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Upcoming Performances
May 5–6, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
JSB TEK BOX Theater in the Cowles Center for Dance

July 6–7, 2018
17th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival
Minneapolis, MN
Rose Garden at Lake Harriet

July 13–14, 2018
Dances on the Lakewalk
Duluth, MN
Press Quotes
"Watson's a careful choreographer and his eye is always on solid, academic structure, but his lyrical sense is strong, and even as he sends his dancers into ever more complex designs the choreography is clean and articulate."
- Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"There's a quiet rhythm to the group dancing. Repeating choreographic phrases pulse, swirl, arc and reach with a seamless continuity."
- Camille LeFevre, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"[Watson has] an understanding of the sheer poetry of movement, a poetry without words, beyond words, even beyond music. The program built in a breathtaking fashion."
- Jane Blue, Suttertown News, Sacramento, CA

"[Watson is] a strong dancer whose movements are filled with grace and technical expertise." - Judy Duffy, Davis Enterprise, Davis, CA

"...a concert that gladdened the heart with fine dancing and genuinely exceptional choreography."
- Susan Isaacs Nisbett, Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI

Christopher Watson's choreography has been variously described as buoyant, lyrical and dramatic. His work has been supported by grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts, the New York Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, the Jerome Foundation through the SpaceSpace Co-Project, the Linden Hills UCC Fund, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis Arts Commission, an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature, funding from the St. Paul Companies, the Minnesota Dance Alliance, Mervynís and numerous individual contributions to the Christopher Watson Dance Company. In 1997 CWDC received a 3M Award for Innovation in the Arts.
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