Home / Tag: Milwaukee Ballet
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...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dance Preview

For better or for worse, big-budget arts groups like the Milwaukee Rep and the Milwaukee Ballet are obligated to offer an annual repertoire of standards like A Christmas Carol or The Nutcracker, respectively. The guaranteed box-office returns enable them to finance the production of riskier pieces outside of the audience's comfort zone that...
Monday, March 23, 2009

Dance Preview

One can only hope that Milwaukee Ballet hired a film crew to document the production of its latest offering, Genesis. It is not difficult to imagine the dramatic potential in taking a performance piece from sketchbook to stage in just three weeks, yet such was the gauntlet thrown down by Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink. From 30 submissions proposed by artists across...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The exciting season finale of the Milwaukee Ballet Company presented three pieces, including a beautiful world premiere by Artistic Director Michael Pink. At the post-party, Pink happily announced that the company’s firm financial footing was aided by angel Bob Dohmen.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dance Review

The Milwaukee Ballet brought its season to an exuberant end with a finale that showcased the depth and breadth of the talent in this company, ranging from the classical to the modern, surefooted every step of the way. For sheer visual fun, Antony Tudor's take on the Moulin Rouge, "Offenbach in the Underworld" literally provided a glimpse of the "under" world of the can-can dancers (along with their frilly undergarments) as the different social classes meet up in an 1870s café, rife with jealousy, flirtations and ensuing brawls. Drawing upon the music of Jacques Offenbach, Tudor . . .
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dance Preview

Eclecticism will be emphasized at the season finale of the Milwaukee Ballet, according to Artistic Director Michael Pink. "We try to showcase a number of different styles,” he says. “My aim throughout the year is to find a balance between audience expectations, what everyone is used to and would like to see, and the production of challenging, fresh material."
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Milwaukee Ballet at the top of the game

Above us, the sound of feet is plainly audible. We’re sitting underneath one of the Milwaukee Ballet School’s studios in the the game office of the Ballet’s executive director, Dennis Buehler, along with the company’s artistic director, Michael Pink. At times the footfalls of the young dancers are competing with our conversation. They appear so light on Luhrssen their feet onstage, but from below they reverberate like a summer thunderstorm.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

Milwaukee Ballet continues its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream tonight at the Marcus Center with a 7:30 p.m. performance. Guest choreographer Bruce Wells has brought a fresh perspective to the familiar story, focusing largely on the mischievous Puck and star-crossed lovers Titania and Oberon.