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Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Presents “Light & Dark”, Sat, September 29-30!

Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Presents Light & Dark at Overture Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30, 2018!

Light & Dark features a variety of original pieces created by choreographers inspired by different aspects of lightness and darkness. The first act takes you to the dark side where evil hearts and minds engulf the light in and around us. Witness the epic battle as the dark vanquishes the light.

As the battle continues, the second act takes a radiant turn as traces of light start to break through. Then, shining bright, the light brings us to images childhood, loving relationships and spirituality.

Light & Dark plays with contrasting ideas and brings you deep into the meaning of each piece.

Experience this exciting battle danced out on the stage; you just may recognize themes within yourself found in Light & Dark.

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The Monona Academy of Dance performed in honor of Roger White at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

Photography by Matzner Photography

The Monona Academy of Dance performed in honor of Roger White at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!  The photograph above  is from a medley of ballets Mr. White has performed in.

In the morning the Conference Master Classes were taught by Cyenthia Vijayakumar and  Cedric Gardner.  Professional development for teachers included a session on On Line Marketing with Rhee Gold and a panel discussion with representatives from the dance departments at Belot CollegeCarthage College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.   

Later in the afternoon there was an Award Ceremony to honor five distinguished honorees, including Roger White.  

Photograph by Matzner Photography

The Point Dance Ensemble performed in honor of Marlene Turbin Weldon at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

Photograph by Matzner Photography

The Point Dance Ensemble performed in honor of Marlene Turnin Weldon at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!  The photograph above  is from “Black Violin”,  a piece Ms. Turbin Weldon set on the ballet company this summer, not knowing the company would perform the piece in her honor.

In the morning the Conference Master Classes were taught by Cyenthia Vijayakumar and  Cedric Gardner.  Professional development for teachers included a session on On Line Marketing with Rhee Gold and a panel discussion with representatives from the dance departments at Belot CollegeCarthage College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.   

Later in the afternoon there was an Award Ceremony to honor five distinguished honorees, including Marlene Turbin Weldon.  

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Guest Adriana Maresma Fois, September 22 & 23!

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Guest Adriana Maresma FoisSeptember 22 & 23!

Tania Tandias Flamenco and Spanish Dance is  welcoming for the first time to Madison, Adriana Maresma Fois!  Both beginning and intermediate levels offered! For registration please contact Tania by email,tandias@usa.net, (608) 250-0369 or visit www.flamencodance.net

The unique fire and elegance of Adriana Maresma Fois are what have marked her style and personality as a professional Spanish flamenco dancer. Her impassioned performances and choreographies have conquered stages all over the world.

Adriana received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography and Dance from the University of New Mexico (USA) with recognized professors Eva Enciñias Sandoval and Pablo Rodarte, and made her debut at the Festival  Flamenco Internaciónal de Albuquerque dancing with José Greco.  Her career launched when she entered the renowned company of María Benitez, touring throughout the USA, with seasonal performances  at The Joyce Theatre in New York City and the Metropolitan Opera.

In 1998, Adriana had a wonderful opportunity to become a soloist with Flamencos Enroute, the prominent, contemporary flamenco dance company in Switzerland, directed by Brigitta L. Merki.  Adriana toured with Flamenco Enroute throughout Europe and Asia from 1998 – 2008. As a member of the company, she was invited to choreograph and be a soloist  for the opera Carmen at the Opera D’Avenches in Switzerland.  As a choreographer, Adriana’s ” La Puerta de Mi Sangre” was awarded ” First Prize” and “Best Stylization” in the Bento International Dance Festival in Brazil.

In 2008, Adriana played the lead role in an innovative version of García Lorca’s play, Yerma, as guest artist of Zorongo Flamenco Company in Minneapolis. She captured the audience with her raw and deeply expressive interpretation of a barren woman ( a barren Earth) lost and misunderstood in a modern cold and technological world.

