The Paul Taylor Dance Company is part of the PERFORMING ARTS SERIES 2016/2017 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts featuring titans of jazz, seminal dance companies, internationally acclaimed artists, and visceral singer/songwriters, the eclectic programming of our flagship Performing Arts Series is second-to-none in virtuosity and cultural breadth.
Friday, May 12, 2017
One of the seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Paul Taylor continues to shape the homegrown American art of modern dance that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. Described as “America’s most magnificent dancing machine performing America’s most deeply communicative and wildly theatrical modern dance” (San Francisco Examiner) and “one of the few indisputably great dance companies in the world” (New York Post), Paul Taylor Dance Company is the perfect finale to our 15th Anniversary Season!
This class brings together the healing powers of both dance and nature. Quiet meditation, lightly facilitated movement, contemplation, and group reflection through movement/dance. Previous dance experience not required. Learn More
Dancers of all ages and abilities, from novices to pre-professionals, are invited to spend a week dancing in an idyllic setting in Oregon, Wisconsin with LCPD company dancers and trainers.
Choose from three sessions: Community & Youth, Pre/Professional Youth, or Pre/Professional. Daily workshops and classes offer a wide variety of dance training, including creative dance classes, yoga and pilates, contemporary/modern dance technique, and performance.
Summer Dance 2016 culminates with a public performance on June 25th* at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space at Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave., Madison, Wis.
Guest Artist Master Workshop with Miki Orihara, former Principal Dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company AND Stephen Pier, former Principal Dancer with José Limón Dance Company.
August 16-21, 2016 (TUES-SUN)
For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers Pre-Professional and Professional ages 12-adult. Learn Graham & Limón Technique & Repertory from the masters. Informal Showing at the end of the workshop.
Nearly 2,200 Milwaukee students from 45 schools (40 MPS schools) will take center stage in the tenth annual, citywide Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap (MHBT) Competition. This event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT MAD HOT BALLROOM AND TAP
The primary goals are to:
To improve students’ social and emotional skills;
To improve students’ respect for self and others;
To improve students’ attitudes toward physical activity.
Danceworks MHBT runs February – May. Participating schools select one 4th or 5th grade classroom to participate in tap and one 5th or 6th grade classroom to participate in ballroom. Danceworks instructors provide one-hour dance classes twice per week for each style of dance over the course of 12 weeks – 24 total hours of dance per classroom. Culminating performance at each school, as well as an annual Danceworks MHBT Competition held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee, cap off the program in May. Families incur no costs for this program.
For more information about Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program, click here.
Guest Artist Master Workshop with Martin Løfsnes, Artistic Director of NYC’s 360 Dance Company and former Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company.
August 9-14, 2016 (TUES-SUN)
For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers Pre-Professional and Professional ages 12-adult. Learn Graham Technique from a master and learn repertory from his award winning NYC dance company. Informal Showing at the end of the workshop.
The fun begins with ballroom dance activities including a lighthearted, amateur partner dance competition open to dancers and nondancers alike as well as drink specials from the cash bar and tempting small plates. Then, let loose with freestyle dancing and mingling to fresh Latin rhythms.
Email email@example.com to sign up for the dance contest.