Leaving and Coming Back by Peter Stathas Dance

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Leaving and Coming Back by Peter Stathas Dance

December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 14, 2019

Leaving and Coming Back is a culmination of works by Milwaukee native, Peter Stathas. Premiering in Milwaukee after debuting in New York City earlier this year, Leaving and Coming Back combines Peter’s old and new works allowing the audience to experience his choreography as it has evolved over the years:

Saturday Mornings tells the very personal story of Peter’s relationship with his grandfather who was a welterweight champion boxer.

Duets features two pieces of work that Peter created–one back in 1985 (5 Studies of a Waitress and a Businesswoman) and the other in 2018 (Assuage). These pieces have been brought together to demonstrate the contrast of choreography from the past with the present.

Conundrum, Peter’s most recent work, was conceived with the simple thought of confining the dancers to a specific space. This space represents the “box” that others put you in based on their perceptions. As each new dancer is added, the “box” expands to allow the dancers to shed those perceptions, and as a group they become their authentic selves.


December 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sara Hood


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Mitchell Hall 254
3203 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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