The 2016-17 DPC Season

Our 2016-17 season of concerts celebrated Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th anniversary season. DPC’s 20th year highlighted our signature exciting and unique collaborations, exploring themes from the everyday to the magical!


Photo: Jeff Zmania

Dance In or Take Out?
Dance In – Ran November 3-6, 2016 at Next Act Theatre

Take Out – Order up your favorite dance for a DPC Takeout! 

Want DPC to join you and friends at your work cafeteria or favorite lunch spot? Or how about a performance at a school or senior center in your neighborhood? DPC Takeout is available for free from 12:30-3:00 most Wednesdays and Fridays, November 16-February 10. Contact Artistic Director, Dani Kuepper to order your DPC Take Out, or visit us on Facebook to share your ideas for a unique place to “take out” a dance and be sure to #DPCTakeOut! It’s on us!

Photo: Jeff Zmania

Stories From a Life
Stories From a Life – Ran March 3-5 & 10-12, 2017 at Danceworks Studio Theatre
What is memory? How do we define ourselves by our memories? This multi-media work reflects on the story of guest choreographer Daniel Burkholder’s grandmother, Sophia Saren. Filmed interviews about her childhood, marriage and her journey are interwoven with athletic dancing, monologues, diverse music and audience interactions that invite guests to consider how their own story will live on in history.

Danceworks Performance Company also presented Stories From A Life at Dance Place, Washington D.C. March 25-26, 2017.


Photo: Jeff Zmania | Make-up artist: Kyle Krueger

Handel’s Bestiary: In Search of Animals in Handel’s Operas
Handel’s Bestiary – Ran June 16-17, 2017 at Lynden Sculpture Garden

Handel’s Operas are teeming with animals! Stroll the grounds of Lynden Sculpture Garden in search of the lion, bee, nightingale, snake, elephant and tiger! Come explore the menagerie created when Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Lynden Sculpture Garden reunite in a new collaboration featuring dance and opera by an intergenerational cast of creatures!

Video footage and editing courtesy of DPC Member Christal Wagner.

Photography: Jeff Zmania

UPAF Smart Card holders can redeem their Buy one, get one free ticket (or buy one at half price) for any Danceworks Performance Company concert offer by calling Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6025
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