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We’ve teamed up with our good friends over at Pabst Theater Group to give ONE lucky winner TWO tickets to #DancingWithTheStars Live Tour 2020 coming up on March 14! 🙌

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To celebrate the upcoming DanceLAB Emerging Choreographers performance entitled "an·am·ne·sis", we asked performing artists Maggie Seer, Zach Schorch and the rest of their cast to recall their most embarrassing memory. YIKES! This is what Maggie had to say:

"One of my most embarrassing memories, and coincidentally one of my earliest memories is from kindergarten. We had one bathroom in the classroom and there were many students in line to use it. After waiting in line for what seemed like 30 minutes, I couldn't hold it any longer and peed on the floor. I was mortified so I walked around this little bookcase that was along our bathroom line and stood behind it to wait for my turn. A minute later, our parent helper asked if something had spilled on the floor. Of course I didn't say anything, I was mortified. I finally got in the bathroom and had to take off my matching cheetah skort and top, and my tights - they were soaked. I knew I couldn't put the tights back on, so I stuffed them in my coat pocket for the rest of the day."

Get your tickets NOW for DanceLAB Emerging Choreographers at dwmke.org/purchasetickets. Photo by Christal Wagner.
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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.