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Panadanza Dance Company will present their work, "Respira y Baila" at Danceworks Performance Company's Women Who Dance this coming weekend, exploring the idea that "every woman has a breathtaking story." We can't wait to share the stage with these amazing, strong, talented women. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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These photos are from the 2012 premiere of Sarah Wilbur's "Disclosure Tactics," which dancers from across the Milwaukee community will perform at Danceworks Performance Company's Women Who Dance, which opens one week from today! Join us at Next Act Theatre March 2-4. #FlashbackFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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Author Archives: Deborah Farris

The Many Legs of Danceworks Performance Company

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Spotlight on DPC’s 20th! As I look back on Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th Anniversary Season, I think more of brilliant sunlight than of a spotlight. The season ended with an extravaganza that outshone any collaborative effort to date—and collaboration is … Continue reading

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The Lovely Liz Licht

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Guest Blog Post by Danceworks Performance Company Member Liz Licht Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th-anniversary season marks my sixth with the company, and like each DPC member, I’ve been privileged over the years to explore additional roles at Danceworks. For me, … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Thank You

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Thank you THANK YOU to the many MANY individuals who have made Danceworks’ 11th Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap year a success—two semesters and two competitions! Danceworks’ Director of Community Engagement, Posy Knight, said, “We can do this!” Thank you, … Continue reading

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How Learning to Tango is Like Building a Nonprofit

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A Tango lesson is about timing, taking it a step at a time, building strong relationships, taking risks, being resilient, believing in yourself and finding the joy. Read on to learn how observing faculty and students inspires my continued appreciation of … Continue reading

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On Being a Dancer and Sharing the Joy

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Celebrating Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th Anniversary with a Guest Blog Post by company member Melissa Anderson. I have danced with Danceworks Performance Company since 2002 and teach ballet at Danceworks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Nancy Dianne Studio of Dance. I grew … Continue reading

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DEB FARRIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome to my blog, where I'm hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks…what makes me tick, what keeps me inspired, and where I can share some of the stories worth telling.