Projects

Walking Together

Walking Together weaves together words and newly composed music through a collaboration of musicians and readers representing the diversity of the Mahtomedi community. The program will explore the intertwined topics of migration, immigration and ethnicity. After the program, attendees will share conversation and a variety of their own ethnic dishes.

Premiere: October 2017, Wildwood Elementary School, Mahtomedi, Minnesota

All music composed by Catherine Dalton to accompany prose and poetry from mutiple authors

  • Readers from your local community
  • Violin: Margaret Humphrey
  • Cello: Kirsten Whitson
  • Percussion: Erik Barsness

Interested in hosting this program in your community or faith organization? We are currently scheduling events. Please contact Catherine for availability by clicking on the "Contact Catherine" tab above.

This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) through a grant from The McKnight Foundation.

 

BLUETS

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...  

We are so pleased to announce we had a successful showing of "Bluets" on February 28 and March 3 at A-Mill Artist Lofts in Minneapolis! 

Thank you to everyone that came to see it. Thank you also to our donors who will help us continue this project, to those of you who bought unique blue items from the Silent Auction, and to everyone that stayed to share a glass of wine and conversation. We are so gratefull!

“Bluets,” based on MacArthur winnning author, Maggie Nelson's, book of the same name, takes advantage of Nelson’s at once, intimate, edgy, and profound text, tracing the emotional journey of a woman grappling with the universal experiences of loss, love and friendship - all expressed through various imaginings on the color blue.

  • Catherine Dalton, composer/librettist
  • Tamara Ober, choreographer/projection designer
  • Singers: Bethany Battafarano, Linda Kachelmeier, Alia Jeraj, Kim Sueoka, KrisAnne Weiss, Lizz Windnagel
  • The Band: Maja Radovanlija (electric guitar), Liz Draper (electric bass), Sarah Johnson (drum set)
  • Leslie O’Neill, dancer

This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) through a grant from The McKnight Foundation.

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