including for their 2018 BMO Harris Bradley Center performance with Bon Iver and their 2018 tour with Sylvan Esso. She is currently working on new choreography with Nick Sanborn's (of Sylvan Esso) Made of Oak album ​Penumbra​ through commission support from the University of Wisconsin Peck School of the Arts. Prior to earning her MFA through Hollins University/The American Dance Festival, she completed her BFA on scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying with many acclaimed artists including Melissa Hayden. Her writing on dance has been published in journals and is included as a chapter in the recently released Dance in American Culture Anthology, Perspectives on American Dance; The New Millenium (University Press of Florida) dawnspringer.com

  • Jon Mueller + Dawn Springer

    2018 PROJECT WITH JON MUELLER

    Current and former Milwaukee Ballet dancers collaborate in an evening of live music and dance with experimental artists Jon Mueller (composer) and Dawn Springer (choreographer). The music in the performance was originally written and recorded in 2010 by Mueller for his record 'The Whole', released by Type Recordings in the UK. For this performance, it has been re-imagined for piano, percussion and voice by Mueller and David Utzinger, and this will be the premiere live performance of this material. Springer’s choreography set to Mueller's composition was created for 3 female dancers -- Ania Hidalgo, Rachel Malehorn, and Janel Meindersee. This project will mark Mueller and Springer's 4th collaboration. Previous commissions have included two consecutive projects with the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 2017 Dance Series at Lawrence University and in Real Time at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee. Their collaborations are meta-inquiries into live performance, asking how we know what is before us. Their work has been described as "mesmerizing" by Spin Magazine, and as an "inherently visceral experience" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    DOOR COUNTY August 19th 7pm
    Egg Harbor, Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion
    $20 suggested donation at door
    www.facebook.com/events/584893698572401/

    MILWAUKEE September 22nd 7pm and 9pm
    Studio 8, Meltwater Studios
    $20 reservations strongly recommended
    www.facebook.com/events/221184838728677/
    Tickets --
    thewhole.brownpapertickets.com

  • PAST EVENTS

    ALVERNO PRESENTS RESIDENCY OPEN SHOWING AND BENEFIT
    Thursday, September 3
    6-7pm
    Pitman Theater
    Alverno College
    3431 South 39th Street Milwaukee, WI 53215

    Join us for an Open Showing of new choreography created while in residence with Alverno Presents! I've worked with an incredible cast of women, including dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet, over the course of two summers and would love to share this new work with you.

    Information about how to support the project is below.

    Hope to see you on September 3!

  • DONATE TO DAWN SPRINGER DANCE PROJECTS

    "How will my donation be used?"

    $25 pays for one dancer's much needed shoes

    $125 pays for rehearsals for one dancer for one week

    $250 pays for one dancer's rehearsals for the entire two week residency

    $1000 pays for the entire cast to rehearse for two weeks


    Please support DAWN SPRINGER DANCE PROJECTS through a tax-deductible donation to Arts Wisconsin, a Wisconsin 501c3 organization acting as our fiscal receiver. Checks should be made payable to Arts Wisconsin, with a note identifying the donation to be directed towards DAWN SPRINGER DANCE PROJECTS, and sent to Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054. Contact Arts Wisconsin at 608 255 8316 or info@artswisconsin.org if you wish to donate via credit card (VISA/MC).

  • JULY 2015

    Eau Claire, WI
    Performance at Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival
    w. Jon Mueller and Chris Hefner
    July 17-18

    Philadelphia, PA
    University of the Arts
    Summer Institute: Dance

  • JUNE 2015

    Milwaukee, WI
    Alverno Presents Residency
    Year 2

  • JANUARY-MAY 2015

    In rehearsals
    Beginning work on a new collaboration with Jon Mueller and videographer Chris Hefner.

  • SEPTEMBER 2014

    Hyperlocal MKE #1 Performance
    El Encuentro
    http://hyperlocalmke.wordpress.com/about/
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1493132184260484/
    Sunday, 9-28
    4pm


    Benefit Performance
    Milwaukee Dancer Fund
    Milwaukee Ballet
    Saturday, 9-20
    7:30 pm
    mkedancerfund.org

  • FALL 2014

    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Beloit College

  • JULY 2014

    Alverno Presents Residency
    Two week creative residency for creation of new work
    alvernopresents.alverno.edu
    Milwaukee

  • JANUARY 2014 -- HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Publication of Dawn Springer's Essay
    Syndicated Bodies: Expressions of American Identity in NFL Touchdown Dances
    To be released this year by the University Press of Florida
    Dance in American Culture Anthology

  • SEPTEMBER 2013-DECEMBER 2013

    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
    Peck School of the Arts
    Senior Lecturer, Dance

