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Dancers to recognize local instructor

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 9:57 a.m. CDT
(Photo submitted by Mary Ellen Brackemeyer)
Anne Petersen, a longtime Morrison dance teacher who died earlier this year, will be recognized this weekend with a memorial performance in Chicago.

MORRISON – Innervation Dance Cooperative Company will perform “With Both Feet,” a memorial to Morrison dance teacher Anne Petersen, Thursday through Sunday at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago.

Petersen died May 18 from unexpected medical complications. A profesisonal dancer, she owned and operated a studio for 33 years in Morrison. In the spring, Petersen will be inducted into the Morrison Historical Museum at its grand opening.

The memorial was choreographed by Sunny Kallas, an Innervation member and a Dixon native raised in Morrison. Petersen taught Kallas dance for 15 years. Kallas gave the eulogy at Petersen’s funeral, and started working on “With Both Feet” in May.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for students and senior citizens. VIsit www.innervation.org or call 773-209-1474 to buy tickets. Innervation is a not-for-profit group.

A van trip will leave at 4 p.m. Friday from Road Ranger Truck Stop, 1801 S. Galena Ave., Dixon. Seats and rides can be reserved by calling 815-499-1839.

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