Danceworks Performance MKE, formerly Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) – is a new ensemble of performing artists with dynamically different movement training and experiences. We welcome seven new dancers to the season, building upon the strong core of dancers you’ve come to love over the years. The group, led by Artistic Director, Christal Wagner, maintains a commitment to celebrating the vitality and diversity of the Milwaukee arts community, creating works of physical virtuosity and ingenuity, gathered on fertile, common ground.
Danceworks Performance MKE 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.
Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 4:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, August 8, 2021 | 2:30pm & 4:30pm
Location: Danceworks Parking Lot
Danceworks brings together a platter of tasty dance techniques and styles with one commonality: complexity of rhythm. From a sly swing beat to a rocking 4/4 rhythm, Danceworks Performance MKE and Danceworks On Tap will be joined by guest artists Cyenthia Vijaykumar (Kathak Indian classical dance), McNamara McCarthy School of Irish Dance, and Joshua Yang (Hip Hop) to present to you an exploration of rhythmic styles, ranging from weighted percussion via the soles of the feet to the internal rhythm explored by a soulful body. This concert features original music and performance by percussionist Paul Westfahl, and breakout flutist Jennifer Rodriguez. If we were to fit this show in the bottle, it would likely burst before you could take a sip!
Enchanted Park(ing Lot)
October 15-17, 2020// 7pm & 8:30pm
in Danceworks Parking Lot
In their 6th collaboration together, Danceworks Performance MKE & Milwaukee Opera Theatre took art songs outdoors this autumn for a hauntingly beautiful evening in the Danceworks Park(ing Lot). The Milwaukee River and the night sky provided the backdrop for opera and dance that mingled with shadows and mystery. Patrons had to RSVP to reserve a socially distant plot in the lot, brought lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments and enjoyed an evening of enchantement! Proudly featured dancers from Danceworks Youth Performance Company as guests.
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Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.
Photo: Mark Frohna