I remember the year we said, “Let’s start a youth performance company!” It was in response to all the talent coming out of Danceworks Mad Hot, but that wasn’t the only reason. We wanted a way to keep students … Continue readingTagged Dance Performance, Danceworks, Danceworks Youth Performance Company, DYPC, Youth Dance
Many things have changed around town over the past twenty-five years. But unlike the old corner drugstore on Downer and Kenwood known as Rieglemann’s (which was a mainstay for students at UWM to hang out at back in the day … Continue readingTagged Dance Performance, Danceworks, Danceworks DanceLAB, Danceworks on Tap, dot, interview, Performance, Tap Dance
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 readingTagged Dance in the community, Dance Performance, Danceworks Performance Company, Danceworks Youth Performance Company, Milwaukee Dance
Have you ever wondered how a choreographer comes up with all those steps? This blog post celebrates Danceworks Performance Company’s 20th Anniversary Season with a look into what inspires Artistic Director Dani Kuepper’s choreography. Read on to learn more about … Continue readingTagged Choreographer, Collaboration, Community, Community Artmaking, Dance, Dance Collaboration, Dance Performance, Dancemaking, Ed Burgess, IMAP, Intergenerational Dancemaking, Intergenerational Multi-Arts, Storytelling
Danceworks Performance Company’s roots are grounded in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department. In the early 90’s, UWM Department Chair Marcia Parsons and faculty including Ed Burgess, Janet Lilly and Fern Caulker inspired an environment and work ethic for artists to … Continue readingTagged Dance, Dance Performance, Danceworks Performance Company, DPC 20th Anniversary, United Performing Arts Fund, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UPAF ← Older posts
Welcome to the Danceworks blog, where we're hoping to share a little bit more about the heart and soul behind Danceworks… what made us join the dance and keeps us dancing, what keeps us inspired, and where we can share some of the stories worth telling.