South Milwaukee PAC Presents Milwaukee Ballet II
Saturday, January 24, 7:30 pm
Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII), the second company of Milwaukee Ballet, is set to stage the highlight of their season which will be restaged by MBII Director Rolando Yanes at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee.
The January 24 show is the only MBII mainstage performance of this season and features the music of Frédéric Chopin, accompanied by Daniel Boudewyns, to portray the height of the romantic age. Then, Adam Sterr’s world premier contemporary work will symbolize our new generation’s energy onstage.
“I’m already looking forward to next winter when, if there’s a God, Milwaukee Ballet Two will give its fourth annual concert at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center,” noted John Schneider of the Shepherd Express, “There’s nothing like it in Milwaukee’s dance season.”
Tickets for the Saturday, Janurary 24th performance are $20 to $30, with discounts for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.southmilwaukeepac.org, by phone at (414) 766-5049, or in-person at the Box Office at 901 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. The show will start at 7:30 p.m.
About Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII)
The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program (MBII) takes excellent ballet students and transforms them into artists, ready for the professional world. These male and female trainees, ages 18 to 22, come to the program through international auditions. The MBII trainees perform their own repertoire; support Milwaukee Ballet Company in larger productions; and become ballet ambassadors by executing Milwaukee Ballet Community Outreach workshops and performances that serve more than 30,000 people a year in libraries, schools, senior and assisted living centers, community gatherings and functions.
About Milwaukee Ballet
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet strives to inspire its audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet through the presentation of quality performances and the implementation of educational opportunities. Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy are recognized among the top companies in the nation. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. With an annual operating budget of more than $5 million, Milwaukee Ballet presents more than 40 performances to more than 50,000 people each year. Its resident company includes 24 professional dancers along with 20 trainees in The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program and is one of the few dance companies in the country to maintain its own symphony orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, the official school of the Ballet, has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students at three locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
About the SMPAC
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides the greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin communities with creative, innovative and diverse performing arts. Located on the South Milwaukee 6-12 campus, it serves the students of the city of South Milwaukee and provides professional services for more than 500 shows, performances, rehearsals and other events annually.
Our last season was filled with flamenco dancers, the award-winning improvisation group Baby Wants Candy, the stunning Milwaukee Ballet II, and other fantastic performances. Upcoming 2014-15 artists include Davell Crawford, the Pedrito Martinez Group and Jerome Kitzke.
Student matinees, workshops and talk-backs for all grade levels are provided by some season artists, including Robert Glasper, the Milwaukee Ballet II, Avner Eisenberg and Sybarite5. Other artists and organizations that provide performing arts experiences for students include the Florentine Opera, Danceworks, Still Waters Collective and the Missoula Children’s Theatre.
The SMPAC also opens our doors to other presenters for artists such as Lindsey Buckingham, Arlo Guthrie, Jesse Cook, Ruthie Foster, Tommy Emmanuel, John Hiatt, Ian Hunter, Joe Lovano, Cantare Chorale and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The SMPAC provides a home to the School District of South Milwaukee events and the Grant Park Players, the local community theatre.
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is located at 901 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee between College and Rawson Avenues. It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794. Free parking is located in the northwest parking lot. Patrons should enter door #9. For tickets or directions, call 414-766-5049. For more information about the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, visit southmilwaukeepac.org.
Performances are 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.
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