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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
“Nobody should be stuck with just one diet,” says Artistic Director Michael Pink, whose ballets comprise much of the season. The “Spring Series” offers new, contemporary...
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Michael Pink makes fine use of ballet traditions to expose the heart of Bram Stoker's late-Romantic masterpiece, Dracula. The opening-night performance, with a wonderful score by Philip Feeney and first-rate designs by Lez Brotherston and Paul Pyant...
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Costume party to complement Michael Pink's 'Dracula'

If you know the Milwaukee Ballet and the work of its director and choreographer Michael Pink, you need no further prompting to see Dracula, running Oct. 27-30 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Pink's 1996 adaptation of Bram Stoker's...
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...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Luz San Miguel and Ryan Martin rehearse a pas de deux for Milwaukee Ballet's upcoming production of Coppélia, the slightly macabre comic ballet with music by Leo Delibes. They will dance the lead roles of Swanhilda and Franz in alternation with Julianne Kepley...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
I recently had an opportunity to sit down with the three newest additions to the Milwaukee Ballet, Julianne Kepley, Joshua Reynolds and Tanner Schwartz. I asked them how they joined the company...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
In the fields of dance and hybrid performance, almost every work presented in our town is brand new. Debra Loewen is among the most original of the originators. She has been making dances here for so long that the life energy of our city is somehow always her subject and everything her Wild Space...
Monday, May 17, 2010

Dance Review

Milwaukee Ballet’s new Peter Pan is visually and aurally ravishing. The bedrock of the work is Philip Feeney’s thrilling score, commissioned by the company for this world premiere and triumphantly performed by the Ballet Orchestra and the Milwaukee Children’s Choir under conductor Pasquale Laurino. In the music as in the dancing...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Michael Pink debuts world premiere based on J.M. Barrie story

The Milwaukee Ballet’s new Peter Pan by Artistic Director Michael Pink could be the most spectacular show ever originated in Milwaukee. The list of reasons to see it is mighty compelling. One of Pink’s aims is to prove that a big theatrical statement with high production values, an original score and a live orchestra can be made at a reasonable cost. In this case, that’s less than a half-million dollars...
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Dance Preview

The accomplished dancers of the Milwaukee Ballet are the unifying thread to three radically different new works in a program called “Innovative Motion” at the Pabst Theater, Feb. 11-14. Salvatore Aiello was the artistic director and choreographer for the North Carolina Dance Theatre before his death in 1995. His work, especially Clowns and Others (1978), is steadily gaining recognition under the care of his ballet master, Jerri Kumery...

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