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Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Genesis of sublime, expressive contemporary ballet

 No pointe shoes appeared on the Pabst Theatre stage during “Genesis, the Milwaukee Ballet’s international competition for emerging ballet choreographers. The dances in the program were thoroughly contemporary in
A&E Feature
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Helping Artists Stay In Town

 RedLine Milwaukee is an art gallery and studio space as well as a mecca for artists and arts education in Milwaukee. It has a community print shop and computer room, a classroom and a meeting room, library, kitchen
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
The Danceworks Performance Company is giving one of its finest concerts under an unassuming title, “Serendipity.” Each of its six pieces deserves a longer life than this short run will permit. The remaining performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 7-9
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Three winners perform at annual choreography contest

Milwaukee Ballet is probably right to call “Genesis” one of the only truly international choreographic competitions in existence. Artistic Director Michael Pink chose this year's finalists from over 30 applicants representing six nations. Choreographers submitted videos of past work and
A&E Feature
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Danceworks teaches Milwaukee to move

 “Serendipity” is the title of the new Danceworks Performance Company opening this weekend at their user-friendly studio on North Water Street. Happy accidents certainly occur in the development of artworks and institutions, but the success of Danceworks, now in its twentieth year
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Meaningful theater for young audiences

Ruth, an African-American student at Milwaukee’s Fourth Street School, grieving her brother’s murder by police during the city’s battles for open housing, has gone truant. Forced back to school, she is assigned to give
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
 The Voyage of the Maori To New Zealand was written in Esperanto by Brendon H. Clark, a noted New Zealand proponent of the attempt to formulate and popularize an international language. As translated by UW-Milwaukee
Classical Music/Dance
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Milwaukee choreographers get out of town

 “G O T / I T (Get Out of Town/In Transition)” is the largely tongue-in-cheek title of a dance concert by two choreographers with strong Milwaukee ties who've just left town. Elizabeth Johnson, founder and artistic
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker

 In a faraway land in the days when nuts were sold in shells, a magician named Drosselmeyer made a soldier-shaped voodoo doll with teeth. He presented this totem to young Clara at her wealthy family’s Christmas feast.
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

12 performances, 12 hours on 12-12-12

 Pegi Christiansen has made performance art for 12 years. She has also sought out, chronicled and fostered efforts by other Milwaukee artists to create meaningful, memorable, even life changing live performances that don’t quite