Ananya Dance intersects contemporary Indian American dance with a philosophy of social justice to create original dance theatre about the extraordinary work and dreams of women around the world. Inspired by the commitment and passion of women’s movements globally, their work links women’s stories with Ananya Dance envisions an ensemble of dancers whose embodied power and beauty create seismic shifts in the ground on which they dance.
If you are a Wisconsin Dance Council member, check your email to learn more about your special ticket discount!
Dance for Health-Spring Session April 1 – May 20, 2019 Luigi Jazz Dance Technique Class for Adults with Luigi protégé Dianné Jean Aldrich
When: Mondays 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Where: UW Health @ The American Center
Cost: 8 Week Spring Session $80. Pre-registration required.
Class Size: Limited to 12 students-only a couple of spots remaining!
Who: All levels and styles welcome!
Calling all dance teachers and dance professionals… are you aware that there is a Luigi Jazz Dance Technique class for adults in Madison? Do you know that it is during the day so that it does not interfere with studio after school class schedules? Do you know that it is taught by long time NYC dance professional and Luigi protégé Dianné Jean Aldrich?
If you don’t know… you should know and you should attend! Keeping the teacher body in shape and inspired is no easy task in the busy world of dance studios. It is, however, extremely important. Not only for your health and happiness… but so that your students can experience a teacher who is still moving, still learning, still inspired to dance for themselves. Students can feel it when their teacher is not 100%. Give yourself the gift of Luigi… a classic technique steeped in ballet, modern and jazz stylings. You get it all in one hour!
Enjoy the pleasure of a great workout through dance. Learn about your body, explore graceful alignment, achieve solid balance, increase strength and maximize flexibility. The Luigi Jazz Dance Technique was originally designed as a rehabilitation practice and went on to train the best dancer/performers in the world including Liza Minnelli, John Travolta, Susan Stroman, Bette Midler and many, many more. All levels of experience from the dance beginner to the seasoned professional will benefit from this technique. Dianné Jean Aldrich, a professional NYC dancer, is a long time Master Teacher of this fun and classic technique. REGISTER HERE: https://apm.activecommunities.com/uwhealth/Activity_Search/5345
The Wisconsin Dance Council awarded fours scholarships this Spring to talented students around the State of Wisconsin to help them attend a summer dance intensive!
Congratulations to Callie from Synergy Dance Academy! She will be attending the Hubbard Street Dance Intensive this summer! We are so excited for you and look forward to hearing about your summer dance experience!
The Milwaukee Ballet will perform Lambrarena, April 4-7, at the Marcus Center Lambarena is a ballet inspired by music combining the Baroque compositions of Bach with traditional West African drumming. The ballet celebrates culture and community, using a combination of classical ballet and West African dance. Choreographed by Val Caniparoli in 1995, this work has traveled across and now you can see Lambarena performed by the Milwaukee Ballet on April 4-7, 2019!
Lambarena was premiered at the San Francisco Ballet almost 24 years ago. Take a peek, turn up the sound!
Lambarena is one of three works showcased in the Milwaukee Ballert’s program. The other two are world premieres choreographed by previous Genesis winners, Enrico Morelli (Italy) and George Williamson (UK).
Don’t miss this joyous celebration of cultures as these three unique works make their Milwaukee debut!
A one-week, immersive workshop provided by our MFA candidatesand internationally acclaimed Dance Faculty where high-school students will participate in daily classes specially designed for their technical levels. Workshops include Contemporary Dance Practice, Improvisation, Composition, Somatic practices and Repertory. Participants will attend Professional Development Seminars and Ko-Thi Dance Company 50th Anniversary Dress Rehearsal.
Registration: July 26 deadline Fee: $350 (early bird by June 30. $400 thereafter. Includes daily lunches)