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Monday, May 6, 2013

Theatre Gigante marks 25 years with a new Electra

 "When you want to know what grief means, remember me," Electra tells the Chorus of Female Slaves in The Oresteia, the 2,500-year-old dramatization by the Greek playwright Aeschylus of King Agamemnon's bloody
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ferne Caulker Bronson’s ‘Sweet Grass Project’

 The infectious sound of African drums guided me to the rehearsal room at UW-Milwaukee's Mitchell Hall. Ferne Caulker Bronson, the choreographer and artistic director of Ko-Thi Dance Company since its founding in 1969
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, April 15, 2013

Wild contrasts at the Milwaukee Ballet

 In Mozart Requiem, the first of three wildly contrasting works presented by Milwaukee Ballet in its immensely enjoyable “Spring Series” last weekend, Amy Seiwert's choreography mirrors the structure of Mozart's work for
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, April 12, 2013

Milwaukee Ballet's Eclectic Spring Series

 With Mozart, Sammy Davis, Jr. and DJ Wax Tailor as musical inspirations, the three contemporary works in Milwaukee Ballet's Spring Series could hardly be more different. Once again, Artistic Director Michael Pink has
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, March 18, 2013

Wild Space’s luscious, ecstatic dance concert

Debra Loewen and her Wild Space Dance Company are having a spectacular season. Following last fall’s stunning “Milwaukee 360,” their new concert at the Stiemke Studio Theatre, “Luscious” (March 14-16), was one of the
A&E Feature
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wild Space’s luscious, ecstatic dance concert

In Debra Loewen's brilliant Milwaukee 360 dance show last fall, the audience stood in the chill night air on top of the parking structure of the former Pabst Brewery and looked
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