Monthly Archives: April 2018

UW-Milwaukee Dance Department Presents SPRINGDANCES 2018, April 26-29!

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Presents  SPRINGDANCES 2018
When:  April 26 – 29, 2018
Where:   Kenilworth Square East | 1925 E. Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States 
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Joy, heritage, and memory will be embodied in Springdances. Bringing together new works by Dance alumni Dani Kuepper and Kym McDaniel, as well as the introduction of community artist Dawn Springer and LA based dance activist Ana Maria Alvarez, founding Artistic Director of the acclaimed Urban Latin Dance Theater.

Venue: Kenilworth Square East, 5th Fl
Kenilworth Square East | 1925 E. Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States 

General – $20 Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff – $15 Students and under 18 – $10 Majors – Free

The Annual UW-Madison H’Doubler Student Concert, April 19-21!

What:  The Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison H’Doubler Student Concert
When:  April 19-21, 2018
Where:  At the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue.

The concert will feature the contemporary dance works of student choreographers John Paul Alejandro, Kimi Evelyn, Amanda Graziano, Elisa Hildner, Aliya Mayers, Megan Schimke, Alice Svetic, Annee Welbel, Sam Welbel and the Sophomore Cohort.

A mix of solo, duet and group works will be presented that explore what it takes to navigate through and beyond experiences that affect the body and mind. This concert challenges the choreographers, performers and the audience to consider what is going on in the world and to ask ourselves how we are living, what must and what can change, and what lies ahead. Topics of inquiry in the works include identity and individuality, power and relationship dynamics, female stereotypes, the ability to reassert control, to regain pleasure, and to move beyond restrictions.

Purchase tickets at the Campus Arts Box Office, 1st floor Memorial Union or online at, $17/general admission and $10/students and seniors.

There will be a post-performance reception on Friday, April 20 with the student choreographers and performers in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall immediately following the show. Refreshments will be served. 

April 19th @ 8:00pm  |  Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall 

April 20th @ 8:00pm  |  Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall

April 21st @ 2:30pm  |  Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall

Join Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance for their Annual Student Recital!

Join Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance for their Annual Student Recital
Where:  Oakwood Village Auditorium on Saturday
Date:  April 28th, 7:00pm
Free Admission!

Dancers of all ages and levels perform traditional and new choreographies. Join us for a lively evening of beautiful dancing, colorful costumes, castanets and even live music from Madison’s premier cajon player, Juan Tomas Martinez Paris! Please stay afterwards for drinks and treats after the recital!

For more information call 608-250-0359 or visit visit

Kanopy Dance’s “Radiance” Opens Friday, April 13, 2018!

Photo by Shawn Harper and Design by Cathy Sheets

Kanopy Dance Company Presents, RadianceBrilliance. Luminescence. To spill over with fire from within.
To shine a light. To inspire.

Celebrate 50 years of extraordinary, radiant choreography created by Lonny Joseph Gordon, including his piece “Radiant Shaman” and a new work devised in collaboration for Kanopy Dance called “Bench, Benches, Benchmark.” Enjoy Winifred Haun & Dancers performing “Trashed.” Then bask in the glowing work of the Kanopy family, with original pieces by Company members, and local guest artists Kiro Kopulos and Georgia Corner. 

Guest Artists: Lonny Joseph Gordon, Artistic Director of GORDONDANCE; Winifred Haun, Artistic Director of Winifred Haun & Dancers Chicago and her dancers. 

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night: Friday, Apr 13, 7PM-7:30PM, Promenade Hall, Overture Center. Show ticket or ticket stub to Radiance for admittance. Meet the artists.

Fri 4/13/18 7:30PM : Promenade Hall
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Sat 4/14/18 5:00PM : Promenade Hall
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Sat 4/14/18 8:00PM : Promenade Hall
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Sun 4/15/18 2:30PM : Promenade Hall
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Danceworks Performance Company’s “Secrets from the Wide Sky,” Opens April 14, 2018!

Secrets from the Wide Sky

Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 
Thursday, April 19, 
Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 
at Danceworks Studio Theatre

Danceworks Performance Company’s Partnership with Composer Allen Russell is Sponsored by the Edmund Assaly Memorial Fund

And don’t miss:

Post-show Talkbacks (20 min): April 14, 19, 20

Pre-show Meet & Greet with Artistic Director Dani Kuepper: Saturday, April 21

Advance Purchase Tickets: 
$27 Reserved Seating | $22 General Admission | $16 Student & Senior

Walk-Up Tickets:  
$25 General Admission | $18 Student & Senior


What is your secret to life? To success? Will you share your secret ingredient? Are you guarding a secret of your own or the secret of someone else? Are secrets better kept or shared? Join Danceworks Performance Company and composer Allen Russell for an evening length concert of original music and dance inspired by the ‘secrets’ of intergenerational Milwaukee community members. Don’t worry… your secret is safe with us!


What is your secret to life? To success? Will you share your secret ingredient? Are you guarding a secret of your own or the secret of someone else? Are secrets better kept or shared? Join Danceworks Performance Company and composer Allen Russell for an evening length concert of original music and dance inspired by the ‘secrets’ of intergenerational Milwaukee community members. Don’t worry… your secret is safe with us!


National Water Dance, Saturday, April 14, Memorial Union Terrace!