  • DECEMBER 2013

    NYC
    Danspace Project
    w/ Ashley Anderson Dances
    DraftWorks
    Danspace Project at St. Marks Church
    New York, NY
    December 14th

  • SEPTEMBER 2013

    Milwaukee
    Event Choreography for National 9to5 Working Women's Celebration
    Learn More About this INCREDIBLE organization

  • AUGUST 2013

    Milwaukee
    Premier of new piece -- ICON
    Collaboration with Juniper Tar's Aaron Schleicher
    August 2-4th
    Dance Works
    Art to Art Festival
    Buy Tickets

  • JULY 2013

    Philadelphia, PA
    Faculty
    University of the Arts
    Pre-College Summer Intensive

  • APRIL 2013

    NYC
    Distance Dances Collaboration
    Contributed to virtual dance project for choreographers Susan Honer and Gina T'ai
    Greenspace
    April 13th
    distancedances.tumblr.com

    Hofstra University
    Dickinson College students perform new trio
    American College Dance Festival

  • MARCH 2013

    NYC
    Performance of New Trio
    The Wild Project
    195 E 3rd St

  • FEBRUARY 2013

    Dickinson College
    Premier of Trio
    Performance with NOVUS trombone quartet
    Music by Chris Brubeck
    February 17th
    4pm
    Weiss Center for the Arts

  • JANUARY 2013

    Beloit College
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Spring 2013

  • OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2012

    In Rehearsals --
    New piece!
    Dawn will be working on new choreography with a trio of dancers at Dickinson College
    To be performed with live NOVUS Trombone Quartet
    Set to composer Chris Brubeck's Flight of the Four Kings

  • AUGUST 2012 - DECEMBER 2012

    Dickinson College
    Curating 5 Under Forty: Dance Works by Five Emerging Female Choreographers for Dickinson College annual Fall Dance Concert November 2012
    Director of Dance

  • JULY 2012

    Philadelphia
    Faculty
    University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Intensive
    for High School Dancers
    cs.uarts.edu/summerinstitute/dance

  • JUNE 2012

    Philadelphia
    Presenting new research on touchdown dances
    Society of Dance History Scholars
    2012 Annual Conference
    Dance and The Social City

  • MAY 9th 2012

    Brooklyn NY
    Dreams of Flight, Solo
    Pop-Up Performance Series
    One Arm Red

  • FEBRUARY 2012

    North Carolina
    Dancing for Helen Simoneau Danse in month long company residency in Winston-Salem
    www.helensimoneau.com

  • DECEMBER 2011

    Thursday 8th, 7pm
    Dickinson College
    Salon
    Springer directs Dickinson Salon Series for interdisciplinary student performance works and free pizza
    25-27 High St

  • NOVEMBER 2011

    Friday 18th - Sunday 21st
    Dickinson College
    Fall Dance Concert
    A Token of One's Affection and two brand new works on students.
    www.dickinson.edu/news-and-events/event…

    Monday 7th
    NYC
    Performing with emily wexler dance
    Movement Research
    Judson Memorial Church
    8pm
    movementresearch.org/performancesevents…
    emilywexlerdance.com/home.html

  • OCTOBER 2011

    Dickinson College Research and Development Professional Grant:
    Beginning work on new project at Dickinson --hosting choreographic residency with NYC based dance artists Niall Jones and Emily Wexler. 4 students collaborate in project. To be performed on November concert at Dickinson.

  • SEPTEMBER 2011

    Philadelphia
    Invited Speaker
    Knowing Dance More Series
    University of the Arts,
    www.uarts.edu/academics/cpa/da/8336.html


    topos topio
    Philly Fringe Festival
    Dreams of Flight
    ticketing.theatrealliance.org/sites/liv…

  • JULY 2011

    PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Teaching at the University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute
    cs.uarts.edu/summerinstitute/dance

    Choreographic Residency
    Beginning work on a new quartet for four women.
    Supported by Dickinson College Research and Development Creative Project Grant

  • JUNE 2011

    CARLISLE, PA
    In rehearsals with Sarah Skaggs

    WASHINGTON D.C.
    June 18th 8pm
    Performance with Dahlia Nayar at Dance Place
    dahlianayar.com
    danceplace.org/

  • APRIL 2011

    NYC
    Dawn will perform TRY TRY AGAIN in the 2011 New Dance Alliance Performance Mix Festival
    Dixon Place
    NYC
    Thursday April 28th
    730pm
    newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-fe…

  • MARCH 2011

    Allentown PA
    Students from Dickinson College perform DREAMS OF FLIGHT at the 2011 Northeast Regional ACDF.
    www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.…

    DC, NYC
    Rehearsals w choreographer Dahlia Nayar for June 18-19th show at Dance Place, Washington D.C.
    www.kickstarter.com/projects/1442836464…

  • FEBRUARY 2011

    Feb 6th
    3pm
    92nd St Y

    Performing with Sarah Skaggs at 92nd St Y Sundays at 3 series.
    More information:

    sarahskaggs92ndstY

  • JANUARY 2011

    Happy New Year!

