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Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

Milwaukee's Danceworks keeps alive the art of tap

No ensemble in Milwaukee is more committed to tap as a living art form than Danceworks on Tap (DOT). The group's annual concert, this year titled TAPtivating, is appropriately the centerpiece of Danceworks' DanceLAB summer series of experiments...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Challenge of Milwaukee's Black Performing Artists

What difficulties do Milwaukee performing artists of African American descent face in a city that ranks with the most segregated in America and harbors neighborhoods...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Danceworks DanceLAB kicks off summer concert series

Danceworks DanceLAB is an incubator and a showcase for dance experiments. Its summer series began last weekend with The Chemistry of Lime Trees, a two-act concert by Daniel Burkholder and The PlayGround, Burkholder's company from Washington, D.C. This was Burkholder's MFA thesis for the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department. Three of his D.C...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, July 11, 2011
Milwaukee Ballet performances are always a high and its summer fundraising scheme is literally so. Even the name, “Ballet Up to the Bar,” is dizzying. Until Sept. 4, you can raise your spirits with unique specialty drinks at a variety of Milwaukee establishment knowing that part of the cost of your drink will support Milwaukee Ballet...
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IN:SITE presents artist Faith Purvey

At North 29th Street, just south of Capitol Drive, is an unnamed city park. This triangle of grass with two trees and a basketball court bounded by Hopkins and Melvina streets is the site of a promising artwork. Faith Purvey, a site-specific performer based in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, together with the citizens...
Off the Cuff
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Artist Fred Bell aims to paint an 8-by-6-inch portrait of every tenant in the Marshall Building (207 E. Buffalo St.). The one-year project was initiated by Debra Brehmer, whose Portrait Society Gallery is one of many businesses in the six-story Third Ward landmark. The first paintings will be unveiled at a...
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dance Review

With Coppélia, the Milwaukee Ballet brought an old-school ballet to exquisite life. While the traditional steps, structures and conventions were interesting as history, the performance could not have felt more immediate. Created in Paris in 1870 with a groundbreaking score by Léo Delibes, Coppélia is...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Theatre Gigante continues its work in that spirit with 'Isadora and Nijinsky'

Can Milwaukee stand beside the Paris of 100 years ago as a laboratory for the art of a new century? Since Milwaukeeans are not given to self-aggrandizement, the question will likely be met with pained laughter. But we are an exceptionally creative city, despite the efforts of Republicans in Madison to...
Classical Music/Dance
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Danceworks at Sweet Water Organics

The moral of the folk tale that gives this dance its name is that a community can do what no one person can accomplish alone. Stone Soup is a unified dance created and performed by the resident members of the Danceworks Performance Company and guest Andrew Zenoni under the direction of Danceworks...