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Patchwork Dance Company is a regional, non-profit, contemporary company dedicated to enriching audiences through performances and outreach programs. Patchwork performs choreography of both nationally recognized and resident choreographers.
Founded by Artistic Director, Debbie Werbrouck, Patchwork has provided benefits to the Michiana community since 1977. Patchwork’s performance season includes the original children’s holiday story in dance, “Christopher’s Christmas” which has become Michiana’s own holiday tradition. Spring performances of “In Concert” present the work of resident choreographers as well as that of Randy Duncan, Julie Cartier, Lyn Cramer, Jeremy Plummer, Tom Ralabate and Donna Ziegler. Additional outreach performances to the community include appearances in “Dancing for a Difference”, the benefit performance for Memorial Children’s Hospital presented by Debbie Werbrouck School of Dance and ArtBeat, the community celebration of the arts each August in South Bend.
Patchwork’s dedication to the arts reaches into the realm of education through special youth concerts, in-school workshops and lecture demonstrations. The acclaimed “Academics in Action” program brings learning to life for primary grade students.
Patchwork’s impact has extended beyond the Michiana community with performances, lecture demonstrations, workshops and master classes. The city of Chicago, Triton and Saint Mary’s Colleges, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters are a few of hosts of Patchwork performances. In addition to performances in the US, Patchwork has also enjoyed a performance tour of England and Scotland.