    Back in NYC rehearsals w Niall Jones

  • NOVEMBER 2010

    DICKINSON COLLEGE
    November 19-21st
    Performed, Choreographed, and Rehearsal Directed for
    Dickinson College Dance Theater Group Annual Fall Show

    Students perform new version of Dreams of Flight, originally created as a solo work and expanded for 10 dancers at Dickinson.

    See Photos and Article here:
    www.dickinson.edu/news-and-events/featu…

  • SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2010

    NEW YORK NY
    Here Then Here
    In rehearsals with Niall Jones -- setting work Here Then Here as well as consuming as many Bahn Mi sandwiches as we possibly can.
    Niall:
    www.movementresearch.org/blog/?p=331
    Sandwich:
    nickyssandwiches.com/

    DICKINSON COLLEGE
    Carlisle, PA
    In rehearsals with the Department of Theater Mermaid Players choreographing the musical Lucky Stiff
    www.dickinson.edu/news-and-events/event…

    In rehearsals with DTG (Dance Theater Group) preparing for their annual Fall concert. I am re-staging/expanding Dreams of Flight for 10 fabulous dancers here at Dickinson.

  • AUGUST 2010

    Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
    Visiting Position in Dance
    2010-2011 Academic Year

  • JUNE -JULY 2010

    AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL, Durham NC

    Co-Teaching Six Week School Class
    Instant Choreography

    Substitute Teaching for the fabulous, one and only Pamela Pietro

    Assistant Coordinator for Hollins U/ADF MFA Program (Team Cuetal)

    Performances:
    Shaeffer Theater -- MFA Thesis Concert, Dalia Nayar
    Reynolds Theater -- ADF Faculty Concert
    Reynolds Theater -- MFA Thesis Concert, Katie Swords (alongside the extraodinary Jesse Zaritt and Stephanie Liapis)

  • APRIL 2010

    April 15th-18th
    MARYLAND DANCE ENSEMBLE
    Directing the annual spring dance concert at the University of Maryland
    Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2009/c/perfo…

    April 22-24th
    Hollins Spring Dance Works
    The fabulous women at Hollins U will be performing my solo Try Try Again
    www.hollinsdance.com

    April 26th, 3pm
    Performing with Dahlia Nayar at the National Botanical Gardens in Washington DC.
    www.usbg.gov
    "Trios"
    A site specific dance performance
    National Botanical Gardens
    100 Maryland Ave., SW (nearest Metro L'Enfant Plaza)
    April 25th, 2010
    at 3 p.m.
    Choreography by Dahlia Nayar
    www.dahlianayar.com

    Teaching for American Dance Festival Young Artist Tuition Scholarship Audition Tour
    www.americandancefestival.org/2010schoo…

  • MARCH 2010

    March 28
    KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE PERFORMANCE
    Students from UMD Department of Dance
    Performing duet Here Then Here
    check out the video here!
    www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/…
    (duet starts at 7 min 20 sec)

    Teaching for American Dance Festival Young Artist Tuition Scholarship Audition Tour
    www.americandancefestival.org/2010schoo…

  • FEBRUARY 2010

    February 10th-113th
    DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP
    Fresh Tracks Performances
    Naughty Bits with Jen Mcginn
    Dance Theater Workshop
    7:30pm
    dancetheaterworkshop.org
    --

  • JANUARY 2010

    Happy New Year!

    January 10-24th
    NAUGHTY BITS
    Rehearsals with Jen McGinn for February performances at DTW in NYC
    jenmcginn.org

    January 29th-February 5th
    DIRECTING REHEARSALS AT UMD
    Jen Mcginn and Co will be in residence at the University of Maryland, setting her work Thank You on students in the dance department.

  • DECEMBER 2009


    December 4th and 5th
    MARYLAND DANCE ENSEMBLE
    Premier of new work
    Here Then Here
    and
    Performing solo
    Try Try Again
    Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    University of Maryland
    claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

  • NOVEMBER 2009


    November 6th
    VENICE ITALY!
    Performance of Dahlia Nayar's duet Sandallang
    2009 Venice Bienale Danza
    Choreographic Collision, Part 3
    www.labiennale.org/it/danza

    November 12th
    AUNTS ROADSHOW
    Performing solo Try Try Again and collaborating with Ms. Erika Hand on a performance experiment
    St. Cecilia School
    Greenpoint Brooklyn
    auntsisdance.com