Announcing the 2019 Danceworks DanceLAB Summer Series
The concert series will include Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience, DanceLAB Teen & Danceworks On Tap, as well as the second-ever Movement Media Lab and the latest installment of Get It Out There.
MILWAUKEE, WI (July 9, 2019) — Danceworks DanceLAB will present its 2019 DanceLAB series between July and October of 2019 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. The concert series will include Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience, DanceLAB Teen: Conversations and Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk, as well as the second-ever Movement Media Lab and the latest installment of Get It Out There. Each performance highlights emerging and established artists in Milwaukee through different genres of movement including hip hop dance, contemporary dance, and tap dance, among other collaborations and movement fusions.
“For the last 6 years,” says Danceworks’ Senior Director of Programs Kim Johnson-Rockafellow, “Danceworks DanceLAB concert Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience has lit up the stage and excited audiences, becoming a crowd favorite.” To celebrate some of the choreographers and crews who have contributed to Ignite’s lasting success, this year’s installation will feature eight mainstays and one brand new crew, including Richard “Budda” Brasfield, Chancie Cole, Caleb Goebel, AJ Johnson, Jasper Sanchez/S.A.I.N.T.S, Clayvon Savage, Gabi Sustache, Joshua Yang/Origins, and Paul Webb/Danceworks Performance Workshop. The experience of the choreographers will continue to honor the DanceLAB mission of embracing established AND emerging artists with the concert leaving the audience, as always, energized.
DanceLAB Teen: Conversations features original work from Danceworks Youth Performance Company Artistic Manager and Danceworks Performance Company member, Gina Laurenzi. Laurenzi will set new choreography, improvisational structures, and infuse movement created by dancers throughout to create a unique collaboration with teen artists. Concepts will be drawn from both the dancers’ own personal experiences and the moods the music evokes, and will feature the music of Chicago band, Twin Talk.
Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk will send and receive messages through rhythmic communication in a dynamic exchange. Unfolding sequences and layers of audible texture create what is most unique about tap dancing – movement your eyes can hear! Danceworks’ Senior Director of Education and Artistic Director of Danceworks On Tap, Amy Brinkman-Sustache, invites audiences to “come join the conversation!”
PERFORMANCE DATE, TIMES AND LOCATION
Danceworks Studio Theatre – 1661 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience
Saturday, July 27 at 6pm & 8pm | Sunday, July 28 at 6pm
DanceLAB Teen: Conversations
Saturday, August 3 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Danceworks On Tap: Tap Talk
Saturday, August 10 at 6pm & 8pm | Sunday, August 11 at 2:30pm & 6pm
Movement Media Lab
Saturday, September 28 at 8pm
Get It Out There
Saturday, October 12 at 6pm & 8pm
Advance Purchase Tickets:
$13-19 Reserved / $10-16 General Admission / $8-12 Student, Senior & Military
$13-19 General Admission / $10-14 Student, Senior & Military
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.danceworksmke.org/purchase-tickets, calling the Danceworks Box Office at 414-277-8480 ext. 6025, or visiting Danceworks, located at 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee.
About Danceworks, Inc.
Danceworks, Inc. enhances joy, health and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Danceworks is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). For more information about Danceworks Mad Hot, visit the Danceworks website..
About Danceworks DanceLAB
Danceworks DanceLAB is an experimental performance initiative dedicated to pushing artists and audiences to expand their thinking about dance as an art form. Focusing on collaboration, fusion of forms and current trends in the field, many DanceLAB events include educational components to encourage artist-to-audience dialogue and participation. DanceLAB honors and nurtures the development of dance by offering year-round opportunities: performances, internships, mentorships, space access and advocacy for artists serving the Milwaukee community.