Things Are Brewing in the DanceLAB

 

Danceworks DanceLAB is an experimental performance initiative dedicated to pushing artists and audiences to expand their thinking about dance as an art form.

 

The focus is on collaboration, fusion of forms and current trends in the field; many events include educational components to encourage artist-to-audience dialogue and participation. Danceworks DanceLAB honors and nurtures the development of new works by dance artists by offering year-round opportunities in the form of performances, internships, mentorships, space access and advocacy for artists serving the Milwaukee community. We stay on the lookout for talented emerging or established dance artists. 


Call for Proposals: Movement Media Lab

Are you currently working on a dance film, or looking to begin a new project with movement as the main component? DanceLAB Series is calling for artists and filmmakers working with dance/movement to submit their ideas or works in progress for Movement Media Lab 2019.

 

Film or video in any genre (experimental, narrative, documentary, or animation) will be considered. The definition of dance and movement is broad, and all forms including but not limited to post modern, modern, world, tap, ballet, and hip-hop are encouraged to apply. The Movement Media Lab invites conversation about the process in translating choreography to the camera, the relationship to the body in a 2D format, and the unique ability to highlight movement through camera work and editing. The Lab also looks to connect diverse audiences and communities through movement and film/video. Selected artists will show their finished works on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Danceworks Studio Theatre.

 

Interested artists are required to submit written proposals and biographical information to Danceworks on or before Monday, June 3, 2019 using the proposal form below:

 

Download Information & Proposal Form

 

Please contact Kym McDaniel for more information at kmcdaniel@danceworksmke.org or Danceworks at (414) 277-8480.


Call for Proposals: Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience

For the last 6 years, Danceworks Summer DanceLAB concert Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience has lit up the stage and excited audiences, becoming a crowd favorite. To celebrate some of the choreographers and crews who have contributed to Ignite’s lasting success, this years’ installation will feature six mainstays, including Richard “Budda” Brasfield, Tyara Bennett, Rhea Riley/Krush Dance Crew, Joshua Yang/Origins, Jasper Sanchez/S.A.I.N.T.S, Gabi Sustache, Paul Webb/Danceworks Performance Workshop. In addition to this lineup, we are calling for participation from 2-3 emerging hip hop crews to be a part of this year’s show as a way to honor the DanceLAB mission of embracing established AND emerging artists. Selected emerging artists will showcase their work on Saturday, July 27, 2018 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 28, 2018 at 6:00pm at Danceworks Studio Theatre. Danceworks provides production support, including sound and minimal light design.

 

Interested artists are required to submit written proposals and biographical information to Danceworks on or before, Thursday, June 6, 2019 using the proposal form below:

 

Download Information & Proposal Form

 

Please contact Danceworks Managing Director, Kim Johnson for more information at kjohnson@danceworksmke.org or (414) 277-8480 ext. 6018.


Call for Proposals: Get It Out There

Do you have work that you want to get out there?  Would you like to get feedback on it? What about meeting other artists in hopes of collaborating? GET IT OUT THERE is a concert featuring new work created by Milwaukee performing artists from various disciplines. Selected artists will showcase their work on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Danceworks Studio Theatre. Danceworks provides production support including sound and minimal light design. This performance is presented through the DanceLAB concert series.

 

Interested artists are required to submit written proposals and biographical information to Danceworks on or before Monday, July 1, 2019, using the proposal form below:

 

Download Information and Proposal Form

 

Please contact Gina Laurenzi for more information at glaurenzi@danceworksmke.org or (414) 277-8480 x6003.


Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience

July 27-28, 2019
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Ignite continues to blow up the Danceworks Studio Theatre with the area’s best and most exciting hip hop crews for the 7th year in a row! These high energy performances are a DanceLAB favorite.


DanceLAB Teen

August 3, 2019
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

This concert will feature original work from members of our own Danceworks Youth Performance Company as well as work developed by dancers from our upper level technique classes. DYPC Artistic Manager and Danceworks Performance Company member Gina Laurenzi will work in collaboration with the dancers to create new choreography and structured improvisations on a theme.


Danceworks On Tap

August 10-11, 2019
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Danceworks On Tap will explore the unTAPPED potential of combining the complexity of tap dance with the complexity of science as they unveiled that imagination is the starting point for both artistic and scientific creations.


Movement Media Lab

September 28, 2019
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Local film and video artists will showcase dance and movement-focused media projects in a variety of genres, including experimental, narrative, documentary and animation. The Movement Media Lab invites a process-based approach to analyzing and translating choreography/movement to the screen. The lab also looks at the relationship to the body in a 2D format, and highlighting movement through editing.


Get It Out There

October 12, 2019
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Get It Out There presents the hottest new work in our community created by area performing artists from a variety of disciplines. Immediately following each performance, audience members are invited to stick around to mingle and share feedback with artists.


Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Dani Kuepper, Artistic Director, at 414.277.8480 x6001 or via email.


Photos: Christal Wagner