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AYAKO KATO – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2024

AYAKO KATO Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2024 Photo: William Frederking   During her residency fellowship at Ragdale, Ayako Kato will be working on ETHOS IV: Degrowth/Cycle/Rebirth, an evening-length piece created to shift focus from human-centered, capitalistic ways of being to a more symbiotic, nature-centered way of being. It will be premiered at the…
Scott Lundius
December 22, 2023
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John Neumeier in Conversation

Milwaukee-born JOHN NEUMEIER has been the Director and Chief Choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet since 1973. Yet his dance career and formative training took place in mid-century Chicago, most notably with modern dancer Sybil Shearer and the Stone-Camryn Ballet. This video documents a conversation between Mr. Neumeier and dance scholars…
Amy Jeppsen
May 18, 2023
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A Space to Create

A Space to Create is a visually stunning, poetic and complex sixteen-minute film that tells the remarkable story of Sybil Shearer and Helen Balfour Morrison. As artful as the work of these two artists themselves, the film itself is in motion and exquisitely complements the visuals of Helen Balfour Morrison…
Kevin Sender
December 31, 2021
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Space to Move

Join us on September, 18, 2021, for this FREE EVENT on National Dance Day, as we celebrate the opening of the Studio House of Dance and Music, The Sybil Shearer Studio. The 2,500 square-foot new construction offers accessible, state-of-the-art spaces for dancers, choreographers, and musicians, and enhances our ability to promote dance in…
Kevin Sender
September 18, 2021
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The Sybil Shearer Studio Opens at Ragdale

The Morrison-Shearer Foundation and the Ragdale Foundation marked the opening of the Sybil Shearer Studio in the new Studio House of Dance and Music with “Space to Move,” a celebratory event held on National Dance Day, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The event featured a promenade-style dance performance directed by Kristina…
Kevin Sender
September 18, 2021
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The Sybil Shearer Studio Opens September 18, 2021

The Morrison-Shearer Foundation and the Ragdale Foundation mark the opening of the Sybil Shearer Studio in the new House of Dance and Music with “Space to Move,” a celebratory event on National Dance Day, beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 (rain date 6 p.m., Sunday Sept. 19). This event…
Kevin Sender
August 31, 2021