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. 


Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience

Saturday, July 27 // 6pm & 8pm
Sunday, July 28 // 6pm
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Presented by an Anonymous Community Donor

 

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.

 

 

Ticket Info:

Advanced Purchase Tickets: Reserved Seating $19 // General Admission $16 // Student, Senior & Military $12

Walk Up Tickets: General Admission $19 // Student, Senior & Military $14

 

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DanceLAB Teen: Conversations

Saturday, August 3 // 7:30pm
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

 

This concert features original work from Danceworks Youth Performance Company Artistic Manager and Danceworks Performance Company member, Gina Laurenzi. Laurenzi will set new choreography, improvisational structures, and infuse movement created by dancers throughout to create a unique collaboration with teen artists. Concepts will be drawn from both the dancers’ own personal experiences and the moods the music evokes. DanceLAB Teen: Conversations features the music of Chicago band, Twin Talk.

 

Ticket Info:

Advanced Purchase Tickets: Reserved Seating $14 // General Admission $11 // Student, Senior & Military $9

Walk Up Tickets: General Admission $14 // Student, Senior & Military $11

 

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Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk

Saturday, August 10 // 6pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 11 // 2:30pm & 6pm
at the Danceworks Studio Theatre

Presented by Jane Lewis & Mickey Maier 
Additional support from Lamont A. Johnson, Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, and Bob Balderson

Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk will send and receive messages through rhythmic communication in a dynamic exchange. Unfolding sequences and layers of audible texture create what is most unique about tap dancing — movement your eyes can hear! Come join the conversation!

 

Ticket Info:

Advanced Purchase Tickets: Reserved Seating $19 // General Admission $16 // Student, Senior & Military $12

Walk Up Tickets: General Admission $19 // Student, Senior & Military $14

 

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Movement Media Lab

Saturday, September 28 // 8pm
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.

 

 

 

Ticket Info:

Advanced Purchase Tickets: Reserved Seating $13 // General Admission $10 // Student, Senior & Military $8

Walk Up Tickets: General Admission $13 // Student, Senior & Military $10

 

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Get It Out There

Saturday, October 12 // 6pm & 8pm
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.

 

 

 

Ticket Info:

Advanced Purchase Tickets: Reserved Seating $13 // General Admission $10 // Student, Senior & Military $8

Walk Up Tickets: General Admission $13 // Student, Senior & Military $10

 

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


Photo: Something Unique Film