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Happy Earth Day, Danceworkers! 🌍🌷🌳

In honor of #earthday, we are throwing it back to DPMKE's 2014 performance entitled, "Paleontology of a Woman". All of the costumes for this production were custom made from recycled material by Fashion Designer Timothy Westbrook😍#throwbackthursday This was also our #first collaboration with composer Allen Russell! Time sure does fly!

What are you doing to celebrate earth day? 💙💚

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Make new friends, use your imagination, create original artwork and experience the thrill of performing with Summer Creative Arts Camps in-person at Danceworks or virtually from home! Registration is now OPEN; secure your child's spot today: dwmke.org/scac ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out Danceworks teaching artist, Gabi Sustache, running a class with UWM CHAARG, a health + fitness community on 100+ college campuses. Their mission is to liberate people from the elliptical + show them that fitness can [+ should!] be fun by trying new workouts every week.💪 #communitysupport ... See MoreSee Less

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An Enchanting Evening

Posted on by Deborah Wenzler Farris

The violin called out a sweet message setting a stage of elegance. I lifted my eyes from my conversation to the staircase as the dancers made their entrance and slowly began their descent into the space where the audience stood watching mesmerized and suddenly we were lifted into another dimension, where time stops, the strain of the day disappears and everyone becomes one.

We are all dancers together as the movement before us and within us, unites us–the vibrations of the strings, the dance is coming, the dancers becoming, we are becoming artist brush strokes, intersecting, sleek, sultry swirls of colors, lines extending then retracting, imprints on a palate. Like a gust of breath into the city night air, energy, exertion, a stance is stillness, a vision, a veil lifted, each moment vivid.

No past, no future. The Artist’s canvas. A clean slate. No dissension only beauty descending onto, into us all. Hush. Sweet silence. Somber, solemn stillness before a burst of light breaks forth. New life. This is dance. This is the dance within.

You can become a Danceworks Performance MKE 2019-20 season subscriber! A season subscription includes the upcoming February & May performances for only $50. Enjoy exchange privileges and reserved seating for both shows: Out of Many, One at the Jan Seer Theatre on February 6-8, 2020, and 101 Ways to Enter & Exit (Stage Door Left) at Next Act Theatre on May 14-16, 2020. It doesn’t get any butter than that! Click here for more information!
Photos: Mark Frohna.
Dancer: Kaitlyn Altmann, Danceworks Performance MKE


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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.