Adriana has continued growing as a professional. studying in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez, where she resides with her husband, Juan A. Gomez, flamenco guitarist. She currently collaborates with various international musicians, and regularly tours with her own company, AMFlamenco Danza Company.

Adriana teaches classes and workshops internationally, and holds annual Flamenco Camps in both Spain and the United States. She also gives classes in Jerez, Spain in collaboration with the Academia de Baile Jerez and the Academia de La Chiqui.  

The Seldoms will bring their RockCitizen to the Play Circle in the Wisconsin Union Theater on Sept. 27-29!

The Seldoms are a Chicago-based dance company committed to igniting thought and understanding of real-world issues to their audiences. Dance is the center of their work but they also incorporate compelling use of architecture, installation, video, sound and fashion.

The Seldom’s new work RockCitizen presents an immersive sonic, visual and kinetic environment that recalls counter cultural spaces of the 1960s and connect them to a larger history of people pursuing breakthroughs and transformations in their lives and worlds. A companion piece to the acclaimed PowerGoesRockCitizen looks at 1960s social movements that rode waves of protest, experimentation, hedonism and dissonance in efforts to remake what it means to be an individual and a community, a citizen, and part of – or sometimes outside, or sometimes even outright against – a civic body. Dance and dialogue unfold under the “Brascape,” a spectacular, mobile net of 216 colored bras.

With references to Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster’s Acid Tests, rock icons such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, and political  figures such as Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, Students for a Democratic Society, civil rights intellectual and novelist James Baldwin, and activists in women’s and gay liberation movements, RockCitizenbrings together a multidisciplinary group of artists to advance The Seldoms’ project of using dance and theater for social inquiry.

More information on The Seldoms can be found on their website

Cost: $22 
General Public: $22, Union Member: $20, UW Faculty/Staff: $21, UW Madison Student: $7 
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Get Involved

The Seldoms are looking for individuals to help with the show!

  • Be a Brascape-Wrangler and maneuver a net of 216 bras around the stage. Time commitment of 11 hours (paid), meals, t-shirt and tickets included. Learn more.
  • Join the Protest Promenade – September 29 during the Farmers Market on the Capital Square. Participation includes free workshop on Friday afternoon. Advance registration required. Learn more.

 

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Kicks Off Season with Trinity Irish Dance Company Sept. 28-29!


Join the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts as they “kick off” their 2018/2019 season with a contemporary twist on Irish dance! 

Featuring hard-driving percussive power, aerial grace, and groundbreaking new works, the renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company will return to Milwaukee for the first time in a decade on September 28-29, 2018.

The two-night-only performance will include a new collaboration between TIDC’s Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard, Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy, and company member Michael Gardiner in a comment on the battle between substance and spectacle, AN SORCAS. Irish-born, Berlin-based contemporary choreographer Marguerite Donlon offers TRACK 6, an unprecedented fusion of contemporary and Irish movement. Audiences can also look forward to the Milwaukee premieres of Howard’s SOLES, a tribal and timeless explosion of lightning-fast agility; Howard and Sandy Silva’s COMMUNION, a synthesis of forms rooted in the profound power of connection; and Howard’s PUSH, which celebrates TIDC’s mission to present males and females on equal footing.

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TODAY is the Last Day to Save Up to 50% or 25% on Milwaukee Ballet “Nutcracker” Tickets!

Plan now for a holiday treat the whole family can enjoy!

The magic, mayhem, and music of Milwaukee‘s most popular holiday tradition continues to captivate and inspire. Discover the joy of The Nutcracker for the first time, or fall in love with it all over again.

If you’re buying online, be sure to enter CLARA or MAGIC in the Offer Code box BEFORE you select your seats (depending on whether your discount is 50% or 25%).

The Annual Sale Ends TODAY, September 14, 2018
Save 50% off the evening performances on Dec 16, 20 and 23 with offer code MAGIC.
Save 25% off any performance with offer code CLARA. 

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Danceworks DanceLAB Presents NEW Movement Media Lab, September 28-29!

