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Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dance performance takes place at Sweet Water Organics

Stone Soup, a Danceworks Performance Company premiere (April 28-May 1), takes its title from a folk legend of soldiers playing a trick on stingy villagers who refuse them food and shelter. The soldiers take an ordinary stone and claim that it has magic: Put it in a pot with food and the food will multiply...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, April 18, 2011
Questions of place and identity must be on the minds of Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart as they prepare to leave Milwaukee for grad school in California after nine years with Wild Space Dance Company. Thoughts of journeys and change must also...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Wild Space premiere at Stiemke Studio

Life is a constant process of getting from here (wherever) to there (what's next). Debra Loewen, Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart of Wild Space Dance Company have been working out How to Get From Here to There, a new unified dance work that...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dance Review

Three was the straightforward title of the Milwaukee Ballet's spring program of three dances in three styles by three choreographers. More than anything, it demonstrated artistic director Michael Pink's devotion to his dancers, showcasing them individually...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, March 21, 2011

Classical Review

Iva Bittova, whom Present Music introduced to Milwaukee in a program titled D/IVA, is an astonishing singer. Hearing her effortlessly reach extremes of range, color and timbre as she laced texts in several languages with cascades of emotive vocalizations, I thought first of the strange post-modern performance...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Danceworks Performance Company premieres Vaudeville!

One of the things that make Kelly Anderson’s sweet, wry new dance-theatre work Vaudeville! so successful is her choice of music, a knowledgeable selection of stellar performances spanning the century from Bix Beiderbecke and Judy Garland to Jessica Molasky and the Dresden Dolls. Anderson works...
Classical Music/Dance
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

Dance Preview

Danceworks will present La Rossignol, a six-member company of professional musicians and dancers from Castelleone, Italy, on March 14 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre (1661 N. Water St.). La Rossignol has performed in over 40 countries and this tour, which includes only Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles...
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Great Soprano at Vogel

Internationally acclaimed soprano Katarina Vovkova will give her first performances in Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25–26, at Vogel Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Entitled “Casta Diva,” her recital will include well-known arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Dvorak and other great...