“Dancing for Water”
40 States Dance Across America,
Puerto Rico, Canada, and MexicoWHAT: 3rd Bi-Annual National Water Dance
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 3pm CST (Live streamed)
WHERE: University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace
800 Langdon Street,  Madison, WI

For a full list of participating cities & states, please visit

TICKETS: Free & Open to the Community

Madison event:

National Water Dance Projects
3rd Annual National Water Dance
April 14, 2018, 3pm CST

Coming together on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm CST are 1500 dancers from across the country to perform a site-specific dance at a river, a bay, a lake, the ocean, or any water site nearby. From Seattle to Miami, Maine to Puerto Rico, Canada to Mexico, Madison area dancers will join others from professional dance companies, colleges and universities, private dance schools, elementary, middle and high schools, uniting to celebrate and take responsibility for protecting our Water.

“We’re all connected,” said NWD Projects producer, Dale Andree, founder and artistic director of National Water Dance. “What we’ve done is create a community of dancers across the country, including Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico, who want to involve dance in the national conversation about water issues. For the April 14thevent, each dance institution will engage with their community creating their own event; and connecting everyone is the internet, where dancers share movement phrases, personal choreographic processes, and local stories about water. On Saturday, April 14 at exactly 3pm CST everyone will begin their performances with the same phrase, uniting us all through movement.”

National Water Dance continues to forge alliances between the arts and the national environmental community. NWD Projects and artists living in the Great Lakes region are working with CELDF (Community Development Legal Defense Fund), who are fighting for the legal rights of nature around the world. NWD Projects is partnering with Pedestrian Wanderlust, a NYC-based movement of dance artists creating dances in public places. The 2018 National Water Dance will be Live streamed, which also will include Google Hangouts and Facebook Live.

Over one hundred schools, colleges, universities and dance companies are participating, as well as independent choreographers in 2018 National Water Dance. According to Ms. Andree, making connections is one of the most important aspects of National Water Dance. 

  • Laurel Nakanishi and Smile Garcia, who teaches at Maryknoll High School, are combining poetry and dance in Honolulu schools, and have created a pen pal poetry exchange with Conchita Espinosa Academy in Miami. 
  • NYC based-choreographer Rodney Brown’s project is called‘Water as a Coffin/Water Coffin”, using dance and visual imagery to probe the connection between water and the forced migration of Africans to the new world as a means of raising awareness about water, history and African American lives near New York City settlement. 
  • In Florida, NWD Projects, through a grant from the Division of Cultural Affairs, is working with Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Sarasota Contemporary Dance and Ballet Palm Beach to create a Florida link between the sites by integrating the work of Rev. Houston Cypress of the Otter Clan. As a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and a founding member of Love the Everglades, Mr. Cypress’swork underscores the deep connections that all Floridians have with the Everglades and how that ecosystem remains the heart of Florida. . 
  • Katherine Kramer Projects and Breakthrough Dance Company will be collaborating with UW Madison dancers and other community dancers in drawing attention to environmental impacts on the area lakes and rivers. 
  • Ballet Palm Beach is collaborating with the Loggerhead Museum at Juno Pier at Juno Beach and Oxbridge Academy, to reflect the impact of fishing pollution on turtle migration 
  • The collaboration with Pedestrian Wanderlust has augmented the community building locally and nationally creating videos in Madison, Wisconsin, Miami and Puerto Rico, where we’ll be visiting areas that were devastated by the hurricane. 

“The fact that something like this was going on in so many different states felt quite breathtaking and in the same breath was humbling to be a small part of the big picture,” Danella Bedford, teacher, Conchita Espinosa Academy, Miami.

For more information contact:

The Milwaukee Ballet’s Premiere of Beauty and the Beast, Thursday, April 12, 2018!

Beauty and the Beast takes the stage next week!
The Milwaukee Ballet’s world premiere has something for everyone: a sweeping love story, vivid costumes, magical sets and lighting, and plenty of wonder. Experience this tale as old as time, told anew by Milwaukee Ballet’s Michael Pink.

Buy your tickets today!
– Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm – Buy Tickets (Best availability)
– Friday, April 13, 7:30pm – Buy Tickets (Good Availability)
– Saturday, April 14, 1:30pm – Buy Tickets (Nearly Sold Out!)
– Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm – Buy Tickets (Limited availability)
– Sunday, April 15, 1:30pm – Buy Tickets (Nearly Sold Out!)

Call Milwaukee Ballet box office at (414) 902-2103 or buy online.

Learn more about the production
Prepare for the show with our audience guide, including background on Michael Pink’s vision for this world premiere, details on the creative team, and historical facts on the story.
View it here.

Master Class with Winifred Haun at Kanopy Dance Company, April 14!

Master Class with Winifred Haun at Kanopy Dance Company
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:30am to 12:00non
Where: Kanopy Dance Company Studio
341 State St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Master Class with Winifred Haun
Artistic Director Winifred Haun & Dancers Chicago

Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 11-Adult
Saturday April 14, 2018
Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703

Winifred Haun, is a veteran choreographer and dancer. She was a soloist with the critically acclaimed Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre from 1985 to 1991. Ms. Haun won three Ruth Page Award nominations for Choreography and Performance and in 1999, she won the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Community. Ms. Haun’s

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company Auditions, Saturday, April 14, 2018

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company (MCVD) Auditions
When:  Saturday, April 14, 2018
Where: A Step Above Dance & Music Academy
5901 Monona Dr, Monona, Wisconsin 53716
Time:  3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company (MCVD) is a professional dance company based in Madison, Wisconsin.

The company provides performances, workshops, a pre-professional summer intensive, community outreach classes, and a community dance newsletter each season. 

Company members have the opportunity to take a class, perform at The Overture Center and get involved in community outreach and teaching. Returning company members have the opportunity to choreograph for the season’s performances. 

MCVD is looking for artistic, collaborative and hard working male and female dancers ages 18 and up.