Program features modern dance
Pianist, dancer to explore Isadora Duncan
Winchester Academy will present “Music and Meaning: Exploring Modern Dance Pioneer Isadora Duncan” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca.
The program is free and open to the public.
In this collaborative program with dancer Pam Luedtke and pianist Nell Buchman, Duncan’s life and work will be celebrated through historical and modern choreography, slides, costuming and classical piano repertoire.
Duncan is known as the mother of modern dance.
The audience will hear and see how her creative output affected the future of modern dance.
The program will include portions of Brahms’ Waltzes, Op. 39; Schubert’s Waltz in E Major; Schuman’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Chopin’s Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40; Scriabin’s Etude, Op. 2; and Bach’s Italian Concerto.
Luedtke instructs dance throughout Central Wisconsin and is currently an associate lecturer instructing ballet and modern dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
She is the founder and artistic director of the Point Dance Ensemble and will celebrate the company’s 20th season in 2020.
Buchman has pursued an active teaching, performing and adjudicating career at Lawrence University, Academy of Music, and throughout Wisconsin.
She has a private studio, teaches class piano, music for the very young and is the accompanist and manager for two girl choirs at Lawrence University.
Buchman has performed at the Waupaca Bach Festival, UW-Stevens Point, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Frankly Music Chamber Series, as well as with the Raleigh Symphony, Cimarron Opera Company and Brevard Music Center Orchestra.
She has been a guest on public radio and has performed at music conventions.
This is her third performance with Winchester Academy.