Monthly Archives: October 2017

Danceworks Performance Co Presents: Mad Li(m)bs, Nov. 11-12 & 16-18!

Danceworks Performance Company invites audiences to the first concert of its 21st season:
Mad Li(m)bs
November 11-12 & 16-18, 2017 • Danceworks Studio Theatre


Danceworks Performance Company kicks off its 2017-18 season with a wild night of dance, comedy and guest choreography provided by the audience in Mad Li(m)bsNovember 11-12 and 16-18 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee.

Artistic Director Dani Kuepper and company members Kim Johnson, Melissa Anderson, Christal Wagner, Liz Licht and Gina Laurenzi invite the audience to have a say in what happens next, by filling in the blanks as dances unfold. The audience is in control of the various twists and turns, and will enjoy the clever, raucous fun of turning the tables on contemporary dance genres, classical ballet narratives and current dance fads alike. At its’ heart, Mad Li(m)bs is a celebration of Danceworks Performance Company’s audience, who are invited to enjoy dance and art on their own terms.

Don’t miss guest improvisers/actors Jason Powell and Andréa Moser, as well as guest improvisers/dancers Zach Schorsch, Christa Smutek, Bobby Miles, and Morgan Williams as they join Danceworks Performance Company in this entertaining evening of audience suggestions, ad-libbing limbs and general hilarity. Watch as dances develop, unfold, and come to moments of heightened suspense – or brilliantly crash and burn!


Mad Li(m)bs opens Saturday, November 11, at Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. The full schedule of performances is:

Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm — *Post-show reception directly following concert

Sunday, November 12, 7:30pm

Thursday, November 16, 8:00pm

Friday, November 17, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 18, 7:30pm


Premium Reserved – $27
General Admission – $22
Student/Senior – $16

Subscriptions for Danceworks Performance Company’s 2017-18 season are also available. Season subscriptions cost $60, offering reserved seating, exchange privileges and a savings of more than 25% off single ticket prices.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by visiting, calling the Danceworks Box Office at 414-277-8480, ext. 6025, or visiting the Danceworks box office, at 1661 N. Water Street, Milwaukee.

Get Tickets for the Holiday Ballroom Dance Party at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center!

Holiday Ballroom Dance Party at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

December 10, 2017, 12:00–3:30 p.m.
Take a break from the hectic holiday season with an elegant afternoon on the dance floor! Get moving to music with our DJ, sip a refreshing drink, meet new people, watch dance demonstrations, and mix it up with other dancers.

$5 Fox-trot lesson at 11:00 a.m.
$12 ($10 member)
Register >

Danceworks DanceLAB Written Proposals Due November 21, 2017, for next Get It Out There!

Danceworks DanceLAB is putting a call out for participation in the next Get It Out There, January 20, 2018, at Danceworks Studio Theater.

Dancer: Kym McDaniel – Photographer: Christal Wagner

Do you have work that you want to get out there? Would you like to get feedback on it? What about meeting other artists in hopes of collaborating? GET IT OUT THERE is a concert featuring new work created by Milwaukee performing artists from various disciplines. Selected artists will showcase their work on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Danceworks Studio Theatre. Danceworks provides production support including sound and minimal light design. This performance is presented through the DanceLAB concert series.

Interested artists are required to submit written proposals and biographical information to Danceworks on or before Tuesday, November 21, 2017 using this form.


For more information, please contact Danceworks Senior Director of Programs, Kim Johnson at 414.277.8480 x6018 or via email.

Aparna Ramaswamy, classical Bharatanatyam Indian dancer,to perform at the Wilson Center!

Classical Bharatanatyam Indian dancer,  Aparna Ramaswamy, to perform THEY ROSE AT DAWN at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:00pm 10:00pm

They Rose at Dawn is a full-evening solo performed by classical Bharatanatyam Indian dancer Aparna Ramaswamy, accompanied by a stellar ensemble of Carnatic musicians, which examines women as carriers of ritual. As humans, we endure and thrive through our transmission of wisdom from one generation to the next. Navigating inner and outer worlds, women are the primordial source of all creation: the compassionate mother; the lover, exuberant and erotic; the embodiment of power and strength. For Ramaswamy, these intergenerational conversations provide a forum to create intricate and complex worlds that convey a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. They Rose at Dawn premiered October 6-9, 2015, at The Joyce Theater and has been awarded a National Dance Project touring subsidy for 16/17. 

Simone Ferro Presents “Dancing on the Ceiling”

Simone Ferro Presents “Dancing on the Ceiling”
*Venue change: All performances will be held at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Mitchell Hall, Room 254.

A unique group of six nationally and internationally critically acclaimed, award-winning performers ranging in age from 53 to 66—whose careers jointly span nearly 210 years—join together to present a unique evening of dance and physical theater. Known for their gutsy and mature voices, these seasoned artists have broken through and are now DANCING ON THE CEILING as they explore the fabric of women’s lives with strength, poignancy and wit. An evening of original solos, DANCING ON THE CEILING was created as a national touring project.

Image: Frank Walsh-Corningworks

With solo works by Charlotte Adams, Beth Corning, Simone Ferro, Sara Hook, Deb Loewen and Li-Chiao Ping.

*Please note: Appropriate for Mature Audiences. One piece on this concert contains nudity.

Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2:00pm

*Venue change: All performances will be held at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Mitchell Hall, Room 254.

Tickets: $25 Reserved // $20 General // $15 Student & Senior