Monthly Archives: February 2019

Get Tickets for Valley Academy for the Arts, “Kaleidoscope,” Saturday, March 9, 2019!

Kaleidoscope
The Grand Oshkosh
Saturday, March 9, 2019
2:00 pm

Vision Dance Theatre will premier their production of Kaleidoscope at The Grand Oshkosh.  Kaleidoscope features devoted pre-professional dancers who study at Valley Academy for the Arts.  This dance company trains every day in the Vaganova (Russian) ballet technique.  This provides an excellent foundation for other styles of dance, as will be performed in this show.

Combining moving music and passionate performance, Kaleidoscope will delight and impress audience members of all ages.

Tickets $20|15
Prices are inclusive of tax, facility, and ticketing fees.

The Wisconsin Union Theater Welcomes The Chieftains on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 7:30pm in Shannon Hall!

The Chieftains: Irish Tradition with a Modern Twist 

The Wisconsin Union Theater welcomes The Chieftains on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019  at 7:30pm in Shannon Hall. Prices for the event are as follows: General Public are $25-54, Union Members are $25-50, UW Faculty/Staff are $25-52, Youth are $20, and UW-Madison Students are $15. Tickets may be bought online, by phone at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person, see locations and hours here.

The Chieftains began their career in 1963 and continue to be one of the most recognized Irish traditional bands. Their name comes from Death of a Chieftain by Irish poet John Montague. Current members include Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff, and Matt Molloy. They will be accompanied by drum and pipes, dancers, a choir and, perhaps, another surprise or two.

Known for reinventing the preconceptions of traditional Irish music, the band has made an impact in the music industry with six Grammy awards and eighteen nominations. They are honored as cultural ambassadors of Ireland. Accomplishments include being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, performing for Pope John Paull II’s visit to Ireland, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. They were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in Philadelphia hosted by The American Ireland Fund.

2012 marked their 50th anniversary and the release of their commemorative album, Voice of Ages. Modern music artists, such as Bon Iver and The Decemberists, were collaborators, melding together generations of versatile music tastes.

The concert is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsor is WORT, 89.9 FM.

Get Tickets for the Milwaukee Ballet’s “Lambarena,” April 4 – 7, 2019!

The Milwaukee Ballet Presents “Lambarena”
April 4 – 7, 2019/At the Marcus Performing Arts Center

Marize Fumero. Photo: Tom Davenport

Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena blends Bach, ballet, and traditional African Dance and in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. The program will also feature brand-new works by Italy’s Enrico Morelli and the United Kingdom’s George Williamson.

See Tania Tandias Spanish & Flamenco Dance, Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe, and Sadira Middle Easter Dance, at the “International Festival” Tomorrow!

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance, Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe,  and Sadira Middle Easter Dance To Perform at the “International Festival” 
Saturday, February 23, 2019/This family friendly event is free and open to the public!
Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI

Photograph by Matzner Photography

Join Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance for an exciting performance at the Overture Center’s Capitol Theater from 2:45pm 3:10pm

Performers will include dancers Tania Tandias, Lauren Brown, Augusta Brulla, Andrea Chávez-Lázaro, Rocío Cortés, Ann Dodge, Melissa Ganshert, Wendy Samaca and Juan Tomás Martínez on cajón!  Join us for this family friendly, free event!  Come early as seats fill up fast!

Photograph by Jeffrey R. Ballard

Join Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe at  Overture Center’s Promonade Hall at 3:40pm

Join Sadira Middle Eastern Dance at Overture Center’s Rotunda Stage at 1:35pm

This family friendly event is free and open to the public!  Schedule of all events are listed here.

“MOMENTUM” with the Milwaukee Ballet II, Continues at Cardinal Stritch TOMORROW!

Milwaukee Ballet II’s “MOMENTUM,”  Saturday, Feb 23, 2019, at Cardinal Stritch!
Doors open at 5:00pm–Performance begins at 6:00pm!

Photograph by Mark Frohna

The dancers of Milwaukee Ballet II opened their tour of MOMENTUM at The Pabst Saturday afternoon in a performance Shepherd Express called “lovely, touching and flashy, by turns.”

Experience the first ballet George Balanchine created in America, Serenade, which leads this program of classical and contemporary work.

This performance of MOMENTUM includes a special appearance from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy’s Riverpoint students!

Reservations | $25: Adults. $10: Seniors and Students.
General Admission. Reservations* must be placed online.
Walk-up sales also available.

Buy Tickets Now
Photograph by Mark Frohna
Photograph by Mark Frohna

Sadira Middle Eastern Dance to Perform at the Overture Center’s “International Festival,” February 23, 2019, at 1:35pm!

Photograph by Matzner Photography

Sadira Middle Eastern Dance
At the International Festival Saturday, February 23, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI
Overture Center’s Rotunda Stage at 1:35pm

Join Sadira Middle Eastern Dance for an exciting performance at Overture Center for the Arts for the International Festival on Saturday, February 23, 2019!  Sadira will be performing at the Overture Center’s Rotunda Stage at 1:30pm

This family friendly event is free and open to the public!  

Here is a schedule of the full day event.

For more information on performances contact Sadira Dance or email: Sadira@sadiradance.com

 

Audition for Parts in Danceworks Youth Performance Company’s Spring Dance Event, Monday, February 25!

Danceworks is seeking dancers ages 4 – 12 years to audition for parts in Danceworks Youth Performance Company’s spring dance event! Wandering Wonderland is a twisting of tales based off of the classic characters created by literary legend, Lewis Carroll. DYPC is looking forward to dancing this adventure to life with you!

