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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
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
Thursday, March 14, 2013
"Honestly, I'm not a big drinker," says the British-born director who is lighting up the Rep, "especially now with a 17-month-old girl at home, but I'm partial every now and then to a finely crafted cocktail.” Where better to go than this wonderfully camp retro bar? “It serves up the best-made
Friday, March 8, 2013
 Glam Galore: The Milwaukee Ballet’s “GlamROCK! The Ball 2013” was an over-the-top, first-rate blowout. IG Designs’ Eli McKinney and Kirk Kohlbeck transformed the Pfister Hotel’s ballroom into a swanky nightclub.
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
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
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Getting Comfortable with The Nutcracker

In the darkness and cold of winter, we draw together for comfort. Holiday traditions help us find our lives again through the rituals we share. As a tuxedoed cabaret crooner, I return to the classic holiday standards every year
Thursday, July 5, 2012
As if sensing my feelings—namely, that it was a privilege to be sitting in the tiny Carte Blanche Studios theatre so close to the riveting dancer Isaac Sharratt as he gave his all in the opening passages of choreographer Cheyla Clawson's...

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