New Name for Milwaukee Dance Theatre now in its 20th Season!

By - May 8th, 2008 02:52 pm
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Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson’s Milwaukee Dance Theatre, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, approaches the next 20 years with a new name!

Why the name change?

Founded in 1987 by Isabelle Kralj, Milwaukee Dance Theatre (MDT) was conceived as an eclectic performance group with an emphasis on dance, but not dance alone. During the first decade of MDT, besides pure dance concerts, Kralj produced her own work, which was a combination of text, dance and music – or what is known as hybrid theatre. Some of the most popular of those early theatre works included, Escapades of Kurent, A Soldier’s Tale, MDT Meets Mozart.
And now, at the cusp of the next 20 Years – full of ideas and ready to embrace constant conceptual growth, Kralj and Anderson and the Board of Directors readdressed the name and its accurateness in defining the company brand.
The big question was, what do you call a company committed to creating original, collaborative, and innovative hybrid theater?
…and the answer was THEATRE GIGANTE (pronounced “ji – GAHN – teh”).

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