All auditioning dancers should be enrolled in a class at Danceworks and have dance experience. 

TO PARTICIPATE, DANCERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES:

AGES 4-8: 
Rehearsals 4:30-5:10pm: Mondays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1

AGES 9-12: 
Rehearsals 6:15-7:00pm: Mondays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1

ALL DANCERS: 
Tech Rehearsal: Sunday, March 31, 11:00am-1:00pm
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, April 5, 7:30-8:15pm
Performances: Saturday, April 6 at 5:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm

*Dancers should wear ballet class attire. There is no fee to audition. Performance costume & participation fees apply. Participation fee of $50 due by March 4, 2019.

Audition, rehearsals & performances take place at Danceworks:
1661 N. Water Street.

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

 

Get Tickets for Wild Space Dance Company’s “Making/Unmaking,” Opens Tomorrow at The Warehouse!

Wild Space Dance Company Creates “Making/Unmaking” at The Warehouse
7:30 pm, February 21-23, 2019
Matinee: 2:30 pm, February 24
Tea & Dessert post-show reception on Friday, February 22. www.wildspacedance.org for tickets
The Warehouse
1635 W. St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee (a new gallery space in the Menomonee Valley, part of the West St. Paul Avenue Industrial Historical District)

“One of my passions is visual art,” says Wild Space Dance Company‘s Artistic Director Debra Loewen, “I have often incorporated visual art, video and film in my work because it fulfills a desire to make two-dimensional works into three-dimensional movement. When Guardian Fine Art Services owner John Shannon suggested Wild Space create a performance for their new gallery space, The Warehouse, I leapt at the opportunity. The former industrial space with its stout columns and brick façade help inspire the dance work we are creating.”

Making/Unmaking explores what it means to make, view and interpret visual art. Dancers appear and disappear among the gallery’s columns as they transform color fields, photography, sculpture and sketches into gestural dance and bold movements.  Audiences discover new perspectives as they switch locations, a playful take on the interaction of viewer and art. Original art work by internationally-known local artists Tom Bamberger and Jill Sebastian will be featured in the performance.

“The performance is like a moving landscape framed by the boundaries of The Warehouse,” says Loewen. “Walls, columns, windows and the audience themselves provide borders for the interplay of foreground and background, one of the central concepts of visual art.”

This performance marks the fourth collaboration with Valenza, following October’s Acts of Discovery. Performers (at press time) include Katelyn Altmann, Ben Follensbee, Caitlyn Grubich, Tori Isaacs, Amanda Laabs, Danielle Lohuis, Annie Peterson, Maggie Seer, Nicole Spence, Elisabeth Roskopf, Dan Schuchart, andJimmi Weyneth.

Advance Tickets: General $22, Student/Senior $16
At the door: General $25, Student/Senior $18
ADVANCE PURCHASE RECOMMENDED – Limited Seating
Tickets: 800-838-3006 or at the link below 

Making/Unmaking and its related outreach program is funded in part by grants from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin, The Herzfeld Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Gerda A. Debelak Fund.

About The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a 4,000 SF exhibition space on the ground floor of a large five-story former factory and warehouse built in 1924 in Milwaukee’s Design District, part of the newly designated West St. Paul Avenue Industrial Historical District. LED lighting and display walls have been added to the renovated space, which retains elements of the building’s industrial past, such as concrete columns and floors. The Warehouse mounts curated exhibits of artists from its permanent collection and other sources.

About Wild Space

Led by Founder/Artistic Director Debra Loewen, Wild Space Dance Company is celebrating three decades of inventive performances and innovative outreach programs. Known for site-specific works and artistic collaborations, Wild Space takes audiences on adventures through built and natural landscapes, visual art, history and the human condition through wry humor, clever choreography and emotionally-charged dance. An affiliate of UPAF, Wild Space is a company-in-residence at Lincoln Center Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee and Lawrence University in Appleton.  Wild Space programs are supported in part by grants from UPAF, Milwaukee County CAMPAC and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, call Wild Space at 414/271-0307 or email info@wildspacedance.org.

The Wisconsin Union Theater welcomes The Chieftains on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 7:30pm in Shannon Hall!

The Chieftains: Irish Tradition with a Modern Twist 

The Wisconsin Union Theater welcomes The Chieftains on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019  at 7:30pm in Shannon Hall. Prices for the event are as follows: General Public are $25-54, Union Members are $25-50, UW Faculty/Staff are $25-52, Youth are $20, and UW-Madison Students are $15. Tickets may be bought online, by phone at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person, see locations and hours here.

The Chieftains began their career in 1963 and continue to be one of the most recognized Irish traditional bands. Their name comes from Death of a Chieftain by Irish poet John Montague. Current members include Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff, and Matt Molloy. They will be accompanied by drum and pipes, dancers, a choir and, perhaps, another surprise or two.

Known for reinventing the preconceptions of traditional Irish music, the band has made an impact in the music industry with six Grammy awards and eighteen nominations. They are honored as cultural ambassadors of Ireland. Accomplishments include being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, performing for Pope John Paull II’s visit to Ireland, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. They were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in Philadelphia hosted by The American Ireland Fund.

2012 marked their 50th anniversary and the release of their commemorative album, Voice of Ages. Modern music artists, such as Bon Iver and The Decemberists, were collaborators, melding together generations of versatile music tastes.

The concert is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts. This program was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsor is WORT, 89.9 FM.