New Work Emerging

A Sustainable Living Thing

A danced monologue exploring the transformational state of grief written and performed by Debra Wanner.

Dancer in Bridge Music Dance Project 
June 20, 2022

Walkway Over the Hudson presents the Bridge Music Dance Project, a program of innovative performances choreographed to “Bridge Music” and performed by dancers, including Debra, from the Hudson Valley. The Bridge Music Dance Project is a collaborative event, hosted by the Walkway Friends organization, and created by Livia Vanaver, founder of the renowned Vanaver Caravan Dance troupe, with eight other choreographers and Joseph Bertolozzi, composer of “Bridge Music."


Past Highlights

Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act
Directed by Stephanie Skura.

October 30, 2016, at Cathy Weis’s ‘Sundays on Broadway’, Manhattan. April 18 & 19, 2017 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, August, 2018.

“I feel it’s a shame that dancers often stop dancing just when they get old & wise enough to have interesting things to express! There’s splendor in older performers who keep going — their dancing full of nuance & inner life.” Stephanie Skura

“…navigating the oxymoronic scores devised by Stephanie Skura. In the mind-bodies of these masterful movers, …Debra Wanner, Wendy Perron, Juliette Mapp, Eva Karczag, Sally Dean, Paige Barnes, Stephanie Skura, & Shelley Hirsch, (vocalist). Five women in their 60’s, three in their 40’s.”


Debra Wanner performs Attachment with Drastic Action, Aviva Geismar’s dance company in 2015.

Attachment explores the push and pull of our earliest relationships -- the conflict between our need for each other and our desire for independence” The dance was developed in collaboration with veteran performer, Debra Wanner and long-time Drastic Action company member, Alessandra Larson. The score is by Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee, Annabelle Chvostek.”

Performed in productions produced by David Parker and Jeff Kazin at The West End Theater in New York City and Valerie Green at Green Space, Long Island City, NY.

Maybe the Funny Lady will Come Out

Debra Wanner performed an improvisation in Raving Jaynes and Friends, an Improv Extravaganza, June 2, 2012. Presented by Triskelion Arts.

Two Huts

Debra Wanner co-produced and performed in Stephanie Skura’s radically poetic movement theater work, Two Huts. This work was performed as a work in progress in Seattle at Open Flight Studio on February 4-6, 2012 and then premiered in New York City March 15-18, 2012 at Roulette's new Brooklyn venue in their inaugural season alongside legendary innovators in several disciplines. 

This is the Mother of That

Choreographed by Debra Wanner and San Francisco based artist Livia Blankman. Light projection by Willis Bigelow

Presented by David Parker and Jeff Kazin
in Soaking Wet at the West End Theatre
March 10-13, 2011
New York, NY