Danceworks Performance MKE, formerly Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) – is an ensemble of performing artists with dynamically different movement training and experiences that uses its diverse breadth of techniques to strengthen the virtuosity of art making through dance performance. They return to the stage after a year of outdoor and virtual collaborations. The group maintains a commitment to celebrating the vitality and diversity of the Milwaukee arts community, creating works with curiosity and rigor, heightening the voices and talents of our skilled performers and community members.
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.
August 7-8, 2021
in Danceworks Parking Lot
Danceworks brought 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 were 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 featured 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!
Artist Sponsorship by Bob BaldersonIn-Kind Sponsorship by Ogden & Company, Inc.
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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Photo: Mark Frohna