Area film and video artists will present dance and movement-focused media projects in a variety of genresDanceworks DanceLAB will present a brand new event, Movement Media Lab on September 28 & 29 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. Movement Media Lab showcases dance and movement-focused media projects in a variety of genres by local film and video artists. Genres include experimental, documentary and animation.
 
Danceworks has worked with Movement Media Lab project manager Kym McDaniel several times in the past, both as a film artist and choreographer. Managing Director Kim Johnson worked with McDaniel to bring Movement Media Lab to life. “In looking at how to expand DanceLAB performances, with the community’s needs at the forefront, I realized that like choreographers, film artists needed a place to show their work,” says Johnson.
“Moving between mediums has given me the opportunity to develop and complicate my own creative process, and I am passionate about discussing practice with other artists,” says McDaniel, who holds an MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Movement Media Lab also presents an opportunity for artists outside of an academic context, which I think it is important to the community and emerging artists.”
 
“Dance artists have been not only collaborating with film artists for a while, but creating film themselves, whether it plays during a dance piece, is used as a trailer for an upcoming show… This show is a natural product of what’s already happening,” Johnson explains. “I’m excited to see where this showing event goes, and how it will draw another audience into our theater and the new relationships that will be made.”
Movement Media Lab invites a process-based approach to analyzing and translating choreography and movement to the screen, and will look at the relationship to the body in a 2D format, as well as highlighting movement through editing.
 
Movement Media Lab will include works by:
Katelyn Altmann & Jake Neuman
Marissa Jax & Amelia Morris
Elisabeth Karrels
Betty Salamun & Dan Boville
Kate Slezak & Alex Adkinson
Hannah Hamalian
 
PERFORMANCE DATE, TIMES AND LOCATION
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Danceworks Studio Theatre – 1661 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
TICKET INFORMATION
Advance Purchase: $13 Reserved Seating | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior
Walk-Up: $13 General | $10 Student & Senior
 
Tickets can be purchased by visiting Danceworks’ website, calling the Danceworks Box Office at 414-277-8480 ext. 6025, or visiting Danceworks, located at 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee.

Katelyn Altmann performed in honor of Marlene Turbin Weldon at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

Photograph by Matzner Photography

Katelyn Altmann performed in honor of Marlene Turbin Weldon at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department student (and Wisconsin Dance Council 2016 Scholarship Recipient) Katelyn Altmann, performed in honor of  her former teacher Marlene Turnin Weldon, at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!  The photograph above  is from her solo “homage”,  a piece she choreographed in honor of Ms. Turbin Weldon for this occasion.

In the morning the Conference Master Classes were taught by Cyenthia Vijayakumar and  Cedric Gardner.  Professional development for teachers included a session on On Line Marketing with Rhee Gold and a panel discussion with representatives from the dance departments at Belot CollegeCarthage College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.   

Later in the afternoon there was an Award Ceremony to honor five distinguished honorees, including Marlene Turbin Weldon.  

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Presents Ephrat Asherie Dance on October 18, 2018!

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Odeon by Ephrat Asherie Dance Company. Photo: Matthew Murphy

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Presents, Odeon, By Ephrat Asherie Dance on October 18, 2018!

The Evening Perfomance begins at 7:30pm 
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Led by The Boston Globe’s “bona fide b-girl,” Ephrat Asherie Dance performs Odeon, a high energy, hybrid dance layering breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. This work explores connections between these street and club dances and what happens when you bring them together, pick them apart, and remix them.

An original dance work for seven dancers and four musicians, Odeon is the second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie. It is set to the buoyant music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, known for mixing European harmonies with African rhythms.

Asherie and the company have earned praise for artistry and innovation. Asherie received the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer. The company’s first evening-length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design by Marty Beller. Since 1984, the Bessies have saluted groundbreaking work by independent dance artists in New York City.

A social gathering with Ephrat Asherie Dance follows the performance.

$20 ($15 member)

Get tickets for the performance on October 18, 2018

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