Danceworks Performance Company’s 2018-19 Season

Danceworks Performance Company is thrilled to announce our 2018-19 season!

Danceworks Performance Company is a dynamic group of dancers/choreographers that is committed to creating and performing contemporary dance that is physical, virtuosic, entertaining and honest. Collaboration fuels the creative vision of the company members as they regularly work alongside guest artists, including musicians, poets, visual artists, actors and choreographers. Danceworks Performance Company strives to make its work relevant and accessible to a wide range of audience members by regularly performing and teaching workshops and residencies in diverse communities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Single tickets/season subscriptions on sale now! Call 414.277.8480 to purchase your season subscription.

Carmina Burana

March 15-17, 20-24 & 27-31, 2019

Friday & Saturday, March 15-16, 7:30pm
Wednesday-Friday, March 20-22, 7:30pm
Saturdays, March 23 & 30,
2:00 & 7:30pm
Wednesday-Friday, March 27-29, 7:30pm
Sundays, March 17, 24 & 31, 2:00pm
at Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center

In collaboration with Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Chant Claire Chamber Choir. Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and choreographed by Dani Kuepper.

Featuring the thrilling music of composer Carl Orff, this cantata takes an unflinching look at of the pleasures and perils of the human condition. Four organizations unite to re-conceive this masterpiece for the intimate Cabot stage as “total theatre,” in which music, dance and words are inseparable. Ages 8 and up. Photo: Christal Wagner.

Purchase Tickets through Skylight Music Theatre

Purchase Tickets: Single tickets must be purchased through the Skylight Music Theatre Box Office

Season Subscription: All 3 Concerts $75 | Click here for all the details!

Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames

ran October 20-21 & 25-28, 2018
at Danceworks Studio Theatre

>Click here to view the full Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames playbill

>Click here to meet the artists behind Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames

Levi Fisher Ames was a self-taught woodcarver, a Civil War vet who carved a menagerie of real and mythical animals and took his show on the road. This interdisciplinary piece imagined Levi on his final day, his memories, family, showmanship and his fantastical relationship with the creatures he created. Comic and tragic, poetic and bizarre, Against the Grain explored a veteran’s return, the birth of an artist, mortality and old-time Wisconsin entertainment. Photo: Kym McDaniel.

In collaboration with Theatre MXT. Written by Edward Morgan & John Kishline, directed by Edward Morgan, choreographed by Dani Kuepper, film by Kym McDaniel. The Guest Artist/Collaborator/Actor Fees for this production were sponsored by John Shannon and Jan Serr.

Torch and Glamour: An Exploration of Love and Illusion

ran February 9-10 & 14-16, 2019
at Danceworks Studio Theatre

>Click here to view the full Torch & Glamour: An Exploration of Love & Illusion playbill

>Click here to meet the artists behind Torch & Glamour: An Exploration of Love & Illusion

Love is in the air…and going up in flames! Guest artists Andréa Moser and Ryan Cappelman emceed a variety show of hilarious heartbreak that featured Danceworks Performance Company as dancers, singers, rappers, pianists, lip sync artists and more! DPC looked to the audience for advice on love, romance and dance moves. The audience was invited to help us tackle the comedy and tragedy of love and loss in an evening of romance on the rocks. Photo: Jeff Zmania.

Featured guest artists Andréa Moser & Ryan Cappelman. Torch and Glamour’s guests and opening night reception were sponsored by Jane Lewis and Mickey Maier.

Become a Season Subscriber for 2018-19!


Subscriptions for the 2018-19 season come with benefits:

  • The best pricing. Save 20% off single ticket pricing!
  • Premium seating. Your guaranteed reserved seats will be set aside for you in advance.
  • Exchange privileges. Can’t make your performance? Exchange your tickets for another date by phone or at the Box Office, free of charge.
  • Deal with one Box Office. No need to call Skylight Music Theatre about Carmina Burana – let us take care of that for you!
  • Your name listed in the program as a thank you for supporting Danceworks Performance Company’s season.
Call 414.277.8480 to Purchase Your Season Subscription

Subscription Pricing

*New! Choose Between Two Subscription Levels:

  • Just $45 for the first two concerts of the season (Against the Grain & Torch and Glamour)
  • Just $75 for all three concerts (Against the GrainTorch and Glamour, & Carmina Burana)

Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.

UPAF Smart Card holders can redeem their Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket (or buy one at half price) for any Danceworks Performance Company concert offer by calling Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.

Season Photo: Christal Wagner; Subscriber Photos: Paul Ruffolo