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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...
Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Milwaukee Ballet Competition Goes Live

As finalists in the Milwaukee Ballet’s “Genesis: International Choreographic Competition,” Mauro de Candia, Lucas Jervies and Edgar Zendejas were chosen from a field of 50 competitors from North American, Europe, Asia and Australia to create new ballets on the company dancers. All three have...
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Danceworks Presents Vaudeville!

Thespis, the world’s first dramatist, honed his revolutionary art in the traveling variety shows of ancient Greece, chanting poetry in alternation with the stunts of acrobats and clowns. The great modern example of this most ancient theatrical format was Vaudeville. From the French voix de ville or “voice of the...
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
“A dancer doesn’t have to emotionalize – he needs to motionalize,” the late great 20th century American choreographer Alwin Nikolais used to say. “He doesn’t even have to be a person – he can be a thing, a place or a time.” Nikolai’s hallucinogenic 1964 work Water Studies will be presented by the UWM Peck School of the...
Classical Music/Dance
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
If you missed the splendid performance of Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others by the Milwaukee Ballet last winter, or want to enjoy again its glittering, humorous vignettes of circus performers and crowds representing a surprising assortment of passions and follies, you have an excellent chance on...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

Intriguing performance to explore the Milwaukee County Historical Society building

“I’ve worked in construction all over downtown Milwaukee and I’ve seen this building all my life, but I’ve never set foot inside. It’s beautiful!” exclaims a middle-aged workman, the only person other than me to visit the Milwaukee County Historical Society building during that noon hour. I was enjoying a personal tour of its newly restored interior, guided by the founding director of Wild Space Dance...