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There's a LOT going on this 💕February💕 at Danceworks. We don't want you to miss a thing, so we are giving you a run down of the #monthinaminute that you can quickly watch to find just the right class, workshop or performance for you! Head to danceworksmke.org/february-happenings/ for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join us in congratulating Li Chiao-Ping and Danceworks very own Christal Wagner & Elisabeth Roskopf, the creative team behind “Provenance: a letter to my daughter”. This film won Best Direction at the Experimental Dance Film Festival, and was also selected to screen at Radfest in early March! 🎉✨This is a stunning film about a transnational adoptee’s personal experiences with struggling with identity, belonging and inclusion growing up in the Midwest of America. Directed and choreographed by Li Chiao-Ping, dancer Elisabeth Roskopf’s exquisite gestures and personal story reclaiming her heritage are captured beautifully by cinematographer and editor Christal Wagner. The film originally premiered at Danceworks Performance MKE’s show SOBRIQUET back in May 2022.CONGRATULATIONS to these three artists🎊 ... 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.